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.


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,

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

Also, e/tape 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

^ 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 - - 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
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

Take Me With You was the previous one

Number None, Sunday, 6 October 2019 18:38 (two months ago) link

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

calzino, Sunday, 6 October 2019 18:54 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

has anyone heard this Afrodeutsche album Break Before Make out on Skam? i copped one track, HIAEA, that's growing on me.

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 18 October 2019 00:24 (one month ago) link

An enjoyable trip-hoppy throwback with environmental overtones:

pomenitul, Saturday, 19 October 2019 13:19 (one month ago) link

building bridges is so good

cheese canopy (map), Saturday, 26 October 2019 19:32 (one month ago) link

Check out the Tribe of Colin album on Honest Jon's. Minimal repetitive tracks that sound like they're all made with hardware (I don't care whether producers use hardware or software but still) and get gradually more fucked as they progress. Some of it's the kind of outsider house/techno that sounds like it could be on LIES, some of it's more dubby and some of it's more grimey. RIYL Actress, Hype Williams

paolo, Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:54 (one month ago) link

Lovely packaging too

paolo, Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:54 (one month ago) link

Apparently he preps parts, puts them in the SP-404 (which is not known for its quantization), and records live takes. That's a cool way of doing things, especially since that machine is so associated with post-Dilla/lo-fi hip hop beats (almost makes me wish I wasn't selling mine).

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 4 November 2019 18:08 (one month ago) link

Tribe of Colin album is indeed great. Thanks for the heads up!

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 09:24 (one month ago) link

Listening to samples of the new Shanti Celeste - looks like she's got this album thing sewn up. Recommended.

millmeister, Friday, 15 November 2019 15:36 (three weeks ago) link

this is fucking great, thanks for the heads up!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 15 November 2019 18:06 (three weeks ago) link

omg hell yeah, i love her

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 15 November 2019 18:13 (three weeks ago) link

chips and cheese on the big toast

saer, Friday, 15 November 2019 21:29 (three weeks ago) link


ciderpress, Friday, 15 November 2019 21:42 (three weeks ago) link

‘sesame’ off that shanti celeste record is really hitting the zones

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Sunday, 17 November 2019 14:25 (three weeks ago) link

a bit UKG i guess

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Sunday, 17 November 2019 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

yeah the shanti celeste record is the real deal

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 17 November 2019 17:08 (three weeks ago) link

thanks for the Topdown Dialectic rec, oh my god that is so my shit

brimstead, Sunday, 17 November 2019 17:37 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, that was fun too

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 15:59 (three weeks ago) link

I swear, every time I neglect to check for new music for a few weeks, that's the period when a bunch of releases happen.

Currently still listening to a few of the recent recommendations from the thread and checking out the new Lee Gamble and Shapednoise albums. The LG one is hitting me in a way his past stuff hadn't and I'll have to revisit some of the older cuts. Shapednoise has some good guest spots

mh, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 16:28 (three weeks ago) link

new madteo
new levon vincent

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 22 November 2019 18:33 (two weeks ago) link

will check out shanti celeste album, <3 <3 her show on nts

marcos, Friday, 22 November 2019 19:23 (two weeks ago) link

Peter F Speiss has a new double album on Pluie/Noir, only heard a couple of tracks from it so far

saer, Saturday, 23 November 2019 06:33 (two weeks ago) link

They’re maybe both a bit safe, comfort food style albums, but the Comit and Stenny albums are two of my favourites this year.

toby, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 12:29 (one week ago) link

Absolutely comfort food but very very well done is 'Girl, Excited' by 96 Back - melodically opulent bleep techno from someone too young to remember it the first time.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 12:56 (one week ago) link

new Quirke ep "Steal A Golden Hail" is wonderful (and I think more in line with this thread than bobbins)

lukas, Monday, 2 December 2019 19:15 (one week ago) link

another one on jolly discs. this has been my favorite morning music for the past few months

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 13:40 (one week ago) link

Jolly Discs is a great label, lots to recommend

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 20:18 (one week ago) link

Stenny RULEZ.

pomenitul, Saturday, 7 December 2019 13:54 (three days ago) link

been listening to a lot of stuff on svbkvlt and circadian rhythms over here

mh, Saturday, 7 December 2019 19:26 (three days ago) link

huh, svbkvlt passed me by until now, despite having put out two zaliva-d releases. i'm waaayyy into their album on knekelhuis which is prob my favorite label going

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 7 December 2019 20:28 (three days ago) link

kris baha's lp is also fantastic. there was some talk about cocktail d'amore somewhere around here recently, don't think it got mentioned tho

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 7 December 2019 20:29 (three days ago) link

last one for now, tom of england. can't decide how much i like it but it's def interesting and very much leaning into its own predilections. gives me clinic vibes at times, weirdly, a band i haven't thought about in ages

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 7 December 2019 20:32 (three days ago) link

Might be a Sweely album on the way but here's a bit of afternoon bouyancy in the meantime

saer, Saturday, 7 December 2019 20:35 (three days ago) link

Project Pablo Live at MUTEK, Montreal angling for a late inclusion in my end of year faves

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 9 December 2019 16:55 (yesterday) link

oh, nice!

I was there and stayed toward the front for the whole set. awesome crowd, very danceable, a++ would attend again

mh, Monday, 9 December 2019 17:08 (yesterday) link

i am green jelly

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 9 December 2019 17:10 (yesterday) link

I'm still amazed how it was an insanely chill set yet engaging enough to keep moving at 3AM

mh, Monday, 9 December 2019 17:11 (yesterday) link

it's like the complete opposite energy of the svbkvlt stuff I was mentioning earlier!

on that tip, I'd be negligent to not mention how hyped up a slikback b2b hyph11e set was

mh, Monday, 9 December 2019 17:15 (yesterday) link

really been enjoying the record Not Waving did this year with Mark Lanegan (aka Dark Mark). electronics + american gothic, it's pretty much like that first track on the Efdemin album ('oh lovely appearance of death') turned into a whole lp

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Monday, 9 December 2019 17:48 (yesterday) link

oh it's called 'Downwelling' btw

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Monday, 9 December 2019 17:49 (yesterday) link

^^co-sign. Well, except for the Efdemin reference - did not know he released an album this year so thanks for the heads up!

willem, Monday, 9 December 2019 17:58 (yesterday) link

No need to thank me, I couldn’t actually get into it tbh other than the first song. Was pretty well received though on the whole, so maybe I’m just bad and stupid

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Monday, 9 December 2019 20:27 (yesterday) link

really been enjoying the record Not Waving did this year with Mark Lanegan (aka Dark Mark). electronics + american gothic

― Wee Bloabby (NickB), Monday, December 9, 2019 10:48 AM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

whoa @ this record

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 9 December 2019 22:41 (yesterday) link

Efdemin reference - did not know he released an album this year

yeah it's pretty good, i feel like i would have listened to it more than i did if my life were fancier, like i lived in an art museum or something

j., Monday, 9 December 2019 22:51 (yesterday) link

or if i had this guy's face tats

Speechless at the face tattoos on this guy at a Moscow techno party

— Matthew Anderson (@MattAndersonNYT) November 6, 2019

ingredience (map), Monday, 9 December 2019 23:18 (yesterday) link

I’ve gone east for techno parties, but apparently not east enough

a u.s. government department (mh), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 02:19 (six hours ago) link

That Efdemin album is tremendous.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 09:11 (five minutes ago) link

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