Best of 2021: Top 50 Experimental, Ambient, Modern Classical and Instrumental Albums

Starting off the Best of 2021.
This is based on my favourite radio show on KEXP called Pacific Notions that features music in the realm of instrumental, ambient, classical, modern classical and experimental.
Enjoy this list of albums you should listen to and hopefully drift off to.
My #1 pick goes to an Ottawa/Montreal artist who released an incredible conceptual album about the National Gallery of Canada.
Majority of the Top 10 are Canadian based.
Here is the Top 50.

1. Nick Schofield – Glass Gallery

2. You’ll Never Get To Heaven – Wave Your Moonlight Hat for the Snowfall Train

3. Eydís Evensen – Bylur

4. Bell Orchestre – House Music

5. Hollie Kenniff – The Quiet Drift

6. Joseph Shabason – The Fellowship

7. Masahiro Takahashi – Flowering Tree, Distant Moon

8. Li Yilei – 之 / OF

9. Lyndsie Alguire – the pause in you

10. Yu Su – Yellow River Blue

11. Alaskan Tapes – For Us Alone

12. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and London Symphony Orchestra – Promises

13. No Translation – Inner Distance

14. Marigold Sun – Swimming

15. Lionmilk – I Hope You Are Well

16. Sarah Neufeld – Detritus

17. Tomotsugu Nakamura – rabiit ears

18. JJJJerome Ellis – The Clearing

19. Alex Somers Siblings 1 & 2


20. Yann Tiersen – Kerber

21. Kumi Takahara – See-Through

22. Masayoshi Fujita – Bird Ambience

23. Unknown Me – Bishintai

24. Izzy Johnson – earth tones

25. IKSRE – III

26. Olivia Belli – Sol Novo

27. Green-House – Music for Living Spaces

28. Chihei Hatakeyama – Late Spring

29. v e n n – Anyway,Anywhere

30. Luke Sager – Languid Gongue

31. Sarah Davachi – Antiphonal

32. Carlos Nino & Friends – More Energy Fields, Current

33. taennya – Natural Serenity

34. Sonya Waters – The Sheltering Ranges

35. The Vernon Spring – A Plane Over Woods

36. Ki Oni – Stay Indoors and Swim

37. Fuubutsushi – Yamawarau

38. Part Timer – Reaching Ends

39. Andy Aquarius – Chapel

40. Home Learning – Someday, Wyoming

41. Isaac Symonds & Yaeshun – Natura Sophia

42. Simon Dobson – MDCNL

43. Samuel Organ – A Safe Place in Cyberspace

44. Innesti – Filament and Place

45. Henning Schmiedt – Piano Diary

46. Daniel Aged – You Are Protected by Silent Love

47. Jay Charkravorty – A Map With No Memory

48. Secret of Elements – Chronos

49. Ben Seretan – Cicada Waves

50. Danny Scott Lane – Caput

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