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Pretentious Hipster's Top 100 Albums of the Decade

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 11th, 2019, 2:46 am

I finally believe my list is ready.

100. Ifriqiyya Electrique - Rûwâhîne (2017)
North African Music, Post-Industrial
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99. Triad God - Triad (2019)
Ambient, Spoken Word, Cloud Rap
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98. Glenn Branca - The Third Ascension (2019)
Totalism, No Wave, Modern Classical
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 11th, 2019, 10:54 am

97. Michael Pisaro - Nature Denatured and Found Again (2019)
Musique concrète, Reductionism, Nature Recordings
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96. Charli XCX - Pop 2 (2017)
Art/electropop, Bubblegum Bass
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95. Teki Latex - Deconstructed Trance Reconstructed (2014)
UK Bass, Trance, Deconstructed Club
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 11th, 2019, 4:46 pm

94. The Garden - Mirror Might Steal Your Charm (2018)
Zolo, Post-Punk, Experimental Hip Hop
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93. Coil - Backwards (2015)
Post-Industrial, Electronic
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92. zeitkratzer, Svetlana Spajić, Dragana Tomić & Obrad Milić - Serbian War Songs (2017)
Slavic Folk Music, Noise, Modern Classical
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 11th, 2019, 9:01 pm

91. Playboi Carti - Die Lit (2018)
Trap/Cloud Rap
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90. Departure Chandelier - Antichrist Rise to Power (2019)
Black Metal
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89. Abu Obaida Hassan - Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan (2018)
Nubian Music
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 11th, 2019, 11:25 pm

Next up is someone who just might be one of the most polarizing artists ever.

88. Bladee - Eversince (2016)
Emo/Trap/Cloud Rap, Alternative R&B
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87. عصام الحاج علي [Issam al- Hajj Ali] - Mouasalat ila jacad el ard (2019)
Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Arabic/Psychedelic Pop
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86. Graham Lambkin - Community (2016)
Musique concrète, Sound Collage
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 12th, 2019, 2:33 pm

85. Tomás Urquieta - Dueños de nada (2018)
Deconstructed Club, Industrial Techno, Dark Ambient
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84. Trepaneringsritualen - Kainskult (2017)
Death Industrial, Ritual Ambient
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83. Slayyyter - Slayyyter (2019)
Electro/Dance-pop, Bubblegum Bass, Avant-Garde Britney Spears
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 13th, 2019, 6:44 pm

82. Hermann Nitsch - Albertina Quartett (2019)
Modern Classical, Drone
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81. DJ Armok / DJ Bishop / Pillbox - Dungeon Rap: The Introduction (2019)
Memphis Rap, Dungeon Synth
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80. Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild (2019)
Electro-Industrial, Post/Uplifting Trance, Futurepop, Aggrotech, Power Noise
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Post by Carmel1379 » December 16th, 2019, 12:55 am

Thanks a lot for starting the countdown, and I think the format of the forum here makes the presentation much more ravishing than on RYM

I love the Coil and DJ Armok / DJ Bishop / Pillbox albums, and I'm looking forward to listening to the your other entries too.
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?


Well here he is skidded out onto the Zone like a planchette on a Ouija board, and what shows up inside the empty circle in his brain might string together into a message, might not, he'll just have to see.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 16th, 2019, 1:55 am

Yea sorry for neglecting it. I'm addicted to 2 games. Will post 9 entries right now to make up for it.

79. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (2010)
Spoken Word, Blues, Poetry
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78. Big Blood - Dark Country Magic (2010)
EAvant-Garde/Psychedelic Country
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77. Death Grips - Bottomless Pit (2016)
Industrial Hip Hop
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 16th, 2019, 1:57 am

76. Deftones - Koi no Yokan (2012)
Alternative/Post-Metal, Shoegaze
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75. Autechre - elseq 1–5 (2016)
Avant-Garde IDM, Glitch, Ambient
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74. 老丹 [Dan Lao] - 思維扭曲的行動體 (Functioning Anomie) (2018)
Free Improvisation
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 16th, 2019, 2:03 am

73. Dean Blunt - Black Metal (2014)
Art/Jangle Pop
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72. FKA twigs - Magdalene (2019)
Art/Glitch/Ambient Pop
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71. Lonnie Holley - MITH (2018)
Avant-Garde/Psychedelic Soul
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Post by Carmel1379 » December 16th, 2019, 2:21 am

There's no rush:)
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?


Well here he is skidded out onto the Zone like a planchette on a Ouija board, and what shows up inside the empty circle in his brain might string together into a message, might not, he'll just have to see.

