Discussion in 'Music' started by Semper Fi, Jan 8, 2006.
I dont care what everyone says, techno is boss!
What kind of techno, sir? Any names in particular?
I've really been getting into IDM lately (intelligent digital music, it's a genre not an artist). Not the same thing as techno, but it's worth checking out if you're into digital music. I guess a good starting point would be someone like Aphex Twin or Chemical Brothers, their stuff's pretty accessible. Two of my favorites are Dntel and Boards of Canada, but their stuff is kinda dense, you really have to sit down and put some effort into really getting into it, but once you do, they're amazing.
DNTEL and BOC are along the lines of Frou Frou and Postal Service (Actually, postal service and DNTEL share members) - it's sort of like indie-techno.
The chemical brothers have done an excellent job of remaining relevant in a genre that artists become tired quickly. One only needs to look at the Crystal Method to understand my point.
Dan, try listening to some stuff by the group Hybrid, they're one of my favorite bands.
Oh, and please don't say IDM I hate the notion of IDM. If there's one stupid thing about electronic music, it's all the rediculous names their are for the sub-genres.
Actually, that reminds me, if you're curious about the world of electronic music, check this out. Totally snobby and very cheeky.
From the site:
Intelligent Dance Music: This is the oddest named genre in the entire world, since it's not easily danceable, it's not certifiably intelligent, and it's arguable as to whether it constitutes as actual music. This is the realm of the uber-pretentious electronic music afficionados, with razor-thin eclectic tastes, who spend most of their waking energy arguing about what IDM is and what IDM isn't. But I guess that depends on what your definition of 'is' is. That's why it's the one genre that doesn't have any kind of cohesive sound. That's also why some of them despise the term "Intelligent Dance Music". So just ignore them. It is fun to listen to, after all.
No one listens to techno. That's what Eminem says. He's the King.
Your dogsled's getting stolen. Shoo, fly.
Yeah, I'm into more ethereal, ambient electronic music. I guess judging from my music collection, you'd probably think I was a big stoner (I'm not).
Postal Service, I don't think I'd classify them with Dntel, BOC, or Frou Frou. Their music is much more structured, for the most part, their songs are poppier than the other artists', I think. But, don't get me wrong, I love them, in fact, I just bought this shirt...
...two days ago.
I didn't know it was Intelligent DANCE Music, oops. And I'm not a huge fan of that description either, but I didn't want to be like "Hey, if you're into techno, check out Dntel!" Semper Fi would be disappointed.
Y'know what else Eminem said?
I JUST DON'T GIVE A F*CK!!!!
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