Whether it was the wild ambitions of DJ Koze, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Fire-Toolz, or more traditionally-satisfying work from Geotic, Thomas Fehlmann, and Rival Consoles, there was no shortage of high quality electronic music to discover.

2012/2017

A.A.L. (Against All Logic)

2012/2017

This collection of tracks represents a more carefree and optimistic side of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar's wide-ranging musical personality.

This Behavior

Adult.

This Behavior

The duo's seventh album is a relentlessly dark, danceable return to form.

Collapse

Aphex Twin

Collapse

Aphex Twin revisits the ultra-glitchy beats and childlike melodies of some of his earlier work without merely rehashing it.

Zebra

Arp

Zebra

Alexis Georgopoulos explores a sort of cosmic Fourth World chamber jazz on his fourth full-length as Arp.

NTS Sessions

Autechre

NTS Sessions

Sprawling, eight-hour set of material Autechre recorded for NTS Radio, ranging from intense hyper-glitch to tranquil yet abrasive drone.

Byen

Bjørn Torske

Byen

The Norwegian producer's fifth solo album is easily one of his most focused works.

Wet Will Always Dry

Blawan

Wet Will Always Dry

Debut album from one of the best techno artists of the 2010s, containing suspenseful tracks crafted on modular synthesizers.

Chrome Sparks

Chrome Sparks

Chrome Sparks

Electronic musician Jeremy Malvin surpasses the promise of his earlier EPs with his bright, expressive debut full-length.

LP [2018]

Container

LP [2018]

Container leaves slightly more room for twisted, prismatic melodies on his fourth album of exhilarating noise-techno.

Song for Alpha

Daniel Avery

Song for Alpha

The long-awaited follow-up to techno producer Daniel Avery's acclaimed debut is more hazy and abstract, but just as fascinating.

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois

Daniel Lanois / Venetian Snares

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois

Uneasy but fascinating soundclash between guitarist/superproducer Daniel Lanois and breakcore overlord Venetian Snares.

Passion

Demdike Stare

Passion

Another fine album of U.K. club mutations, grime contortions, and jungle abstractions from Demdike Stare.

Knock Knock

DJ Koze

Knock Knock

DJ Koze follows his 2013 breakthrough Amygdala with another absurdly inventive, emotive full-length loaded with guest vocalists.

Still Trippin'

DJ Taye

Still Trippin'

Ambitious debut full-length from Teklife member DJ Taye that aims to reach beyond the footwork scene's underground cult audience.

The Nature of Imitation

Dorian Concept

The Nature of Imitation

Oliver Johnson's enjoyable third album of screwball synthesis arrives on Brainfeeder, label of longtime collaborator Flying Lotus.

Skinless X-1

Fire-Toolz

Skinless X-1

A significant step up for Angel Marcloid's genre-obliterating Fire-Toolz project, Skinless X-1 is more spiritually informed than her past work.

Rausch

Gas

Rausch

A year after the triumphant return of Wolfgang Voigt's most revered alias, Gas offers another hourlong glimpse into its majestic dream world.

Traversa

Geotic

Traversa

Warm, ethereal soundscapes from ambient composer Will Wiesenfeld (aka Baths).

Qualm

Helena Hauff

Qualm

Electro producer Helena Hauff's second album is starker and more rhythmically focused than her first, but no less energetic.

The Red Notes

Hieroglyphic Being

The Red Notes

Fusing cosmic jazz with deep house, The Red Notes is one of the warmer, mellower albums from Chicago-based innovator Jamal Moss.

Autobiography

Jlin

Autobiography

Electronic visionary Jerrilynn Patton composes the score for a contemporary dance piece by British choreographer Wayne McGregor.

Singularity

Jon Hopkins

Singularity

The proper follow-up to Jon Hopkins' 2013 breakthrough Immunity is more intense, reflecting a deeper spiritual quest.

Power

Lotic

Power

The Berlin-based artist's long-awaited debut album confronts racism and gender conformity while standing strong and fearless.

Kingdoms in Colour

Maribou State

Kingdoms in Colour

Influenced by their extensive global touring following the release of their 2015 debut, Maribou State produce their most joyous work yet.

