BEST OF 2021

 

The best Electronic albums of 2021 so far, selected and voted for by the members of TWGEEMA, The World’s Greatest Ever Electronic Music Albums group. TWGEEMA has more than 5000 members. It is made up of collectors, Electronic Music producers, record label owners and other industry insiders, and includes many big names. To find out more or to join the group, click here.

Pitchfork, RA, Resident Advisor, Spotify, Bandcamp, BDiscogs eatport, Spin, Musicradar, DJ Mag

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1

Plaid

Stem Sell

Genres: IDM, Ambient, Techno

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2

Inkipak / Myoptik

Parallel Series 2

Genre: IDM

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3

Inkipak

Inkipak

Genres: Acid, Breaks, IDM

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4

Bicep

Isles

Genres: House, Breakbeat

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5

Cult 48

1.1

Genres: IDM, Techno, Experimental

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6

Various 

FSOLdigital Presents Mind Maps

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Experimental

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7

Various

Adykt

Genres: Acid, Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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8

Various

Sinclair

Genres: Acid, Ambient, Electro, Techno, Chiptune

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9

Humanoid

7 Songs

Genres: Acid, Acid House

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10

Cult 48

Underground Signals From An Unknown Place

Genres: IDM, Techno, Ambient, Downtempo, Experimental

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11

Buspin Jieber

Betamax

Genres: Breaks, Downtempo, Chillwave, Synthwave

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12

Heogen

Odd Radio Circle

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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13

IDIAC

Part Idiot

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, IDM

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14

GCOM

E2-XO

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM, Modern Classical

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15

Sedibus 

The Heavens

Genre: Ambient, Downtempo, Dub

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16

The Orb

Abolition Of The Royal Familia (Guillotine Mixes)

Genres: Ambient, Dub, House

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17

Various

MF Acid Volume 1

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, House, Techno

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18

Bistro Boy / Daveeth 

Parallel Series 1 Bistro Boy || Daveeth

Genres: Electro, Ambient, IDM

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19

Yimino

Touched Presents Yimino

Genres: Downtempo, IDM

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20

Min-Y-Llan

Involatile

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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21

Various

MF Acid Volume 2

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, House, Techno

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22

The Future Sound Of London

Music For 3 Books

Genres: Ambient, Experimental, Modern Classical, Breakbeat, IDM

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23

Lone

Always Inside Your Head

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Downtempo

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24

Velum Break

Please Take Care Of Me

Genres: IDM, Acid, Bassline, Breaks, Techno, Electro

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25

Anders Ilar

Phocid

Genres: Acid, Ambient, IDM

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26

Special Request

DJ-Kicks

Genres: Disco, House, Techno, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Ambient, Jazz

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27

Steven Rutter

Riddle Me Sane

Genre: Techno

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28

ReKaB

Analogue Isolation

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno

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29

Various

MOACD9

Genrea: Ambient, House, IDM, Techno

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30

Tarsiform

Phantom Limbs

Genres: Ambient, Braindance, IDM

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31

exm

Descent

Genre: IDM

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32

Derek Carr

Arrival

Genre: Techno

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33

Illuvia

Iridescence Of Clouds

Genres: Ambient, Drum & Bass

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34

Skee Mask

Pool

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Techno

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35

Autumn Of Communion

Data Space Bass

Genre: Ambient

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36

Ambidextrous

Fifty Years Of October

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Downtempo, Psy-Trance

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37

Various

021025

Genres: Electro, IDM, Techno

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38

The Jaffa Kid

Open Heart

Genre: Acid, Breaks, Downtempo, IDM

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39

Various

Tails Of The Unexpected

Genres: Acid, Downtempo, Electro, IDM, Techno

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40

Posthuman

Requiem For A Rave

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, Techno, Jungle

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41

Komarebi

Nebulous

Genres: IDM, Acid, Ambient, Techno

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42

Carbinax

Immuniverse

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Experimental, IDM

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43

Olaf Wempe  

Anomaliac (​+​)

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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44

Repeat Eater

Deep Desert Dweller

Genre: IDM

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45

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 3

Genres: Acid House, Breakbeat, Electro, Techno

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46

Dr. Atmo & Mick Chillage

Ruhleben

Genre: Ambient

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47

Daniel Avery

Together In Static

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno

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48

MOY

Dynamics Of Acid

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, Techno

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49

The Future Sound Of London

We Have Explosive 2021

Genres: Breaks, IDM

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50

James Bernard

Unreleased Works (Acid Dreams)

Genres: Acid, Ambient

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51

dyLAB

Work And Money

Genres: Acid, Electro

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52

Nexus 23

Deviant Artforms

Genres: Acid House, Breakbeat, Electro, Techno

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53

Dr. Atmo

To You, Humanity

Genre: Ambient

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54

Planetary Assault Systems

Sky Scraping

Genre: Techno

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55

UNKLE

Rōnin I

Genres: Breakbeat, Disco, Trip Hop, Dub

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56

Dr. Atmo

Lost Tapes

Genre: Ambient

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57

afp

Bare Foot - The Remix Project

Genres: Downtempo, Trance

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58

Loscil

Clara

Genre: Ambient

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59

Aes Dana

(a) period.

