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luci's decade in electronic: releases

LPs/EPs/Comps. One release per artist, no vocal-driven/lyric-based material. Loosely ranked with 4.5s starting around Top 30, included blurbs for my 5s.
100Kiasmos
Kiasmos


microhouse, minimal techno
99Leon Vynehall
Nothing Is Still


ambient house, downtempo, nu jazz
98Leif
Dinas Oleu


deep house, ambient house
97Abul Mogard
Above All Dreams


ambient, drone
96Donato Dozzy
Plays Bee Mask


ambient, progressive electronic
95DJ Sotofett/SVN
Current 82/Dark Plan 5


ambient house, ambient techno
94Celestial Trax
Serpent Power


ambient, new age
93Stewart Walker
Flatwound-Modal


minimal techno, downtempo
92Seb Wildblood
The One with the Emoticon


deep house, balearic beat
91Khotin
Hello World


outsider house, deep house
90S.A.M.
Dream State Of A Bellmaker


ambient house
89Nadia Struiwigh
Lenticular


ambient techno
88Bicep
Bicep


ambient house, deep house
87Blanck Mass
World Eater


electro-industrial, post-industrial
86Akasha Chronicles
Akasha


ambient house
85Cloudface
Super You


outsider house, ambient house
84Fluxion
Multidirectional I+II (DeepChord Rebuilds)


dub techno
83Mateis e. aqir
Geography of Nowhere


ambient house
82Mark Templeton
Gentle Heart


electroacoustic, glitch
81DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
Makin' Magick


outsider house, nu disco
80Fennesz
Agora


ambient, electroacoustic
79Yu Su
Preparations for Departure


downtempo, nu jazz
78RX-101
Dopamine


idm, ambient techno
77Answer Code Request
Code


techno
76Laurence Guy
Saw You for the First Time


deep house, ambient house
75DJ Python
Derretirse


ambient house, deep reggaeton
74Ptaki
Przelot


ambient house, balearic beat
732814
新しい日の誕生


ambient, vaporwave
72Lone
Emerald Fantasy Tracks


house, acid house
71map.ache
Vom Ende bis zum Anfang


tech house, ambient house
70Juju and Jordash
Techno Primitivism


techno
69Carsten Jost
Perishable Tactics


tech house, microhouse
68Jascha Hagen
A Touch of Cold Water


downtempo, ambient
67Terekke
Plant Age


ambient, ambient house
66Mikron
Severance


ambient techno, idm
65Steve Hauschildt
Strands


progressive electronic, ambient
64John Talabot
Fin


balearic beat, deep house
63Emily A. Sprague
Water Memory


ambient, drone
62Aguila
The Club on 27th West


deep house, trance
61DJ Sports
Modern Species


ambient house, deep house
60BNJMN
Black Square


uk bass, deep house
59Robag Wruhme
Thora Vukk


microhouse, minimal techno
58Shinichiro Yokota
I Know You Like It


deep house, balearic beat
57Daniel Avery
Drone Logic


tech house, acid house
56Sandwell District
Sandwell District


minimal techno
55Youandewan
There Is No Right Time


deep house
54Yagya
Sleepygirls


dub techno, ambient techno
53Varg (SWE)
Nordic Flora Series Pt. 5: Crush


ambient techno, minimal techno
52Akasha System
Echo Earth


ambient house
51Lanark Artefax
Whities 011


idm, uk bass
50Drexciya
Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller I


detroit techno, electro
49外神田deepspace
Shinjuku Lights


dub techno, outsider house
48Gidge
Autumn Bells


microhouse, future garage
47cv313
Echospace [Detroit] Presents: "Altering Illusions"


dub techno, ambient dub
46Fennec
So that I May See You Again


deep house, downtempo
45The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time


turntable music, sound collage, dark ambient
44Jon Hopkins
Immunity


microhouse, idm
43Unbalance
Unbalance Ten


techno
42Overmono
Whities 019


ambient techno
41Anthony Naples
Take Me With You


ambient techno, downtempo
40DjRum
Portrait with Firewood


uk bass, atmospheric drum and bass
39Dave DK
Val Maira


microhouse, tech house
38URA
Entertainment


ambient dub, illbient
37Four Tet
There is Love in You


microhouse, idm
36Andy Stott
Luxury Problems


dub techno, ambient dub
35Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles II


