I really love the sound and style of Forest Swords. Glitchy sampling of inaudible babble, lo-fi guitar noises and a healthy dose of dub-beats. The percussion is constant, and the music flutters in and out of context. It makes for very chill, but also a bit unsetteling music. Chill and unsettling, that's me.
With the 6th installment of the original trilogy Shpongle shows they still got the mojo. Less generic samples and sounds, a more solid bass foundation and overal crazy fun production and some daring takes in genre mixes while staying true to the Shpongolese spirit. Darn fun!
Chill-out / Lounge Electronica Goa Psybient World
The Animal Spirits
I adore artist who actively pursue development and experiments. James Holden is one such artist. With his latest work he leaves the dancefloor behind for the mystical forests of electronic infused tribal trance with some jazzy tones. Sounds interesting? It's because it is. A damn good experiment!
Avant-Garde Electronica Experimenteel Trance
Glitched vocals are cut, repeated and looped. Set to an invigorating and fresh electronic sound with tribal beats, ambient noises, a flair of jazz and some trip-hop the result is mighty inspirational and catchy. Prepare these to get stuck in your head, even though you wont understand any of it.
The Devil is Fine
Zeal & Ardor
Creativity worth praising. This record outgrows genres as a whole, but keeps roots in negro-spirituals and black metal. Mix it up with whatever you can think of, and you get an amazing must-hear-this-mix of music that is not as coherent as an album could be, but none the less damn impressive!
Black Metal Blues Blues & Folk Electronica Folk Metal
This and the remixes of this album are probably the most creative fun you could have with snappy electronic dance. Tends to stick in your head and on repeat.
Rob Dougan is hurt, and he's mad, and he's got the tools to translate that into jazzy filmscore music. A raw voice with catchy hooks, makes for a formidable record. On multiple spins it becomes clear that all the classical instrumentation is 'fake', but in the trip-hop roots that shouldn't bother.
Electronica Neo-klassiek Trip-hop
Teachings In Silence
A masterfully crafted work of twisting and dark ambient. Using all kinds of apparatus and devices, Ulver crafts twisting melodies and gloomy soundscapes to an artform.
Avant-Garde Drone Electronica Experimenteel Glitch Minimal
By far the best record by The Knife (not counting Tomorrow In A Year, because of reasons). Thick disco beats, dirty sounds and a nasty atmosphere. I laik.
My first real proper introduction to 'marauder', darkwave disco, Satanic Morodor, whatever you will. It's twisted electro, with a blackmetal background. Satanism hasn't sounded this thick, intense and swingy since the '80s!
Spell of the Melancholic Landscapes
A post-black-electro ambient record (Think 'Celestite' by WITTR). Though this has nothing to do with black metal other then the intent. It's a fine amateur record, but it's not at all renewing or revolutionary in what it does.
Ambient Black Metal Electronica Metal
Downtempo-tech-house-electronica from Amsterdam. The first full-length after a promising EP, and boy does it deliver. It's a most relaxing record with soft beats, subtle instrumentation and enough good inspiration to make it last.
Downtempo Electronica Minimal Techno
I love Solar Fields. Especially his spaced out ambient-soundscape paintings of the universe I have had the honor to see live a few times. But there is another side to this guy; the boom-tsjk-boom of psytrance. I like that, but when I'm at a festival, not at home with my headphones.
Chill-out / Lounge Goa Psybient
A big best-of, re-mastered and done very well. Each track sounds fresh, deep and detailed and it only features the best song they have so. The flow of the album is a bit off, because it's all seperate tracks slapped together, but that's what a compilation is. So.
Space Is Only Noise
Nicolas Jaar is a modern day Mozart in electronic music. He uses sounds to paint pictures and to tell a story. Not with melodies or lyrics per-se, but with a mindset, a whiff of a surreal situation, a memory.
Downtempo Electronica Experimenteel IDM Minimal
Converting Vegetarians II
Making a "Part 2" of any successful record is a bad idea to begin with. It is no different for our Infected Mushrooms, where 'Part 1' was an original mix of two sides of the same coin, this one reeks of cashing the commercial market. Quasi trance lovesongs 'Feat. Sasha Grey'? C'moooon.
Downtempo Electronica Psybient Psytrance
The Shepard Tone
Ah, more work of my favorite avocado-evangelists. It's another chaotic and up-tempo psy-glitch-party fest full of fun. That's it; it's full of fun. It dabbles in all kinds of EDM-pools and while doing so taking the best of all worlds and smashing it together. As psychedelic guacamole.
Glitch Goa Psytrance
This is definitively in my top-5 records of all time. The gloomy electronic beats serve as a background for a swamp of surreal ritualistic music. The atmosphere oozing out of every element of this record is so sublimely delivered. After 8 years, I still want to drown in this music.
Part post-rock, part glitchy electronic with catchy hooks and beats. A dangerous mix, but EZ3kiel does it just right. The flow of the album, balancing the two sides of it, is just great. It makes the whole an interesting listen.
Electronica IDM Post Rock Rock
The Orbserver in the Star House
Lee 'Scratch' Perry, The Orb
A weird marriage, between The Orb and LSP, but there is no denying reggae and chill-out go together like cake and icing. Sadly the beats on this album have too much 'pep in their step' to really be relaxing, and LSP performance doesn't do it justice.
Chill-out / Lounge Downtempo Electronica Reggae
The Aschere Project
Ambient Chill-out / Lounge Downtempo Electronica Psychedelische rock
Downtempo Electronica IDM Minimal Techno
√ (Racine Carrée)
The War Room
Public Service Broadcasting
Dive into history with a sweet mix of electro, post-rock and sampling somewhere in between Massive Attack and Godspeed, You Black Emperor! The creativity in using all kinds of elements and genres oozes over this album and results in a most promising EP.
Electronica Post Rock Rock