Here’s a playlist of tracks or albums pushing musical boundaries, released in 2012 or later:
- Abu Lahab – Humid Limbs of the Torn Beadsman (2012)
- Amogh Symphony – Vectorscan (2014)
- Andy Stott – Luxury Problems (2012)
- Arca – Baron Libre (2012)
- Amnesia Scanner – “Angels Rig Hook” (2015)
- Haxan Cloak – Excavation (2013)
- Holly Herndon – “Breathe” (2012)
- Igorrr – Hallelujah (2012)
- Katie Gately – “Pipes” (2013)
- Lil Ugly Mane – Absence of Shitperson (2014)
This list is exclusive to rock-descended music. My knowledge of jazz and contemporary classical is less comprehensive than my knowledge of rock and its descendents, so I’m less able to tell what is genuinely new for jazz and contemporary classical.
And no, I don’t know why the artists named above all begin with a letter in the first half of the alphabet.
A little bit along the lines of Holly Herndon is Giant Claw – Dark Web.
I like The Breathing Effect, e.g. Rising Inside, but it doesn’t push the boundaries as hard, still an enjoyable kind of music I haven’t heard before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp8RgWVFqUY