synthpop, witch house
34Dedekind Cut
$uccessor (ded004)


ambient, progressive electronic
33Gold Panda
Lucky Shiner


microhouse, glitch hop
32DJ Seinfeld
Time Spent Away From U


outsider house
31Skee Mask
Compro


breakbeat, ambient techno
30Lee Gamble
Koch


outsider house, techno
29James Blake
Klavierwerke


future garage
28Vril
Anima Mundi


dub techno, ambient techno
27Macintosh Plus
Floral Shoppe


vaporwave, chopped and screwed
26Shinichi Atobe
Heat


deep house, techno
25Oneohtrix Point Never
R Plus Seven


progressive electronic, glitch
24DJ Tennis
DJ-Kicks


ambient techno, minimal techno
23Gas
Narkopop


ambient techno, drone
22Ishome
Confession


future garage, ambient techno
21Ian William Craig
Centres


ambient, drone, ambient pop
20Boards of Canada
Tomorrow's Harvest


idm, ambient techno
19Huerco S
For Those of You Who Have Never...


ambient dub
18Patrick Cowley
School Daze


progressive electronic, space ambient
17Bibio
Phantom Brickworks


ambient, drone, tape music
16Juneunit
Juneunit


ambient techno, ambient
15Nicolas Jaar
Don't Break My Love


idm, microhouse
14Zenker Brothers
Immersion


techno
13Wanderwelle
Lost in a Sea of Trees


dub techno, ambient dub
12Barker
Utility


minimal techno, ambient trance
11Grouper
A I A: Alien Observer


ambient, dream pop
10Prince Of Denmark
8


minimal techno, dub techno
9Caribou
Swim


indietronica, microhouse
8AL-90
CODE​-915913


outsider house, microhouse
7DJ Sprinkles
Queerifications & Ruins


deep house, ambient house
6Tim Hecker
Ravedeath, 1972


ambient, drone, noise
5Voices From The Lake
Voices From The Lake


ambient techno, minimal techno
4Lorenzo Senni
Persona


Pure electricity. The sound of synapses firing, a series of eureka moments. Senni reduces trance to its synth buildups, eschewing the kick drum in favor of crackling energy. There’s an intensity to these synth stabs drawn from years in punk/hardcore scenes - I’ve never jerked my limbs as sporadically to dance music. The EP shifts from flickering transcendence to gazing melancholy, meta observations on why trance is beloved by its community. When I think of the visceral potential of dance music I always come back to Persona.
3Geotic
Abysma


Microhouse as comfort food for the soul. An album about living with yourself and the small joys of domesticity. I feel guilty ranking such a simply produced record this high (rudimentary beats and pads coupled with string presets), but the intent is fully realized within the parameters. There’s a modesty and generosity here that’s rare to find, a salve for life’s troubles. Synth melodies often trigger an emotional response, but I find myself more taken by the drums. A house beat is the sound of perseverance; on Abysma, it’s minimal form takes the presence of a clock. The album induces moment-by-moment awareness (active listening is recommended), leaving you at peace with the forward march of time. Sometimes that’s all I want from music, so I return here.
2Burial
Tunes 2011 to 2019


Has a series of EPs ever been this dramatically recontextualized? Tunes 2011 to 2019 does more than compile a decade’s work, it folds its parts into a grand narrative of the human condition: the first rumblings of consciousness become a journey through strife, loneliness and redemption. Voices speak to another across a tracklist that showcases the breadth of Burial’s vision, opening portals between genres like how you discover new ways of being in the world. All this inflated language to say: it might be better than Untrue.
1The Field
Looping State of Mind


The Field rendered in high definition, introducing the muscularity of rock music to his laminated loops. Live bass and drums interlock in hypnotic grooves as synths send you to a state of sublime. Every track is a hit with its own personality, from the virtual discotheque of “It’s Up There” to the beachside psychedelia of “Burned Out” to the self-care cleanness of “Then It’s White”. Never has minimal techno been so immersive, so enlivening as within these shimmering circuits of sound. A modern classic.
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