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Re: Recommended Listening:

Another recommended listening thread!

I'm pretty polar in that I really like live looping in live
performances, where I hate the use of pre-recorded loops. Most of the
CDs I listen to don't use much live looping.

I really like:

Alog "Duck Rabbit"
This electronic duo from Norway released this fantastic CD in 2002 or
so. The great thing about it is that it's a clicks'n'cuts/IDM release
in which many of the loops do not match up with each other, but they
fit into a cohesive whole. There's lots of stuff in odd time
signatures, or where the loops restart in seemingly random places, but
it doesn't lose its flow.

Portishead "Third"
Very different from their 2 earlier albums - this one gets more into a
loose psychedelic band sound. Pre-recorded loops are blended with live
instrumentation in a way that that sounds like a barely-together but
very talented garage band. It's one of those releases that's
compositionally and melodically pretty strange, but is still very

Lastly, if you like Morcheeba, you'll probably really like Erykah
Badu's "New Amerykah Part I" or something like that. I think it's a
more successful take, and there's lots of great tracks. I wasn't as
into Part II.

Matt Davignon
Podcast! http://ribosomematt.podomatic.com

Tyler <programmer651@comcast.net> was like:
> For all who like sound loops, I recommend "Who Can You Trust?" 
> Morcheeba's first album,
> released in 1996. They use a lot of old-style tape loops, as well as 
> digital loops.
> One of the songs on the album (and my personal favorite) is called "Tape 
> Loop," and begins
> with a bell-like sound that sounds like it's been put through a tape 
> sampler. A must-have for a looper.
> Morcheeba's first release, "Who Can You Trust?" They are British, and 
> the lead vocalist, Sky
> Edwards, may remind you of Imogen Heap.
> Tyler Z