Who or what are your top five musical influences right now?

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ethios4
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Post by ethios4 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:10 pm

mdk wrote:terry riley
It would be fun to have a performance of In C with everyone using Live. Wow, I really want to hear that now!

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Post by Angstrom » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:12 pm

  • Esper Edition bladerunner OST (its all the background noises)
  • my strange slide guitar that I made and how I play it
  • a realisation / thought I had about how music affects people to create a sense of place.
  • methods of trying to enforce specific psychological states on people through sound
  • an obviously untrustworthy memory I had about how I approached music as a beginner, and how value judgments were made.
  • accepting random challenges
I am aware that most of that list will make little or no sense to anyone - but that is what I am working with right now.

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Post by soleil vert » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:23 pm

autechre, BOC, Daft Punk, Brian Eno.... and lots of ambient I guess...

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Post by TITBAG » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:54 pm

Angstrom wrote:
  • Esper Edition bladerunner OST (its all the background noises)
  • my strange slide guitar that I made and how I play it
  • a realisation / thought I had about how music affects people to create a sense of place.
  • methods of trying to enforce specific psychological states on people through sound
  • an obviously untrustworthy memory I had about how I approached music as a beginner, and how value judgments were made.
  • accepting random challenges
I am aware that most of that list will make little or no sense to anyone - but that is what I am working with right now.
i take back all charges of pretension made against this forum. it's way beyond that, it has now officially disappeared up its own uptight arsehole

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Post by b0unce » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:57 pm

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Post by lanquarem » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:21 pm

Etienne de Crecy
Modeselektor
Kraftwerk
Bugge Wesseltoft
Jamie Lidell

jamester
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Post by jamester » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:05 pm

Aesop Rock
Blockhead
Gorillaz
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Brad Mehldau
Purrrfect Audio PC by Jim Roseberry
Edirol UA-1000, Korg PadKontrol, Dynaudio BM 5A's
REAPER, Live, Sound Forge

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Post by hambone1 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:49 pm

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Big V
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Post by Big V » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:15 pm

1. My new band mates
2. Charles Mingus - his music and his liner notes to "The Black Saint And The
Sinner Lady"
3. Burial - he didn't get me in the first place, but the moment I've read all
his interviews I got hooked
4. Emilie Simon - what more can I say
5. Johannes Brahms - I love his deep going and dark sounding string
arrangements, my favorite classical composer
6. some of the Minimalists and the Musique Concrète
7. Howard Roberts
8. Philosophical concept of Rhizome

There are plenty others but the list above will do it for the moment.

Edit: 8 is the new 5 :roll:

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Post by Lazos » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:26 pm

Big V wrote: Edit: 8 is the new 5 :roll:
Nice! But 5 is key number here people. 5 chipmunks sittin' on a branch, eating sunflower seeds on my uncle's ranch. You know that ol' nursery rhyme . . .

It's like you're eating gorgonzola when it's clearly brie time baby.

1. Feta
2. Munster
3. Stilton
4. Extra-sharp cheddar
5. Montery jack

At the moment anyway . . .

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Post by astromass » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:42 pm

sound team (r.i.p.)
gutter twins
i love you but i've chosen darkness
nyquist theorem and nyquil...

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Post by Big V » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:52 pm

Lazos wrote: Nice! But 5 is key number here people. 5 chipmunks sittin' on a branch, eating sunflower seeds on my uncle's ranch. You know that ol' nursery rhyme . . .

It's like you're eating gorgonzola when it's clearly brie time baby.

1. Feta
2. Munster
3. Stilton
4. Extra-sharp cheddar
5. Montery jack

At the moment anyway . . .
:lol:

Oh! I forgot to mention that the turkish flat mate of one of my band mates showed me some things on the saz! Awesome!
I also like the concepts of Tal and Rag in classical Indian music.
So now I've got 10 which means 5 with an echo on it..
:wink:

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Post by subbasshead » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:27 am

Rhythm & Sound
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto
Balinese Gamelan
Scientist
Ituri Pygmies

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Post by Lazos » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:43 am

Big V wrote:
Lazos wrote: Nice! But 5 is key number here people. 5 chipmunks sittin' on a branch, eating sunflower seeds on my uncle's ranch. You know that ol' nursery rhyme . . .

It's like you're eating gorgonzola when it's clearly brie time baby.

1. Feta
2. Munster
3. Stilton
4. Extra-sharp cheddar
5. Montery jack

At the moment anyway . . .
:lol:

Oh! I forgot to mention that the turkish flat mate of one of my band mates showed me some things on the saz! Awesome!
I also like the concepts of Tal and Rag in classical Indian music.
So now I've got 10 which means 5 with an echo on it..
:wink:
Cool! I love the Turkish saz and will probably eventually pick one up. Indian music is great: I've found Ravi Shankar's rendition of "Dhun" is very playable on the yayli tanbur, lots of fun.

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Post by Big V » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:27 am

Lazos wrote: Cool! I love the Turkish saz and will probably eventually pick one up. Indian music is great: I've found Ravi Shankar's rendition of "Dhun" is very playable on the yayli tanbur, lots of fun.
Yeah! The saz sounds great! He amplified it through a Fender solid state amp and it sounded great, too.
What I love about instruments like the saz, sitar and rudra vina is that they are based on the human voice which becomes quite clear if you take the sitar for example with its ability for the musician to play micro tonality on it.
I also love the gurus' way of teaching music. It's a more intuitive and imitational way of approaching music and it's more about feeling the music than intellectually grasping it which is more common in our western civilization.
I heard a record of some tabla players who sang the stuff they later would play on their instruments and it was just unbelievable..most rappers would blush with shame, I guess
:lol:

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