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Best of the year 2015 results discussion - Best EP

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Below you can see a listing of the most interesting (“best”) EPs of 2015, as voted in our poll. We sincerely hope you will find your favourite artists in the list and will discover something new. As always, don’t forget to give support to creators of music.



 

 

 

1. 

Aes Dana & Miktek - Alkaline [ Ultimae Records ]

 

2. 

Zen Baboon - Tree Extended [ Baboon Clinic ]

 

3. 

Tipper - Fathoms EP [ Self Released ]

Whitebear - Liberation [ Shanti Planti ]

Tipper - It's Like [ Self Released ]

 

4. 

Quanta - Connecting Patterns [ Shanti Planti ]

 

5. 

Dhamika - Hidden EP [ Self Released ]

 

more results under spoiler below

 


6. 

 

 

Dhamika - Solitude [ Mystic Sound Records ]

Dhamika - Lost And Found [ Dhamika Music ]

Sixis - Refraction Point EP [ Addictech Records ]

7. 

 

 

Land Switcher - Activa Land [ Shanti Planti ]

Balancé - Kaya [ Self Released ]

8. 

 

 

AtYyA - Aurical [ Merkaba Music ]

Cabeiri - Ecstatic Provision EP [ Infinity Tunes Records ]

Tripswitch - Unconventional [ Iboga Records ]

Tribone - Beneath & Beyond [ Shanti Planti ]

9. 

 

 

Stereomantra - Heliocentric EP [ Free-Spirit Records ]

Halfred - Wor(l)ds Of Wisdom [ Merkaba Music ]

Beatfarmer - Cosmic Playground [ Self Released ]

Mumukshu - Abstract Systems [ Shanti Planti ]

Biolumigen - ...:tao:... [ Shanti Planti ]

Dhamika - Luminance EP [ Self Released ]

Balancé - L i g h t n e s s [ Self Released ]

Drumspyder - Sound Sigils [ Self Released ]

Beatfarmer - The Past Is Present [ Self Released ]

10. 

 

 

Slackbaba - Dubterrania [ Self Released ]


 

 

AtYyA & Goopsteppa - Nocturnal EP [ Self Released ]

11. 

 

 

Unknown Reality - Geometric Patterns EP [ Self Released ]

Abakus - The Beginning // Dreamer [ Modus Records ]

Dense - Splendensity Vol. 1 [ Cosmicleaf Records ]

Balancé - Balancé Releases [ Self Released ]

Cosmic Replicant - Landscapes Motion [ Pureuphoria Records ]

Eurythmy - Seeds Of Mind EP [ Shanti Planti ]

Refraktal - Refraktal EP [ Self Released ]

Astropilot & Cloower Wooma - Forræderi [ Green Tree Records ]

Phutureprimitive - Searching For Beauty In The Darkest Places Pt. 2 [ Self Released ]

Zen Raccoon - Made In Shine [ Self Released ]

Yarn - Unseen Reflection EP [ Blue Tunes Chillout ]

Tengri & Atriohm - Ukalen [ Parvati Records ]

Brujo's Bowl - Hybridized [ Merkaba Music ]

Kaya Project - Sema Yaka [ Tribal Shift Records ]

Grouch - Organik Mechanic Part 2 - 2015 Edit [ Enig'matik Records ]

12. 

 

 

Brujo's Bowl - The Sky Is Falling [ Luminus Music ]

kLL sMTH - Disheveled [ Self Released ]

Unknown Reality - Fresh Fruits [ Self Released ]

Elevated Mind - Synesthesia EP [ Chillage Records ]

Shaman's Dream - The Four Elements [ Self Released ]

Bogtrotter - Dark Matter [ Addictech Records ]

Zen Raccoon - Guaxini [ Electrik Dream ]

Miktek - Ambient Network III [ Self Released ]

Kuba - Remixes EP [ Self Released ]

Unknown Reality - Sequences [ Self Released ]

Beatroots - Renegade Sailor [ Triple Drop Productions ]

 

13. 


