Wednesday, July 05, 2006

BlackwatchPlaid's Electronic Mix @ VBR (3 Part Electronic/Psytrance/Ambient Mix)

Hey there, bloggers. I thought I would go out on a limb here and try something radically different for this blog. Diversity is celebrated and encouraged amongst the members of the prog not frog team, and in keeping with that motive, I figured I would showcase an alternate side of my tastes, electronic music. I couldn't ethically bring myself to post any full albums by these artists, as they are fairly recent acts, so instead I decided to make a 3 ZIP mix.

The 4 groups showcased here are, in my opinion, the heavyweights of their respected genres. Infected Mushroom has taken the psychedelic trance medium and used classical musical training to take it to new heights. Orbital were an English techno duo formed in 1989, consisting of brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll, who proved that techno music can be enjoyable as more than just "dance music". Shpongle is a collaboration of jazz flautist Raja Ram and trance artist Simon Posford who fuse trance music with regular instruments that takes alot of inspiration from folk music around the world. You can hear some relations to spanish, india, african countries among others. Steven Wilson is the founder and major creative talent behind the modern progressive rock band, Porcupine Tree. In 2004, he released a very limited (350 total copies pressed in CDR format) album called Unreleased Electronic Music, Vol 1, which contains exactly what the title suggests; more precisely, music created since 1990, somewhat similar to that of SW's ambient project Bass Communion but more rhythmic and mostly in an ambient/electronic vein. Some pieces were created for television commissions, but none were ever fully developed.

I'm not quite sure how this compilation will be received, maybe you like electronic music, maybe you hate it. I just wanted to be able to have all of my tastes displayed on this blog. Hopefully it will allow a few people to open their minds a little and expand their listening tastes.


Part 1:
1. Infected Mushroom - B.P. Empire - 09 - Dancing With Kadafi (320)
2. Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom - 01 - Bust A Move (256)
3. Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom - 05 - Disco Mushroom (256)
4. Infected Mushroom - Converting Vegetarians (CD 2) - 02 - Elation Station (192)
5. Infected Mushroom - Converting Vegetarians (CD 2) - 03 - Drop Out (192)
6. Infected Mushroom - Converting Vegetarians (CD 2) - 10 - Selecta (192)
7. Infected Mushroom - Converting Vegetarians (CD 2) - 12 - Jeenge (192)
8. Infected Mushroom - Merlin - 06 - Classical Mushroom (192)

Part 2:
1. Infected Mushroom - I'm the Supervisor - 10 - Stretched (VBR 217)
2. Orbital - In Sides - 01 - The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair (256)
3. Orbital - In Sides - 02 - P.E.T.R.O.L. (256)
4. Orbital - In Sides (Disc 2) - 05 - The Box (Radio Edit) (256)
5. Orbital - In Sides (Disc 2) - 06 - The Box (Untitled Version 1) (256)
6. Orbital - In Sides (Disc 2) - 07 - The Box (Untitled Version 2) (256)
7. Orbital - In Sides (Disc 2) - 08 - The Box (Vocal Reprise) (256)

Part 3:
1. Orbital - The Middle of Nowhere - 02 - Spare Parts Express (192)
2. Orbital - The Middle of Nowhere - 06 - Nothing Left 1 (192)
3. Orbital - The Middle of Nowhere - 07 - Nothing Left 2 (192)
4. Shpongle - Tales of the Inexpressible - 01 - Dorset Perception (256)
5. Steven Wilson - Unreleased Electronic Music Vol.1 - 01 - King of the Delta Blues (VBR 257)
6. Steven Wilson - Unreleased Electronic Music Vol.1 - 03 - Dub Zero (VBR 243)
7. Steven Wilson - Unreleased Electronic Music Vol.1 - 11 - Apres-Mortes (VBR 176)

Samples can be heard on a previous post on this blog: BlackwatchPlaid's Playlist

Keep Listening!!!!

Links in comments....


BlackwatchPlaid said...

Here are the links:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3


Anonymous said...

"maybe you like electronic music, maybe you hate it."

I love good music,I "hate" bad music.
Thanks for the mix.

Anonymous said...

Really nice selection, Thanks & Cheers!

Paddop said...

WOW you have the Dual Disc from orbital's Insides!! thank you for the extendeed versions!! Orbital for President! shame they quit :'(

Anonymous said...

As well as being a fan of prog and folk (and quite a few other types of music as well) I also like this type of music. This is probably because one of the first bands I ever liked was Kraftwerk, closely followed by Devo. However the thing about electronic music, especially electronic dance music, is that when it's good it's very good - but when it's bad it's just about the worst, most tedious music you could ever hear! So any recommendations are welcome!

Heather said...

Hey BP!!!!

Just wanted to let you know I took a look at your Electronic Mix and WOW! Great choices...I gotta say!
Keep up the great work on here, and see ya soon...<3 ya lots!

All the best.
aka flowerjewel77

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