Working Class Woman

Marie Davidson

Working Class Woman

Marie Davidson's fourth solo album is her most introspective but playful work yet, as well as her most sonically daring.

Voids

Martyn

Voids

More stimulating hybrids of U.K. garage, dubstep, house, and techno, featuring a nod to late and crucial drum'n'bass figure Marcus Intalex.

Axiom

MGUN

Axiom

Second full-length collection of inventive lo-fi house and techno tracks from Detroit producer Manuel Gonzales.

K.O.

Miss Red

K.O.

Thrilling full-length debut from Israeli dancehall MC Miss Red, produced entirely by the Bug.

Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt

Moby

Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt

After a pair of punk blasts with Void Pacific Choir, Moby dips back into soulful, melancholy electronic soundscapes.

Oceanic

Niklas Paschburg

Oceanic

German pianist and composer transposes the drama of the sea into deeply satisfying electro-acoustic meditations.

Age Of

Oneohtrix Point Never

Age Of

The producer's fascinating ninth album scorns existing musical genres and invents android folk, mutant R&B, and futuristic opera along the way.

Insula

Proc Fiskal

Insula

Highly inventive debut album from Scottish producer Proc Fiskal, offering an outsider's perspective on the London-based grime sound.

Somewhere Else

Profligate

Somewhere Else

Containing his most advanced arrangements yet, Noah Anthony's third album as Profligate is an astounding set of darkwave noise pop tunes.

Persona

Rival Consoles

Persona

Fifth album of exquisitely produced, introspective techno from British musician Ryan Lee West.

Family Portrait

Ross from Friends

Family Portrait

The lo-fi house producer builds on the promise of his earlier EPs with his remarkable full-length debut.

I'll Tell You What!

RP Boo

I'll Tell You What!

Footwork innovator RP Boo's first release to be recorded as a proper album.

Ancient Lights

Shorelights

Ancient Lights

Fantastic set of ambient dub techno tracks and soundscapes inspired by the Great Lakes region.

Midnight Marker

Shy Layers

Midnight Marker

The Atlanta-based musician's follow-up is a mesmerizing oddity of organic/electronic grooves and quirky composition.

Vicious Circles

Sinjin Hawke / Zora Jones

Vicious Circles

The Fractal Fantasy co-founders present their highly futuristic blend of grime, footwork, and abstract pop on their Planet Mu debut.

Compro

Skee Mask

Compro

Immersive, acutely detailed set of home-listening techno which draws from IDM, jungle, and ambient.

Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides

SOPHIE

Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides

The producer's debut album is a bold and affecting exploration of imagination and reinvention.

Dissolvi

Steve Hauschildt

Dissolvi

Hauschildt's fifth solo album is his most collaborative effort since the breakup of Emeralds, as well as his most techno-influenced.

Plus

System

Plus

Truly sublime collaboration between Danish ambient dub trio System (aka Future 3) and German pianist/composer Nils Frahm.

Los Lagos

Thomas Fehlmann

Los Lagos

Following albums with the Orb and Terrence Dixon, the producer's busy 2018 continues with another steady set of ambient and dub techno mutations.

Loma

Throwing Snow

Loma

Throwing Snow's club-focused side is every bit as ambitious and suspenseful as his first two proper albums.

Konoyo

Tim Hecker

Konoyo

Tim Hecker collaborates with the Japanese gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso on the bleak yet majestic Konoyo.

That Which Is Not Said

TWINS

That Which Is Not Said

Excellent album of darkwave dance-pop from Matt Weiner, previously of Featureless Ghost.

Air Texture Volume VI

Various Artists

Air Texture Volume VI

Berghain regulars Steffi and Martyn curate a fascinating, wide-ranging selection of ambient techno.

In Death's Dream Kingdom

Various Artists

In Death's Dream Kingdom

Fantastic collection of dark, eerie experimental electronic music inspired by T.S. Eliot's 1925 poem "The Hollow Men."

X-Altera

X-Altera

X-Altera

Debut release from an alias of Tadd Mullinix that takes influence from mid-'90s jungle and Detroit techno while sounding fresh and unique.

Tim Hecker