Banco De Gaia - Last Train To Lhasa 20th Anniversary EP [ Disco Gecko Recordings ]

Devin Kroes - Through The Window [ Chillage Records ]

Erot - Mani [ Iboga Records ]

Icaro - Invocation EP [ Lostinsound.org ]

Koan - Nobody [ Blue Tunes Chillout ]

Kuba - Summer Breezing [ Self Released ]

Master Margherita - Khroma EP [ Mikelabella Records ]

Miktek - Music For Explorers [ Self Released ]

Mister Boyfriend - A Long Walk On The Beats [ Chillage Records ]

Side Liner & Maluns - Left & Right EP [ Cosmicleaf Records ]

Sixis & Expedizion - Awakening World Remixes [ Shanti Planti ]

Sun:monx - In The Trees EP [ Interchill Records ]

Unknown Reality - Everything Matters [ Self Released ]

Unknown Reality - Stretched Time [ Self Released ]

Zero Cult - Arabesque [ Cosmicleaf Records ]


 

 







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I like and voted for several of those. Miktek deserves all the appreciation he receives. I also absolutely adore Dhamika's Solitude EP. However, there are lots of EPs I don't know. Can I ask that one of the three tags describing the music be added so that people (well, I :rolleyes: ) can check releases out a bit more easily please? :) Thanks

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Can I ask that one of the three tags describing the music be added so that people (well, I :rolleyes: ) can check releases out a bit more easily please? :) Thanks

 

sorry, we didn't have this system last year, so we can't easily have it ;) if you know somebody who want to go through all this releases and put "tags" - let me know.

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I like and voted for several of those. Miktek deserves all the appreciation he receives. I also absolutely adore Dhamika's Solitude EP. However, there are lots of EPs I don't know. Can I ask that one of the three tags describing the music be added so that people (well, I :rolleyes: ) can check releases out a bit more easily please? :) Thanks

 

Hi yiannis, if you go to the 2015 google sheet and click on the "EPs" tab at the bottom to only show EPs, there is a genre column there but its more specific so each release might have 3 or 4 genres. You can press CTRL+F or CMD+F on mac and search for either "Ambient", "Bass" or "Psychill" (I was using psychill in 2015 but now strangely I'm preferring psybient more) and it will highlight the rows containing that genre.

 

After listing all those genres for each release in 2015, I got really burned out with trying to nail down the exact style of each release so now it's just one of three genres only.

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industrial music can't be psychedelic

it seems like a lot of people vote for ultimae by habit

or if you guys really like idm, you should listen to Access To Arasaka and Gridlock - great cyberpunk music

 

also good idm projects are Kattoo, Autechre, Flaque, Subheim, Saycet, Hecq, Tapage, Wisp, Nebulo, aAirial, Broken Fabiola, Bola, Arc Lab

or even some breakcore like Venetian Snares

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industrial music can't be psychedelic

it seems like a lot of people vote for ultimae by habit

 

 

really can't ? is it your personal opinion ? :) i don't even remember how industrial music sounds like.

 

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to have more precise results, ideally, i think for EP and albums we will have to do votes in two rounds. 

 

1) 1st round - full list of release. and you choose if you like or not

2) 2nd round - we put position to each of top 10 - top 20 release. 

 

i think it will change the final results

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really can't ? is it your personal opinion ? :) i don't even remember how industrial music sounds like.

 

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to have more precise results, ideally, i think for EP and albums we will have to do votes in two rounds. 

 

1) 1st round - full list of release. and you choose if you like or not

2) 2nd round - we put position to each of top 10 - top 20 release. 

 

i think it will change the final results

 

It's only my opinion)

I mean industrial sounds, some urban, techno sounds, sounds of machines etc. can't be psychedelic

I think that psychedelic is music that connected with nature, forests, animals, trees, lakes, oceans and with some old cultures like indian

It uses samples and records with nature sounds or with mantras or with acoustic instruments

I think psychedelic and industrial are antonyms

 

 

Your friends and you make such a great job, as says in russia "from a clear heart", so I don't know if it needs to change something in that forum or in voting process

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It's only my opinion)

I mean industrial sounds, some urban, techno sounds, sounds of machines etc. can't be psychedelic

I think that psychedelic is music that connected with nature, forests, animals, trees, lakes, oceans and with some old cultures like indian

It uses samples and records with nature sounds or with mantras or with acoustic instruments

I think psychedelic and industrial are antonyms

 

 

Your friends and you make such a great job, as says in russia "from a clear heart", so I don't know if it needs to change something in that forum or in voting process

I don't think I agree with the idea of industrial =/= psychedelic. Anything can be psychedelic in the right context IMO. I'm not aware of any industrial psybient artists but with the ethos of 'no limits apart from tempo' of psy-downtempo it's not out of bounds I reckon. Granted, I don't listen to industrial (and in fact any kind of urban), but I would be curious to see a mixture of the two.

