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What is the weirdest music you know of?

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Postby Goratrix; Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:12 am

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Postby Ford Prefect; Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:10 am

trimph1 wrote:
Ford Prefect wrote:There's a scene of local metal bands in Japan that play holes in the wall and are kind of stuck in the 80s....that's some of the weirder stuff I've experienced...

Sort of like this then?

yes...used to know this guy...he had a shitload of gear in his tiny apartment...basically just gear and a spot to sleep...

HunterKiller wrote:
ZenPunkHippy wrote:The Japanese do seem to have a monopoly on weird

uhh...it pretty much ends there mate
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Postby CS80; Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:14 am

I dig the Shaggs
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Postby Xenobt; Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:39 am

Nash the Slash!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m229hY3O ... re=related

But lately the weirdest thing I've seen (and enjoyed) is Joanna Newsom;


And of course Cabaret Voltaire, John Foxx, Pigbag, Suicide and Lounge Lizards!

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Postby CPCompany; Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:41 am

alexfalcao wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gma5IUNMTn0&feature=related

I remember seeing this guy about 20 years ago on a TV show but didnt know his name and searched a few times on youtube to no avail.

Thanks for this upload !
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Postby BERFAB; Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:22 am

3 things:

First thing that popped into my head was Tuvan throat singing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvan_throat_singing
I'm just fascinated by this. The music itself is not THAT weird, but the discipline of how to perform it is something that would delight a carnival barker.

Next up: Just about anything by John Zorn. A good friend of mine is obsessed with his oeuvre and has amassed almost his whole catalog. The most accessible of these, IMHO, is the klezmer music, and some of his earlier jazz. But from there it appears to slide right into the downright freaky.

Finally, and I confess that I'm not sure what the accurate genre name is, but the heavy, heavy metal death themed indecipherable gravelly vocals shouted at unpredictable intervals. Is this 'death metal'? I'm told that to get that vocal effect, you must not use any vocal treatments or studio tricks, lest you be branded a 'poseur.' Maybe I'm really showing my age, but I find this truly 'weird.'

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Postby mellotronaut; Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:47 am

"It dreamed itself along"
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Postby badpioneer; Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:29 pm

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Postby Cordelia; Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:42 pm

A band I booked at a club once because I just had to see them. Austin duo, two women, electric guitar and a drum machine. One woman played metal licks to the drum machine and they sang songs about spirals. It was their theology. Before the show they passed out their manifesto written on a page in a spiral.

The music was extremely dramatic, and they were so serious, and it was nuts but actually really great. They had no self consciousness or pretensions at all. Pure creativity.
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Postby Chuck E. Jesus; Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:16 pm

Reverse Engineer wrote:
Bonteburg wrote:http://www.discogs.com/Various-Storage-Kompilation/release/938974

This 1999 release has some of the weirdest, most wonderful tracks I've ever listened to. Highly recommended!
that compilation is absolutely amazing. a lot of interesting production techniques too.

if there's any links to yootoob examples, point 'em my way please, sounds right up my alley (coming up short so far)...
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Postby quayquay17; Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:40 pm

They aren't too crazy, but Battles is the strangest band that I still thoroughly enjoy.

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Postby Meffy; Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:53 pm

Can't say which is the weirdest of all but this orchestral piece with non-human vocalists is in the running:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSWGPmjwjA Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ6IDnEoUq4 Part 2

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Postby trimph1; Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:01 pm

Someone mentioned Tuvan Throat Singing...there is a variation of that I came across awhile back...heavy metal/throat singing...

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Postby Bonteburg; Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:51 pm

Coil wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKvYDpmSX2Y&feature=related

Helge is genius! :hail: :lol:

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