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 Posted:   Jul 30, 2022 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

The recent thread on Patrick O'Hearn started me exploring similar artists on Spotify.

I was looking for the kind of electronic music that really came into its own in the 80's and 90's - imagining desert vistas, nighttime cityscapes, mountain ranges - sweeping mostly electronic landscapes that elicit a sense of loneliness and longing.

So I thought I'd start documenting artists that really appeal when I'm in this mood.

First up - guitarist and electronic artist David Helpling. Literally had never heard of him until yesterday, and already I can't get enough. Here's his first track off the new album IN:






This is a companion thread to one I started long ago, focused more on vintage electronic music and current artists in a more purely synthetic, often driving style.

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?pageID=1&forumID=1&threadID=110616&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2022 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Christophe Leusiau's album "A Tribute to Blade Runner" plays like a spiritual sequel to Vangelis "Blade Runner; it evokes the moods and tones of Blade Runner without quoting it's themes directly and sounds very filmic without being film music.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2022 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Children of a Lesser God

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2022 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)


First up - guitarist and electronic artist David Helpling. Literally had never heard of him until yesterday, and already I can't get enough. Here's his first track off the new album IN:


I was today years old when I first head of him. Thank you, that track was beautiful. He's all over Amazon music, so I'm gonna sample his wares.

Very much appreciated!

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2022 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Jean Michel Jarre always comes to mind with "Oxygene" and "Equinoxe":



Suzanne Ciani is also great inspiration and pretty much any of her albums have very cinematic effects and melodies:



For more post-2000s contemporaneous music, Dntel's "Something Always Goes Wrong" album was structured cinematically:

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2022 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I really like that Suzanne Ciani piece.

I've shared this before but here she is with our own John Barry. I seem to recall they were working on TV spots for Lincoln Mercury.



Cheers

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2022 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Helpling is one if my absolute favorites too, Sean. I have heard his stuff for 25 years now. IN is just totally brilliant

Here is another favorite, my countryman Øystein Sevåg:
https://youtu.be/DPSZZN8_yPA

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2022 - 11:03 PM   
 By:   BTTFFan   (Member)

IN might be Helpings best yet. Bought it on disc and vinyl. Sooo good

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2022 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Helpling is one if my absolute favorites too, Sean. I have heard his stuff for 25 years now. IN is just totally brilliant

Here is another favorite, my countryman Øystein Sevåg:
https://youtu.be/DPSZZN8_yPA


Øystein Sevåg is a name I've seen forever but yeah, another one I've just never listened to until now. Good choice, fb!



And some of the others mentioned are mostly old favorites, though I've never been as into Jean-Michel Jarre as I would have expected to be. Who knows why not, I don't.

On the other hand, Dntel is a great find. That track keeps going somewhere new but it all hangs together. Well chosen, Jurassic T.

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2022 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Christophe Leusiau's album "A Tribute to Blade Runner" plays like a spiritual sequel to Vangelis "Blade Runner; it evokes the moods and tones of Blade Runner without quoting it's themes directly and sounds very filmic without being film music.

Feels like this has been mentioned before, but didn't register. Here's a cool track from it....

Neverending rain


Though more sound effects than I like (never been a fan of music plus background sounds, nature, rain, but you know, I get used to it!)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

Wow....I’m really enjoying the suggestions so far.

I was listening to the Jean Michel Jarre ‘Oxygene’ and was pleasantly surprised to hear a part of it that must have been dropped in to the soundtrack of the Australian film ‘Gallipoli’ - it starts at 14:41 and immediately took me to the scene in the film that I remember.

Not sure if my suggestion qualifies but I bought this album based on my love of a track that was used in the original Tobey Maguire Spiderman trailer. Never listened to the whole album but I may give it a go now.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Rick15 - didn't know this one.

It's cool if a little more hard-driving than what I'm looking for in the mood that launched the thread. This would be more like a helicopter chase through that desert landscape I mentioned above.

But I live for exposure to music new to me, so bring it on!

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Two of my favorite electronic artists are Simon Green aka BONOBO and Scott Hansen aka TYCHO

Tycho:





Bonobo:








And, more from the same era as O'Hearn are absolute CLASSICS like Ulrich Schnauss and Boards of Canada (aka the band that got me through college)






 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Also, this one may be a bit minimalist for what you are looking for but the imagery is certainly there...I love listening to this album late at night before bed (this one won't imbed for some reason):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9l2v-PP5Fo&t=2411s


and for some HARDCORE washy ambient, HAMMOCK is another great one for zoning out under the stars:

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Yes, Schnauss is great. Monday Paracetamol was the first track by him I heard.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   BTTFFan   (Member)

One of my most played tracks since it was released in 2010. The whole album is gold. My favorite of Wollo's discography.



Another great track from that album




Some others









 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Wow, a lot to get through, very cool.

Hammock and Erik Wøllo were a couple of the artists I was going to feature, but now I don't have to. Great stuff.

Tycho I'm sure I've listened to before, but these tracks really hit the spot. Followed on Spotify!

Bonobo is great, but I hadn't thought of him in this context - but certainly cinematic, especially as that cool and desperate video for Karela demonstrates. (Just not so much the sweeping landscape thing).

Quite enjoying this Voyage Futur Secret Earth album - I'd say this definitely qualifies on the quieter end of the spectrum. Neveh hoid of 'em, but so glad I've been introduced - thanks John...86!

(That's the youtube link that won't work here but works fine on youtube)

And that Ulrich Schnauss Monday - Paracetamol - that's exactly the kind of thing I was initially thinking of. Here I thought I was so knowledgeable, and yet another artist new to me. Reminds me that I need to get to the recent iteration of Tangerine Dream....

I'll get to the rest as I can.

Thanks for all the great artists you all!

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I really like that Suzanne Ciani piece.

I've shared this before but here she is with our own John Barry. I seem to recall they were working on TV spots for Lincoln Mercury.



Cheers


Oh wow, that's cool! I didn't know she had worked with Barry on any music especially back then, but it makes sense if it was for advertising.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2022 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   MarcinJ   (Member)

This was the first thing I thought of. Mostly because it was used in the first The Matrix trailer.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2022 - 1:32 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

Rick15 - didn't know this one.

It's cool if a little more hard-driving than what I'm looking for in the mood that launched the thread. This would be more like a helicopter chase through that desert landscape I mentioned above.

But I live for exposure to music new to me, so bring it on!


Hi Sean - I thought that it might be too bombastic. I actually think the rest of the album is pretty much the type of music that you were looking for. I'll have a listen in the next few days to see if it fits.

Cheers

 
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