Here is a list of 10 techno CDs that I find thoroughly listenable all (or almost all) the way through. (See: High Quality Techno) (in no particular order)
1. Signer – Low Light Dreams (Involve) – The best music to ever come out of New Zealand, and one of the best chill melodic dubby techno albums ever.
2. Scion – Arrange And Process Basic Channel Tracks (Tresor) – Definitely the greatest upbeat dub-techno mix on earth.
3. Arctic Hospital – Citystream (Narita) – I hate to be self promotional, so I restricted myself to only one Narita album, but i’ll go with the first one, it still really knocks my socks. (though all the music I release is my favorite music, thats why I release it).
4. Polmo Polpo – The Science of Breath (Substractif) – A great album from Toronto’s Sandro Perri, although its 8 tracks and 46 minutes long, there is only about 4 techno tracks on this album. But thats all you really need when you have a track like Acqua. I would classify it as moshing techno, turn that shit up loud and beat your friends.
5. Farben – Textstar (Klang) – Minimal glitch jazz loop techno. Such smooth & magic stuff, and from a very influential dude.
6. Twerk – Living Vicariously Through Burnt Bread (Mille Plateaux)- Such a perfect blend of ambient and techno works, I think Twerk stepped out of the techno game on just the right note. (One of the tracks has my voice in it too!)
7. Monolake – Gravity (Imbalance Computer Music) – Henke is such a techno beast, I had to include him in here, and I think this is probably the pinnacle of his work that I enjoy. So smooth and clean and tech, not an awkward moment on the album (unlike some of his other ones). Great highway driving music.
8. Tinkertoy – Transatlantic Love Machine (Noise Factory) – More Toronto techno, upbeat cinematic melodic techno. Really well done and unique sounding, I can see a lot of Merck fans being into their stuff.
9. Burger / Ink – Las Vegas (Harvest/Matador) – Such a great album, even my dad loves this one! The meeting of two great techno minds.
10. Rhythm & Sound – Rhythm & Sound (Rhythm & Sound) – Definitely the most experimental release I will venture as far as to say is techno for this list, still magnificent stuff. Mark & Moritz are the true kings of the genre.