Dec 31, 2017

Best electronic albums of 2017: seventeen

17 – Actress – AZD (Ninja Tune)

A zippy delight. Always zooming deliciously. Artful zigzagged downbeat. Um... arpeggiated zesty dancefloors? Actress named AZD after his home recording studio. Frankly, he could have chosen easier initials.

Darren Cunningham's work can be difficult to hook into, but there are some pumping nuts-and-bolts house moments here, and, on Fantasynth. a truly AFXian vibe. The more you listen, the more it works.

It's nice to have him back - he pretty much had everyone thinking he had retired. For this surprise comeback album, he says he was inspired by Blade Runner, Rammellzee, and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. I'm pretty one of those makes shaving products.

Oh and it's pronounced 'Azid'.

Scroll all of the best 2017 electronic albums by clicking here.

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