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No "Martins Garden - Beyond" on that list?!

 

yes it had 5 votes, so it is position 14. and we published only first 13 positions.

 

if you would like to see position 14, i put it under spoiler here.

 

Chris Komus - The Lioness [ Shanti Planti ]

Circular - Equidistant [ Triple Drop Productions ]

Dense & Fourth Dimension - Mindcycles Vol. 1 [ Cosmicleaf Records ]

Dense & Fourth Dimension - Mindcycles Vol. 2 [ Cosmicleaf Records ]

Dimmat - The Gate [ Self Released ]

Dreamstalker - Goa Edits [ Self Released ]

Erot - Remixes [ Iboga Records ]

Erot & One Arc Degree - Mani Of Despair EP [ Self Released ]

Hadron Orchestra - Tritone [ Self Released ]

Hedflux & Grouch - Collaborations [ Luminus Music ]

Hinkstep - You And The Sea EP [ Self Released ]

Jairamji - Listen To The Earth [ Self Released ]

Koan - Why? [ Blue Tunes Records ]

Kuba - Amber [ Self Released ]

Kuba - Broken Softly [ Self Released ]

Kuba - Small Hours [ Self Released ]

Martin Nonstatic - Inside [ A Strangely Isolated Place ]

Martins Garden - Beyond EP [ Aquatic Collective ]

Mindex - Intergalactic Kung Fusion [ Merkaba Music ]

Mystic Lounge (Mystic Crock & Liquid Lounge) - Magical Dream [ Self Released ]

Nanosphere - Twisted Clarity EP [ Luminus Music ]

Numatik - Intangible [ Merkaba Music ]

One Arc Degree - Restless Empire [ Blue Tunes Chillout ]

Rukirek - Hollow Void [ Mystic Sound Records ]

Slackbaba - We Have The Technology [ Self Released ]

Sleepy Koala - Eucalyptus Island [ Kinematic Records ]

Terra Nine vs Squazoid - Karuna (Unknown Reality Remix) [ Self Released ]

Unknown Reality - Driftin' [ Self Released ]

Unknown Reality - It's All Sound [ Self Released ]

 

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yes it had 5 votes, so it is position 14. and we published only first 13 positions.

 

if you would like to see position 14, i put it under spoiler here.

 

Chris Komus - The Lioness [ Shanti Planti ]

Circular - Equidistant [ Triple Drop Productions ]

Dense & Fourth Dimension - Mindcycles Vol. 1 [ Cosmicleaf Records ]

Dense & Fourth Dimension - Mindcycles Vol. 2 [ Cosmicleaf Records ]

Dimmat - The Gate [ Self Released ]

Dreamstalker - Goa Edits [ Self Released ]

Erot - Remixes [ Iboga Records ]

Erot & One Arc Degree - Mani Of Despair EP [ Self Released ]

Hadron Orchestra - Tritone [ Self Released ]

Hedflux & Grouch - Collaborations [ Luminus Music ]

Hinkstep - You And The Sea EP [ Self Released ]

Jairamji - Listen To The Earth [ Self Released ]

Koan - Why? [ Blue Tunes Records ]

Kuba - Amber [ Self Released ]

Kuba - Broken Softly [ Self Released ]

Kuba - Small Hours [ Self Released ]

Martin Nonstatic - Inside [ A Strangely Isolated Place ]

Martins Garden - Beyond EP [ Aquatic Collective ]

Mindex - Intergalactic Kung Fusion [ Merkaba Music ]

Mystic Lounge (Mystic Crock & Liquid Lounge) - Magical Dream [ Self Released ]

Nanosphere - Twisted Clarity EP [ Luminus Music ]

Numatik - Intangible [ Merkaba Music ]

One Arc Degree - Restless Empire [ Blue Tunes Chillout ]

Rukirek - Hollow Void [ Mystic Sound Records ]

Slackbaba - We Have The Technology [ Self Released ]

Sleepy Koala - Eucalyptus Island [ Kinematic Records ]

Terra Nine vs Squazoid - Karuna (Unknown Reality Remix) [ Self Released ]

Unknown Reality - Driftin' [ Self Released ]

Unknown Reality - It's All Sound [ Self Released ]

 

Oh ok, i was just surprised, i thought it was a pretty good EP, should be higher though

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