since we don't have flying cars or commercial jet packs yet, machines had better at least be making great music. what is the most sophisticated contemporary music being made in 2016? one could certainly make a solid case for electronic music. it pushes the known boundaries of rhythm melody texture tambre consonance dissonance absurdity acceptibility etc etc etc etc etc. this one is a stellar release from demdike stare, in my opinion their best to date. it's listenable, rideable, engaging, challenging, & unpredictable. one thing that this record does that, to me, seems to be fairly prevailent in electronic music today is it places itself squarely in the mid way point between being avant guard and pop.