Best albums of 2018 by Electronic Avantgardeposting

09. Rosalía – El mal querer

Rosalía's El mal querer album cover

The narrative of the album, articulated through eleven “chapters”, together with Rosalía’s talent, makes it a certain success, and a certain challenger for AOTY.

By Carlo Casentini

08. Objekt – Cocoon Crush

Objekt's Cocoon Crush album cover

In Cocoon Crush there is no space for the dualism between darkness and light, good and evil: it amazingly portrays an extraterrestrial nature, the birth of an alien life, a greenhouse on a spaceship.

By Carlo Casentini

07. Varg – Nordic Flora Series Pt. 5: Crush

Varg's Nordic Flora Series Pt. 5: Crush album cover

With this last chapter of the Nordic Flora Series Varg creates a stunning portrait of the state of confusion that comes after a breakup with the rush of blood, the sadness and the flowing of memories that usually come with it.

By Michele Sinatti

06. Tim Hecker – Konoyo

Tim Hecker's Konoyo album cover

Not as accessible as its predecessors, it may take multiple listens to get lost into this solemn, free-floating sonic temple. But once you reach that point and let the music take you to a higher realm, you’ll never want to come back on earth again.

By Lorenzo Montefinese

05. Vessel – Queen of Golden Dogs

Vessel's Queen of Golden Dogs album cover

As Vessel himself said, this record “is an exploration of living a life devoted to uncertainty, curiosity and change”. I dare to say it’s also a merging of worlds, a whole new organic creature that broadens the horizons of musical, aesthetical and conceptual possibilities.

By Lorenzo Montefinese

04. Skee Mask – Compro

Skee Mask's Compro album cover

One of the most magnetic and ethereal releases of the year able to weight majestically every element in a minimalistic symbiosis and leading towards new horizons without regretting the past.

By Thomas Borgogni

03. Amnesia Scanner – Another Life

Amnesia Scanner's Another Life album cover

This album is a must listen whether you’re a cryptoclubber wannabe curious of what the future of clubbing might sound like or you’re just a normal individual looking for something different to rave on.

By Margherita Rho

02. Yves Tumor – Safe in the Hands of Love

Yves Tumor's Safe in the Hands of Love album cover

The one word to summarize this entire record is ‘cathartic’. It makes you be part of Yves Tumor’s tortured soul, scrambling across unstable rocks, and eventually coming back to life when the music abruptly stops at the end of “Let the lioness in you flow freely”.

By Lorenzo Montefinese

01. SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES

The once underground PC Music legend has gone a long way publishing a forward thinking Avantgarde pop gem that sets a new level for future generations of radio friendly experimental sounds.

By Thomas Borgogni

 

 

Editor Picks

Andrea Alfieri

A.A.L. – 2012-2017
Gábor Lázár – Unfold
Kai Whiston – Kai Whiston Bitch
Objekt – Coocon Crush
Rival Consoles – Persona
Sega Bodega – self*care
Skee Mask – Compro
SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
Steve Hauschildt – Dissolvi
Toxe – Blinks

Carlo Casentini

Aïsha Devi – DNA Feelings
Amnesia Skanner – Another Life
Bad Gyal – Worldwide Angel
Eartheater – Irisiri
Jlin – Autobiography
Kelman Duran – 13th Month
Rival Console – Persona
Sega Bodega – Self*care
Skee Mask – Compro
SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES

Francesco Cellino

Aphex Twin – Collapse EP
Colin Self – Siblings
Earthier – IRISIRI
Fire-Toolzr – Skinless X-1
Kelly Moran – Ultraviolet
Klein – cc EP
Lotic – Power
SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
TOMM¥ €A$H – ¥€$
Vessel – Queen of Golden Dogs

Giorgio Maali

33EMYBW – Golem
Galen Tipton – nightbath
Iglooghost – Clear Tamei
Kai Whiston – Kai Whiston Bitch
Kelman Duran – 13th Month
Machine Girl – The Ugly Art
Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman
Puce Mary – The Drought
Skee Mask – Compro
Vessel – Queen of Golden Dogs

Lorenzo Montefinese

Amnesia Scanner – Another Life
Gabor Lazar – Unfold
Kelman Duran – 13th Month
Oneohtrix Point Never – Age Of
Tim Hecker – Konoyo
Tirzah – Devotion
Vessel – Queen of Golden Dogs
Vril – Anima Mundi
Yves Tumor – Safe in the Hands of Love
Yona – C

Margherita Rho

Amnesia Scanner – Another Life
Capibara – Omnia
Dinamarca – Sol De Mi Vida
Eartheater – Irisiri
Kelman Duran – 13th Month
Machine Girl – The Ugly Art
Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman
Sega Bodega – Self*care
SOPHIE – Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
TOMM¥ €A$H – ¥€$

Michele Sinatti

Aïsha Devi – DNA Feelings
DÆMON – ÆOS
Jlin – Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography)
Oklou – The Rite Of May
sega bodega – self*care
SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
Toxe – Blinks
Varg – Nordic Flora Series Pt. 5: Crush
Vessel  – Queen of Golden Dogs
Yona – C

Thomas Borgogni

Aïsha Devi – DNA Feelings
Bamba Pana – Poaa
Barker – Debiasing
Dinamarca – Sol De Mi Vida
Mechatok – All My Time
Quirke – Whities 015
SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
Toxe – Blinks
Xzavier Stone – Thirst
Zuli – Terminal

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