History Music / Moby

7th Dec '17 7:52:44 PM NWolfman
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* DyingDream: Implied with "When It's Cold I Like To Die."
24th Nov '17 4:51:09 PM dlchen145
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'''Moby''' (September 11, 1965) is an experimental/ambient ElectronicMusic artist. Known mostly for his touching orchestrations and his ability to take just about any sample imaginable and make an epic techno song out of it (not to mention his [[GenreRoulette strikingly diverse body of work]]), Moby is one of the most respected artists in his field.

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'''Moby''' (September Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965) 1965), better known as Moby, is an experimental/ambient ElectronicMusic artist. Known mostly for his touching orchestrations and his ability to take just about any sample imaginable and make an epic techno song out of it (not to mention his [[GenreRoulette strikingly diverse body of work]]), Moby is one of the most respected artists in his field.
11th Oct '17 5:51:23 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* RefrainFromAssuming: That song from ''Play'' that repeats the word "sometimes" over 75 times? It's called "Honey".
21st Aug '17 1:09:43 AM bt8257
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'''Moby''' (b. 1965) is an experimental/ambient ElectronicMusic artist. Known mostly for his touching orchestrations and his ability to take just about any sample imaginable and make an epic techno song out of it (not to mention his [[GenreRoulette strikingly diverse body of work]]), Moby is one of the most respected artists in his field.

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'''Moby''' (b. 1965) (September 11, 1965) is an experimental/ambient ElectronicMusic artist. Known mostly for his touching orchestrations and his ability to take just about any sample imaginable and make an epic techno song out of it (not to mention his [[GenreRoulette strikingly diverse body of work]]), Moby is one of the most respected artists in his field.
16th Jul '17 8:40:26 AM DimaLeon2000
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* ''More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse'' (2017) - Moby & the Void Pacific Choir
15th Apr '17 9:16:01 PM NWolfman
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* ThreeChordAndTheTruth: "Beautiful," which is almost childishly simple to evoke the image of two self-indulgent people perpetually complimenting one another.

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* ThreeChordAndTheTruth: ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "Beautiful," which is almost childishly simple to evoke the image of two self-indulgent people perpetually complimenting one another.
3rd Mar '17 12:41:17 PM NWolfman
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* ThreeChordAndTheTruth: "Beautiful," which is almost childishly simple to evoke the image of two self-indulgent people perpetually complimenting one another.
15th Jan '17 10:04:49 PM stuffedninja
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* ''Moby'' (1992)

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* ''Moby'' (1992)''[[SelfTitledAlbum Moby]]'' (1992)
* ''Early Underground'' (1993) - compilation album



* ''Move - The E.P.'' (1993)



** ''Underwater'' (1995) - limited-edition bonus disc of ambient music



* ''I Like to Score'' (1997) - compilation of music Moby has made for films



* ''[=MobySongs=] 1993-1998'' (2000) - GreatestHitsAlbum of music from Moby's early career



** ''Hotel: Ambient'' (2014) - second disc of ''Hotel''; was released with initial copies of original album, but got a standalone reissue in 2014 with several new tracks
* ''Go - The Very Best of Moby'' (2006) - updated GreatestHitsAlbum; contains one disc of hit songs and a second disc of remixes



** ''Wait for Me: Ambient'' (2009) - complete [[RearrangeTheSong rearrangement]] of the whole album in a more ambient manner



** ''Destroyed Remixed'' (2012) - limited-edition 2-disc collection of remixes



* ''Hotel: Ambient'' (2014)

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* ''Hotel: Ambient'' (2014)''Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.'' (2016)



* {{Ambient}}: He's shown quite a knack for this style of music, and he's strategically placed tons of ambient pieces all over his discography. He even had an album entitled ''Ambient,'' which was ambient techno circa-1993, though this was released by his label without Moby's endorsement.

