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Because it's an underrated and underdiscussed field on Sput.
From techno to breakbeat, through house and trip-hop, it's too broad a field to call just a genre. Below are some delicious beats that have come with me for a long time or that I found only recently. Picked my favourite tracks of these artists too, or the tracks that best fitted the 'electronic' theme. Asterisks denote extra weight.
Recs are welcome of course! Why would I be here otherwise!?
Faith in Strangers
Techno/ Ambient/ Some world influences
SCIENCE & INDUSTRY
Techno/ Goes pretty hard
|3||Black Sun Empire|
Drum 'n Bass/ Very dark and brooding
Noisy electronic, one half of Fuck Buttons
Wet Will Always Dry
Days Gone By
Poppy house, super radio-friendly
TEARING ME UP
The Sun And The Neon Light
House, quite radio-friendly
Features a drum machine/ Shoegaze
LOVE IS THE DRUG
Sides Of Space
SIDES OF SPACE
House, Euro of course, need I say more?
ROLLIN' & SCRATCHIN'
Electronic, some psychadelic influences, Nicolas Jaar is one half of this project,
MY ROTTEN ROOTS
Random Album Title
IDM/ Electro-like House
SOMETIMES THINGS GET, WHATEVER
Hip-hop/ Trip-hop, very dark
|17||Egokind Und Ozean|
EVERYBODY DANCE NOW
|18||Ellen Allien & Apparat|
Orchestra Of Bubbles
Deep House, Tech House
|20||Evan Marc and Steve Hillage|
Deep House, Ambient, very submerged sounding, duh!
You've Come a Long Way, Baby
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
Yesterday and Today
Minimal Techno, super nice, great discog
Electronic, Downtempo, Left-Field
Goes very hard, noisy-tribal-y experimental goodness
Minimal Techno, Ambient
Minimal Techno, dude was a designer of commercials, you can hear that in the slickness of the music
Very old-school Techno, Minimal, Dub
Noise, Electronic, Instrumental, Post Rock
ROOM OF RUM
Electronic, Breakbeat, very cinematic
IF I SURVIVE
Tribal-like Electronic, Left-Field
BLACKPOOL LATE EIGHTIES
Techno, Minimal, Ambient
Mnimal Techno, melodic but stripped-down. Very great discog.
FARTHER AND FAINTER
OPEN EYE SIGNAL
French Disco House, super saturated sound
Epic sounding Tech House
|40||Kraak and Smaak|
Funky electronic disco-based music
Old-school melody maestros from Germany, probably influenced everyone on this list. They are the robots.
Very steady, hard-hitting Techno beat with pastoral, religious-music like vocals and atmosphere, super cool contrast between Techno and the soul.
Trip-Hop innovators, delicious beat.
Minimal Techno at it's finest, very deep and layered track. Pity they split up.
IN A DISTANCE
Downtempo Electronic, Vegan guy that everybody knows, loved him since childhood.
German Tech House with plenty emotion, collab of Modeselektor and Apparat
Glitch, Electro, one half (technically two thirds...) of Moderat
Minimal Techno, beautifully produced, this guy gives lectures on electronic music. A real audiophile, every album's an assured audio-gasm. Whole discog rules.
Funky, silly Downtempo Electronic, draws his own visuals, had a tea-brand for a while. If you're able to catch him live, please do yourself a favour and go.
Old-school Synth-pop, a classic
Space Is Only Noise
SPACE IS ONLY NOISE
Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
Progressive House, album's a journey, and this is the beginning.
LITTLE FLUFFY CLOUDS
Old-school House, Rave, Techno pioneers
Techno, club-friendly but never fails to deliver in my book. Great discog.
Hold Your Colour
Drum 'n Bass, super poppy
SOUNDS OF LIFE
Dub Techno pioneer, reportedly dropped an old synth on the floor and figured that all these pops and clicks that came from the broken machine were very charming. Great discog.
Trip-Hop, Beth is utter perfection. Sensational discog.
Music for the Jilted Generation
House and Rave kings of old, RIP Keith.
