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Suggest me some original music and win a prize!

Post by Ackula » Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:46 am

Ok, someone here has to know of or like a band that is not rehashed shit or mainstream crap. Suggest to me a band/artist/musician that is doing or has done something actually original and likable.

I'm getting an iPod for Xmas and I am trying to throw some shit in iTunes that is new as I grow tired of the 100+ GB of music I already have on my PC (90% ripped from my actual CDs) and want something fresh and new.

Please provide links and/or youtube videos of your suggestions, the person who shows me the most original, non-shitty music will win a fabulous prize mailed to you from Inflatable Dalek*

Any genre of music is fair to suggest as I listen to a wide range of things from metal and Jpop to Alt-Country and classical, even a bit of goth and industrial, ect.




*Prize non-refundable, size and style may vary. Actual delivery of prize may be charged to recipient. Prize may or may not contain peanuts or other tree nuts, or may be manufactured in a plant containing nuts. Actual prize may or may not exist, use once and destroy.
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Post by Springer007 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:31 am

Try Ayreon. It is all original. Albums being: Human Equation, Final Experiment, Flight of the Migrator (think that is the album name) part 1 and 2, Into the Electric Castle, 101100 (think that is the title name) and then the same band, but different name Star One.


http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... arch_type=
Ayreon stuff on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... type=&aq=f
Star One stuff on youtube

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Post by Ostentatious » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:05 am

Ah, I love the sharing of musical tastes.
I personally enjoy Grails a lot since they were recommended to me by the guy at my local record shop. They are one of those crazy progressive instrumental rock groups, with everything being a little dissonant and whatnot, but I can listen to any of their albums for hours.

My Personal Favorite: Dead Vine Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNoWXbzk ... re=related

On the Goth side of things, I've posted this artist before but I feel like I should share it again. Sopor Aeternus is genius IMO, but you'll just have to decide for yourself. The later albums are my favorites, as they are more "light-hearted".

Just ignore the videos and enjoy the music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_aqGulx ... re=related
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Post by Slayer-Fan123 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:06 am

The Jesus Lizard...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beWsrJUjaAU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrAoCp3nI0w

Danzig really isnt mainstream where I live...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgSn0SbQJQI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC-W0_cv85E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3wMbWzpHNY

GWAR?...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVeqhHmDPCE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHHoJTrdrjE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifFl52OF3gc

Residents...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve0XrTiFiwo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHWf74kg2cc

Hate Eternal scares little kids...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESbqky0i8-8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWeMcPly6mI

High on Fire...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOQ9MiEsaz4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmsXYwrZxV8

Of course, the greatest band in the world: SLAYER!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFa9AYKCOfw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUDWLp1yIWw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp_ntrq_K40

Cataract...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWprvp_4jx8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvE1nLthBMI

Nile...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MH4P2WudnY

Municipal Waste...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSXCogYvQlw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYHYx7YNC-w

Austrian Death Machine...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPIO86jTrQQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-hL71InBIg

Mushroomhead is okay...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9bpna1ymP4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS3yyTQo_EQ

Dying Fetus...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVJxCLcU6Wc

Cannibal Corpse...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfgcbtg7Lw8

Goatwhore...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw9km0sOP3c

Carcass...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of8_Z_g5W9A

Napalm Death...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIRUzqHTNh8

Vader!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raerE_zUfCA

Behemoth...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2PDNyD9G0M

Children of Bodom...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGnJzdpJE7U

None of these are really mainstream if you ask me. Oh well.
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Post by Ackula » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:23 am

Springer007 wrote:Try Ayreon. It is all original.
Not very original to me in all honesty, and it sounds like crap to me. Sorry, but you don't win, I've heard this done before, much better.
Ostentatious wrote:I personally enjoy Grails a lot
Indeed this is pretty decent stuff that I can listen to, but not very original once again. Has been done many times before, but I'm gonna look into one of their albums, thanks :)

As for Sopor Aeternus, I have heard their stuff before, not very original, but not that bad. At least they have their tongue stuck firmly in cheek.
Slayer-Fan123 wrote:A bunch of bands I already own and/or hate
Sorry, but you did not provide me with one single band I haven't heard of before, as a matter of a fact I have seen 8 of those bands live, and Slayer is certainly not one of the best ones live. Nile, by the way, their singer/songwriter is from my home state and is a nice guy, his solo material is much better than the death metal shit they pumped out.

Also Glenn Danzig is an amazing asshole in person, and he is 4 foot tall. He wrote some great punk songs in the early 80's though.

