Gimme filthy backroom post-industrial electro action.
August 20, 2007 5:30 PM   Subscribe

Yet another "name that crunching minimal electro tune" question.

So, I was streaming's ShoutCast station a few weeks ago and heard this rather wonderful thing: it's a glitchy/crunchy/oversaturated/funky/super-compressed nightmare, and I love it. It's like the soundtrack to a gay circuit-party migraine in Hell. I need more of this danceable extreme* circuit-bending goodness in my life, so... who/what is it? And MORE PLEASE!

(*Yes, I know the genre gets much more extreme than this, so feel free to go with that too.)
posted by mykescipark to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know what this particular track is, but I recommend Mouse on Mars, especially their album Varcharz.

Something that's more conventionally harmonious than the track you liked, though likely to be up your alley, is an EP by Daedelus [sic] called A Gent Agent. (It's not his best work, but a lot of his other stuff is mellower.)

Also, has a "glitch" section--you could try looking into that.
posted by Jaltcoh at 5:48 PM on August 20, 2007

Don't know about the original, but you'd probably like this.
posted by tumult at 5:49 PM on August 20, 2007

don't know who your link is, but i know it's house. my personal favorite band for this is cabaret voltaire, esp. their later stuff like 'body and soul', 'groovy laidback and nasty' and 'the conversation'.
posted by lester's sock puppet at 5:51 PM on August 20, 2007

Well, the Von Sudenfed album (Mouse On Mars + Mark E. Smith) has some great tracks - but I like it even harder and more dissonant.

Clark was interesting - thanks for that. Warp does a lot of this sort of thing (I imagine Aphex Twin will turn up in this thread eventually).

CabVolt are pioneers, indeed, and I have much of their early work in my collection, but this is a slightly different animal. I will check out their later stuff at your behest :-)

Keep 'em coming.
posted by mykescipark at 5:59 PM on August 20, 2007

Check out Ware, Kompakt and MEGO.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:16 PM on August 20, 2007

Never heard it before, but it made me think of Mr. Oizo.
Also, you might enjoy digitally imported's selection of streams.
posted by hypersloth at 7:00 PM on August 20, 2007

(Oh, and I'm still trying to figure out who the artist is, so keep answering.)
posted by mykescipark at 7:50 PM on August 20, 2007

more? here's an old one: Funkstörung - Grammy Winners.
posted by krautland at 12:41 AM on August 21, 2007

Some of the new electro releases might be right up your alley: Justice, Digitalism, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco...
posted by kepano at 2:36 AM on August 21, 2007

At they have a message board for song identification.
You might have better luck by also posting it there.

Good song, though.
posted by PowerCat at 7:04 AM on August 21, 2007

Everyone's pretty well covered recommendations I'd make for things in this genre.

The thing that's killing me is that I'm 99.9% positive I've heard a chunk of this track in one of the DJ sets I've been listening to over and over the last month or two, but I can't recall which one. If I remember, I'll hunt down the tracklist and post the answer, but I bet someone will beat me to it.
posted by sparkletone at 7:35 AM on August 21, 2007

Got it!

This track is Airbus and it's by D.I.M. (I don't believe this is a remix, though there's a chance it's a re-edit... But I don't think it is).

It shows up about twenty minutes into the BBC Essential Mix that Digitalism did back in July.

Good stuff!
posted by sparkletone at 8:28 AM on August 21, 2007

Airbus Baby is the name of the original track, don't know why I left that word out.

Further digging suggests the version you've posted is the MSTRKRFT remix? I'm not sure.
posted by sparkletone at 8:41 AM on August 21, 2007

Yep, looks like sparkletone is right, at least according to YouTube it's Airbus Baby.

Excellent track, another artist to check out that wasn't mentioned above is Para One especially Dudun-dun and the MSTRKRFT remix.
posted by freshgroundpepper at 10:04 PM on August 21, 2007

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