lost IDM classics

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hab - maPod

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 26 December 2005 01:14 (sixteen years ago) link

let the record show that you spent at least part of your christmas posting to ilx about lost idm classics.

mark p (Mark P), Monday, 26 December 2005 02:08 (sixteen years ago) link

no shame

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 26 December 2005 02:47 (sixteen years ago) link

The song "Foid" by Cylob is a lost IDM classic, probably in my top 3.

Search Ilkae and Proswell for original, emotional sounds. These guys aren't really cerebral enough to fall under the IDM tag (as it is currently defined, anyway), but it is bleepy bloopy melodic electronic music that you can't dance to.

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Monday, 26 December 2005 02:50 (sixteen years ago) link

pilote - antenna

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 26 December 2005 03:00 (sixteen years ago) link

freeform - siamese telebox (& his remix of takeshi muto "mud dauber")

pretty much the whole of kinesthesia's empathy box, though much of it isn't very D.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 26 December 2005 03:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I propose another wissen to the following:
µ-Ziq, Bola, To Rococo Rot, Autechre, and a big ditto on Cylob

Synergy (Synergy), Monday, 26 December 2005 03:26 (sixteen years ago) link

severed heads - a million angels

fcjmjjkojovxfjojosopdjka, Monday, 26 December 2005 03:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Anything by Farmers Manual and Bisk.

brettino's bounce, Monday, 26 December 2005 03:33 (sixteen years ago) link

jean bach - "furuftuta's theme" (accelera deck remix)

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Monday, 26 December 2005 06:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Sensurreal - "Cuarda Star." it's like "Sueño Latino" mixed by Mark Clifford. bliss.

loxmyth, Monday, 26 December 2005 19:46 (sixteen years ago) link

plod - pillow talk

bobby.lasers (bobby.lasers), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 02:43 (sixteen years ago) link

CiM - cloud cover

Carl Handwriting (dog latin), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 04:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Alter Ego: Decoding the Hacker Myth

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 13:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Or maybe it isn't IDM enough, more like something between blissed-out trance and electro groove.

Breakbeat-loving IDM fans might also enjoy Electric Highway by C.J. Bolland.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 13:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Plaid - Squance

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 13:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Or maybe it isn't IDM enough, more like something between blissed-out trance and electro groove.

you do that all the time.

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 27 December 2005 14:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Cylob was the first thing that came to mind for me. I've been looking to as much as find maPOD by hab on soulseek for like the last 8 months or something, to no success in that.

Tokyo Ghost Stories (Tokyo Ghost Stories), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 01:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Squance is a great track Charlie!

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 01:06 (sixteen years ago) link

that one guy whose label is hosted on archive.org, i cant remember his name, every sound

Yawn (Wintermute), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 01:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Oddly enough, I broke out my copy of Icol Distan by Arovane last night. Half of the record sounded really fantastic, the other side was complete ass.

I wonder what other goodies were lurking in all those IDM records I liquidated before I left Michigan. I did not go back for Christmas this year. I am dying to see what I have in the three boxes of records I left in storage. I don't remember which ones I kept and which ones I sold. Hell, I don't even remember half of what I bought. ;)

I would also like to give biggups to Jega.

Disco Nihilist (mjt), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 02:37 (sixteen years ago) link

bola - soup

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 02:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Squance is one of my favorite songs of all time.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 10:00 (sixteen years ago) link

yes on mapod. no on soup.

yes on CiM, no on latter-day plaid (pretty much everything after not for threes)

rocketmann! is my nomination. fantastic, prescient shit. everyone who dug kelley polar should listen to rocketmann!.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 10:17 (sixteen years ago) link

five years pass...

Not classic, certainly lost and idm.

Does anyone remember an artist who released a bunch of cds circa 97-99ish? One word name - possibly german.

Little to no 12"s but a lot of self releases full length cds.

Very idm, very post autechre. Not funkstorung!