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 17th, 2019, 12:18 pm

70. Mgła - Exercises in Futility (2015)
Melodic Black Metal
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69. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica (2011)
Ambient, Glitch, Vaporwave
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68. Death in Rome - Hitparade (2016)
Neofolk, Martial Industrial, Parody
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 17th, 2019, 12:23 pm

67. The Body - I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. (2018)
Death Industrial, A Muppet Screaming Over Inception Music
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66. Shinichiro Yokota - I Know You Like It (2019)
Deep/Italo House, Balearic Beat, N64/Dreamcast Music
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65. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (2011)
Ambient, Turntable Music, British Dance Band
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 17th, 2019, 12:28 pm

64. Estas Tonne - Internal Flight (2013)
Flamenco nuevo, New Age
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63. These New Puritans - Inside the Rose (2019)
Art/Goth Pop, Chamber Music
These guys would have been huge if they existed in the 80s
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62. Daughters - Daughters (2010)
Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
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Post by mightysparks » December 17th, 2019, 1:58 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 12:23 pm
65. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (2011)
Ambient, Turntable Music, British Dance Band
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This may be the only one we'll agree on...
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 19th, 2019, 12:53 pm

61. Haus Arafna - You (2010)
Minimal Synth, Power Electronics, Angst Pop, Industrial
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60. Christoph de Babalon - Short Eternities (2015)
Dark Ambient, Atmospheric Drum and Bass
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59. Батюшка [Batushka] - Литургия (Litourgiya) (2015)
Black Metal, Russian Orthodox Liturgical Music
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 19th, 2019, 12:58 pm

58. Grischa Lichtenberger - And IV [Inertia] (2012)
Glitch, IDM
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57. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens (2017)
Ambient Pop, Minimal Techno, Tech House
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56. Christoph de Babalon - A World of My Own (2010)
Atmospheric Drum and Bass, Glitch
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 19th, 2019, 1:04 pm

55. Charli XCX - True Romance (2013)
Synthpop, Alternative R&B, Witch House
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54. Alberich - NATO-Uniformen (2010)
Power Electronics, Minimal Synth, Dark Ambient, Industrial Techno
The best depiction of war I've heard in music
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53. Lim Kim - Generasian (2019)
Experimental Hip Hop. Alternative R&B, Deconstructed Club, Korean Folk Music
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » December 19th, 2019, 1:27 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 12:23 pm
67. The Body - I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. (2018)
Death Industrial, A Muppet Screaming Over Inception Music
Heh. B)
I’m to remember every man I've seen fall into a plate of spaghetti???

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Post by Knaldskalle » December 20th, 2019, 3:01 am

A surprising amount of Black Metal so far. I wonder if we'll see even more extreme stuff on the list (Cattle Decapitation?). I just encountered Primordial today for the first time and I'm finding myself intrigued.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 20th, 2019, 3:51 am

Knaldskalle wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 3:01 am
A surprising amount of Black Metal so far. I wonder if we'll see even more extreme stuff on the list (Cattle Decapitation?). I just encountered Primordial today for the first time and I'm finding myself intrigued.
I'd say the Power Electronics and Death Industrial stuff here is more extreme. I will say this: There are 8 more metal albums on my list, but most are black metal. If you need any death metal though I can happily recommend some that although is outside my top 100, are still fantastic.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 20th, 2019, 3:39 pm

52. Conan Osíris - Adoro bolos (2017)
Alternative R&B, Art/Arabic Pop, Deconstructed Club, Trap (EDM), Kuduro
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51. Five Star Hotel - Body Absolution (2016)
Deconstructed Club, Trap (EDM), Death Industrial, Power Noise
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50. The Gerogerigegege - 燃えない灰 (Moenai Hai) (2016)
Dark Ambient, Field Recordings, Drone, Reductionism, Depressive Black Metal, Noise
The best depiction of suicide. This would rank much higher if they didn't add music after the suicide part and just made it silence
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 20th, 2019, 3:44 pm

49. Misha Mishajashvili - 2018 (2018)
Instrumental/Industrial Hip Hop, Old USSR Music, Dark Ambient, Noise
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48. Mika Vainio + Ryoji Ikeda + Alva Noto - Live 2002 (2018)
Glitch, Microsound
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47. Ifernach - V. Wastow (2019)
Atmospheric Black Metal
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 20th, 2019, 3:49 pm

46. John Cage - Klang der Wandlungen (2017)
Indeterminacy, Modern Classical
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45. Luigi Nono - Seguente (2014)
Modern Classical, Reductionism
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44. Doss - Doss (2014)
Dream/Ibiza/Ambient Trance, Hardcore Breaks
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 20th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Starting tomorrow will be the albums I've given 10/10 to.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 23rd, 2019, 2:39 am

Missed 2 days so will do 12

43. Karantamba - Ndigal (2012)
Mbalax
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42. Ayesha Erotica - Barely Legal (2016)
Miami Bass, Ghettotech, Porn Rap
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41. Arca - Arca (2017)
Ambient/Art/Glitch Pop
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 23rd, 2019, 2:42 am

40. Lukas Rickli - Fremde Zeit Addendum 5 (2019)
Reductionism, Modern Classical
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39. death's dynamic shroud.wmv - I'll Try Living Like This (2015)
Vaporwave
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38. Ifriqiyya Electrique - Laylet el Booree (2019)
North African Music, Industrial Metal
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 23rd, 2019, 2:46 am

