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Old 21-05-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
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Songs that were WAY ahead of their time

Post songs/tracks that were decades ahead of their time. I will start of.

Early House:

Jean-Jacques Perrey - E.V.A. (1970)



Early electronica:

Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - Syncopation (1958)



Raymond Scott/Manhattan Reasearch Inc - Night and Day (1950's)

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Old 21-05-2014, 10:38 PM   #2
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Can't really go wrong with anything Raymond Scott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtxkgrKWkd4

or the lullaby series
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Old 23-05-2014, 08:43 AM   #3
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Re: Songs that were WAY ahead of their time

Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz (1960)
harmony-less jazz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScME4cv2qXI

Maybe only half a decade ahead.

Acen - Trip II the Moon (1992)
if someone else can find an earliest example (maybe in hip-hop) of pitched-up vocals over breakbeats please share, the next time in musical history I can think of this becoming used again is the Kanye West style
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUeYetMJfvc

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Re: Songs that were WAY ahead of their time

Bollywood acid in 1982, before acid was a genre:


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Old 23-05-2014, 09:03 AM   #5
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Wow, that Bollywood acid is amazing!
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Old 23-05-2014, 09:48 AM   #6
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Old 23-05-2014, 03:59 PM   #7
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Remember that Quantum666 guy?

Such a shame no one stored his work for future generations.
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The entire Kraftwerk Computer World album. It was done in around 1979/1980 and I think came out in 1981. That was even before MIDI in 1983.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IFfq...tailpage#t=615

Numbers and Home Computer/Computer World are highlights.

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Here's some acid from 1978 Japanese composer Haruomi Hosono:



And I will always see Delia Derbyshire as one of the grandmothers of electronic music, here'e some fantastic tape exploration of hers from 1968:


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Trance/techno from 1984:

Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4

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Albums, songs, same thing
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I would have to say BTs (brian transeau) stuff.

Specially his 2003 cd emotional technology

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Old 24-06-2014, 10:08 AM   #13
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The entire Kraftwerk Computer World album. It was done in around 1979/1980 and I think came out in 1981. That was even before MIDI in 1983.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IFfq...tailpage#t=615

Numbers and Home Computer/Computer World are highlights.
Although I really like that album, its just a logical progression of what they were already doing. I'd say they really broke new ground when they released Autobahn. By the time they did Computer World, mainstream synth pop was already a thing and it was just their take on it. Computer World was released in the same year that Depeche Mode's first album, Speak & Spell, was released (still my favourite DM work).

So by the time that Kraftwerk released Computer World, they weren't really breaking any new ground at all, just refining what they were already doing, and had been for many years. Doing it really well of course.

Around that time, Caberet Voltaire, Joy Division and Japan were doing more experimental stuff. Japan's "Tin Drum" album, also released in 1981, has way more sound experimentation on it than Kraftwerk had been doing for a few years. I boggle that Ghosts made it to Number One in the UK singles chart.

Hec, look at the first 2 Human League albums (before they kicked Ware out and got the girls in), proto synthpop back there from 1979 (have a nosey at the evergreen, still awesome Empire State Human).

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