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Postby MaxMode » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:28 pm

These are some of the best electronic bands that I've been digging hard lately.

1-Mind.In.A.Box (Best Electronic act I have come across since the best days of experimental Depeche)

2-Rotersand ( Hands down best futurepop band I've heard)

3-Electro Spectre (Their new album "Dangerous Game" is the best and most beautiful synthpop album of 2012)

4-Melotron (German lyrics but these guys are simply the best dark Synthpop band in the world right now)

5-Midnight Resistance (A great hybrid of DM Synthpop type and electro rock music I've heard in years)

6- Sadman (Great Swedish electropop act very Dave Gahanish if you're into his solo work) their debut album "Cold In the State Of Me" is a real modern synthpop jewel.


As some other members have mentioned before "IAMX and Mesh are two other brilliant eletropop acts that you must check immediately too...

I used to enjoy VNV Nation and Covenant a lot in the past but they have become to repetitive and boring lately.

I hope you like my recommendations :)
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Postby Depechefan12 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:26 am

My other favorite artists/band that I recommend are:

1. Genesis (with Phil Collins)
2. Billy Joel (great pianist and songwriter)
3. Tears for Fears
4. The Police
5. Recoil
6. The Cure
7. Peter Gabriel (check out "In Your Eyes," "Sledgehammer," "Solsbury Hill")

And also I recommend certain acts today which are influenced by DM which I find to be very good for today's music:

1. M83 (Check out their new album from last year "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming"...it's been nominated for a Grammy this year)
2. MGMT
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Postby tex » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:55 am

Because DM is an electronic band, I think that it'd be fitting to recommend another elecronic band. I love quite a few electronic bands, but I really want to recommend one of my favorite electronic bands. Their name is Liquid Divine. Their band name is kind of dorky, but they make such beautiful and dreamy music. I consider their music to be intelligent, thinking man's music. Their music is quite eclectic, layered, textured, etc., and per their credits from their debut album, some of their influences are Massive Attack, Haujobb, Moby, Underworld, Covenant, The Chemical Brothers, Beefcake, and Coldplay. Sadly, they're way underrated and aren't well too known in the electro scene. Along with music, vocals are very important to me, and I love Guido Stoye's voice. He doesn't really sing, but he kind of has more of a laid back talking-singing style. Plus, he uses the vocoder in several songs, which I really like. Sometimes, he layers his normal voice with his vocoded voice, and for a few songs, he sings entirely with a vocoder. Furthermore, Guido's lyrics are quite deep and cryptic.

Because I love all three of their albums, it's difficult for me to pick some songs that I think that people may like, but here are some songs that I really like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hfPSaeGaOM

This song, "Lotus," is from their first album, "Interface," and Guido's vocals are entirely sung with a vocoder. The vocal melody is so pretty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1R8Qa1tELQ

"At Any Time" is from their second album, "Black Box," and I love the chorus in this song. It's so dreamy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jl9M0O7pPE

"Sleepwalk" is from their second album, as well. There's a sample from the movie "American Beauty" in this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VMhZuAYeq8

"Sojourner" is from their third album. Frank Spinath of Seabound sings the lead vocals for this song.

I was hoping to find "Satellites" at YouTube, but unfortunately, I couldn't find it. It's a gorgeous song.
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Postby rodwipE » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:03 pm

Some nice tunes you posted there tex. I like their use of vocoders.
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Postby MaxMode » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:14 pm

tex.

Even thought I do enjoy some of Liquid Divine's body of work they have failed to impress me as much as Mind.In.A.Box. I know that people tend to compare Liquid Divine to MIAB all the time but for some reason I find MIAB music way more melodic and accessible than Liquid Divine plus the fact that MIAB's Stefan Poiss is a guy that really can sing great when he wants to. Anyway I need to go back to my Autophobia CD and dig some more Liquid Divine. :)
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Postby Mischievous1 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:06 pm

If you are looking for a newly released epic CD to review, try John Digweed's Live in London CD. There are 4 CD's with it and it's about a 5 hour listen. I listened to it last night and it's quite a roller coaster ride :eek: He does minimal underground techno like no ones business. IMHO, he is one of the best DJ's that's been around for a long time. His mixing is flawless, and he knows how to set the mood very well by picking the perfect tracklists.
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Postby DepecheMad » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:30 am

Hey there. If you are looking for music similar to DM please check out B! Machine http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=_sH2G2kODpM&feature=plpp

In general, you should listen to Brad Caleb Kane (the voice of Aladdin gone indie...who knew?)
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Postby Mischievous1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:40 pm

Check out Kosheen's new album titled Independence (their 4th album) . A very underrated electronic band that have been together for quite a long time.
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Postby member » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:26 pm

tex wrote:Because DM is an electronic band, I think that it'd be fitting to recommend another elecronic band. I love quite a few electronic bands, but I really want to recommend one of my favorite electronic bands. Their name is Liquid Divine. Their band name is kind of dorky, but they make such beautiful and dreamy music. I consider their music to be intelligent, thinking man's music. Their music is quite eclectic, layered, textured, etc., and per their credits from their debut album, some of their influences are Massive Attack, Haujobb, Moby, Underworld, Covenant, The Chemical Brothers, Beefcake, and Coldplay. Sadly, they're way underrated and aren't well too known in the electro scene. Along with music, vocals are very important to me, and I love Guido Stoye's voice. He doesn't really sing, but he kind of has more of a laid back talking-singing style. Plus, he uses the vocoder in several songs, which I really like. Sometimes, he layers his normal voice with his vocoded voice, and for a few songs, he sings entirely with a vocoder. Furthermore, Guido's lyrics are quite deep and cryptic.

Because I love all three of their albums, it's difficult for me to pick some songs that I think that people may like, but here are some songs that I really like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hfPSaeGaOM

This song, "Lotus," is from their first album, "Interface," and Guido's vocals are entirely sung with a vocoder. The vocal melody is so pretty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1R8Qa1tELQ

"At Any Time" is from their second album, "Black Box," and I love the chorus in this song. It's so dreamy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jl9M0O7pPE

"Sleepwalk" is from their second album, as well. There's a sample from the movie "American Beauty" in this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VMhZuAYeq8

"Sojourner" is from their third album. Frank Spinath of Seabound sings the lead vocals for this song.

I was hoping to find "Satellites" at YouTube, but unfortunately, I couldn't find it. It's a gorgeous song.


Some good music recommendations!
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Postby Caris » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:50 am

Hmmm, I guess The Knife? They're coming out with a new CD "Shaking The Habitual" in early April (see related thread on board for more details). I like the other works, so, you should check them out! :)
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