Page #24. The Cosmic Jokers – Sci Fi Party

The Cosmic Jokers is not really a band per se but a supergroup of several German musicians and personalities from the 70's psychedelic philosophies. Among the participants we can find names such as Manuel Göttsching and Klaus Schulze of Ash Ra Tempel, Jürgen Dollase and Harald Grosskopf of Wallenstein, and Dieter Dierks (the inventor and patent holder of the DVDplus).

Page #23. Scissors And Sellotape – For The Tired And Ill At Ease

Scissors And Sellotape is one of those projects which we would love to hear more from. Released in 2011 on Facture, 'For The Tired And Ill At Ease' works with the tristfullness of Stars Of The Lid and the dream-like minimalism of Nils Frahm and Olan Mill. The album reflects an atheist’s fascination with the continuing hold that theology has over people.

Page #22. Yasume – Where We’re From The Birds Sing A Pretty Song

Since the gum we like is going to come back in style, it's quite appropriate to celebrate with an album that refers to the cult series Twin Peaks when it comes both to its title and vivid cover. However, that is how far it goes when it comes to the Twin Peaks atmosphere of Yasume – the rest is all about multilayered glitch and playful beats.

Page #21. Deux Filles – Silence & Wisdom

The short, mysterious career of this French female duo is bookended by tragedy. Gemini Forque and Claudine Coule met as teenagers on a holiday pilgrimage to Lourdes, during which Coule's mother died of an incurable lung disease and Forque's mother was killed and her father paralyzed in a grisly auto accident. The two teens bonded over their shared grief and worked through their bereavement with music.

Page #20. Belong – October Language

The fragile yet heavy texture of these guitar sounds, distorted and heavily processed loops feels like it never ends. Ambient and noise music on their honeymoon. It's been three years since we last heard from Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones – we sincerely hope that we don't have to wait much longer.

Page #19. IKEBANA – When You Arrive There

Japanese female duo IKEBANA consists of two very gifted female artists, Maki and En. Technically speaking, there is not much going on on 'When You Arrive There', but at the same time this is what makes it so brilliant – what these women can achieve with the help of two guitars and their own voices is simply mesmerising. Genuinely effortless yet awe-inspiring, emphasizing form and balance.

Page #18. Ben Woods – Moments

Ben Woods' 'Moments' might (should!) be one of the most memorable ambient albums of the last decade. It's a collection of carefully selected moments, each piece is embodied in the strength of being able to accompany you during various activities like strolling in the meadows when the days begin to chill, reading on the sofa under your favourite blanket with a cup of piping hot chai, or making sweet love in the profound darkness of your eternal space.

Page #17. Zèbra – The Black And White Album

Zèbra is one of the numerous aliases that Frans de Waard and Roel Meelkop used to produce a the most surprising mixture of IDM, techno and... disco music! The Dutch duo called this refreshing shake 'meltpop'. After releasing such heavy sounds as Goem and Kapotte Muziek, 'The Black And White Album' reveals a heartwarmingly healthy sense of humour. While not exactly taking themselves seriously, Zèbra masterfully poises between dance, disco, funk and noise, techno, glitch – resulting in an organic whole, definitely colourful instead of black and white.

Page #16. DOS Tracks – :)

Uwe Schmidt (Atom™) has (at least) 70 different aliases. Even if you try really hard, most probably you won't be able to check them all out. DOS Tracks is one of these obscure aliases, and no matter how irrelevant it might seem in the sumptuous discography, this austere album title leads the way to a time machine, which is going to take you straight back to a tender age.

Page #15. nsi. – Non Standard Institute Plays Non Standards

This non standard project of Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer – whose name you are already familiar with because of their other music projects –, nsi. might be one of the most underrated projects ever that was featured on the nowadays rather moribund Finnish Sähkö Recordings. Up until this record, both Freund and Loderbauer have been actively involved in the techno scene, so this release is not only a spruce endeavour into something more clean, more minimal, but also a revolutionary yet simple way to sonic catharsis.

Page #14. Steinbrüchel – Stage

Originally composed for a dance performance, Ralph Steinbrüchel's second album on LINE never got the attention that would have deserved – therefore it's time for reevaluation. Since Steinbrüchel works both as a musician and a graphic designer, not only his sonic structures and textures are carefully composed, but the cover also speaks for itself. Working with electronic compositions, yet going back to our organic nature is an extremely well executed dichotomy.

Page #13. Bersarin Quartett – Bersarin Quartett

Apparently you do not need four people to make up a quartet but still sound like one, Thomas Bücker has already proven to us twice. Although promoted as "imaginary film scores for fans of Sigur Rós and The Cinematic Orchestra", we would modestly beg to remark that it's definitely better than both.