Electronic music is a huge tent with many diverse approaches, and it's more international than ever with producers around the globe pushing music forward. The year's best albums featured returns from established talents, as well as ground-breaking newcomers.
Even in the coronavirus-shortened record release schedule of 2020, the year has offered a mountainous feast of sublime music. The 50 best albums of 2020 so far are an eclectic and increasingly "woke" bunch.
Let's take a journey to Pop Past and re-experience the best electronic albums from a decade ago. Many electronic sounds in 2010 remained in the margins, using the lexicon of its predecessors to define what they were.
Pantha Du Prince's Conference of Trees is a bold project that benefits from the creator's focused vision as he invites the listener to piece together imagined conversations between trees.
Mesmerizing, electronic producer Pantha du Prince returns with a new video, "Pius in Tacet", and he has a new LP around the corner, Conference of Trees, out 6 March.