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Old 09-02-07, 06:42 PM
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Recommend me some techno.

I'm looking for a "best of" techno album. There seem to be a good selection when I go to the store, but I don't really know what's what. Also, I'm not looking so much for re-mixes of other pop/rock songs.
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so what would you like from us? just recommendations of some good techno? or are you asking if anyone knows of a good techno compilation?

if you're asking the latter, i don't know. however, i can recommend some good techno/electronic albums for you:

kraftwerk - trans europe express
vitalic - ok cowboy
chemical brothers - dig your own hole
the knife - silent shout
the knife - deep cuts
fluke -risotto
orbital - in sides
hybrid - wide angle
aphex twin - richard d. james album
aphex twin - i care because you do
aphex twin - come to daddy
juno reactor - shango
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I try to avoid vocals with my techno. For compilations, just about any of the 4 disc sets will get you started. Along with what is listed above:

Astral Projection - In The Mix
Carbon Based Lifeforms - World of Sleepers
Crystal Method - Vegas
John Kelley - Knee Deep
Paul Van Dyk - Seven Ways
Shpongle - Are You Shpongled?
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You want a comp of new (post 2000) techno or 90's.

It would be easier for me to recommend some techno if I knew a little bit about what you might enjoy.

Vocals/no vocals?
danceable stuff/chill stuff?

I'd throw out a recommendation for Underworld -Dubnobasswithmyheadman
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I love any and all Aphex Twin. Even the tracks I hate, I love. It's all over the map, weird and layered. Selected Ambient Works Vol. 1 is a great place to start.

Orbital - In Sides. A classic album. Get it.

BT - This Binary Universe. A beautiful and glitchy album. The best BT has done.
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Yes, I was looking for more compliation recommendations.

I do like some Moby, Orbital, Van Dyk and a few others. However, since I havne't heard much I can't say I like everything these guys do rather than just the items I have managed to hear.

I'll try and listed to the techno channels on Sirius this week and take note of anything that I like.
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I'd say look for the MTV (gasp!) compilation "Amp". There seems to be some good songs on that first one. Stay away from the 2nd though.

You might also check out the "Hackers" soundtracks. The 2nd and 3rd aren't really from the movie, but there is still some decent stuff on them.
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Originally Posted by Superman07
I'm looking for a "best of" techno album. There seem to be a good selection when I go to the store, but I don't really know what's what. Also, I'm not looking so much for re-mixes of other pop/rock songs.

Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance is a good way to go.

:-)

Some good Techno/trance acts: Kyau and Albert, Cosmic Gate, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Above and Beyond
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what I'd recommend is

Slam
Laurent Garnier
Timo Maas

and these compliations:

Warp 10+1: Influences

Warp 10+2: Classics 1989-1992

Warp 10+3: the Remixes

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Originally Posted by UAIOE
I'd say look for the MTV (gasp!) compilation "Amp". There seems to be some good songs on that first one. Stay away from the 2nd though.

You might also check out the "Hackers" soundtracks. The 2nd and 3rd aren't really from the movie, but there is still some decent stuff on them.
Along those lines The Saint: Music From The Motion Picture is not a bad compilation either. "Dream Within A Dream" is a solid track.
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Haven't heard it in quite a while, and in fact I think I may have sold it off at some point, but I remember the Digital Empire: Electronica's Best compilation to be really good. Vol. 2 wasn't as good though, the original was real solid.
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Originally Posted by wishbon3
Along those lines The Saint: Music From The Motion Picture is not a bad compilation either. "Dream Within A Dream" is a solid track.
Another soundtrack compilation add:

Mortal Kombat 3: Annihilation
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This is a pretty broad question, but if you want the classics, I'd start with:

Daft Punk: Homework: French house

Chemical Brothers: Exit Planet Dust and Dig Your Own Hole- famous rock/electronica albums

Underworld: Second Toughest of the Infants: trance/house/IDM banger

Orbital: 2 (the brown one) and In-Sides : still the definitive "techno" band, IMO.

The KLF: The White Room and Chill Out: house classic and the first true ambient techno album

Saint Etienne: So Tough and Foxbase Alpha: beautiful, summery pop albums

Roni Size: New Forms: huge, sprawling jungle/ dub-and-bass/garage album

The Orb: UFOrb, ambient dub/chill out milestone

Squarepusher: Hard Normal Daddy: my personal favorite drum-and-bass album

808 State: (Utd States) 90: one of the earliest "good" techno albums. Still sounds great

Basement Jaxx: Remedy: sweaty R+B club milestone

Slam: Headstates- really hard to find but influential techno album

Massive Attack: Protection and Mezzanine: trip-hop started and ended here.

Tricky: Maxinquaye: sexy as all hell trip-hop

Meat Beat Manifesto: Storm the Studio and Satyricon: way ahead of its time industrial techno from the late eighties/early ninties

LTJ Bukem: Logical Progression Vol 1: yet another drum-n-bass double album (I like the genre) but this one is justifyably very famous

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works Vol 1: somewhat hard to find but amazing ambient collection

Boards of Canada: Music Has a Right To Children: beautiful IDM classic, a must buy, IMO

Paul Van Dyk: Out There and Back: a good overview of trance

Fatboy Slim: You've Come a Long Way Baby: state of the art big beat circa 1997

Kruder and Dorfmeister: The K+D Sessions: Euro-dub classic

Prodigy: Music for the Jilted Generation and Fat of the Land: still sounds great to me

This list is somewhat for the aficionado and gives you a flavor of where the music's been in the last 20 years...
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oh and

System 7
Way out West
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Teisto: In Search of Sunrise
Trance Energy 2000
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Tall Paul: Mixed Live - 1st Session LA
Tall Paul: Mixed Live - 2nd Session Miami
Astralwerks's Rarewerks and Rarewerks II
The Beach OST
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Well I was on channel 33 with Sirius tonight and two songs caught my attention:

Above & Beyond - Good for Me
Delirius - Angelicus

Based on what has been said above, and what I heard tonight, I think I would be well served to look into A&B, Paul van Dyk or Armin Van Buuren.
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Soma - A Scottish record label puts out a lot of good compliations, their latest is this:

Soma Coma Vol.1: Out of Body Electronica

another incredible mix CD is from Simian Mobile Disco - which is a slammin' stomper of an album: highly recommended!

Simian Mobile Disco - Suck My Deck
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Since no one has mentioned him, Paul Oakenfold "Bunkka" and "A Lively Mind are excellent.
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Originally Posted by Tscott
I love any and all Aphex Twin. Even the tracks I hate, I love. It's all over the map, weird and layered. Selected Ambient Works Vol. 1 is a great place to start.
What Tscott said.

For what it's worth, I'm not that deep into techno by any measure, BUT Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works 85-92 is a fantastic album, very chill and easy to relax to.

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