BREAK & ENTER
Rock, Electronic, need I say more?
EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT PLACE
Ambient, Techno, Minimal, music made for art installations, the guy from Monolake
Tech House, Ambient
SEVEN DOWN SIX ACROSS
French Pop Electronic guy
LOVE IN MOTION
|66||Sebastian Mullaert And Eitan Reiter|
Reflections Of Nothingness
Minimal Techno, Ambient, one half of Minilogue
Poppy, radio-friendly Electronic
Powers of Ten
LIFE AND DEATH
Electro, Drum 'n Bass
Electro, Techno, screaming guy
MUSIC IS THE NEW RELIGION
Drum 'n Bass, featuring a sample of the one and only Carl Sagan, you must hear this. Thanks for everything Mr. Sagan!
|73||Thomas Gray and Liam Ebbs|
3 Days 2 Nights
Downtempo, Ambient, Techno
It's Album Time
Funky House, Disco, Fusion, album is super fun
The Last Resort
TAKE ME INTO YOUR SKIN
BM-gone Trip-Hop, you know the drill, Sputnik-fave, shape-shifting pack of wolves, one of the most exciting discogs of currently active bands.
LOST IN MOMENTS
Second Toughest in the Infants
Progressive Techno pioneers, I've got the biggest crush on Karl Hyde. Still going strong, their live-shows are overflowing with energy. Go see them if you haven't already. Very hard to pick one. Of Trainspotting-fame.
JUANITA/KITELESS/TO DREAM OF LOVE
|78||Voices From The Lake|
Voices From The Lake
Minimal Techno, Ambient, great submerged qualities.
TWINS IN VIRGO (REPRISE)
Left-Field, Techno, great discog.
Mixing Trip-Hop and Techno/House influences, and lately featuring some Rock and Jazz, whole discog is worth it.
From here on it's going to be reccccssss, so fuck the alphabet. This one was gooooood!
22 DEGREE HALO
Eclectic, some rock influences, makes me think of The Field (biggest compliment ever).
Techno, Electronic, Garage
TETRA 94 (PART 1)
Techno/roadtrip through Europe by metro/tube.
CITY OF ATOMIC GHOST
Midtown 120 Blues
GRAND CENTRAL, PT. I
Edge of Everything
|92||Moritz Von Oswald Trio|
From My Mind To Yours
THOSE FRIDAY EVENINGS...
Electronic / Kraut
|97||Black Light Smoke|
Electronic / Garage
IDM / Techno
I CAN'T KICK THIS FEELING WHEN IT HITS
|Pheeew, that was a big but nice undertaking. Too much to choose from.|
|Oh, hehe I forgot to rate 37...|
I definitely have to check some!
|Cool! I liked it, but Open Eye Signal was almost painfully better than the other tracks. What did you think about it Garas?|
I'll add some genre tags later tonight. Seems helpful.
|To be honest, my favourite on that album was always 'Abandon Window'. I love how "full" is it: the piano with lots of reverb, the synth drone, and the blunt noises (maybe a storm?). |
'Open Eye Singal' was the track I discovered first back then, but it's just the second best one for me. But otherwise: yeah, some songs are not even close how good are those two.
|I'll ceck Abandon Window again! I remember liking some tracks on that alot, yeah. I like the album that came before a lot too.|
|Sean and Rob?|
|34 rules, it's my favorite off of The Inheritors. have you heard his remix of The Sky was Pink? one of my all time fav electronic tunes|
|slowly working towards my own big electronic list, but at this point i'm afraid it would be too heavy on IDM and minimal techno|
|nice. 33 is one of the greatest albums.|
|Well, minimal techno is delish! I'd be interested to see that list happen man! |
What's Sean and Rob stand for? Can't find it in the database.
|nice man cool list! consider adding genre tags? id have more incentive to cherry pick some of em.|
8 is such a sleeper album, its unbelievably good when you dig into it.
