• Heliosphaner's Top 50 Tracks Of 2012

    Dic 21 2012, 14:40

    My favorite tracks of the year:

    See also My 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012: ALBUMS


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    Madteo
    Dead Drop (When I Saw You That Nite)
    [Sähkö Recordings]
    from: Noi No


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    Diamond Version
    ModeOperator (Beispiel A)
    [Monkeytown Records]
    from: Modeselektor Proudly Presents Modeselektion Vol.02


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    Holly Herndon
    Fade
    [RVNG Intl.]
    from: Movement


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    Pete Swanson
    Do You Like Students?
    [Type]
    from: Pro Style


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    Colonel Red
    Spaceface
    [Apollo]
    from: Spacesleep


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    Jam City
    How We Relate To The Body
    [Night Slugs]
    from: Classical Curves / How We Relate To The Body 12"


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    Grimes
    Genesis
    [4AD]
    from: Visions


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    Voices From The Lake
    S.T. (VFTL Rework)
    [Prologue]
    from: Voices From The Lake


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    Fit Featuring Gunnar Wendel
    Enter The Fog
    [FXHE Records]
    from: Enter The Fog 12"


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    Legowelt
    I Only Move For U
    [Clone Jack For Daze Series]
    from: The Paranormal Soul


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    Kamp!
    Sulk
    [Brennnessel]
    from: Kamp!


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    d'Eon
    Now Your Do
    [Hippos In Tanks]
    from: LP


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    Vatican Shadow
    Cairo Is A Haunted City
    [Bed Of Nails]
    from: September Cell


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    Ametsub
    Precipice Drive
    [Nothings66]
    from: All Is Silence


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    Jocktalk
    Loving You
    [Tusk Wax]
    from: Tusk Wax Seven


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    Break
    Here We Go
    [Critical Recordings]
    from: Here We Go / Soundwaves


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    Joy Orbison
    Ellipsis
    [Hinge Finger]
    from: Ellipsis


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    Bepu N'Gali
    I Travel To You
    [International Feel Recordings]
    from: I Travel To You


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    Omar-S & L'Renee
    S.E.X (A.O.L Remix)
    [FXHE Records]
    from: S.E.X (A.O.L Remix) - The Remixes


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    Dean Blunt
    The Narcissist II (feat. Inga Copeland)
    [Hippos In Tanks]
    from: The Narcissist II


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    Joy Orbison, Boddika & Pearson Sound
    Faint
    [SunkLo]
    from: Faint / Nil (Reece) / Moist


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    Ital Tek
    Human Version
    [Planet Mu]
    from: Nebula Dance


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    Lauer
    Crawlington
    [Running Back]
    from: Phillips


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    LA Vampires by Octo Octa
    Freedom 2K
    [100% Silk]
    from: Freedom 2K


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    Kuedo
    Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space
    [Planet Mu]
    from: Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space


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    John Maus
    I Don't Eat Human Beings
    [Ribbon Music]
    from: A Collection Of Rarities And Previously Unreleased Material


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    Ghostek
    My Lady
    [Shipwrec]
    from: Easy Changes EP


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    Teengirl Fantasy
    Motif (Actress #! Remix)
    [R & S Records]
    from: Motif


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    Wild Nothing
    Paradise
    [Captured Tracks]
    from: Nocturne


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    Todd Terje
    Inspector Norse
    [Smalltown Supersound]
    from: It's The Arps EP


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    DeepChord presents Echospace
    Lisbon
    [echospace [detroit]]
    from: Silent World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


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    Róisín Murphy
    Simulation
    [Permanent Vacation]
    from: Simulation 12"


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    Gerry Read
    All By Myself
    [Fourth Wave]
    from: All By Myself / What A Mess


    17
    Burial
    Loner
    [Hyperdub]
    from: Kindred EP


    16
    Kim Brown
    This Will Like Never Be The Same
    [Just Another Beat]
    from: Spring Theory EP


    15
    Expensive Looks
    Nightfalls
    [Group Tightener]
    from: Dark Matters


    14
    Vakula
    I Wanna Dance With You All My Life
    [Leleka]
    from: Leleka 2


    13
    Andrés
    New For U
    [La Vida]
    from: New For U 12"


    12
    Andy Stott
    Sleepless
    [Modern Love]
    from: Luxury Problems


    11
    Actress
    Caves Of Paradise
    [Honest Jon's Records]
    from: R.I.P


    10
    Nocow
    Like Apart
    [Infinite Machine]
    from: Like Apart 12"


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    Tropic Of Cancer
    More Alone
    [Ghostly International]
    from: Part Time Punks Radio Sessions


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    Slugabed
    Mountains Come Out Of The Sky
    [Ninja Tune]
    from: Time Team


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    Moony Me
    Konfused (Quell "Unholy Grail" Mix)
    [These Days]
    from: Konfused 12"


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    Octo Octa
    Deep Hurt
    [100% Silk]
    from: Oh Love


    05
    Matthew Dear
    Her Fantasy
    [Ghostly International]
    from: Beams


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    Blawan
    Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage
    [Hinge Finger]
    from: His He She & She


    03
    Omar-S and Ob-Ignitt
    Wayne County Hill Cop's (Omar S Mix)
    [FXHE Records]
    from: Wayne County Hill Cop's (Part.2)


    02
    John Talabot
    When The Past Was Present
    [Permanent Vacation]
    from: fIN


    01
    Trust
    Shoom
    [Arts & Crafts International]
    from: TRST



    Trust
    John Talabot
    Omar-S
    Blawan
    Octo Octa
    Moony Me
    Matthew Dear
    Slugabed
    Tropic of Cancer
    Nocow
    Actress
    Andy Stott
    Andrés
    Vakula
    Expensive Looks
    Kim Brown
    Burial
    Gerry Read
    Róisín Murphy
    DeepChord presents Echospace
    Deepchord
    Todd Terje
    Wild Nothing
    Teengirl Fantasy
    Ghostek
    John Maus
    Kuedo
    LA Vampires By Octo Octa
    Lauer
    iTAL tEK
    Joy OrbisonBoddikaPearson Sound
    Dean Blunt
    Bepu N'Gali
    Break
    Jocktalk
    Ametsub
    Vatican Shadow
    d'Eon
    Kamp!
    Legowelt
    FitGunnar WendelKassem Mosse
    Voices from the Lake
    Grimes
    Jam City
    Colonel Red
    Pete Swanson
    Holly Herndon
    Diamond Version
    Madteo
  • Heliosphaner's Top 50 Albums Of 2012

    Dic 21 2012, 14:39

    And here's my another recapitulation - my favorite albums of 2012.

