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Music of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 09/08/2019 (Sun) 01:14:23 No.14
>These guys think they're bad because they walk slow... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRiH3jNE7OY
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>>1497 > Anyone happen to know the artist name of a melodic chillout/relaxing song titled Grandfather or something like that? Found it: Grandfather by Joey Fehrenbach, from his Don't Wake Me album. 2010, not 90s or aughts.
>>1406 >>1447 >>1456 >carte blanche >hydrophonix >sandstorm real shit. the synths of this time period were mental >BT - Smartbomb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcchxjsw29g >Silverblue - Step Back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XiMyd-TUUE >DDR - Groove 2001 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDjR168LQtc >Overseer - Supermoves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzKzPLL6upU just off the top of my head. sounds like the theme to a cyber warfare divison and always, always, ALWAYS leaves you energized. I've been trying to find more music in this style but it's left me sprawled out across 5 different genres, does anyone know an easier way to find music in this vein?
>>2299 >sprawled out across 5 different genres That's because they are different genres, they simply share elements (and synthesizers) but even then not all the time... Electronic music is a rabbit hole of (sub)genres, especially in the scope of the 1990s which had heavy experimentation as well as rapid development and "cross-pollination" of music genres. If you wanna do some exploration go on Discogs and search up a record you like, then get lost in the "Recommendations" section at the bottom of the page. The general/umbrella genres for the posted tracks so far: >BT - Smartbomb >DDR - Groove 2001 >Overseer - Supermoves Breakbeat/Breaks. >Silverblue - Step Back >Veracocha - Carte Blanche >Cybernaut - Hydrophonix >Darude - Sandstorm Trance.
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What instruments/keyboards/soundfonts are the most common used throughout Y2K music? So far all I've been able to find actual names for are Moog synths and SuperSaws. What other synths are there?
>>2342 I think I read that Bjorn Lynne has used a Kurzweil sampler in the past, but I'm not sure for what music specifically. You really can't go wrong with a Roland JV-1080, which was a synth that was all over the place from the mid '90s into the early 2000s. They can sound pretty corny, but sometimes that's just what you want. They're also capable of making really nice pad sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uus94l_wVP8 Here's a demo of a patch set some guy made that shows its more futuristic side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIoYylo7nS4 They should still be pretty cheap too, although even digital vintage synthesizers aren't as cheap as they used to be.
pretty cool underground nu/alternative metal channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/stardmg/playlists
I hated emos and everything emo back then, but I love it now.
>>2429 I hated it then and still don't like it. That song's okay though. It has a pleasantly glammy feeling to it.
>>2419 MONO is unlike most other post rock bands, being much more noisy, metal influenced. Those heavy guitar layers and harmonic melodies really evoke this melancholy early 2000s feel in me. Idk Maybe it's just me
>>2436 I don't like this noise and "post (doom) metal" or whatever shit that evolved out of it though
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Can anyone identify the missing songs in webm related? 1: Modern Talking - Cheri Cheri Lady 2: Captain Jack - Left right, right left !! 3: ? 4: 2 Unlimited - No Limit 5: A Touch of Class - Around the World 6: Limahl - Never Ending Story 7: ? 8: Ace of Base - All That She Wants
>>2501 Snow - Informer Roxette - Sleeping In My Car
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Hey, I found this album recently and it has been resonating with me a lot. It perfectly encompasses my sense of alienation and purposelessness from being trapped in this digital void where I can only endlessly observe cultural products of bygone eras, but not experience it myself. Where the physical manifestation of everything is missing and it all feels like it doesn't have any meaning anymore. It sounds like walking among a computer graveyard where those computers of old are still endlessly processing. Those sounds often encompass me on nightwalks through empty commercial areas. https://youtube.com/watch?v=YFLhE7VmJuw
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>>2929 Listening now, this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing. If you want more IDM music like this, check Bola's work. He's been making albums very similar to this one since the 90s... My top 3 albums of his are: 1. Kroungrine (2007) 2. Soup (1998) "bowl o' soup" get it? 3. Fyuti (2002) YT playlist links: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mRrQDfXGH3AC0DSPrAi6L7lriar7MWhhI https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mmUArlCazNyBCdLwq5fRHcjHGMGV7zM5A https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kBElnUffadz9UneGehpUrkGJ8BDCQa5DE
>>2930 Hello Anon, sorry for the delay. I just listened to all the albums in a row and wrote down some of my thoughts: Kroungrine - quite multifaceted. It has some melancholic qualities similar to formless and certainly has an overall dark sound to it. Favourite track: "Urenforpuren" Has this repetitive rythm and then this melancholic melody kicks in... Fyuti. First song sounds kinda cosmic. Very futuristic sound. At other times it sounds kinda jazzy. I guess this could be considered very y2kesque Soup. Has some pretty nice repetitive beats and uplifting melodious elements. Favourite track: Forcasa3. Just hopelessly catchy melody and rhythm that is repeated to death, but you never get tired of it. I think overall it's my favourite album of the bunch. Though all of these albums are pretty multifaceted. Just listening to them now this is the overall mood I got from them. In the end they are hard to put into a single category. I'll definetely listen to them again. Thanks a lot for these awesome recommendations. Also quite interesting, reading this biography gridlock founder Mike Wells wrote about his project where he lists all the computers he used and how the albums came to be. Interesting he comes from a metal background, which I also enjoy a lot. Especially 90s death and doom metal stuff. Really sad that he passed away of (((sudden death syndrome))) just recently. I definetely need to listen to his other stuff. For some reason I've only listened to formless till now. I'm always kinda hesitant listening to new stuff and rather listen to the same albums till death. https://web.archive.org/web/20060511111416/http://www.5-25.com/gridlock/retrospective.html
This track is awesome. Is there more melancholic IDM like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GweF0tZdy-A&pp=ygUMdXJlbmZvcnB1cmVu
>>2929 I'm not opposed to electronic music but I listened to the first two and a half tracks and I was surprised at how "rusty" and disharmonious it was; the first track actually startled me with how unpleasant it sounded at times and made me jump in my seat. I've listened to music that was full of odd time signatures and other unusual things, but this was a different league. Is the rest of the album like this or is it more ambient? I never thought of myself as soft, but I just find it hard to listen to stuff like that. What about this album made you enjoy it so much? I'm very curious.
