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Re: Four records that changed your life.

Post by Scories » Sun May 24, 2020 7:39 pm

luupp wrote:
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Scories wrote:
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luupp wrote:
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Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4
Best thing I heard from them since Confield.
Definitely. And I love hearing longer plays, gives a much better insight to their process and the evolution of patches/tracks. all end became my favorite drone track too.

Bought the 12 LP's recently and plan to listen to them over and over again during the next few months.
All End seems to be the ultimate drone track indeed. I gave it a superficial listen a few days ago but will dive in later on.
Session 2 alone worths the price of admission; it's completely out there (in such a satisfying way) and it's only a fraction of the whole thing...

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Re: Four records that changed your life.

Post by illlumen » Tue May 26, 2020 10:44 am

mousegarden wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:53 am
Four is a lot, initially I had trouble getting past two.

Switched On Bach - Wendy Carlos.
666 - Aphrodite's Child.
The Art Of Fugue - J S Bach, performed by Helmut Walcha.
Roxy Music - Roxy Music.

MouseGarden.
Can - Tago Mago
Roxy Music - For your pleasure
Pink Floyd - Piper at the gates of dawn
JMJ - Oxygene
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Post by illlumen » Tue May 26, 2020 10:47 am

luupp wrote:
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Aphex Twin - Drukqs
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F# A# Infinite
Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4
William Basinski - The Deluge
Drukqs! Vorshosbn is one of my all time favorite track!
AFX at his best!

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Post by illlumen » Tue May 26, 2020 10:50 am

apcuddling wrote:
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Radiohead - Kid A
Idiotheque really helped through a lot of dark phases in my live. Love this album, too!

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Post by Rotwang » Tue May 26, 2020 2:48 pm

King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Yes - Fragile
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Tarkus

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Post by Moanerette » Wed May 27, 2020 6:57 pm

Propaganda - A Secret Wish
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
The Orb - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld
Lee Scratch Perry - Open The Gate

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Post by wuff_miggler » Wed May 27, 2020 7:18 pm

Ill play, and its a shame - because there are so many quirky albums i'd love to mention - but if i have to pick albums that really changed things for me - would have to be these:

Tool - Aenima
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One of the greatest heavy rock/metal/progressive releases of our generation. A venerable example of sound engineer bringing so much to a band and their output. Botrill's experience as a world music engineer combined with Tool's angsty/brooding compositions made for an absolutely sub-cultish experience for highschool me (and millions of others). Their anti-establishmentarian views and (looking back on it) semi-lame mysticism made it feel like you were listening to more than just music. Unreal. Standout tracks: Pushit, Jimmy.

Zombieflesheater/Ambos Split 12"
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i heard this downloaded on Soulseek back in 2004...probably downloaded from the artist himself. Never, ever - having grown up on hiphop and RNB, popular dnb, UK garage ever...evvvvverrr heard anything like this before. Screw rhythm, screw sound quality, screw it all....plundering breaks and ragga influences in an aircraft propeller..i felt like i was doing something naughty listening to something so utterly ridiculous. Years later - i started to dj stuff like this to methed out freaks in warehouse parties at 4am in the morning...i've never seen people destroy property in front of eyes while listening to true riot music. Will never forget this. Standout tracks: Civil War in Kingston

Baraka - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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18 years old...i come out of teh shower...and my uncle over at the time says "hey - come and check this out".
Proceeded to watch Baraka...Ron Fricke masterpiece (visually)...but this soundtrack...a somewhat DJ'd world music set...over these visuals...was my intro to music from other cultures - having only ever listened to American music and Arabic music (as a child through my parents). Hearing Tuvan throat singing, Lisa Gerrards glossolalia, Gamelan and Monkey Chants - to say this stuff was mind expanding is a giant understatement. I still think it's an exemplary compilation! Standout tracks: the whole damn thing


Outkast - Aquemini
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I dont know what there is to say about this album that needs saying if you've ever heard it. If you dont think this is the greatest rap album perhaps ever made...we probably cant talk music :P Black consciousness i dont think will be put to LP as well as it is here. Despite its cultural signifiance - and what pretty much put Southern rap on the map - this was the album that seriously won me as a lifelong fan of hiphop. Such an incredible mix of trunkphonk, bboy sensibility, subtle sampling, straight up funk, absolutely untouchable and possibly divinely inspired verse. Standout tracks: the whole damn thing

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Post by SIN_formant_A1472V » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:46 am

Gonna go by eras here: high school, college, graduate school, post-graduate

HIGH SCHOOL pick:

Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things

My father was an artist who listened to Beck, Rage Against the Machine, and the John Spencer Blues Explosion; so this Squarepusher album was actually really rebellious for me to pick up. I look back on the arguments we had about real music vs machine music; and they make me laugh. I hope I don't get like that one day. Anyways, this squarepusher album was insane when I first heard it. I'd never really heard anything that crazy, except for maybe actual fusion music, but this was on a whole other level. I eventually saw him play live very shortly after purchasing this COMPACT DISC. hahahaha

COLLEGE pick:

The Tuss - Rushup Edge
Ok, so there's a theme here. Yeah. What was funny was that I bought this, totally clueless as to it being Aphex Twin. Death Fuck blew my head open. In retrospect, it had to be him, that track has an 'effin disklavier on it. I basically learned how to program with a step sequencer by endlessly trying to copy the drums on this record.