    See also My 50 Favorite Tracks Of 2012: TRACKS


    50
    Fort Romeau
    Kingdoms
    [100 % Silk]
    deep house, house

    There's nothing brittle or distanced about Kingdoms, though - quite the opposite, in fact. This is lush, deep house music, the kind of thump-thump that rubs up against your eardrums without giving you a headache[...]
    Larry Fitzmaurice

    Przycinając utwory do rozmiarów piosenek i ograniczając czas trwania całości do nieco ponad pół godziny, Harris nie jest w stanie znużyć repetycją czy upchnąć gdzieś słabszy moment. Zaiste diament w kolekcji młodego wydawnictwa.[...]
    Łukasz Warna-Wiesławski

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    49
    Jam City
    Classical Curves
    [Night Slugs]
    electronic

    Classical Curves is a dance music album in name only, and more accurately termed as simply an electronic one. Its palette sounds a bit like a modern update of Trevor Horn's Art Of Noise. That group was basically a hugely expensive experiment designed to uncover new sounds; nearly 30 years later, Latham's music sounds like it's using shiny, new software to create old ones[...]
    Todd L. Burns

    Classical Curves pokazuje ciekawe podejście brytyjskiego producenta do hedonistycznych, prawie bezmyślnych rytmów odbitych w krzywym zwierciadle, które, przynajmniej w pierwszej chwili, zdają się być na wskroś sztuczne, a jednak nie sposób odmówić im pewnej dozy prawdziwości i szczerych tanecznych intencji.[...]
    Jakub Adamek

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    48
    Ital Tek
    Nebula Dance
    [Planet Mu]
    bass music, ghetto, idm

    Jumping from sound to sound, Ital Tek has covered a startling amount of ground in a short time[...]
    Andrew Ryce

    W ferworze szybkiego tempa, gdzieś z tej matematyki hi-hatów, werbli, stóp i basów, wyłania się dekadencka aura, która przypomina nam, że nawet ekstatyczny taniec może wyrażać smutek i tęsknotę za czymś niezidentyfikowanym[...]
    Rafał Krause

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    47
    Evan Caminiti
    Night Dust
    [Immune]
    ambient, experimental

    Night Dust succeeds wonderfully in its deep study of textures as well as its symmetrical replay value. It’s a lovely document that makes a case for dusk to come as soon as dawn arrives[...]
    Nayt Keane

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    46
    Nils Quak
    Long Forgotten Days Under A Dust Covered Sky
    [Nomadic Kids Republic]
    ambient, field recordings

    And while these tracks aren’t diagrams of mountains, faded memories hinted at by the cover photograph, they are maps. They are landscapes[...]
    John Boursnell

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    45
    NHK'Koyxeи
    Dance Classics Vol. I
    [Pan]
    electronic, abstract, techno

    Dance Classics Vol.I, his new record for PAN as NHK'Koyxeи, is about as tight and straightforward as it gets, collecting eleven tracks of skittery, almost pop-friendly beats, with very little pointing at the more severe, academic end of his catalog[...]
    Steve Kerr

    Wychowany na techno i hip hopie producent od rozrywkowych korzeni tak naprawdę nie ucieka i jego najnowszy krążek to pełna humoru wariacja na temat muzyki tanecznej, będąca zarówno zwrotem w stronę staroszkolnego idm-u, jak i powracającym dziś fascynacji rave’em[...]
    Łukasz Warna-Wiesławski

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    44
    Raime
    Quarter Turns Over A Living Line
    [Blackest Ever Black]
    dark ambient, industrial

    It's undeniably still Raime, but—much like this album as a whole—it's a more expansive, more ambitious and more accomplished Raime than we've heard before[...]
    Angus Finlayson

    Ten chłód, przeszywające zimno i piękno, dużo piękna tkwiącego w mrocznej brzydocie. Dudnienia, jęki, wyraziste basy, emocjonalne wkrętki, nutki gitarowej psychodelii i niedefiniowalnej awangardy. Raime brzmią niczym najbardziej absurdalny taniec godowy odstawiony przez niebiańsko piękną kobietę na zardzewiałym parkiecie polanym wodą i puszczonym w slow motion[...]
    improwizowawszy o

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    43
    Silent Harbour
    Silent Harbour
    [Echocord]
    dub techno, ambient

    On Silent Harbour Bunnik’s stated focus lies in insular and subconscious realms as well as sub-aquatic, perhaps metaphysical, free-fall[...]
    Will Ryan

    Nowy projekt Borisa Bunnika to intrygująca wycieczka w świat post-przemysłowych eksperymentów[...] To ciekawy przykład nierozerwalnego związku techno, dubu i elektronicznej awangardy[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    42
    Dean Blunt
    The Narcissist II
    [Hippos In Tank]
    experimental, leftfield

    The Narcissist II, though, is better at providing an experience than truly memorable music. This is the salty electro-dub of Excepter minus the forgivable nature of generative music, and the flaky, paper mache edits of Ariel Pink minus any obvious affection for the source material[...]
    Andrew Gaerig

    Elementy układanki zazębiają się ściśle, nieustannie wygasając i wtrącając się namolnie, tworząc nieco przepitą w swych wahaniach, ale nurtującą całość, działającą na obszarach słowa mówionego, piosenki różnej maści, muzyki konkretnej czy filmowego soundtracku[...]
    Karol Paczkowski

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    41
    Seirom
    1973
    [Aurora Borealis]
    noise, abmient, experimental

    De Jong creates this hallucinatory effect by marrying the kind of post-shoegaze, abstract walls of noise used by acts like Birchville Cat Motel and Yellow Swans, with the incessant, low-mixed percussion of black metal[...]
    Sam Wiseman

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    40
    Giulio Aldinucci
    Tarsia
    [Nomadic Kids Republic]
    ambient

    Despite being characterized as a collection of soundscapes, Tarsia is a very melodic and dynamic album, given added complexity by the ways in which the components are laid together[...]
    Joseph Sannicandro

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    39
    Recondite
    On Acid
    [Absurd Recordings / Acid Test]
    acid house, techno

    Recondite explores subtler strains of the corrosive solution, highlighting its nuance and deceptive potential for outright beauty[...]
    Andrew Ryce

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    38
    Smallpeople
    Salty Days
    [Smallville Records]
    deep house

    Like the distinctive and suggestive line drawings of Stefan Marx that exquisitely accompany each release on the label, the tracks here are whatever you want them to be. They seem suited to various situations, from snug Sunday mornings to steamy Saturday nights and romantic fireside huddles. Wherever and whenever you listen, though, you'll likely be transported to a world far away from your (and the) norm on a hugely seductive human pulse that never fades away nor surges too excitedly[...]
    Kristan J Caryl

