This all-Iranian compilation is a raw and enticing display of dystopian electronics, disrupting stereotypes and highlighting the creativity of the Iranian diaspora.
The long-awaited debut album from one of techno's most beloved improvisers is a weightless trip through the cosmos. Using samples of Mayan instruments of old, Debit creates an eerie and uncanny future—and one of the best ambient records of the year. The Detroit techno don's ninth album splits the difference between minimal techno and creepy dark ambient.
A treasure trove of live recordings that build on the British band's legacy, and make a great introduction for new fans, too. A gripping, sometimes devastating portrait of cultural heritage and history from producers across Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
Self-releasedGorgeous ambient music from Pulse Emitter, reflecting the vastness of both outer space and human emotion.
Francis Harris goes full-on ambient, mixing intense, resonant drones with acoustic instrumentation. A 30-year retrospective from the other side of the internet's looking glass.
The original recording of Jaar's evolving Weavings composition—featuring Senyawa, Juliana Huxtable, Aho Ssan and more—is an astounding, time-shifting accomplishment.
A lost and fascinating relic from the peak era of one of Japan's most revered '80s artists. The former Labradford member captures the intimacy and cinematic sweep of American folk music with beautiful, reverb-soaked guitar sketches. A thrilling mixtape that both subverts and builds on the possibilities of rap music, featuring production by Space Afrika, Slikback and more. A mixture of righteous indignation and warm, radical love makes for a gripping album about finding strength against all odds. Grief, catharsis and healing define this stunning part-ambient, part-noise, part-techno piece from the Oakland musician.
A hybrid approach to Hindustani classical music that uses drone, noise and doom metal to dramatic effect.