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Listed and counted all Nominations in this Thread. There were a total of 926 Votes over 715 Unique Nominations. Link to Google Sheets Document So without further ado: WATMM Best Music Release of

obviously https://clowncore.bandcamp.com/album/van  

Digitonal - Set The Weather Fair (Just Music) Sunwarper & Cpektir - Lunar Ghosts (Audionautic) Halt - Memory Fields (Erbium) Monolake - Archaeopteryx (Imbalance Computer Music) M-Seq - Metablast (

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Going to add SLUGBUG -'0xBAADF00D' to my list. Fucking weird album.

 

It snuck in at the last minute.

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46 minutes ago, Braintree said:

Going to add SLUGBUG -'0xBAADF00D' to my list. Fucking weird album.

 

It snuck in at the last minute.

The dude who made this is Paul D. Millar.  Almost same name as DJ Spooky the illbient kid?

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Ok, let's see.. This has some EPs also but I guess there's no separate thread for them.

Lol, I guess Ctrl-Enter automatically posts. List coming in the next post.

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Autechre - SIGN

Autechre - PLUS

Autechre - AE_LIVE 2016/2018

The Night Monitor - Spacemen Mystery of the Terror Triangle

The Wyrding Module - Electronic Tonalities for the Subjugation of Parasitic Psychical Entities

Mong Tong - Corps of Light

Mong Tong - Mystery

The Orb - Auntie Aubrey's Excursions Beyond the Call of Duty Part 3

Versalife - Cosmic Language EP

The Gaslamp Killer - Heart Math

The Fear Ratio - They Can't Be Saved

Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello

Legowelt - Pancakes with Mist

DJ Python - Mas Amable

Konx-Om-Pax - Astronomical Objects

Biosphere - Dropsonde Reissue (This is like twice the length of the original so including here..)

Anunaku - Stargate EP

Alva Noto - Xerrox vol. 4

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On 11/22/2020 at 10:59 PM, dcom said:

Digitonal - Set The Weather Fair (Just Music)
Sunwarper & Cpektir - Lunar Ghosts (Audionautic)
Halt - Memory Fields (Erbium)
Monolake - Archaeopteryx (Imbalance Computer Music)
M-Seq - Metablast (self-released)
RT759 - Pentagon (self-released)
LoFi Freq - Lost In The Wires (Detroit Underground)
Faex Optim - Let's Pretend (self-released)
Cpektir - Lights In Permanence (self-released)
Arsonist Recorder - untitled (Diffuse Reality)
Autechre - Sign & Plus (Warp)
Morphology - Horta Proxima (FireScope)
Kirk Degiorgio - Selected Rarities Vol. 1 & 2 (Applied Rhythmic Technology)
Holon - Experiments Against Reality (Subatomic Audio)
The Droid - Execute (Specimen)
Stazma - Shapeshifter (Concrete Collage)
V/A - Decima Circuits: Cottage Industries 10 (Neo Ouija)
PBS73 - Super Electric Voyage (Magic Square)
Blaen - #3 (Welsh Modular Alliance)
rRine - Eaciv+ (Touched 2020 re-release with extra tracks)
Jerry La Flim - Just Connect (Concrete Collage)
Boris Divider - Generative Operations 1 & 2 (Drivecom - actually two EPs, but it should be an album)
Conforce - Manifold (20/20 Vision)
Cpektir & Survey Channel - Myriagon Atlas (self-released)
MTCH - SKLPTOR (Kaer'Uiks)
Regis - Hidden In This Is The Light That You Miss (Downwards)
Shifted - The Dirt In Our Hands (Avian)
Carbinax - Gone To Ground (self-released)
State Azure - Pictures From A Distant Time (self-released)
Steven Rutter & Bryonii - Starcrossed (FireScope)
Keiss - Urban Utopia (Touched Revolutions)
Max Richter - Voices (Decca)
Survey Channel - Along The Wind Spear (self-released)
Rødhåd - MOOD (WSNWG)
Darren Nye - A Vision Organically Modified + Remixes (Childhood Intelligence)
Cult48 - Catalog 1 (self-released)
Underworld - Drift Series Complete (Caroline)
Soundex Phonetic - Over & Out (Body Control)
Ital Tek - Outland (Planet Mu)
The Fear Ratio - They Can't Be Saved (Skam)
Silicon Scally - Crushed (self-released)
Buspin Jieber - V.H.S. Volcanic / Harmonic / Sounds (Touched)
Electric Rescue - Esquisse du Nouveau Monde (Skryptöm)
Carl Finlow - Apparatus (20/20 Vision)
The OST - S/T (self-released)
Adam Jay - Inoperable Data (Detroit Underground)
Chromatics - Closer To Grey (Italians Do It Better)
V/A - Music For The Other People Place Part 1 (Fundamental)
Undiagnosed - We Are (WéMé)
Sleeparchive - Trust (Tresor)
Sinner DC - If I Could Only Hear The Sound Of The Waves Again (Ai)
V/A - Time Capsule: 6th 808 Box (Fundamental)
Obergman - Angular Momentum (Furthur Electronix)
 

