2020 has been a great year for electronica - maybe it's because it's often made by individuals alone and in isolation, something a lot of people experienced this year. Here is my pick of the best releases.
1. Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song
A brilliant mix of throbbing instrumentals and gentler vocal tracks, plus you won't find a better combination of Welsh legends than Michael Sheen being in the video for 'Corner Of My Sky', the track which features John Cale.
2. Caribou - Suddenly
The fifth album from Dan Snaith's Caribou is the best yet.
3. Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans
Totally uplifting and warm dance vibes.
4. Rival Consoles - Articulation
6 tracks of pure quality from Ryan West
5. Romare - Home
Another artist who just keeps getting better and better.
6. Darkstar - Civic Jams
A very personal and warm album from the duo.
7. Daniel Avery - Love + Light
An album recorded and released quickly during lockdown, with 2 distinct personalities - throbbing techno and ambient headscapes.
8. Against All Logic - 2017-2019
Another great collection from Nicolas Jaar.
9. Nathan Fake - Blizzards
A great slice of chunky electronica.
10. Luke Abbott - Translate
Modular synth loveliness from the depths of Norfolk.