The recommendations thread, eeek!

 
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    • Mar 5 2006, 22:55

    The recommendations thread, eeek!

    Maybe we could offer some recommendations to each other that a bit more specific than just blindly naming an artist. I'll start:

    If you like The Album Leaf and Dntel, then you might like Montag.

    If you like Mogwai, then you might like Mono, and if you like them, then you might like Red Sparowes.

    (I guess I am kind of taking more popular artists and comparing them to more obscure artists as recommendations. Recommend in any way you want. Woohoo!)

  • This thread looks pretty sad, so I've basically joined the group to throw in a little more flavor (and because I'm really bored). I hate comparing artists (it really detracts from the experience if you're too busy thinking about how one artist does or doesn't sound like another), so instead of doing what KtM407 did, I'll try to group it more by genre; also, I'll try to leave out most of the well known artists.


    Post Rock:
    1 Mile North (very ambient/minimalistic)
    A Silver Mt. Zion (a GY!BE offshoot (very traditional Post Rock), some albums have a few lyrics but they're very tasteful)
    Colleen (again on the ambient side; reminiscient of múm).
    Do Make Say Think (traditional)
    Don't Mess With Texas (traditional, but very good)
    Fly Pan Am (another GY!BE offshoot; different, good, not my favorite)
    Hrsta (again, a GY!BE offshoot; there are some occasional, but very played-down lyrics. One of my personal favorites)
    Mono (fairly traditional, but another favorite of mine)
    Rachel's (very classical-oriented; incredibly good)
    Set Fire to Flames (yup, ANOTHER GY!BE offshoot; this one is much more on the ambient/noise side)
    Saxon Shore (upbeat, fairly EITS-influenced)
    Sonna (traditional)
    Tarentel (ambient/noise)
    The Evpatoria Report (traditional, reminiscient of Saxon Shore)
    The Six Parts Seven (moderately traditional, but slower. very good.)
    The Swords Project (very indie-influenced)
    This is a Process of a Still Life (traditional, but pretty upbeat)
    world's end girlfriend (noise/japanese influenced)
    Yndi Halda (traditional, pretty upbeat, very EITS-ish)

    Noise/Noise Rock/Math Rock:
    Agata (Noise/Noise Rock; solo project of Melt-Banana guitarist)
    Animal Collective (very indie-influenced; lots of lyrics, but the tracks where there are none, or at least very few, are amazing! Check out Visiting Friends; the rest of that album is great, too.)
    Battles (Math Rock; mixture of ex-Don Cab, ex-Helmet, etc. members)
    Dianogah (Math Rock with a Post Rock influence)
    Don Caballero (in my opinion, the greatest Math Rock band ever. Absolutely stunning stuff)
    Hella (amazing Math Rock/Noise Rock)
    Lightning Bolt (very heavy japanese influenced Noise/Noise Rock. Not for everyone)
    Merzbow (simply stated: noise.)
    Nisennenmondai (pretty heavy japanese Noise Rock)
    OOIOO (more japanese Noise Rock; a little more on the playful/electronica side.)
    Paul Newman (great Math Rock)
    Rumah Sakit (more great Math Rock)
    The Books (no "traditional" lyrics, but lots of talking; indie-influenced, similar to Animal Collective; very good)
    The Mercury Program (Math Rock but with a fairly heavy electronica feel)
    Tyondai Braxton (Math/Noise Rock; also a member of Battles; interesting and good)
    Volta Do Mar (more amazing Math Rock! very good stuff, especially At the Speed of Light or Day)

    Ambient:
    Boards of Canada (one of my all-time favorites! Often classified as IDM. Very intelligent song structures; endless facets)
    Brian Eno (the pioneer of ambient music)
    Eluvium (big favorite of mine! Lambent Material is amazing)
    Labradford (a bit on the Post Rock/electronica side, not one of my favorites)
    Max Richter (very Post Rock and classical influenced)
    Oval (more on the glitch/noise side)
    Pan American (Labradford member's solo project)
    Robert Rich & B. Lustmord (great dark-ambient stuff; check out their solo work too)
    Scorn (dark/industrial ambient)
    Stars of the Lid (awesome)
    Susumu Yokota (heavy Japanese influence, very good)
    The Dead Texan (very similar to Stars of the Lid; very good)

