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Argus Fairbrass
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« Reply #125 on: September 15, 2010, 04:36:28 pm »

I have mentioned these guys in another thread regarding potential Steampunk influences. If you are not familiar with them, here is a vague clue as to why.

Cardiacs - Seaside Treats - Little Man and a House
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« Reply #126 on: September 27, 2010, 07:18:21 pm »

The Cog is Dead - wide range of styles, dependent upon the song. Steampunk-based.

Example:
[youtube]tq7XG4XOJsc[/youtube]

Sunday Driver - Lot of influences from India.

Example:
http://www.sundaydriver.co.uk/album.htm (They don't actually have any full songs available freely, so use the link to listen to the examples)

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« Reply #127 on: October 12, 2010, 11:57:36 pm »

Hey, I'm new here, but I've been looking for a music to go with my general (I suppose steampunk aesthetic). I recently heard of electroswing, and it hit me as just the ticket. Anyone else into that stuff?
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« Reply #128 on: October 13, 2010, 12:11:07 am »

Hey, I'm new here, but I've been looking for a music to go with my general (I suppose steampunk aesthetic). I recently heard of electroswing, and it hit me as just the ticket. Anyone else into that stuff?


What a coincidence, I just posted about electro-swing this morning. I started up a new club in SF where we play that stuff, as well as ragtime, Cabaret, Chanson, Chamber-Pop, etc.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Francisco-CA/Gaslight/110181239046438

Check out electro-swing.com or electroswing.net
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« Reply #129 on: October 13, 2010, 12:49:46 am »

I'm so glad! I haven't liked quite a bit of the steampunk music that people have played me before, too 'punky' or 'rocky' for my tastes. I suppose I fall more into the 'dandy' category of steampunk. I certainly will be checking out those websites.
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« Reply #130 on: October 13, 2010, 12:53:17 am »

I'm so glad! I haven't liked quite a bit of the steampunk music that people have played me before, too 'punky' or 'rocky' for my tastes. I suppose I fall more into the 'dandy' category of steampunk. I certainly will be checking out those websites.


I imagine you probably wouldn't like our music too much then.
http://www.vernianprocess.com

But you may dig some of the bands on our label:
http://www.gildedagerecords.com

I also posted a DJ mix that you may enjoy (much more along the classy/classic lines you seem to be into)
http://www.gildedagerecords.com/mp3/gilded/fact50_gaslightmix.mp3

Setlist:
Emilie Simon - The Voyage
Mr. Maxwell - Mammon
DeVotchKa - Charlotte Mittnacht (The Fabulous Destiny of...)
Beirut - Scenic World
Serge Gainsbourg - Charleston des déménageurs de
The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra - Dynamite Rag
Astor Piazzolla - Tanguedia I
Cirque Du Soleil - Vai Vedrai
Lonely Drifter Karen - The Angels Sigh
Francoiz Breut - Les Jeunes Pousses
The Real Tuesday Weld - The Decline and Fall of the Clerkenwell Kid
Dionysos - Le Jour Le Plus Froid Du Monde (Ft. Emilie Loizeau)
Regina Spektor - Two Birds
Dresden Dolls - My Alcoholic Friends
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Suits are Picking up the Bill
Benabar - Les épices du Souk du Caire
Cab Calloway - Some Of These Days
The Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina
Harry Nilsson - She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune
Rufus Wainwright - I Don't Know What It Is
Echo and the Bunnymen - Nocturnal Me
Tindersticks - Let's Pretend
Hooverphonic - 50 Watt
Emiliana Torrini - Telepathy
Barry Adamson - The Beaten Side of Town
Artie Shaw - Begin The Beguine
Ray Noble & Al Bowlly - Midnight, the Stars and You
In the Nursery - Confetti
Dead Can Dance - The Carnival Is Over
Angelo Badalamenti / Julee Cruise - The Nightingale
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« Reply #131 on: October 13, 2010, 12:54:54 am »

Update: Had a look and...wow.

Your clubnight looks fabulous by the way. The poster alone is just splendid. Shame I am currently in Israel, and as such, unable to swing by (pun intended).
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« Reply #132 on: October 13, 2010, 01:12:59 am »

Of the bands from your label I've had a chance to peruse so far, Cabaret Decadance is so far the most to my taste. It's a wonderful thing that you've done, and I just hope I can find the time to give as much of it as possible a fair listen. Musically my tastes are quite broad, but more towards the acoustic/classical/jazz sound than anything particularly rocky. at the moment anyway. But I do love a good dance beat. At my college ball the warmup act played a remix of Benny Goodman's sing sing sing, and it was just wonderful.

