Electronic: Year in Review 2010

Electronic: Year in Review 2010
10. Morgan Packard Moment Again Elsewhere (Anticipate)
Moment Again Elsewhere was cerebral-techno producer Morgan Packard's second solo album since his 2005 collaboration with Anticipate label-boss Ezekiel Honig, and it's by far his most self-assured and compelling work to date. Packard's unique brand of jazz-influenced glitch moves effortlessly from ambient to IDM and hints of deep house. Using his custom-made software, Ripple, the live piano, accordion, and saxophone intertwine with the electronics to create alternately brittle and lush layers of analogue warmth, making for one of the most intimate headphone experiences yet created by an increasingly fertile new generation of American producers.
Vincent Pollard