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Pots 2020 Q1

3.5's+ for 2020 Q1. Spotify sample playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5dKT99P3hQBu82GtIahwn4?si=_wERis9JTd2eOs5i_Sd82g
1Coubo
Homewards


LP
Instrumental Hip-Hop
4/5
2Rome Fortune
FREEk


LP
Cloud Rap
3.5/5
3Slugabed
they exist!!!!


EP
Wonky
3.5/5
4Jon Kennedy
Mmxx


Some truly classic late '90s early '00s Downtempo/Trip-Hop sounds here. It's insanely cathartic to hear something in this vein sound so fresh.

LP
Trip-Hop/Downtempo/Drum & Bass
4/5
5Craven Faults
Erratics and Unconformities


Sounds like an intersection somewhere between Lorn and BoC

Ambient/Minimal Techno
3.5/5
6Jamie Isaac, Nosaj Thing
3


Some of the best material from either party in a while.

EP
Contemporary R&B
3.5/5
7Joe Corfield
Old Salt (Inspired 'The Outlaw Ocean'...)


Those snare snaps are just OOMPH. Wish this was an LP.

EP
Instrumental Hip-Hop
3.5/5
8Long Arm
Silent Opera


LP
Downtempo/Nu Jazz
4/5
9OTHERLiiNE
OTHERLiiNE


LP
UK Funky/Garage
3.5/5
10Nicola Cruz, Pigmaliao
Nicola Cruz / Pigmaliao


This split borrows similarly from South American traditional music and Electronic as other work from Cruz or Jaar, but where the former often emphasizes the more downtempo/folktronic styling of Digital Cumbia and the latter more prominently electronic - Microhouse for instance - this split feels like it belongs in a similarly influenced sub-sphere of Electro and Acid House.

EP
Acid House
4/5
11A.A.L. (Against All Logic)
2017-2019


LP
Tech House/IDM
4.5/5
12Black Light Smoke
Heat Flash


EP
Tech House
3.5/5
13Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats
Unlocked


EP
Hip-Hop
3.5/5
14Otik
Wetlands


EP
Techno/UK Bass
3.5/5
15Rejoicer
Spiritual Sleaze


LP
Downtempo/Glitch Hop
3.5/5
16King Krule
Man Alive!


LP
Post Punk/Ambient Pop
4/5
17Agnes Obel
Myopia


LP
Chamber Pop
3.5/5
18Arms and Sleepers
{int}erpret null: miniatures, vol. 1


Arms and Sleepers
{int}erpret null: miniatures, vol. 1

Never would have thought ~ambient~ would be the direction A&S would need to go to freshen up his sound... Great little piece.

EP
Ambient/Modern Classical
3.5/5
19Dauwd
Psssh 001


EP
Deep House
3.5/5
20Caribou
Suddenly


It's good, but Caribou is hardly the genre-chameleon he once was. If Our Love was SWIM 2.0, this is SWIM 2.5, and while it's not tired yet, it will be one day. Home is possibly the most derivative Caribou has ever felt, and alongside some other questionable choices like the abrupt "transition" near the end of Lime, Suddenly is a fun, but rather safe and predictable album from an artist who built his career around being neither safe, nor predictable.

LP
Indietron2000
3.5/5
21Ivy Lab
Cava


EP
Halftime
3.5/5
22The Seshen
CYAN


Solid little neo-soul/hip hop inflected electropop album.

LP
Electropop
3.5/5
23sir Was
Letter


Here and there sir Was sprinkles his discography with some cookie-cutter beach bum vibez, but when he makes the effort to stand out in the crowd, he's unmistakable. I really quite like this dude all things considered, and this EP is concise enough to forgo the forgettable tracks that plague his LPs.

EP
Alt R&B/Beach Pop Shit
3.5/5
24Botany
Fourteen 45 Tails


EP
Ambient
3.5/5
25Earth Trax
LP1


LP
Acid Techno/Breakbeat
3.5/5
26Mike Slott
Vignettes


LP
New Age/Ambient
3.5/5
27Four Tet
Sixteen Oceans


If this included the 2019 tracks Anna Painting, Lahaina Noon, Dreamer, and Only Human instead of some of the pointless filler or tracks from the bemusing veer into ambient territory of the second half, this could have been his best work to date.

LP
Microhouse/Ambient
3.5/5
28Booka Shade
Red Medina / Acid Brain


EP
Tech House
3.5/5
29JFDR
New Dreams


If her name or voice sounds familiar, it may be from her work on Lapalux albums Amnioverse and Ruinism. If you enjoy her work there, this is an absolute must. New Dreams is bewilderingly stunning and immersive, likely a top contender for pop AOTY.

LP
Ambient Pop/Glitch Pop/FolkTron2000
4.5/5
30Porches.
Ricky Music


LP
Synthpop/Alt R&B/IndieTron
3.5/5
31Shabaka and the Ancestors
We Are Sent Here By History


LP
Afro-Jazz
3.5/5
32Asa Tone
Temporary Music


This one's a real treat. I was recommended this by a friend and upon a little research I discovered that Melati Malay, of the incredible Young Magic duo, makes up a third of this new project. Temporary Music is the deconstructed and rearranged culmination of 10 days worth of recording sessions between her and the other two members in Malay's home of Indonesia. The recordings themselves - which are a mix of traditional Indonesian instrumentation/instruments and various analog electronics - were then post-produced to create the beautiful little record you'll hear here.

