This document is a summary of the responses I got from the IDM folks from the following
post I made:
I've been an IDM lurker for a long time but I wanted to prod
your brains for some ideas...
Though I'm usually more into ambient, over the last several years
I've run across some intense songs that seemed to burst sraight
into my brain. "Brainwaves" from M ^3rd power did it to me, as
has some of Josh Wink's tweakin acid.. You know the type I'm
talking about... The ones where you *have* to turn up the volume,
even if it's already cranked... The wall of sounds that just smash
all over you.. Your body starts to twitch involuntarily along with
the beat... You know, the kind where you want to set the volume
to '11'... *that's* the kind of experience I'm looking for...
I'd like to hear suggestions from some of you on this... I don't
want to turn this into a thread, just email me some ideas. I've heard
a few drum'n'bass tracks I liked, but didn't catch the names. I'd prefer
cds over vinyl, but if a "must-have" only lives on 12", then so be it...
Bonus points if you can suggest cds that have more than one such track...
If anyone wants, I can collect the results and pass them along..
Looking forward to melting my brain..."
And here were the responses:
From Ivar van Duuren:
- I believe the Technoville 4 or 5 compilation has two such tracks on it;
Astral Black by Sensureal and Airborne by Dave Angel.
From Guy Elden, Jr.:
- I just picked up LTJ Bukem's Logical Progression 2cd, and am enjoying
every minute of it. If I could, I'd crank my stereo up, _way_ up to all
the tracks on here. Excellent collection of DnB.
From Lee Fogel:
- Speedy J - Live
From Lance C. McGannon:
- Here's a few of my favorites:
- 69: The Sound of Music CD (r&s)
- Reload: A Collection of Short Stories CD (infonet)
- B12: The Prelude, Pt. 1 CD (B12)
- Model 500: Sonic Sunset CD (r&s)
- Model 500: Starlight rmx 12" (metroplex)
- As One: Reflections CD (New Electronica)
- Objects D'Art 90-94 2xCD (New Electronica)
- Black Dog Productions: Bytes (Warp)
- KLF: Chill Out CD (Wax Trax/TVT)
- Luke Slater's 7th Plain: 4 Cornered Room CD (GPR)
- Robert Hood: Internal Empire CD (tresor)
- Spacetime Continuum: Emit Ecaps CD (Astralwerks)
From C. Desmarias:
- T Power - Self-Evident Truths of an Intuitive Mind
- Autechre - Tri Repetae
- Tanzmusik - Sinsekai
Not exactly tweaking acid, but these will get ya twitching.
- bochum welt [everything]
- will web [everything] [direct beat]
- morgan geist [everything] [metamorphic, environ]
- drexciya [everything] [ur, warp]
- octagon man - esp. the biting the dragons tail 12" [electron]
this is all vinyl, but of course you'll be able to get the bochum welt
soon, and the drexciya 4 on warp should be available....
From bart meijerink:
- Robert hood 'minimal nation' (2x12" Axis)
- Kevin Saunderson 'the groove that won't stop (12" KMS)
- Red Planet 2 'cosmic movement' (12" Red Planet)
- Model 500 'no UFO's' (12" Metroplex)
- Reese & Santonio 'the sound' (12" KMS)
- Vainqueur 'lyot - Maurizio mix' (12" Maurizio)
- Carl Craig 'elements' (a.o. on techno 2, the next generation, cd
- Dean & Deluca 'chapter one' (12" M-Plant)
- DJ ESP 'transporter ep' (2x12" Generator)
- Damon Wild & Tim Taylor 'bang the acid' (12" Synewave NY)
- Bradley's Beat (12" Rephlex)
- Ken Ishii 'extra - Luke Slater mix' (12" R&S)
- Drexyia 'the journey home' (12" Warp)
From Mark Kolmar:
- You might check out Lassigue Bendthaus, _Render: Audible U.S. Remixes_ or
_Cloned_. Nicely detailed and layered on an industrial tip.
- Another fine day - life before land (beyond)
- Autechre - anvil vapre (warp)
- David holmes - this film's crap, let's slash the seats (go! discs/epi)
- Mu-ziq - salsa with mesquite (planet mu)
- Mike + Rich - expert knob twiddlers (rephlex)
- LFO - advance (warp)
- Squarepusher - port rhombus (warp) bubble and squeak (worm interface)
- Woob - woob 1194 (em:t)
- Mad Professor - No Protection (circa)
- Drome - final corporate colonization of the consciousness (wigwam)
- Orbital - diversions (ffrr)
- Kenny Larkin - azimuth (warp)
From danny Wolfers:
Tweaking acid. Crecendos. Climaxing. eee. Currently spinning on my SLD2.:
- K-ALEXI - "VERTIGO"
(The last track on the B-Side of "All for Lee-Sah" on Transmat records)
This is the greatest acid track ever made, even better than Acid Trax.
