Floating Points – Vacuum ep (12″)
My favorite release of the year. Single handedly resurrects the dying genre of house music! Check the Love Me Like this 12″, too.
Helios – Unreleased Vol. 1
It feels like electronic music, but it’s guitars and piano, and it’s pretty!
Children of Ishizuke Tree – Entering the Ocean
Free download: http://www.archive.org/details/ca342_cit
seriously deep guitar drones!
The Gentleman Losers – Dustland
Lovely guitar instrumentals, brings to mind a favorite from a couple years back; The Dead Texan.
Reagenz – Playtime
David Moufang, Jonah Sharp – reunited after 15 years!
Skanfrom – Are You Alone ? (12″)
Nice to see Skanfrom back after a long hiatus.
Melodic/nostalgic instrumental electronic pop!
Yagya – Rigning
Your basic dub techno but with prettier chords plus location recordings.
Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Vertical Ascent
Killer use of real percussion!
Sublime Porte – Sigidinum
Dub-Techno. Free download: http://www.silentseason.com/
Oni Ayhun – OAR003 (12″)
All three Oni Ayhun remind me of stubling into some one-off, underground techno party in the east village back in the day (the 90s!). I love that.
The Bird And The Bee – Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
No sophmore slump for these ear candy makers.
Telepathe – Dance Mother
Weird yet catchy, always a great combo!
Elemental – Messages from the Void