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March 21, 2011 10:30 AM   Subscribe

A very specific music request: I want to listen to more things that sound like Maurizio's M-4.5.

I am fairly well-versed in this kind of music, but have yet to find anything that quite captures this particular sound. The rest of Maurizio's stuff and the Basic Channel catalog (with the exception of Rhythm & Sound) is more glitchy and cold and just doesn't groove quite like this track. I love Deepchord and Yagya - the latter's Discernment is a favorite - but they tend to the more ambient side. I like a lot of what I've heard on the Little White Earbuds podcasts - Pär Grindvik's comes closest - but its uneven. I like Burial and other minimal dubstep, but I'm looking for something with a bit more of a four-on-the-floor driving force behind it.

What I want is stuff that has the peculiar combination of M-4.5: minimalism, insistent beat, bits of dubby sounds, without being too glitchy or robotic on one hand, or ambient and syrupy on the other.

So, brave connoisseurs of electronic dub: what more should I listen to?
posted by googly to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Pretty much all of Richie Hawtin's stuff.

Richie Hawtin - We (All) Search

His album Decks, EFX & 909 is pretty much manditory listening material for minimal techno (which is the genre you are talking about).

Other artists:

Richard Villalobos
posted by darkgroove at 11:29 AM on March 21, 2011

Have you tried putting it into Pandora and seeing what it thinks is similar? I got songs from Sascha Funke to start with.
posted by mewohu at 11:31 AM on March 21, 2011

Maybe you already know, but monolake?
posted by subtle-t at 11:34 AM on March 21, 2011

Response by poster: darkgroove - I should have mentioned Richie Hawtin/Plastikman, who I also like. Don't know the other two - will check them out.

mewohu - Good idea, but no Pandora in Canada. :(

subtle-t: I also love Monolake. Amazon is a fave.

Thanks for the input so far!
posted by googly at 11:37 AM on March 21, 2011

Vladislav Delay's recent (second) album as Sistol.

Related in away, as he's in the Moritz Von Oswald Trio.
posted by mikeh at 11:45 AM on March 21, 2011

Best answer: maybe some of Robert Hood's stuff? [1] [2]?
posted by alb at 12:14 PM on March 21, 2011

Best answer: You'd probably like Jan Jelinek. I would also recommend Burial's collaborations with Four Tet for a more 4/4 feel.
posted by ryaninoakland at 4:02 PM on March 21, 2011

Response by poster: Awesome. Love the Robert Hood and the Jan Jelinek - many thanks!

Will check out Sistol (I saw the MVO trio live last year and loved them, but was a bit disappointed by their recorded stuff).
posted by googly at 5:25 PM on March 21, 2011

posted by ixohoxi at 8:26 PM on March 21, 2011

Best answer: You might like some of the releases on the Thinner netlabel, now mostly available on archive.org or scene.org. Maybe try this to start with.
posted by plant at 12:44 AM on March 22, 2011

posted by subtle-t at 1:09 PM on March 26, 2011

I'm guessing last.fm works in Canada, though, and that's better than Pandora anyway. It automatically tracks likes and dislikes.
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