    „Salty Days” to rewelacyjna porcja różnych odmian muzyki house, zarówno śmiało odwołująca się do klasyki gatunku, jak i odważnie celebrująca jego teraźniejszość[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    37
    MM/KM (Mix Mup & Kassem Mosse)
    MM/KM
    [The Trilogy Tapes]
    house, techno, experimental

    MM/KM is the longest and most ambitious statement yet (on vinyl) from these two, and the quality is unsurprisingly high, yet it’s how MM and KM choose to spend their extended time that makes it a standout release[...]
    Chris Miller

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    36
    Benjamin Brunn
    A Sun Life
    [Third Ear Recordings]
    deep house

    If there was any proof needed that Brunn’s employment of old-skool hardware is rooted in something deeper than hype, it would be in the quality of production on the whole album[...]
    Oli Warwick

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    35
    Christian Löffler
    A Forest
    [Ki Records]
    house, minimal

    A Forest truly is an exceptional piece of work, and one that will surely stand the test of time[...]
    Greg Sawyer

    Ta głęboka emocjonalność muzyki niemieckiego producenta jest jednak ubrana w nadzwyczaj melodyjne dźwięki. Dlatego jego nagrania urzekają od pierwszego przesłuchania – zachwycając momentami wręcz nieziemskim pięknem[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    34
    Nick Anthony Simoncino
    Dream Of Amnesia
    [Thug Records]
    chicago house

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    33
    Carter Tutti Void
    Transverse
    [Mute]
    experimental, industrial

    Transverse begins like a heartbeat sped up. Through the next 40 minutes, that heartbeat rarely changes and never dies. Everything flows from it and is sustained by it. A solid pulse that soon beats its way into your unconscious. It's the mechanical process at the centre of the human experience[...]
    Ian Maleney

    Brudne, zdehumanizowane rytmy są dużo mniej taneczne niż wymaga nowoczesność, Carter doskonale pamięta co było przed techno i nie idzie na łatwiznę. Elektroniczne i gitarowe mroczne faktury z jednej strony wrzynają się w uszy, z drugiej – są subtelne i kruche. Jest w tej płycie coś odpychającego i pięknego zarazem, tak jakby nierozstrzygnięte napięcie między negatywnymi a pozytywnymi emocjami[...]
    Piotr Lewandowski

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    Flying Lotus
    Until The Quiet Comes
    [Warp Records]
    experimental, hip-hop, abstract, electronic

    Ellison has said that the album is more about "tension and release," and you can hear it from the off. Where Cosmogramma plunged you immediately into a confusing morass, Quiet lends you a hand and smiles[...]
    Sam Louis

    „Until The Quiet Comes” ma w zamyśle nurkować w świat marzeń, zgłębiać go i eksplorować. Nie sposób jednak nie zauważyć, że muzycznie jest to kontynuacja drogi obranej na poprzednim dziele Amerykańskiego producenta[...]
    Paweł Szygendowski

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    31
    Sad Souls
    Apeiron
    [Plop]
    ambient, ethereal, dream pop

    It is unfortunate that this album doesn't manage to break out of its trappings to be a truly memorable work both as dream pop and pop music as a whole. The highlights on it point the way towards a bright future for Sad Souls, and Apeiron is undoubtedly worth a listen. He just needs to focus a bit[...]
    Mark Schiffer

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    Phillip Lauer
    Phillips
    [Running Back]
    house, nu-disco

    Too often, the word "fun" is used to excuse inane music. But in utterly embracing gaudiness, and presenting it via superb songwriting, Lauer has sidestepped cheese and wrote a marvellous album in doing so[...]
    Nick Connellan

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    29
    Ametsub
    All Is Silence
    [Nothings66]
    idm, glitch

    A very textural work throughout with great attention to detail and a knack for a melody that shows a firm knowledge of the back roads of Boards of Canada but doesn’t ape them completely. Pretty stunning throughout, this is well worth an investigation[...]
    Norman Records

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    Windy & Carl
    We Will Always Be
    [Kranky]
    ambient, ethereal, shoegaze

    There's always a natural bridge taking you from one world to the next, like a guide taking you through Windy & Carl's singular ways, providing this album with the conceptual heft it feeds on to flourish[...]
    Nick Neyland

    Delikatnie drgająca gitara wynurza się i rozpływa w przeciągłym buczeniu, epatując błogim spokojem, podkreślanym przez pojedyncze dźwięki cymbałków niosące się długo w gęstwinie warstw[...]
    Łukasz Warna-Wiesławski

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    27
    Darling Farah
    Body
    [Civil Music]
    experimental, techno, house

    It's to the young producer's credit that the overpowering bleakness and obtuse angles of Body never become weary, remaining compelling even at their most oppressive[...]
    Louise Brailey

    „Body” to znakomity debiut, objawiający nam swego twórcę jako utalentowanego spadkobiercę detroitowej szkoły techno – w intrygujący sposób uzupełniającego szlachetną tradycję o pomysłowo stosowane nowinki brzmieniowe i rytmiczne[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    26
    Legowelt
    The Paranormal Soul
    [Clone Jack for Daze Series]
    house, techno

    The Paranormal Soul isn't a record that breaks any new ground in the world of sequenced electronic music. What it does do is reinvestigate the roots of house and techno with vigour. More importantly, it marks a high point in the progression of one of the underground's most capable and ever-developing producers[...]
    Mallory O'Donnell

    „The Paranormal Soul” to mistrzowska robota. W ciągu prawie dwóch dekad działalności, holenderski producent dopracował swój styl w perfekcyjny sposób. Gdybyśmy nie wiedzieli, że dwanaście utworów z albumu powstało w obecnych czasach, łatwo byłoby nas przekonać, że to cudem odnalezione archiwalia sprzed ćwierć wieku ze skarbca któregoś z mistrzów techno i house z Detroit lub Chicago[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    25
    Loscil
    Sketches From New Brighton
    [Kranky]
    ambient

    It is, overall, very enjoyable, intriguing, captivating, relaxing, perplexing and is without a doubt Loscils strongest album to date and could, potentially, be contender for the ambient album of year[...]
    Jake H.

