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Artists worth following

Post by re:dream » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:47 am

So I have of late found myself realising it's a long time since I have heard a genuinely interesting or exciting new artist & I've decided it's time to head off into a deep dive of the interweb, in search of new and interesting electronic artists. There's lots of lovely commercial stuff around (I'm listening to Lorde in my car 8) ) but I am particularly interested in people who take risks, who do interesting new things, and whose music stands up to repeated listening.

I will post whatever I find really interesting and worthwhile on this thread, and would love it if others do the same.

Please post songs, artists' own pages, interviews and articles, your own comments...

If the thread becomes interesting I will use the first post as a kind of index or contents page.

thanks!
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Post by re:dream » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:57 am

So here's me first one:

Arca

https://soundcloud.com/arca1000000/arca ... air-fw15-1

Interesting artist. Very young, very creative, very intense, melodious and dissonant style.
Like all of his solo offerings so far, Mutant can be hard to wrap your head around. The album's melodies are slippery, elusive things. They bob like eye floaters, refusing to come into focus; around them surges a riot of colors, textures, and shuddering rhythms. At any given moment some sound or another is either coming into being or in the process of disintegration. The music's organizing principles feel almost biological—if you could amplify the sounds of proteins going about their biochemical business, you suspect it might sound something like this
http://pitchfork.com/features/interview ... ed-beauty/

For me he sounds a little like Burial, but on acid.
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Post by re:dream » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:59 am

Here's another:

Holly Herndon
http://hollyherndon.tumblr.com/
https://hollyherndon.bandcamp.com/

Very unlike Arca - in fact she reminds me a lot of Laurie Anderson in that she makes heavy use of her own voice, and that a lot of her music is political / social category in that oblique Andrerson way. I am listening to Movement and Platform at the moment. Very smart, cerebral music, and her production skills of are off the chart.

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Post by Goddard » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:03 am

Here we go again! Oldies, but goldies! I haven't heard nothing better in my life!
I love the analog warmth of their vocals! And that discrete sound of music!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlmRjqBt_mE
Enjoy!
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Post by garyboozy » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:15 am

Gelbart... can't wait for the lp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNy7cDwa1sE

Rob Clouth - new EP is pretty special.
https://leisuresystem.bandcamp.com/albu ... structures

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Re: Artists worth following

Post by Machinesworking » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:33 am

Deathgrips, all done on V Drums, plus vocals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5GCn1BKkxg

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Post by H20nly » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:49 am

Machinesworking wrote:Deathgrips, all done on V Drums, plus vocals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5GCn1BKkxg
:lol:

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Post by Machinesworking » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:43 am

H20nly wrote:
Machinesworking wrote:Deathgrips, all done on V Drums, plus vocals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5GCn1BKkxg
:lol:
"I like my ipod more than fuckin."
So many good lines! :lol: and I guess they aren't unknown, but wtf it's what I'm listening to besides the last Bowie recording. :?

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Re: Artists worth following

Post by beats me » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:45 pm

This probably leans towards the commercial but I'm posting it under the "interesting" request. On a background listen it sounds like an early 90's rock song but when paying closer attention there in fact isn't any guitar and you'd be forgiven for thinking the chorus is backed by distorted guitar power chords when in fact its a synth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4UoS9qtozc

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Post by slatepipe » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:19 pm

Machinesworking wrote:Deathgrips, all done on V Drums, plus vocals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5GCn1BKkxg
i loved their first album, ex-military

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Post by slatepipe » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:24 pm

electronic? i guess so, they play techno music with real instruments

Nisennenmondai are the best thing i found over the last year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6-DdkXS7d0

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Post by re:dream » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:30 pm

Thanks for all these suggestions! Some amazing artists there.

Meanwhile, here's another find of mine:

https://soundcloud.com/stachy

This is one of the members (ex members?) of Hofuku Sochi, which is one of my favourite chillwave/glo-fi electronic outfits.

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Re: Artists worth following

Post by re:dream » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:35 am

And it took me until now to stumble across Stereolab. :oops:

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Post by mmorgan » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:51 pm

I've been enjoying this guy: millolab
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