Addendum: more compilations and some late releases.

V/A - ISSXI.I-X (In Silent Series)
V/A - 5Y (47)
The OST - Per Manum (self-released)
Holon - Nothing But Stardust (Subatomic Audio)
V/A - Myriad Alias: Myriagon Atlas Remixed (self-released)
V/A - Found Sound 2 (Touched)
V/A - Defend Your Planet (Avoidant)
Paul Hierophant - Utopian Dystopias Part Three (Exalt)
Russ Gabriel - Ancestors & Aurology (Exalt)
V/A - 005 (Touched Electronix)
V/A - XVI (Urban Connections)
V/A - Yfory (E.L.M.Collective)
V/A - Saciar (Kahvi)
State Azure - Snow Drift (self-released)
Mod ^ Telepathy - MoT^-eR : 32_ DF^M (Schematic)

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Top Albums:
Lorenzo Senni - Scacco Matto
Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic

Honorable Mentions:
Roleplay - The Panther
Bibio - Sleep on the Wing
Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini - Illusion of Time
Squarepusher - Be Up a Hello / Lamental EP
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

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19 minutes ago, dcom said:

Addendum: more compilations and some late releases.

V/A - ISSXI.I-X (In Silent Series)
V/A - 5Y (47)
The OST - Per Manum (self-released)
Holon - Nothing But Stardust (Subatomic Audio)
V/A - Myriad Alias: Myriagon Atlas Remixed (self-released)
V/A - Found Sound 2 (Touched)
V/A - Defend Your Planet (Avoidant)
Paul Hierophant - Utopian Dystopias Part Three (Exalt)
Russ Gabriel - Ancestors & Aurology (Exalt)
V/A - 005 (Touched Electronix)
V/A - XVI (Urban Connections)
V/A - Yfory (E.L.M.Collective)
V/A - Saciar (Kahvi)
State Azure - Snow Drift (self-released)
Mod ^ Telepathy - MoT^-eR : 32_ DF^M (Schematic)

Those Russ Gabriel albums are so good.

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Those are the one i listened to the most and that stuck with me.

 

 

SIGN- Autechre

Be up a Hello - Squarepusher
Promethean Plunder - Roel Funcken
L'eau par la soif - Feu Saint-Antoine

 

 

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I have something controversial tot say. I haven't returned to sign or plus since they released. Idk, even though i put them on my fav albums of 2020 list it doesn't sit right with me. 

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T1.  Arthur - Hair of the Dog

T1.  Kate NV - Room for the Moon

3.  Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle

4.  Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now

5.  Andy Shauf - The Neon Skyline

6.  Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

7.  Beatrice Dillon - Workaround 

8.  DJ Python - Mas Amable

9.  The Weeknd - After Hours

10.  Eartheater - Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin

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Horse Lords - The Common Task

Jam City - Pillowland

Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure

Oliver Coates - skins n slime

Yves Tumor - Heaven To A Tortured Mind

 

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On 1/3/2021 at 3:22 PM, dcom said:

Addendum: more compilations and some late releases.

