Nice, we need this thread.
I'm 50/50 classical music/IDM listener. exm always comes first today. While some former bigger shots are somewhat confused (Murcof and arts), disappeared (BoC), Fat and Rich (pls 🙂), exm has some pretty consistent quality output, must say I almost every day look into his Bandcamp. I have bought almost all of his stuff, remixes, some music is harder to find, some can only be bought as a whole album.
As whole albums, Llmnt, Modulus and Descent are great. For some reason I have not developed much love for Post Acuem (yet?). And there's his numerous single tracks/1-n track EPs.
I noticed some people mention Meltt. Good track, just not my favourite.
Interesting imo, he's at home @ FL Studio as a DAW.
ODD TIMES is a good recommendation for exm newbies I think.
mabel_i .This track is directly linked with my emotions, not a crazy one, just pure loveliness. My favourite track of 2022. The melody is interesting.The whole EP is massive. ODD TIMES itself is a fun track, I love how he sometimes morphs old styles and other genres to IDM. This one has 80s disco vibes (like the opener of Descent btw) and gets that typical filter and weirdness treatment later on.
As for other styles: E.g., TheFall, that's some kind of Rockn'n'Roll or Rockabilly rhythm.
RedSquare. Best track of 2021. That moment 3:30 ff. directly ascends me to heaven.
MMLXXVII. It's more on the meat side. 00006 is the shit. Guys.
under O. e.p. Raw meat.
exm from 2021, a free track, another disco fun track. Love it.
The latest pas de point EP. Zephin is very accessible and right there for the IDM folks, pas de point song is the highlight. Wonderfully creepy "unrest" in the center part.
Cannot comment on Nonima and Mitoma collabs yet. More listenings needed.
The Descent interview: https://open.spotify.com/episode/41LJ3qMKF7byQl6t7tKMhR
That "destroy track with filters and chaos on half way" thing, I think he did not do that so often recently.
Other track recommendations: Kae (slow transition into darkness), exmcarolfun, exm III IIIIII, 2021, Patterns A... and probably much more.
Of his remixes or VA-releases "Clever Clogs" and "Contra" are very good. 2second interval, fun track.
As for the Heogen albums: More listening needed. Opener of the recent album is a great tune.
1.5 days of music without Heogen, 276 tracks, may be some dupes in there: