Whoa, what's up fella? No need to get so passive aggressive. We're all mates here, right? Appreciators of sound, waves, vibrations, art.
You seemed to take offence to being recognised as someone who clearly enjoys their techno. Now, I wasn't judging you, just like I told you that you weren't criticising me for liking what I posted. I didn't even touch on my opinion of the techno/club culture, or you'd be furious.
When it comes to critiquing music, I find it's worth ignoring videos and promotion. Music is about one sense only; aural. Awards mean nothing since, as we've discovered here, it's very personal what music we resonate with. Some people like to be part of a sub-culture or movement; reggae, country, "classic" rock, techno, jungle, dubstep, gothic trance or whatever. They mostly come with their sub-cultural rule set of being part of that club, which is then used to promote the music. Kind of silly, really.
It's clear why trance/techno/dance music is so popular; it's always been that way since the swingin' 60s. A monotonous catchy tune to gyrate against a woman to. Obviously you'd take that music home with you after a good time of thrashing around in the dance cesspit because it's familiar. Familiarity keeps you sane and grounded in your
Now, I listen to music for intricacy and complexity- I don't dance or go clubbing, so I can't relate so much to what I referred to the clubbing sub-culture. I get bored very easily with mundane repetition. As corsair says, electronica is great in that it can easily fuse old kinds of music together to create more complex or at least interesting pieces.
Just take this away: listen to the music that you enjoy or feel has merit. Others can only recommend based on what they know of your tastes. Like wine or cheese.
Having said that, some more tunes:
How about some spanish folk rock/metal? Really excellent prog blend.
Múm. Icelandic electronica. You can tell they had fun recording this one.
Last one- the most relaxing track I know. This will calm your nerves, buddy.
The Orb- Spanish Castles in Space