Yves Malone - Ebony Sunrise
Ebony Sunrise is the follow up to Yves Malone's three-cassette box set of Italo-horror, John Carpenter worship music, and I think he's getting close to perfecting the sound. Or maybe even transcending it. The 20th century exploded so fast that a million branches of underground music ignited and fizzled out before they could even begin to flex their muscles. An album like Ebony Sunrise is simply picking a cultural loose end and honing it, experimenting with it, and generally pushing it forward. Definitely a high point for the synth-underground.