'Obscure music' recommendations?

 
  • 'Obscure music' recommendations?

    That 'Connections' list is very interesting...The Beatles, RHCP, The Libertines, Sting... really obscure artists... LOL ;p

    Seriously, here are some of my recommendations:

    Ludus

    Pink Industry
    (and Pink Military, the earlier band of Pink Industry's singer/songwriter Jayne Casey)

    Danielle Dax

    A Certain Ratio

    The Chameleons

    Jobriath

    Clan of Xymox

    The Au Pairs

    Swans

    not really obscure, but underrated:

    Magazine

    Suicide

    Prefab Sprout

    Public Image Ltd.

    I'll come up with more later.

  • I have to start with The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, just because they're not a known band. They're neat. That's the most obscure band I can think of right now...

  • Boooo to double posts.

    Edited by VeridisQuo on 12 Mar 2007, 09:54
  • some obscure favorites

    1 Slumber party -Female band ,strongly influensed by the velvet underground.
    2 Glaxo barbies-nine months to the disco-A strange mix of disco, avant garde and post punk.
    3 Blackbox recorder-England made me-typical english popsongs fronted by a female vocalist.
    4 Paavoharjuu-Finnish weird folk songs very strange and magical at the same time.
    5 Brother Bones-40's whistle player with a horror act if you never have heard it you can't believe how good it is.

    Dijanowa
  • dijanowa said:
    1 Slumber party -Female band ,strongly influensed by the velvet underground.
    2 Glaxo barbies-nine months to the disco-A strange mix of disco, avant garde and post punk.
    3 Blackbox recorder-England made me-typical english popsongs fronted by a female vocalist.
    4 Paavoharjuu-Finnish weird folk songs very strange and magical at the same time.
    5 Brother Bones-40's whistle player with a horror act if you never have heard it you can't believe how good it is.

    Blackbox Recorder are great.

    I can't really be sure what is or isn't obscure. I didn't think Thin White Rope were obscure, but it seems they are, most people haven't heard about them.

  • I vote for..

    unlimited magician!


    the magic's unlimited. its the truth.

    MRP
  • give me an art grant.
  • i dont think all of these are that obscure, but it depends on where you come from and how old you are and how into your music you are,so its a matter of perspective, anyway here some(i think);

    Flaming stars
    Ali Farka Toure

    look at these 5 on youtube, its amazing
    Stanley Jordan
    Clive Carroll
    Justin King
    kaki king
    Rodrigo y Gabriela

    John Fahey
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    Acoustic Ladyland
    Amadou et Mariam
    Cannonball Adderley
    harvey girls
    reverend horton heat
    seasick steve
    freshly ground
    Diamanda Galas
    Donkeys
    karen dalton
    Leadbelly
    thao nguyen
    Victor Wooten
    Yann Tierson
    lullatone
    Nina Nastasia
    Richard Hawley
    Christine Fellows
    Veda Hille
    beach house
    Frida Hyvönen
    GUTHRIE GOVAN
    Rachel Mayfield
    Coralie Clement
    anna karina

    • adcrash said...
    • User
    • 19 Feb 2007, 11:25
    stefan tickmayer- science project

    If you like really dissonant experimental stuff

    • is-c3 said...
    • User
    • 1 Mar 2007, 17:36
    The only rare find I've found in the past year has got to be The Dimes.
    A band for fans of the pixies, sonic youth, french kicks and other similiar artists.

    Mr. T
    • [Deleted user] said...
    • User
    • 8 Mar 2007, 07:39
    give a listen to...
    Guapo (Dark Minimal Music)
    Miasma and the Carousel of Headless Horses
    The Counter Clockwise (Banjo + Bucket Drums combo)
    Renaldo and The Loaf(Deranged Avant-Rock from the 80s similar to the residents)
    end. (Great IDM/Surf-Rock)
    Vetrophonia(dark atmospheric Russian noise)
    The Gyuto Monks (Tibetan tuvian throat chanting.)
    Harry Partch
    Ruins (Sporatic improvised japanese music.)
    Larval (Great Avant-Prog)
    Karuna Khyal (Legendary Japanese Voodoo)
    Mainliner (Loud psych rock)
    Svarte Greiner (Dark Ambient Stuff)
    Deaf Center (More Dark Ambient Stuff)
    Algarnas Tradgard
    Asva (Good drone rock)

    most of these can be found here...
    http://fuzzygroinland.blogspot.com/index.html

    slsk: Vileness Fats

  • Vampire Beach Babes. Gothic Surf Rock? I think yes!

    http://www.last.fm/music/Vampire+Beach+Babes.