GRADUATE SCHOOL:

John Zorn - The String Quartets

Full disclosure here, I dropped out of a music composition program; maybe if I had discovered zorn, I would have stuck it through, but I doubt it. I'd heard about him, but not really heard his best work, he seems to be one of those guys that did a few marketable albums and nobody really is even aware of how avant-garde he actually is. I picked the quartets because they kind of exemplify his best qualities as a composer: the rapid shifts in mood, tonality, tempo, rhythm; the cartoon and underground cultural references; and his obsession with a sort of dark undercurrent to the history of the arts (Bataille, Crowley, Rimbaud, etc). These got me really thinking about music as collage or montage, rather than as a linear progression. I was obsessed with Zorn, in retrospect it must have been pretty annoying to those around me.

POST-GRADUATE (right now-ish):

Ancient Methods - The Jericho Records

Ancient Methods, this guy is a freak! He's so little and unassuming and completely non-pretentious; and his music is so crazy and brutal and it's basically what industrial would have been if the 90s didn't end with it going into trance beats and wannabe cyberpunk stuff. Like if industrial stayed true to it's roots in experimentation and BDSM inspired themes and never thought of itself as 'goth' music. Anyways, this record opened up a whole world for me, basically the music of his peers and the scene he is part of, which is one of the best music scenes in music history if you ask me. It's right there with bebop in 1950s Harlem or the downtown scene in 80s New York, or the Fat Possum thing in the 90s. I really think a lot of this good Berlin shit is really classic music.

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Post by mmelnick » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:31 am

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
Van Halen - 1st record self titled
Kiss - Alive
Easley Blackwood - Twelve Microtonal Etudes for Electronic Music Media
Cro-mags - The Age of Quarrel
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Post by gloamtrotter » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:43 am

Boards of Canada - Music has the Right to Children
Casino Versus Japan - Whole Numbers Play the Basics
Radiohead - OK Computer
Pink Floyd - Meddle

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Post by wuff_miggler » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:50 pm

awesome list SIN_formant_A1472V!
i identify with a lot of that :-)

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Post by m12386 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:38 am

Sasha - Airdrawndagger
Telefon Tel Aviv - Map Of What Is Effortless
Apparat - Duplex
Mark Kozelek (seeing him play live)

That’s all I can really think of that “changed” me. Many have moved me.

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Post by tigersi » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:57 am

Trans Canada highway - BOC
Avant hard - Add n to x
Ride the lightning - Metallica
Mirrored - Battles

That’s just 4. There are many that have changed and shaped whatever I am today :lol:
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Post by 040B » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:00 pm

Pink Floyd - Darkside of the moon (album)
Jones & Stephenson - First Rebirth (track)
Duane Allman & Bosz Scaggs - Loan me a dime
Lenny Dee - Forgotten Moments (ophidian remix)

These choices all are representing different phases in my life. Next to being great records, in my personal opinion.

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Post by zlotan » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:01 am

Mr. Bungle - disco volante
The mars volta - deloused in comatorium
The bird - music for reset people
Motorpsycho - heavymetal fruit

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Post by Dr. Sketch-n-Etch » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:54 pm

A bare list is great, but if these records really changed your life, then we want to know why.
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Post by Hyberus » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:47 pm

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells: This was the first time that I could reconcile the pop music that I heard on (UK) Radio One with the classical music that my mum played, that I sort of liked, but didn't know why

Kraftwerk - Autobahn: I heard the edited single version. My memory says Top of the Pops, but it might have been Tomorrow's World. Or both, given that they followed each other in the BBC1 schedule then. Either way it captured my attention, and when my gran gave me some money in the summer of 1975 for passing my 11+ exam I went out and bought the album.

Tangerine Dream - Rubicon: Having passed my 11+ I was sent to an old fashioned, regimented, uniform led and sport driven school that did not suit me at all. One rainy lunchtime, when we were allowed to stay inside, I walked into the school hall and heard music that I had never imagined. I saw an older boy holding a record sleeve, so i sidled up near him to try and read the album title. He saw me, and, amazingly given the sort of school it was, didn't beat me up but got into a conversation about the music. That was 1975, and he's still a friend.

