• THE 500 ESSENTIAL ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

    2 Ago 2013, 3:05 de rickmus

    This list as its main purpose is know abou some electronic albums that have change the way of making music in the genre and see how the same genre has been evoled by the pass of the time.

    The list includes not just electronic as it is, it has a broad range of electronic-related styles including the following ones: early synthesizer music, krautrock, progressive electronic, ambient, synth pop, industrial, Euro disco, Hi-NRG, boogie, electro, freestyle, house, techno, Miami bass, alternative dance, trip-hop/downtempo, acid jazz, hardcore, jungle/drum & bass, trance, big beat, indietronica, etc.

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    1. !!! - Louden Up Now (2004)
    2. 2 Live Crew - As Nasty As They Wanna Be (1989)
    3. 2 Live Crew - Is What We Are (1986)
    4. 4hero - Parallel Universe (1995)
    5. 4hero - Two Pages (1998)
    6. 808 State - ex:el (1991)
    7. 808 State - Newbuild (1988)
    8. 808 State - Utd. State 90 (1990)
  • Albums listened to this week

    23 Oct 2009, 23:06 de coiled122

  • Fullness of Wind

    16 May 2008, 16:54 de gdcosta

    It's funny, Discreet Music isn't something I often sit around and think "Oh man, you know what I'm really jonesing for right now" but then there comes a day where you put it on and it's all like Welcome Home.

    Similarly, I haven't really listened to Boards of Canada in half a year but the moment I do I realize that I never left.
  • ambient-musicについて。

    15 May 2008, 17:42 de asnao

    最近買ったアルバムの中に

    Penguin Cafe Orchestra - The Best Of Penguin Cafe Orchestra

    と言うアルバムがあります。 ご存知でしょうか?

    僕は基本オルタナばかり聴くのですが、ジャズやクラシックなどもかじります。
    このアルバムはクラシック、とまではいかないのですが、室内管弦楽といった形体で、実にアンビエント(囲まれる)な空気を作りあげてくれます。


    アンビエントミュージックとの出会いは、Brian Eno の
    Ambient 1: Music For Airportsからでした。この作品は、

    『音を環境のためにデザインし配置するという発想』
    『あたかも映画の為に映画音楽や映画のための効果音があるように、その環境に ふさわしい音楽を作り配置するという発想』

    というコンセプトのもと、実際ニューヨークのラガーディア空港のマリン・ターミナルでしばらくのあいだ流れていたものです。

    1978年にそのコンセプトを形にしたEnoはホントにスゴイ!


    それ以来僕は、物事を考える時や、寝る前なんかはアンビエント作品を流す事が多いです。その中で特に多いのが、Eno の Discreet Musicですが・・・・
    (これがホントに寝れてしょうがないんですよ。)


    ・・・なんだかずいぶん話がそれましたが、Penguin Cafe OrchestraはそのEnoの立ち上げたレーベル、オブスキュア(あいまいな)との契約アーティストなので、チェックはしていたのですが初めて見つけました。掘り出し物です。
    まさしく、してやったり!の一枚です。


    こういう作品の良さが少しづつ分かるようになって来るなんて、昔じゃぁ考えられなかったなぁ... 人は変わるもんですねぇ。



    Discreet Music
  • Stuff I've been listening to a lot lately

    3 Jul 2007, 14:20 de october71

    Coil: The Ape of Naples. A beautiful and haunting album that deserves to be listened to with headphones to catch all the unusual bits and pieces.

    Dan Deacon: Spiderman of the Rings: This album is like candy-coated crack. When I first got it, I think I listened to it on repeat for days. Lots of SID synth sounds and fun lyrics.

    The Good the bad and the queen: The good the bad and the queen. I can't praise this album enough. It really is fantastic. Give it a listen if you haven't already.

    Captain Beefheart: Lick My Decals Off Baby. Raw psycho blues. Love it.

    Tom Waits: Orphans. Specifically, the first disc, Brawlers. This is some of Tom's best stuff yet. I love the opening song, Lie to Me.

    Front242: Geography: If you're into industrial *and* you're a fan of analog synths...this is a must-listen.

    Suicide: First Album. I totally LOVE Suicide so much. Raw, driving electronic punk which would be later seen as the prototype for many different genres of music. The world still isn't ready for them.
  • Before and After Science (1976)

    24 Ene 2007, 1:06 de jonathon7

    During the Brazil album-constructing period between A Hostage & the Meaning of Life and Philosophy of Velocity, one of the most important discoveries i made was the body of work that is Brian Eno's 1970s output. How did i miss out on this guy? Everything i consider influential has taken an example from him: Bjork, Flaming Lips, Radiohead... His work as a whole serves as a perfect example of how to combine studio wizardry, absurd humor, pop hooks and atmospheric beauty. While it would be rather for me to say it is his best work., no single record testifies to this mixture as solidly as Before And After Science.

    Eno's career began with two albums as part of Roxy Music, which were quickly followed by two solo albums of the same. The whole of this period of his work is like taking Bowie and T-Rex and sending them through a rack of effects. This established him as a sort of funhouse mirror that showed glam rock as the creepy, bloated clown it was, all the while appealing to the same crowd of musical misfits in ladies clothing.
  • Gavin Bryars

    7 Feb 2006, 12:31 de DoctorEno

    For some reason Brian Eno doesn't feature on Last.FM's list of artists similar to Gavin Bryars. This is a terrible omission. Eno produced Bryars' first four albums and Bryars conducted the strings on Eno's Discreet Music. What is more Eno was part of Bryars' Portsmouth Synfonia.

    Theres some great information (and fotos) on Bryars in the 70s when he still had hair in Michael Nyman's book *Experimental Music: John Cage and Beyond* (forward to the second edition by Brian Eno.)