>let's dance to some iconic y2k-era techno bops! https://youtu.be/pGWLTPsOSr0 >or maybe you can listen to a hip-hop ballad from the year 2008: https://youtu.be/_57aeilOy1c >or this hard-hitting 2007 song about a detective: https://youtu.be/ILkvYvc6t5s
Reposting some of the links that got deleted. >Critical M@55 - Volumes 1-4 https://www.mediafire.com/file/91ws87bspz8jozb/Critical+M@55+-+Volumes+1-4.zip/file >Los Angeles- Critical Mass (1998) 461cbf7c56aed2da8b1db5c214083271fda3fc9b
>>3239 I was actually going to consider asking you to repost that considering how much work you said you put into finding it. Might as well spread things around.
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Softcunts whining about analog samples made me nostalgic for some of the awful pre-2005 stuff >CDR - 1 (1999) https://cdr1234.bandcamp.com/album/1-1999 >First Album I Created in my Life, 1999 >Original Copies were given to my High School Class mates >I think my Artist name was Compactdiscrecordable at that Moment It's funny how similar parts of this are is to boku mo wakaran, though I guess bogdan would have been in japan at that time so that might have just been the style. >CDR - nijigenfucking (2002) https://cdr1234.bandcamp.com/album/nijigenfucking-2002 >CDR - CDR (2004) https://cdr1234.bandcamp.com/album/cdr-cd-2004
>>3239 Password for Critical M@55 is anon.cafe.y2k
>Steve Harwell recently died from liver failure he became an alcoholic after losing his son RIP. Even though Smash Mouth was mostly known as the Shrek band, both were big in the early 2000s. (and then again through recent memes) All Star https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jWHffIx5E I'm A Believer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mYBSayCsH0 Walkin' On The Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQj--Kjn0z8 Why Can't We Be Friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5OXON8vIaA
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I found this last year but forgot what I named it. Found it again.
>>3329 That's fucking hilarious the "down with the sickness" segment doesn't sound half bad
"Cascade" from Future Sound of London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZN-zYQBI_M "Forever" from Orbital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYKb_T18Edo
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>>2936 I guess it's just a simple case of tastes being different. Maybe this type of "disharmony" just doesn't click with you. I personally think it's a very tasteful combination of disassociating noise and melancholic ambient passages. I just came here to post another "IDM" piece that I came across a while ago and which I guess perfectly fits the category of "early 2000s music". There's something bittersweet, almost romantic about those tracks. Unexpected feels I didn't expect electronic music to be able to convey. This may be related to the fact that I listened to this a lot while on a holiday in the north of Sweden, but it evokes strong feelings of nature and lonely, abondoned wooden buildings. Picrel is what you see a lot there. It's a dead country. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mOaLzZik8fQwLq06J1L7zeRFzcWVef3Dw
Was in the grocery store the other day picking out produce when I heard Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm playing overhead. Such a surreal experience to have a grocery store play that as background music. A lady near the dairy section said to herself something along the lines "This song is horrible." 😆 I didn't mind though. https://yewtu.be/watch?v=eTeg1txDv8w
>>3329 I had thought about that but never gotten to save it. Thanks. >>3437 It probably is just taste, but I've listened to some really broad kinds of music before (although nothing truly experimental). That song was the first time I genuinely felt uncomfortable, as though I were watching someone drag his fingernails down a rusty piece of sheet metal. I'm curious about music with less formal song structure so I'll give the playlist a listen.
"replacement" by Kelly chen - so underrated btw: https://youtu.be/wXhgi8ckwYg
>>3487 Ever read the book Songs in the Key of Z? Outsiders. Real experimental stuff. Problem is that only one I know who did stuff in that period was Jandek, I'd have to get the book out again to find another. Maybe you should dive into the abyss to find them. https://annas-archive.org/md5/3ad0cf772ca8296dd895e27ca2b1f9a1
Warren Zevon's Mr. Bad Example(1991) seems rather overlooked on look backs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0NlXKPaqZg

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