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

Cult 48

Underground Signals From An Unknown Place

Genres: IDM, Techno, Ambient, Downtempo, Experimental

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9

Heogen

Odd Radio Circle

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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10

IDIAC

Part Idiot

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, IDM

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11

Sedibus 

The Heavens

Genre: Ambient, Downtempo, Dub

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12

The Orb

Abolition Of The Royal Familia (Guillotine Mixes)

Genres: Ambient, Dub, House

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13

Various

MF Acid Volume 1

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, House, Techno

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14

Bistro Boy / Daveeth 

Parallel Series 1 Bistro Boy || Daveeth

Genres: Electro, Ambient, IDM

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15

Yimino

Touched Presents Yimino

Genres: Downtempo, IDM

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16

The Future Sound Of London

Music For 3 Books

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

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17

Various

MF Acid Volume 2

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, House, Techno

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18

Anders Ilar

Phocid

Genres: Acid, Ambient, IDM

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19

Steven Rutter

Riddle Me Sane

Genre: Techno

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20

Special Request

DJ-Kicks

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

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21

Various

MOACD9

Genrea: Ambient, House, IDM, Techno

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22

Derek Carr

Arrival

Genre: Techno

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23

Illuvia

Iridescence Of Clouds

Genres: Ambient, Drum & Bass

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24

Skee Mask

Pool

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Techno

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25

Autumn Of Communion

Data Space Bass

Genre: Ambient

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26

Ambidextrous

Fifty Years Of October

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Downtempo, Psy-Trance

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27

Humanoid

7 Songs

Genres: Acid, Acid House, Breakbeat

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28

Komarebi

Nebulous

Genres: IDM, Acid, Ambient, Techno

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29

Various

Tails Of The Unexpected

Genres: Acid, Downtempo, Electro, IDM, Techno

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30

Carbinax

Immuniverse

Genres: Ambient, Breakbeat, Experimental, IDM

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31

Olaf Wempe  

Anomaliac (​+​)

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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32

Repeat Eater

Deep Desert Dweller

Genre: IDM

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33

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 3

Genres: Acid House, Breakbeat, Electro, Techno

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34

Dr. Atmo & Mick Chillage

Ruhleben

Genre: Ambient

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35

Daniel Avery

Together In Static

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno

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36

MOY

Dynamics Of Acid

Genres: Acid, Breakbeat, Techno

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37

The Future Sound Of London

We Have Explosive 2021

Genres: Breaks, IDM

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38

James Bernard

Unreleased Works (Acid Dreams)

Genres: Acid, Ambient

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39

Dr. Atmo

To You, Humanity

Genre: Ambient

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40

UNKLE

Rōnin I

Genres: Breakbeat, Disco, Trip Hop, Dub

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41

Dr. Atmo

Lost Tapes

Genre: Ambient

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42

afp

Bare Foot - The Remix Project

Genres: Downtempo, Trance

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43

dyLAB

Work And Money

Genres: Acid, Electro

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44

Loscil

Clara

Genre: Ambient

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45

Aes Dana

(a) period.

Genres: Ambient, IDM

46

Various

MOACD8

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno

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47

Beta Consciousness

Synesthesia

Genre: Ambient

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48

Murcof

The Alias Sessions

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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49

Ochre

An Eye To Windward

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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50

Skua Atlantic

Silfra Diving

Genres: Ambient, Electro

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51

The Bug

Fire

Genres: Dancehall, Dubstep, Grime

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52

Sault

Nine

Genres: Downtempo, R&B, Soul

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53

The Grid / Fripp

Leviathan

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Techno

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54

Various

tʌntrə XVI

Genres: Ambient, Drone, New Age

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55

James Bernard

Unreleased Works (Elemental Dreams)

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

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57

AGT Rave Cru

Advanced Ganymede Technologies

Genres: Acid, Hardcore, Techno

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58

Future Funk Squad

Unified Forms

Genres: Breakbeat, Breaks

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59

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 2

Genres: Acid House, Acid, House

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60

Various

Fog City Audio Imprint: Volume 1

Genres: Bleep, Breaks, Bass Music

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61

Various

A Call Too Close

Genres: Electro, Downtempo

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62

State Azure

Light Span

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, IDM

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63

The OST

Release

Genres: IDM, Ambient

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64

w00b

5005

Genres: Ambient, Synthwave

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65

Comit

An Ocean Of Thoughts

Genres: IDM, Breakbeat

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66

µ-Ziq

Scurlage

Genre: IDM

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67

Various

Tensegrity - Vol​.​3

Genres: Ambient, Electro, IDM

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68

Joy Orbison

Still Slipping Vol. 1

Genres: Bassline, Downtempo, House, UK Garage

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69

Synkro

Collected

Genres: Ambient, Drum & Bass

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70

Modeselektor

Extended

Genres: Techno, Breakbeat, House, IDM, Dub

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71

Mick Chillage

Chapters 09​-​19

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

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72

Calibre

Feeling Normal

Genres: Garage House, UK Garage, Dubstep

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73

Steve Roach

Phoenix Rising

Genre: Ambient

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74

Caterina Barbieri

Fantas Variations

Genre: Ambient

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75

Mōshonsensu

Kanjō No Nami

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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76

Glåsbird

Siberia

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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77

Alex Paterson

Connecting The Dots

Genre: Ambient

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78

Clatterbox

Signal Path

Genres: Electro, IDM, Synthwave, Techno

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79

w00b

4004

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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80