1x 808. 1x 303.
It's SICK, it's Minimal, it's Lo-Fi, it doesn't sound like anything else.
If you never heard it...then it's about time.
It's exactly what you want.
From Kent Williams:
- Squarepusher 'Port Rhombus'
- TPower 'A very long pretentious title'
- Disjecta 'Looking For Snags' and 'Clean Pit and Lid'
- The Advent 'Elements of Life'
- Coil 'Stolen and Contaminated Songs' (NASA ARAB WOO HOO!)
- Weather Report 'Sweetnighter'
- Mike & Rich 'Expert Knob Twiddlers'
From Paul Peterson:
- Khan's "B-Men" Huge, slow breakbeat. Minimal acid at its best. The
track never really builds or goes anywhere, it just keeps my head nodding
From bryan bickel:
for real mind melting music. try the following
- dweller of the threshold
From C.J. Mc Collum:
- All I have to say is Cylob : Industrial Folk Songs (Rephlex)
From Mayer Tamas:
I never heard better song than
- UBERZONE "Botz" (synthetik)
Everything is ok, screaming tb303, fast trip hop rhythms, building. You can
find it on Hardhop Trypno (Moonshine Records Compilation).
From James B Gill:
no particular order:
- 1: Cash money +Marvelous: "Mighty Hard Rocker"
- 2: Depth Charge: "5 Deadly Venoms e.p"
- 3: Chemical Brothers: "new live shit -- soon to be released"
- 4: Orbital: "In Sides"
- 5: Dave Clarke: Anything
- 6: The Advent: "Elements of Life"
- 7: Jeff Mills: "Step to Enchantment(stringent)"
- 8: Jeff Mills: "Purpose Maker 001"
- 9: Surgeon: Anything
- 10: Anything on Skam rec's.
- 11: Sabres of Paradise: "versus"
- 12: Dust Brothers: "My Mercury Mouth e.p."
- 13: Rhythim is Rhythim: "It is what it is"
- 14: Plastikman: anything
- 15: Claude Young: "Impolite to Refuse"
- 16: 69: anything
- 17: Cylob: anything
- 18: AFX: "Arched Maid via RDJ" (the _best_ afx track by far)
- 19: Autocreation: anything
- 20: Hangover Square: "Spleen"
From Adam J Weitzman:
For me, there are really two kinds of mind-melting music, the kind that
is so sublime that it seems almost like the music is listening to you,
and the kind that is so hard it turns your brain to Velveeta. Following
are my biggies in both categories (the latter of which was expanded to
include some oldie-but-goodie "industrial dance" favorites):
Sublime and elegant:
- Aphex Twin - "On"
- The Orb - "Blue Room"
- Beaumont Hannant - "Teqtonik"
- Meat Beat Manifesto - "Drop"
- Audio Active - "Happy Shopper"
- Dread Zone - "Africa"
- Dreamfish - "Fishology"
- Front 242 - "Rhythm Of Time (Messengers Of Neptune Mix by The Orb)"
- Kraftwerk - "Trans-Europe Express"
- Seefeel - the entire _Quique_ album
Pummel you into submission:
- Polygon Window - "Quoth"
- 808 State - "Cubik"
- Emergency Broadcast Network - "Electronic Behavior Control System"
- Lassigue Bendthaus - "Overflow"
- Tackhead - "Mind At The End Of The Tether"
- Chaos Face - "Subhuman"
- Depeche Mode - "Are People People?" (remix by Adrian Sherwood)
- Einsturzende Neubauten - "Yu-Gung" (remix by Adrian Sherwood)
- Mark Stewart & Maffia - "The Wrong Name And The Wrong Number"
- The Prodigy - "Break & Enter"
"Industrial dance"-style pummeling tracks:
- Meat Beat Manifesto - "Radio Babylon"
- Greater Than One - "I Don't Need God"
- Die Warzau - "Land Of The Free"
- Front 242 - "Tragedy (For You)"
- Klute - "Nose Candy"
- Ministry - "Halloween"
- Foetus - "Calamity Crush"
- My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - "Ride The Mindway"
- Killing Joke - "Whiteout"
- Nine Inch Nails - "Wish"
From Tom Churchill:
- Underground Resistance - Galaxy 2 Galaxy (UR025)
- Red Planet - Stardancer/Ghostdancer (RP2/6)
- The Advent - Electric Jazz [from Elements Of Life] (Internal)
- Morgan Geist - Room 120-2 & Stream 01 (Metamorphic)
- Kosmic Messenger - Eye 2 Eye/Flash (Plink Plonk)
- Jeff Mills - Purpose Maker (PM001)
- 'each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings'
- DJ Tonka - Feel [Derrick Carter Mix] (Force Inc)
- i-Cube - Disco Cubizm [Daft Punk mix] (Versatile)
- Music For Freaks And Their Friends - Ass Therapy... (Plink Plonk)
- Various - Adventures In Techno Soul (Ferox)
- Psyche/BFC - Elements collection (Planet E)
- Herbert - everything (Phono/Back2Basics)
From Vidar Hanssen:
There is one track in particular who have "melted my brain" more than anything else:
- PSYCHICK WARRIORS OV GAIA: Kraak, the third version on the first CD-single
"jammed" by PWOG themselves.
