Rolling techno* albums thread for people who are clearly doing it wrong

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Not being someone who ever goes out dancing I don't really want to gum up the bobbins thread with this stuff, but basically this is a thread for discussion and recommendation of new techno* records for home-listening.

*techno and related electronic music

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:49 (ten years ago) link

Really enjoying the Richard Tobar and Akkord albums but realised I had no place to share this scintillating tidbit.

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:50 (ten years ago) link

ha wait: Richard Ricardo

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:56 (ten years ago) link

off to a grand start already

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:57 (ten years ago) link

(I am sad to see the death of the phrase "bobbins" because of long conversations with Anna (who coined its usage on ILM) about why she used "bobbins" and what it meant, and what it was trying to avoid. Sigh.)

these birches is awful (Branwell Bell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:59 (ten years ago) link

"bobbins" has died?

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:01 (ten years ago) link

i thought that was why you were using techno* instead of "bobbins"?

(I have no idea. I'm sorry. I'll go away now.)

these birches is awful (Branwell Bell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:04 (ten years ago) link

Oh this is totally meant to be separate thing. I'm definitely an albums person in my listening habits and also more of a generalist too, so this thread is intended as a non-dance-focussed and non-expert thing, probably featuring a lot of ineptitude on my part that I would be too embarrassed and self-conscious about elsewhere.

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:16 (ten years ago) link

And techno* cos I have no idea about terminology, but was hoping to bring in ambient stuff as well as post-dubstep records too.

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:18 (ten years ago) link

oh here we go again: non-dance-focussed non-dancing-focussed

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:21 (ten years ago) link

someone edit this already to make me look less like an imbecile

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:21 (ten years ago) link

Right, so would the East India Youth album fit in here for discussion?

the drummer is a monster (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:29 (ten years ago) link

It's not really new, but I got the Stellar Om Source album from last year, and I'm really enjoying it... Reminds of me of the more technoish Warp records from the early 90s (LFO, Mike Ink, etc) in that it's both danceable and good for home-listening. It's total nostalgia stuff, sounds like it could've actually been made 20 years ago, but for a guy like me who often feels nostalgic for that era, it's hitting all the sweet spots.

Tuomas, Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:29 (ten years ago) link

xp not heard it at all, so you tell me! thread police free zone here though so i say go for it

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:33 (ten years ago) link

On the other hand, I can't understand the love for the new Donato Dozzy album, seems like it placed quite high in the 2013 albums poll... To me it sounds like very standard droney ambient, like a B-list Fax album or something, I don't see why people find it so exceptional. Especially considering that Voices from the Lake and K really were exceptional and very good; this one feels much more meh to me.

Tuomas, Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:34 (ten years ago) link

i need to spend more time w/ stellar om source. always enjoyed her stuff in the past though but that was more kind of free-floating astral dolphin music xps

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:36 (ten years ago) link

doesn't "bobbins" just mean "rolling thread"

Tim F, Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:39 (ten years ago) link

I've never come across with anything by her before this; the earlier stuff seems pretty hard to find? Joy One Mile is not dolphin music though, it's quite kicking actually.

(xpost)

Tuomas, Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:41 (ten years ago) link

i think the dozzy record gets better the more attention you pay to it or else it tends to evaporate before you've taken it in, whereas VFTL sounded great even just as a background thing. didn't vote for dozzy though, wasn't even the best thing on that label last year (cos that was the quicksails record)

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:42 (ten years ago) link

(though i think this is a potentially useful distinction anyway, home-listening and album-focused electronic music rather than club-focused; the EOY polls always demonstrate there's interest in this)

lex pretend, Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:42 (ten years ago) link

doesn't "bobbins" just mean "rolling thread"

you're probably better asking a person who knows what they're talking about tbh

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:43 (ten years ago) link

that was directed at branwell - I didn't think it actually "meant" anything in the way implied.

