In this thread I disprove the notion that pic related are the only trip-hop albums worth of anyone's attention.
In this thread I disprove the notion that pic related are the only trip-hop...
every portishead/massive attack album is good
Lamb's self-titled features significantly high production values for it's release date (1996). Slick jungle rhythms (courtesy of Andrew Barlow) are infused with soulful vocals (courtesy of Louise Rhodes). As far as I know they didn't gain much popularity outside of Spain and some other southern European countries, quite unfortunately.
Don't let the stock cover art reminiscent of boring chill-out comps fool you: Monk & Canatella's debut has been described as Portishead except more sinister and less sexier by many who heard it, in part due the album boasting a significant alternative rock influence. The title of the first track describes the sound of the whole album just about perfectly.
Outcast (not to be confused with the US hip-hop duo of the same name) was the last project of seminal IDM producer Beaumont Hannant before he vanished from the music realm for unknown reasons. Quite possibly the darkest trip-hop album up until Mezzanine a good 2 years later.
DJ Krush is a well-known name for anyone who has ever been interested in instrumental hip-hop, but gets ignored nowadays in favor of more trendy and "chill" acts like Nujabes and the whole lo-fi hip-hop posse. The dark soundscapes on his debut release shows why he's an established name in the genre with good reason.
I don't have much to contribute but I love some of the trip hop basics and will keep this tab open and try some of these out
Folks looking for "outsider" or "experimental" trip-hop should look no further than Req and his debut One, released on Fatboy Slim's SKINT records (the guy himself is a graffiti artist that happens to be a personal friend of Norman Cook). The album boasts warped hip-hop rhythms with all the atmospherics of og trip-hop and without the pretension of US illbient, in addition to some BoC-ian ambience a good two years before BoC got big with the release of MHTRTC. Graffiti artistry has never been so well expressed in music form as in pic related (and Autechre's work).
Radar by Earthling has been described as abstract hip-hop due to being more vocal-driven than most other trip-hop. While the lyrics themselves might seem nothing extraordinary and in fact even cheesy when taken at face value (abstract descriptions, namedropping of historical figures, artists and poets), MC Mau's delivery, combined with Tim Saul's beats, give the whole album an almost schizophrenic feel.
Bowery Electric have become a cult favorite these days, but deserve a mention nonetheless. Lush shoegaze drones meet metalic pounding hip-hop beats in this lesser-known trip-hop classic (also described as first-wave post-rock by some).
On the more ultra-obscure side of things there is Lisp and their only released album Cycles. Their album is just obscure enough to not show up on soulseek, which is strange given they achieved some moderate radio success back in the day, and that the bassist of Disco Inferno happens to be one of the members. Nonetheless some decently-produced alternative rock-infused trip-hop for folks seeking stuff similar to Mezzanine.
Hell yeah boi
thanks for this, need me some new music
This album is pretty good
Was just about to post him. Described as the European equivalent to DJ Krush, at times even exceeding him at atmospheric building. Pic related is a repress of his Underground Vibes album coming with a bonus live disc that is just about as stellar.
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Some additional stuff that has cult following but escapes most people when they talk about trip-hop:
Sneaker Pimp - Becoming X (alt-rock infused trip-hop with female vocals, their only one to have them)
Wagon Christ - Throbbing Pouch (Luke Vibert alias so you know it's gon' be gr8)
Bows - Blush (jungle-infused orchestral trip-hop, side-project of Luke Sutherland of Long Fin Killie)
trip-hop interests me
I think Psyence Fiction is somewhat popular due to being associated with DJ Shadow. Though it does fall into the same category as .
Solex, even though a plunderphonics artist, features some sounds and elements reminiscent of (actual) trip-hop. Odd she isn't more popular around these parts despite having Scaruffi's blessing.
Yeah and Thom Yorke
I think that track Be There is good though
The music was interesting as well, remember seeing it on MTV during the 90s
Thanks for this, OP
If you could put all of these together on a single image that'd be great too
The Mo Wax Headz compilations might seem bloated at first but are still worth getting for discovering some lesser-known trip-hop acts, as well as phenomenal exclusive tracks such as the Special Forces track below (Photek alias). Absolutely essential as far as 1st wave/og trip-hop goes.
In a couple of minutes, sure.
Pride is a sin.
Almost done with chart.
A couple I forgot to add (e.g. Polydistortion by GusGus), but then again I'm not doing a complete list of all good trip-hop albums. Folks who want more stuff should try digging into the genre by themselves.
Heres another phenomenal one. This one is more of a melting pot when it comes to trip hop, as there is a lot of DnB, soul, and shoegaze sounds in it as well.
I was just about to post this one. Highly recommended
Nr 9 is a fantastic song
bumping good thread
I know he's not 100% considered trip-hop but nonetheless a fantastic artist.
My favourite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-28Wvr_5ek
Because of the variety of samples used this album is not uniformly trip-hop, but Midnight in a Perfect World is undeniably a trip-hop track, only an autist would argue otherwise
this one too
Grantby - Time Booth EP
this is insane
Thoughts on Death in Vegas?
This one is absolutely essential, by the way
Check out Orelha Negra, they have 3 s/t albums - hate that - their debut is the best but there's some great tracks on the other two
they're basically a supergroup, best portuguese DJ, best portuguese bassist, best portuguese 'electronics player', along with great keys and drums
im a bit of a triphop fan but i dont like any of these albums
this one is good
also anything by pic rel
do you mean the albums in the op or everything posted itt
what is your pic? google image search returns nothing
Six Underground is a great song
Here's a good one I've been listening to lately. Not sure how often they're discussed but it's a pretty good album.
I'm digging this, thanks
fun fact: portishead recorded a tribute for them as a b-side to one of their singles
best thread on Sup Forums in a while
any of their other albums good?
bonobo is brotempo
Krush is king
I had the OG underground vibes lp and my fucking dog ate it when she was a puppy
Toshinori Kondo is a trumpeter who collaborated with DJ Krush and also Bill Laswell to great effect
Little People - Mickey Mouse Operation
Long Arm - The Branches
Diplo - Florida
Blockhead - Cavelight
Cross My Heart Hope To Die
I believe I have identified the first trip hop song:
anyone got anything earlier?
can - future days m8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FkVzFM9h-E&list=PL9r9Avw4GyGAuiiuFoZxd9kNaBgUjNn55 (whole lushlife album)
quality fucking thread
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