I remember the existence of such an artist from old forced exposure and mdos listings but the name is lost.

passaic, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 01:39 (eleven years ago) link

self released

passaic, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 01:40 (eleven years ago) link

Does anyone remember an artist who released a bunch of cds circa 97-99ish? One word name - possibly german.

ha ha oh dear

geeta, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 02:21 (eleven years ago) link

schlammpeitziger?

corey, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 03:29 (eleven years ago) link

Oval?

mississippi delta law grad (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 03:43 (eleven years ago) link

oh self-released nm

mississippi delta law grad (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 03:43 (eleven years ago) link

t. raumschmiere?

brie on crüt (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 04:11 (eleven years ago) link

Joseph Nothing - Disc'o Nostalgia

the Sandalled Vandal (dog latin), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 07:08 (eleven years ago) link

Markant? Except that was vinyl.

chrondos crispus (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 07:11 (eleven years ago) link

So like, the opposite of what you're saying except the german and self-released part.

chrondos crispus (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 07:12 (eleven years ago) link

Yes, Markant! I had completely misremembered, thanks!

passaic, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 12:26 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, cool! Happy to help.

chrondos crispus (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 30 June 2011 04:51 (eleven years ago) link

wow, gang - we solved that mystery pretty fast!

In the early 2000s I ran an online community for IDM bedroom jerks. We put together some not bad compilations. Eventually we got a nascent 65DaysOfStatic onboard and started getting calls from Rephlex Records, but nothing lasting came from it. Don't know whether they're available online at all anymore, but if you're looking for IDM obscurities, you can do worse than these:

http://www.discogs.com/Various-CcommD-I/release/6867
http://www.discogs.com/Various-CcommD-II/release/6868
http://www.discogs.com/Various-CcommD-III/release/6869
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Ccommd-IV/release/6008
http://www.discogs.com/Various-TEFOSAVOutput/release/469089

la tristessa demerera (dog latin), Thursday, 30 June 2011 08:50 (eleven years ago) link

three years pass...

http://www.discogs.com/Alex-Cortex-Inward-CTRL/release/142594
this is really good, reminds me of ilkae at times but more chilled and funky. next gen idm is best with short track durations.

brimstead, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 07:02 (eight years ago) link

the 7 minute track on there is great

saer, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:23 (eight years ago) link

the CiM album on Ann Aimee is similarly awesome

never really got into the other two albums they put out (the dribs and lucky & easy) but peeps looking for obscure IDM might dig

the late great, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 23:51 (eight years ago) link

not so obscure but seemingly forgotten - jega's spectrum + geometry, astrobotnia i + iii

the late great, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 23:55 (eight years ago) link

have u heard the newest aleksi perala stuff? i posted abt it in an ancient astrobotnia thread but that prob dropped off sna immediately

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL05YPqhPmTtJCfPdWzQTOGLgKuJ0mwyqj&v=BjqAbNQakrc&feature=player_embedded

clouds, Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:58 (eight years ago) link

four weeks pass...

yeah this new aleksi perala stuff is crazy!

http://www.ovuca.com

the late great, Friday, 12 September 2014 08:23 (eight years ago) link

three years pass...

https://soundcloud.com/milanw/capella

soft serve stuff, i know. this sounds so much like esa ruoho it's crazy, but i like it better than esa's stuff (except for his contribution to merck's ambient comp aurora, which is beautiful and harsh but not in a cliched fenneszy/timhecker way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFD7wFgurLE

brimstead, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 03:26 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

yeah this new aleksi perala stuff is crazy!

I just found out about this guy recently from one of the campus radio stations and it's really cool, interesting stuff. I haven't really broken down his tuning system but I do like how it sounds. I've been listening to his latest release on Bandcamp. He's got a huge catalogue, though. Any tips on where to start with it? I see nakh and clouds were into this five years ago.