Tim F, Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:45 (ten years ago) link

bobbins ain't dead anyway house and techno bobbins 2014

lex pretend, Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:48 (ten years ago) link

Nope, and it was actually Anna F that coined the term "bobbins" because she was at that time writing for (big name UK based dance music magazine) and there were BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR feuds between staff members about what was "Techno" and what was "House" and the differences between tiny micro-genres. And it was a running joke in her house that to avoid the death-match-feuds, to just call it all "dance... bobbins".

I cannot believe that I know stuff about the deep history of obscure ILM terms, but I guess this was just stuff we talked about while DJing.

I, too, would be happy to have an albums-based electronic bobbins thread, because I am LOL old and haven't danced in years.

these birches is awful (Branwell Bell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:06 (ten years ago) link

Two recent albums I've been enjoying that might fit into this thread:

Steve Moore: Pangea Ultima
Ukkonen: The Ancient Tonalities of...

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:17 (ten years ago) link

yeah this is my kind of rolling thread, good call Nick

I get a lot of opportunity to check out new electronic releases but nowhere near enough to go raving or generally do much more than sort of mooch at the edge of the attendant culture

wilful brony (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:18 (ten years ago) link

Not a big fan of dividing "home" listening from "club" listening, as the delineation is fluid and arbitrary, but this is also only a personal take...but then similiarly I'm not a fan of microgenre naming either

but heres something which might fit,

https://soundcloud.com/richardzepezauer/bulldozers-from-nsyde-part-2

cog, Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:50 (ten years ago) link

Also, e/tape https://soundcloud.com/etape/t-12 though its maybe too sleepy even for this thread

cog, Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:53 (ten years ago) link

Hello. I'll be lurking in your thread. I may even post if I feel moved to listen to any music which is not either a year old and already discussed on ILX or 30 years old.

(like BB, also LOL too old to dance now and regretting that I spent my dancing-age years feeling that clubs were not welcoming spaces for me, lol indie kids, lol ugly women, etc)

not a player-hater i just hate a lot (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:21 (ten years ago) link

down with this thread (I am, that is)

doglato dozzy (dog latin), Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:38 (ten years ago) link

Just been listening to Mika Vainio's new Konstellaatio album in his more ambient/less abrasive zero guise and it is very beautiful electronic head music, if that is what you are angling at in this thread.

xelab, Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:12 (ten years ago) link

Yeah 99% of the dance music I hear now is "home listening" even it's totally banging and dancefloor-centric (and there are whole albums of that sort of stuff as well).

Bobbins will never die.

Matt DC, Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:26 (ten years ago) link

Was just listening to Konstalaatio today - very nice.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 31 January 2014 00:57 (ten years ago) link

New NHK'Koyxen album is out at last, which I've been looking forward to for a while. It's on Pan again, which is maybe better known for electronic art music, but the last one was great hall-of-mirrors machine music with subtlety mind-disordering rhythmic effects and a lot of people's favourite on that label along with the Lee Gamble one.

keiji cretins (NickB), Friday, 31 January 2014 11:35 (ten years ago) link

http://d1wtzzt4oxg683.cloudfront.net/images/covers/160/144660.jpg

^ so pretty!

keiji cretins (NickB), Friday, 31 January 2014 11:38 (ten years ago) link

Steve Moore: Pangea Ultima

dunno if it's just me but i find this his weakest release thus far. still good, but a bit watertready

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Friday, 31 January 2014 11:39 (ten years ago) link

yeah I didn't find much call to give it a second listen

the first cologne based on a sea-captain based celebrity (seandalai), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:01 (ten years ago) link

really loving this new hauschka album - http://www.cityslang.com/releases/64220/abandoned-city/ - fans of nils frahm would be into it i think

lex pretend, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:04 (ten years ago) link

i'm really into pangaea ultima

the late great, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:06 (ten years ago) link

i keep being impressed / doing double takes whenever tracks from peter van hoesen's live performance come up on shuffle. it's still p microproduced but has a looser vibe i seem to be keying in on.