    Metal:
    Green Carnation (plenty of lyrics in most of their stuff, but their album Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness is amazing!)
    Isis (great heavy instrumentals)
    Jesu (occasional lyrics, tasteful, very good.)
    Pelican (a big favorite of mine; amazing stuff)
    Sunn O))) (dark/doom/metal drone/ambient... interesting stuff)


    A fair number of the artists I've listed have a number of tracks with some lyrics, but the vast majority of these tracks use them in a VERY unconvential manner (used much more as another instrument than traditional lyrics); don't be scared off by them just because you're looking for new instrumental artists! Apropos, there were two artists I really wanted to list, but they are very much considered "traditional" with respect to lyrics: My Bloody Valentine (circa Loveless) and Cocteau Twins (circa Blue Bell Knoll). I urge you to relisten to them as the artists intended! Don't focus on the fact that someone is singing, but let it blend into the other layers as if the sound wasn't being produced by human vocal chords; in fact, that's the whole reason the lyrics are either inaudible/incomprehendable or completely nonsense/made-up words.

    I really tried to refrain from listing electronica and classical/contemporary classical artists (since they're instrumental by nature and not really the focus of this group), but a couple might have slipped out.

    EDIT: fixed a few tags

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    • Mar 13 2006, 2:26
    really recommend red sparowes. actually, i checked them out after checking out the artist connections in this group. i joined right after. great find!

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    • Mar 13 2006, 2:29
    ^ Yeah, you may direct your thank you's and praise right here baby. Go me!! Red Sparowes are quite enjoyable despite the ridiculously and pretentiously long song titles. ;)

    DaysofStatic, that list is scary and huge but there is some stuff I've not heard of that sounds interesting. I'll check it out. Oh, and your avatar makes me uncomfortable. :(

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    • Mar 13 2006, 2:46
    ha, yeah. a silver mt. zion comes to mind when it comes to long song titles as well.

    yeah really, thanks for the great find. i had most of the bands in the group description already so i knew the others would be great as well. :)

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    Quoth KtM407:
    DaysofStatic, that list is scary and huge but there is some stuff I've not heard of that sounds interesting. I'll check it out. Oh, and your avatar makes me uncomfortable. :(

    Yeah, I tried to keep the list to my favorites and ones of which people may not have heard; I also tried to avoid listing too much Post Rock...but it's quite inevitable. I know it's fairly daunting, but I think there's a lot of good stuff in there; diversity, if nothing else. It'd be great if someone else could recommend some more non-Post Rock instrumental stuff, though.

    Red Sparowes have recieved a lot of (well deserved) publicity this year as a result of their new album. If anyone hasn't checked it out, and likes Post Rock, I highly recommend it.

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    • Mar 13 2006, 8:05
    It wasn't just a huge-ass list and then, "HERE!" Your descriptions are helpful, I know what I'm gonna check out.


    I just added a new artist, I'm Not A Gun to our recommendations panel but I didn't add a comment by accident. I was gonna say they remind me a bit of Lanterna and Tristeza and maybe... Saxon Shore? Well, the songs I've heard anyway, not sure about the album to stream here. But I like.

    Also, Mum might appease those who like the Dntel ambient vox-less glitchness.

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    • Mar 30 2006, 7:35
    big list of bands. glad I found this group. I'll tell you what I think of the bands once I get some good listens in. thanks

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    • Mar 30 2006, 7:36
    big list of bands. glad I found this group. I'll tell you what I think of the bands once I get some good listens in. thanks

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    • Mar 30 2006, 7:36
    big list of bands. glad I found this group. I'll tell you what I think of the bands once I get some good listens in. thanks

    EDIT: wtf? whyd it make 3 posts?

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    Quoth Clearli:
    big list of bands. glad I found this group. I'll tell you what I think of the bands once I get some good listens in. thanks

    EDIT: wtf? whyd it make 3 posts?


