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psychEsonic snapshot a la 2021

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

Hellohihey! Me llamo Maxwell aka MaDMaX aka MDMX and I review music for Swampwoofer's Deep State Audio blog and the ART ERA blog. Over the last 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 420 musical releases (all from 2021) and was quite challenging, not only to my attention span and production knowledge, but also to my notions of culture, time, and genre/style. I wanted to share these discoveries with YOU while utilizing a critical lens and yet remaining constructive to our loving community. To do so, I have compiled a list of my favorite LPs and EPs from all of 2021. I call this psychedelic electronic sonic snapshot my psychEsonic snapshot a la 2021...Enjoy!




top LPs a la 2021 ~

  1. Amon Tobin ~ How Do You Live

  2. Carbon Based Lifeforms ~ Stochastic

  3. Silkie ~ Panorama

  4. AES DANA ~ (a) period.

  5. Hudson Lee ~ Reflex Angle

  6. Mr. Bill ~ Phantasmagoria

  7. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra ~ Promises

  8. EMOG ~ Solaris

  9. Nils Frahm & F.S. Blumm ~ 2X1=4

  10. Cosmic Touch ~ Nirvana

  11. Genesis Owusu ~ Smiling With No Teeth

  12. Zebbler Encanti Experience ~ Syncorswim

  13. The Glitch Wizard ~ Platonically Planetary

  14. Emancipator & Asher Fulero ~ Dab Records Volume One

  15. Advanced Suite ~ Cruzin

  16. Jackson Hale ~ Solitaire

  17. Echosphere ~ Omni Fluctuations

  18. Evil Oil Man ~ Cephalopodia

  19. Entangled Mind ~ Eternal Motion

  20. Current Value ~ The All Attracting

  21. Hoopy Frood ~ Affirmations

  22. Entheogenic ~ Meltwater Pulse 1B

  23. Psybur ~ Psybur Space

  24. Illusive Tuna ~ Stelliferous Era

  25. CharlestheFirst ~ SOLUS

  26. Lo.Renzo & Imran ~ Journey of Joy

  27. Liquid Bloom & Poranguí ~ Kuya Sessions: Cura

  28. Gladkill ~ Ossuary

  29. Advanced Suite ~ Every Actuality

  30. Gumi ~ Underwater

  31. Global Koma ~ Komorebi

  32. Liquid Bloom & PERE ~ Afar

  33. yunis ~ Amber

  34. Electrypnose ~ Crooked House

  35. Arcturus ~ Gateway

  36. DROPLITZ ~ Urban Overgrown

  37. Steve Roach ~ Dynamic Stillness

  38. DROPLITZ ~ Earthienz

  39. Stratusphere ~ Beyond The Darkness

  40. Zero Cult ~ Eclectica

  41. JPEGMAFIA ~ LP!

  42. TRAKA ~ Maktub

  43. Tash Sultana ~ Terra Firma

  44. Freddy Todd ~ Moonflavours II

  45. Polygon Rainbow ~ Stories of Ambiguity

  46. Ishq ~ Qutb

  47. Truth ~ Acceptance

  48. Kuni & Scionaugh ~ Plasmogamy

  49. ill.Gates ~ The Arrival

  50. Panda On The Bamboo Tree ~ Expansion Of Peace




 
 
 


