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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

ha wait: Richard Ricardo

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

off to a grand start already

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

"bobbins" has died?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bobbins ain't dead anyway house and techno bobbins 2014

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

down with this thread (I am, that is)

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

Was just listening to Konstalaatio today - very nice.

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

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

^ so pretty!

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

i'm really into pangaea ultima

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

oops i think it's life performance

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

though those aren't albums, ayy

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

this is for techno/house not British guys doing footwork or whatever

brimstead, Monday, 11 February 2019 20:32 (eight months ago) link

Yeah please use the other thread.

Matt DC, Monday, 11 February 2019 21:14 (eight months ago) link

Oooh. Ok, bye techno dudes.

Rolling Reconstructed Club Music 2019

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 11 February 2019 21:15 (eight months ago) link

this is for techno/house hipster garbage like rezzett and skee mask, not British guys doing footwork or whatever

the late great, Monday, 11 February 2019 21:29 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

https://jollydiscs.bandcamp.com/album/export

good weird shit

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:29 (seven months ago) link

psherb did a writeup on pfork today, surprised me b/c i thought only i cared about RAP

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:30 (seven months ago) link

really got into this Ossia album released this year

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:34 (seven months ago) link

checking out that RAP album

speaking of cross-genre album exercises, still trying to figure out if I like Heavy the Eclipse, the Clouds one

anyone else heard it?

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:38 (seven months ago) link

new to me, wild album art and track titles

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:49 (seven months ago) link

been meaning to listen to the ossia lp

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:49 (seven months ago) link

RAP really upped the game on names that are unsearchable on streaming services, huh

guess that is one way to make a bandcamp sale

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:54 (seven months ago) link

Ha, that was the only way I could find it (w/the label name). Maybe it's not on streaming services though, there's no way to know.

I was totally stumped the other day after hearing a mix and some tracks by a producer named 'Toni' on NTS the other day. Track names were all generic single words. Couldn't find a soundcloud, twitter, absolutely nothing. Good job Toni.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:59 (seven months ago) link

hey man RAP is just a good name

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:59 (seven months ago) link

the original fan

https://i.imgur.com/nZgDYG9.jpg

ciderpress, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:02 (seven months ago) link

hah, I was referencing The Locust last week

but yes, the RAP release isn't on anything other than bandcamp afaict

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:08 (seven months ago) link

ciderpress, what comic is that? I remember it from somewhere but I'm drawing a blank

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:08 (seven months ago) link

dunno i think it's from some locust related record sleeve or merch or zine. it was briefly a meme on SA at some point back in the 00s which is where i have it from

ciderpress, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:11 (seven months ago) link

ah, that makes sense

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:12 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

lyra valenza - reality blizz (opal tapes)

after living inside the ambient poll for a while it’s a lovely shock to remember that yes, i do like to be X-CITE-D

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:29 (three months ago) link

New Young Marco is exceptional to me on the pseudo fourth world mallets bamboo and dx7 tip.

dsb, Sunday, 14 July 2019 15:40 (three months ago) link

the pseudo fourth world mallets bamboo and dx7 tip

this really should be its own bin card in every record store

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 14 July 2019 15:47 (three months ago) link

oh sweet, biology is one of my favorite albums this decade

brimstead, Sunday, 14 July 2019 22:50 (three months ago) link

I agree, Paul

brimstead, Sunday, 14 July 2019 22:51 (three months ago) link

I also want a “fender Rhodes and bongos” section

brimstead, Sunday, 14 July 2019 22:51 (three months ago) link

my standard eye catcher was always "handclaps, accordion and theremin"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 15 July 2019 04:25 (three months ago) link

the best dance reviews are the capsule blurbs on hardwax

brimstead, Monday, 15 July 2019 05:45 (three months ago) link

lol rong thread

brimstead, Monday, 15 July 2019 05:45 (three months ago) link

rong thread but otm

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 15 July 2019 17:07 (three months ago) link

i wasn't sure if my lyra valenza rec belonged in this thread lol and here i am coming to post another thing i am unsure about

i know the phrase 'brooklyn techno' could cause eyerolls or worse, but lately things have been a lot more chill here thanks in so small part to acemo

https://jenkemrecordings.bandcamp.com/track/soul-deep-management

https://soundcloud.com/acemo/where-they-at-ft-john-fm

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 15 July 2019 20:04 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

So that Octo Octa record, any good?

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Friday, 27 September 2019 14:35 (two weeks ago) link

It’s great. Being discussed on her own Thread
Octo Octa &c

I am using your worlds, Friday, 27 September 2019 14:40 (two weeks ago) link

aha, thanks, a classic "people who are clearly doing it wrong" move!

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Friday, 27 September 2019 14:41 (two weeks ago) link

everyone listen to topdown dialectic

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:14 (two weeks ago) link

somehow I missed the first topdown dialectic album until the new one was announced

now I must say: listen to Brad. it's good

mh, Friday, 27 September 2019 16:30 (two weeks ago) link

octo octa is great btw

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 27 September 2019 18:49 (two weeks ago) link

new baltra album is good house* album

brimstead, Saturday, 28 September 2019 05:27 (two weeks ago) link

I dunno if it counts as * or when it came out but this NHK yx Koxyen "Doom Steppy Reverb" is ~~✓¥∆~~

lost IDM classics (lukas), Saturday, 28 September 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

I implore you to check it

lost IDM classics (lukas), Saturday, 28 September 2019 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

Not sure what genre it falls under but Barker's Utility is great. Where artists like Lorenzo Senni have left me cool, this just hit the right spots. Wish the tracks were longer though, each could be it's own 10 minute exploratory jam.

ed.b, Saturday, 28 September 2019 20:33 (two weeks ago) link

yeah otm really nice but way too short

calzino, Saturday, 28 September 2019 21:15 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah 'Utility' is a great work album

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 28 September 2019 21:44 (two weeks ago) link

I might wonder why, after all the fanfare for "String Theory," Mandar's 2017 S/T album never got any attention. Except the reason seems obvious: they gratuitously put it out on five 180g discs. That said, it is classy minimal house at its finest.

ed.b, Sunday, 29 September 2019 01:46 (two weeks ago) link

idk really where this goes but it's great and has Mark Fell on it: https://33-33.bandcamp.com/track/oglon-day-1

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Sunday, 29 September 2019 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

another one: https://tomaga.bandcamp.com/track/bandiera-di-carta

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Monday, 30 September 2019 14:19 (two weeks ago) link

Does Anthony Naples's Fog FM count? It's pretty damn good.

pomenitul, Sunday, 6 October 2019 12:22 (one week ago) link

I much preferred his last one, with the memorable Midnight Cowboy sampling interlude and I can't remember the name of it!

calzino, Sunday, 6 October 2019 12:59 (one week ago) link

actually it sounds p dope, just haven't listened to it much.

calzino, Sunday, 6 October 2019 13:05 (one week ago) link

Take Me With You was the previous one

Number None, Sunday, 6 October 2019 18:38 (one week ago) link

that's the one, it went missing when my last pc died

calzino, Sunday, 6 October 2019 18:54 (one week ago) link

i love fog fm; amazing album. I should try Take Me With You for sure!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 6 October 2019 20:26 (one week ago) link


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