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    24
    Lee Gamble
    Dutch Tvashar Plumes
    [Pan]
    experimental, techno

    The appeal of this LP lies in the adroit splicing of this aesthetic with that of dance floor techno, a combination which has the potential to be horrifically stale, sterile, smug[...]
    Angus Finlayson

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    23
    Loops Of Your Heart
    And Never Ending Nights
    [Magazine]
    ambient, experimental, krautrock

    Axel Willner's music as The Field has always been about tiny bits of sound looped until their bled edges resemble something new entirely. More often than not, pathos is involved, which is why an alias like Loops Of Your Heart seems almost pointlessly transparent. But while the idea might be the same, the Swede's moves with And Never Ending Nights come from an entirely alternate angle[...]
    Andrew Ryce

    "And Never Ending Nights" to wspaniały prezent dla miłośników klasycznej elektroniki – zarówno tych, którzy słuchają jej od kilkudziesięciu lat, jak i tych, którzy odkryli ją niedawno dzięki revivalowi kraut-rocka. Co najważniejsze – album ten to nie zlepek powycinanych z płyt i kaset cytatów w stylu ostatnich dokonań Oneohtrix Point Never, ale stylowo i finezyjnie zagrany materiał o żywym i pełnokrwistym brzmieniu[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    22
    Vladislav Delay
    Kuopio
    [Raster-Noton]
    glitch, experimental

    It certain is a deep and intriguing album that will take a while to fully explore. Once it is fully explored, it is so worth it and it is still a very consistent release in this artist’s discography. Vladislav Delay is one artist who is willing to have you drooling in hypnotism by the end[...]
    Jake H.

    „Kuopio” godzi w ciekawy sposób dwa wątki z dotychczasowej twórczości Sasu Ripattiego sygnowanej pseudonimem Vladislav Delay. Z jednej strony mnóstwo tu eksperymentów rytmicznych, jakie zapamiętaliśmy z „Demo(n) Tracks” czy „Whistblowera”, a z drugiej – nie brak w tym zestawie również ambientowych pejzaży poddanych glitchowej dekonstrukcji, które stanowiły o sile „Multili” czy „Entain”. W efekcie „Kuopio” to płyta w pewnym sensie idealna – bo objawiająca pełnię awangardowych inklinacji fińskiego twórcy[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    21
    Coppice Halifax & Submersion
    Dilate / Erode
    [Milieu Music]
    field recordings, ambient, dub techno

    Combining elements of heavy drones, field recordings and excessive analog processing with throbbing kick-drum rhythms, dense compression and dubby chord punctuations, Dilate/Erode is a massive exercise in deep sonic exploration and experimentation[...]
    coppicehalifax.bandcamp.com

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    20
    Submersion
    Finality
    [Submersion Self-released]
    field recordings, ambient, dub techno

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    19
    Kamp!
    Kamp!
    [Brennnessel]
    synth-pop, lo-fi, disco

    Kamp! są więc na naszym podwórku powiewem Zachodu w jak najlepszym tego słowa rozumieniu. Mają w małym palcu wszystko to, co kuleje u tak wielu rodzimych, kompetentnych pod wieloma względami kapel, a czym potrafiły podbijać internet projekty doprawdy mierne: doskonałą identyfikację wizualną, kontrolę nad własnym wizerunkiem, umiejętność zimnej kalkulacji i przewidywania kilku ruchów do przodu[...]
    Kuba Ambrożewski

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    18
    Austin Cesear
    Cruise Forever
    [Public Information]
    techno, house, experimental

    To listen to Cruise Forever is to listen to a mind exploring, with no little flair and originality, the implications of a few basic propositions—many of them culled from the dance floor. Cesear is quite a find, and his future movements ought to be watched with interest[...]
    Angus Finlayson

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    17
    Black Elk
    Sparks
    [Koen Music]
    modern classical, ambient

    The striking and bleakly dramatic photography associated with Black Elk’s ‘Sparks’ can indeed be an arresting representation of the music inside. A mist covered panorama hangs overhead, murky and heavily atmospheric with dense, low-lying cloud. Overlooking the longevity and endurance of nature’s shorelines, a vague, artificial landscape looms ahead as a symbol of humanity’s presence, as misty as the clouds which surround our destiny[...]
    James Catchpole

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    Madteo
    Noi No
    [Sähkö Recordings]
    experimental, techno, house

    If the Mayan prophecy does come to fruition and the world crumbles in less than three weeks, at least we’ll have a proper soundtrack. And perhaps more pertinently for all of us geeking out over our year-end lists, Madteo, acting as master of sound construct and chaos, has served up a palette of clamor that is bound to give anyone willing to give it a listen a brush with panic, both in list construct and otherwise[...]
    Michael C. Walsh

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    15
    Pinkcourtesyphone
    Foley Folly Folio
    [Line [Segments]]
    ambient, abstract

    There are five tracks on offer, three of which last over 20 minutes, bookended by two shorter pieces - kinda like some five stage sleeping/dosing pattern - designed to seduce, manipulate and subconsciously transform your surroundings and mood with uncanny precision. Imagine Leyland Kirby, Mark Snow and Stephan Mathieu blurred on mogadon and whisky at the Nassau branch of the Stanley hotel, and you're almost within grasp of this album's dark allure[...]
    boomkat

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    14
    Rajaleidja
    Rajaleidja
    [Väli]
    ambient, dub techno

    The acoustic and spiritual path starts in the deep and intact Estonian forest on a small trail. As we float by we see mysterious birds, hear trees that are squeaking in the wind and feel rivers flow on their old and secure waterbeds. When the forest ends, the tranquility of nature is brusquely interrupted by a metallic object in the field[...]
    joeltammik.bandcamp.com

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    13
    Voices From The Lake
    Voices From The Lake
    [Prologue]
    minimal techno, ambient

    With nothing more at their disposal than techno's characteristically sparing palette, Dozzy and Neel have built something so rich that it has the feeling of a feature presentation. It's hard to imagine something so purely techno having more impact than this[...]
    Will Lynch

    „Voices From The Lake” urzeka swym majestatycznym brzmieniem i odrealnionym klimatem. Mimo oszczędności wykorzystanych środków, włoskim producentom udało się stworzyć intrygującą swą konstrukcją strukturę dźwiękową. Ich płyta spodoba się szczególnie tym, którzy tęsknią za wczesnymi dokonaniami Roda Modella i Stephena Hitchella. Choć „Voices From The Lake” nie jest tak przesiąknięta oparami dubu, zawiera podobny ładunek przestrzennej muzyki niepozbawionej mocnej energii o klubowym rodowodzie[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    12
    10-20
    Magnet Marsh
    [Broken20]
    idm, abstract, ambient

    Magnet Marsh is a perfect fusion of concept, format, sound and execution. Handled with understated elegance, it is richly atmospheric, emotionally eloquent and vibrantly evocative[...]
    Johnny Mugwump

    Muzyka na „Magnet Marsh” brzmi, jak gdyby taśma uległa uszkodzeniu: tonacja zdaje się nieznacznie zmieniać, zaszumienie to maleje, to znów wzrasta, a co do niektórych dźwięków doprawdy trudno orzec, czy są celowymi zabiegami producenckimi, czy skutkami ubocznymi tej konkretnej techniki nagraniowej. Wszystko jest tu oniryczne, rozmyte i przejaskrawione, jak we śnie lub na błyskawicznej odbitce z polaroida[...]
    Maciej Kaczmarski

