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Music to learn the Arts by...
« on: February 15, 2004, 03:16:30 PM »
I'm after some recommendations to help me with my studies - I can't function in silence and like to listen to music whilst i'm learning.  Current favourites and past recommendations from fellow whores are albums by Red Snapper and Boards of Canada.  So, i'm after some more music, the less voices in it the better as speech/singing distracts my fragile little mind.

I'm listening to Orbital Insides at the moment and its all good.  What other albums should I *purchase*?

:)

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2004, 03:19:37 PM »
David Byrne-Lead us not Into Temptation
Orb- UFOrb
Nightmares on Wax- Carbootsoul

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2004, 04:48:02 PM »
Not sure if you're much of a gamer Abbie, but you could pop over to Lucasarts Soundtracks for some fun instrumental stuff. Check out music for The Dig because it's all lovely, ghostly and sci-fi-y. Ooooh. And the Monkey Island II Medley. Very haunting too.


Probably best to avoid music suggestions from me anyway. I got laughed off the internet last time.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2004, 04:55:30 PM »
I would reccomend Mum - Finally we are no-one

It has some singing on (quite subtle) but I honestly feel that it's exactly what you're looking for.

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2004, 04:55:31 PM »
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I'm listening to Orbital Insides at the moment and its all good. What other albums should I *purchase*?


Ho ho!

In that case, get 'Work' by Orbital. Unfailingly good, if short.

You should also definately get Orbilivion by The Orb.

It's all Orby.

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2004, 05:08:40 PM »
I'm listening to this Kraftwerk at the moment, nice gentle background music to stimulate the synapses.


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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2004, 05:15:23 PM »
what arts are these? the black arts?

are you doing a course in something?

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2004, 06:10:04 PM »
Quote from: "mr rou-rou"
what arts are these? the black arts?

are you doing a course in something?


You may remember some time ago I was waffling about studying with the OU after my failed attempt at getting into a "normal" Uni.  Well, i've finally bit the bullet and signed up to do a History degree (all paid for by my work, despite my job being in IT - great isn't the word).  I'm starting with "An Introduction to the Humanities" - namely Art History, Music, Religion, the 60's, the Beatles etc etc    Blummin interesting it all is too and I highly recommend it.   I'm not sure what the end result will be yet, I was going for a History Degree but I have found Art History fascinating so I might change my mind yet.

Anyway, recommend me some music buggerlugs.

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2004, 06:17:28 PM »
Don't bother with 'Work' by Orbital, it's edited versions. *GUFF*

Get their early 'Brown' album and 'Green' album (superb)

Next, you might want to try some of these: (all albums)

Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place
Ulrich Schnauss - Far Away Trains Passing By
Hint - Portakabin Fever
Circulation - Colours Two
Colder - Again
Postal Service - Give Up
John Tejada - Daydreams in Cold Weather
Backini - Threads
Bluetech - Prima Materia
Cari Lekebusch - The Architect

See how you go with that lot, I reckon you'll like, or even LOVE at least half of that :)

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2004, 07:39:58 PM »
Try Vaughan Williams' 5th Symphony...Bootiful.

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2004, 08:07:31 PM »
Quote from: "Benny J. Fish"
Orb- UFOrb


Abso - fucking - lutely.  

Also Departure Lounge - Jetlag dreams (melancholy piano stuff)
Presence - All systems gone (soulful deep house)
The KLF - Chill out (like a train journey through a lonely night)
Susumu Yokota - Sakura (very minimalist & beautiful)
Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K & D sessions (double cd of chilled dubby remixes) or anything by their offshoot bands Tosca or Peace Orchestra, although some of that stuff does get a little dull
Air - Premiers Symptomes (the first & the best)
Nightmares on Wax - Smokers delight (not as good as Carboot soul, but better than the last load of toss they released)
Red Snapper - Making bones (cos you've already mentioned them & I think this is the best album)
Pole - 3 (personally I think this is a load of old toss, just hisses & clicks and mangled quiet industrial noise, but some people rave about it)
Add N to X - Barry 7's contraption (one track rather than an album, but a corker)
ditto Sabres of paradise - smokebelch beatless mix (think it was used on an advert at some point.  I could quite happily listen to this on a loop all day long)

and I think Fila Brazillia have just released a beatless mix album but I haven't heard it & can't remember it's name.  'b & a' or 'v & a' or 'b & v' or something.

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2004, 09:11:23 PM »
The twin peaks - fire walk with me soundtrack is lovely to have on in the background
http://www.zen26454.zen.co.uk/audrey's%20dance.mp3

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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2004, 10:00:37 PM »
I just got a listen and enjoyed  this

on soulseek it seems to have more results if searched under Krafwerk and Portishead rather than Kraftwelt.

I found it while looking for The fake Portishead albums :  Pearl (which is really Empathy by Mandalay) and Alien, which is also the same band I think.

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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2004, 11:18:24 PM »
Quote from: "mwude"
The KLF - Chill out (like a train journey through a lonely night)


Yep, I passed my GCSEs on "Chill Out", and I can assure you it makes revision and study a relatively painless experience.

The Art of Noise "Who's Afraid Of...?" was also something of a favourite, though I remember finding the more sinister aspects of it slightly distracting.  And also, the problem with that album is you can't resist leaping up from your paperwork to groove around the bedroom to a bunch of sampled voices going "ba ba doop bo bo ba ba doop bo bo ba ba doop bo bo bowmp a woah bomp bowmp a woah boooooo" on "Beatbox".

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2004, 11:50:47 PM »
Ah bless.  As usual I can rely on you lot for some good recomendations.  This should keep me nice and busy.  And cheers Rats, i've downloaded that song and did enjoy :)

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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2004, 12:16:00 AM »
You can't go wrong with anything by Mogwai.  "Come on Die Young", "Happy Songs for Happy People" or "Kicking a Dead Pig" may appeal.

Alternatively, how about some Bach or Debussey?