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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #50 on: 10 Oct 2007, 09:22 »

It's all relative though. Someone posted up a link to the No Fun Fest and I saw Lambsbread were playing who I don't find at all inaccessible. To me they're great fun live. Birds Of Prey have played there too and it's the same with them (although they're not party time like Lambsbread it didn't take me an effort to come to grips with what they were doing). Also Wolf Eyes, Lightning Bolt and 'Trout Mask Replica' which have all been mentioned made perfect sense to me the first time I heard them.

'Hate' by The Delgados on the other hand didn't. The lush sound it had made it rather impenetrable for me, despite being a big Delgados fan. It took me years before I liked that album and was actually able to get into it. 'The White Album' by the Beatles I still don't like. I've never been able to penetrate to what it is about The Beatles that makes them so beloved apart from their ability to write a catchy melody, and I know people find a lot more to them than that.
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« Reply #51 on: 10 Oct 2007, 10:18 »

Of course "Inaccessible" is all relative. While I like noise acts... No Fun Fest is the lollapalooza of "noise" music. Having gone to the last 3 years, and each year, trying to take friends who I think might discover something new they'd like... the response is always drenched in plugged ears, and the majority of the evening spent outside because they can't handle the slide whistles run through effects pedals mixed with circuit bent children's toys with 4 or 5 guys screaming nonsense over the top of it all. Some of it, even for me comes across as a little unrehearsed and crapped together... but bands like Hair Police, Wolf Eyes, and Magik Markers made/make it all worth while. If you were asking ME what's inaccessible I'd easily say any country music released after 1982. Modern country is grating, generic, and soulless. It's taken a genre that used to be about something... and turned it into a money making mockery of itself... which in turn is always hard to listen to.
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« Reply #52 on: 10 Oct 2007, 11:23 »

Of course "Inaccessible" is all relative. While I like noise acts... No Fun Fest is the lollapalooza of "noise" music. Having gone to the last 3 years, and each year, trying to take friends who I think might discover something new they'd like... the response is always drenched in plugged ears, and the majority of the evening spent outside because they can't handle the slide whistles run through effects pedals mixed with circuit bent children's toys with 4 or 5 guys screaming nonsense over the top of it all. Some of it, even for me comes across as a little unrehearsed and crapped together... but bands like Hair Police, Wolf Eyes, and Magik Markers made/make it all worth while. If you were asking ME what's inaccessible I'd easily say any country music released after 1982. Modern country is grating, generic, and soulless. It's taken a genre that used to be about something... and turned it into a money making mockery of itself... which in turn is always hard to listen to.

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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #53 on: 10 Oct 2007, 12:02 »

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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #54 on: 10 Oct 2007, 12:22 »

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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #55 on: 10 Oct 2007, 13:34 »

http://www.myspace.com/deathtakesitstollonthemasses
Okay, so there hasn't been an official Album yet...
And perhaps not the MOST inaccessible, but I for shure don't see how we have that many listens (Yes, this is me and a friend).


Really though, inaccessible is somewhat subjective.  This topic has been covered pretty well already, so I'll just pitch in a little by saying that I, on occasion, enjoy odd, sometimes atonal, music.  However, I can't stand country, and do not like modern rap/hip-hop or Emo-type music.  That stuff is, to me, terrible and pointless.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #56 on: 10 Oct 2007, 20:43 »

http://www.myspace.com/deathtakesitstollonthemasses
Okay, so there hasn't been an official Album yet...
And perhaps not the MOST inaccessible, but I for shure don't see how we have that many listens (Yes, this is me and a friend).


Really though, inaccessible is somewhat subjective.  This topic has been covered pretty well already, so I'll just pitch in a little by saying that I, on occasion, enjoy odd, sometimes atonal, music.  However, I can't stand country, and do not like modern rap/hip-hop or Emo-type music.  That stuff is, to me, terrible and pointless.

I think Merzbow nailed it:

"If noise music is that which is uncomfortable, then pop music is noise to me."

Still, I think if you surveyed everyone in the world (and thus came up with a more objective list) then pop music and hip hop wouldn't be on top of the whole 'most inaccessible stuff ever' list.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #57 on: 10 Oct 2007, 20:45 »

Has anyone mentioned the Mike Patton side project Hemophiliac? It made me feel ill before the end of the third track, I had to turn it off.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #58 on: 10 Oct 2007, 21:46 »

There is also Ryoji Ikeda who is more of a "sound artist" and makes tracks using white noise and sine waves. There are rumors he will pitch things so that people will leave if they talk during his sets, using frequencies that make you physically uncomfortable or ill.