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    11
    Andy Stott
    Luxury Problems
    [Modern Love]
    experimental house, techno

    It's possible that Stott's post-2010 sound is just a chapter in a continually evolving style, but with Luxury Problems it somehow feels more permanent than that. Though he's had plenty of strong releases in the past, this one has the inspired feeling of an artist truly finding his footing—a breakthrough, in other words. Whatever the case may be, most of his fans would probably be perfectly happy if he carried on like this forever[...]
    Will Lynch

    Stott z biegłością pogranicznika prześlizguje się pomiędzy światem rządzonym przez melodie, a tym sterroryzowanym przez rytm[...]
    Jan Błaszczak

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    10
    DeepChord
    Sommer
    [Soma Quality Recordings]
    dub techno, ambient

    To say that Sommer is a piece of sonic architecture of which Klein himself would be proud is more than just hot air[...]
    Paul Clarke

    „Sommer” przynosi bowiem ciepłą i jasną muzykę o zdecydowanie letnim tchnieniu. Jak zwykle Modell wykorzystał nagrania terenowe, tym razem jednak zarejestrowane w pobliżu swego domu na przylegającej do oceanu słonecznej plaży[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    09
    Christoph Berg
    Paraphrases
    [Fracture]
    modern classical, ambient

    Paraphrases is a harmonious composition and for all those, who love these tender and sad notes, it’s perfect[...]
    Claudia Fritschler

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    08
    Silent Servant
    Negative Fascination
    [Hospital Productions]
    techno, industrial, ambient

    What's most impressive about Negative Fascination is how Mendez manages to cover so much ground both so cohesively and in such a relatively short period of time, the rare techno album that finishes up under 40 minutes. It feels like a miniaturized epic, and it sees Mendez touch on all the established hallmarks of his already renowned sound, embellishing it here and there with grandiose flourishes[...]
    Andrew Ryce

    Negative Fascination nie łamie formy, ale jest wyraźnym znakiem zaufania Mendeza do swojego warsztatu, a nie bezmyślnego eksperymentowania. Niewiele ponad 40 minut muyki przynosi niezwykle spójny przekaz, tylko w nielicznych momentach to tu, to tam – upiększonej modnymi okultystycznymi przeszkadzajkami[...]
    Marcin Gładysiewicz

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    07
    Vessel
    Order Of Noise
    [Tri Angle]
    experimental, techno

    How far off of the grid can you stretch techno and still call it techno? That's the question Bristolian producer Vessel has been gradually working towards since he emerged last year. Seb Gainsborough's productions—haunted and permanently skewed—have descended into an abyss consumed by post-punk and noise flourishes. On his debut album Order of Noise, Gainsborough presents an entire world rendered in black and dull chrome[...]
    Andrew Ryce

    Wszystko to – zacierające się granice między światami IDMu, dubu, wczesnego dubstepu, uk garage’u i techno – świadczy raczej o jego osłuchaniu zarówno w latach ’90, jak i ’00. Przede wszystkim jednak o tym, że wyciągnął dobre wnioski[...]
    Mateusz Bandurski

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    06
    Tape Loop Orchestra
    The Word On My Lips Is Your Name / The Burnley Brass Band Plays On In My Heart
    [Tape Loop Orchestra]
    ambient, experimental, modern classical

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    05
    Expensive Looks
    Dark Matters
    [Group Tightener]
    synth-pop, lo-fi, electro

    The effect is an improvised and awesome mess of an electronic pop song. You get the feel that Feld's ideas are transplanted straight from his head and left pretty much unaltered in the arrangements—like short splashes of paint or croquis drawings done as a representation of the first fresh ideas. It's this sense of urgency that leaves you engaged throughou[...]
    Mattis With

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    04
    John Talabot
    ƒIN
    [Permanent Vacation]
    house, disco, downtempo

    ƒIN is without a doubt an early contender for electronic album of the year[...]
    Derek Miller

    „ƒIN” to album kompletny, dojrzały i niezwykle elegancki. Bije z niego świeżość, witalność i różnorodność. Nawet, jeśli pojawiają się momenty mniej radosne, to bardziej wpasowują się w klimat wieczornych rozmyślań na hamaku. Talabot wie jak ważna jest w takiej muzyce melodia, i to w właśnie wokół niej buduje cały swój specyficzny mikroświat[...]
    Kamil Downarowicz

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    03
    Trust
    TRST
    [Arts & Crafts International]
    synth-pop, electro, darkwave

    If you can't decide whether to mope or dance to this stuff, how about you do both at the same time - with the lights off, please[...]
    Larry Fitzmaurice

    Trust mają mrok i dekadencję, w ich muzyce można się zatracić jak w szalonej imprezie klubowej, można stracić poczucie czasu i rzeczywistości. Gdyby Ian Curtis żył, tak mogłoby obecnie brzmieć Joy Division, mimo że Alfons odżegnuje się od tego typu inspiracji. W jednym z wywiadów powiedział, że chciał stworzyć album szybki oraz epicki. Nie można zaprzeczyć, że osiągnął ten cel[...]
    Sara Ochał

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    02
    DeepChord Presents Echospace
    Silent World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    [echospace [detroit]]
    field recordings, dub techno, ambient

    Silent World is a beautiful DeepChord presents Echospace record, arguably Liumin‘s superior in any number of ways and should be an
    essential purchase for dub techno fans
    [...]
    James Knapman

    Podstawą do realizacji tego materiału są te same nagrania terenowe, które leżały u źródeł kompozycji znajdujących na poprzedniej płycie duetu – „Liumin”. Tym razem punktem wyjścia stała się jednak idea ciszy. Dlatego muzyka z „Silent World” ma zdecydowanie inny ton niż ta z wcześniejszego wydawnictwa projektu[...]
    Paweł Gzyl

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    01
    Actress
    R.I.P
    [Honest Jon's Records]
    mixed electronic

    Actress can make some of the most exciting techno around even after an album of ambient plinking and plonking. Not that he ever really makes techno. He just makes Actress music, and R.I.P. is the most enveloping and fully developed of his cultivated soundworlds yet[...]
    Andrew Ryce

    Już zaledwie czysta celebracja dźwięków prowadzi do wrażenia, że Darren Cunningham to członek panteonu elektronicznych bogów.
    Nieważne czy zabiera się za syntezator i amorficzne plamy, nagina formę house’u, topi techno w wodzie letejskiej czy sięga po zupełnie abstrakcyjne twory – nikt nie tworzy obecnie równie zasobnej w emocje i żywotnej muzyki. Zdarzyło mi się nazwać Splazsh genialnym, przy R.I.P to zaledwie przyjemna płytka
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    Łukasz Warna-Wiesławski

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  • Top 50 Favourite Tracks Of 2011 - Heliosphaner's Recapitulation

    Gen 1 2012, 17:46

    The last recap... My favourtie tracks of the year. I chose only one track from one release. There is one exception - Desire - Under Your Spell was originally released in 2009, but because of Drive OST I put it here.

