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PSYCHeSONiC SNaPSHoT a la 2022

Updated: Jan 29, 2023

Hellohihey! Me llamo Maxwell aka MaDMaX aka MDMX and I find myself quite keen on music that tickles mi noggin in a psychedelic way. Over the past year, from my cultural island dubbed the Black Hills of South Dakota, I scoured the internet for sonic reverberations that resonated with my soul, altered my expectations, moved my body, and invigorated my mind. This journey traversed over 1,420 musical releases (all from 2022) and was equal parts meditating and challenging, not only to my attention span and production knowledge, but also to my philosophical notions of culture, time, genre, style, and aesthetics. I wanted to share these discoveries with YOU while utilizing a critical lens and yet remaining constructive to our loving community. In order to show my eternal gratitude for the wonderful global electronic music scene, I have compiled a list of my favorite LPs and EPs from all of 2022. I call this psychedelic electronic sonic snapshot my PSYCHeSONiC SNaPSHoT a la 2022.....Enjoy!





quality LPs a la 2022 ~


2. Tipper ~ Marble Hunting

3. smilk ~ nextome

4. Dubnotic ~ Neurogenesis

5. Sintese ~ Aurora

6. Ryanosaurus ~ Vivid Transmigrations

7. SHADES ~ From a Vein

8. Mindex ~ The Art of Distortion

9. Max Cooper ~ Unspoken Words

10. EMOG ~ Lucid Dreams

11. Vallou ~ Mystic Choices

12. Emancipator & LAPA ~ 11th Orbit

14. Ekorce ~ Latibule

15. EurythmY ~ Mental Rotation

16. Enei ~ Humans

17. Gene Keys, Entheo & Phutureprimitive ~ Living Wisdom, Vol. 2

19. Somatoast ~ Creation is Creation

20. Dorian Concept ~ What We Do For Others

21. Samuel Wexler ~ KAN

22. Zonra & Jackson Hale ~ Time Is A Tool

23. Bengal Sound ~ Culture Clash III

24. Nils Frahm ~ Music For Animals

25. Tristan de Liège ~ Refractions

26. EMOG ~ 4th Dimension

27. Rumpistol ~ Isola

28. TRAKA ~ MONSTAS

29. wAgAwAgA ~ Kahuranglin

30. pole ~ Tempus

31. Jean-Michel Jarre ~ OXYMORE

32. Current Value ~ Platinum Scatter

33. Visages ~ From Lead To Gold

34. Chill Qin ~ The Poem For All Beings

35. Ott ~ Heads






36. IMANU ~ Unfold

37. Nomine & Youngsta ~ Ascension

38. Vale-Smith ~ Coruscate

39. Dirtwire ~ Embers

40. Mahadev Cometo ~ Taj Mahal Mafia

41. Basura ~ For Owen pt.1

42. Balancé ~ CUME

43. Kaya Project ~ Defiance

44. ipso ~ Abyss

45. Daniel Bachman ~ Almanac Behind

46. F.S. BLUMM ~ Kiss Dance Kiss

47. Arutani ~ Intertwined

48. Patricia Taxxon ~ Visiting Narcissa

49. Headroom ~ Acid Trip Advisor

50. NOISIA ~ Closer

52. Kami-O ~ Veiled

53. LSN ~ Misuse of Power

54. LuSiD ~ Recipe for a Bad Time

55. Tanya Tagaq ~ Tongues

56. Anthony Rother ~ AI SPACE

57. Plaid ~ Feorm Falorx

58. ZZY ~ Transmutation

59. Solar Fields ~ Formations

60. Jam Thieves ~ Blue House Album

61. Elberg ~ Play

62. Roza Terenzi & D. Tiffany ~ Edge Of Innocence

63. SunSquabi ~ Arise

64. Soulular ~ MindViews Vol. 1

65. Sunda Arc ~ Night Lands

66. Youthie ~ The Roots Explorers

67. Pete Ardron ~ Butterfly Tree

68. DJ Qbert ~ Next Cosmos

69. AES Dana & Lauge ~ Terrene

70. Dominic Voz ~ Right To The City

71. Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin ~ Ali

72. Burial ~ ANTIDAWN

73. Steve Roach ~ What Remains

74. Kwali Kumara & Pete Ardron ~ Elemental Temple (Part One)

75. Rukirek ~ Elsewhere

76. DubDiggerz ~ 11

77. Vale-Smith ~ Rekindle

78. Giyo ~ Sleepwalker 2.0

79. Terrafractyl ~ Squares Within Squares

80. Noodreem ~ Temple Of Sonic Peace

81. Hang Massive & Bleecker ~ Radius

82. Poranguí & Liquid Bloom ~ Kuya Sessions: Samadhi

83. Ishq ~ Interzone

84. Derek Bailey ~ Domestic Jungle

85. Indigo Egg ~ Hyperion





 
 
