Help me find music like the Books



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Help me find music like the Books

Postby Inconuucl » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:51 pm

Basically what it says on the tin. Relatively calm experimental music with found sources. Or at least bands that go for the same sound as the books did.

I am already aware of their post booms projects. :lol:
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby popvulture » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:01 am

I mentioned Glassine's No Stairway in another thread and mistakenly recalled it as vaporwave (no doubt because I bought my copy from a cassette label that usually deals in that kind of stuff), but it's really more experimental / manipulated found sound. It's made from field recordings at Guitar Center :D

https://glassinemusic.bandcamp.com/album/no-stairway

It's not quite like the Books (nothing really is), but similar-ish and very relaxing. Will definitely stay tuned to this thread to see if anybody else has suggestions, because I always want more Books-y stuff as well, rare as it may be.
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby D.o.S. » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:05 am

Link to the Books so I know what to look for?

I have rax on rax of suggestions but that's just based on what I'm reading.
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby popvulture » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:15 am

neonblack wrote:They say tone is in the hooks

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JphJfwsUbT4
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby rustywire » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:20 am

Hovercraft might fit the bill.
Many things BoC, too.
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby D.o.S. » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:28 am

I assume the Residents are too obvious.

But, yeah, BoC is another easy one. You might like the Book of Air series, too, but that might be a little too 'non-song' for what you're looking for:
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby popvulture » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:29 am

I feel like Matmos have more than a few similarities. Gastr Del Sol is a great rec. Maybe Cornelius? The Notwist?
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby Inconuucl » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:26 am

This some wicked shit here. I'll add some of my findings when I get near my computer. Generally ive been scratching the itch with Music for Airports by Enough in the meantime. Not what I wanted stylistically but close enough to the energy I was looking for. :lol: :idk:

Also reinforces my idea to make music like this —with my own twists, of course. :cool:
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby Inconuucl » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:46 pm

Fennesz is an artist I forgot about that scratched the itch.

Also, and heavily recommended, the Damon Albarn's Everyday Robots solo record. It's not like the Books per se, but the Hip-Hop/Trip-hop production on his soft songs give it some similarities, with the sampling and such.
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby baremountain » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:00 am

If you've never listened to Blithe Field, he's got some similar stuff. Less in-your-face than The Books - more sedated/ambient for sure, but there are plenty complicated and knotty textures nonetheless. If you appreciate the sound collage-iness of The Books mainly, you'll find this one pretty rewarding I bet.
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby Inconuucl » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:11 am

baremountain wrote:If you've never listened to Blithe Field, he's got some similar stuff. Less in-your-face than The Books - more sedated/ambient for sure, but there are plenty complicated and knotty textures nonetheless. If you appreciate the sound collage-iness of The Books mainly, you'll find this one pretty rewarding I bet.
https://blithefield.bandcamp.com/album/ ... rd-the-sun

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Yes, this is my jam. :joy:

Edit: It almost feels like Akashrub played the guitar parts. :lol:
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby popvulture » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:42 am

That Albarn record is indeed great, but I'll admit I'm a bit biased, as Blur's probably my favorite band ever :D

I feel like The Books took a lot of cues from New Age, definitely a lot of stuff out there that feels a related. Robert Rich gets mentioned from time to time on here, and Laraaji. Stones Throw has been putting out some awesome collections on tape—I've really enjoyed the Laraaji box, and want to pick up the recent SunPath. Good shit, highly relaxing. :zen:
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby D.o.S. » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:45 am

... Robert Rich... New Age. :(
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby Inconuucl » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:47 am



Oh yeah, the work of Susumu Hirasawa is also great in its eclectic instrumentation, not sampled, but has the same feel.
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Re: Help me find music like the Books

Postby D.o.S. » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:39 am

I mean you already know Stars of the Lid, right?
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