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* {{Ambient}}: He's shown quite a knack for this style of music, and he's strategically placed tons of ambient pieces all over his discography. discography, sometimes in full albums such as ''Hotel: Ambient'' (the second disc of ''Hotel'') and ''Wait for Me: Ambient'' (a complete [[RearrangeTheSong rearrangement]] of the entire album to be more ambient), as well as the more recent ''Long Ambients 1''.
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He even had an album entitled ''Ambient,'' which was ambient techno circa-1993, though this was released by his label without Moby's endorsement.



* EpicRocking: Many of the songs on ''Animal Rights'' span past 5 minutes. "Face It" clocks in at almost exactly 10 minutes.

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* DownerEnding:
** ''Everything Is Wrong'' ends with the horribly desolate "When It's Cold I'd Like To Die", which encompasses the feeling of purely giving up after struggling with emotional problems.
** ''Play'' ends with the beautiful but saddening "My Weakness", which is centered around an unintelligible vocal sample but just ''bleeds'' emotion nonetheless, with angelic orchestrations sweeping over it all.
* EpicRocking: He loves this trope.
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Many of the songs on ''Animal Rights'' span past 5 minutes. "Face It" clocks in at almost exactly 10 minutes.minutes.
** ''Destroyed Remixed'' contains a 30-minute ambient song from Moby.
** ''[[MeaningfulName Long Ambients 1]]'' has eleven tracks that all range from ''20 to 30 minutes'' in length. The album as a whole is just over '''four hours long'''.



* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Go: The Very Best Of Moby.'' It focuses mostly on his early 2000s wave of success. There's also ''Songs (1993-1998)'' which is designed for fans who climbed on board after ''Play'' became a success.

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* GenreRoulette: His discography is possibly one of the most eclectic out of a musician in the past few decades. He has ambient music, rock, electronica, techno, and trip hop all under his belt, and you better believe he experiments with these a lot on his albums.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Go: The Very Best Of Moby.'' It focuses mostly on his early 2000s wave of success. There's also He has two: ''Songs (1993-1998)'' (1993-1998)'', which is designed for fans who climbed on board after ''Play'' became a success.success, and ''Go: The Very Best Of Moby'', which focuses mostly on his wave of success in the early 2000s.
8th Dec '16 2:51:17 PM ThornBrain
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* LoudnessWar: ''These Systems are Failing'' is a rare album that's compressed so heavily that it clocks in at DR3. DR6 tends to be the average for heavily compressed modern records.

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* LoudnessWar: ''These Systems are Failing'' is a rare album that's compressed so heavily that it clocks in at DR3. DR6 [=DR3=]. [=DR6=] tends to be the average for heavily compressed modern records.
8th Dec '16 2:50:28 PM ThornBrain
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* ''These Systems are Failing'' (2016) - Moby & the Void Pacific Choir



* [[BSide B-Sides]]: Countless. He's compiled some of his b-sides on a few occasions: ''Rare: The Collected B-Sides 19891993, Play: The B-Sides'' and ''18: The B-Sides + DVD''.[[note]]the DVD contains concert footage, music videos, a slew of previously unreleased material and more little doodads from Moby.[[/note]]

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* [[BSide B-Sides]]: BSide: Countless. He's compiled some of his b-sides on a few occasions: ''Rare: The Collected B-Sides 19891993, Play: The B-Sides'' and ''18: The B-Sides + DVD''.[[note]]the DVD contains concert footage, music videos, a slew of previously unreleased material and more little doodads from Moby.[[/note]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Animal Rights'' (and we all know how that turned out).

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Animal Rights'' (and we all know how that turned out).Rights'', wherein he dropped his electronic music sound for a heavy and angry sound inspired by the HardcorePunk and Metal records he enjoyed from his youth.



* LoudnessWar: ''These Systems are Failing'' is a rare album that's compressed so heavily that it clocks in at DR3. DR6 tends to be the average for heavily compressed modern records.



* StageNames: Real name Richard Melville Hall. He gets his stage name from the fact that "supposedly Herman Melville was my great-great-great-granduncle." Herman Melville, of course, wrote ''Literature/MobyDick''.

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Real name Richard Melville Hall. He gets his stage name from the fact that "supposedly Herman Melville was my great-great-great-granduncle." Herman Melville, of course, wrote ''Literature/MobyDick''.
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