According to legend, and several interviews with former band members, during the early seventies (and possibly later), Hawkwind played their live gigs with an oscillator that could go both above and below the level of human hearing, which, combined with an exceptionally powerful set of speakers and amps, reportedly allowed Simon House to cause members of the audience standing in the right place to either fall over or lose bowel control at the flick of a switch. It should be noted of course, that everyone was completely stoned off their faces anyway.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #59 on: 10 Oct 2007, 22:10 »

haha jeff,

im suprised nobody has mentioned Wolf Eyes yet, or maybe even Lightning Bolt

i like em but it took me a bit of time to get there

There's a duo at my college who do lightning-bolt-esque stuff. Incredibly loud and abrasive, but if you're really drunk and have earplugs it's the coolest shit ever. Once during a show one of them handed me a stick and gave me command of the ride.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #60 on: 10 Oct 2007, 22:13 »

Carnival of Light - The Beatles.

Possibly the only album more inaccessible than the Voyager Golden Record.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #61 on: 11 Oct 2007, 18:16 »

Guys, The Beatles, even their most bizarre stuff, is far more accessible than, say, Svarte Greiner or even Lightning Bolt. I can't really think of the most inaccessible thing I've heard at the moment but I can tell you now The Beatles don't even come close.
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« Reply #62 on: 11 Oct 2007, 19:17 »

Also notably inaccessible (in the physical sense, like the Voyager Golden Record) is the Jean-Michel Jarre album "Music for Supermarkets".

It was issued on vinyl, with a production run of exactly one record.  After the single album was pressed and auctioned off, the disc master and plates for the pressing were destroyed.  It was bought by an anonymous bidder, and apparently hasn't been seen again since.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_For_Supermarkets

(However, it was played once on Radio Luxembourg, an AM station.  Jarre introduced the recording with "Pirate me!", and fans happily complied, and bootleg MP3's are out there.  Jarre also recycled some of the tracks into later albums.)

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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #63 on: 11 Oct 2007, 21:22 »

I don't know about Lightning Bolt, that stuff is pretty accessible.
What about Black Dice though? I find them pretty awesome, but a lot harder to get into then Lightning Bolt. Who doesn't like Dead Cowboy?
A lot of people.
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« Reply #64 on: 11 Oct 2007, 21:28 »

I listen to music that I like. I'm strange.
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« Reply #65 on: 11 Oct 2007, 23:01 »

So do I, Mr. Dovey, but you can do it subjectively!

The first few times I heard the Liars' They Were Wrong so We Drowned, I thought it was shit. Absolute rubbish no matter how many times I heard it-I couldn't get through the weirdness of it. I ignored it for a year, then "There's Always Room on the Broom" came up on random on my iPod and I kind of danced to it. Now it's easily in my top five. (and I am seeing them tomorrow)

Though I do think a lot of (regular non-music-hobbyist) people will find it OMG TOO WEIRD, so it can't be just me.
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« Reply #66 on: 12 Oct 2007, 01:35 »

Guys, The Beatles, even their most bizarre stuff, is far more accessible than, say, Svarte Greiner or even Lightning Bolt. I can't really think of the most inaccessible thing I've heard at the moment but I can tell you now The Beatles don't even come close.
The reference to the Beatles here wasn't that the music was 'inaccessible' in the music sense, but more inaccessible in the literal sense.  Only a few people have heard "Carnival of Light".  It was played once at some... place (venue, festival, something... I forget what exactly) and never heard since.  There is almost no possibility that you will get your hands on any copy, bootleg or official, any time soon.
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« Reply #67 on: 13 Oct 2007, 02:23 »

Academic level experimental music is pretty darn intimidating because it combines the confrontational with the coldly conceptual. Most ridiculous example I heard was a record composed using tuned balloons having the air emptied out of them. I've not heard any, but sound poetry (composed vocal sounds without words) does not sound easy to get into.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #68 on: 13 Oct 2007, 12:39 »

Tarentel's 'Big Black Square' is one of the least accessible albums I've personally heard. It's one 45 minute track. The first 15 minutes or so is heavy distortion played over rainfall recorded in an alley. At about 15 minutes, monotonous, repetitious drumming kicks in and the rainfall fades out. The distortion remains, coming in in waves of muffled sound as almost tribal sounding drums pound over it. At around the 35 minute mark, the drums take a back seat to the distortion once again and the song slows down with heavily distorted sound patterns and minimalist drumming. At around 38 minutes the drums drop out completely and only feedback and distortion remain for the rest of the song. It's a pretty intense sonic experience but it's certainly exceptionally inaccessible.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #69 on: 13 Oct 2007, 21:29 »

A while back I would have said anything by Stars especially 'Set Yourself on Fire' but it popped up in shuffle and i can't stop enjoying it.

