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Looking for crappy music

Post by thelowerrhythm » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:30 am

Maybe a clickbait title, but coming from a recording engineering background, I've gotten so incredibly bored with things being done "the right way" tone wise that I'm really craving records that have bad production, or go in alternative / experimental routes with it. I want to hear things that don't compress properly, don't balance between bass and treble, have bad stereo fields, you name it. I want to hear things recorded through a packard bell microphone propped up in a tennis shoe.
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Post by Daisuk » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:32 am

Check out my latest offering, linked in the signature. I think you'll find it properly crappy, haha.

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Post by cat_abyss » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:37 am

Not my creation, but check out "the is of being" by gemini eye, one of my all time faves. (Would love if someone knew of something similar!) I'm super sad their newest offering was more hi-fi.



Very fun production on this one, IMHO. Especially the lagrange points track at one point diverts into having separate songs on left and right channel but with the same chords/tempo/themes.

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Post by Daisuk » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:11 pm

A record that does sound crappy in a really good way is the first Actress record. Hazyville. It's got a very odd sound to it.

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Post by NARC NOISE » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:37 pm

Quick scroll through the ol' Ipod...

Angry Norwegian
Marion Barry
Kusari Gama Kill
Noisebazooka
Rank Sinatra
Video Nasty
Yokozuna-Bot

Mostly harsh noise stuff, but Angry Norwegian is just....I can't even describe how bad they are.....if you check out Yokozuna-Bot, please be careful of volume levels, they have some of the loudest mastering I have come across, makes me quite jealous actually...

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Re: Looking for crappy music

Post by NARC NOISE » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:40 pm

NARC NOISE wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:37 pm
Quick scroll through the ol' Ipod...

Angry Norwegian
Marion Barry
Kusari Gama Kill
Noisebazooka
Rank Sinatra
Video Nasty
Yokozuna-Bot

Mostly harsh noise stuff, but Angry Norwegian is just....I can't even describe how bad they are.....if you check out Yokozuna-Bot, please be careful of volume levels, they have some of the loudest mastering I have come across, makes me quite jealous actually...
*edit*

It dawned on me that for easier searching for the bands I listed, they can all be found on Grindcore Karaoke

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Post by Personator » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:19 pm

Well you have come to the right place!

Please help me make better music

Honestly it has taken me 5 yrs and $20k plus to even say I’m happy w my projects.

My favorite last track was recorded on a 1/4 tape deck!
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Post by Personator » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:22 pm

I think I made this on a app on my phone

I wanted it to sound like “ ESP it’s you “

I filtered the HH and just went for it.

https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/tZtPLfGkEoQNL6nZ6
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Post by pentd » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:25 pm

cat_abyss wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:37 am
Not my creation, but check out "the is of being" by gemini eye, one of my all time faves. (Would love if someone knew of something similar!) I'm super sad their newest offering was more hi-fi.



Very fun production on this one, IMHO. Especially the lagrange points track at one point diverts into having separate songs on left and right channel but with the same chords/tempo/themes.
thanks, very cool

edit: not too far from dirty projectors?!

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Post by htor » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:06 pm

this is refreshing


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Post by thelowerrhythm » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:37 pm

Thanks everyone, really great stuff. Experimentalism is about more than just composition, eh? This explains why I am a misunderstood genius.
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Post by Pyrrhix » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:03 pm

Hell yeah. Tuning Circuits. That was one of the first things that came to mind. One of my favorite albums ever.

Some more crappy music, according to the terminology of this thread, that I like:

Brainbombs

Ildjarn

Wold

90s Memphis rap in general
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Post by thelowerrhythm » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:39 am

So damn good; all of it. My contribution:

"Ah yeah, you’ve got that strange blend of apathy and self-flagellation that somehow gets you where you want to go."

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Re: Looking for crappy music

Post by namshub » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:27 am

Not crappy by any stretch - but definitely creatively mixed.
Love this track - absolutely detonates heads on a big system:)

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Post by Pyrrhix » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:37 pm

namshub wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:27 am
Not crappy by any stretch - but definitely creatively mixed.
Love this track - absolutely detonates heads on a big system:)
That's a banging track. Those blown out sections are such a cool idea.

Another artist whose rougher tracks might fit this thread:

Christoph de Babalon
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Post by WarpHead » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:48 pm

De Babalon was so far ahead of the curve, it's a shame he was never better known.
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Re: Looking for crappy music

Post by Pyrrhix » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:09 pm

WarpHead wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:48 pm
De Babalon was so far ahead of the curve, it's a shame he was never better known.
Absolutely. If You're Into It, I'm Out of It is untouchable. Almost everyone I show it to recognizes it as something great.
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Re: Looking for crappy music

Post by Dcramer » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:24 am

Hmmmm crappy?

that’s my whole career... :hmm:

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Re: Looking for crappy music

Post by grizzleb » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:17 am

Hype Williams (the band), black dice, matrix metals. This guy nacho marty on YouTube does some great synth demo tracks that have an ineffable lo fi mystique I find really compelling. Hmm. I'll try to think of more

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Post by Bachelard » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:40 am

I'm digitizing a bunch of cassettes I recorded 20 years ago, of songs I wrote and piano-rolled in a Cakewalk demo, played by PC Soundblaster GM sounds, recorded with a Walkman through Logitech speakers. You can have them all.

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Post by cretaceousear » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:41 am

Not sure if it's bad - guerilla collage music - you'll need to listen to at least 20 minutes to get an idea of the territory it covers - and it's coming up to 50 years old.
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Post by ATW » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:48 am

grizzleb wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:17 am
Hype Williams (the band), black dice, matrix metals. This guy nacho marty on YouTube does some great synth demo tracks that have an ineffable lo fi mystique I find really compelling. Hmm. I'll try to think of more
Hype Williams (Dean Blunt / Inga Copeland) for sure. It always sounds so crappily good. I found this from a 2012 interview with Dean and Inga:

He also boxed at York Hall in Bethnal Green in east London. "Losing boxing matches, that was my income. You get paid to lose in wrestling, and it's no different in East End boxing. I got knocked the fuck out many a time. Blame boxing – that's why shit sounds the way it does."
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Post by Nightly Closures » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:56 am

An example of lofi production that really works in the band’s favor would be brainbombs.

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Post by e-grad » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:06 pm

The vinyl debut by Der Plan was allegedly recorded using a dictating machine. Hence rather crappy quality, yet, the best piece of work this outfit has ever done IMO:



Le Voyage: D'Après Le Livre Des Morts Tibétain by Pierre Henry is astonishingly lo-fi given that he already was a known contemporary composer back then (1968).

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