Dec 30, 2018

Best electronic albums of 2018: eleven

11 – Gábor Lázár – Unfold (The Death of Rave)

Hungarian sound-sculptor Gábor Lázár ambushes rave, throws it into the trunk of his car, drives into space, grabs it by the scruff of its neck and hurls it into another galaxy.

Unfold takes rave's gurn-face and turns into art. Alongside the synthetic electro of Squeeze, there’s strangled rave sirens (Elastic) and drunkenly wandering chord stabs (Repeater), all of which points towards club culture – yet far beyond it too.

It has the overdriven aesthetic of Rustie and Errorsmith, with all the buttons turned up to red, and the minimalism of Lorenzo Senni, with all the buttons turned down to, er, a low-level colour. White? Black? Not brown. Let's not talk about brown again.

Most remarkably, and this has probably not been said before, Gábor Lázár can drive a fricking car into space. Shove that down your submarine pipe, Elon Musk.

If you're following this blog live, that's it for today. I'm going to take a nice rest, then fire up the countdown again at 9am tomorrow, with the top ten best electronic albums of 2018. Yes!

Scroll all of the best 2018 electronic albums by clicking here.

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