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Your top 10 instrumental act favorites

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Your top 10 instrumental act favorites

Postby hutter » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:07 pm

An occasional vocal is allowed, but being instrument driven is the key. Here's my picks...

1- Kraftwerk
2- Goblin
3- Koto
4- Giorgio Moroder
5- 808 State
6- Newcleus
7- Egyptian Lover
8- Torch Song
9- Herbie Hancock circa 1984
10- Vangelis
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Postby tileboy » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:43 am

I only have two.
1.Los Straightjackets
2.The Raybeats
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Postby i_like_lectric_motors » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:57 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Meat Beat Manifesto (sometimes)

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Postby Frau_Blucher » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:27 am

After initially dismissing this as another Hutter Kraftwerk circle jerk...I gotta say, it's a great thread! [;)] Lots of seminal acts out there.I'm sure I'm forgetting something critical. Excluding straight jazz and classical...

Pat Metheny
LTJ Bukem
The Chemical Brothers
Eric Sera
Andreas Vollenweider
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Postby Mechi » Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:30 am

Whoooaa.... more respect to glorious Kraftwerk!! [;)] We owe them big time as they have influenced every artist with a bit of vision in music.

My list:
Yellow Magic Orchestra
The Chemical Brothers
Air (well.. they've got a bit of lyrics going on but pretty basic)
Daft Punk
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Postby Spectre General » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:11 am

Hmm, hmm, interesting indeed.

How bout Mezzoforte? I have 1 45 of theirs that's 2 instrumentals and they're great, but I don't know if they're strictly inst.

I definitly have to agree with Giorgio Moroder and Vangelis, I'll also add Harold Faltermeyer and Jan Hammer. Moroder, Faltermeyer and Hammer are like the ultimate synth trio of the 80's, I try to get as much of anything any of them are associated with that I can find.

Rational Youth and FM both have some great instrumentals.

And for old school, you can't deny Herb Alpert and Walter Wanderly.

Aaargh, forgot to add David Foster. Stuff may be considered kinda weak, but he's a great musician.
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Postby hutter » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:33 am

I should have made this the "Top 20 instrumental act favorites" thread.

11- YMO's instrumentals
12- Synergy
13- Can
14- Harold Faltermeyer
15- Human League (their instrumental stuff was great)
16- Incredible Bongo Band
17- Santana's instrumentals
18- Jean Michel Jarre
19- Stewart Copeland
20- Jan Hammer
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Postby rotator » Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:18 am

[b]10.The Aqua Velvets
9. µ-Ziq
8. Aphex Twin
7. Cabaret Voltaire ('90-'06)
6. Propellerheads
5. The Durutti Column
4. Boards of Canada
3. The Orb
2. Orbital
1. The Chemical Brothers
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Postby Bitter Almonds » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:11 pm

How can peeps ferget Dif Juz?[V]
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Postby glokstadt » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:23 pm

IMHO... I always thought Simple Minds composed awesome instrumentals!
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Postby popreactor » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:36 am

J.M Jarre
The Durutti Column
Eyeless in Gaza

Vicious Pink- 08.15 to Nowhere
Comateens- Munsters
The Duruti Column- Sketch For Summer
The Durutti Column-Mercy Theme
Eyeless in Gaza-Sheer Cliffs
Eyeless in Gaza-Falling Leaf, Fading Flower

90's and recent ones
U96- Das Boot
Robert Miles- Children
Mark Snow- X-files Theme
Royksopp- Eple
Royksopp-Royksopp’s Night out
Add (N) to X- 02 Robot New York
Add (N) to X-Mashine Is Bored with Love
Her Space Holiday- The Young Machines
Apostle of Hustle- Folkloric Feel

Antonio Carlos Jobim- Insensatez

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Postby DonGately » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:20 am

I agree with many of the acts listed above, but would also add Lemon Jelly.
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