|I'm gonna assume you mean electronic music, as "Techno" is really bad.|
Aphex Twin (AFX)- any album he has or will ever do ever.
Boards of Canada- '' ''
Björk- Vespertine, Homogenic
Crystal Castles- s/t i and ii
the Field- From Here We Go Sublime (don't have the new album but it is supposed to ka)
The Knife- Silent Shout
Massive Attack- Mezzanine
Mum- Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK
Portishead- Dummy and Third
SquarePusher- Hard Normal Daddy
that's probably enough stuff for now.
BT - 'ESCM' or 'Movement in Still Life' (To start with..._
Celldweller - 'Celldweller' (Trance-infused industrial music)
Daft Punk - 'Discovery'
Paul Oakenfold - 'Bunkka' (for some popular trance)
Prodigy - 'The Fat of the Land'
...something like that.
|Here's just a collection of electronic bands you can take a look at:|
The Crystal Method
DJ John Kelley
Blank & Jones
|I'd agree that Techno is generally pretty bad, but there's some good stuff. Start with the obvious ones:|
Basic Channel (and then anything by Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald)
Then use Boomkat and Last.fm to discover similar stuff.
Oh, and add Modeselektor to the lists above. A lot of the stuff listed is great, but it's not what you'd really talk about when talking about Electronic music.
|techno is possibly the gayest form of electronic music|
just listen to justice and burial
|Sorry to sound like an ass but what's the difference between techno and electronic? Like I said, I really know nothing of this style of music. |
|techno's like... the really bad cheesy electronica with white guys who have dreads rapping over it|
|Selected Ambient Works 85-92 - Aphex Twin|
Random Album Title - Deadmau5
Terminal Static - Broken Note
Are you Shpongled? - Shpongle
Have fun. :D Most of these aren't techno, but they are all electronic.
|aphex twin is awesome|
|techno is like the nu-metal of the electronic genre. It is designed soley on dancablity, not on being good. |
That's a good comparison right?
Lots of people have reced great stuff, but the best 3 starter albums would be:
Portishead- Dummy (sexy trip-hop)
Burial- Untrue (sexy dubstep)
Aphex Twin- Richard D. James album (just fucking awesome)
|Rabbit, do you really not like "Slctd Ambient Works 85-92" better? Imo those are some of the best songs every created.|
|Well I like Selected Ambient Works Volume II the most then Selected Ambient Works 85-92. But that is not a good introductory album, esp if he said he wanted techno. |
|lol @ "nu-metal of the electronic genre"|
love it when clueless morons on this site act like they know what they're talking about
|there are different forms of "Techno" there is Hardcore techno, happy hardcore techno, gabber, DUB, then there is house, deep house, progressive house, jungle etc...back in the day I use to listen to this stuff non-stop. So I am familiar with it. There are so many DJ's from different techno genres here a couple that I know out of the top of my head.|
Bad Boy Bill
|Lol at descriptions for techno|
Its not a genre, its a term
i tend to agree with Deviant, but genre/term/style discussions are usually exhausting :/
|Ok. So I added Burial, Aphex Twin, Daft Punk, The Knife, The Prodigy and DJ Shadow to my download list. One more question and then I'll start listening to stuff.|
What is "Pretty Lights" considered? Are they crap?