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    Posted: December 31 2009 at 20:19
I've been really into This Heat lately, especially the Deceit album (admittedly their most accessible). Their music was really an in between point of (post)punk and prog, which I had previously assumed was an oxymoron. They also had that highly rhythmic proto-industrial thing going on, which I dig. But I'm not specifically looking for dark music per say.

Charles Hayward being mostly responsible for the rhythmic madness, I recently checked out his solo album Survive the Gesture which also has more of a song oriented feel than most This Heat stuff. I like their improv oriented stuff, but as I'm turning into an old man, I'm starting to appreciate... eh, pop songs. Ha.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2010 at 06:58
check out :
a certain ratio
rip rig & panic
the pop group
23 skidoo



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2010 at 07:06
Also, Camberwell Now (This Heat offshoot in the same uncompromising vein) and Metabolist - a rather obscure but excellent UK band from the late 70's, recalling much of This Heat's experiments.
 
 
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EXERIOR Experimental tech/death/progmetal from Norway!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2010 at 12:33
I just started looking into Camberwell Now, actually right before I posted this thread. Beyond that I haven't heard of any of these suggestions. Thanks!

Checking A Certain Ratio on Myspace now, pretty awesome stuff. Like really densely layered strange funk, I like it! Rip Rig & Panic I am REALLY digging, like a lot. So far so good! The Pop Group is reminding me of PiL a bit, except I like them quite a bit more, they're a bit more diverse it seems. 23 Skidoo as well, exactly the type of music I'm looking for.

Metabolist I'm having trouble finding any audio examples, but I'll keep on it.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2010 at 12:46
Pere Ubu and Swell Maps
www.last.fm/user/ThisCenotaph
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2010 at 12:59
Swell Maps is a great example, I'm already familiar with them, but they would be a good comparison. I've heard of Pere Ubu, but never checked them out. I'm liking it! Thanks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2010 at 17:27
you may also be interested in these bands :
early cabaret voltaire
early magazine
early human league

Tappi T═karrass and kukl (both are bands feat. bjork)
TV on the radio
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2010 at 12:10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6QLi2agHKU


I'm not wild about it, but it's certainly much more interesting than "Don't you want me baby"

Magazine I've been meaning to check out for a while, they actually kind of remind me of a punkier Roxy Music. The rest of the bands I am familiar with and dig. TV on the Radio was a surprise for me, that I ended up liking them. The indie crowd that I normally loathe (the Spin Magazine types) latched onto them hard, so I assumed I wouldn't like it. Shows what my snobby ass knows.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2010 at 12:14
The Human League video reminded me though, certainly not like This Heat, but Duran Duran use to make some music closer to the Krautrock influences of new wave. I was surprised to find, and really like, this performance of "Night Boat" from their first album. It has a pretty menacing/spacey vibe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJK3qKalzdo
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