01. Dedekind Cut - Tahoe (Kranky)

On the cover of Tahoe, the Sacramento-based producer provides a list of locations with approximate mile markers for optimum listening environment. Taken in total, this guide through Northern California's back country and national parks mark the set and setting to take in something as big and serene as Dedekind Cut's first full commitment to an ambient album. Channeling Basinski and Grouper (both of which had great albums this year) the former beat maker has hurled himself headlong into unspeakable timing and genre perfection.