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Aphex Twin, Amon Tobin, Photek, Squarepusher...

Discussion in 'Music' started by Cosimah2o, Jan 30, 2010.

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    Cosimah2o Active Member

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    Anyone into the " Amon Tobin / Photek/ Aphex Twin/Squarepusher ..." kind of music?
     
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    The closest I really get is stuff like Propellerheads and Kid Koala.

    Kid Koala's "Drunk Trumpet" reminds me of Amon Tobin's "Easy Muffin."
    I do like Tobin's stuff that's chiller, like Four-Ton Mantis and Easy Muffin.

    I totally have a mental block on the genre. There was a band that played electro-big/breakbeat/d&b/jungle style music live, and it was amazing.

    But it is so hard for me to sit down and enjoy something when I know it was made by a dude in a studio alone. The whole time it's playing, I'm imagining a bachelor eating leftover take-out by himself with a plastic fork in his empty apartment between tracks.
     
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    I listened a bit to Aphex Twin back in the early 00s. I like him, especially the more ambient stuff, but not enough to really get deeply into the genre. I continue to occasionally dip my toes in electronica - I like stuff like Differnet and Fennesz, for instance. Oh, and **** Buttons who are amazing.
     
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    Burial/The Orb/Future Sound of London/Black Dog/The Field/**** Buttons
     
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    I like the bit from 00:00 to 10:35 the most.
     
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    I got into Amon Tobin via Chri Morris' Jam/Blue Jam TV series and then accompanying CD. That show was genius, but was also some seriously dark twisted stuff, and it always 'tainted' my appreciation/listening of Tobin from that point on.

    Lamb sampled a clip of Tobin's track 'Nightlife' in their song 'Ear Parcel' I believe, to good effect, on their album 'Fear of Fours'... I love this music.
     
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    Hi Will,
    thanks for your friend request but I'm sorry i prefer to disable this option ! I usually don't write often. Anyway, thanks ! :)
     
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    Drop back soon if it's going to be about good music :)
     
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    ------------------------------------> SOUNDS
    I'm back with my Mountain Sounds !! When I asked about Yama no Oto & Yama no Jinsei ( Yasunari Kawabata & Kunio Yanagita, respectively ) I meant about its translated title . That's is, if you knew about the mountain sounds . Yama no Oto means - The Sound of the Mountain // Yama no Jinsei means - The Life in the Mountain .
    I was remembering your thread about the sound of a dial-up modem slowed down 700%. , so I thought about my sounds ....
     
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    Ah literally mountain sounds. Nice. I was worried about where that arrow was heading to ;-)

    It reminds of the groaning and creaking sounds of glaciers. All these sounds coming from my study recently, my wife will wonder what is going on in here.
     
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    Toward the Mountain :D

    Really ?? I am reading and studying glaciers too . I am interested in glaciers of the French & Swiss Alps . In fact, I am reading about Glaciology .

    Sorry, :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    With all the sounds of modems slowing down, of hammers and chisels tapping away at rocks, and other ambient sounds coming from my hi-fi rigged up to my PC. She will think I am going crazy.

    Plus I was asking her about the Japanese books Yama no Oto & Yama no Jinsei too (she's Japanese, but hadn't heard of those two books).
     
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    I thought, you talked about a study of glaciers :lol:

    Yama no Oto by Yasunari Kawabata . This author won The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968 . In fact, he was the first Japanese author to receive the award.
    Yama no Jinsei by Kunio Yanagita . This author known as the father of Japanese ethnology and folklore studies . It's true, this book is difficult to find it . Hardly a miracle !


    Culture and Education:Opinion:WASEDA ONLINE
     
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    A Turning Point - I will do an exercise of Abstraction & Synthesis regard to my Mountain Sounds because I don't want to break the rhythm of this thread . In short, I prefer to allude better to Daily Routine Sounds !!!

    Voici an exemple of this kind of Sounds ( car keys, glass, coffee grinder, fried eggs, mobile phone, coins ... ) a mixed with melody !!
    I heard, Amon Tobin was recording this kind of sounds during 1 year . Although he is always looking for new sounds !
    ‪Amon Tobin - At the End of the Day‬‏ - YouTube
     
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    Amon Tobin's stuff is great, and not surprised he is seeking inspiration in this way. Or maybe not even inspiration, just experimentation and logging of sounds.

    It made me think, each generation hundred of unique sounds may be lost. Like the sound of a Coca-Cola bottle being de-capped/poured a hundred years ago, with different pressures in the bottle, different composition of the drink mix itself temperature variance, bottle glass manufacture. Might sound so different to today.

    The sound of coins jangling likewise, different weights, the sounds of people walking on shoes manufactured using ancient techniques and such. Sounds we will never recapture. Like ancient languages that are lost, never to be spoken again.
     
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    That sounds like a philosophical thought, I like it :)
    By the way, I have other questions about your sounds .. I am curious person :whistling:, sorry .. When you are creating your own sounds, do you work with Pro tools ( DAW ) ?
     
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    I don't do any sound capturing alas. Just lots of listening to electronic and ambient type music, some of which features a variety of such sounds.

    Whilst you're around - have you seen the film Baraka? As much as the visuals and soundtrack are stunning, the natural and unusual sounds too in that are fantastic.
     
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    Yes :D
    I am going to move to Mat P. Jarvis ... I think, Gas with his Microscopic would be a great Hymn for TITAN 's planet, doesn't it ? ...

     
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