V/A - ISSXI.I-X (In Silent Series)
V/A - 5Y (47)
The OST - Per Manum (self-released)
Holon - Nothing But Stardust (Subatomic Audio)
V/A - Myriad Alias: Myriagon Atlas Remixed (self-released)
V/A - Found Sound 2 (Touched)
V/A - Defend Your Planet (Avoidant)
Paul Hierophant - Utopian Dystopias Part Three (Exalt)
Russ Gabriel - Ancestors & Aurology (Exalt)
V/A - 005 (Touched Electronix)
V/A - XVI (Urban Connections)
V/A - Yfory (E.L.M.Collective)
V/A - Saciar (Kahvi)
State Azure - Snow Drift (self-released)
Mod ^ Telepathy - MoT^-eR : 32_ DF^M (Schematic)

5 of those with artwork by me, made me smile. Glad someone has mentioned the Paul Heirophant release, love it

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3 minutes ago, BUNKUM said:

5 of those with artwork by me, made me smile

Your design make everything I like even better.

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26 minutes ago, dcom said:

Your design make everything I like even better.

You charmer

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13 minutes ago, BUNKUM said:

You charmer

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more, say no more - I have many of your t-shirts, too, they're brilliant.

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On 1/5/2021 at 6:17 AM, thumbass said:

I have something controversial tot say. I haven't returned to sign or plus since they released. Idk, even though i put them on my fav albums of 2020 list it doesn't sit right with me. 

Ae's music has been like this for me since Quaristice. It's music I admire more than I enjoy.

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Listed and counted all Nominations in this Thread.
There were a total of 926 Votes over 715 Unique Nominations.
Link to Google Sheets Document
So without further ado:

WATMM Best Music Release of the Year 2020 / WATMM Album of the Year 2020

(DuckDuckGo search links included)

41 - Autechre - SIGN, PLUS

17 - Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello

12 - Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

8 - Monolake - Archaeopteryx

8 - dgoHn - Undesignated Proximate

8 - Morphology - Horta Proxima

7 - Autechre - AE_LIVE 2016/2018 (Live)

7 - Actress - Karma and Desire

6 - Hum - Inlet

6 - Nicolas Jaar (Against All Logic) - 2017-2019

6 - Synalegg - Beating the Odds

6 - Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini - Illusion Of Time

6 - Kruder and Dorfmeister - 1995

6 - Rian Treanor - File Under UK Metaplasm

5 - Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol. 4

5 - Andrea - Ritorno

5 - DJ Python - Mas Amable

5 - Atom™ - <3

5 - Deftones - Ohms

5 - Machinedrum - A View of U

5 - Shinichi Atobe - Yes

5 - The Fear Ratio - They Can't Be Saved

4 - Beatrice Dillon - Workaround

4 - Daniel Avery - Love + Light

4 - Domenique Dumont - People On Sunday

4 - Grischa Lichtenberger - KAMILHAN; il y a péril en la demeure

4 - Luke Vibert (Wagon Christ) - Recepticon

4 - Melted_Self (Melted Self) - Spectral Disorder

4 - Richard Devine - Systik (EP)

4 - Aleksi Perälä - Spectrum 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

4 - Lorenzo Senni - Scacco Matto

4 - Pole - Fading

4 - Yves Tumor - Heaven To A Tortured Mind

3 - Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now

3 - Cindy Lee - What's Tonight To Eternity

3 - CS + Kreme - Snoopy

3 - Deerhoof - Love-Lore

3 - Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans

3 - Gábor Lázár - Source

3 - Grimes - Miss Anthropocene

3 - Jam City - Pillowland

3 - Kate NV - Room For The Moon

3 - Kiln - Astral Welder

3 - Nathan Fake - Blizzards

3 - Nebulo - Parallaxes

3 - Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher

3 - Rafael Anton Irisarri - Peripeteia

3 - Real Estate - The Main Thing

3 - SDEM - ZNS

3 - Shackleton and Wacław Zimpel - Primal Forms

3 - The Future Sound Of London - Cascade 2020 (1993) (Rerelease)