    50

    Mokira - Axis Audio (Echospace Model 1)
    From: Time Axis Manipulation Pt. 2
    YOUTUBE

    49

    Gus Gus - Over
    From: Arabian Horse
    YOUTUBE

    48

    Holy Other - Touch
    From: With U
    YOUTUBE

    47

    Tapes - Atomica Rydim
    From: Events Occur In Realtime / Atomica Rydim
    YOUTUBE

    46

    Mark McGuire - Get Lost
    From: Get Lost
    YOUTUBE

    45

    Erdbeerschnitzel - Devotion
    From: Always Remain
    YOUTUBE

    44

    Bruno Pronsato - Feel Right
    From: Lovers Do
    YOUTUBE

    43

    Rising Sun - Lift Up Your Faces
    From: Lift Up Your Faces EP
    YOUTUBE

    42

    Class Actress - Keep You
    From: Rapprocher
    YOUTUBE

    41

    Surgeon - Those Who Do Not
    From: Breaking The Frame
    YOUTUBE



    40

    Kuedo - Salt Lake Cuts
    From: Severant
    YOUTUBE

    39

    BNJMN - Keep The Power Out
    From: Black Square
    YOUTUBE

    38

    Maxxi Soundsystem - Make Or Brake
    From: Make Or Break EP
    YOUTUBE

    37

    Kassem Mosse - Workshop 12 A
    From: Workshop 12
    YOUTUBE

    36

    Hyetal - Beach Scene
    From: Broadcast
    YOUTUBE

    35

    Desire - Under Your Spell (Originally released in 2009)
    From: Drive - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    YOUTUBE

    34

    Deepchord - Amsterdam Remnant 3
    From: Hash-Bar Remnants Pt2
    YOUTUBE

    33

    Moon Duo - Run Around
    From: Mazes
    YOUTUBE

    32

    Crystal Stilts - Silver Sun
    From: In Love With Oblivion
    YOUTUBE

    31

    Pangaea - Inna Daze
    From: Inna Daze / Won't Hurt
    YOUTUBE



    30

    The Francis Inferno Orchestra - The Fire Is Real
    From: The Night He Came Home EP
    YOUTUBE

    29

    CSLSX - Keep On Shining
    From: Keep On Shining
    YOUTUBE

    28

    Clockwork - It's You Again
    From: It's You Again
    YOUTUBE

    27

    Sandwell District - Falling The Same Way (Version)
    From: Feed Forward
    YOUTUBE

    26

    The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love
    From: In The Grace Of Your Love
    YOUTUBE

    25

    Actress - Gershwin
    From: Harrier ATTK / Gershwin
    YOUTUBE

    24

    Miles - Primer
    From: Facets EP
    YOUTUBE

    23

    Storm Queen - It Goes On (Vox)
    From: It Goes On
    YOUTUBE

    22

    Vatican Shadow - Church Of All Images
    From: Kneel Before Religious Icons
    YOUTUBE

    21

    John Maus - Keep Pushing On
    From: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
    YOUTUBE



    20

    Sun Araw - Impluvium
    From: Ancient Romans
    VIMEO

    19

    Homework - Hudson Square
    From: Ancient Romans
    YOUTUBE

    18

    M83 - Midnight City
    From: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
    YOUTUBE

    17

    Maya Jane Coles - Senseless
    From: Focus Now
    YOUTUBE

    16

    Ruben & Ra - Newer Shooz
    From: Retrospective 001
    YOUTUBE

    15

    LA Vampires Goes Ital - Tons Of Love
    From: Streetwise
    VIDEO

    14

    Burial - Street Halo
    From: Street Halo EP
    YOUTUBE

    13

    Levon Vincent - Tyner
    From: Earth Tones Vol. 2
    YOUTUBE

    12

    FaltyDL - Hip Love
    From: Hip Love
    YOUTUBE

    11

    Deadboy - Wish You Were Here
    From: Here EP
    YOUTUBE



    10

    Larry Tiger - Eagle
    From: Alone On The Green EP
    YOUTUBE

    09

    Bon Iver - I Can't Make You Love Me / Nick of Time
    From: Calgary
    YOUTUBE

    08

    Tim Hecker - The Piano Drop
    From: Ravedeath, 1972
    YOUTUBE

    07

    Maxxi Soundsystem - Criticize
    From: Criticize
    YOUTUBE

    06

    Byetone - Black Peace
    From: Symeta
    YOUTUBE

    05

    Lawrence English - December 24 - Frost's Bitter Grip
    From: The Peregrine
    YOUTUBE

    04

    Hype Williams - Rise Up
    From: Kelly Price W8 Gain Vol II
    YOUTUBE

    03

    Autre Ne Veut - Your Clothes
    From: Body EP
    YOUTUBE

    02

    Andy Stott - Posers
    From: We Stay Together
    YOUTUBE

    01

    Belong - Perfect Life
    From: Common Era
    YOUTUBE






    BelongAndy StottAutre Ne VeutHype WilliamsLawrence EnglishByetoneMaxxi SoundsystemTim HeckerBon IverLarry TigerDeadboyFaltyDLLevon VincentBurialLA Vampires Goes ItalRuben & RaMaya Jane ColesM83HomeworkSun ArawJohn MausVatican ShadowStorm QueenThe RaptureActressMilesSandwell DistrictClockworkCSLSXThe Francis Inferno OrchestraPangaeaCrystal StiltsMoon DuoDeepchordDesireHyetalKassem MosseBNJMNKuedoSurgeonClass ActressRising UpBruno PronsatoErdbeerschnitzelMark McGuireTapesHoly OtherGus GusMokira

    Perfect LifePosersYour ClothesDecember 24 - Frost's Bitter GripBlack PeaceCriticizeThe Piano DropI Can't Make You Love Me / Nick of TimeEagleWish You Were HereHip LoveTynerStreet HaloTons Of LoveNewer ShoozSenselessMidnight CityHudson SquareImpluviumKeep Pushing OnChurch of All ImagesIt Goes On (Vox)PrimerGershwinHow Deep Is Your Love?Falling The Same Way (Version)It's You AgainKeep on ShiningThe Fire Is RealInna DazeSilver SunRun AroundAmsterdam Remnant 3Under Your SpellBeach SceneWorkshop 12 AMake Or BreakKeep the Power OutSalt Lake CutsThose Who Do NotKeep YouLift Up Your FacesFeel RightDevotionGet LostAtomica RydimTouchOverAxis Audio (Echospace Model 1)
  • Top 100 Favourite Albums Of 2011 - Heliosphaner's Recapitulation

