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Lucid's Year in Electronic

Been an especially strong year for electronic music. Here's a loosely ranked list of my favorite releases along with tracks that stood out. I've excluded vocal-centric releases (no Baths, Kelly Lee Owens etc.) so the list is instrumental for the most part. Special thanks to Chortles and Yotimi for the chats and recs this year.
1Gas
Narkopop


ambient techno, drone // “Narkopop 5”
2DJ Tennis
DJ-Kicks


ambient techno, dub techno, ambient
3Wanderwelle
Lost in a Sea of Trees


dub techno, ambient dub // “Through the Meadow”
4Warmth
Home


ambient, drone // "Waves"
5Bibio
Phantom Brickworks


ambient, drone, minimalism // “Phantom Brickworks II”
6Carsten Jost
Perishable Tactics


tech house // “Army Green”
7JASSS
Weightless


electro-industrial, industrial techno // "Instantaneous Transmission..."
8Mark Templeton
Gentle Heart


glitch, electroacoustic
9Ben Frost
The Centre Cannot Hold


post-industrial, dark ambient
10Bicep
Bicep


ambient house, deep house // “Aura”
11Lanark Artefax
Whities 011


idm, uk bass // “Touch Absence”
12Lee Gamble
Mnestic Pressure


idm, ambient techno
13Nadia Struiwigh
Lenticular


ambient, ambient techno // "Lenticular"
14Photay
Onism


electronic, balaeric beat // “Bombogenesis”
15CS + Kreme and Yu Su
Roast Ghost / Little Forest


ambient, ambient pop // “Roast Ghost (Ultra Lavender Mix)”
16Fluxion
Multidirectional I+II (DeepChord Rebuilds)


dub techno
17Seb Wildblood
The One with the Emoticon


deep house // "The One with the Emoticon"
18Blanck Mass
World Eater


electro-industrial, post-industrial // "Please"
19Terekke
Plant Age


outsider house, ambient techno // “Need U”
20FP-Oner
7


tech house, deep house
21Koehler
Oblivious Pool


techno, breakbeat // “Isle of the Dead (Mystical Psychosis Version)”
22Steffi
World of the Waking State


ambient techno, tech house // “Different Entities”
23Lorenzo Senni
XAllegroX / The Shape of Trance to Come


progressive electronic, trance
24Kettenkarussell
Insecurity Guard


ambient house, deep house // “Gate”
25Claro Intelecto
Exhilarator


dub techno, ambient techno
26John Tejada
Ceol


tech house
27Forest Swords
Compassion


ambient dub, tribal ambient // "Arms Out"
28DJ Sports
Modern Species


ambient house, deep house // “Entry Mode”
29Visible Cloaks
Lex


ambient, progressive electronic // “World”
30Rod Modell
Dawn, Dusk and Darkness


ambient, field recordings
31Four Tet
New Energy


microhouse, downtempo // “Two Thousand and Seventeen”
32Iglooghost
Neo Wax Bloom


wonky, bubblegum bass, glitch hop // "White Gum"
33Shinichi Atobe
From the Heart, It's a Start, a Work of Art


dub techno, ambient house // “Regret”
34Joni Void
Selfless


sound collage, post-industrial
35Session Victim
Listen To Your Heart


deep house, nu-disco
36Mohlao
Landforms


ambient techno
37Earth Trax
I Gave You Everything


deep house
38Echoplex
The Solar Experience


minimal techno, tech house
39LOFT
Three Settlements Four Ways


techno, tech house // “funemployed”
40Teengirl Fantasy
8AM


balaeric beat, deep house
41Jlin
Black Origami


footwork, afro-house // “Challenge (To Be Continued)”
42Dmitry Evgrafov
Comprehension of Light


ambient, modern classical
43Juju & Jordash
Sis-Boom-Bah!


tech house, deep house
44Ligovskoï
Mana EP and Remixes


ambient // “Aures”
45Porn Sword Tobacco
2017


ambient, ambient techno
46Octo Octa
Where Are We Going?


deep house, tech house
47Yves Tumor
Experiencing the Deposit of Faith


ambient, hypnagogic pop // “E. Eternal”
48death's dynamic shroud.wmv
Heavy Black Heart


vaporwave, glitch pop
49Cloudface
Super You


outsider house, ambient house
50DJ Central & Erika Casier
Drive


garage house, uk garage // “Drive (First Mix)”
51Visible Cloaks
Reassemblage


ambient, progressive electronic
52Jonny Nash
Eden


ambient // “Lime”
53Jason van Wyk
Opacity


ambient, modern classical
54Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement
Ambient Black Magic


ambient dub, nature recordings // “Jungle is a Shapeshifter”
55NHK yx Koyxen
Exit Entrance


tech house, idm
56Deepchord
Auratones


dub techno, ambient techno
57Deepchord
Live in Detroit [Ghost in the Sound]


dub techno
58Bing and Ruth
No Home Of The Mind


ambient, minimalism, drone
59Pacific Coliseum
Ocean City


balearic beat, deep house
60Nick Hoppner
Work


tech house
61DJ Python
Dulce Compania


deep house, reggateon // “You Ran (Do)”
62Skee Mask
ISS002


ambient techno
63Roman Flugel
Fabric 95


tech house, techno
64Nummer
Second Sight


deep house
65Various Artists
Referenz 1


deep techno
66Palta
Universel


ambient, downtempo // “Optagelse 16A”
67Objekt
Objekt #4


uk bass, hardcore breaks
68Daphni
FabricLive 93


tech house, microhouse
69Jonny Nash / Suzanne Kraft
Japanese Promotional Tool


ambient, new age
70Jonny Nash / Suzanne Kraft
Passive Aggressive


ambient, new age
71Neo Image
Untitled


deep house, ambient house
72Call Super
Arpo


idm, ambient techno
73Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri
La Equidistancia


ambient, drone, tape music // “Lo esencial es invisible a los ojos”
74Mary Lattimore
Collected Pieces


ambient, electroacoustic // “Wawa by the Ocean”
75Mr. YT
Brand New Day


deep house
76Errorsmith
Superlative Fatigue


idm, digital dancehall
77Various Artists
Diggin' in the Carts


video game music
78Alessandro Cortini
Avanti


ambient, progressive electronic, field recordings
79Actress
AZD


microhouse, bleep techno, outsider house
80Gaussian Curve
The Distance


ambient, downtempo, new age
81Tiny Vipers
Laughter


ambient, drone
82James Maloney
Gaslight


ambient, modern classical
83Denis Sulta
Nein Fortiate EP


tech house // “Nein Fortiate”
84Dauwd
Theory of Colours


ambient house, deep house
85Bellows (I)
Sander


ambient, ambient dub
86Shed
The Final Experiment


ambient techno, breakbeat
87T.Raumschmiere
Heimat


ambient techno, minimal techno // “Jaguar”
88Unknown Artist
Untitled


deep house
89natural/electronic.system.
Sicut Erat


ambient techno, minimal techno
90Chrome Sparks
Wake


techno
91Patricia
Several Shades of the Same Color


outsider house, ambient techno
92Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
On The Echoing Green


ambient, shoegaze // “A Song of Summer”
93Ross From Friends
The Outsiders


outsider house, synthwave
94Burial
Pre Dawn/Indoors


industrial techno, outsider house // “Indoors”
95Kiasmos
Blurred EP


microhouse
96Avalon Emerson
Whities 013


tech house, minimal techno
97Various Artists
Planet Giegling


deep house, techno
98Scuba Death
The Worm at the Core


ambient techno, ambient dub
99Antigone (FR)
Ostinato


techno
100Bambooman
Whispers


electronic, tech house, ambient
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