Also, I say it now before  someone brings it up, people are not feeling the full impact of 'Neon Bible' because the Arcade fire keep arranging their LP's/EP in the same way.
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« Reply #70 on: 13 Oct 2007, 23:19 »

Tarentel's 'Big Black Square' is one of the least accessible albums I've personally heard. It's one 45 minute track. The first 15 minutes or so is heavy distortion played over rainfall recorded in an alley. At about 15 minutes, monotonous, repetitious drumming kicks in and the rainfall fades out. The distortion remains, coming in in waves of muffled sound as almost tribal sounding drums pound over it. At around the 35 minute mark, the drums take a back seat to the distortion once again and the song slows down with heavily distorted sound patterns and minimalist drumming. At around 38 minutes the drums drop out completely and only feedback and distortion remain for the rest of the song. It's a pretty intense sonic experience but it's certainly exceptionally inaccessible.

that sounds pretty sweet.
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« Reply #71 on: 13 Oct 2007, 23:56 »

It's kinda inappropriate to say that a record is the most Inaccessible of All-time 'cause

a) Records and how we receive 'em depend on our own experiences/preferences/whatever. And those things are always changing like Trout Mask Replica is considered one of the most inaccessible but people really get into it even those who say it is the most inaccessible. Also what is inaccessible to one person may be considered fantastic by another person as just demonstrated before me.

b) there are always more inaccessible ones to be made.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #72 on: 14 Oct 2007, 00:15 »

Yeah, albums like my opus work, 'ough[egh[eogh[rewuhgreoughreoughroighreoughrouighroughodes8uhy
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« Reply #73 on: 14 Oct 2007, 19:16 »

It's kinda inappropriate to say that a record is the most Inaccessible of All-time 'cause

a) Records and how we receive 'em depend on our own experiences/preferences/whatever. And those things are always changing like Trout Mask Replica is considered one of the most inaccessible but people really get into it even those who say it is the most inaccessible. Also what is inaccessible to one person may be considered fantastic by another person as just demonstrated before me.

b) there are always more inaccessible ones to be made.
All right, well, I think this point has been made over and over again.  Myself included in the repetition.
So lets continue this conversation without regards to the philosophical aspects of inaccessibility.

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Tarentel's 'Big Black Square' is one of the least accessible albums I've personally heard. It's one 45 minute track. The first 15 minutes or so is heavy distortion played over rainfall recorded in an alley. At about 15 minutes, monotonous, repetitious drumming kicks in and the rainfall fades out. The distortion remains, coming in in waves of muffled sound as almost tribal sounding drums pound over it. At around the 35 minute mark, the drums take a back seat to the distortion once again and the song slows down with heavily distorted sound patterns and minimalist drumming. At around 38 minutes the drums drop out completely and only feedback and distortion remain for the rest of the song. It's a pretty intense sonic experience but it's certainly exceptionally inaccessible.
that sounds pretty sweet.
Agreed!  Can't find a torrent, anybody want to upload?
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #74 on: 14 Oct 2007, 19:28 »

The most inaccessible album of all time is anything after you've drank most of a bottle of gin: FACT.
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« Reply #75 on: 14 Oct 2007, 23:31 »


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Tarentel's 'Big Black Square' is one of the least accessible albums I've personally heard. It's one 45 minute track. The first 15 minutes or so is heavy distortion played over rainfall recorded in an alley. At about 15 minutes, monotonous, repetitious drumming kicks in and the rainfall fades out. The distortion remains, coming in in waves of muffled sound as almost tribal sounding drums pound over it. At around the 35 minute mark, the drums take a back seat to the distortion once again and the song slows down with heavily distorted sound patterns and minimalist drumming. At around 38 minutes the drums drop out completely and only feedback and distortion remain for the rest of the song. It's a pretty intense sonic experience but it's certainly exceptionally inaccessible.
that sounds pretty sweet.
Agreed!  Can't find a torrent, anybody want to upload?

