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Old 05-13-03, 05:14 PM
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Seeking "Electronic" and score music advice, Matrix-ish

Okay, so I know nothing about dance, techno, electronic, trance, house, blah blah etc....

What I do know is I LOVE the type of electronic music that appears on both The Matrix soundtrack and score for each of the two films.

Today I was listening to disc 2 for the Matrix Reloaded and was blown away by what I heard, in particular on the tracks that inlcuding something called "Juno Reactor.

I also am looking for more movie scores that are similar to these, I've got Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as well. Which I love.

My biggest thing is the percussion, I love the beat and drumming on these albums.

I also do NOT have interest in stuff with vocals or a lot of vocals anyway.

Any help that you folks could offer to lead my search would be awesome! Thanks!
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You might want to check out these groups:

Juno Reactor
Propellerheads
Crystal Method
Chemical Brothers
Uberzone
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Old 05-13-03, 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by karnblack
You might want to check out these groups:

Juno Reactor
Propellerheads
Crystal Method
Chemical Brothers
Uberzone
Thanks I'll do that, I'll let you know what I think.
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Old 05-13-03, 11:57 PM
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from allmusic.com:

Similar Artists: Buckfunk 3000, Lionrock, Coldcut Fatboy Slim, Monkey Mafia Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Roger Sanchez, Armand Van Helden, DJ Icey, Cujo, Wildchild, Headrillaz, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Mekon, The Future Sound of London, Andrew Weatherall , The Crystal Method, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Daphreephunkateerz, Propellerheads
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Another vote for Juno Reactor, truly a great techno/electronica group; when I heard they would be on The Matrix Reloaded soundtrack, I had nothing but high hopes. Pick up their album Shango; the first track, Pistolero, is probably the best on the album. (Just imagine a whacked out flamenco guitar over an ultra-fast synthline and drumbeat, replete with gunshots.)

Also, to add something new to your list, here's a very esoteric suggestion, if you can find it: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - The Other Side. This is the soundtrack for the "in-game" portion of MGS2, and this is action-oriented for the most part. There are 8 or 9 tracks with really nice percussive elements, which seems to be what you are looking for.

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JUNKIE XL!!!!!!!!!!!

And possibly... Cirrus.
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on a more mellow side if you so desire, Aphex Twin's "Selected Ambient Works 85-92" is a PHENOMENAL collection. i cannot give it a higher recommendation. this will put you in a meditative mood. very soothing, for the most part.

one thing to note about that particular disc, though... when i bought it, it was available as an import only. however, since then i believe i have seen it as a domestic release.
one thing to note about my taste in music: i'm VERY picky when it comes to listening to techno... that is to say, that i do not like most techno but when i do find something i like, i usually LOVE it.
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great, thanks so much. I'll check a bunch of these out today.
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another good soundtrack is the first Mortal Kombat, loaded with good electronic music.
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Juno Reactor, Crystal Method, and Hybrid are my favorites for pure electronic/techno music.
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Okay, today I took a brief listen to several of these while I was at work.

Juno Reactor - Shango ~ I really loved this, I only heard about 30 seconds from each track, but I'm gonna get this for sure. This is pretty much the type of thing I'm looking for.

Propellerheads - Deckdrumsandrockandroll ~ I liked some of the tracks on this, some were exactly what I wanted like "spybreak" from the Matrix, other were very odd and not very electronic like "history repeating" and there were too many vocals for my likes.

I've heard the Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method on the radio before, and that is not what I'm looking for based soley on the radio songs. I didn't get a chance to listen to more from them.

I also listened to more of the artists from the Matrix. I love Prodigy's song "breathe." But most of the rest had too much vocals. Meat Beat Manifesto was a little offbeat.

I'll try and listen to more over the next few days.

So thanks for your help, feel free to add more.
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Check out the Fight Club soundtrack by the Dust Brothers.
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Originally posted by db27
I've heard the Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method on the radio before, and that is not what I'm looking for based soley on the radio songs. I didn't get a chance to listen to more from them.
Listen to these albums:

Chemical Brothers "Exit Planet Dust"
Crystal Method "Vegas"

I don't care too much for the newest Crystal Method album, "Tweekend", but there are some great songs on the "Vegas" disc.

Also, I would recommend these artists as well:

BT
Leftfield (another favorite of mine)
Cirrus (good music, beware of vocals )
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another great compliation CD is from the Playstation game Wipeout:

Wipeout XL:
1.. WE HAVE EXPLOSIVE - The Future Sound Of London
2. ATOM BOMB - Fluke
3. LOOPS OF FURY - The Chemical Brothers
4. TIN THERE - Underworld
5. THE THIRD SEQUENCE - Photek
6. LEAVE HOME (UNDERWORLD MIX) - The Chemical Brothers
7. WE HAVE EXPLOSIVE (HERD KILLING) - The Future Sound Of London
8. FIRESTARTER (INSTRUMENTAL) - Prodigy
9. U SIX - Fluke
10. MUSIQUE - Daft Punk
11. 2097 - Source Direct
12. TITAN - Photek
13. PETROL - Orbital
14. AFRO RIDE - Leftfield
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