It’s like if you played IDM ambient but with live instruments (which reminds me of the time I attended a Plaid concert played by an orchestra in a concert hall), other times industrial jazz and a touch of experimental music. But it’s rather smooth and pleasant, not harsh.
Modeselektor – Extended
Electronic music on the bass side and with lots of flow and power to it. Based on the most recent Moderat and Modeselektor records, my take is that the Moderat project was great for two records but it should be left behind to shine from the past and Modeselektor should rather do what’s really their thing. This record is as awesome as any other Modeselektor output, instantly wanting to hear them play live and rock the roof off.
Shanti Celeste – Cutie / Shimmer
Cutie is a weirdo little fun house. Shimmer is a big chill beach vibe house. (The Central Remix is more dance floor.)
Acid Witch – Rot Among Us
Doom metal with a psychedelic edge. I’m obsessed with Psychedeathic Swampnosis where otherworldly flute melodies is layered over some psy-doom metal pillars. It’s like the soundtrack of an old fantasy movie (the Labyrinth kind) but with metal.
Molybaron – The Mutiny
I mentioned this before when Lucifer came out as a single. Just putting the album on this shelf for the record, too, absolutely worthy as a full-lengh unpacking of what I’ve heard coming in the single. It’s an amazingly well crafted metal record.
Dog Fashion Disco – Cult Classic
Has every bit of Dog Fashion Disco in it I want in a Dog Fashion Disco record. Fits the discography like priest in a nursery.
Makaya McCraven – In These Times
Another record showcasing the comeback of nu jazz. Smooth and easy.
Priori/RED – Nigh
It seems like 2022 was the come-back year for the classic IDM sound.
O-Wells – Moldoom
Electro to dub techno.
lynyn – lexicon
Glitchy IDM with nice melodies. Sounds very old school for a record in 2022, but also brings me back to a great era of rhythmic experimental music. It could have been a major Warp release.