Category Archives: ICYMI


Ha ha…I don’t do lists except on here🤣🤣

OK, I do do lists but not in the sense I started this a coupe of years ago. I post things individually on twitter and Instagram to give the releases space in their own right but I suppose when I put them together in an overview here, they consist of a list 😂😂

…but there’s no preferences, order, rank and that’s what is important to me.

Right…now I’ve got that out of the way here’s the next collection and due to other comitments I am going to continue the icymi non lists for this month of January.

Which brings me to the important bit – Happy New Year and all the Best for 2022 and thanks for sticking around.

Reblog – ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year — a closer listen

And if you can’t find anything on the I Don’t Do Lists , try this collection from A Closer Listen-

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of these were direct responses to the world as it was, while others were simply written […]

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year — a closer listen


It’s nearing the end of the year and I have just scraped the surface of releases. I might have to continue this as there are too many to miss…

REBLOG – ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape — a closer listen

If you still want some listening suggestions, there are some great one’s here –

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best be heard without headphones.  Field recording artists capture these sounds like others do photographs, and […]

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape — a closer listen


So, I’ve just had a little look at some of the Electronic History pages on Instagram and you wouldn’t have thought that there were any women in electronic music / instrument development but did find a few nice posts via Synth History –


Actually, despite being in the middle of a pandemic maelstrom there have been some wonderful releases in 2021 as this next round up shows : )


Here are some more eclectic releases from 2021…



Every year sites, reviewers, podcasts and media, post long lists of the best of this years releases and I find this problematic for many reasons but a major one is they often miss those well under the radar releases concentrating on particular popular genres, artists and labels, as well as creating subjective lists that cause divided opinions.

I’ve always just tried to post as many of the years releases that I’ve come across during December and this year is no different. I will be posting them here, on Twitter and Instagram.

My posts are not exhaustive and omit unwittingly many many releases but given that, without any preferences, rank or order here are the first collection…


A couple of suggestions for tonight’s ambience –

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes-
“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
There is beauty in darkness and walls of sound.
As with all the playlists, they are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next….follow up on “sounds like”….see who’s following, many artists follow other artists….
Artists are NWRMNTC, Nina Kardec, Todas las Anteriores, Filmy Ghost, ProtoU, Nada Hasan, Sky High Diamonds, mayHD, Grouper, chra, Daina Dieva, Anastasia Vronski, Lori, 33EMYBW,Tullia Benedicta and Nina Hoppas

noise, dark ambient, drone, experimental, hnw, harsh noise

electronic, dark ambient, dark drone, dark drone ambient, halloween, horror, nightmare