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Obscure Electronica Offerings

This morning, I added a number of albums that weren't in the database. The worst of these albums would be rated as very good (3.5), and a few of them are borderline classics. I am going to rank them. So, if you're only willing to listen to one or two albums, choose those from the top of the list. I hope you enjoy them!
1Spark
The Robotic Girl Next Door


This album is truly beautiful chiptune/IDM. If the essence of childhood happiness could be captured and processed into music, you would have The Robotic Girl Next Door. Highly, highly recommended. 5/5
2Twine
Recorder


This album was already in the database. But it had only been rated three times, so I thought it warranted inclusion. Recorder is a glitch masterpiece. It is unsettling and downright creepy, but beautiful for those qualities. I recommend their entire discography. 5/5
3Plone
For Beginner Piano


Plone was signed to Warp Records (of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, and Autechre fame) after releasing their single "Press a Key". They subsequently recorded For Beginner Piano, and then disbanded. The album definitely lives up to Warp's standards. 4.7/5
4Enabl.ed
Saccharine Morning


Enabl.ed is a rising star in the glitch community. He somehow uses discordance to produce melody. Reminiscent of edIT's Crying Over Pros for No Reason. 4.5/5
5christ.
blue shift emissions.


Christopher Horner (or christ.) was initially a member of Boards of Canada. He contributed to the release Twoism, and then split ways with Michael and Marcus in 1995. His music shares alot of the same characteristics, and if you have been waiting for the next Boards of Canada album forever, this might be the answer to your woes. 4.5/5
6 Nobukazu Takemura
Child & Magic


Nobukazu Takemura is a well known IDM producer in Japanese circles. His music is childlike and joyful. Remember the young Link music in Zelda: Ocarina of Time? That's more or less the essence Takemura strives for. 4.5/5
7Luke Vibert
YosepH!


YosepH is acid techno. This usually isn't my kind of thing, but YosepH! is extraordinary. It's very done, and definitely worth a listen. 4.2/5
8Isan
Plans Drawn in Pencil


Another artist that has been stagnating in the database with no exposure. ISAN is often compared to Boards of Canada, even though their sound is completely distinct. Beautiful IDM that should be heard. 4.2/5
9Casino Versus Japan
Night on Tape


Another solution for the Boards of Canada problem. By the time you're through with this list, you won't care if Boards of Canada takes another 5 years to release their next album. 4/5
10Delarosa & Asora
Agony Part 1


I won't get the artwork for this album because it's filed incorrectly in the database. However, this is a side project of Scott Herren (Prefuse 73, Savath y Savalas) which could be catagorized as trip-hop. There's no vocals, but hip-hop beats are prominently utilized alongside dreamy harmonics. Worthwhile. 4/5
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