 



quality EPs a la 2022 ~


1. Symbolico ~ Expressence

2. Zonra & Cnopes ~ Butter Cutter

3. G JONES ~ ILLUSORY TRACKS

4. Le Comte Champêtre ~ Ephemerides

5. Mungk ~ Sanskrit

6. R.A.P. Ferreira ~ 5 to the Eye with Stars

7. Little Snake ~ DRIVING ON ACID

9. Erothyme ~ Dear Earth People

10. Aedem & Translippers ~ Habitat

11. Three Oscillators ~ Season 0 : Light Beings

12. Akoarela ~ Fishing a Dream

13. Kursa ~ Systems

14. Sprocketmoss ~ Hallumakken

15. Red Giant Project ~ Different Now

16. Seppa ~ Elision

17. MantisMash ~ Blisstorted

18. Headland ~ Roamer

19. Mars Massive ~ Dream's Mecanic

20. Secret Recipe ~ Time's Arrow

21. S.Murk ~ Circuitbreaks

22. Kercha ~ Tears Of Russia

23. kLL Bill ~ kLL Bill

24. Nia Archives ~ Forbidden Feelingz

25. relativity lounge ~ ache

26. Man From Sol ~ Bionetworks

27. Jossie Telch ~ The Leaf

28. EMOG ~ Love So Strong

29. Foamplate ~ IMRV033

30. Hebbe ~ Quotha*

31. Mufunka ~ Samsara

32. Commodo ~ Deft 1s

33. Vellum ~ The Trilogy

34. Yellgnatz ~ GENERATION STRANGE

35. Bluetech ~ Octopod Metropolis

36. Kercha ~ The Right To Freedom

37. Elías Merino & Daniel del Río ~ Structures for Wave Field Synthesis

38. Lubelski ~ So Familiar

39. Khiva ~ Phantom Forces

40. Mystic State ~ Gallows

41. Kercha ~ Witness

42. EPROM & G JONES ~ Acid Disk 2

43. STiX ~ Cosmic Ribbits

44. Oxóssi ~ XXX*

45. Mungk ~ Mountain*

46. Distance ~ Vigilance*

47. smth. ~ Crisp*

48. V.I.V.E.K ~ COLOURS

49. Ego Death ~ Imaginative

50. charles nimbus ~ Passage









51. Dublink ~ Melody Makers

52. Snilk ~ Dawn

53. Hugo Massien ~ Fuzzy Logic

54. Dirtwire ~ Ghostcatcher

55. Commodo ~ Mysterious Trax 001

57. Earth Connect ~ Alternate Land

58. Aeon Voyage ~ Energy

59. Maara ~ Goddess Within

60. GRUUVE ~ Beater

61. Breger ~ Arbeiter

62. Mindex ~ Trapped

63. Fowl Play ~ Rebirth

64. Cosmic Touch ~ The Leela

65. Commodo ~ Mysterious Trax 002

67. Daggz ~ The Darkness

69. TRUTH ~ Hypno

70. Toadface ~ From the Earth

72. Ammonite ~ FatherGum

73. Give Me Monaco ~ Inferno

74. Drvg Cvltvre ~ Charred Remains

75. DRRTYWULVS ~ Petrichor

76. Iridian ~ Double Dose

77. Gantz ~ /no/child/of/god

78. Soulular ~ Neon Black

79. J:Kenzo ~ Karthaus

80. Black Barrel ~ 40% Vulgarity

81. Know Matter ~ Fly

82. Comisar ~ Fresh Perspective

83. 5AM ~ Buffering

84. Yellgnatz ~ Motion Offline

85. Audio Goblin ~ Gamer

86. Nala & E.R.N.E.S.T.O. ~ Get Familiar

87. D3XTR ~ PHACES

88. Comisar ~ Calling

89. MALAKAI ~ Breathing Room

90. Dragota ~ The Observer

91. Schmoop ~ Collapse

92. VOLO ~ Convergence

93. Levrige ~ Sickness

94. Koherent ~ Bleep Test

95. Happyslug ~ Obvious Questions

96. Shanghai Doom ~ RITUALS V

97. Khiva ~ Fever

98. Ixsh ~ Flora

100. Malik Faquir ~ Profound

101. ØZ ~ Cosmic Expedition

102. TONERFILT ~ ENC063D

103. DMVU & Finnoh ~ Where Did I Go

104. Kursa ~ In The Distance

105. ZEKE BEATS ~ Vigil

106. Cousin ~ Second Message

107. Faelow ~ Scyphozoa

108. Zero Cult ~ Contemplation

109. Breger ~ Anarchism

110. Nymfo ~ Crush

111. 2phargon ~ Feel A Little Strange