If I may ask, how to you come to set up your own label? And does it produce etc? Or is it more of a community type venture? Well done anyway.
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« Reply #133 on: October 13, 2010, 01:17:44 am »

Of the bands from your label I've had a chance to peruse so far, Cabaret Decadance is so far the most to my taste. It's a wonderful thing that you've done, and I just hope I can find the time to give as much of it as possible a fair listen. Musically my tastes are quite broad, but more towards the acoustic/classical/jazz sound than anything particularly rocky. at the moment anyway. But I do love a good dance beat. At my college ball the warmup act played a remix of Benny Goodman's sing sing sing, and it was just wonderful.

If I may ask, how to you come to set up your own label? And does it produce etc? Or is it more of a community type venture? Well done anyway.

It's definitely more of a community than a label. Label just is easier to use to describe it. Most of the bands are already signed to other labels. So we're more like a collective of like minded artists. And to set it up, all we did was create the web presence, invite a handful of bands, and over the past two years we've been contacted by about 30 to 40 other bands who all wanted to be a part of it. Currently we have close to 50 artists aboard.
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« Reply #134 on: October 13, 2010, 01:20:46 am »

Certainly very useful to the uninitiated like me. And I did like your gaslight DJmix Smiley
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« Reply #135 on: October 14, 2010, 09:08:51 pm »

http://blackcardsmusic.com/clubcalledheaven/
This band is kind of steampunk, not as much as others, though they are making an effort. They also have a free single out, which sounds interesting.
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« Reply #136 on: October 14, 2010, 09:14:54 pm »

Sounds pretty good to me! And their website looks quite steamy. But that's just my opinion.
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« Reply #137 on: October 22, 2010, 12:18:55 am »

Just found out that Sugarland's new album, The Incredible Machine, is slightly steampunkish!
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« Reply #138 on: October 28, 2010, 10:34:11 pm »

has anyone mentioned Einstürzende Neubauten?

since they use industrial machine sounds and all kinds of different things for percussion, i do get a very steampunkish vibe from them.

The leadsinger Blixa Bargeld is also quite dandy  Wink
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« Reply #139 on: October 30, 2010, 03:02:46 am »

has anyone mentioned Einstürzende Neubauten?

since they use industrial machine sounds and all kinds of different things for percussion, i do get a very steampunkish vibe from them.

The leadsinger Blixa Bargeld is also quite dandy  Wink

It's interesting the whole industrial thing. And how it could relate to Steampunk, and obviously you are talking about real industrial there!

I'm genuinely expecting the likes of Rammstein, Rob Zombie quite possibly Manson and others of that ilk as well. To be adopting more overtly Steampunk imagery in the next 12 months. I mention them only because of the obvious Ministry influence they all have, who were in turn more directly influenced by Einstürzende Neubauten (how do you pronounce that properly? all English attempts I've heard including my own have been truly woeful)

But yes it seems to make sense. That's one of the reasons I mentioned The Cardiacs, as they mix a lot of machine sounds and samples right along with classical instruments and keyboards and percussion, and standard rock instruments of course.

Although since EBMs' influence really took hold, a lot of peoples idea of Industrial these days, just sounds like Techno to me.

Bring back SPK that's what I say!
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« Reply #140 on: October 30, 2010, 03:08:53 am »

You pronounce it something like: ein-stroyzen noi-baw-ten

I think?

has anyone mentioned Einstürzende Neubauten?

since they use industrial machine sounds and all kinds of different things for percussion, i do get a very steampunkish vibe from them.

The leadsinger Blixa Bargeld is also quite dandy  Wink

It's interesting the whole industrial thing. And how it could relate to Steampunk, and obviously you are talking about real industrial there!

I'm genuinely expecting the likes of Rammstein, Rob Zombie quite possibly Manson and others of that ilk as well. To be adopting more overtly Steampunk imagery in the next 12 months. I mention them only because of the obvious Ministry influence they all have, who were in turn more directly influenced by Einstürzende Neubauten (how do you pronounce that properly? all English attempts I've heard including my own have been truly woeful)

But yes it seems to make sense. That's one of the reasons I mentioned The Cardiacs, as they mix a lot of machine sounds and samples right along with classical instruments and keyboards and percussion, and standard rock instruments of course.

Although since EBMs' influence really took hold, a lot of peoples idea of Industrial these days, just sounds like Techno to me.

Bring back SPK that's what I say!