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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60

Various

MOACD8

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno

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61

Beta Consciousness

Synesthesia

Genre: Ambient

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62

Murcof

The Alias Sessions

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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63

Ochre

An Eye To Windward

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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64

Skua Atlantic

Silfra Diving

Genres: Ambient, Electro

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65

The Bug

Fire

Genres: Dancehall, Dubstep, Grime

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66

Sault

Nine

Genres: Downtempo, R&B, Soul

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67

Saint Etienne

I've Been Trying To Tell You

Genre: Downtempo

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68

The Grid / Fripp

Leviathan

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Techno

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69

Nightmares On Wax

Shout Out! To Freedom...

Genre: Downtempo

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70

Various

tʌntrə XVI

Genres: Ambient, Drone, New Age

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James Bernard

Unreleased Works (Elemental Dreams)

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

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73

Ocoeur

Connections

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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74

The OST

Scraps and Archives

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Downtempo

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75

Koreless

Agor

Genre: Experimental

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76

Sasha

LUZoSCURA

Genre: Breaks

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77

Hybrid

Black Halo

Genres: Breakbeat, Breaks, Progressive House

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78

Joy Orbison

Still Slipping Vol. 1

Genres: Bassline, Downtempo, House, UK Garage

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79

AGT Rave Cru

Advanced Ganymede Technologies

Genres: Acid, Hardcore, Techno

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80

Future Funk Squad

Unified Forms

Genres: Breakbeat, Breaks

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81

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 2

Genres: Acid House, Acid, House

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82

Various

A Call Too Close

Genres: Electro, Downtempo

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83

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 1

Genres: Bleep, Breaks, Bass Music

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84

Woob

5005

Genres: Ambient, Synthwave

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85

The OST

Release

Genres: IDM, Ambient

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86

Comit

An Ocean Of Thoughts

Genres: IDM, Breakbeat

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87

State Azure

Light Span

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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88

Depeche Mode

Ultra | The 12" Singles

Genres: Alternative Rock, Synth-pop

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89

ASC & Inhmost

Dimensional Space

Genre: Ambient

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90

Mick Chillage

Morphogenic Realities

Genre: Ambient

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91

µ-Ziq

Scurlage

Genre: IDM

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92

Phaeleh

Soma

Genre: Ambient

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93

Various

Tensegrity - Vol​.​3

Genres: Ambient, Electro, IDM

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94

Madlib

Sound Ancestors

Genre: Instrumental Hip Hop

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95

Synkro

Collected

Genres: Ambient, Drum & Bass

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96

Modeselektor

Extended

Genres: Techno, Breakbeat, House, IDM, Dub

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97

Mick Chillage

Chapters 09​-​19

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

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98

Calibre

Feeling Normal

Genres: Garage House, UK Garage, Dubstep

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99

Steve Roach

Phoenix Rising

Genre: Ambient

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100

Caterina Barbieri

Fantas Variations

Genre: Ambient

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101

Carbon Based Lifeforms

Stochastic

Genre: Ambient

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102

Amon Tobin

How Do You Live

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Experimental

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103

Mōshonsensu

Kanjō No Nami

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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104

Glåsbird

Siberia

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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105

Alex Paterson

Connecting The Dots

Genre: Ambient

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106

Clatterbox

Signal Path

Genres: Electro, IDM, Synthwave, Techno

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107

Woob

4004

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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108

Steve Roach / Michael Stearns

Beyond Earth & Sky

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, New Age, Tribal

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109

Om Unit

Acid Dub Studies

Genres: Acid, Dub

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110

World Circuit

Desolate Snow Roads

Genres: Acid, Downtempo, IDM

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111

ASC & Inhmost

The Moons Of Saturn

Genres: Ambient, Drone

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112

Gary Numan

Intruder

Genre: Industrial

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113

Max Richter

Voices 2

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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114

Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk

Eight Fragments Of An Illusion

Genre: Ambient

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115

Island People

II

Genre: Ambient

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116

Woob

Ad4ption

Genres: Synthwave, Electro

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117

Pablo Bolivar

Framework Of A Dream

Genres: Ambient, Dub, House, Techno

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118

Biosphere

Angel's Flight

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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119

Milieu

Sunbather's Pharmacopeia Volume 2

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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120

Aythar

ElectrOcean ​/​ Winter Walk

Genre: Ambient

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121

Lauge, Perry Frank

Selvascapes

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical

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122

36 & Awakened Souls

The Other Side of Darkness

Genres: Ambient, Dream Pop

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123

Toki Fuko

Human Design

Genres: Ambient, Dub, Techno

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124

Various

John Tejada Presents Future Stars 2

Genres: Alternative Rock, Ambient, Electro, Experimental, Future Jazz, House, IDM, Techno