112. Oxóssi ~ Calla Boca

113. Cronyx ~ The Dream Harvester

114. Braek ~ Mutator

115. Yellgnatz ~ Numinous Bonus Tracks

116. Kursa ~ Inside Out

117. BackLeft ~ Tollbooth

118. Krimma ~ Dark Circles

119. Deerskin ~ Facets

120. Shanghai Doom ~ Failed Connections

121. Roadsbeaf ~ Scallywag

122. Vandull ~ Scorpius

123. Zero Theory ~ Duality

124. Master Minded ~ Self Exposing

125. The Librarian ~ miss u

126. Sol Good ~ Eternal

127. Gaddy ~ The Foundation

128. Cloudchord & Ian Ewing ~ Tulips

129. Black Carl! & Saka ~ Rush Hour

130. SUPERCOZI ~ Soleil Bohemia

131. Contra Scandal ~ Panther

132. Cloudchord ~ Sundrop

133. Booka Shade ~ Contour

134. trns_mttr ft. Sayes ~ The Performance Begins

135. Jonah K ~ The Witches

136. Mystic State ~ Stutter

137. Bidl ~ Examine

138. Suduaya ~ Symbiosis Part 3

139. Wessanders ~ El Gringo Hace Cumbia

140. Rydona ~ Fissure & Fracture

141. E S P ~ Audiophile

142. Agent O ~ Movement

143. VEIL ~ NETHERWORLDS

144. Mrtmr ~ Tz'enah Riddim

145. Crow Billiken ~ If I don't have red I use blue

146. Lemurians ~ Eridian

147. Poltergeist ~ Opening The Portal

148. Ranz ~ Foundation

149. Darkai ~ Immortal

150. Whirlin' Merlin ~ Viva La Wobble







 
 
 



quality DPs a la 2022 ~


1. Iterate ~ Buffer

2. Nala & Nikki Nair ~ The World Is Always Ending

4. gyrofield ~ Retinues / Urgency

6. Burial & Four Tet ~ Nova/Moth

7. iyakuh, Jakare & J. Pool ~ Wirikuta

8. Dublink ~ Planet Mars

10. parkbreezy ~ Eventide

11. Aznadel ~ Aznadel

12. Shawn Bernier Music ~ Welcome Home

13. BANkaJI, JAKATTAK & S!R!US BLACK ~ SNACK PACK

14. Mystic State & Substrada ~ Ghost Talk / Tusk

15. Fowl Play ~ Collection

16. Arcane ~ Curse of the Pharaohs

17. Sleep Mode ~ Low Point

18. Cnopes ~ Turas / Seeker

19. MeSo & SAGZ ~ JAWN

20. Mario Tavares ~ Time Moves Slow

21. Dbl Negative ~ Circadian Rhythms

23. causa ~ GTEC + PART2

24. Thing ~ Juke Me Out

25. Cour T. ~ Florestao

26. Distinct Motive ~ Posse

27. Plastic Robots & Underlow ~ Nightmares

28. Khiva & NotLö ~ Swampmonster Remixes!

29. OSO ~ Inertia

30. Ginseng & DRU1D ~ Nearly Lost

31. The Space Cadet ~ Jungle Bruvz / Island of Stability

32. Amritone ~ Matrix Hack

34. Rakjay ~ D-BLK001

35. pathwey ~ Flow State

36. Xakra ~ ENC064D

37. Pressha & drix ~ Umbra

38. !sded ~ Creepin'

39. Alex Jones ~ Them Things

40. Esseks ~ The Uncertain Future

41. Amawalk ~ Inflorescence

42. Darklord Gob ~ Ancient Preset

43. Recording Life ~ Brain Massage

44. IMANU & The Caracal Project ~ Neiges / La Fournaise

45. 5AM Trio ft. Maya Elise ~ Trio Transmissions 2022

46. V.I.V.E.K ~ SOUNDMAN VIP

47. Sinerise & Autonomae ~ Across The Ice / Need 2 Feel

48. Psydell ~ Scavenger

49. Kursa ~ Where Are You

50. Spaces ~ Peripherals

51. Black Carl! & Player Dave ~ Fallen Petal

52. Steve Darko ~ Abyss

53. Marka San ~ Leaf Skeleton

54. Sol Good ~ Witching Hour

55. Ago & Boofy ~ IMRV032

56. MEEN ~ Fruit of Tulum

57. DigitalVagabond ~ Scorpion Walk / Black Site




 
 
 

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