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    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2008 edited
    My buddy Jordon Hossack in Calgary has a band called Azeda Booth. It's remarkably strange sounding stuff.

    I remember going to his show once to support him (a friend), and all the friends I brought with me won't go to shows with me anymore. They're strange.

    EDIT: They have a few youtubes, but the quality is really bad...
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2008

    Smoke on the water as it would sound normally, on Titan and on Venus.

    Not a strange tune by any stretch, but a strange feeling to hear the differences from (emulating) playing it on different worlds.

    *Imagines instruments built for playing on titan...*
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2008
    At some point Ween and Japanese experimental group The Boredoms got together and formed Z-Rock Hawaii and the whole album they made is just freakin' strange. Here's a song they did called God In My Bed.

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    I can't stop making this strange music.
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    My long-time pals at Radio Savage Houndy Beasty - includes the likes of ecoactivist Merrick Godhaven, poet Mahalia and writer/creator of Towards 2012, Gyrus - have run a Leeds pirate station show for many years. Half their stuff is comedy, and some of it is like this...

    Many downloads of the lads here.
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2010
    My first thought was Hentai's Toy factory; at this point, I guess that anything from Vital Records might fit the "strange" label.

    Sleep Research Facility's Nostromo is a tribute to the spaceship, and meant to sound like it.

    I've always found Navicon Torture Technologies to be a challenging listening experience.

    Now, for a totally different kind of strange: Normand L'Amour is one the weirdest musical entities in Quebec. He claimed to be spiritually inspired to create songs, which he does, or did, at an alarming rate. Here's an example, which sadly will probably not give its full strangeness if you do not speak french (speaking it the french canadian way will also help). This song is about the fact that there are two sheeps on his lawn, and that they are there because he put them there.
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    Most of the really weird stuff I know has already turned up on this thread, but I thought I'd post this classic...

    Buffalo - Stump

    Captain Beefheart has been mentioned a fair bit, but this is my favourite of his...

    Icecream for Crow - Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

    I'm not even going to comment on this one...

    Constipation Blues - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2010
    There's lots of fantastic ear torture out there. Off the top of my head, Orthrelm comes to mind:
    • CommentAuthorRia13
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2010 edited
    how about "Brainticket" by Brainticket, parts 1 and 2.

    best experienced via CD or CD-quality, eyes closed, in a darkened room.
    • CommentAuthorRia13
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2010 edited
    the incredible Prince Rama (formerly Prince Rama of Ayodhya):

    psyche-expanding without a doubt and even better live.
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    Hmmm, is this 4 pages and no-one has mentioned V/VM? Cognitive dissonance ahoy!

    I think there's plenty of Residents stuff that really bent my mind when I first heard it. Now it's nestled its way in there and I can listen to it, dare I say, comfortably. But at first it was really disquieting.

    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2010
    Trevor Wishart frightened me quite a bit at my first exposure, but I came to love listening to him. Search as I might, I can find no reputable link for free/decent sized chunks of his work. If you can find it, listen to Tongues of Fire. Cut-up loops and stretches of vocal noises, it's great.
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    I don't really like it in comparison to the rest of the album, but here it is.
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2010 edited
    Corey R Beat me to the stardust cowboy. Nice work on the shooby tailor Theremina.
    EDIT (Oh man I really should pay more attention, just realised those posts are from years ago. Please insert jokes below about 2008 calling wanting its whatever back)

    Today these are the starngest songs I have ever heard. Tomorrow, no doubt they will be different.

    Cardiacs - R.E.S.

    The Sea Nymphs - Shaping The River

    Nico - Frozen warnings
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    All right, time to dig into my personal vault of strangeness:

    Starting with Magma


    Then there's Zlad (who's obviously bad on purpose)

    Elektronik Supersonik

    Happy Grindcore

    Gegen Sex in Speiseaufz├╝gen

    Jason Forrest

    War Photographer



    Noir Fleurir

    Omocha no Miisha (skip the first 45 seconds as it's just the vhs intro)

    Psyclon Nine (most of their stuff seems standard ebm/industrial/goth thing but this particular one is interesting)

    Scar of the Deceiver

    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

    A Hymn to the Morning Star

    Blam Honey

    Witch Fly in the Air
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2010
    Some of my favourite music in this thread but I would never have called it strange...I guess it depends on what people are used to hearing and how much music they've been exposed to. I have never described music as strange, except,occasionally, to people who don't really listen to a lot of it and don't have a broad frame of reference. Would these be classified as strange music?

    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2010
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    Can't believe I forgot this David Bowie madness...

    Please Mr Gravedigger
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2010
    I present:

    Rammellzee: It's like Afrika Bambataa & The Soul Sonic Force as produced by El-P / Techno Animal. Lyrics laden with futurism. Biomechanical, earthcrusher digi-hiphop? Not super weird compared to some Kool Keith stuff ( or a lot of other stream-of-consciousness hiphop I could name ), but it's taking me a few listens to really appreciate. Apparently he passed away in June and only ever did one full length album, but was a very influential artist and theoretician behind the scenes. Hope you enjoy it and track down more.

    Would Ikonika or Flying Lotus be considered weird in the general scheme of the current glitchhop / mutant dubstep / wonky electronica landscape?