    Dic 28 2011, 18:00


    100
    Puzzle Muteson
    En Garde
    [Bedroom Community]
    genre: folk rock, ballad

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    099
    Roll The Dice
    In Dust
    [Leaf]
    genre: electronic, ambient

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    098
    Conforce
    Escapism
    [Delsin]
    genre: deep house, techno

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    097
    The Field
    Looping State Of Mind
    [Kompakt]
    genre: electronic, house

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    096
    Harold Budd
    In The Mist
    [Darla Records]
    genre: ambient, modern classical

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    095
    Marsen Jules
    Nostalgia
    [Oktaf]
    genre: ambient, modern classical

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    094
    Speculator
    Nice
    [Underwater Peoples Records]
    genre: lo-fi, noise, space rock

    LISTEN
    093
    Zodiac Free Arts Club
    Floating World
    [Permanent Vacation]
    genre: krautrock, electronic

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    092
    tobias.
    Leaning Over Backwards
    [Ostgut Ton]
    genre: techno, minimal

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    091
    Jannick Schou
    Act Of Shimmering
    [Experimedia]
    genre: ambient, drone

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    090
    Cyclo.
    Id
    [Raster-Noton]
    genre: clicks, experimental

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    089
    Conrad Schnitzler & Borngräber & Strüver
    Con-Struct
    [M=minimal]
    genre: minimalism, experimental

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    088
    Janek Schaefer
    Phoenix & Phaedra Holding Patterns
    [Spekk]
    genre: ambient

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    087
    Plaid
    Scintilli
    [Warp Records]
    genre: idm

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    086
    Aidan Baker
    Lost In The Rat Maze
    [ConSouling Sounds]
    genre: ambient, noise, experimental

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    085
    Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason
    Sólaris
    [Bedroom Community]
    genre: ambient, modern classical

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    084
    Area C
    Map Of Circular Thought
    [Preservation]
    genre: ambient

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    083
    Emuul
    The Drawing Of The Line
    [Digitalis Recordings]
    genre: ambient

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    082
    Martial Canterel
    You Today
    [Wierd Records]
    genre: new wave, synth-pop, darkwave

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    081
    Nicolas Jaar
    Space Is Only Noise
    [Circus Company]
    genre: downtempo, deep house

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    080
    Morphosis
    What Have We Learned
    [Delsin / M>O>S Recordings]
    genre: techno

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    079
    CM von Hausswolff
    800 000 Seconds In Harar
    [Touch]
    genre: drone, field recordings

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    078
    Onra
    Chinoiseries Pt 2
    [All City Records]
    genre: instrumental hip hop, electronic

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    Pinch & Shackleton
    Pinch & Shackleton
    [Honest Jon's Records]
    genre: dubstep, tribal, abstract

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    076
    Perc
    Wicker & Steel
    [Perc Trax]
    genre: techno, abstract

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    075
    Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto
    Summvs
    [Raster-Noton]
    genre: minimalism, modern classical

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    074
    Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw
    Night Gallery
    [Thrill Jockey]
    genre: psychedelic rock, space rock, abstract

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    073
    Disappears
    Guider
    [Kranky]
    genre: psychedelic rock, indie rock

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    072
    Boxcutter
    The Dissolve
    [Planet Mu]
    genre: funk, uk bass, electronic

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    071
    Bruno Pronsato
    Lovers Do
    [Thesongsays]
    genre: minimal house

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    070
    FaltyDL
    You Stand Uncertain
    [Planet Mu]
    genre: uk garage, dubstep, uk bass

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    069
    Bellows
    Handcut
    [Senufo Editions]
    genre: ambient, glitch

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    068
    Crystal Stilts
    In Love With Oblivion
    [Slumberland Records / Fortuna Pop!]
    genre: psychedelic rock, indie rock

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    067
    Sully
    Carrier
    [Keysound Recordings]
    genre: uk garage

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    066
    Surgeon
    Breaking The Frame
    [Dynamic Tension Records]
    genre: techno, ambient

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    065
    Tiger & Woods
    Through The Green
    [Running Back]
    genre: nu disco, deep house

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    064
    David Borden, James Ferraro, Samuel Godin, Laurel Halo & Daniel Lopatin
    Frkwys Vol. 07
    [Rvng Intl.]
    genre: ambient, abstract, experimental

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    063
    Tycho
    Dive
    [Ghostly International]
    genre: downtempo, house

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    062
    Moon Duo
    Mazes
    [Sacred Bones Records / Souterrain Transmissions]
    genre: psychedelic rock

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    061
    Margaret Dygas
    Margaret Dygas
    [Perlon]
    genre: minimal house

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    060
    Grouper
    A I A: Alien Observer / A I A: Dream Loss
    [Yellow Electric]
    genre: ambient, experimental

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    059
    High Wolf
    Atlas Nation
    [Holy Mountain]
    genre: psychedelic rock, carnatic, experimental

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    058
    2562
    Fever
    [When In Doubt]
    genre: uk bass, dubstep

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    057
    Dustin O'Halloran
    Lumiere
    [Fat Cat / 130701]
    genre: modern classical

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    056
    DJ Qu
    Gymnastics
    [Strength Music Recordings]
    genre: deep house

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    055
    Sun Araw
    Ancient Romans
    [Sun Ark Records]
    genre: psychedelic rock, abstract

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    054
    Sleep ∞ Over
    Forever
    [Hippos In Tanks]
    genre: ethereal, synth-pop, experimental

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    053
    Robot Koch
    The Other Side
    [Project: Mooncircle]
    genre: dubstep, electronic

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    052
    Juv
    Juv
    [Miasmah]
    genre: dark ambient

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    051
    Kreng
    Grimoire
    [Miasmah]
    genre: dark ambient, modern classical

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    050
    Bvdub
    I Remember (Translations Of Mørketid)
    [Glacial Movements Records]
    genre: ambient

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    049
    Jóhann Jóhannsson
    The Miners' Hymns
    [130701]
    genre: modern classical

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    048
    Taylor Deupree + Marcus Fischer
    In A Place Of Such Graceful Shapes
    [12k]
    genre: ambient, minimalism

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    047
    BNJMN
    Black Square
    [Rush Hour Direct Current]
    genre: deep house

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    046
    Martyn
    Ghost People
    [Brainfeeder]
    genre: uk bass, uk garage, techno, dubstep

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    045
    Kaboom Karavan
    Barra Barra
    [Miasmah]
    genre: experimental, acoustic, abstract

