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    Call me a noob, but I'm totally new to IDM. I only recently got into EDM..
    So go ahead and recommend me some IDM, I've been listening to some glitch hop lately, and my friend showed me this guy "the flashbulb," and I think this genre looks real interesting and I wanna know more
    I couldn't find a suitable thread with recommendations, so I figured I'd start one. So go ahead.
    EDIT: If there is a thread, link me to it and lock. Thanks.
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    IDM doesn't really mean anything substantive
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    Intelligent Dance Music.. ?
    Am I stupid or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lethal_pizzle View Post
    IDM doesn't mean anything
    Erm - yes it does. Don't be so dismissive.

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_dance_music"]Intelligent dance music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    Usually used to describe a lot of Warp Records output /The Orb etc.

    (Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works II is a good place to start, and don't let the title put you off)
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    It was just a label someone thought up to promote certain acts on certain labels that didn't really have anything to do with genre.

    I should also note that I have never ever heard anyone from the UK call anything 'Intelligent Dance Music".
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    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia View Post
    Intelligent dance music (commonly IDM or intelligent dance) is a term that describes an electronic music genre that emerged in the early 1990s.
    Not saying wikipedia is always right but..
    Anyways, genre or not I would like to learn more about this stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by lethal_pizzle View Post
    I should also note that I have never ever heard anyone from the UK call anything 'Intelligent Dance Music".
    Depends on how old you are I spose ... it was a term I heard bandied about when I was about 16 or so to describe exactly what the wiki article says tbh.

    (but then we were a bunch of indie and rock kiddie who didn't know the subtlies of genre at the time)
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    Yeah, I've probably just got a bit of my bee in my bonnet about things such as this. Just like EDM, it could mean loads of different genres: d&b, house, techno, 'ambient'. It just ain't descriptive enough. It fails the l_p 'find out what you're about to listen to test':

    "So what type of music does he play?"
    "EDM"
    "Yes, but what type of music does he play?"
    "IDM"
    "Yes, but what type of music does he play?"
    "Glitchy techno, ambient and the occassional bit of terrifying drill'n'bass"
    "Mmmm, sounds brilliant"
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    I meant for it to be somewhat of a broad thing.. particularly I like the glitchy aspect, or things with complicated, involved drum programming, But I do like the selected ambient works 2 so thanks for that tip. Really though, I just want to see what people are listening to as far as this stuff goes.
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    Check out Fuck Buttons, anything by Boards of Canada and the entire Warp back catalogue. That should get you started.

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