    • Gezzaia said...
    • User
    • 19 Mar 2007, 10:45
    Helzebel explained in the information thread that some not so obscure bands are listed in the connections to make ti easier to reach the group.

    I would say that it is easier to reach the people by reserving the connections list for bands/artists that aren't connected to many groups, because only the six biggest groups they are connected to are visible on those artist pages. To be visible on an artist page (as a group) you have to have a very high number of members or that artist has to be connected not too often.

    So, I'd suggest that all the popular artists are really dropped from the connections and that "eligible" artist pages are sought for. Just my humble opinion. :)

    Long lost saviour of partial madness. So far out, too far in...
    • is-c3 said...
    • User
    • 31 Mar 2007, 15:57
    the dude has a very fine point

    Mr. T
  • Not sure whether they're still that obscure, but I really love The Indelicates.

    Waiting for Pete Doherty to Die and We Hate the Kids are fantastic.

    Tracks can be gotten for free at www.indelicates.com

  • thank you efimovich for the indelicates link! they're great! they were obscure for me till yesterday. :)

  • Try them. All of them have free songs here

    That's all, folks!
  • Scandinavian greats

    Tys Tys, a Danish avant-pop/jazz/country(?!) group, the singer sounds like a human trumpet! Plus it's so so beautiful. Few random songs on their myspace and website

    Ilmiliekki Quartet, a Finnish jazz-foursome. Exceptional trapestry between improvisation and a touch of melody that makes you tremble. In addition They've done covers of Tom Waits, Björk and Ornette Coleman, to name just a few. On myspace

    Not sure if they're obscure in a strict sense, but relatively unknown, like 90 percent of artist out there where the truth lies.

    I don't mean to sound cold, cruel or vicious, but I am, so that's the way it comes out. - Bill Hicks
    Edited by pimentogrove on 15 Mar 2011, 18:56
  • Re: some obscure favorites

    dijanowa said:
    4 Paavoharjuu-Finnish weird folk songs very strange and magical at the same time.


    Actually, it's spelled with one 'u', just that you can find the right band. Spot on, they have a very unique way of doing.. well, sound.
    The label that Paavoharju is on, Fonal, is worth checking out in entirety. Especially Islaja.

    Nighty, night.

    I don't mean to sound cold, cruel or vicious, but I am, so that's the way it comes out. - Bill Hicks
    • Yogiber said...
    • User
    • 29 May 2008, 19:38
    Working Week (Soul-Jazz)
    Be Mine Or Run (Folk, female vocalist)
    The Jazz Devils (Jazz-Rock)
    George Kahn (Jazz Piano)
    Bruce Cockburn (Folk, extensive body of work & underrated)

    Short tail / Long tail: AEP:
  • obscurity is its own reward

    Always listening.
    ........just like big brother.
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    Edited by hjbardenhagen on 26 Jan 2011, 00:51
  • obscure music recommendations

    Hoahio (Japanese experimental pop)
    MoHa! (Norwegian noise-improv)
    Bondage Fruit (Japanese Avant-prog)
    Library Tapes (Swedish post-rock)
    Asterisk* (Swedish experimental grindcore)
    Mike Ladd (underground hip-hop)
    Black Sun (doom metal)
    Inade (dark ambient)
    23 Skidoo (avant-industrial)
    Mike Osborne (great free jazz)
    Dick Raaijmakers (musique concrete)
    Lionel Marchetti (avant-garde)
    Syzygys (japanese underground pop)
    Agitation Free (overlooked krautrock)
    Dzyan (even more overlooked krautrock)
    Ahleuchatistas (math rock)
    O Yuki Conjugate (ambient)
    Freeform (IDM)
    Food For Animals (noisy hip-hop)
    Alamaailman Vasarat (Finnish avant-proggish stuff)
    James Plotkin (ambient/noise)
    chene noir (French avant-garde)
    Henri Chopin (sound poetry)
    Ran Slavin (ambient/minimal)
    The Beautiful Schizophonic (ambient)
    General Magic (idm/techno)
    Wadada Leo Smith (avant-garde jazz)
    AMM (free improvisation)
    Larval (avant-prog)
    Humcrush (electronic jazz?)
    Kletka Red (klezmer-punk)
    Xinlisupreme (Japanese experimentalism).

  • Here's a new one

    Always listening.
    ........just like big brother.
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