Om Unit

Acid Dub Studies

Genres: Acid, Dub

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81

World Circuit

Desolate Snow Roads

Genres: Acid, Downtempo, IDM

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82

Max Richter

Voices 2

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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83

Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk

Eight Fragments Of An Illusion

Genre: Ambient

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84

Island People

II

Genre: Ambient

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85

Pablo Bolivar

Framework Of A Dream

Genres: Ambient, Dub, House, Techno

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86

Biosphere

Angel's Flight

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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87

Milieu

Sunbather's Pharmacopeia Volume 2

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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88

Lauge, Perry Frank

Selvascapes

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical

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89

36 & Awakened Souls

The Other Side of Darkness

Genres: Ambient, Dream Pop

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90

Various

John Tejada Presents Future Stars 2

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

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91

Gimmik

Cloudwalker

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Downtempo

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92

Seefeel

Rupt + Flex 94 - 96

Genres: Ambient, Experimental

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93

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra

Promises

Genres: Ambient, Soul-Jazz, Modal

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94

Jungle

Loving In Stereo

Genres: Neo Soul, Funk, Indie Pop

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95

Martin Stürtzer

Illumination Cycle

Genre: Ambient

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96

Róisín Murphy

Crooked Machine

Genres: House, Nu-Disco, Breakbeat

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97

Various

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

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Dub, House

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98

Gabriel Le Mar

Into Sonic States

Genre: Acid, Downtempo, Dub, Progressive Trance

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99

Sufjan Stevens

Convocations

Genre: Ambient

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100

John Beltran

Doors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Genre: Ambient

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101

Earth House Hold

Daybreak Basements And Broken Hearts

Genres: Ambient, Acid, IDM

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102

Eomac

Cracks

Genres: Techno, Electro

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103

Steve Roach

Live At SoundQuest Fest 2021

Genre: Ambient

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104

Ed Chamberlain

03/06

Genres: Acid, Electro, IDM

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105

Jean-Michel Jarre

Amazônia

Genres: Ambient, Field Recording

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106

Gaspard Augé

Escapades

Genres: Synth-pop, Nu-Disco, Electro

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107

Ovuca

Northern Lights – α Dubhe

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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108

ASC & Inhmost

Dimensional Space

Genre: Ambient

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110

Dopefist

SR-5

Genres: Acid, IDM, Techno

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111

Sonmi451

Seven Signals In The Sky

Genre: Ambient

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112

DJ Food

Kaleidoscope Companion

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo, Future Jazz

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113

Jesse Somfay

Genres: Ambient, IDM, Techno, Trance

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114

Aleksi Perälä

Midnight Sun 5 A

Genre: Techno

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115

Steve Roach

As It Is

Genres: Ambient, Drone

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116

Placid Angles

Touch The Earth

Genres: Techno, Ambient, Breakbeat, IDM

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117

Jeff Mills

The Clairvoyant

Genre: Techno

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118

Russ Gabriel

Off Centre

Genre: Techno

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119

Andy Stott

Never The Right Time

Genres: Ambient, Downtempo

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120

Gazelle Twin, NYX

Deep England

Genres: Drone, Experimental, Folk

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121

John Tejada

Year Of The Living Dead

Genre: Tech House

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122

Richard Norris

Hypnotic Response

Genres: Ambient, Drone

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123

Martin Nonstatic

Reflecting Glaciers

Genre: Ambient

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124

Clark

Playground In A Lake

Genre: Modern Classical

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125

Gusgus

Mobile Home

Genres: Electro, House

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126

Hannah Peel

Fir Wave

Genres: Ambient, Experimental, Techno

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127

Roel Funcken

S1​.​MK2

Genre: Ambient

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128

Ke Thu

Shared Boundaries

Genres: Ambient, Dub, Techno

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129

Steve Moore & Bluetech

Liminal Migration

Genres: Electro, Synthwave

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130

Max Cooper

Yearning For The Infinite Remixed

Genres: Breakbeat, IDM, Progressive House, Experimental

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131

Fred P

Above The City

Genres: Ambient, House, New Age, Techno

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132

Arovane

Wirkung

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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133

Aleksi Perälä

Midnight Sun 6

Genre: Techno

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134

Gacha Bakradze

Obscure Languages

Genres: IDM, Ambient, Breaks, Techno

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135

Space Afrika

Honest Labour

Genres: Ambient, Trip Hop, Sound Collage, Experimental

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136

Freestylers

Other Worlds

Genres: Big Beat, Breaks, Drum & Bass, Electro

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137

Mikael Lind

Geographies

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

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138

Not Waving

How To Leave Your Body

Genre: Experimental

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139

Nørbak

Flesh To Ashes

Genre: Techno

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140

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Invisible Cities

Genres: Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical

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141

Clocolan

This Will End in Love

Genres: Downtempo, IDM

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142

Cylob

Almost Sunset: From The Archives 94​-​95

Genres: Ambient, IDM

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143

Autumn Of Communion & World Circuit 

Volume One

Genre: Ambient

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144

Lorenzo Montanà

TexTrue

Genre: Ambient

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145

Various

V8.0

Genres: Ambient, Electro, Experimental, IDM, Industrial, Techno

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146

Boom Generation

1991-1995

Genres: House, Techno, Breakbeat

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147

Dohnavùr

The Flow Across Borders

Genres: Ambient, Acid House, Downtempo, Techno, IDM

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148

Heavenchord

O Theos Einai Agapi

Genres: Ambient, Dub, Techno

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149

Various

Burn

Genre: Techno

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150

Various

Mood Compiled

Genres: Ambient, Dub, Techno, House