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I really want to hear more music just like this... but I don't know where to look.
November 7, 2007 1:43 PM   Subscribe

I heard this song playing during the trailer for Reason 4, I put a link at the bottom and I want to hear more songs exactly like it - but I don't know where to look, nor what to look for.

I don't really know anything about electronic music, but really really love the dirty grimey distorted sound of analog synths which is why that particular song stood out.
posted by stackhaus23 to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
I'd recommend checking out The Crystal Method, particularly Vegas and Tweekend.
posted by Skot at 2:20 PM on November 7, 2007

It's known as acid or acid house, because of the harshness of the old synthesizer used to generate the "eeeow" and "rowr" type of sounds.

As for artists I would recommend:I strongly recommend you get a copy of StreamRipper32 (free) and go to (also free) and find some techno (particularly acid) internet radio stations and get to capturing some MP3s. Then you can quickly pick and choose which artists you like, and go buy the music.

Cool software by the way!
posted by ostranenie at 2:48 PM on November 7, 2007

I've listened to loads of Squarepusher - I have Go Plastic, I've also listened to loads of Aphex Twin. I'm also pretty familiar with the name Acid House, but not really into the cheesier side of it...

Acccciiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeed... not really for me.

I'll have a listen to Crystal Method as well as Josh Wink and Luke Vilbert. A lot of this I'm doing via
posted by stackhaus23 at 3:37 PM on November 7, 2007

I'd say you might also like:
- Infected Mushroom
- Juno Reactor
- The Prodigy

Definitely try Pandora, if you haven't already.
posted by twiggy at 4:19 PM on November 7, 2007

I would not recommend any Nine Inch Nails albums to you, but I would recommend some of their EPs such as:

Further Down The Spiral - and the Japanese version of this too!
Things Falling Apart
Fixed - this might be too much, it's pretty crazy
posted by pwb503 at 5:24 PM on November 7, 2007

It's also reminiscent of lots of the old Trax scene stuff... check ... I'd classify it more as Breakbeat than acid house. Try Adam Freeland or DJ Micro.
posted by softlord at 7:06 PM on November 7, 2007

how about going to and entering propellerheads and see whar similar bands pop up.
or you could go to and do the same.
and you could try out Amon Tobin.
posted by ollsen at 11:55 PM on November 7, 2007

- Fluke
- Chemical Brothers
- Trentemoller (more ambient at times but still good)
- Christopher Lawrence (both DJ albums and original material)
- Bounte
- Hybrid
posted by mmoncur at 1:11 AM on November 8, 2007

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