It's so rough and minimal, and it just makes my brain go off.
From Jan Erik Breimo:
- Seefeel: Succour
- Another Fine Day: Life before land
- LFO: Tied Up EP
- Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works
- Black Dog: Spanners
- FSOL: 2nd track on Lifeforms ("Ill flower"?)
- Double Muffled Dolphin: My left side is out of sync (???)
- Autechre: Garbage EP
- Orbital: Are we here? Single
- 'Three O Three' - Public Energy (Speedy J)
Aural pleasures to melt the mind:
- Paskal ep by Neil Landstrumm on Mosquito records:
One track with a vocal loop saying 'Basic' is really hot, it
gets quite intense, and is really excellent.
- F86.5 white label (?) by Digital.
excellent drum'n'bass with techno thrown in, strange drum
sounds and ambient/trancey melodies it really kicks.
- 'the wildlife ep' by Roy Davis:
The heart attack track is pure hard/acid house with a
wild-pitch jacking type groove...'I'm having a heart
- Kenny Larkin 'Track'
from the azimuth lp, and one of the X-Mix series, it's
really mellow jazzy and bizzare at the same time.
- Ken Ishii 'Radiation 03'
Pretty much all of Ken Ishii is mind-melting to me, but this
has probably got to be (IMO) his strangest track, and one of
- Autechre 'Basscadet' whichever remix is on the Motion video
(it's also on the CD and 10"set).
It still blows me away, so does incunabula.
- E-Z Rollers 'rolled into one' moving shadow.
Mellow as hell, extremely lush and then the kick.
- 4 Voice 'Northern Lights' Fax.
that and eternal spirit is the best trance stuff i've ever
heard. Pete Namlook doing six-eight minute trance workouts
- D.Knox 'Ar-jung-i' Morbid recs.
Techno house stuff like i've never heard before. This ep
holds five tracks of Detroit techno meets chicago house then
seemingly played backwards.
- Ian Pooley 'Twin Gods vol1'.
Fast Metallic...BC style house-techno.
These are the few tracks that have really driven me mad during the last
four years, in chronological order:
- The KLF: "What time is love? (Live at Trancentral)"
1992 At this time I wanted to save my ears so I chose one track
a year that I would play really loud, and this was the one
- Moby: "All that I need is to be loved" (from "Move" EP)
1993 Said to be the best techno EP ever. I agree.
- Voodoo child: "Demons" (NovaMute -- e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
1995 16 minutes of build-up, then a climax.
- AFX: "Laughable butane Bob" (from "Hangable auto bulb" EP)
1995 The song that opened my ears for drum'n'bass.
- Karl Axel-Bissler: "The gateway" (NovaMute -- see above)
1995 At one place you think the music has ended and then it comes
back, blowing you away.
- Acrid abeyance: "Exposure trax"
1995 They show it on MTV Europe all the time but I have never
spotted a copy. It has the best well-known techno build-up
that I have heard.
- Planet gong: "Handmade material" (from "Mode 326" EP)
1996 I finally found this on yellow vinyl in an obscure record
shop in London after having searched for it a year. Don't
know what to say about it -- excellent techno.
- Cosmic baby: "Loops of infinity" (from "Thinking about myself")
1996 Cosmic baby's piano-trance at the best.
- Dark side of the Moog: "Phantom heart brother part IV" (from DSOTM III)
1996 The climax of a very structured album.
- AFX: ".942937" (from "Analogue bubblebath 3")
1996 The repetitive videogame gun sound cuts like a knife in
your ears. Turn up the treble for better effect.
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