Best electronic music of 2005

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Post by dm » Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:37 am

"also the new album by Sawako on 12k called 'hum'
lovely warm ambient"[quote]
havent heard it yet, but its next on my list. i really dig her stuff. she has a lovely track on "co-starring from cherry farm vol.1", i have a couple of tracks on vol.2
http://cherrymusic.info/

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Post by hat » Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:25 am

spiderprod wrote:sasha ?
tiesto ?
urgh....gas enducing....

To each his own though.
For me, Murcof's latest and Amon Tobin's Splinter Cell album.

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Post by lola » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:57 pm

Sorry for beeing offtopic.


For me the best music was made already in the past, by James Stinson, to bad he died.
James was the man behind Drexciya, japanese telecom and many others.
I think he had also something to do with doppler effect, glass domain and such.

He made the best music since a long long time, i heard nothing that can compete, well and thats ok, music is not about competing anyway, music is no football match.

James took electronics to another level, music with a message, fantasy, a concept, well thought about and well produced.
He fought his own battle with his music, no major no promotion, his own thing, music went its way by it self, true undergroundisch.
Seldom he did a interview, for him it was not the man behind the music that counts its about the music it self.
Hail to that.

James R.I.P u were a true inspirator for me and many others.

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Post by martin808 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:10 pm

lola wrote:Sorry for beeing offtopic.


For me the best music was made already in the past, by James Stinson, to bad he died.
James was the man behind Drexciya, japanese telecom and many others.
I think he had also something to do with doppler effect, glass domain and such.

He made the best music since a long long time, i heard nothing that can compete, well and thats ok, music is not about competing anyway, music is no football match.

James took electronics to another level, music with a message, fantasy, a concept, well thought about and well produced.
He fought his own battle with his music, no major no promotion, his own thing, music went its way by it self, true undergroundisch.
Seldom he did a interview, for him it was not the man behind the music that counts its about the music it self.
Hail to that.

James R.I.P u were a true inspirator for me and many others.

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word fuckin word mate.

i love that shit more than any other music i've heard in my life. It has been a bigger influence and inspiration to me than anything.
no true electronic music lover should have his stuff missing from their collection.

well said lola.......

R.I.P james stinson

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Post by telekom » Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:48 pm

subbasshead wrote:i'd second the alva noto & ryuichi sakamoto album 'insen'
http://www.raster-noton.de/catalog/cdr065.html
http://www.raster-noton.de/fpx/01_aurora.mp3
http://www.raster-noton.de/fpx/05_berlin.mp3

truly beautiful!

also the new album by Sawako on 12k called 'hum'
lovely warm ambient
http://www.12k.com/1035.html
http://www.12k.com/1035_4.mp3
Wow, gorgeous. I've heard Carsten Nicolai live a few times and he is always astounding. Sawako is a new name to me, also digging this. Adding this to the list of stuff to get, thanks subbbasshead. :)

Maybe it's not considered electronica anymore (maybe never was) but Jaga (formerly Jaga Jazzist) made a storming album this year, and the live show was just as powerful.

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Post by stratusseeker » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:24 pm

interested in learning more about Stinson. what do you recommend listening to?

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Post by Paul Jay » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:40 pm

What about the continually brilliant releases and remixes from Trentemoller and Lindstrom/Prins Thomas? Also a brilliant ambient album from Felix Leband on Compost...

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Post by Paul Jay » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:43 pm

sorry should be Felix Laband, anyway the release is titled - Dark Days.

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Post by martin808 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:50 pm

tyson wrote:interested in learning more about Stinson. what do you recommend listening to?
yo, seriously. This is the best shit around for miles.

Drexciya - the journey home/hydro theory/deep sea dweller/neptunes lair/digital tsunami/harnessed the storm/grava 4

abstract thought - hypothetical situations

the other peoples place - lifestyles of the laptop cafe (my favourite song ever 'let me be' is on this album)

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Post by suburbanbather » Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:16 pm

nuperspective wrote:depeche mode - playing the angel. awesome return to form.
I've heard the first 3 or 4 songs. I like it so far. I need to borrow that cd from my friend so I can hear the rest of it. Read a review of it in Blender mag. and they basically said its crap. Well from what I've heard so far, they are absolutely, totally, 100% wrong and need their F@#$ng heads examined.

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Post by lola » Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:17 pm

martin808 wrote:
tyson wrote:interested in learning more about Stinson. what do you recommend listening to?
yo, seriously. This is the best shit around for miles.

Drexciya - the journey home/hydro theory/deep sea dweller/neptunes lair/digital tsunami/harnessed the storm/grava 4

abstract thought - hypothetical situations

the other peoples place - lifestyles of the laptop cafe (my favourite song ever 'let me be' is on this album)

Clarence g
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Timeless art.
He made kraftwerk funky :D
Truly the best stuff for me is japanese telecom, although everything he touched is brilliant

Here are some links

http://technotourist.org/modules.php?op ... e&artid=15

http://www.overloadmedia.co.uk/archives ... tinson.php

http://www.phinnweb.org/links/artists/drexciya/

Some tribute tracks

http://131.174.118.216/drexciya/



May this genius never be forgotten.







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Post by martin808 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:25 pm

cant beleive i forgot japanese telecom. the first albums where its at for me.

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Post by stratusseeker » Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:59 pm

I was just doing some internet research and someone says that Stinson is not a part of Japanese telecom

http://yeahfuckyeah.com/forum/printthre ... readid=679

I realize that you can't trust everything you read on the internet though...

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Post by martin808 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:25 pm

yeah, he probly isn't but its all drexciyan related. I'm not sure who's involved in what projects. There's a few of them.

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Post by suburbanbather » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:56 pm

Checkin Drexciya out now, and yeah its kinda like underwater Kraftwerk with the bass turned UP! Pretty F-in sweet.

If were also mentioning pre 05 albums then I would like to shout out my love for Techno Animal's entire back catalog. All I'm missing is their singles and the John Spencer Blues Explosion remixes. Kevin Martin's solo project The Bug- Pressure and Taping the Conversation are must haves. The entire Scorn back catalogue sends shivers up my spine as well.

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