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.
Priori/RED – Nigh
It seems like 2022 was the come-back year for the classic IDM sound.
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.
Plant43 – Unknown Structure
Electronic music with some IDM and melodic edge. He’s citing Kraftwerk as influence, and the German electronics is definitely there.
Significant Other – Club Aura
I really don’t know how to categorize this genrewise, so when I saw on Bandcamp the label “leftfield” I jumped, yes, that! I honestly don’t care about the tracks for the most part, but Drum Therapy just had to be saved somewhere for future reference, that’s an amazing beat. I ended up adding it to my wierd house playlist. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Walton – Maisie by the Sea
This is some fine IDM, mostly on the ambient side, sometimes broken beats. Working Title is a track that invokes some great masters of IDM with modern mastering—when the melody kicks in at 2:25, that’s goosebumps.
Дeva – Csillag
Hungarian folk-infused electronic downtempo.
Bonobo – Fragments
It’s a perfectly Bonobo album. Melodic and emotional electronic music.
SIERRA – See Me Now
Synth-infused cyber-futuristic electronic music. Also, “I make vampires dance” is the coolest tagline.
DB Armitage – Lovelow
I have such a hard time waiting for Dalma Berger to produce new music, I’m hungry for every new things she makes. She definitely takes her time to release new material with the latest DB Armitage alias but this record is also showing that it’s worth the wait. Beautiful (and sorrowful) electronic pop music from the non-mainstream kind.
It has been interesting to see her journey from the Realistic Crew and Singas Project through Volkova Sisters to where she is now. And whatever she produced or contributed to always orbited around the musical aesthetics that I completely adore. Probably it’s an easy statement that she’s also my favorite Hungarian female vocalist of all time.