Obscure Music

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Obscure Music

katgongora
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There's a lot of experimental music out there. Many artists will try radical things for the sake of being unique, whether through the sounds, lyrics, cover art, or titles. I've seen this through a couple songs which I have no idea how to reference without a play button lol. 

 

spotify:track:2KjezXmSbeXFNBkulpTPTa:small

spotify:track:3bCs4oOGpM0KkVB78Laiqp:small

 

I wanna know what else is out there too, post it!

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Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

It's not underground enough if you can pronounce or even write the name of the band or the project

- one user from last.fm

:')

 

Anyway, yeah. They are kind of interesting examples. They are both thought to be Four Tet, actually. No-one's quite sure though. :) They do appear in his playlist for songs from countries banned in the US.

 

A few examples that I happen to know:

An artist named Useless has an album named Hexa, and the song names are in hex:

https://open.spotify.com/album/0dT873hvVRvXfmve36G8Lc

 

Aphex Twin has a few albums with... gibberish song names (a nightmare for those editing their song tags), but he also has an own approach soundwise.

 

Amon Tobin's latest LP, ISAM (Invented Sounds Applied To Music) is productionwise a completely new era. He explored new ways on how to create new sounds from existing ones, creating own playable instruments "with high attention to details, and then playing them badly".
Album art is another story - a sculptor from UK created a sculpture for each  track on the album, using all sorts of organic material and creating a new world out of them, a world of fairies (little black creatures with fly or moth wings).
https://open.spotify.com/album/6JiPQzrQs9VTk0cRW9kyS2

 

There are artists with a very recognisable sound. They may make songs that vary a lot from one another (from ambient to some fierce beats), but one can still understand that this is that artist. I could say Amon Tobin and Eskmo fit that. Aphex too.

One artist puts a lot of effort into creating very colorful live shows - Empire of the Sun. Their first album sounded very original too...

Anyway it's a cool topic and I'm looking forward to entries by more users! :)

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katgongora
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Wow that's actually super interesting. I'm gonna have to make a collaborative playlist for all the obscure music I find haha. I also heard that it was Four Tet's project, and that's pretty cool. I hope more users reply, I'm always looking for new music to listen to, even if the titles are randomly generated letters LOL. Thank you for the reply (:

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BrotherTwelve
Roadie

I’m not sure I understand what’s meant by “obscure music”, whether it’s weird sounding tunes, songs with strange names or by artists who have passed under the radar. 

Anyways...

 

Zippy Kid - I Have a Story I Will Never Tell

 https://open.spotify.com/track/02AdK1TygbiOgKUXqlzhAU?si=TvWy7Ju7TZysK4Ro_OLNcg

 

 

Enhanta Bodlar - Akaphi Ad Ultimum

 https://open.spotify.com/track/0ZvVDJ7atSTnXqpvzjdWco?si=3yX9YTmsSFSvPtreUVE97g

 

 

1127 - It Never Drops

 https://open.spotify.com/track/2R0uDvgU0O4hq4IqIhBcaH?si=g7cTm-laRS-M34GXg4QOHA

 

 

The Psychopathic Blossoms - Paura E Amore

 https://open.spotify.com/track/4NKB23rVrDkurypM7EhJdv?si=ThPuFcCKRTegsjJag72RwA

 

 

German Army - Monte Allen

 https://open.spotify.com/track/3ah73J35PzyFlFnh2HsbkC?si=KJ28NyddQ2S_PVnAWvaB6A

 

 

Pole - Palmen Aus Leder

 https://open.spotify.com/track/7C43jru3BI6TEhnm7CYJ6V?si=imhJ68DxRkyorCiNXhbmjg

 

 

Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the Massage (side 2)

 https://open.spotify.com/track/7DOe5Z1qUqTKY5HJI7a0up?si=VBLXY21zSsCCdnTb9SEIFg

 

 

Blah Blah Blah - My Mother was a Radiator

 https://open.spotify.com/track/1melL1NedIxiADKG669gGI?si=eRrmN-4gQy-HUNbljrxCOw

 

 

Pedestrian Deposit - Shifted Snake

 https://open.spotify.com/track/6hvuGWegqz1FC0AwvwyIwJ?si=St4eaQCwRFSRf9LZnLoxPQ

 

 

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CesiumSwimsuit
Roadie

Here is a link to my profile of experimental sounds and a variety of styles, even a heady dose of hip hop. 

 

Thank you for listening! 

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/53eHaU93Ly2EcpRY19bGua?si=-LxOnxn6RLCYCnNDy4dGWg

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annistynsmusic
Roadie

https://open.spotify.com/track/4nl3T8iKDveg9Sc9GZFPQp
I found this one earlier while on the bus.

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katgongora
Roadie

@7alboy wrote:

I’m not sure I understand what’s meant by “obscure music”, whether it’s weird sounding tunes, songs with strange names or by artists who have passed under the radar. 

Anyways...

 

Zippy Kid - I Have a Story I Will Never Tell

 https://open.spotify.com/track/02AdK1TygbiOgKUXqlzhAU?si=TvWy7Ju7TZysK4Ro_OLNcg

 

 

Enhanta Bodlar - Akaphi Ad Ultimum

 https://open.spotify.com/track/0ZvVDJ7atSTnXqpvzjdWco?si=3yX9YTmsSFSvPtreUVE97g

 

 

1127 - It Never Drops

 https://open.spotify.com/track/2R0uDvgU0O4hq4IqIhBcaH?si=g7cTm-laRS-M34GXg4QOHA

 

 

The Psychopathic Blossoms - Paura E Amore

 https://open.spotify.com/track/4NKB23rVrDkurypM7EhJdv?si=ThPuFcCKRTegsjJag72RwA

 

 

German Army - Monte Allen

 https://open.spotify.com/track/3ah73J35PzyFlFnh2HsbkC?si=KJ28NyddQ2S_PVnAWvaB6A

 

 

Pole - Palmen Aus Leder

 https://open.spotify.com/track/7C43jru3BI6TEhnm7CYJ6V?si=imhJ68DxRkyorCiNXhbmjg

 

 

Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the Massage (side 2)

 https://open.spotify.com/track/7DOe5Z1qUqTKY5HJI7a0up?si=VBLXY21zSsCCdnTb9SEIFg

 

 

Blah Blah Blah - My Mother was a Radiator

 https://open.spotify.com/track/1melL1NedIxiADKG669gGI?si=eRrmN-4gQy-HUNbljrxCOw

 

 

Pedestrian Deposit - Shifted Snake

 https://open.spotify.com/track/6hvuGWegqz1FC0AwvwyIwJ?si=St4eaQCwRFSRf9LZnLoxPQ

 

 


I mean, the term 'obscure music' can be interpreted differently by everyone. I started off the thread with my own meaning, but I'm sure the broadest definition would be anything you're not familiar with or anything off the mainstream. I'll be listening to all your recommendations, though, thank you for contributing!

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katgongora
Roadie

@annistynsmusic wrote:

https://open.spotify.com/track/4nl3T8iKDveg9Sc9GZFPQp
I found this one earlier while on the bus.


Ooo I love the album art, I'm going to listen to it now! Thank you!

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arzathon
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You could check out http://arzathon.bandcamp.com  some ok experimental obscure material there..

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Rock Star 12
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Hi @arzathon @katgongora and all the others, I have this thread Off The Radar maybe not the same but a similar approach (no mainstream) you can find tracks like this 

 

I hope you find something you can enjoy !!!

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