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Old 11-29-2017, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Searching for well written electronic music!

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I've composed, played and listened music all my life and I constantly try to find new interesting music. Like most people, I like to listen different genres of music depending on my mood and the situation, often at the background without full concentration. But sometimes I really, really listen to the music analytically. Only certain type of music is that interesting to me. It has to have great composition, which have been thoroughly written, interesting melodies, chords and/or rhythms. Lyrics do not mean anything to me, and often instrumental music is more interesting to me if it really is written as a composition.

I have been searching for good electronic music artists with those specifications for ages and I still haven't found just that. It's incredibly easy to find new decent electronic music artists with great sounds, for background, but they are almost never interesting enough for me to just closely listen.

So, I'm looking for different kinds of new electronic music with full, intellectual composition, rich melodies, unorthodox chording, different rhythms and time signatures, symphonic and classical elements, maybe some surprises and modulations.

I'm not looking for classics (my focus is new music), radio pop, repetition, endless loops, songs without different movements, chilling out music, ambient, or hypnotic/atmospheric music, or not-electronic music (I'm well familiarized with progressive rock!).

And last, I tell what I have listened and found with these characteristics in electronic music: Video game music and remixes (Uematsu, Castlevania, Shovel Knight, NieR, etc.) Anime music (Yoko Kanno is awesome), some movie composers and artists like Vangelis, Tomita, J.Klimek, Infected Mushroom (only small part of the newer material), Röyksopp (also, only partly).

If you people have suggestions, I'm very eager to try some new artists! We can also discuss here if there are people with similar taste!

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Old 11-29-2017, 09:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you know Oneohtrix Point Never?



If you like that, check out Iglooghost and TOKiMONSTA.

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma has some excellent stuff too

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Old 11-29-2017, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Holly Herndon, I guess?
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you for the links, I took a good listen of them!

I guess both of the first artists, Oneohtrix Point Never and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, fit my specifications, but still not what I'm looking for at all. There are plenty of different partitions and not so much repetition in a bad way, but still I think this is exactly the stuff that's easy to find: experimental, ambient and minimalistic music with noise and dissonance. And what I'm searching for is beautiful and, again, well written melodic, harmonious music with interesting chording and rhythms. I'm definitely not into soundscapes and I think these artists make just that. This is definitely not bad music, but not my cup of tea.

Holly Herndon is more promising, I'll listen it some more. It seems quite experimental also, though.

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Right on. In the OP you said you like Infected Mushroom, have you heard Shpongle?
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I have some songs in my library, it's kind of psychedelic and with an oriental feeling. It's ok, but I'm trying to find something completely different type of artists here. I'm sure there are plenty of that kind of music out there, but I haven't found it. Spotify is quite a good tool for searching, but the artist/album/song radio doesn't work too well. There are only a dozen bands it suggests me and it feels like they are often the same ones even when I change the artist.
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