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  • Bands

    Behold... The Arctopus - Instrumental metal insanity. Kinda sounds like Psyopus, except without the vocals. The song "Sensory Amusia" killed me.

    Silencio - Instrumental metal.

    This Will Destroy You - Post-Rock in the vein of EITS. Very TRL-ish.

    Len Bias - Few vocals, but good. Kinda Post-Rock ish.

    Tenebre - Sonna-ish Post-Rock.

    Sleeping People - From Monuments to Masses meets Tenebre. TRL band.

    The Sea, Like Lead - Post-Rock with sparse vocals.

    Parlour - Post-Rock.

    By The End Of Tonight - Another instrumental TRL band. Pretty up beat stuff, a lot of changes.

    The Drift - Yet another instrumental TRL band. Haven't heard a lot of them, so I don't really know how to describe them. What I've heard sounds kind of jazzy.

    Kalpana - Vocals, but not a lot. I don't know how to describe this band either, but they are good none-the-less. "This Dead Horse" is an amazing song.


    Sorry if these descriptions don't help much, it's late and I suck at descriptions anyway.


    Edit: I don't know how to make them links, or else I would've done so.

  • newssssss

  • Hello there, I've just joined.
    Nice group :-)

    Here are some Ambient bands I enjoy:

    Mountains (Try their record "Sewn", very nice Acoustic/Ambient)
    Porn Sword Tobacco (maybe a bit weird, but it has some very nice songs)
    Byla (very atmospherical and laid back, maybe even more post-rock, recommended!)
    Port-Royal ("Flares" is a good record)
    Off the Sky ("Caustic Light")
    Rothko (I guess everything is quite good)
    Growing ("The sky's run into the sea)
    Lights out Asia ("Garmonia")
    Marsen Jules ("Herbstlaub")
    Motodestra ("Between 12th and Freeways")

  • The Timeout Drawer

    Hey all,

    I recommend The Timeout Drawer as another band that those that like this sort of music will almost certainly also enjoy. The Gift They'd Pick If The Choice Were Theirs is my favourite so far.

    Also an instrumental track by Faithless, namely Pastoral is definitely worth checking out.

  • There is a band from inverness in scotland doing some cool stuff they do not have any songs on here but the joy that is myspace holds two of their song the address is http://www.myspace.com/shutterscotland

    they are post rock and really quite good at it if anyone fancys having a listen.

    Have a good day!

  • on and mr daysofstatic - do you like 65daysofstatic ?? another fine instramental band doing something quite different at the moment

  • Try this upbeat local band, Lone Wolf and Cub. They are definately worth a listen.

    http://www.myspace.com/lonewolfandcub

    uhh
  • I make electro-acoustic experimental music, and although it has some vocals, it is primarily instrumental. My second album I finished up a couple months ago is available in a zip file at my site: http://www.evanaronson.com

    Hit me up if you enjoy it.

  • I make electro-acoustic experimental music, and although it has some vocals, it is primarily instrumental. My second album I finished up a couple months ago is available in a zip file at my site: http://www.evanaronson.com

    Hit me up if you enjoy it.

  • I make electro-acoustic experimental music, and although it has some vocals, it is primarily instrumental. My second album I finished up a couple months ago is available in a zip file at my site: http://www.evanaronson.com

    Hit me up if you enjoy it.

  • Don't mess with Texas...Theeee best
    Godspeed you black emperor
    Mogwai

  • Here are my instrumental recommendations.

    The Redneck Manifesto which suddenly drives me to An Hermetic Collective, lamely I only know one song from them, but it's pretty cool.

    Manitoba and later Caribou are both great, though Caribou seems to have somewhat-traditional lyrics, very upbeat!

    It sounds like a cat let loose with a sampler and some ill children.
  • minotaur shock - a "band" comprised of a man from england.
    i've seen them compared to four tet but there are obvious differences, such as in the music of minotaur shock there's a clear folk influence.

    i think they're (or should i rather be saying him?) an amazing instrumental band, & i'm quite suprised nobody's mentioned them so far.

    i urge you to go forth & listen :D

    http://www.myspace.com/minotaurshock

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