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Under Appreciated Genres

After messin around on Lastfm, rym, and other sites for a while you notice how many awesome little known genres there are. Just going to shed some light on a couple of my favorites.
1Henry Cow
In Praise of Learning

Rock In Opposition (RIO) was a movement in the 70s. It was basically an avant-
garde mish mash of prog, jazz, classical, and other cool stuff. Check it out if you're
tired of the same ol sympho prog ish. Start with Henry Cow and listen to anything
Fred Frith related.
2Samla Mammas Manna
3Univers Zero
Ceux du Dehors
5Aksak Maboul
Un peu de l'ame des bandits
6Thinking Plague
In Extremis
7Art Zoyd
Phase IV
8Art Bears
The World As It Is Today
9The Science Group
A Mere Coincidence
10Etron Fou Leloublan
11No New York
No New York

No Wave was another movement that was at its height in the late 70s. It was kind
of a reaction to the poppier New Wave and Punk Rock stuff that was big at the
time. A more noisy, dissonant, style of music. Start with this Brian Eno produced
comp and if you like what you hear check out the bands on it further.
12James Chance and the Contortions
13Teenage Jesus and the Jerks
15Mars (NY)
The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978
16Glenn Branca
Lesson No. 1
17Massacre [N.Y.]
Killing Time
18Theoretical Girls
Theoretical Record

More Branca
19The Golden Palominos
The Golden Palominos

John Zorn, Fred Frith, Bill Laswell and others messin around
Arrived in Gold

Just a note before we move on. Early Swans and Sonic Youth are also associated
with No Wave so listen to that shit if you havent already.
Nowa Aleksandria

From one wave to another. Coldwave was yet another late 70s shining genre. Kind
of a post-punky sound that relied more on eerie synth sounds.
Nowe sytuacje
23Ensemble Pittoresque
For This Is Past
24Asylum Party
25KaS Product
Try Out
Mekanïk Destruktiw Kommandoh

Zeuhl was a weird little thing. Christian Vander of Magma created his own
language. Thats some gangsta shit. Zeuhl was a form of avant-prog that was just
really interesting.
4 Visions
31 Eider Stellaire
Eider Stellaire
32Bondage Fruit
Bondage Fruit
33Ruins [JPN]
Burning Stone
3416 Horsepower
Secret South

Gothic Country isnt like the country you're thinking of. Its dark, can rock, and has
an experimental edge. Give em a try and see what you think.
35Woven Hand
Consider the Birds
36Jay Munly
Munly and the Lee Lewis Harlots
37Current 93
All the Pretty Little Horses

Neofolk is another overlooked genre on here. Kind of a mix between folk and
industrial that began in the 80s.
38Sol Invictus
In the Rain
39Death in June
Rose Clouds of Holocaust
40Peter Brotzmann
Machine Gun

Free Jazz. May sound like a bunch of fucks if you arent into jazz, but once it clicks
free jazz can be damn great.
41Don Cherry
Eternal Rhythm
42Noah Howard
The Black Ark
Arbeit Macht Frei

And finally just a couple great avant-prog albums.
44 U Totem
45Hermann Szobel
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