20 Best Avant Albums of 2017

The year's best in ambient, noise, out-jazz, experimental electronic and more

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Lee Gamble, 'Mnestic Pressure'
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6. Lee Gamble, 'Mnestic Pressure'

On 2014's Koch, Birmingham memory-hole spelunker Lee Gamble made music that sounded like house music as heard from the bathroom, lobby, cigarette break or walk to your cab. Follow-up Mnestic Pressure is a foggier dream, taking in beatless washes, bass that distends and mutates, and occasionally snatches of conversation or tire squeals. Jungle techno flickers with the arrhythmic patterns of thought.

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