|Yeah man, was planning on adding genre tags this evening!|
8 is incredible, agreed. I bent the rules a little by placing it here, haha, but I just wanted to give it another moment to shine! It features a drum computer, so it counts, right?
|fo sho counts imo|
|Genre tags added!|
|"Sean and Rob?"|
michael and marcus
|These are some hard nuts to crack... My Google skills have failed me. I've clearly been living under a stone.|
|VRCVS - s/t|
Mad Masks - s/t
Dan Lissvik - Midnight
Blithe Field - Face Always Towards the Sun
DJ Okawari - Kaleidoscope
DUST (Brooklyn-NY) - Agony Planet
Sea Tongue - Vol. I
MORO (ARG) - SAN BENITO
Olof Melander - The Path
Bullion - Blue Pedro
Weird Magic - ULU
|Ooh thanks Papa, looks like I've got a nice Sunday ahead of me tomorrow. And thanks for not speaking in riddles... |
I mean YAAAS
|Stimming, gold panda, and lapalux are my top 3|
|Cooool! Stimming looks interesting, I've tried Gold Panda ages ago and didn't like them/him/her a lot, but I'll try again for yoooouuuu.|
|*him and yes try again, try his latest album. And alpe lusia by stimming. And everything ever by lapalux |
And ''Yas I mean YAAAS'' was just happiness I presume?
|Oooh and Zippa that looks spooky.|
And painful for her.
|You can translate it to "great list"|
|Sean and Rob are the members of Autechre|
Ah, I figured they would be recd sooner or later here. I've never reaaaally enjoyed the records I tried from them, and I did go through all the classics. Due for another go, who knows?
And let me guess, Marcus and Michael are Boards of Canada? Same thing as with Autechre, although Geogaddi was cool.
I like my electronics a little more minimal than those I guess...
|there are a couple electronic stuffs i really like|
|Boc rules autechre sucks complete ass|
|true / false af|
|Thanks budg! I'll put them on the to-do-list too. Hope Sunday has enough hours for all of these...|
Haha Pots, that's an unusual opinion, but I guess we agree once more.
I'm more of a cold techno guy I think, love it if there's infinite space to get lost in, that Lakker one (42) is a good example. And Underworld if we're speaking about The Great Classics.
|Oh my, I'll dream about some of these recs. Niiiiice! |
|Boc rules autechre sucks complete ass|
this is true
|3 should have more votes|
|Aphex floats somewhere in the middle lol|
|how does this one suit you?|
|or just listen to bladelores that song definitely does not suck ass|
|Trust me, I've let people try to convince me autechre doesnt suck for years, my distaste is firm|
|I meant @ OP|
|Goooood morning! |
I'll check that one Avagantamos, thanks!
And I agree about Aphex Twin too Pots. What is it about those (Apex and Autechre) that doesn't really work? Or maybe better: why do these get such an overwhelmingly positive reputation?
|what up trif brother |
im bout sleep after this horror movie finishes upppppp
catch you tomorro
|Making breakfast and going to have a bleep bloop Sunday. You being a robot (how did that happen again?) should approve of that!|
Sweet dreams man!
I mean, I know it has been going on for billions of years and all, but this time difference is still weeeird.
|Pots that Alpe Lusia by Stimming is coooool. Beautifully produced man, oof.|
|It's definitely better than some things I've heard by them, Avagantamos, the Autechre track you recd. However, like with most of their work, I just feel it's a cool idea, but doesn't fall into a groove or work together in such a way that I can feel it or enjoy it on another level from 'oh, nice production/soundscapes/textures'. |
The ingredients are there, but the actual dish isn't doing much for me.
|Bump for Stimming, will add to the list.|
|Pendulum - Hold Your Colour|
|Yeah, greeeaaat track. I've already picked Sounds Of Life for my list though! At number 56. Pendulum are such a big childhood Crush (...ha ha, see what I did there?) of mine.|
|very nice! some beauties here and some to check.two recs: |
Ishome - Confession
AL-90 - Code 915913
|Thanks man! I'll make sure to check those, loving the description of Ishome already.|
Added DDD's Sensible Soccers too, it's greeaat.
