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2014, Overlooked & Unknown (Volume I)

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1Michael Pisaro and Miguel Prado
White Metal

(Drone / A Parking Garage) Pisaro interpreted by Prado, and its surprisingly accessible. Gorgeous electronic drones float in and out of streams of gaseous noise | https://soundcloud.com/senufoeditions/michael-pisaro-miguel-prado
2Dean Blunt
Skin Fade

(Dean Blunt) Blunt and folkstress Joanna Robertson team up for this one-off mixtape, undoubtably hinting at something great whenever BLACK METAL drops | https://soundcloud.com/5_a_m/skin-fade-mp3
3  David Andree and Josh Mason
Call, Response

(Ambient / Minimalism) Two masters of subtly collab for a lovely little record for rain dripping off trees and leaves floating in April puddles | http://ownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/call-response
4Manfred Werder and Toshiya Tsunoda

(go outside) A longform recording of nature and faint disturbances that often go unnoticed | http://www.erstwhilerecords.com/catalog/071.html
5Mouse on Mars

(Juke / Footwork / wait, there's a difference?) MOM shift to contemporary realms and end up showin' these young kids a thing or two | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt3jnsv6x7o
6 Gunge

(Trap / Plunderphonics / Space Jam re-released on Blu-Ray but recalled because every copy is in German) A digital hoosedown of irrelevant samples and stomping trap kits for day-glo tinychat raves | http://interscaperecords.bandcamp.com/album/brmnsch-blwy-plx
7Holly Herndon
Chorus/Solo Voice

(Glitch / Uhm, excuse me, it's actually not really Vaporwave. Yeah okay the hyper- real, crystal clear aspect is there and the do-do-do sampling thingy but this is bascially just some choral glitchy shit with some synths over it and some maybe- samples. I think it would fit better in sound collage. Or plunderphonics. Or turntablism. [EDIT: maybe tape music]) Herndon expands her odd choral muzak to extraterrestrial realms (and brings some heavy Oneohtrix Point Never influence with her) | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHujh3yA3BE
8 ####

(House / Who even made this) Lush throwback house for anonymous junkies and nervous bidders watching their life savings disappear trying to snag Earthbound complete in box (MINT CONDITION) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P8T6ERwEsA
9Matthew Hopkins

(Dark Ambient / Drone) Pessimism as a railway to truth | https://soundcloud.com/vittelli/vit002-matthew-p-hopkins
10Kazuki Tomokawa
Vengeance Bourbon

(Avant-Folk) Outsider folk legend keeps his folk raw and drunken in 2014 | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR07hkkCE44 (Seriously just listen to this track. Oh my is it beautiful ~)
A Trip to Florida

(Ambient / This guy's VHS rip of his trip to Florida from 1996) A re-evaluation of nostalgia as a grand, romantic, and helplessly aching memory | http://upsidedownnachos.bandcamp.com/album/a-trip-to-florida
12Russell Haswell
37 Minute Workout

(Industrial Techno / Noise / Richard Simmons-core) 37 MINUTES OF TOTAL MAXIMUM WEIGHT LOSS EFFICIENCY - GO HARD OR GO HOME [RESULTS GUARANTEED] | http://boomkat.com/vinyl/919920-russell-haswell-37-minute- workout
13Tord Gustavsen Quartet
Extended Circle

(Jazz) Lovely slow ECM style jazz for reflective walks across moonlit bridges | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYnGw_rPT1g
14Magic Eye

(Neo-Psych [huh] / Lo-Fi [like Pavement lo-fi indie or like Ariel Pink glo-fi?]) Dusty new age pop for trying to fix your scratched copy of NiGHTS into Dreams | http://boomkat.com/downloads/916972-magic-eye-babylon

(Glitch / Sound Collage) OPINION 1: This guy is doing something brillant, warping modern hip-hop, glitch, and plethora of irrelevant samples into his own distinctive and endlessly intriguing language. A challenging comment on post-modern excess. OPINION 2: What the fuck is this? This has to be a satire or some kind of joke, and even then this is extremely tedious and pointless. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quFror-Zd3E
16 Nicolas Bernier
frequencies (a/ fragments)

(Electronic [k thanks for really narrowing it down there]) The distant background vapor of Confield and empty hyperspace of Prince Xizor's Palace | https://soundcloud.com/pdis_inpartmaint/sets/nicolas-bernier-frequencies-a/

(Glitch / Ambient) Hauntingly lo-fi, incredibly subtle, and as pretty as a glimpse of morning light through venetian blinds, this is one of the most intriguing takes on glitch music in years | http://wakesleep.bandcamp.com/album/automne-hiver
18Cadu Tenorio

(Electroacoustic / Ambient) Old bastard tape loops get new life on high wire telephone poles | http://sinewave.com.br/en/2014/02/cadu-tenorio-cassettes-2014/
19Sun Araw

(Sun Araw continuing to dwell into interesting irrelevance / genre's just look silly at this point) Off key, out-world experiments in dub and psychedelia that remain charming and somewhat melodic throughout | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MegfIYNQWXs
Ekki gera fikniefnum,

(Electroacoustic / Ambient) The weirder parts of The Knife's Shaking The Habitual fleshed out into a full length album | http://drekka.bandcamp.com/album/ekki-gera- fikniefnum
21M. Sage
A Singular Continent

(Ambient / Drone) Tape scars and faint noise excursions blister gorgeous orchestral drones in what's sure to be one of the finest ambient records of 2014 | http://msage.bandcamp.com/album/a-singular-continent
22Lil Spook
Black Silk

(R&B / Cloud Rap) James Blake filtered through an iPad | http://lilspook.bandcamp.com/album/black-silk
23Delroy Edwards
Teenage Tapes