i feel like i sample from a lot of recent techno that just doesn't grab me, maybe i'm only paying half attention, seems like the production is samey in an immaculate way but there isn't any fire and it's all airless and boring. one example is the conforce album, just zzzzz imo

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:09 (ten years ago) link

oops i think it's life performance

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:12 (ten years ago) link

also want to rep for anthony parasole's label the corner out of new york, last two releases are awesome (parasole and phil moffa - pressure and tom diccico - no sympathy)

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:15 (ten years ago) link

though those aren't albums, ayy

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:16 (ten years ago) link

i don't post to ilm about a big chunk of the new music i listen to, because it falls between the cracks of the rap/techno/etc threads. lots of pretty post-beat scene electronic music that sounds best on headphones but could work in a club in the right context, maybe.

festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:27 (ten years ago) link

Have enjoyed Hauschka in the past Lex (think it was Foreign Landscapes that I got into, that was very much modern chamber ensemble classical stuff though). Bit of a wait till mere mortals get to hear the new one - not out until mid-March by the looks of it.

Was giving the Mika Vainio a whirl a bit earlier. Sounds really well done but it was all a bit too austere for me. Have never quite got to grips with Pansonic either tbh so it probably wasn't meant to be.

keiji cretins (NickB), Friday, 31 January 2014 17:57 (ten years ago) link

vainio never clicked with me though on paper it sounds like exactly the kind of thing i'd dig.

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 21:28 (ten years ago) link

I noticed that a third volume of Thomas P. Heckmann's (aka Age, Drax, Skydiver, etc) The Lost Tales was recently released, you can play the whole album via the link. (It's not on Fax like the previous two, but on some new American label, which was apparently set up as a legacy label to Fax, since it folded with Pete Namlook's death.) Anyway, like the previous two, it collects previously unreleased material by Heckmann, some of which dates back to to the early 90s, so there's loads of trancey analogue sounds and cosmic techno goodness... And more synth solos than on his previous albums! Obviously this is very old school stuff, but since cosmic beats and Fax have always been my thing, I love it! "Berlin to Dawn" and "Ode to a Friend" especially are awesome synth freakouts.

Tuomas, Friday, 31 January 2014 23:36 (ten years ago) link

this is the perfect thread to post about:

severence - hidden ceilings
sven weisemann - inner motions
and
the smoke clears - listen

each of which were on my eoy ballot, and i associate them with each other. haven't really seen anyone discuss them anywhere, probably b/c they're very humble albums, but they linger in that edge of sleep space which i really love. i don't think listening to a single track really does any of them justice because they all take time to pull you in, but all three are pretty much perfect.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 1 February 2014 00:09 (ten years ago) link

Fuck me, that Weisemann album is a lot better than I remembered it as this year.

xelab, Saturday, 1 February 2014 00:56 (ten years ago) link

^I believe that one made it on last year's ILM poll

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Friday, 5 May 2023 17:15 (one year ago) link

*Another* new Rezzett release:
https://rezzett.bandcamp.com/album/boshly

(btw apparently Rezzett is actually Lukid + Tapes - https://thetrilogytapes.kudosrecords.co.uk/release/ttt100/rezzett-meant-like-this)

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Friday, 12 May 2023 18:30 (one year ago) link

xp

totally possible that's where I came across it first

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Friday, 12 May 2023 18:31 (one year ago) link

this one rules

https://stepballchain.bandcamp.com/album/the-ancient-truth?from=embed

omar little, Thursday, 18 May 2023 16:18 (one year ago) link

thanks omar i am now obsessed with the maara album

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 18 May 2023 21:46 (one year ago) link

co-sign, tremendous femme energy here

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 18 May 2023 22:04 (one year ago) link

i like that one as well

ciderpress, Thursday, 18 May 2023 22:23 (one year ago) link

been listening to this mix by async figure lately:

https://asyncfigure.bandcamp.com/album/back-to-the-pit

async figure is the joint project with MM & Suda, on Tzusing’s Sea Cucumber label

mh, Tuesday, 30 May 2023 23:41 (one year ago) link

been listening to this mix by async figure lately:

https://asyncfigure.bandcamp.com/album/back-to-the-pit

async figure is the joint project with MM & Suda, on Tzusing’s Sea Cucumber label

mh, Tuesday, 30 May 2023 23:41 (one year ago) link

Oooh, I remember listening to a mix/live set they put up on soundcloud a few years ago that was absolutely mind-melting. Will definitely check this out.

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Wednesday, 31 May 2023 18:24 (one year ago) link

very ready for a new k-lone album:

https://k-lone.bandcamp.com/album/swells

^ one upbeat summer jam out so far

rincton monkspoon (NickB), Wednesday, 31 May 2023 20:00 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

new Anthony Naples right in the sweet spot for this thread, you ask me

official representative of Roku's Basketshit in at least one alternate u (lukas), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 19:10 (eleven months ago) link

Also the new Karenn:

https://karenn.bandcamp.com/album/everything-is-curly

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Monday, 3 July 2023 17:35 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

only just getting round to the new RAMZi, really great stuff:

https://ramzi1.bandcamp.com/album/feu-follets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zylP-XbP31g

NickB, Thursday, 14 September 2023 07:00 (nine months ago) link

Grimy cassette-fidelity techno from SWAP MEET

https://swapmeetdj.bandcamp.com/album/traverse-the-dark-world

50 Favorite Jordans (Jordan), Monday, 18 September 2023 14:30 (eight months ago) link

More on the juke/club side of things but tracks like these make me wish I had DJ gigs

https://bangerzonly.bandcamp.com/album/justin-jay-bngrz006

50 Favorite Jordans (Jordan), Monday, 18 September 2023 14:47 (eight months ago) link

this one's a nice mix of various idm styles, particularly into the melodic stuff like "deviant"
https://evel.bandcamp.com/album/hexalyne-lain-evel-46

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Monday, 18 September 2023 17:18 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

lots of great stuff on this

eli escobar - the beach album
https://eliescobar.bandcamp.com/album/the-beach-album

ꙮ (map), Saturday, 11 November 2023 23:04 (seven months ago) link

can't remember if there was a better thread for this but I've been feeling this lo-fi hauntological loveliness

https://touchsensitiverecords.bandcamp.com/album/everyone-s-already-come-apart

dan selzer, Monday, 13 November 2023 14:34 (seven months ago) link

new Ciel album is fantastic, starts off a bit iffy imo but after the third track or so it really gets going: https://cieltrax.bandcamp.com/album/homesick

Murgatroid, Sunday, 26 November 2023 18:47 (six months ago) link

Wallace's debut album definitely leaning more towards home listening than the club (and sounding great)

https://mulemusiq.bandcamp.com/album/red-yellow-black

groovypanda, Friday, 1 December 2023 12:13 (six months ago) link

thanks for sharing that eli escobar album, map

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Friday, 1 December 2023 14:15 (six months ago) link

Really good one from Peder Mannerfelt. Would love to hear someone try to use the last one as a blend (the beat is a four against three thing that would be pretty destabilizing to play out by itself).

https://pedermannerfeltproduktion.bandcamp.com/album/the-benefits-of-living-in-a-hole

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Monday, 4 December 2023 19:10 (six months ago) link

Reminds me of this classic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0evAXlY5EgU

which I think was a reference to the break from Macho's I'm a Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhvOVJn0i6k

dan selzer, Monday, 4 December 2023 20:30 (six months ago) link

oh was listening to the first track.

dan selzer, Monday, 4 December 2023 20:30 (six months ago) link

That Deko track is raw, love it

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Monday, 4 December 2023 20:35 (six months ago) link