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Sunday, 3 February 2019 00:14 (three years ago) link

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

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 3 February 2019 01:50 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXTqqlsaJ5k

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 3 February 2019 01:57 (three years ago) link

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

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 3 February 2019 04:56 (three years ago) link

New Proswell for pre-order! First in over a decade apparently.

https://schematicmusiccompany.bandcamp.com/album/gain

(I've only heard that one preview track but I'm excited so I thought I'd give it a plug. Hadn't realised Schematic was still putting stuff out, and looks like it's not all the hypertechnical glitch stuff of old if Proswell and Crash Course In Science are on there - any other recommendations from their bandcamp?)

a passing spacecadet, Monday, 25 November 2019 20:44 (two years ago) link

Looks like there have only ever been three posts on ilm about Wauvenfold, none later than 2002, none more than a mention, so yeah, lost.

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

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 25 November 2019 20:55 (two years ago) link

stoked re: Proswell!!

brimstead, Monday, 25 November 2019 23:45 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

I asked String Theory / Thorny Tigers to put their 2002 ep Anhedonia up on Bandcamp, and they did. For Midwesterners who grew up on 90s alt-rock then found Warp Records:

https://thornytigers.bandcamp.com/album/anhedonia

lukas, Monday, 24 February 2020 05:51 (two years ago) link

Aw this is nice:

String Theory's 2002 Anhedonia EP CD/download available now on Bandcamp.

We found a box of Anhedonia CDs in a dark corner of the basement, and having seen some renewed interest in this album from the internet, we've made it available for purchase and download for the first time in many years.

2002 was an amazing time for Chicago's close-knit electronic/IDM scene. For a brief moment, before the bottom dropped out of the physical record industry, there was magic happening in Chicago every weekend. The epicenter was Bob and Ray-Rod's Monday night "Play" residency at Danny's. Weekend Records and Soap was the lemon-scented retail HQ and a magnetic hub for in-store performers from locals as well as artists from Detroit and Berlin. Pete Toalson and Tom Windish were bringing Warp and Rephlex artists to the Empty Bottle.

Anhedonia (crl002) was the second release from Chicago's much-too-briefly-extant Consumers Research and Development Label. We are still grateful to Geoffrey and Jodi for putting the effort and cash into documenting this wonderful moment in Chicago.

We hope you’ll take a moment to experience this document of a more optimistic time.

lukas, Monday, 24 February 2020 17:36 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

ilkae has his/their* entire discography at only $9.15 for Bandcamp Friday and is in a bad housing situation at present so any $$ will help out:

https://ilkae.bandcamp.com/

I know there's always a lot to spend money on these days so thanks and sorry for the vicarious plug.

* used to be a duo and is now just one guy

scampus unrest (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 4 September 2020 15:11 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDAOOH8QGnE

ciderpress, Friday, 4 September 2020 17:01 (two years ago) link

wow that is ill and chill

the late great, Friday, 4 September 2020 20:05 (two years ago) link

what was lost is now found - CiM "series two" just got the reissue on delsin

https://youtu.be/KLXxrES2LEo

the late great, Friday, 4 September 2020 20:05 (two years ago) link

throwing shapes in my kitchen rn

the late great, Friday, 4 September 2020 20:06 (two years ago) link

boulderdash kinda reminds me of push button objects

the late great, Friday, 4 September 2020 20:08 (two years ago) link

what was lost is now found - CiM "series two" just got the reissue on delsin

Another Headspace record has just been reissued as well, though not on delsin. This classic from Tom Churchill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsoIT8dyK3c

saer, Friday, 4 September 2020 20:21 (two years ago) link

Thanks for the CiM heads-up, picked it up on bandcamp last night! Not listened properly yet but am a big fan of "Reference" so I'm looking forward to it.

(not IDM but) the new John Beltran also on the Delsin bandcamp sounded good too but I was running out of time to preview things.

