Every year, it takes me at least one additional year to catch up. Aphex Twin and Flying Lotus had big releases in 2014. Here are a few others I didn't notice right away.
  1. Actress - Ghettoville
    There are so many layers of analog fuzz and mysterious circuit magic, it stops being obvious what's a machine and what's organic.
  2. Clark - Clark
    If you like heavy moog indulgence, this album delivers.
  3. Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers
    In which terrifying unintelligible girl voices are overlaid with monolithic drum hits that are too big to fit inside your brain.
  4. Baths - Ocean Death
    More subtle than his older stuff, and just as well crafted.
  5. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
    It's hip hop, but the kind you need acid for.
  6. Gunnar Haslam - Mirrors and Copulation
    Feels like you're peering through cigarette smoke in a sketchy bar in Blade Runner. Takes 20+ minutes to gather its momentum.