Here's a band I missed that has been around for a while, but that I'm just getting wind of now. German electronic musician Pantha du Prince debuted his first 12" in 2002, and most recently released Black Noise this year. His "Saturn Strobe," released in 2007 really mixes things up for me. Nice techno beat with orchestral harmonies. I've never heard anything like this before.
Also check out a recent remix by Four Tet of "Stick To My Side." If you're an Animal Collective fan, but you also like German minimal techno, this one combines the two categories quite nicely. Check out his myspace for more.