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What are the best eurorack records?
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Roy72
So what are the classic eurorack recordings - the ones that if someone says, why do I need this stuff, you can reach for your copy and say this.....

I don't know too many, but on my shortlist are the only ones I know:

Old Punch Card and the Republic - Sam Prekop
Kid A - Radiohead
Ears - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (I think I like Euclid more, but I don't think its eurorack)

Maybe my lack of knowledge/interest in acid and dance stuff cuts my list down, and I'd like to hear some good stuff in those areas too.

BTW: I am putting this here, because its about eurorack....
akrylik
Really wonderful album by timoka:

https://marionettelabel.bandcamp.com/album/dersu-marionette04
eBerkhout
The Inheritors by James Holden!


I'm also a big fan of RVNG Intl.'s FRKWYS Vol. 12 with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalma.
mharpum
If you are just after songs/albums that have eurorack elements involved, there must be loads!!

AFX does a lot of this stuff these days, check his soundcloud which is user8677963458675 or something like that.
goldenliustra
I also like very much "The Republic" by Sam Prekop, it's totally amazing.
zengomi
A pair of recent releases. The modules used are listed track by track.

THE YOUNG PERSONS' GUIDE TO MODULAR SYNTHESIS 01


THE YOUNG PERSONS' GUIDE TO MODULAR SYNTHESIS 02
geecen
It's true that it seems hard to find non-dance good stuff. Radiohead stuff is good. And there is lots of noise stuff if you're into that kind of thing. Though there's a lot of bad sstuff too. Ironically, and contrary to previously held ideas about modular, Eurorack has a low barrier of entry. I know it costs money, but it's really easy to make generic edm.
Roy72
akrylik wrote:
Really wonderful album by timoka:

https://marionettelabel.bandcamp.com/album/dersu-marionette04


Just listened to a bit of this, will be downloading!
djhyperspace
The ones I haven't released yet.... It's peanut butter jelly time!



P.s I hate my own music, others will too
sromanel
I think Shifted uses a lot of Eurorack on his albums. Barker & Baumecker too, I just love Transsektoral
teezdalien
Some Truths, aka Ralph Cumbers' stuff is amazing.

https://magicanddreams.bandcamp.com/
Jondue
eBerkhout wrote:
The Inheritors by James Holden!


+1000.... I actually had no idea this was a eurorack album. Maybe that explains why it's so weird and awesome.

Really enjoyed the Venetian Snares' Traditional Synthesizer Music, released earlier this year:

https://venetiansnares.bandcamp.com/album/traditional-synthesizer-musi c
whinger
What about the latest Martin Gore album, I believe he said it's primarily eurorack.

[s]http://soundcloud.com/muterecords/mg-europa-hymn-official-audio[/s]
Fastus
How 'bout turning on the Muffwiggler Radio, conveniently located atop your screen? I find it very inspirational, particularly because it reflects what's happening right here, right now in this community. Funny haircuts & DJ poses not required...

And if you find something you like or have a question, you can contact the artist directly.
dkbax
I bet there is some eurorack in Radioheads new album
dubnspace
whinger wrote:
What about the latest Martin Gore album, I believe he said it's primarily eurorack.



yes, as well as the previous Depeche Mode album "Delta Machine"..
jeffscottbrown
I don't know much about his music so I can't recommend any particular albums but I know that deadmau5 has a ridiculous amount of custom eurorack stuff.

dkbax
jeffscottbrown wrote:
I don't know much about his music so I can't recommend any particular albums but I know that deadmau5 has a ridiculous amount of custom eurorack stuff.



I get the impression that he just has it because he can. I haven´t heard his music in years, but it doesn´t seem like the kind that requires all that modular. He is just a rich guy who can allow himself to have cool stuff, so he does. Last I remember he was at some sort of shitty intersection between dubstep and EDM.
billyk419
STS9 keyboardist David Phipps owns a Eurorack company (http://www.supersynthesis.com/pages/about-us) with 2 other guys and travels with a couple Eurorack cases on tour. pretty good at "improvising" with it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCOmCEz1wqU

mostly uses it to open sets similar to the above example, but the past year or two the song 'Evasive Maneuvers' has had a modular section in the middle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9iScfChU0Q (song start 1:14:00, mod part comes in at 1:19:30. still haven't quite figured out how he syncs the modular to the drummer. none of the band uses MIDI sync between members.)
noisejockey
A quick gander at my iPhone's playlist unearths the following artists on Eurorack:

Kaitlin Aurelia Smith, Ears (OP mentioned this already)
Lichens, all (AFAIK)
Surachai, all
Evan Caminiti, Meridian
Jim Drones, Dronestown (James Cigler, just dropped yesterday)
Martin Gore, MG
Venetian Snares, Traditional Synthesizer Music
Richard Devine, RISP (if I recall correctly)

Surgeon's From Farthest Known Objects is modular but he's been cagey on what synths or formats were used.

I'd also recommend the Post Your Album Here thread in the Your Tunes forum here on MuffWiggler. Some brilliant shit over there. (especially dug Tunatoboggan's Caravan)
moegl
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you can definitely hear some Mysteron here! smile
heavy euroracking, amazing album! I listen to it all the time.

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noisejockey wrote:

Venetian Snares, Traditional Computer Music

psst.. Traditional Synthesizer Music wink

[bandcamp width=100% height=42 album=654375935 size=small bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5]
noisejockey
moegl wrote:

noisejockey wrote:

Venetian Snares, Traditional Computer Music

psst.. Traditional Synthesizer Music wink


LOL! Thanks. very frustrating
rarestorms
Not sure if you're interested in the more experimental side of synth/electronic music but I'd recommend the following:

Keith Fullerton Whitman can't be left off this list. "Generators" and all the "Occlusion" stuff are incredible and almost entirely large euro systems, all his work is worth seeking out.

I loved Drew McDowall's record "Collapse", think he uses primarily euro. http://www.daisrecords.com/products/drew-mcdowall-collapse-lp

Brett Naucke does very cool work https://brettnaucke.bandcamp.com/

And I second the M. Geddes Gengras and Lichens/Robert Lowe stuff, great musicians.
droningsphagettimonster
new martial canterel album
demodex
Luke Abbott "Holkham Drones" is very very good. He has a newer LP and a couple EPs since this album but this takes the cake smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cYhHQFjvZk

also check out Gora Sou:
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