• mdmx

psychEsonic snapshot a la 2021

Updated: Mar 2

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. Monty ~ Hit The Lights

  4. R.A.P. Ferreira ~ the Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures

  5. Silkie ~ Panorama

  6. AES DANA ~ (a) period.

  7. Hudson Lee ~ Reflex Angle

  8. Mr. Bill ~ Phantasmagoria

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

  10. EMOG ~ Solaris

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

  12. Cosmic Touch ~ Nirvana

  13. Genesis Owusu ~ Smiling With No Teeth

  14. Zebbler Encanti Experience ~ Syncorswim

  15. The Glitch Wizard ~ Platonically Planetary

  16. Emancipator & Asher Fulero ~ Dab Records Volume One

  17. Advanced Suite ~ Cruzin

  18. Jackson Hale ~ Solitaire

  19. Jon Hopkins ~ Music For Psychedelic Therapy

  20. Echosphere ~ Omni Fluctuations

  21. Evil Oil Man ~ Cephalopodia

  22. Entangled Mind ~ Eternal Motion

  23. Current Value ~ The All Attracting

  24. Hoopy Frood ~ Affirmations

  25. Entheogenic ~ Meltwater Pulse 1B

  26. Psybur ~ Psybur Space

  27. E-Mantra ~ Last Transmission

  28. Illusive Tuna ~ Stelliferous Era

  29. CharlestheFirst ~ SOLUS

  30. Lo.Renzo & Imran ~ Journey of Joy

  31. Øhmar ~ Nothing and Everything

  32. COAM ~ White Figures

  33. Liquid Bloom & Poranguí ~ Kuya Sessions: Cura

  34. Gladkill ~ Ossuary

  35. Advanced Suite ~ Every Actuality

  36. Gumi ~ Underwater

  37. Global Koma ~ Komorebi

  38. DMVU ~ Praise Be Delusion or, The Ripple

  39. BROCKHAMPTON ~ Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine

  40. Liquid Bloom & PERE ~ Afar

  41. yunis ~ Amber

  42. Electrypnose ~ Crooked House

  43. Arcturus ~ Gateway

  44. DROPLITZ ~ Urban Overgrown

  45. Steve Roach ~ Dynamic Stillness

  46. DROPLITZ ~ Earthienz

  47. Stratusphere ~ Beyond The Darkness

  48. Zero Cult ~ Eclectica

  49. JPEGMAFIA ~ LP!

  50. TRAKA ~ Maktub

  51. Tash Sultana ~ Terra Firma

  52. Freddy Todd ~ Moonflavours II

  53. GRiZ ~ Rainbow Brain

  54. Polygon Rainbow ~ Stories of Ambiguity

  55. Ishq ~ Qutb

  56. Truth ~ Acceptance

  57. Kuni & Scionaugh ~ Plasmogamy

  58. ill.Gates ~ The Arrival

  59. Tengri ~ Best Of Chillout

  60. Panda On The Bamboo Tree ~ Expansion Of Peace




 
 
 


