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.
DARKSIDE – Spiral
First half of the record is amazing downtempo glitchy electronics with beautiful melodies and ethereal vocals. It shows both band members at their best, Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jarr sound like mixing up Apparat and Bonobo, especially on the more hook-heavy primary single track, The Limit. Then the second half of the record gradually goes into more indie influences, ambient jammings, and audibly auto-tuned vocals that I don’t appreciate. It’s a bummer but overall the album delivers some strong singles still.
Alex Banks – Beneath The Surface
Intimate electronic music (think Moderat) with down to mid tempo and glitchy broken beats. Not the kind of intimate that makes you turn inside and feel blue, but the one that gives a push and inspires.
Squarepusher – Nervelevers
Acid IDM glitch-core. Took a good ten listens to be able to stop at first encounter. Pretty pretty looking forward to the new album.
Touchy Subject - Skyward EP
IDM infused with some glitches and breakcore beats and jungle rythm and dub. Surprisingly powerful, exciting.
Submerse – Works
Very much soothing glitchy-chilly-heady IDM.
Josip Klobučar – Bad Taste
Weird-hop, psychedelic glitch, murky bass. This little 4-track EP is wtf brilliant, like Amon Tobin level
amazing IDM, and still completely unique.
Ginormous – At Night Under Artificial Light
Eclectic electronic with some heavy old-edIT kind of glitch beats, some ambient textures and noiseful IDM, some instrumental hiphop tempo, and even some chill psychedelic tunes here and there.
Looks like I just re-discovered the Hymen Records catalog.
VNDL – Gahrena: Structures
Part intimate, part exploration. Ambient and glitches and noises.
VA – Emerging Organisms vol. 5
This is the best compilation album I have heard in quite a while. Didn’t know any of the artists and now have albums queued from all of them. This is a gold mine.