top EPs a la 2021 ~

  1. Tipper ~ Insolito

  2. Arcturus ~ Ineffable

  3. Spoonbill ~ Ultraniche

  4. Max Cooper ~ Maps

  5. ENiGMA Dubz ~ DUPLOC050

  6. FORM NULL ~ YOU ARE HERE

  7. voljum ~ Dayscapes

  8. Aedem ~ Aquarelle

  9. woulg ~ Bubblegum

  10. d:enigma ~ virtual self

  11. Emancipator, Rena Jones & Flowerpulse ~ Xylem

  12. Aagentah ~ From Empire

  13. Mindex ~ Body Language

  14. Monty ~ F4DE

  15. Resonant Language ~ Gut Wrench

  16. relativity lounge ~ recoil

  17. Flintwick ~ Squandered

  18. Of The Trees ~ The Tale of Elegos

  19. Slaycub ~ Visceral Planet

  20. Clearlight & Owl ~ Red Clouds

  21. Secret Recipe ~ Mind Overload

  22. Psybur ~ Radical Roots

  23. Hypho ~ Sufferin'

  24. Indigo Spirit ~ I Rest My Base

  25. Toadface ~ Tides

  26. Monkey Mind ~ Exotica

  27. Androcell ~ Fib

  28. Substrada ~ Daka

  29. Hedflux ~ Diving Deep

  30. relativity lounge ~ desultory

  31. Sylph ~ Snakeskin

  32. relativity lounge ~ feral

  33. Formidable Vegetable ~ Garbage Guts

  34. Thought Process ~ Collapse in Real Time

  35. Gaddy ~ Flood Zone

  36. Ecoteric ~ Zenesis

  37. Lab Rat ~ Changes

  38. Land Switcher ~ West Home

  39. m-cubed ~ Dirt Magnet

  40. Tribal Alchemy ~ The Path of the Warrior

  41. International Observer ~ Mink

  42. Supertask ~ Captcha

  43. Advanced Suite ~ So Far So Good

  44. Asabove ~ Eat Prey Dub

  45. Chmura ~ Divergence

  46. Comisar ~ Looking Inward

  47. Zonra ~ Square One

  48. International Observer ~ Bat

  49. Tsuruda ~ Migi

  50. Yoofee ~ Wings

  51. Pixsol ~ Fracture

  52. Felix Ando ~ New Morning

  53. Substrada ~ Whale Dance

  54. Yoofee ~ Seek & Move

  55. Dillard ~ Afterlife

  56. ENiGMA Dubz ~ The Cosmos

  57. Spaceship Earth ~ Being Reborn

  58. Oxossi ~ Empty Kisses

  59. Substrada ~ Eerie Lab

  60. jordnmoody ~ Inhibitions

  61. Vorso ~ Full Tilt

  62. cHLL sMTH ~ cHLL sMTH Vol. 2

  63. Neyana ~ Emergence

  64. Tabula Rasa ~ Volor

  65. Mungk ~ DUPLOC041

  66. NotLö ~ Speakeasy

  67. Ivy Lab ~ NOVV / NASDAQ

  68. MYTHM ~ Crooks

  69. CloZee ~ Nouvelle Era

  70. Templo ~ Turbo Digital

  71. Darklord Gob ~ Realm of Forms

  72. Staunch ~ Tappin' Out

  73. The Polish Ambassador ~ The Polish Ambassador To Space

  74. Yoofee ~ Fragments

  75. Zebbler Encanti Experience ~ Back 2 Tha Function

  76. Supertask ~ Melt

  77. Aagentah ~ Breathin' Space

  78. jonteal ~ Cosmic Biome

  79. Toadface ~ Residue

  80. Ternion Sound ~ Illusory Countours

  81. Beatroots ~ Forward

  82. Emancipator & Cloudchord ~ Citrus Fever Dream

  83. Omnist ~ Eyes Wide

  84. Bleep Bloop ~ Revenge

  85. Futexture ~ Underground

  86. Dillard ~ Unfolding

  87. Shankara ~ System Echoes





top Compilations a la 2021 ~

  1. Outtalectuals ~ Liminal Lore

  2. Zen Baboon ~ Complete II

  3. UnityVerse & Visionary Shamanics ~ Unified Visions

  4. LOUD ~ Sofa Remixes

  5. Universal Tribe ~ Subspecies 2

  6. The Polish Ambassador ~ Time's Running In (The Remixes)

  7. Twisted Sibling ~ The Summoning [Remixed]

  8. Hibernation ~ Glitch Jazz, Vol. 1

  9. The Rust & Saeiound ~ Angles of Incidence

  10. Behind The Sky ~ Matters Of The Heart

  11. Odyzey ~ Muzique, Vol. 1

  12. Mindspring ~ Conflux



top Tunes a la 2021 ~

  1. Tipper ~ C'est La VIP

  2. EarthCry & Lavender Fields ~ Oneiro

  3. Zebbler Encanti Experience ft. Dan Mulqueen ~ A Fixed Point In Motion

  4. Spoonbill ~ Bushwrangle

  5. Of The Trees & Sophie Marks ~ Windhorse

  6. Amon Tobin ~ Now Future

  7. Zonra ~ Immolation

  8. Arcturus ~ Foreign Tongues

  9. Mr. Bill ~ Pleasure Seeker

  10. CharlestheFirst ft. kLL sMTH ~ The Undoing

  11. Evil Oil Man ~ Dub Face

  12. Entangled Mind ft. Collective Disparity & Aubrey Shea ~ Life (Entangled Mind Remix)

  13. yunis ft. Julo ~ Platzangst

  14. Echosphere ~ Celestial Twerk

  15. Shades ~ The Corruption

  16. Bwoy De Bhajan~ Mannequin Disorder

  17. The Widdler ~ Triton

  18. Freddy Todd ~ Tartarian Nights

  19. CloZee & Jead ~ Please Come Home

  20. Darklord Gob ~ Red Scale

  21. Hudson Lee ft. Frequent ~ Reflex Angle

  22. Ott ft. LOUD ~ Subinya (Ott Remix)

  23. Gone Gone Beyond ~ Riptide

  24. Silkie ~ Pyrrhic Victory

  25. Advanced Suite ~ Steady Supply Please

  26. Insta Coffee Beats ~ Summer Breeze

  27. Bluetech ft. Steve Moore ~ Gutter Talk (Bluetech Remix)



peace & one love

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