15 Unconventional & Intriguing Releases From 2018

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By Jenna Dreisenstock

The shroud that is the tender chill of experimental music presents itself in many forms; whether that be unconventional use of genre-defiance, the irregular use of certain instruments structured in unique ways; creating atmospheres as well as breaking away from the perceived expectations of genre to form something entirely breath-taking and new.

In celebration of such, we’ve put together a list of 15 of our favourite experimental albums released this year so far:

Dorian Concept – ‘The Nature of Imitation

August 3rd | Brainfeeder

Lori Scacco – ‘Desire Loop

July 6th | Mysteries Of The Deep

SOPHIE – ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides

June 15th | MSMSMSM/Future Classic

Yves Tumor – ‘Safe In The Hands Of Love

September 3rd | Warp Records

Tim Hecker – Konoyo

September 28th | Kranky

serpentwithfeet –soil

August 6th | Secretly Canadian / Tri Angle

Iglooghost –Clear Tamei & Steel Mogu‘ (EPs)

August 8th | Self Released

Brian Eno – ‘Music For Installations

May 4th | UMC

Lotic – ‘Power

July 13th | Tri Angle

Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still

June 15th | Ninja Tune

Trevor Powers – ‘Mulberry Violence

August 17th | Baby Halo

Caterina Barbieri – ‘Born Again In The Voltage

September 19th | Important Records

Nils Frahm – All Melody

January 26th | Erased Tapes

Okzharp & Manthe Ribane – ‘Closer / Apart

July 6th | Hyperdub / Black Major

Aphex Twin – Collapse‘ (EP)

September 14th | Warp Records

Let us know your favourite experimental albums from 2018 so far!