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« Reply #141 on: October 30, 2010, 03:31:47 am »

You pronounce it something like: ein-stroyzen noi-baw-ten

I think?

Thanks, I'll have fun getting my tongue round that one!  Cheesy
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« Reply #142 on: November 03, 2010, 02:35:55 pm »

We must mention:

Cog is Dead, The

wonderful stuff they do, I think my favorite song is the Copper War.
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« Reply #143 on: November 05, 2010, 01:19:14 am »

ein shteert sen duh
noy bow ten
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« Reply #144 on: November 05, 2010, 03:27:52 am »

ein shteert sen duh
noy bow ten

Ok, but only if you are sure  Grin

Hmm, that does sound pretty convincing, do you speak German by any chance?

Anyway thanks.
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« Reply #145 on: November 11, 2010, 06:45:18 pm »

Add "Pocketwatch" to the list Smiley
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« Reply #146 on: November 22, 2010, 04:42:41 pm »

ein shteert sen duh
noy bow ten

This is the right one! Im not german but im from Denmark, and our languages are quite similar in many ways. and the band also has a big fanbase in Denmark.

the ü is pronounced like the y in you.
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« Reply #147 on: November 22, 2010, 05:22:45 pm »

has anyone mentioned Einstürzende Neubauten?

since they use industrial machine sounds and all kinds of different things for percussion, i do get a very steampunkish vibe from them.

The leadsinger Blixa Bargeld is also quite dandy  Wink

It's interesting the whole industrial thing. And how it could relate to Steampunk, and obviously you are talking about real industrial there!

I'm genuinely expecting the likes of Rammstein, Rob Zombie quite possibly Manson and others of that ilk as well. To be adopting more overtly Steampunk imagery in the next 12 months. I mention them only because of the obvious Ministry influence they all have, who were in turn more directly influenced by Einstürzende Neubauten (how do you pronounce that properly? all English attempts I've heard including my own have been truly woeful)

But yes it seems to make sense. That's one of the reasons I mentioned The Cardiacs, as they mix a lot of machine sounds and samples right along with classical instruments and keyboards and percussion, and standard rock instruments of course

Although since EBMs' influence really took hold, a lot of peoples idea of Industrial these days, just sounds like Techno to me.

Bring back SPK that's what I say!

i must agree im not at all into EBM, it all seems very eurotrash to me, and i've always liked industrial music that seems like you could play it in your kitchen, you know unplugged  Wink
Haven't heard The Cardiacs before, but ill look into it  Smiley

and if anyone wants to defend EBM, then i'll be glad to listen!
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« Reply #148 on: November 22, 2010, 05:38:37 pm »

Add "Pocketwatch" to the list Smiley

Where? Link?
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« Reply #149 on: November 24, 2010, 04:41:24 am »

has anyone mentioned Einstürzende Neubauten?

since they use industrial machine sounds and all kinds of different things for percussion, i do get a very steampunkish vibe from them.

The leadsinger Blixa Bargeld is also quite dandy  Wink

It's interesting the whole industrial thing. And how it could relate to Steampunk, and obviously you are talking about real industrial there!

I'm genuinely expecting the likes of Rammstein, Rob Zombie quite possibly Manson and others of that ilk as well. To be adopting more overtly Steampunk imagery in the next 12 months. I mention them only because of the obvious Ministry influence they all have, who were in turn more directly influenced by Einstürzende Neubauten (how do you pronounce that properly? all English attempts I've heard including my own have been truly woeful)

But yes it seems to make sense. That's one of the reasons I mentioned The Cardiacs, as they mix a lot of machine sounds and samples right along with classical instruments and keyboards and percussion, and standard rock instruments of course

Although since EBMs' influence really took hold, a lot of peoples idea of Industrial these days, just sounds like Techno to me.

Bring back SPK that's what I say!

i must agree im not at all into EBM, it all seems very eurotrash to me, and i've always liked industrial music that seems like you could play it in your kitchen, you know unplugged  Wink
Haven't heard The Cardiacs before, but ill look into it  Smiley

and if anyone wants to defend EBM, then i'll be glad to listen!

Ha ha, I feel no need to defend it as such, but I do like some of it. Although many of the bands seem to be adding guitars and going a bit more metal or rock, (not selling I guess) I was interested to see that Combi Christ were supporting Rammstein recently. I always thought they were one of the better exponents. And I've also noticed some of the more mainstream dance people I know have finally got into it as well. The funny thing is that most of my favourite hardcore industrial techno, doesn't come from EBM or Aggro Tech bands at all!
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