E voilą: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GXX8K5RG

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Tarentel's 'Big Black Square' is one of the least accessible albums I've personally heard. It's one 45 minute track. The first 15 minutes or so is heavy distortion played over rainfall recorded in an alley. At about 15 minutes, monotonous, repetitious drumming kicks in and the rainfall fades out. The distortion remains, coming in in waves of muffled sound as almost tribal sounding drums pound over it. At around the 35 minute mark, the drums take a back seat to the distortion once again and the song slows down with heavily distorted sound patterns and minimalist drumming. At around 38 minutes the drums drop out completely and only feedback and distortion remain for the rest of the song. It's a pretty intense sonic experience but it's certainly exceptionally inaccessible.
that sounds pretty sweet.
Agreed!  Can't find a torrent, anybody want to upload?

E voilą: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GXX8K5RG


Ah, much thanks.  Will have to listen to that in short order.
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Re: Most Inaccessible Album of All-Time?
« Reply #77 on: 15 Oct 2007, 06:59 »

I love Tarentel. They're actually quite accessible.
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« Reply #78 on: 15 Oct 2007, 11:47 »

R. Kelly's Trapped In the Closet Hip Hopera. Done.
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« Reply #79 on: 15 Oct 2007, 12:31 »

Y'kidding, that shit is a classic, straight up.  I have yet to see anything as hilarious as Trapped in the Closet. Can't wait for the next part!

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« Reply #80 on: 15 Oct 2007, 15:35 »

I love Tarentel. They're actually quite accessible.

Depends on what you're listening to. You'd be hard pressed to argue in favor of Big Black Square or any of the Ghetto Beats albums being accessible. Earlier stuff, 'From Bone to Satellite' for example, are indeed about as accessible as your typical post rock band. But newer stuff, the Home Ruckus series for example, or the Live Edits disc, really cannot be called accessible with much support.
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« Reply #81 on: 15 Oct 2007, 15:38 »

Yoko Ono anyone?

"Oh no! Its yoko!"

though, it could be the most accesible albums since its so damn funny.
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« Reply #82 on: 22 Oct 2007, 15:30 »

I've not heard any, but sound poetry (composed vocal sounds without words) does not sound easy to get into.

Actually, I downloaded some several years ago out of curiosity, and discovered that it was quite enjoyable in a very soothing way. And this was when I hadn't really gotten into seriously experimental music yet.
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« Reply #83 on: 22 Oct 2007, 16:19 »

Loituma are quite awesome and I guess they fit into that category if you don't speak Finnish.
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« Reply #84 on: 26 Oct 2007, 15:01 »

There's always The Must Unwanted Song, designed to be unliked:

http://www.emusic.com/album/Dave-Soldier-The-People-s-Choice-Music-The-Most-Wanted-Song-an-MP3-Download/11088860.html

Though, personally, I find The Most Wanted Song to be unlistenable and Unwanted to be hi-freakin-larious.

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« Reply #85 on: 26 Oct 2007, 21:26 »

Guys, The Beatles, even their most bizarre stuff, is far more accessible than, say, Svarte Greiner or even Lightning Bolt. I can't really think of the most inaccessible thing I've heard at the moment but I can tell you now The Beatles don't even come close.
The reference to the Beatles here wasn't that the music was 'inaccessible' in the music sense, but more inaccessible in the literal sense.  Only a few people have heard "Carnival of Light".  It was played once at some... place (venue, festival, something... I forget what exactly) and never heard since.  There is almost no possibility that you will get your hands on any copy, bootleg or official, any time soon.

Well if that's your criterion, than Godspeed You! Black Emperor's "All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling" is probably the least accessible album of all time. Only 33 copies exist, all on cassette and no one knows where any of them are.
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« Reply #86 on: 27 Oct 2007, 02:12 »

Loituma are quite awesome and I guess they fit into that category if you don't speak Finnish.

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« Reply #87 on: 27 Oct 2007, 19:40 »

Guys, The Beatles, even their most bizarre stuff, is far more accessible than, say, Svarte Greiner or even Lightning Bolt. I can't really think of the most inaccessible thing I've heard at the moment but I can tell you now The Beatles don't even come close.
The reference to the Beatles here wasn't that the music was 'inaccessible' in the music sense, but more inaccessible in the literal sense.  Only a few people have heard "Carnival of Light".  It was played once at some... place (venue, festival, something... I forget what exactly) and never heard since.  There is almost no possibility that you will get your hands on any copy, bootleg or official, any time soon.