(T2 Soundtrack CD-R for your cool new girlfriend/boyfriend / Noise) Your official soundtrack to hunting down the T1000 and riding off into the sunset Super Hang- On style | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRudbkSrnAg

(Techno) Pure nonsense techno for late night hackers | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiY-p3D1-cM
25Hong Chulki and Ryu Hankil
Objets Infernaux

(EAI / ...dude this fucking sucks.) A series of rough, improvised textures [ranging from faint to excruciating] that's textbook difficult listening but so unrelentingly bleak, intricate, and unsettling that there is a purity here that demands your attention like few records can | http://www.erstwhilerecords.com/catalog/069.html
26Susan Balmar

(Glitch / Plunderphonics) Balmar continues to spin warped samples through glitched equipment on her third LP - this time almost completely breaking away from any notion of hip-hop that she dragged along before | http://beerontherug.bandcamp.com/album/signum
27Millie and Andrea
Drop the Vowels

(Jungle / Techno / "no" - deviant) Andy Stott's side project with Miles Whitaker (Demdike Stare) affirms both as boundless beatsmiths exploring the realms of early rave filtered through a modern guise | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=PFhB3rL6_Vk
Traces ephemeres

(Ambient / Minimalism) The collected talents of Andrew Chalk, Jean-Noel Rebilly, and Tom James Scott create timeless minimalism for pastoral scenes | http://www.lasciedoree.be/releases/traces-%C3%A9ph%C3%A9m%C3%A8res
29Aden (US-NC)

(House) Machinedrum's peppy side project boasting a more straightfoward take on House and modern bass [Think: Night Slugs roster]https://soundcloud.com/ultramajic/aden-part-of-me-out-march-17

(Ambient / You don't listen to Pet Sounds when your looking up Business Insider's The 15 Best Tropical Beaches in The World, you listen to X.Y.R.) Lovely new age tinged with a hint of vintage progressice electronic | http://xyrmusic.bandcamp.com/album/arktika
31Les Halles
Invisible Cities

(New Age / Ambient) One of the finest examples of modern New Age I've come across. Glorious lo-fi flutes cascade through wide-angled peaceful scenery | http://ctatsu.bandcamp.com/album/invisible-cities
32Amen Dunes

(The Psychedelic Sounds of The 196- Ty Seg- 2014.) Exotic wooden garage rock with some alluring balladry to boot | https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=hDWlFYlasNk
33Puzzle (US)

(Pop / Breaks) Hypnagogic Pop riding breakbeats and rave inspired production | http://puzzle2.bandcamp.com/album/mental
Behind Clouds

(Ambient / Techno) Glossy techno and the air that keeps it afloat | http://dewtonerecordings.com/album/behind-clouds-dtr032
35Fatima al Qadiri

(Is This Pop / Modern Asia / Plexiglass) Hyper-real liquid caricatures of eastern culture | https://soundcloud.com/hyperdub/fatima-al-qadari-szechuan
36Stefan Jaworzyn
Principles of Inertia

(Industrial Techno / Not Flowers) One of the year's finest thus far, absolutely infectious industrial techno | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ3qx6Zi4XI
37Loscil and Fieldhead
Fury and Hecla

(Ambient / Glitch / Hyperion-core) Lovely silky ambience for high wire adventures above the clouds or sunken aquatic depths | https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MIiSSTGlcrI
38Mika Vainio

(Ambient / Glossy Confield) An interesting experimental take on ambience and microsound | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwvB8PZMH9M
39Valerio Tricoli
Miseri Lares

(Musique concr?te) Smokey real world sounds reimagined as a haunting fever dream https://soundcloud.com/pan_recs/valerio-tricoli-le-qoheleth
Wakng Thrst for Seeping Banhee

(3AM Webcam Beats) Insomnia ridden whirlwind of irrelevant samples under the broken skeleton techno and instrumental hip hop | http://gobbymusic.bandcamp.com/

(J-Pop / Digital Maximization) Sugar coated synthetic vocals and technicolor adolescent neon fantasty for a lifetime ~ | https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=zweVJrnE1uY
42 Echo Lane Afterschool Recreational Dept
bikes clouds cranes phones

(Ambient / Park Sounds / Your Very Own Treefort) Subtle and childlike sounds absorbed through photosynthetic textures | http://echolane.bandcamp.com/album/bikes-clouds-cranes-phones
43Aaron Dilloway
Medicine Stunts

(Eerie Tapes / Twilight Zone Smoke) Slowly wavering, smokey haunt faintly dwells in the distance, obscured by gentle tape hiss and the rattling of miscellaneous jugs, whistles, horns, and junk | https://soundcloud.com/lal-lal-lal/aaron-dilloway- medicine-stunts
44Jason Lescalleet
Much to My Demise

(Drone / Decay) Best summed up here: http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-5530947-1396318668-5661.jpeg | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77rqW0y3iSo
45Venn Rain
Twin Beaks

(Ambient / Bandcamp Game Twin Peaks) Sputnik's underground ambient champion continues to trance us under his eloquent spiritual renderings | http://viroidlife.bandcamp.com/album/twin-beaks
46Ichiko Aoba

(Folk / Ethereal Goddess) A live album spanning her lastest few albums (plus a couple bold new tracks), 0% captures Ichiko Aoba at her finest thus far. Her voice is simulanetously simplistic, childlike, and angelic, taking her stripped down style of gorgeous acoustic strumming skyward to levels of purity few artists can acheive. I'd go as far as to say she's the most compelling folk artist in the world right now; 0% and the rest of her discography are all must listens. | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoa1G6uBz-0
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