3 - Ulla - Tumbling Towards A Wall

3 - Volruptus - First Contact

3 - William Basinski - Lamentations

3 - Zenker Brothers - Cosmic Transmission

3 - Cylob - 54 Minute Mirage

3 - Darren Nye - A Clear Vision Organically Modified

3 - Fleet Foxes - Shore

3 - ignatius - Bundle Drift (EP)

3 - Ital Tek - Dream Boundary

3 - John Beltran - The Season Series

3 - Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle

3 - K-Lone - Cape Cira

3 - Kettel - Dwingeloo Life Extension

3 - Krust - The Edge Of Everything

3 - Vladislav Delay - Rakka

2 Votes (honorable mentions) (hidden)
 

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2 - 1995 epilepsy - 1995 epilepsy

2 - Andras - Joyful

2 - Arca - Kick I

2 - Asa Tone - Temporary Music

2 - Bibio - Sleep On The Wing

2 - Caribou - Suddenly

2 - Carl Finlow - Apparatus

2 - Chromeo - Quarantine Casanova

2 - Craven Faults - Erratics and Unconformities

2 - Critical Amnesia - Critical Amnesia

2 - Cut Copy - Freeze, Melt

2 - Dan Deacon - Mystic Familiar

2 - DJ Metatron - Loops Of Infinity (A Rave Loveletter)

2 - DuMa - Duma

2 - Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist - Alfredo

2 - George Clanton and Nick Hexum - George Clanton and Nick Hexum

2 - Jerry La Flim - Just Connect

2 - Jodey Kendrick (EDM) - FTP

2 - Jodey Kendrick (EDM) - WTFLOL

2 - Jon Collin and Demdike Stare - Sketches Of Everything

2 - Kassem Mosse (Seltene Erden) - Scorched Erden

2 - Kelpe - Run With the Floating, Weightless Slowness

2 - Legowelt - Pancakes With Mist

2 - Low Budget Aliens - Junk DNA

2 - Luke Abbott - Translate

2 - Matmos - The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form

2 - Minor Science - Second Language

2 - Mr. Bungle - The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo

2 - Nicolas Jaar - Telas

2 - Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together

2 - Paul Hierophant - Utopian Dystopias Part 3

2 - Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately

2 - Pontiac Streator - Triz

2 - Regis - Hidden In This Is The Light That You Miss

2 - Rob Clouth - Zero Point

2 - Roger Eno and Brian Eno - Mixing Colours

2 - Roméo Poirier - Hotel Nota

2 - rRine - Eaciv+ (2005) (Rerelease)

2 - Run The Jewels - RTJ4

2 - Russ Gabriel - Ancestors, Aurology

2 - RX-101 - Serenity

2 - Scanner - An Ascent

2 - Sewerslvt - Draining Love Story

2 - Slikback - ///

2 - Special Guest DJ - Spring, Summer 2020

2 - Squarepusher - Lamental (EP)

2 - Steve Roach - TOMORROW

2 - Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

2 - The Black Dog - Fragments

2 - The Microphones - Microphones in 2020

2 - The Orb - Abolition Of The Royal Familia

2 - The Soft Pink Truth - Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?

2 - Torn Hawk - Here Comes Language

2 - Undiagnosed - We Are (Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4)

2 - Various Artists - Still in my arms (Compilation)

2 - William Tyler - New Vanitas

2 - Wire - Mind Hive

 

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Bit late but these are my personal favourite albums of the year

1. Figueroa (aka. Amon Tobin) - The World As We Know It
2. Wagon Christ - Recepticon
3. Autechre - Onesix
4. Squarepusher - Be Up a Hello
5. Autechre - SIGN & PLUS
6. Daniel Avery - Love + Light
7. Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic
8. John Frusciante - Maya

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