Churchill/Desantis is a good vibe, thanks! And I remember checking out that Boulderdash album way back when but it's sounding better today than I remembered, plus I see that after not putting anything out between 2001-2016 there have been 5 new albums since, including one just a week ago, so I've got a lot to catch up on.

scampus unrest (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 5 September 2020 12:39 (two years ago) link

wow yeah I got a lot of joy from ilkae in the 00s, was just listening to a remix of theirs on this early machine drum EP


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOwNkI8AxE

And yeah, <3 CiM and Ann Aimme stuff.. Headspace is a label I need to check out.

brimstead, Saturday, 5 September 2020 21:24 (two years ago) link

Astrobotnia were the act whose name I've been trying to remember for two years now! Thank you ancient thread.

Matt DC, Sunday, 6 September 2020 10:31 (two years ago) link

yay, CiM. I still get key tracks from Reference pop into my head on occasion

Leighton Buzzword (dog latin), Sunday, 6 September 2020 10:33 (two years ago) link

Churchill/Desantis is a good vibe, thanks!
Headspace is a label I need to check out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO5pe2ZZY6c

Another classic Headspace/Churchill

saer, Sunday, 6 September 2020 10:48 (two years ago) link

https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/73456

idm revival imminent?

ftr i look both of these DJs a lot but this comp seems a bit unnecessary

the late great, Sunday, 6 September 2020 19:27 (two years ago) link

Astrobotnia were the act whose name I've been trying to remember for two years now! Thank you ancient thread.

Aleksi has been on a tear recently; witness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtfZarN-bdE&list=OLAK5uy_l98u7G0pbtYAGeLo-SqAxSRMkasugHIDw

kfw, Monday, 7 September 2020 17:56 (two years ago) link

https://youtu.be/JtfZarN-bdE

kfw, Monday, 7 September 2020 17:57 (two years ago) link

thanks for linking that Aleksi album, I'm about to buy it - but it's not recent right? from 2014?

lukas, Monday, 7 September 2020 18:08 (two years ago) link

there is no old or new, there is no time ... only infinite colundi

the late great, Monday, 7 September 2020 18:43 (two years ago) link

Carpark label had some interesting IDM shit going on for a few years.

Jake Mandell - Love Songs for Machines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ6k-zHO10s

Marumari - Supermogadon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjfqfkfd6sc

octobeard, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 04:58 (two years ago) link

https://farmersmanual.bandcamp.com/album/11840-10-11-1

Buy the new (old) Farmers Manual for €1 and a new edit will be automatically generated - or possibly just automatically snipped out of a 90s recording - and added as a new track on the end, up to a total of 100 tracks (NB this stage seems to involve some manual intervention so I think there's already a backlog).

I assume 100 people were going to buy this whether I went in or not (who knows though!) but it's an interesting concept.

scampus unrest (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 21 September 2020 21:08 (two years ago) link

Pub - Summer got reissued if you're interested.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 21 September 2020 21:09 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Those unearthed 90s Being jams on Firecracker sounding pretty "classic" in a Detroit-y B12 / Black Dog / early Hawtin sort of way. Need to give it a proper listen.

https://firecrackerrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/firec030-broxburn-funk

fist of micro bunter (Noel Emits), Friday, 29 January 2021 10:24 (one year ago) link

This is really, really good.

Those unearthed 90s Being jams on Firecracker sounding pretty "classic" in a Detroit-y B12 / Black Dog / early Hawtin sort of way. Need to give it a proper listen.

https://firecrackerrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/firec030-broxburn-funk

Against The 80s, Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:45 (one year ago) link

Yeah its a great collection.

out comes stanley, Sunday, 31 January 2021 21:07 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Gridlock - Formless

Such a brilliant album, definitely needs its due.

octobeard, Friday, 9 July 2021 05:54 (one year ago) link

https://ringsounds.bandcamp.com/album/unrest

Kinda cool

Deflatormouse, Friday, 9 July 2021 16:37 (one year ago) link

unrest. : rei harakami 1st album

Deflatormouse, Friday, 9 July 2021 16:38 (one year ago) link

that’s a cool album, I love “more elbow”!

brimstead, Friday, 9 July 2021 17:57 (one year ago) link

nice record

my fave harakami production will always be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMRTkimQJWM

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Saturday, 10 July 2021 01:43 (one year ago) link

rei harakami is so cool, it's like IDM set in the Katamari Damacy universe

plus he did 2 albums with Akiko Yano

frogbs, Saturday, 10 July 2021 01:45 (one year ago) link

those yanokami records are great. i could maybe do with a few less covers (even tho they do put their own spin on it) but stuff like 瞳を閉じて is beautiful. i might listen to them more than the solo records by either artist? (this is probably weird)

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Saturday, 10 July 2021 01:50 (one year ago) link

IDM set in the Katamari Damacy universe

:)

Deflatormouse, Saturday, 10 July 2021 02:56 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Listening to MD - Between the Gaps and being reminded why this record was hyped up in my circles back in the day. Gorgeous album.

octobeard, Sunday, 18 September 2022 01:30 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/poZATM9XEUmoCBDjs-QL0QO6UYuIzS5An94lnGfMk5A/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:250/w:250/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTI0Nzc1/NS0xMTMyNTA0MTcw/LmpwZWc.jpeg daze maxim - "same place the bot got smashed" 2000. muscular skippety grooves that really go some almost has a herky jerky no-wave feel

massaman gai (front tea for two), Sunday, 18 September 2022 08:20 (two weeks ago) link

I have always felt that Bochum Welt's 90s stuff is woefully underappreciated. Everything he did on Rephlex is solid gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxwRhM6COLI

droid, Monday, 26 September 2022 10:19 (one week ago) link

that was just reissued this year on central processing unit. love module 2 too, especially “radiopropulsive”.

brimstead, Monday, 26 September 2022 15:20 (one week ago) link

that was great. so much Rephlex I have yet to check out.

death generator (lukas), Monday, 26 September 2022 15:24 (one week ago) link

discussed upthread but on the rephlex tip you should definitely check astrobotnia (aka ovuca / mr colundi aleksi perälä) if you haven't already

the late great, Monday, 26 September 2022 16:09 (one week ago) link

thanks, I did get that at the time, although looks like I never ripped it to my iTunes library.

death generator (lukas), Monday, 26 September 2022 18:06 (one week ago) link

Only ever seen it mentioned once - in Tom Ewing's top 100 singles of the 90s - but this remix is astonishing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAE-TCzFHlU

you can see me from westbury white horse, Monday, 26 September 2022 18:08 (one week ago) link

He has a fair amount of obscure gems. His album with Mike P is excellent, and there's the two late 90s ambient albums on fax which feature some absolutely stellar DX-7 action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_rXLx4mKdQ

droid, Monday, 26 September 2022 18:23 (one week ago) link

non-obscure gems, too! i recently picked up "ginger" and "g spot" on cd (used). hadn't listened in decades, somehow remembered it as much more ... techno? in a luke slater vein or something. they're definitely not what i'd call "idm" but fit in nicely with the rest of the "artificial intelligence" crew. i particularly like the "world music" touches (sort of along the lines of what black dog or ken ishii were up to) and the "speedy j !ive" CD that came as a bonus w/ this particular edition of "g-spot"

the late great, Monday, 26 September 2022 19:41 (one week ago) link

i'd never heard that remix. i remember loving "public energy no. 1" when it came out, another one i haven't listened to in decades. i was really really into lfo's "advance" in 96/97 and can recall thinking that he'd clearly been influenced it, or trying to better it. i think at the time i had difficulty telling the difference between the uk electronic music press and what i imagined was a cohesive, global "intelligent techno" scene, so nowadays i'm a lot less likely to buy into the idea that this producer is reacting to that producer or w/e, but there's definite mark bell vibes in that remix!

the late great, Monday, 26 September 2022 19:49 (one week ago) link

Ginger is such a lovely album, have in rotation more than any of the other original AI albums

you can see me from westbury white horse, Monday, 26 September 2022 20:05 (one week ago) link

There was a shit four tet remix of this one IIRC.

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

droid, Tuesday, 27 September 2022 10:16 (one week ago) link


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