20 Best Avant Albums of 2015

The year's best in noise, out-jazz, contemporary classical, ambient, drone and more

Mark Fell and Gábor Lázár, 'The Neurobiology of Moral Decision Making'
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11. Mark Fell and Gábor Lázár, 'The Neurobiology of Moral Decision Making'

U.K. glitch techno survivor Mark Fell and hot Hungarian upstart Gábor Lázár both make abrasive, deconstructed "dance" music that juxtaposes digitally processed sounds with severe gaps of silence. Together they tackle one of the most vital, viral dance genres of the moment, Chicago footwork. The already disorienting three-on-four polyrhythms of artists like DJ Rashad, RP Boo and Traxman are interpreted with the duo's unique touch, creating beats from Mego-era digital squelches, trippy robo-slurry and skipping hard drive protests. Their individual sounds have a buoyancy and rubberiness, which makes Fell and Lázár's gapped stutter all the more ruthless.

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