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1991

Regulate

1991

Regulate

Intangibly emotive ambient techno from Gothenburg's yung talent. Gets us every time

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Three Legged Race

Persuasive Barrier

Three Legged Race

Persuasive Barrier

Oram-esque pulses and arcade machine malfunctions on this excellent Spectrum Spool.

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Group Rhoda

Fire

Group Rhoda

Fire

Perfected Casio pop somewhere between classic Le Disques du Crepsecule and Heatsick.

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No UFO s

Pigeon Park at 4:07 AM

No UFO s

Pigeon Park at 4:07 AM

Slowed down and fractured House mutations from No UFO's.

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IKE YARD

Loss (Regis version)

IKE YARD

Loss (Regis version)

Post punk legends remixed by techno demigod. Everybody loves a bit of this

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BOLA

ITAL's Bola Megamix

BOLA

ITAL's Bola Megamix

He released two unique albums in 2012, but this is our favourite Ital cut of the year

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Russian Tsarlag

Large Faces

Russian Tsarlag

Large Faces

Sparkling lo-fi business somewhere between early Sebadoh and Ducktails...

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Laurel Halo

Carcass

Laurel Halo

Carcass

Ina Cube plants the seeds of future pop expression. Feels unreal...

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Lorenzo Senni

Digital 'ˆž Tzunami

Lorenzo Senni

Digital 'ˆž Tzunami

A computerised Italian dude taking inspiration from classic late '90s trance, touch the lazers!

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Madalyn Merkey

Nexus

Madalyn Merkey

Nexus

Deliciously synaesthetic new age ambience. Addictively trippy

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GNOD

Shitting Through The Eye Of A Needle In A Haystack

GNOD

Shitting Through The Eye Of A Needle In A Haystack

Manchester's notorious psych unit incorporate electronics to bracing, compelling effect

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Holly Herndon

Fade

Holly Herndon

Fade

Sensual, sophisticated electro-trance meets avant-garde computer and vocal processing. Just wow, really

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Samantha Glass

Return To The Sky (Part III)

Samantha Glass

Return To The Sky (Part III)

Darkened late-night lounge and shoegaze collide...

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Rob Lowe

M'Bondo

Rob Lowe

M'Bondo

The man from Lichens and Om charts bold new territory in modular dub psychedelia

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This time on 14tracks:

“The Best of 2012: Part Three”

This 3rd part of our annual round-up checks a spectrum of lushly melodic and heavy psychedelic electronics orbiting the dimensions of 4.1 world ambient, trance techno, psyche-dub and those hard-to-place integers that don't have a name yet. At one extreme we find Gnod calling for drum machine reinforcements on the psychoactive epic 'Shitting Through The Eye Of A Needle In A Haystack', and at the other Lorenzo Senni's breathless ascendance, 'Digital '√ı Tzunami' - ostensibly hailing from different spheres, yet with similarly transcendent ideals. Within that imagined space between, Laurel Halo's incredible, Æ-esque 'Carcass' was a regular in our playlists, while Rob Lowe aka Lichens astonished with the off-planet electro-dub of 'M'Bondo', which strangely shared something in common with Regis's optimised Ike Yard remix. Meanwhile, Holly Herndon dazzled with the hi-tech trancer 'Fade' - possibly the most obvious, yet gratifying cut from a hugely diverse debut LP - and our hearts were repeatedly melted by the subtle beauty of 1991's debut album. Our favourite ambient bits of the year came from Madalyn Merkey with the fluttering bliss of her 'Scent' LP, while Ital's remix for Awesome Tapes From Africa blurred the borders between Afro-futurism and lo-fi electronics with terrifically individual results.

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