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01.21.19 Zen's 2018 in Electronic: LPs/Comps 12.26.18 Zen's 2018 in Electronic: EPs/Singles
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Zen's 2018 in Electronic: LPs/Comps

But mostly LPs. Very belated and should have sent it out weeks ago. Fab year for electronic music, fellow technocomrades chortles, luci and oltnabrick, granitenotebook, relinquished put out really nice lists with some of my favourite releases. Few of these I had to add to the db so hopefully you can find something you may have missed. Otherwise here it is, the definitive ranking for 2018. Might try add some descriptions later... i'll be better next year for real.
51Detroit Swindle
High Life


Hon. Mentions:
TSVI - Inner Worlds
L.B. Dub Corp - Side Effects
Elysia Crampton
Martyn - Voids
50Gabor Lazar
Unfold


Electro/IDM
49Honnda
Maraschino Mic Drop


Club/Bass
48Leon Vynehall
Nothing Is Still


Ambient/Deep House
47Ipek Gorgun
Ecce Homo


Ambient
46Deena Abdelwahed
Khonnar


Bass/Middle-Eastern
45Nils Frahm
All Melody


Ambient Classical
44Mumdance
Shared Meanings


Clubby Techno
43Forest Drive West
Apparitions


Techno/Ambient Techno
42DJ Koze
knock knock


House/Tech-House
41A.A.L. (Against All Logic)
2012-2017


House/Disco
40Ancient Methods
The Jericho Records


Industrial Techno
39Pariah (UK)
Here From Where We Are


Ambient
38Jon Hassell
Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)


Tribal/Ambient/Jazz
37Objekt
Cocoon Crush


Glitch/Bass
36serpentwithfeet
soil


soul
35Demdike Stare
Passion


Experimental/Techno/Deconstructed
34DjRum
Portrait with Firewood


Bass/Techno
33Marie Davidson
Working Class Woman


Techno/Pop/Industrial
32Traumprinz
Traumprinz B2B DJ Metatron Live at Planet Uterus


Techno/House
31Various Artists (Electronic)
Flowers from the Ashes


psychedelic techno
30Laurel Halo
Raw Silk Uncut Wood


Jazz/Ambient
29DJ Healer
Nothing 2 Loose


House/Breakbeat
28Dax J
Offending Public Morality


Industrial Techno/Breaks/Electro
27Topdown Dialectic
Topdown Dialectic


Dub Techno
26Proc Fiskal
Insula


Footworky Wonky
25Jon Hopkins
Singularity


Microhouse
24Free Love
Luxury Hits


Electro-Pop
23Space Afrika
Somewhere Decent To Live


Dub Techno
22RP Boo
I'll Tell You What!


Footwork
21Korridor
End of Cycle


Techno/Industrial
20Various Artists (Techno)
Physically Sick 2


Bass/Techno/House
19Gazelle Twin
Pastoral


Industrial/Experimental Pop
18Tim Hecker
Konoyo


Ambient
17Beta Librae
Sanguine Bond


Dub Techno
16Konduku
Kıran


Experimental House/Ambient
15Blawan
Wet Will Always Dry


Industrial Techno
14Shinichi Atobe
Heat


Dub House/Techno
13Marble
Elixir of Immortality


Ambient/New Age
12Yves Tumor
Safe in the Hands of Love


Experimental/Indie
11Abul Mogard
Above All Dreams


Ambient
10S.O.N.S
Shin-Okubo One Night Stand


Techno/Ambient

Severely underrated release. Spacey much of the time but climaxes to the spell-binding especially on 'The Dawn' and 'The Prophecy'. Really worth giving a chance.
9Various Artists (Electronic)
Brainfeeder X


Electronic/Jazz

An impressively consistent 2 hour compilation from a label that already has a historic place in the electronic canon. Such a wide breadth of artists to enjoy here and a great introduction to them all.
8DJ Khalab
Black Noise 2084


Afrobeat/Techno/Experimental

Oh my, the production on this is absolutely insane. Percussion flutters with jazzy scatters and heavy tribal pulses (a la Ninos Du Brasil), all grounded in a mesmerizing afro-aesthetic. This is just a veritable treasure chest packed to the brim with rhythmic gold.
7Khotin
Beautiful You


Downtempo

Gentle, ethereal production with magical blends of colourful synths and naturalistic atmosphere. Khotin achieves essential sweetness and nostalgic beauty.
6Jonny Greenwood
Phantom Thread OST


Classical. I know it's not electronic but it needs a place.
5Unbalance
Unbalance Ten


Techno/Experimental

I am the type of guy who listens to club music while ironing my evening garments, so this was very relevant to my interests. Visceral eccentric production and ear-worms a plenty.
4Skee Mask
Compro


Breaks/Ambient

This album faded a little bit towards the end of the year but really he's second to none for drum programming. Intensely atmospheric.
3SOPHIE
Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides


Experimental Pop

As soon as 'Ponyboy' played for the first time this was destined for Top 5.
2Eli Keszler
Stadium


electroacoustic/jazz/ambient.

The relaxed sit down and cherish your liquor type deal. Ultra ear-candy.
1Autechre
NTS Sessions 1-4


IDM, funky machine goodness. No doubt this absolutely blew me away and didn't hear anything that came close. Seriously takes you to another plane.

gonk steady one.
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