Board of Canada is a great outfit, and definitely a kind of electronica I enjoy. But like Bonobo, I don't think of them when I'm in the sweeping melancholy mood. Though Kid for Today does have a melancholy vibe.
Great Hammock and Erik Wøllo tracks here - click 'em if you haven't already. I may share some myself as time permits.
Love Stratosphere Emnity - that's the stuff for me right now! I'm going to go listen to that whole album - Rise - and be back when I can for more. (I love that the first track on the album is "Melancholy" - since that's been my favorite adjective for this stuff.)
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!
With all the good music that I've discovered through this board over the years, it's always nice to return the favor!
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.
Ok, here is an unusual choice that actually works better for me than I thought it might.
Andrew Tuttle - who plays banjo and electronics - doing a mash up of ambient and kind of Newgrass/progressive bluegrass.
I have a long personal background with bluegrass music, but it's not a favorite of mine. But this is quite effective, and really evokes a lonely rural landscape in my mind. Certainly sounds like it could be film music, not too far away from Michael Brook or Dust to Dust, Steve Roach's project with guitarist Roger King.