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    Posted: December 02 2013 at 08:14
Recommend me bands that use a lot of dissonance in their work. Thumbs Up Think Gorguts, Gentle Giant, Behold the Arctopus, The Mars Volta... anything, really. (Except maybe those bands, since I'm already familiar with them.Tongue)

EDIT: I should add that it doesn't necessarily have to be beautiful. LOL
 



(There are two threads about dissonance already, but one has very few responses and the other is specifically about new prog. Both are closed)


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But fo' srs:

Virus 
Univers Zero 
The Dillinger Escape Plan 
Cheer-Accident 
U.S. Maple
Henry Cow 
Kayo Dot
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I've actually been meaning to check out several of those bands. Smile
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Enjoy! Hope ya dig 'em. 

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Frank Zappa's "Uncle Meat" album from 1969 is a great example of this too.  Lots of exotic dissonant harmonies in the wind arrangements.  
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^ That album did cross my mind actually. Good pick! 
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If you dig Virus, their previous incarnation Ved Buens Ende are very much worth a listen.
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Without taking into consideration rock in opposition, I'd say Third by Soft Machine is worth a listen if you haven't heard it. Quite long and a very unimaginative cover, but you might like it. There are some nice contrasts of dissonance with the typical Canterbury Scene melodicity/ness (?) Tongue

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How about the Secret Chiefs III?
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Dissonant, wild and scary
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My fave dissonant bands are mostly RIO..

Henry Cow
Univers Zero
Thinking Plague
Shub Niggurath
Anekdoten
Blotted Science
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^ good list indeed
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Talking of RIO, Art Zoyd were terrific


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Smurph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 02 2013 at 13:10
Virus is good for this. As well as Kayo dot but personally I'd start with earliest maudlin of the well and go forwards in chronological order as Kayo dot can be a bit difficult

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Emperor's album Prometheus definitely fits the bill (yea it's Prog)
Dordeduh
Tides of Man (for that mars Volta meets emo sound)
Secret chiefs 3
Sleepytime gorilla museum

I recorded an album with the guy in behold the arctopus so there are a good number of bands he recorded that I checked out and these all fit the bill
Time of orchids
Zevious
Dysrhythmia
Indocrithine
Krallice
Check mick Barr and his output as well
The flying luttenbachers

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And how could you forget Nowegian Shining? At places it's almost unbearably dissonant.


Naked City is another example of jazz and extreme metal crossover (or grindcore, actually), but at places it turns out to be a bit silly, I believe.
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http://arktisair.bandcamp.com/album/en-trance

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Originally posted by ole-the-first ole-the-first wrote:

And how could you forget Nowegian Shining? At places it's almost unbearably dissonant.



You mean "awesome"
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