37. Jute Gyte - Perdurance (2016)
Avant-Garde Metal, Microtonal, Electronic, Stochastic Music
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36. Grim - Primary Pulse (2018)
Power Electronics
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35. Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4 (2018)
Computer Generative Music
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 23rd, 2019, 2:51 am

34. Richard Dawson - Nothing Important (2014)
Singer/Songwriter, Avant-Folk
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33. Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love (2018)
Like every genre but mostly Art Pop
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32. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want (2018)
No Wave
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 25th, 2019, 2:04 am

31. Michael Pisaro - Continuum Unbound (2014)
Nature Recordings, Musique concrète
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No links :(

30. Farrah Abraham - My Teenage Dream Ended (2012)
Electropop, Dance-pop, Brostep, Outsider Music
Seriously one of the most disturbing albums ever made
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29. Clarence Clarity - No Now (2015)
Alternative R&B, IDM
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 25th, 2019, 2:08 am

28. Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm (2010)
Black/Thrash Metal
Seriously some of the catchiest riffs ever
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27. Revenge - Behold.Total.Rejection (2015)
War/Death Metal, Grindcore
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26. Tusen år under jord - Sorgsendömet Fobos (2013)
Tape Music, Dungeon Synth
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 25th, 2019, 2:12 am

25. Chuck Person - Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol. 1 (2010)
Vaporwave
Makes no sense sober but on weed this is a journey
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24. Andy Stott - We Stay Together (2011)
Dub Techno
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23. Kirin J Callinan - Embracism (2013)
Art/Glam Rock, Industrial Pop
Like David Bowie but even better
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 25th, 2019, 2:18 am

22. Dorian Electra - Flamboyant (2019)
Electropop, Bubblegum Bass
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21. Death Grips - Jenny Death (2015)
Industrial Hip Hop, Hardcore Punk, Noise Rock
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20. Grimes - Halfaxa (2010)
Ethereal Wave
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 25th, 2019, 2:03 pm

19. 核P-Model [Kaku P-Model] - 回=回 (Kai=Kai) (2018)
Electro-Industrial Pop
This is Susumu Hirasawa btw
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18. Stian Westerhus - Amputation (2016)
Art Pop, Electroacoustic, Power Electronics, Noise
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17. DJ Rozwell - None of This Is Real (2014)
Plunderphonics, Instrumental Hip Hop, Dungeon Synth, Ambient, Sequencer & Tracker
Hearing this in shuffle with a 5 second crossfade is essential. The intro track even tells you to do this
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 25th, 2019, 2:07 pm

16. Hannah Diamond - Reflections (2019)
Post-Vocal Trance
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15. Ian William Craig - Centres (2016)
Ambient Pop, Tape Music
The world is falling apart and a Disney singer is singing love songs in the chaos
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14. Культура курения [Kultura Kurenija] - Некрофилия (2013)
Depressive Black Metal without the metal, Post-Punk
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 25th, 2019, 2:17 pm

13. Maria & The Mirrors - Vision Quest (2012)
Deconstructed Club, Industrial Techno, Power Electronics, Noise
Whitehouse produced a song here
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12. Paysage d'Hiver - Das Tor (2013)
Atmospheric Black Metal, Field Recordings
The sound of a Canadian winter storm
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11. GAS - Rausch (2018)
Ominous Ambient Techno, Modern Classical
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Post by Carmel1379 » December 26th, 2019, 12:32 am

Wonder if another Death Grips album comes on; if I had to guess it would be 'Niggas on the Moon' (since you listed 'Jenny Death' separately) or 'Exmilitary'. I also predict one more Autechre, one more black metal album, some Chelsea Wolfe album, and that 6½h long project in six stages... I seem to have forgotten the name... forgive my carelessness...
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?


Well here he is skidded out onto the Zone like a planchette on a Ouija board, and what shows up inside the empty circle in his brain might string together into a message, might not, he'll just have to see.

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » December 26th, 2019, 12:44 am

Carmel1379 wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 12:32 am
Wonder if another Death Grips album comes on; if I had to guess it would be 'Niggas on the Moon' (since you listed 'Jenny Death' separately) or 'Exmilitary'. I also predict one more Autechre, one more black metal album, some Chelsea Wolfe album, and that 6½h long project in six stages... I seem to have forgotten the name... forgive my carelessness...
Holy shit all except one are right.

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Post by funkybusiness » December 26th, 2019, 5:02 am

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
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19. 核P-Model [Kaku P-Model] - 回=回 (Kai=Kai) (2018)
Electro-Industrial Pop
This is Susumu Hirasawa btw
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woahwoahwoahwoah what? This was completely off my radar and I love Susumu.

Great list so far, lots of interesting stuff. I figured Andy Stott would be higher. I've been listening to his albums a lot the last couple weeks because that new EP came out and I was like "yeah this is good but it's not the albums". hopefully that 2020 album release is a. near and b. excellent.

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