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125

Gimmik

Cloudwalker

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Downtempo

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126

Seefeel

Rupt + Flex 94 - 96

Genres: Ambient, Experimental

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127

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra

Promises

Genres: Ambient, Soul-Jazz, Modal

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128

Jungle

Loving In Stereo

Genres: Neo Soul, Funk, Indie Pop

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129

Martin Stürtzer

Illumination Cycle

Genre: Ambient

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130

Róisín Murphy

Crooked Machine

Genres: House, Nu-Disco, Breakbeat

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131

Mick Chillage

Orphaned Tracks Vol Three

Genres: Ambient, Electro

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132

Various

CALAN HAF - LSD - Special Selections Vol​.​1

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Dub, House

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133

Gabriel Le Mar

Into Sonic States

Genre: Acid, Downtempo, Dub, Progressive Trance

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134

Sufjan Stevens

Convocations

Genre: Ambient

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135

Steve Moore

Gone World

Genres: Drum & Bass, Electro, House, Techno

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136

John Beltran

Doors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Genre: Ambient

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137

Motionfield

Awake

Genres: Ambient, Drone

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138

Ian Boddy

Nevermore

Genre: Ambient

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139

Steve Roach

Live At SoundQuest Fest 2021

Genre: Ambient

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140

CCF

aux4430

Genres: Breakbeat, IDM

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141

Earth House Hold

Daybreak Basements And Broken Hearts

Genres: Ambient, Acid, IDM

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142

CiM

Unselected ProTracker Mods

Genre: IDM

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143

Eomac

Cracks

Genres: Techno, Electro

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144

Ed Chamberlain

03/06

Genres: Acid, Electro, IDM

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145

Vangelis

Juno To Jupiter

Genres: Modern Classical, New Age

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146

Public Service Broadcasting

Bright Magic

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Krautrock, Post Rock, Synth-pop

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147

Jean-Michel Jarre

Amazônia

Genres: Ambient, Field Recording

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148

Gaspard Augé

Escapades

Genres: Synth-pop, Nu-Disco, Electro

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149

Cabaret Voltaire

Dekadrone

Genres: Drone, Experimental

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150

Mick Chillage

Orphaned Tracks Vol One

Genres: Ambient, Electro

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151

Ovuca

Northern Lights – α Dubhe

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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152

Ovuca

Northern Lights ζ Alcor

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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153

Ovuca

Northern Lights η Alkaid

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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154

Mick Chillage

Orphaned Tracks Vol Four

Genres: Ambient, Electro

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156

Hypnogenica

Psychotheric Transmissions - Vol. 00

Genres: Psychedelic, Techno

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157

Sonmi451

Seven Signals In The Sky

Genre: Ambient

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158

Aleksi Perälä

Midnight Sun 5 A

Genre: Techno

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159

Dopefist

SR-5

Genres: Acid, IDM, Techno

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160

Jesse Somfay

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno, Trance

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161

DJ Food

Kaleidoscope Companion

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Future Jazz

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162

Collateral Intelligence

Butterflies In Funerals

Genres: Acid, Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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163

Steve Roach

As It Is

Genres: Ambient, Drone

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164

Placid Angles

Touch The Earth

Genres: Techno, Ambient, Breakbeat, IDM

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165

Jeff Mills

The Clairvoyant

Genre: Techno

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166

Russ Gabriel

Off Centre

Genre: Techno

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167

Andy Stott

Never The Right Time

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

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168

Moritz Von Oswald Trio

Dissent (Chapter 1-10)

Genre: Broken Beat

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169

Gazelle Twin, NYX

Deep England

Genres: Drone, Experimental, Folk

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170

John Tejada

Year Of The Living Dead

Genre: Tech House

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171

DJ Seinfeld

Mirrors

Genres: Breaks, House, IDM

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172

Richard Norris

Hypnotic Response

Genres: Ambient, Drone

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173

Martin Nonstatic

Reflecting Glaciers

Genre: Ambient

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174

Clark

Playground In A Lake

Genre: Modern Classical

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175

Gusgus

Mobile Home

Genres: Electro, House

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176

Hannah Peel

Fir Wave

Genres: Ambient, Experimental, Techno

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177

Roel Funcken

S1​.​MK2

Genre: Ambient

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178

The Peaceful Ones

7000 Possibilities Of Existence

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Deep House

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179

Loren Nerell

The Gong Prophet

Genres: Ambient, Gamelan, Tribal

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180

Sound Synthesis

Soul Signal Modulation

Genres: Electro, IDM, Breakbeat, Acid

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181

Ke Thu

Shared Boundaries

Genres: Ambient, Dub Techno

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182

Richard Norris

Music For Soundtracks Vol.1

Genres: Ambient, Experimental, Score

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183

Chvrches

Screen Violence

Genre: Synth-pop

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184

Vladislav Delay

Rakka II

Genre: Techno

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185

Krystian Shek

Despite Our Silence