top EPs a la 2021 ~

  1. Zonra ~ Hypotheticals II

  2. Tipper ~ Insolito

  3. Arcturus ~ Ineffable

  4. Spoonbill ~ Ultraniche

  5. Max Cooper ~ Maps

  6. ENiGMA Dubz ~ DUPLOC050

  7. Shades ~ The Dance of Death

  8. FORM NULL ~ YOU ARE HERE

  9. voljum ~ Dayscapes

  10. Aedem ~ Aquarelle

  11. woulg ~ Bubblegum

  12. d:enigma ~ virtual self

  13. Emancipator, Rena Jones & Flowerpulse ~ Xylem

  14. Aagentah ~ From Empire

  15. Mindex ~ Body Language

  16. Monty ~ F4DE

  17. Resonant Language ~ Gut Wrench

  18. ÆTERNA ~ INTERNAL · BEYOND

  19. relativity lounge ~ recoil

  20. Flintwick ~ Squandered

  21. Of The Trees ~ The Tale of Elegos

  22. Slaycub ~ Visceral Planet

  23. Shpongle ~ Carnival Of Peculiarities

  24. Clearlight & Owl ~ Red Clouds

  25. Secret Recipe ~ Mind Overload

  26. Psybur ~ Radical Roots

  27. Hypho ~ Sufferin'

  28. Quanta ~ Beyond Projections

  29. Indigo Spirit ~ I Rest My Base

  30. Toadface ~ Tides

  31. Monkey Mind ~ Exotica

  32. Androcell ~ Fib

  33. Substrada ~ Daka

  34. Hedflux ~ Diving Deep

  35. Martins Garden ~ Introspective - Volume One - Quanta

  36. relativity lounge ~ desultory

  37. Sylph ~ Snakeskin

  38. relativity lounge ~ feral

  39. Yaima ~ Earth Trilogy - Two

  40. Formidable Vegetable ~ Garbage Guts

  41. Thought Process ~ Collapse in Real Time

  42. Gaddy ~ Flood Zone

  43. Ecoteric ~ Zenesis

  44. Lab Rat ~ Changes

  45. Land Switcher ~ West Home

  46. m-cubed ~ Dirt Magnet

  47. Tribal Alchemy ~ The Path of the Warrior

  48. International Observer ~ Mink

  49. Supertask ~ Captcha

  50. Advanced Suite ~ So Far So Good

  51. Asabove ~ Eat Prey Dub

  52. Chmura ~ Divergence

  53. Comisar ~ Looking Inward

  54. Zonra ~ Square One

  55. International Observer ~ Bat

  56. Tsuruda ~ Migi

  57. Yoofee ~ Wings

  58. Pixsol ~ Fracture

  59. Felix Ando ~ New Morning

  60. Substrada ~ Whale Dance

  61. Yoofee ~ Seek & Move

  62. Dillard ~ Afterlife

  63. ENiGMA Dubz ~ The Cosmos

  64. Spaceship Earth ~ Being Reborn

  65. Oxossi ~ Empty Kisses

  66. Substrada ~ Eerie Lab

  67. jordnmoody ~ Inhibitions

  68. Vorso ~ Full Tilt

  69. Duffrey ~ Return To Source

  70. cHLL sMTH ~ cHLL sMTH Vol. 2

  71. Neyana ~ Emergence

  72. Tabula Rasa ~ Volor

  73. Tsuruda ~ Prowler/Fragment

  74. Cicada ~ Symbiotic Permutations

  75. Mungk ~ DUPLOC041

  76. NotLö ~ Speakeasy

  77. Ivy Lab ~ NOVV / NASDAQ

  78. Yheti ~ Noetic Sunrise

  79. Zonra ~ Hypotheticals

  80. MYTHM ~ Crooks

  81. CloZee ~ Nouvelle Era

  82. Templo ~ Turbo Digital

  83. Darklord Gob ~ Realm of Forms

  84. Staunch ~ Tappin' Out

  85. The Polish Ambassador ~ The Polish Ambassador To Space

  86. Yoofee ~ Fragments

  87. Zebbler Encanti Experience ~ Back 2 Tha Function

  88. Supertask ~ Melt

  89. Aagentah ~ Breathin' Space

  90. jonteal ~ Cosmic Biome

  91. Toadface ~ Residue

  92. Ternion Sound ~ Illusory Countours

  93. Beatroots ~ Forward

  94. Globular ~ Long Grass for Small Frogs

  95. Emancipator & Cloudchord ~ Citrus Fever Dream

  96. Omnist ~ Eyes Wide

  97. Bleep Bloop ~ Revenge

  98. Futexture ~ Underground

  99. Dillard ~ Unfolding

  100. Shankara ~ System Echoes





top Compilations a la 2021 ~

  1. Outtalectuals ~ Liminal Lore

  2. Zen Baboon ~ Complete II

  3. UnityVerse & Visionary Shamanics ~ Unified Visions

  4. VALE ~ Global Extraction Vol. I

  5. LOUD ~ Sofa Remixes

  6. Universal Tribe ~ Subspecies 2

  7. Erothyme ~ Steep Dreams Remixed

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

  9. Twisted Sibling ~ The Summoning [Remixed]

  10. Hibernation ~ Glitch Jazz, Vol. 1

  11. The Rust & Saeiound ~ Angles of Incidence

  12. Behind The Sky ~ Matters Of The Heart

  13. Odyzey ~ Muzique, Vol. 1

  14. 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. Shpongle ~ Dr. Vinklestein Says

  16. Shades ~ The Corruption

  17. Bwoy De Bhajan~ Mannequin Disorder

  18. The Widdler ~ Triton

  19. th1rt3en~ 666 (Three Six Word Stories)

  20. Freddy Todd ~ Tartarian Nights

  21. CloZee & Jead ~ Please Come Home

  22. GRiZ ~ Other Side of Jupiter

  23. Darklord Gob ~ Red Scale

  24. Hudson Lee ft. Frequent ~ Reflex Angle

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

  26. Gone Gone Beyond ~ Riptide

  27. Silkie ~ Pyrrhic Victory

  28. Advanced Suite ~ Steady Supply Please

  29. Insta Coffee Beats ~ Summer Breeze

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



peace & one love

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