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Old 10-25-2009, 08:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I guess you could say I was kind of pretentious about it, I still don't like how I limited myself soley to experimental music.
No reason to denigrate yourself for your having your own opinions. Of course you should avoid being a prick about it but there's nothing pretentious about wanting to hear only what you want to hear when you want to hear it. I went years without giving good bands the chance they deserved because I couldn't stand their general sound. But there's time to hear it all.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:31 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:52 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I guess I listened to Pink Floyd, Zappa, and Capt. Beefheart and went from there. After listening to a whole bunch of bland alternative and metal for a while, I got really tired of it all and went looking for more of the few truly unique and interesting albums I had. Sonic Youth, Four Tet, and early Flaming Lips were some of the first, and at some point I just really got into noise. I geuss there wasn't really a specific point where I decided to look for more experimental stuff. But, joining MB didn't hurt.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:50 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My boyfriend listens to alot of avant garde, experimental and just..alot of music many people probably haven't heard of and then I started to get into it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Pink Floyd=Tool=Mr.Bungle=Frank Zappa=Sleepytime Gorilla Museum=Residents=Acid Mothers Temple=Magma=Ruins=John Zorn=John Cage=Captain Beefheart=Univers Zero=Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music=Brainticket=Trist

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Yeah, so by that equation, Pink Floyd=Captain Beefheart, I don't think that's what you're trying to say, so yeah. I'm a math major and that bothers me.

Anyway, for me it started out I guess with Pink Floyd, if you count that. Honestly it's not a genre I've deeply explored. I moved on to Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, and more recently Beefheart. Also Coltrane and Ornette Coleman if that counts.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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for me it went a little something like this.

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Old 11-23-2009, 11:38 AM   #27 (permalink)
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First I got into alternative/new metal, then Sonic Youth, Tool, A Perfect Circle, then lots of jazz and blues, then Lustmord, Atrium Carceri, Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Desiderii Marginis. And here we are.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:37 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I think the album that caught my curiousity and subsequent love for avante garde was probably The VU & Nico. I bought it on a whim from HMV when i was 15 thinking it'd sound like the Beatles. By the time Venus in Furs came on i had to turn it off because my sister was ridiculing me so much. Needless to say i've given her ears a battering over the years following that fateful eve.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:47 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I think from punk, hardcore, ska, and grunge I just started to find things like Mr. Bungle, Melvins, Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips, Lightning Bolt, The Locust. Discoveries keep happening, tastes keep expanding.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:55 PM   #30 (permalink)
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My first brush in with anything that I would really consider experimental was with Ulver. They were such an eye opening band for me, and began me on a path that has lead to my current tastes in music.
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