Well if that's your criterion, than Godspeed You! Black Emperor's "All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling" is probably the least accessible album of all time. Only 33 copies exist, all on cassette and no one knows where any of them are.
But there ARE copies of it in the hands of fans SOMEWHERE.  There are no copies of Carnival of Light anywhere outside of the master.

ALFotHAD is one, physically, inaccessible album that I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to have.
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« Reply #88 on: 29 Oct 2007, 20:52 »

I find The Talking Heads a little difficult to get into.

So do I, and I always thought I was lame because of this. Good to know I'm not the only one who can't get into the Heads.
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« Reply #89 on: 30 Oct 2007, 13:06 »

I just picked up a tape recorder and recorded myself saying "Box of pencils.  Box of pencils.  Box of pencils." over and over in a really robotic voice, while the leaf blowers outside are picked up on the background.  Completely inaccessible.

Or do you mean "Most inaccessible album of all time that nobody would ever actually enjoy listening to?"
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« Reply #90 on: 03 Nov 2007, 06:05 »

80 minutes of white noise with me reciting the Oxford English Dictionary over the top into a tiny microphone on a webcam. Also there is only one copy, and I sold it to myself, who then burnt it.

I just picked up a tape recorder and recorded myself saying "Box of pencils.  Box of pencils.  Box of pencils." over and over in a really robotic voice, while the leaf blowers outside are picked up on the background.  Completely inaccessible.

Thank's SleeperCylon, you're the most original person in this thread.

Sorry for being a dick, but seriously, we get it.  You can make random stuff that's inaccessible by both physical and musical definitions.
I think the point was made before Khar even made his post, so yours was superfluous to a superfluous post.
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« Reply #92 on: 03 Nov 2007, 18:05 »

I find The Talking Heads a little difficult to get into.

So do I, and I always thought I was lame because of this. Good to know I'm not the only one who can't get into the Heads.

the Heads get into my head.
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« Reply #93 on: 04 Nov 2007, 01:56 »

http://video.jupitter-larsen.com/030.mov

Move along...


That's one of the funniest music related sketches I have ever seen.
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« Reply #94 on: 04 Nov 2007, 01:01 »

http://video.jupitter-larsen.com/030.mov

Move along...

That's one of the funniest music related sketches I have ever seen.
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« Reply #95 on: 19 Nov 2007, 00:14 »

My vote goes to any recent Autechre CD.



By the way, the most inacessible piece of all time would have to be The Rite of Spring composed by Igor Stravinsky.
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« Reply #96 on: 19 Nov 2007, 01:40 »

12-tones stuff by Schoenberg is pretty bizarre.

Someone earlier posted about Trout Mask Replica, and I have to say, that album is pretty tough to crack (still haven't made sense of it)

But I'm surprised no one has mentioned any avant-garde jazz yet. John Coltrane, whom most know by his modal jazz stuff (My Favorite Things, A Love Supreme, Giant Steps) ventured into that territory near the end of his life ('65-'67). Or Cecil Taylor, who's 1966 "Unit Structures" can overwhelm even the experienced jazz listener. And a personal choice for me is Ornette Coleman's "Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation" (1960), which upon first listen, I absolutely hated. But I can see through all the madness now, and enjoy listening to it on occasion. Whereas, only one year previously he released the much easier to listen "The Shape of Jazz to Come".
I listen to the latter a good deal more, but I have to say, if I were trapped on a desert island, I'd go with the "unaccessible", the "weird" music any day over the easy and simple music, just because there is so much room to explore, so many musical passages to unwind, break-down, and make sense of.
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« Reply #97 on: 19 Nov 2007, 17:05 »

Surprised at the lack of mathcore mentioned...
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« Reply #98 on: 19 Nov 2007, 17:09 »

In the grand scheme of things math rock isn't that out there, certainly not compared to noise or avant garde music.
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« Reply #99 on: 19 Nov 2007, 17:12 »

I find The Talking Heads a little difficult to get into.

Wow, really? Talking Heads have always been one of those bands for me that I can pop in and just enjoy without having to think about it. Especially their earlier stuff.
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