Spins from the inside out. And has twin grooves. Lots of fun.

dan selzer, Monday, 4 December 2023 20:36 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjpkPl_ZS0Y

omar little, Tuesday, 30 January 2024 20:27 (four months ago) link

Cousin + Priori, from the Numina EP

omar little, Tuesday, 30 January 2024 20:27 (four months ago) link

I don't know that this really qualifies as home listening as it is almost entirely made up of purely functional contemporary hardgroove bangers, but this new Mutual Rytm comp is really good. It features a surprisingly impressive span of high quality producers considering the label has only existed for a couple years.

https://mutual-rytm.bandcamp.com/album/federation-of-rytm-iii

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 5 February 2024 20:38 (four months ago) link

Blawan big tune alert

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Monday, 5 February 2024 21:45 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Dualist Inquiry

https://dualismrecords.bandcamp.com/album/when-we-get-there-lp

omar little, Thursday, 22 February 2024 21:51 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Command D - Esc

https://commandd.bandcamp.com/album/esc

omar little, Tuesday, 19 March 2024 18:21 (two months ago) link

my kind of wrong

corrs unplugged, Wednesday, 20 March 2024 13:23 (two months ago) link

does any remember a techno album or ep that heavily sampled or edited the akira soundtrack, i believe the producer's name started with a B. not blawan, but that's the name that pops in my head when i try to think of it. came out several years ago, maybe even almost ten years ago?

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 21 March 2024 02:26 (two months ago) link

https://otakuusamagazine.com/akira-soundtrack-gets-edm-remix/

???

omar little, Thursday, 21 March 2024 02:28 (two months ago) link

Bwana!

omar little, Thursday, 21 March 2024 02:28 (two months ago) link

yes! that's it, bwana! thanks

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 21 March 2024 03:16 (two months ago) link

I loved that. Put it on this mix:

https://soundcloud.com/newyorkendless/definition-of-a-plan

Tracklist on first comment.

dan selzer, Thursday, 21 March 2024 04:13 (two months ago) link

nice

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 21 March 2024 13:57 (two months ago) link

doing it very wrong imo

https://pacificrhythm.bandcamp.com/album/other-phases-of-sleep

omar little, Friday, 22 March 2024 23:53 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Not sure if this is the right thread for it, but this Binkbeats album (remember his viral '10s videos performing classic beats live) is really hypnotic listening. Also performed live apparently.

https://binkbeats.bandcamp.com/album/ohm

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Thursday, 25 April 2024 15:47 (one month ago) link

(LIYL Dawn of Midi etc)

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Thursday, 25 April 2024 15:47 (one month ago) link

wow, I love this. thanks!

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 25 April 2024 16:02 (one month ago) link

https://wajang.bandcamp.com/album/spiritual-ambush

Maara & Amor Satyr

omar little, Tuesday, 7 May 2024 20:24 (one month ago) link

but i especially love this Deathbrain album

https://deathbrain.bandcamp.com/album/a-slice-of-life

omar little, Tuesday, 7 May 2024 20:28 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Priori - Wake (from the new album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN797cSCS3E

omar little, Monday, 10 June 2024 18:39 (four days ago) link

I want whatever this is but I don't think they've released anything yet

watching Chicago’s finest, easygoingtech, play live music tonight :)

— Good Willsmith (@GoodWillsmith) June 9, 2024

default damager (lukas), Monday, 10 June 2024 18:48 (four days ago) link

oops

sixteen speaker spatialized set, everything panning around the room thru a program that Anais created. legends pic.twitter.com/LdJV71H7TK

— Good Willsmith (@GoodWillsmith) June 10, 2024

default damager (lukas), Monday, 10 June 2024 18:49 (four days ago) link

this is pretty sweet too

Sepehr - Genesis Domain EP

https://sepehr.bandcamp.com/album/genesis-domain

omar little, Monday, 10 June 2024 18:54 (four days ago) link


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