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#1 Post by LostCalls » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:18 am

Of the artists represented on the LiT soundtrack, I only knew the work of Kevin Shields/My Bloody Valentine and Air prior to getting interested in the film. A week or two ago, I bought the most recent album by Phoenix ("It's Never Been Like That") based on liking "Too Young" in the night out sequence.

I really like the Death in Vegas song that plays during Bob's hazy neon encounter early in the film (such a fine pairing of image and sound) as well as the Squarepusher song during Charlotte's quiet gaze out the window. Does anyone own any of the albums by these (or other of the film's) musical artists? Any thoughts or recommendations? Thanks!

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#2 Post by Congruous » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:49 pm

I know that the Jesus and Mary Chain have several CDs. They recently played at the Coachella Festival and Scarlett sang with them on "Just Like Honey." It didn't sound very good, but it was interesting to watch. There are some clips of it at YouTube.
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#3 Post by echoillusion » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:25 pm

Squarepusher has very other few ambient pieces in his discography, but I could suggest Iambic 9 Poetry off his album Ultravisitor. It's a really beautiful tune.

However, if you do appreciate a wider range of electronic music, his work is amazing as a whole. I find his latest CD, Hello Everything, to be not only his best but also his most approachable. Tracks like Plotinus, Welcome to Europe, and The Modern Bass Guitar are fantastic!

As for Death in Vegas, the only album I have by them is their best hits entitled Milk It. Minus the tracks Hands Around my Throat and Scorpio Rising (and Girls, naturally!), it's pretty forgettable.

Now, if you are looking for some artists that fit very well into the mood of the soundtrack, I highly highly suggest you check out:

Asobi Seksu- especially Red Sea and Thursday off their album Citrus
Fennesz- The Endless Summer album is brilliant
Sigur Ros
Boy in Static

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#4 Post by LostCalls » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:27 am

Thanks so much for these replies. I really appreciate the sharing. Of what's been mentioned, I already know and love Sigur Ros; I'll have to check out some of the other artists you mentioned.

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#5 Post by Lochlain » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:12 pm

Sigur Ros is amazing.
their sound is remarkable.
Hoppнpolla from Takk album is one I like most

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#6 Post by Pitman » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:43 am

echoillusion wrote: Now, if you are looking for some artists that fit very well into the mood of the soundtrack, I highly highly suggest you check out:

Asobi Seksu- especially Red Sea and Thursday off their album Citrus
Fennesz- The Endless Summer album is brilliant
Sigur Ros
Boy in Static
Asobi is awesome. Check out the thread on my experience:

http://www.weareawake.org/forum/viewtop ... sobi+seksu

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#7 Post by Tombo » Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:10 pm

Pitman wrote:
echoillusion wrote: Now, if you are looking for some artists that fit very well into the mood of the soundtrack, I highly highly suggest you check out:

Asobi Seksu- especially Red Sea and Thursday off their album Citrus
Fennesz- The Endless Summer album is brilliant
Sigur Ros
Boy in Static
Asobi is awesome. Check out the thread on my experience:

http://www.weareawake.org/forum/viewtop ... sobi+seksu
Checked these guys out on iTunes after reading of Pitmans hijinks.

They're brilliant!

And coming to my part of the UK November 27th!

I'll be there-cheers,Pitman! :D

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#8 Post by Pitman » Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:01 pm

Tombo, I dare you not to develop a crush on the lead singer after you see her! :lol:

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#9 Post by Tombo » Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:27 pm

Now there's a challenge. :D

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#10 Post by Pitman » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:30 am

Enjoy the show! I'm jealous! They haven't been back here since last year.

Warning - it's loud! I especially love Red Sea. They closed their show with that massive, wall-of-sound number.

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#11 Post by mysterygo » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:17 pm

I just been listening to some Asobi Seksu, thanks for the recommendation. I also come across a band called Blonde Redhead is now, listened to a few of their tracks and they sound really good!

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