Just thought it be a good to start a thread that discusses the great alternative music out there that is different to the mainstream top 40 crap that pollutes the radio,tv etc. Feel free to post links of performances you can find,recommendations, reviews,documentaries etc.
I know there is a couple of users on here with eccentric taste to music,so it be a good way of finding new artists.
Here is a fantastic documentary on the Krautrock bands show on BBC 4 a couple of years ago.
This thread is like my wet dream come true, but outside of a few users, it might turn into a ghosttown. I try to get discussions of obscure music going on here sometimes, but it rarely ever gets anywhere and I stop trying.
Last documentary I checked out was Echotone, it's an in depth look on Austin-based music, it's history and the state of the music industry in general. Through the documentary I discovered Bill Baird, he's an absolute experimental rock/electronic music genius sorta remeniscent of a modernized Van Dyke Parks. The diversity and number of influences that goes into his albums is crazy. His 2013 album Spring Break of the Soul is great, but he's been taking part in projects since the 90's making a name for himself on the Texas indie scene.
Thought i'd throw that out there as my first contribution to the thread
huge fan of Krautrock and weird shit in general. Can, Amon Duul, Guru Guru and Gila would be my faves of the former but I'll give most stuff a chance.
some other weird shit I cant live without
Nico's Marble Index and Desertshore albums, the bleakest, loneliest music ever made, essential for cold winter walks, best and most original solo albums any ex member of the Velvet Underground made, true fucking story.
Diamanda Fucking Galas - everything this nutty bitch does blows me away
dunno if this qualifies but Im getting heavy into Moondog lately, had always heard the stories about him and thought his music would be some fucked up outsider free noise, wrong, its melodic genius somewhere between Wagner and Charles Mingus.
I may be blitzing this thread further if it stays alive.
Last edited by BIG MO's XXXmas Chatline : 12-05-2013 at 06:50 PM.
Moondog definitely qualifies, I think there is a documentary coming out next year about him. Harsh noise,Industrial,Electronic, Prog,Jazz,Classical,Ambient,Outsider etc qualifies as long as its not of the mainstream nature.
Been meaning to check out Diamanda Galas for a while, really enjoyed that clip.
Interesting stuff being posted itt . Diamanda Galas sounds like she's batshit crazy, but her music is cathartic to say the least. lol
Been listening to Christ. all morning. You guys like odd, beautiful, intricately layered music that switches seeminglessly from ambient to IDM? This guy is a MUST listen. he was a member of Hexagon Sun with members of BoC when he started. Seriously one of the most overlooked artists in electronic music (or any genre, period). I think that Hanoi and asdf would especially love this. Anark too if he's secretly lurking in the shadows.