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Prospektor_Janicka
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Apart from the uber-coolness of Abney Park's work, I propose that pieces such as NIN's "At the Heart of it All" should also be included in an ideal "Steampunk Mindset" -type of mix.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwcaK6KKlWg


The samples alone used to create this masterpiece should (IMHO) be a dead giveaway. ;)


Cheers!!





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February 25, 2010 at 8:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Steamboy23
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I'm realtively new here, but I love music. I have discovered Abnew Park's stuff, as well as some other songs & artists...here's a great one, by the band Klaatu, about Alfred Beach who build in 1869 the first subway in New York City in secret. It used pneumatics, that is compressed air, to move the subway cars. The song is called "Sub Rosa Subway", and you can listen to it here:


Sub Rosa Subway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiRUOzJ-FrE


Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIX7D7I95Lo


Their album Hope is very Steampunk, I think. It really mixes Victorian and modern day music styles and instruments. There are coral arrangements, mixed with electric guitars, violins, calliopes and parts that sound like they come through an old Victrola Record player. My favourate song off it is "Around the Universe in 80 Days".


What do you think?


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May 19, 2010 at 12:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Isabel
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Klaatu, they were around before Steampunk was a gleam in someone's eye.  Better go check my Strawbs and Taco LP's for hidden gems. No sarcasim intended.

 

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May 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PatG
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Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band : www.ensmb.com was a big hit at the Stempunk World's Fair this year. Hard to describe the sound other than a strange cross of Sousa, Klezmer and US collegiate marching band. Many of their tunes are thematically steampunk.
May 20, 2010 at 12:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Steamboy23
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Isabel at May 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Klaatu, they were around before Steampunk was a gleam in someone's eye.  Better go check my Strawbs and Taco LP's for hidden gems. No sarcasim intended.

 

Old data can always take on new importance with viewed in a different light. But I am always looking for new music to listen to. I'll have to look up this Emperor Norton Band thingy. I love new music!


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May 21, 2010 at 2:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ron Richtofen
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Isabel at May 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Klaatu, they were around before Steampunk was a gleam in someone's eye.  Better go check my Strawbs and Taco LP's for hidden gems. No sarcasim intended.

 

By Jove you're right! Nothing like  a story about Good old Rugglesby!

July 20, 2010 at 2:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

M Butler Hallett
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The Men Who Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing have a presence on Facebook and call themselves steampubk. I've not heard them myself. They take their name from one of Jack the Ripper's darling little notes. Disgraceful, yes, yes.

July 22, 2010 at 12:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

M Butler Hallett
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Meantime, I expect this gem is well known to all: 'Cup of Brown Joy.'

July 22, 2010 at 12:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

M Butler Hallett
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Oops -- forgot the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA

July 22, 2010 at 12:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Lee Ann Farruga
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We have met Professor Elemental (Cup of Brown Joy).  A most delightful fellow!

July 22, 2010 at 6:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

M Butler Hallett
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Do tell! How fortunate!

July 23, 2010 at 9:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jacob Tesla Scott
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Hmmm, Carl jenkins The Armed Man, Talk Talk Spirit of Eden, and maybe Final Fantasy, while not stricktly Steampunk, I find a great inspiration for my theramin project.  Must check out the list above.

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July 24, 2010 at 7:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

M Butler Hallett
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The Cog is Dead -- http://www.myspace.com/thecogisdead

July 30, 2010 at 9:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Lee Ann Farruga
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Lee Ann Farruga at July 22, 2010 at 6:49 PM

We have met Professor Elemental (Cup of Brown Joy).  A most delightful fellow!

Sorry for the late reply - we met him at the Steampunk World's Fair in New Jersey in May.  He is a very nice fellow.

August 3, 2010 at 5:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

M Butler Hallett
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I'd love to meet him. Crazy fun song and video.

August 4, 2010 at 7:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Phoenix Artemis Black
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Steampunk music you say? Oh there's plenty!


Vernian Process, Clockwork Quartet, Clockwork Dolls, The Leauge Of Unextraordinary Gentlemen, Unwoman, Corset and Lucy Conquered Man. For starters.

Also, some may consider Doctor Steel and Voltair to be of the steampunkish variety.

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August 8, 2010 at 4:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Elf
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Steampunk music... acres and acres of it to be found if one know where to look.

It gladdens my heart, truly, to see Klaatu mentioned. Another piece, if you'd call it that, which is suitable and from the same time period roughtly is Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds."

Die Form's "Bach Project" has its moments.

Chris Vrenna, Phillip Glass, Johnny Hollow, the Cassettes, Dresden Dolls, Beirut, Kate Bush, Laibach, E Nomine, the Cruxshadows, Rasputina, Clare Fader & the Vaudevillians, Qntal, Tanzwut, Vagabond Opera, the Pogues, Orchestral Maneouvers in the Dark, Ashley MacIsaac, Emilie Autumn... they all have their pieces [some more than others].

All depends on your definition of Steampunk Music [your mileage may vary!]

August 10, 2010 at 2:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

M Butler Hallett
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Excellent point on definitions, Elf. Kate Bush and Ashley MacIsaac  -- bliss!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K69hEnLpSY8

August 10, 2010 at 9:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

VPMartin
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May I suggest checking out www.gildedagerecords.com? There is a plethora of Steampunk artists to choose from.


Best,


~Martin

(Vernian Process)

December 29, 2010 at 4:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Necrisha
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I don't directly dabble in Steampunk scene quite yet, though I must say "Airships" by VnV Nation has quite the feel for steampunk. A wonderful song with narrative quality.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnvFlHLF9NI

December 30, 2010 at 5:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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