LP
Tribal Ambient/Minimal Synth
4/5
33Priscilla Ermel
Origens Da Luz


Compilation of material originally recorded between '86 and '94. Ermel can basically play every instrument on the entire planet so you're in for a bit of a globe-trotting experience.

COMP
Avant-Folk/Tribal Ambient
3.5/5
34Sign Libra
Sea to Sea


Uncharacteristically lively, less sound-scapey new age stuff that sounds more like a frantic, attention deficit 80's Mark Isham than a product of the modern slow, relaxed spa-music sound. If you have any interest in goofy ass old New Age then you may glean some joy from this. If not, you might want to steer clear.

LP
New Age/Ambient Pop
3.5/5
35Coals
Docusoap


LP
Indietron2020/Dream Pop
3.5/5
36Lapsley
Through Water


LP
Ambient Pop/Synth Pop
3.5/5
37Skalpel
Highlight


LP
Nu Jazz/Downtempo
3.5/5
38SKYGAZE
BLOOM


LP
UK Bass/Instrumental hip Hop/Nu Jazz
4/5
39Steve Spacek
Houses


LP
Neo-Soul/Broken Beat/House
3.5/5
40Tony Allen, Hugh Masekela
Rejoice


LP
Afrobeat/Afro-Jazz
4/5
41Nicolas Jaar
Cenizas


Continuing the tradition of ~making shit real slow~, Jaar's newest release is approximately -400 BPM. At this point the facade of house that Sirens just barely still clung to is entirely decomposed, leaving behind a mostly skeletal ambient/electroacoustic album with few - albeit immensely gratifying - instances of a pulse. Since his seminal album Space Is Only Noise, Jaar's work has gotten substantially more intimidating to digest. Fortunately, the chore of sitting through this glacial decay has remarkable payoff, and the relative decongestion makes this a much more immediate experience than Sirens.

LP
Ambient/Electroacoustic
4.5/5
42Activity
Unmask Whoever


LP
Indie Rock
3.5/5
43Babii
iii


More tracks that sound perfectly in line with the rest of her 2019 debut 'Hiide'. She has so much potential. I think age will round off most of her flaws in the form of sometimes immature/underdeveloped vocals/lyrics.

EP
Dream Pop/Downtempo/Electropop
3.5/5
44Hidden Spheres
1985


EP
Deep House
3.5/5
45Jacaszek
Music For Film


LP
Ambient/Modern Classical
3.5/5
46Leisure Suite
Overture


LP
Alt R&B/Indie Pop/Downtempo
3.5/5
47Little Dragon
New Me, Same Us


LP
Neo-Soul/Synthpop
3.5/5
48Mamaleek
Come and See


LP
Guitar Music
3.5/5
49The Necks
Three


LP
Avant-Garde Jazz/Ambient/Drone
3.5/5
50Somni
Home


LP
Downtempo
3.5/5
51The Heliocentrics
Infinity of Now


LP
Jazz Fusion/Nu Jazz/Trip Hop/Psych Rock/Astro Swag
3.5/5
52Empress Of
I'm Your Empress Of


'Me' fucked me tender but 'Us' felt all wrong. The lyrics "Give me another chance" resonate nicely. Definitely giving Empress Of another chance.

LP
Synthpop/Electropop
4/5
53Bela Fleck, Toumani Diabate
The Ripple Effect


LP/Live Album
West African Folk/Desert Blues
3.5/5
54DJ Python
Mas amable


Thanks to seamless transitions you can essentially look at this as one hyper-focused 48 minute track. A certain je ne sais quoi about this one, not stylistically similar to boards of canada, but similarly mystifying atmospherically. Big slow-burner energy.

LP
Ambient House
3.5/5
55The Flashbulb
Our Simulacra


We don't need to be singing the names of the month in autotune but nice work overall.

LP
IDM
3.5/5
56Elusive (USA)
Ambient Void


LP
Instrumental Hip-Hop/Nu Jazz
3.5/5
57GLXY
Research & Development


LP
Liquid D&B
3.5/5
58Gnome Beats
Las Formas en Flujo


Flamenco player produces Latin American inspired beats. Unique flavours.

LP
Instrumental Hip Hop/Bass
3.5/5
59Jinje
Closer to the Sun


EP
Progressive/Deep House
3.5/5
60Nils Frahm
Empty


LP
Modern Classical/Ambient (piano-core)
3.5/5
61NOON
Nobody Nothing Nowhere


LP
Downtempo/Progressive Electronic
3.5/5
62Sotomayor
Origenes


LP
Electronic/Digital Cumbia/World Folk
3.5/5
63Stimming, Marcus Worgull
Eiger Nordwand


EP
Deep House/Tech House/Minimal Techno
3.5/5
64Bambara
Stray


LP
Post-Punk
3.5/5
65D.N. Hurter
Kawasaki Jack


LP
Instrumental Hip-Hop/Weird Janky Shit
3.5/5
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