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    Erland and the Carnival

    Dead Flamingoes

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    Guardians of dalliance
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    johnellison
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    Anything by Clutch.

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    What is “obscure”? Stuff that’s not played on the radio?
    I’ve heard of Biosphere, so that’s not particularly obscure.

    Sorry, but its a word that bugs me about music these days!
    Go on Bandcamp.com – how many artists have you heard of on there? Are they all “obscure”?
    Then you get people calling you pretentious for like ‘obscure’ music!
    I don’t even know what it is! ARGH. I’ve disappeared up my own arse again.
    ps. I like the new Octa Push album.

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    VHS Head – Trademark Ribbons of Gold

    Tasters available on youtube. It is one I always mention, but it is just awesome (and a little bit mental).

    mrmonkfinger
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    You know what mainstream is? stuff that isn’t that.

    I couldn’t be arsed to think of a better word than obscure.

    How about “little known”?

    I’ll admit that biosphere isn’t exactly obscure.

    mrmonkfinger
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    Edit, double

    lodious
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    Dunno if it counts, but Shame by Brad was (is) an amazing album, which does not get much of a mention.

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    Ok, it’s not the word ‘obscure’, but the concept. There is SO MUCH music out there, mainstream (I’m guessing radio airplay stuff?) is a such teeny tiny portion of it.
    I get the Juno Records weekly mailouts and have only heard of about 10 artists out of all the weekly releases.

    Another answer – Paul White – March of the Ants

    (you can ignore the ranty bit and just read the answer if you want 🙂 )

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    See there: Amon Tobin. Is he obscure to you? Cos he’s been played on the radio loads! (Great album btw)

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    The Bands: The eels

    Album: Daisies of the Galaxy

    Brillaint

    Which radio station ? If you mean 6 music, then it’s listener figures suggest it’s still pretty small when you put it next to, say Radio 2 (not trying to pick a fight there DezB). 🙂

    Kind of surprised people have heard of him, although he has got bigger over the past couple of years.

    My mum won’t have a clue who he is, if we’re using that as a sort of sliding scale for obscure.

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    Exactly!
    Radio 1 actually – Mary Anne Hobbs used to play Amon Tobin stuff all the time.

    Here’s my album selection from 2013:

    Wraetlic – Wraetlic
    Tyler, the Creator – Wolf
    Raffertie – Sleep Of Reason
    Greenhouse – Bend But Don’t Break
    Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels
    Smash TV – Noise & Girls
    **** Buttons – Slow Focus
    Moderat – II
    Jagwar Ma – Howlin
    Disclosure – Settle
    Airhead – For Years
    Baths – Obsidian
    DJ Koze – Amygdala
    MonoPoly – Killer B’s
    Young Galaxy – Ultramarine
    Solar Bears – Supermigration
    The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow

    Obscure to some maintstream to others!

    mrmonkfinger
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    I had amon’s first album when it was released . He was fairly obscure then. Excellent choice by the way.

    Maybe he’s half obscure.

    And all your picks of 2013 are obscure to me. Mind you that might be because I’m getting old and don’t know what’s cool any more. Not that I ever knew what was cool in the first place…

    robbespierre
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    Old AND obscure!

    “10 mistakes” by Gruppo Sportivo

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    It’s All Done By Mirrors, by The Astronauts.

    Unclassifiable genius, but here goes nothing…..

    The wonderful sense of freedom of the free festival movement meets the harsh reality of establishment hatred filtered through paranoia and the easy availability of hard drugs.

    Reminds me of dozing in fields to the sound of old diesel engines.

    Hope you’re ok Mark.

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    Mind you that might be because I’m getting old and don’t know what’s cool any more. Not that I ever knew what was cool in the first place…

    I have no idea what’s cool either! I listen to what I like. A fair bit I discover through this thread. hint hint.

    greyman
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    Yes, ‘Shame’ was/is excellent.

    Also related to Brad, ‘Temple of the Dog’

    schrickvr6
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    Can’t be bothered listing individual albums so I’ll list some of my favourite obscure artists.

    Turner
    Zoot Woman
    Cut Copy
    Tobacco
    Black Moth Super Rainbow
    Com Truise/Sarin Sunday/Airliner
    DJ Koze
    Virtual Boy
    Teebs
    Juj
    Onra
    Bibio
    Evenings
    Thieves Like Us
    Pollyester
    Oneohtrix Point Never
    Neon Indian
    Lone
    Keaver & Brause
    Kona Triangle
    Erlend Oye
    FM Belfast
    Floating Points
    Slugabed
    Shlohmo
    Baths
    Flying Lotus
    Dntel
    Eleven Tigers
    Balam Acab
    Actress
    Polochord
    Joakim
    Midnight Juggernauts
    Mmoths
    Poolside
    Machinedrum
    Sepalcure
    Shed
    Ssaliva
    Sun Glitters
    Tycho
    Woolfy
    Vondelpark
    Work Drugs
    We Have Band
    Mathew Dear
    Shigeto
    Dauwd
    Aybee
    Lusine

    Could go on all day so that will do, agree with Octa Push and VHS Head.

    mrmonkfinger
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    Strikes me, as I’ve just listened to biosphere and Ivan drever, that there is some pretty obscure music out there.

    So. Any genre, anything.

    what’s your favourites?

    Mister P
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    I see a couple of Ghostly International artists in there schrick.

    I am quite liking Com Truise at the moment.

    schrickvr6
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    My favourite label and probably my favourite artist there. 😀

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    so I’ll list some of my favourite obscure artists.

    They’re not obscure! 😉

    Mister P
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    Oh and thanks for reminding me of Lusine, that is my afternoon sorted.

    nicko74
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    DJ Format: Music for the Mature B-Boy. Nobody I know has it.
    The Mermen: Krill Slippin’

    schrickvr6
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    Maybe not now Dez but they were when I discovered them before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon. 🙄

    I think The Waiting Room is my most listened to album of 2013.

    manitou
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    Wet Willie – Left Coast Live
    Cowboy – five’ll get you ten
    Elvin Bishop – Raisin’ Hell

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    I think The Waiting Room is my most listened to album of 2013

    Lusine?

    Crag
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    Well, if nothing else, I’ve learnt that The Black Angels have a new album out, obscure or not.

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    Black Moth Super Rainbow

    Reminds me – that Demon Queen album is imminent..

    schrickvr6
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    It’s rather good. 😉

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    Live at the Austin Outhouse by Blaze Foley

    _tom_
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    Kinoko Teikoku – Eureka. Awesome band/album

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=33JNwxSNNNY[/video]

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    Ride the Fader by Chavez is fantastic. Think I’ve met one other person with a copy.

    Gone Glimmering is also great, but marginally weaker.

    They ‘reformed’ a couple of years ago and were rumoured to be in the studio, but nothing’s transpired yet…

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    Ozric Tentacles- Strangeitude.

    Granted not that obscure, but I still think its ace..

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    First Utterance by Comus

    Hot Menu by Sadistic Mika Band

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