Please...keep it coming..I'm hoping something magical will happen....
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Post by Slayer-Fan123 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:27 am

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Post by Ackula » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:37 am

Slayer-Fan123 wrote:Man, I thought Jesus Lizard would get the job done...
Meh.
Nothing wrong with them, but I know their stuff really well. As a matter of a fact Duane Denison, their guitar player, toured with my favorite act, Hank III, at one point. I met him after one of the Hank III shows as well, nice guy.
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Post by Slayer-Fan123 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:05 am

Ackula wrote:Nothing wrong with them, but I know their stuff really well. As a matter of a fact Duane Denison, their guitar player, toured with my favorite act, Hank III, at one point. I met him after one of the Hank III shows as well, nice guy.
I just thought it would work, because nobody I know has heard of them...

Slightly off topic, Tokio Hotel is one the worst rock groups to have ever been formed. But thats my opinion!
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Post by Ackula » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:02 am

In response to your edited post in which you listed more bands, I'm afraid I've already heard all of them before as well. What I'm looking for is something that is completely original, meaning not been done before...

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Post by Slayer-Fan123 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:32 pm

I HAVE GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!
How about Leadbelly?
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Post by CounterPunch » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:15 pm

Some of these bands may be kinda famous, or you may know of em, but am gonna use songs I like from them you may not have come across, depending on your exposure to the band.

Amplifier
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc5HRVHoa ... re=related

Antony and the Johnsons
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc1C87_TsyA

Baroness
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb3ep6YW0JI

Biffy Clyro
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CndUMY6fG ... re=related

Cardiacs (they usually have backing vocalists, brass, piano etc as well)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=N5QYijFfO ... re=related

Down To Nothing
http://www.myspace.com/downtonothing

Dredg
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uUWf8ZVuU5E
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wgoFzlWfU ... re=related

Last Town Chorus (with one of my fave all time covers)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sAypnmdiCEk
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JEvo_8SaD-4

Marmaduke Duke (side project of lead singer from Biffy)
http://www.myspace.com/magnificentduke

Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sxNu9rLKxF0
http://www.myspace.com/mayleneandthesonsofdisaster

mewithoutYou
http://www.myspace.com/mewithoutyou

Oceansize
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dFkyrRqzkIQ
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsnXZNFIjk
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=f8CZNX-uuhI
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=c8OzPvNrzP4
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-r0tawQwEnc

Reuben
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1e1aF_sMgeQ
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qNrcNFq7OuA
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gkv8-c1Cao
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wH2umxtA_sc (a christmas themed one there)

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Post by Lord Zarak » Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:59 pm

They aint signed yet, a mates band called Deptford Lights. They are on myspace.
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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:55 pm

Ironically, despite being the one sending out the prize I'm completely tone deaf and judge all music on how much I'd **** the singer/women in the video. Makes for a happy, simple life.

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Post by Notabot » Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:44 pm

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned these here before, but for original and good, you can't go wrong with Woven Hand. (Here's another one.) It takes a few listens, but it's amazingly addictive. (Here's a few more chances to hear.)
And, even though they're covers, you can't go wrong with Hurra Torpedo:
Total Eclipse of the Heart
All the Things (S)he Said

And I'm sure you've heard of them before, but check out Einsturzende Neubauten. They range from noisy clang-clang industrial in their early stuff to performance art/poetry later on.

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Post by electro girl » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:05 pm

You'd think on a Transformers forum someone would have mentioned the band Robots In Disguise. Its how I got my user name.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RQwrO-LJWE4
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RXwQ-JND2 ... re=related
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ES672S-Xd ... re=related (my fave vid)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MoqThhEAz ... re=related

Mind you if you dont really like electric then I wouldnt bother.
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Post by Halfshell » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:13 pm

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip.
LCD Soundsystem
CSS
Justice
The Hours

I'm too lazy/busy to dig out links right now. :(

Original's tricky these days. Most stuff's been done before in some shape or form. Most of what's above has been done before, but all of them either bring something new and unique to it, or do it exceptionally well. I'd also recommend the new Bloc Party album "Intimacy" for similar reasons - it's not what you'd expect from the band, but once you get past it it's really good.

Have also just gotten into Metronomy, who'll probably be massive in a year from now.

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Post by Grufflock » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:37 pm

http://www.abneypark.com/

look for a song called Airship Pirates.

http://worlddominationtoys.com/drsteel/enter.html

A personal Fave of mine.

Deadsy, Alabama 3, Black Label Society, Music for Elevators, Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, Orbital, Mr Scruff, Anything by Shirley Walker, oh, the list keeps going.

And this: Ignore the video and just enjoy the song...
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=87Msm37trLA
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Post by Ackula » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:16 pm

Ok..there are a few things here I haven't heard before, I'll give it a listen tonight and report back later. This thread has given me an idea for another thread though....
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