Saturday, May 30, 2009

Electronic Roots

Sorry for the húûj pöast, but I've been meaning to express my appreciation of the 4 artists that have influenced my musical taste the most over the years. They've definitely been 'signs' in my 'life' .. road.. ? ROOO-AD. Anyway, I'll never forget walking into Darcy's parents place back in the day and hearing Orbital emanating from his room (props brother!). Wow, was my mind blown. From there I never looked back, focusing full attention to this new found electronic sound and tossing my rap and metal cds to the wayside. So here they are, the 4 artists that I would consider to be the most influential in my life. Enjoy the classics my friends.

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Aphex Twin - Xtal

Aphex Twin - Ptolemy

Aphex Twin - We Are the Music Makers

Aphex Twin - Polynomial-C

Aphex Twin - Analogue Bubblebath

Aphex Twin - Fingerbib
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808 State - Cubik

808 State - Azura

808 State - Nimbus

808 State - Plan 9

808 State - Naphatiti
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Autechre - Eggshell

Autechre - Eutow

Autechre - Dael

Autechre - Silverside

Autechre - Vose In
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Orbital - Halcyon On + On

Orbital - P.E.T.R.O.L.

Orbital - Oolaa

Orbital - Sad But True

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6 comments:

  1. This is what its all about.

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  2. How can you exclude 808 State's Pacific 808 (or 707?) from this list my friend? EPIC post none the less, although to be a thorn id like to hear some specifics about why you like it, nawmean.

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  3. Greg, how you put the inner critic on hold for just a few mins and just sit back and enjoy the tribute to some of the greatest electronic artists known to mank-ind

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  4. Yeah there's plenty that I could have included that I didn't. Autechre's "Second Bad Vibel", "Montreal", "Teartear" .. Orbitals "Belfast", "Are We Here?", "Crash and Carry" .. some great tracks on Aphex Twins "Analord" series or even "On", one of my favourite tracks of all time. Yes, while "Pacific" (202, 707, 808) is somewhat of a themesong for 808 State, I chose not to post it because thats not what this board is about. This is -our- favourite tracks, not the most crowd pleasing tracks.

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  5. aww sensitive boys! I TAKE IT ALL BACK !!

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  6. I agree with me...this is what it's all about.

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