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Straight Outta Johto
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« on: July 30, 2017, 03:21:43 PM »

So I've been going through a music binge lately. I found a group I'm falling in love with called Steam Powered Giraffe. Do you like Daft Punk? Do you like Jonathan Coulton? Then you'll like this group.

I know the people on this board must have some pretty awesome music in their libraries, so I implore you, do you have any interesting/weird but good music to share with me?
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 08:26:49 AM »

Are you looking for the same genre you described?

And what do you mean by ''weird''? I mean, what's weird is subject to personal opinion.

I would have you try Weather Report. That's jazz-fusion. Especially the tunes Gibraltar, Black Market and Havona, but there are a lot of other good tunes from them.
In the same vein, but a little bit more modern and drum-oriented I'd go for Dave Weckl. There's the legendary Billy Cobham as well, but while his drumming is insane, I find only a few select tunes are really good, such as Stratus and Red Baron.

That's in the fusion vein. If you like more electro-chillout tunes, I have tons of that stuff. I would actually need some time to gather them up so maybe it's simply better if I include a link to a YouTube Playlist, which I can't do at the moment since I'm at work.

I've got lots of groovy tunes, too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 12:26:28 PM »

Magnus Pym

Are you looking for the same genre you described?

And what do you mean by ''weird''? I mean, what's weird is subject to personal opinion.

I've got lots of groovy tunes, too.

Let me clarify that I am not a Hipster. Or if I am a hipster, than I am a sincere one. I don't hate things because their mainstream. Theirs tons of great mainstream music..... from decades ago.

I just don't like anything that's popular right now, and I think this is a horrible decade for music. At least mainstream, but i have found great music digging deep into the internet music culture. I'm a pretty big fan of retrowave, neo-swing music, Southern Gothic music, and lot's of other stuff. I mainly find new music by stumbling onto a group I like and finding other groups like that group, so if you guys have bands that are interesting I want to hear more. Weird is hard for me to define. maybe just forget that.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 11:26:39 PM »

>> I think this is a horrible decade for music.
Disagree. More options than ever before. Even among new things. Just need to seek.

Merry Christmas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt3oAyK_IG8

>>Theirs tons of great mainstream music..... from decades ago

Why not... listen to great mainstream music of today as imagined from decades ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufvZzhK_3X8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O53nJzDaXXQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv94swj4sjo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQJrM09jbU

Play Violin (Guitars are evil)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvipPYFebWc

(Dance!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgXN0kO1JEA

Why be Daft Punk? Each Song only has a few good lines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MteSlpxCpo

For Swing, go to France (Avoid the Robots)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPjJW5iTFN0

If nothing else, watch this, (from Zootopia 2):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbQgXeY_zi4

And this, (on facing your fears):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX44CAz-JhU

Personally though, I have yet to find a single SteamPowered Giraffe song I like.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 01:06:21 AM »

LD

>> I think this is a horrible decade for music.
Disagree. More options than ever before. Even among new things. Just need to seek.

Merry Christmas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt3oAyK_IG8

>>Theirs tons of great mainstream music..... from decades ago

Why not... listen to great mainstream music of today as imagined from decades ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufvZzhK_3X8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O53nJzDaXXQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv94swj4sjo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQJrM09jbU

Play Violin (Guitars are evil)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvipPYFebWc

Take Some Crime (Dance!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgXN0kO1JEA

Why be Daft Punk? Each Song only has a few good lines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MteSlpxCpo

For Swing, go to France (Avoid the Robots)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPjJW5iTFN0

If nothing else, watch this, (from Zootopia 2):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbQgXeY_zi4

And this, (on facing your fears):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX44CAz-JhU

Personally though, I have yet to find a single SteamPowered Giraffe song I like.


Thanks for the recommends. I always like finding new Electro-swing grooves so I appreciate the recommends. It's fascinating how much I think modern songs work when put through the PMJ. Also I understand that SPG isn't for everyone. But I think they harmonize well, and I like the way present on stage. Also the line "How many of you like fighting skeleton pirates on the back of killer whales?" well never be topped.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 06:13:22 AM »

I like music that sounds like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByydxD2P9wE
does that count as weird?
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 10:28:55 AM »

Enjoy.

Mr. Bungle
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 01:44:19 PM »

I listen to a lot of what I call "thinking music." A favourite for getting things done is the Hotline Miami Soundtrack, particularly the tracks by M.O.O.N.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 04:00:57 PM »

Steerpike

I listen to a lot of what I call "thinking music." A favourite for getting things done is the Hotline Miami Soundtrack, particularly the tracks by M.O.O.N.

That particular track is epic. That game was fun, too.

LoA, you might try the radio stations on Soma FM. There's a lot of variety, but I am particularly fond of Mission Control.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 05:58:49 PM »

LoA

I just don't like anything that's popular right now, and I think this is a horrible decade for music.
How about just mashing up a bunch of stuff that's popular now, using a 25 year old song as a basis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjB8M06Au-g

LoA

retrowave
The channel called, fittingly, "NewRetroWave" is quite good about that, and I like it quite a bit. A couple of my favorites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPyWw60vJls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIqx-0KwbBA

You might also like cTrix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9fLT_9E6Ik

Or just go back to stuff from the original time period: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJgD9ihRSKw

As is somewhat known around here, I'm a fan of Bollywood (particularly older stuff) so I'd be remiss if I didn't include a link to some of the music-- it's "weird" from a non-South-Asian perspective, probably.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ybPU2QipY
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 06:11:30 PM »

sparkletwist

LoA

I just don't like anything that's popular right now, and I think this is a horrible decade for music.
How about just mashing up a bunch of stuff that's popular now, using a 25 year old song as a basis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjB8M06Au-g

LoA

retrowave
The channel called, fittingly, "NewRetroWave" is quite good about that, and I like it quite a bit. A couple of my favorites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPyWw60vJls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIqx-0KwbBA

You might also like cTrix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9fLT_9E6Ik

Or just go back to stuff from the original time period: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJgD9ihRSKw

As is somewhat known around here, I'm a fan of Bollywood (particularly older stuff) so I'd be remiss if I didn't include a link to some of the music-- it's "weird" from a non-South-Asian perspective, probably.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ybPU2QipY

Holy shit that remix. It felt like time slowed down while I was watching that.

I'm going to be listening to retro music all night now.
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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 08:56:30 PM »

Steerpike

I listen to a lot of what I call "thinking music." A favourite for getting things done is the Hotline Miami Soundtrack, particularly the tracks by M.O.O.N.

I am impressed at how good some of those songs were from that particular game.
The first one seems like a surf rock song done post-Phish era... ... It went on forever.
Thank you for the recommendation of M.O.O.N.
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