Nathan Fake — Blizzards

Love this record. Starts with ambient techno/IDM tracks akin early Autechre, Aphex Twin, Plaid (especially on “Ezekiel”), but plenty of new interesting beats and ideas. From “North Brink” to “Torch Song” techno/IDM is blended with UK garage, 2-step/dubstep, jungle—my favorite part. Then a progressive electronic “Eris & Dysnomia”. And, finally, a beautiful space ambient/glitch “Vitesse”.

2019: favorite records

In the order released.


Patricia — Free Lunch / Heavy Merging

Free Lunch EP

Release date: August 30, 2018
Genres: acid techno, ambient techno, IDM
Highlight: Consumer Recreation Services

Heavy Merging EP

Release date: March 1, 2019
Genres: acid techno, ambient techno, outsider house
Highlight: Balance Acid

Max Ravitz‘s work is sadly largely unknown and underrated, but he consistently produces one of my favorite electronic records over the last years. Needs to be shared.

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.