Cabaret Voltaire - Mix Up: just when I thought my tastes were getting stale I heard "Kirlean Photography" on the John Peel Show. Closely followed by the (proper) Human League, OMD, The Normal, Fad Gadget etc. etc. etc.

Luckily new music still comes out and makes me happy. Check out the most recent Horse Lords album "The Common Task" if you don't believe me.
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Post by gloamtrotter » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:15 pm

Magic Arrows - Sweet Heavenly Angel of Death

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume 2

Ulver - Perdition City

Opeth - Blackwater Park

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Post by ZenMusic » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:14 pm

enjoyed reading this and I'm about to add my 4 ... but I thought ..

it would be more interesting if EACH OF YOU who responded, would respond again (quote your previous response) and tell us HOW they changed your life .... (at least what other music was opened up to you as a result) .. any real life changes / transformations?

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Post by healingproperties » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:35 pm

Carlos Santana & John Mclaughlin "Love Devotion Surrender"
Miles Davis "Agharta"
Frank Zappa "Waka/Jawaka"
Sun Ra "Lanquidity"

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Post by htor » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:29 am

AFX - Analord 1
AFX - Analord 2
AFX - Analord 3
AFX - Analord 4

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Post by johans121 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:17 pm

W424 wrote:
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-Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park
-Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood + Times Of Grace
-Front Line Assembly - Hard Wired
-NIN - The Downward Spiral
Each one of those albums were on regular rotation in my skull as well for a few years.

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Post by johans121 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:13 pm

I am writing this at 42. I grew up listening to the 80’s stuff on the radio and my dad’s 60’s-70’s rock at home. I’m not dismissing it, it’s just what defined my normal listening experience. I still listen to quite a bit from that time, today (Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode, and many others)

The stuff listed below not only changed the type of music I listened to but the way I listened to it. This list was very difficult to come up with. I’ve been arguing with myself ever since I started putting it together but I’m sticking with it for now.

Metallica - And Justice For All: When I first heard and justice for all I was completely blown away. The furiousity! The lyrics! The music! Everything! It spoke to me and definitely defined a pivotal moment in music appreciation for me. Metallica instantly became my favorite band the moment I heard this album.

Nine Inch Nails - Broken: Sometime after being exposed to Metallica I fell in love with 80’s/90’s industrial music. Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, KMFDM, Ministry, Front 242 and basically most other albums on the Wax Trax, Cleopatra, and Metropolis labels. This album is NOT my favorite from this era but it opened those doors to me.

Plastikman - Sheet One: i used to go to raves in the 90’s. I didn’t necessarily go for the music though. I thought most of what I heard was lame and/or obnoxious. I went to party. This album exposed me to electronic music which wasn’t necessarily meant to be danced to but experienced instead. I still listen to Plastikman to this day.

Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel: for the record, I’ve been a Depeche Mode fan since I was a kid. This album though grounded
me when I first heard it. I started listening to music with words again! Seriously though, at this point I already had my own mini studio full of electronic instruments and paying attention to the arrangement and production made me appreciate the sound engineering process even more. I love this album.

Now, if the question were who is your most influential band ever it would be Front Line Assembly. Really, Bill Leeb and company (especially Rhys Fulber). Those guys are amazing. I wouldn’t have a home studio if it weren’t for them. They made me want to go out at buy a synthesizer (F##K THOSE GUYS! They cost me a lot of money!!!)

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Post by auspice » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:52 pm

here's a short flist.

Miles Davis: In a Silent Way - I first listened to it when I was a kid and I said "well, this is pretty cool". Every time I've heard it since has deepened my appreciation for it and I sincerely believe it is the greatest (instrumental) rock album ever recorded. It's a masterpiece of balancing atmosphere with Da Funk.

Weather Report: Black Market - CLASSIC. Fresh grooves. Great solos. Tight band. Good vibes. It's just got that sound.

Billy Cobham: Spectrum - a classic. Great tunes and playing all around and a surprising amount of synthesizer weirdness for a fusion album. Inspiring in a musical sense, but also in a "wow, that's a neat patch" sense. If I am elected, I vow to bring back fusion in the 20s!

Datach'i - The Elements - This was the one that really made me interested in electronic music. What on earth is making that horrible noise? Was this song recorded underwater? Why do the drums sound like they're being strangled? Will my speakers catch fire? Basically, how do they do that?

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Post by Prunesquallor » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:45 am

Motorhead - Overkill: I was just the right age (12) and an older neighbour played it to me. The Iron Fist tour was also the first concert I ever went to. From there it was a short skip and jump to The Damned (Machine Gun Etiquette) and other great stuff. Adrenaline all the way!
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