Purely psychosomatic
June 8, 2008 2:09 PM   Subscribe

I fell in love with "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches all over again this week. Can you recommend similar songs or artists, particularly with that amusing juxtaposition of voice samples as part of the track?

There's a youtube video to that song available here.
posted by Bakuun to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite

Big Audio Dynamite
posted by crosten at 2:26 PM on June 8, 2008

Bran Van 3000
posted by alby at 2:28 PM on June 8, 2008

I would recommend nearly anything on Kid Koala's "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" particularly "Barhopper 2."
posted by Overzealous at 2:31 PM on June 8, 2008

Yeah, Kid Koala's a great suggestion. Also, while it's not quite as sampletastic and a tiny bit more IDM-y, that Avalanches album always reminds me of the album Musipal by Wagon Christ (aka Luke Vibert). Here's the first track.

Fun little record.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 2:53 PM on June 8, 2008

If you are loving the Avalanches, you will probably dig some People Like Us stuff. She has lots of stuff to download and an always interesting WFMU show/podcast.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 3:00 PM on June 8, 2008

Damn, everyone has beat me to the artists I was going to recommend... but Kid Koala is a must.
posted by phrontist at 3:30 PM on June 8, 2008

PLU also did another podcast over at WFMU called Codpaste (together with Ergo Phizmiz), also well worth listening to.
posted by bjrn at 3:30 PM on June 8, 2008

Ooh, also "The Lecture" by Jurassic 5/Cut Chemist.
posted by Overzealous at 3:41 PM on June 8, 2008

The Books
posted by phrontist at 4:00 PM on June 8, 2008

(also, don't miss Jurassic 5's Swing Set! yeaaaaah, we'll still be hot!)
posted by phrontist at 4:11 PM on June 8, 2008

It's worth pointing out that the DJ's in J5 that actually do these tracks were Cut Chemist and Nu Mark. Their solo material should be right up your alley. In the same vein, DJ shadow has a few vocal sample heavy tracks and is often mentioned in the same breath. The Number Song comes to mind.
posted by phrontist at 4:14 PM on June 8, 2008

Most of these have been said, but to second and add on --

Kid Koala
Cut Chemist
DJ Shadow
(Or the two of them together)
Handsome Boy Modeling School
Maybe Wu Tang Clan
(I also think of Dr. Octagon, but those vocals are mostly not samples.)
posted by salvia at 4:59 PM on June 8, 2008

Mr. Scruff
posted by bink at 5:33 PM on June 8, 2008

Not particularly funny, but William S. Burroughs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy collaborated on "Spare Ass Annie" and it is awesome.

Plus -- on the opposite end -- check out some Wayne & Shuster! They're a classic comedy duo, smarter by half than almost anyone else of their generation.
posted by Shepherd at 5:59 PM on June 8, 2008

Seconding The Books, and what about Girl Talk?
posted by dearest at 6:10 PM on June 8, 2008

Some of Madlib's stuff - especially his Quasimoto albums.
posted by cinemafiend at 6:23 PM on June 8, 2008

Lemon Jelly!!
posted by aeighty at 6:52 PM on June 8, 2008

2nding what salvia said
posted by rux at 9:19 PM on June 8, 2008

2nding aeighty's recommendation, Lemon Jelly. That track reminds me of their debut album, LemonJelly.ky.
posted by nobodyyouknow at 10:10 PM on June 8, 2008

"The Horror" by RJD2
posted by kindall at 10:55 PM on June 8, 2008

It's Good But It's Not Right by Audiowhore sounds up your street. Possibly funnier if you're familiar with the UK game show Catchphrase but amusing nonetheless.
posted by terrynutkins at 2:24 AM on June 9, 2008

Wow, I cannot believe I, of all MeFites*, didn't think to recommend The Books. HUGELY thirding them. The Lemon of Pink is in my top 5 albums of all time.

*my username is taken from a sample used by them.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 11:07 AM on June 9, 2008

Ooh, nobody's mentioned Sonny J!
posted by creeky at 12:26 PM on June 9, 2008

You guys are brilliant. Thank you! Tons of material for me to explore.
posted by Bakuun at 5:10 PM on June 14, 2008

Oooh, one more I forgot... Akufen!
posted by phrontist at 1:23 PM on June 17, 2008

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