Skee Mask — ISS004 EP

Release date: October 21, 2019
Genres: 2-step, ambient, ambient techno, breakbeat, future garage, IDM
Highlight: Slow Music

Second EP from Skee Mask this year after 808BB. The latter is also of interest. On ISS004, we see certain amount of interest in future garage, but WARP-type ambient techno and IDM of early to mid 90’s is still a considerable influence.

Floating Points — Crush

Release date: October 18, 2019
Genres: ambient techno, future garage, IDM, progressive electronic
Highlight: Last Bloom

Complex and eclectic album influenced both by 90’s ambient techno and IDM best examples and recent future garage-related records. LesAlpx, on the other hand, is more in line with Jon Hopkins‘s recent work. Certainly, one of the best electronic releases of the year.

Caroline Polachek — Pang

Release date: October 18, 2019
Genres: ambient pop, art pop, dream pop, wonky
Highlight: Insomnia

An incredible record. One of the 2019’s best. Really, all the best that could be taken from modern pop music is here, coupled with amazing ambient soundscapes as the one in “Insomnia“, and some wonderful beats. Some great influences range from Cocteau Twins and Elizabeth Fraser to Grimes and Kelela.