|Nice list, im always looking for more good electronic, but as was said, its hardly covered here.|
|u never listened to my rec ;[|
|Oooh nooo budgie I totally forgot!!! My most sincere and heartfelt apologies. On it right away!|
Totally agree Adolf. A real pity.
|Some nice recs budgie bro! Loved Lucy in Disguise most, but Amalie Holt Kleive is nice too!|
Now, onto the rest...
|Omg yes it so does!!! I want a physical release so badly!|
|Ok, added DJ Sprinkles for luci and BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME!|
Keep meaning to listen to the other recs too, but there's so much to listen to.
|excellent picks all over. glad to have another electronic head here|
|Demon of the Fall|
|Nice list, missed this the first time around. There's some excellent stuff here (and a couple I don't personally care for). I will endeavour to delve into the stuff I'm unfamiliar with.|
|Demon of the Fall|
|Check this Trifo: https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/59726/Prefuse-73-One-Word-Extinguisher/|
P.S. I'm a little offended by your rating for Tomorrow's Harvest.
|Thanks Demon, I'll check that for sure. Never heard of them before!|
Concerning Boards Of Canada: I don't really dig them at all, Geogaddi was nice, but the rest just isn't my thing. I know I'm in the minority here, and I've tried to get into them multiple times during different moods, but they just never worked for me. I will surely try once more later though, you never know! What's your fave BoC?
|Demon of the Fall|
|Fair enough, I just wanted to rec you that and so needed to peruse your ratings to see if you'd done so already.|
Geogaddi is my fave, although 'Music has the Right' is nearly as good. I do have to be in the right (chilled out) mood and it took many years myself tbh.
|Nice, so there's still hope! |
You know, the idea of them really appeals to me. Plus I haven't ever checked The Campfire Headphase. Is it worth a try?
|Demon of the Fall|
|Yes, as it's not really like their other work. More trippy almost psych-like leanings.|
|Hmm, nice! I'll check that, maybe it'll be my way in. |
|theres so much techno and house music that ive wanted to add to sputnik but thats so much work lol|
@trifolium campfire headphase is my favorite album by them, really beautiful, totally different space than MHTR or geogaddi
|Trif, if you love Portishead, Goldfrapp's Felt Mountain is a must|
|Just do it Treeman, I'll listen to them if you add them ;-)|
Omg Ars I totally should have, it's a nice album, agreed. Although I think I actually prefer Tales Of Us recently...
|Demon of the Fall|
|Felt Mountain rules yeah, not really a fan of their other stuff weirdly.|
|I think Felt Mountain is a bit uneven, Tales Of Us is really great, have you checked that Demon?|
|91, 92 and 93 are my newest (old) loves. Hmmmmmm so good.|
|Demon of the Fall|
|Thought this was a new list at first, I'm stupid (or forgetful). Nice to see it once again.|
|I could do with some new techno recs (preferably minimal) if someone has them!|
Added 94-97 today, lovely albums.
|Oh and also 100 is perfect! So good. Happy I finally checked it. Only one more spot and this will be fulllllll. Sad days.|
|Demon of the Fall|
|That Mikron release rules. I'm still slacking on some of these, sorry :-(|
It's always good to see this list though.
|No prob man! |
I like seeing them all in one spot too. Makes me happy! Plus it's a great way to track which artists I dig, for the next time I'm going on a Discogs buying spree hahaha!
|ooh nice list Trif don't know how I missed it|
|Thanks dude! It's an oldie already but I guess it must have slipped away in the great struggle for survival that is our beloved Sput.|
|Yeah it's bleak for electronica out there. I've only heard a few of these, but they were all fantastic. Since you like dub techno by the looks of things, have you heard Nthng - Remember Us?|
|No I haven't! Thanks for the rec, I'll check it for sure.|
I've been meaning to review more electronic releases that I feel deserve their time in the sun. Hope I find the time haha!
|Aye let me know what you think!|
That would be good for sure! This website definitely needs a lot more reviews hey