Trypheme - Online Dating
Ambient techno - pretty melodic (SAW 85-92 would be the lazy reference). Pretty much everything on the Computer Processing Unit label is gold, and this is my fave this year from them.
Cubering - Soma
On the spacier end of the ambient techno spectrum. Elements of ambient dub and oodles of reverb.
Conrad Schnitzler / Pole - Wurm
Love this. Reminds me of Chiastic Slide-era Autechre.
Octo Octa Where Are We Going?
Summery house with a hint of electro.
WaqWaq Kingdom - Shinsekai
Dancehall/dub/psy - absolutely brilliant, this. Imagine if Deep Forest had grown up on a diet of dubstep.
Varg - Nordic Flora Series Pt.3
Deep, relatively dark atmospheric techno. This beat Gas as my AOTM for May.
Gas - Narkopop
Assuming you’ve heard this already.
Bola - D.E.G.
Best Bola album since Soup (I’m assuming you’ve heard Soup. If you’ve not heard Soup, sack off this list and do that instead)
John Shima - Elements Unknown
B12 are fronting a bit of an IDM revival. This fella is on their label and this EP is looovely.
Probably a load I’ve missed, but this is what came to mind. Oh, and Shackleton’s album from January. That’s great as well.
All kinds of yes. Been on pretty much constant rotation so thanks again!
I also share your exact opinion on that Varg LP - properly brilliant. The idea of anything trumping a (very fucking decent) GAS record for the month is basically laughable, yet somehow, the more time goes on…