can anyone recommend some artsits that focus on sound design?
I'm specifically looking for shit with weird fluttering sounds and textures and whatnot, like so:
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Stretch 1 and 2 by Arca is something that really hooked me after quite a long time. I've been listening to Autechre for a long period but eventually got bored by its overwhelming predictability and generally unjustified pretense. Aphex Twin past 95-98 is nothing but a joke (come on, face the truth, that shit is really crocked and overhyped for no apparent reason).
So this Arca guy just did it right and brought sound design and beat programming back to where it belonged (not the case with Xen, unfortunately)
xen was a step down, definitely
also, a little excerpt from an interview on how arca makes his sounds
> Using another program, called iZotope Iris, he takes the sound of a lawnmower, cuts a random geometric shape out of a graph of its composite frequencies, outputs a new sound that sounds like a choir of cooing lemmings. In Ableton, he isolates a small, bulbous waveform on the timeline and copies and pastes it several times, manually constructing a beat. Quickly, though, the composition starts expanding at a rate that I cannot follow, graphically flowering across the screen in what looks like a minutely complicated urban grid. Suddenly, True starts moaning inconsolably in the garden—“She’s doing pitchbends, too!” Ghersi exclaims—and I realize something: he hasn’t even been listening to the track as he is making it, because he already knows how it is going to sound.
Good thread, good thread.
Dropping a few artists who I particularly like.
Autre Ne Veut
Heard this the other day, it's fucking dope.
Kind of what you're looking for?
This is definitely what you're looking for in regards to sound design
>how arca makes his sounds
He realy has gift to it, I could tell it from listening to him for the first time cause the beats sounded like nothing I could come up with.
Arca is amazing. Xen was great IMO, but leaned on the ambient side a bit, which is great, but not as mindblowing as his other stuff. He finds sounds and melodies that seem to he from another world, I don't know how to explain. One of my new favorite artists. Also sampling lawnmower sounds god damn.
I'm really glad that he worked with Kanye and Bjork. Regardless of your opinion on Vulnicura and Yeezus, you can't deny this guy did a great job and deserves to have his name out there.
Might not quite be what you're looking for but Tim Hecker might satisfy your texture craving. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma as well.
>what the hell happened to amon tobin
Lol, this guy began producing some lo-fi sampled jazzy tunes with amen breaks back in the 90s and grew up to this academic sonic sculpting. I do envy.
really good textured fun noise
Sophie has incredible sound design, but musically has nothing to do with anything else in this thread and yall might not like it come to think of it.
Now that I think of it, Datachi is extremely relevant. Guy's a professional sound designer, I think?
Sounds like some 19 y.o. kid who found the patches Autechre used for their LP5 and just started fucking around with it just for the sake of "cool sounds". Really weak stuff.
If you're into earlier minimalist drum&bass type of stuff I highly recommend this gem.
As the name implies it's all about good design and precise drum programming and also a good sense of balance between composition and sound aesthetics.
Will up on request.