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|Interesting idea, but hard to reply to. Seems like you're looking for very technical rythmic stuff like Autechre do, genre-defying "imaginary soundtrack" sort of work, and albums that appear like a general statement in a certain context instead of anything representative of a scene or genre. Here are some suggestions, although I wouldn't call anything of it "today's forefront music":|
Proem - Socially Inept
Doesn't contain any vocals, but tells a very clear story anyway. It's simple on the surface and complex in the details, which gives it a very natural feel, while not falling exactly into a single genre.
Matt Uelmen - Diablo 2 OST
This has to be the most seamless fusion of electronic and neo-classical music I've heard so far, complex, very abstract but still fitting like a glove to the actual game.
Receptor - Room 302
More mainstream than avant-garde, but at the time this seemed like the logical result of the uprise of home produced Drum & Bass, Glitch and Ambient music to me, all put into dense and eclectic EP.
Doubting Thomas - The Infidel (Special Edition)
Experimental ambient and dance music combined, which makes it very hard to classify, although the industrial roots of Skinny Puppy remain obvious. With its range through all kind of timbres and tempos it often seems kind of crude and brilliant at the same time and generally aiming for what many bedroom producers are trying to do right now, but in a much more professional sense. Needs to be seen in its entirety to make sense imo.
Headcase - Crosseyedrabbit
Again not falling into clear category, very danceable in parts but experimental at its core, with moods ranging from soft and introspective to raw and abrasive. I wished much more producers would make music in that manner, instead of going for another "dance" or "chill" album.
|Sachiko M - Bar Sachiko|
|orphaned land - mabool|
|Well, I'm going to break the rules and suggest noncontemporary artists who expand the borders of both music and art far more than the albums on this list: |
Most of the Wandelweiser composers (actually contemporary!)
saw this guy perform at an art gallery in NZ, shit was wild
|For better or worse, These New Puritans - Field of Reeds|
|Donald Trump is going to have to build a wall around these albums. |
|"Sachiko M - Bar Sachiko"|
|Thanks guys, I'll check as many of these as possible. Cyberduck, I'll start with your list, seeing how detailed it is.|
|If Trump builds a wall, will that stop the expansion of musical borders?|
|Pop artists should never interact with Rock artists. They must drink from different water fountains. Also Pop Rock bands should be lynched.|
SEPARATE BUT EQUAL
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|What if Hillary adopts the wall idea?|
|The Great Wall of America is not the only argument against Trump and Hillary definitely doesn't identify as a good candidate that would spoil her image if she adopted such policy.|