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    044
    John Maus
    We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
    [Upset! The Rhythm]
    genre: synth-pop, new wave, lo-fi

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    043
    Chris Watson
    El Tren Fantasma
    [Touch]
    genre: field recordings

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    042
    Radio People
    Hazel
    [Mexican Summer]
    genre: experimental, electronic, ambient

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    041
    The Boats
    The Ballad Of The Eagle
    [Our Small Ideas]
    genre: modern classical, ambient

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    040
    Demdike Stare
    Elemental - Parts 1 & 2
    [Modern Love]
    genre: ambient, abstract

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    039
    Sun Glitters
    Everything Could Be Fine
    [LebensStrasse Records]
    genre: uk bass, ambient, glitch, chillwave

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    038
    Ten And Tracer
    Friendless Now
    [Nomadic Kids Republic]
    genre: ambient

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    037
    Jasper TX
    The Black Sun Transmissions
    [Fang Bomb]
    genre: ambient, experimental, noise

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    036
    Matthew Cooper
    Some Days Are Better Than Others (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    [Temporary Residence Limited]
    genre: modern classical, ambient, score

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    035
    Nils Frahm
    Felt
    [Erased Tapes Records]
    genre: modern classical

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    034
    Portable
    Into Infinity
    [Perlon]
    genre: deep house

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    033
    Oneohtrix Point Never
    Replica
    [Mexican Summer / Software Records]
    genre: lo-fi, radio tape, ambient, experimental, abstract

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    032
    Blanck Mass
    Blanck Mass
    [Rock Action Records]
    genre: ambient, experimental

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    031
    Peaking Lights
    936
    [Not Not Fun Records / Weird World]
    genre: psychedelic, experimental, lo-fi

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    030
    Goldmund
    All Will Prosper
    [Western Vinyl]
    genre: folk, modern classical

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    029
    Deaf Center
    Owl Splinters
    [Type]
    genre: dark ambient, modern classical

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    028
    Heatsick
    Intersex
    [Pan]
    genre: experimental, abstract

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    027
    The Caretaker
    An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
    [History Always Favours The Winners]
    genre: ambient, experimental

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    026
    Alexander Rishaug
    Shadow Of Events
    [Dekorder]
    genre: ambient, experimental

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    025
    Chihei Hatakeyama
    Mirror
    [Room40]
    genre: ambient

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    024
    Kuedo
    Severant
    [Planet Mu]
    genre: dubstep, uk bass

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    023
    Deadbeat
    Drawn And Quartered
    [BLKRTZ]
    genre: dub, dub techno

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    022
    Mark McGuire
    Get Lost
    [Editions Mego]
    genre: ambient, experimental

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    021
    Patten
    GLAQJO XAACSSO
    [No Pain In Pop]
    genre: abstract, techno, idm ,experimental, lo-fi

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    020
    Vatican Shadow
    Kneel Before Religious Icons
    [Hospital Productions]
    genre: industrial

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    019
    Sandwell District
    Sandwell District
    [Sandwell District]
    genre: techno, ambient

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    018
    Irrelevant
    I'll Be OK
    [Kokeshi]
    genre: dubstep, uk garage, ambient

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    017
    Desolate
    The Invisible Insurrection
    [Fauxpas Musik]
    genre: dubstep, ambient, downtempo

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    016
    Ezekiel Honig
    Folding In On Itself
    [Type]
    genre: minimal, ambient, glitch

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    015
    Alva Noto
    Univrs
    [Raster-Noton]
    genre: glitch, experimental, minimalism

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    014
    Stephan Mathieu
    Remain
    [Line]
    genre: ambient, drone

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    013
    Deepchord
    Hash-Bar Loops / Hash-Bar Remnants
    [Soma Quality Recordings]
    genre: dub techno, ambient

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    012
    Frank Bretschneider
    Komet
    [Shitkatapult]
    genre: minimal, techno

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    011
    Byetone
    Symeta
    [Raster-Noton]
    genre: idm, glitch, minimal

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    TOP 10

    010
    Chubby Wolf
    Turkey Decoy
    [Digitalis Recordings]
    genre: ambient

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    009
    Vladislav Delay
    Vantaa
    [Raster-Noton]
    genre: glitch, minimalism, abstract

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    008
    Roly Porter
    Aftertime
    [Subtext]
    genre: idm, techno, ambient, experimental

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    007
    A Winged Victory For The Sullen
    A Winged Victory For The Sullen
    [Erased Tapes Records]
    genre: modern classical, ambient

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    006
    Sound People
    Teatime
    [Under The Spire]
    genre: minimalism, ambient, electronic, experimental

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    005
    Tim Hecker
    Ravedeath, 1972 / Dropped Pianos
    [Kranky]
    genre: ambient, modern classical

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    004
    David Wenngren & Christopher Bissonnette
    The Meridians Of Longitude And Parallels Of Latitude
    [Home Normal]
    genre: ambient

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    003
    Lawrence English
    The Peregrine
    [Experimedia]
    genre: ambient, experimental

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    002
    Andy Stott
    Passed Me By / We Stay Together
    [Modern Love]
    genre: house, techno, experimental, abstract

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    THE WINNER... nothing but my favorite gem of the year:

    001
    Belong
    Common Era
    [Kranky]
    genre: shoegaze, new wave, ambient, noise

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  • 2010 Recapitulation - My Choice: Top 100 Albums

    Dic 27 2010, 20:29

    My Top 70 Tracks Of The Year

    It's time to close another great year in music, so see the result of my musical trip since the very first day of the year:


    100
    Fan Death
    Womb Of Dreams
    [Mercury]
    Genre: disco, synth-pop


    099
    Automelodi
    Automelodi
    [Wierd Records]
    Genre: synth-pop


    098
    Cloudland Canyon
    Fin Eaves
    [Holy Mountain]
    Genre: experrimental, krautrock, ambient, noise


    097
    Infinite Body
    Carve Out The Face Of My God
    [Post Present Medium]
    Genre: noise ambient, abstract


    096
    Teengirl Fantasy
    7 AM
    [True Panther Sounds / Merok Records]
    Genre: house, synth-pop, leftfield


    095
    Michael Santos
    Memory Maker
    [Home Normal]
    Genre: ambient, drone


    094
    Senking
    Pong
    [Raster-Noton]
    Genre: abstract, minimal


    093
    Federico Durant
    La Siesta Del Ciprés
    [Spekk]
    Genre: ambient, modern classical


    092
    Casino Versus Japan
    Night On Tape
    [Attack 9]
    Genre: idm, downtempo, ambient


    091
    BJ Nilsen
    The Invisible City
    [Touch]
    Genre: field recording, abstract, experimenta


    ________________________


    090
    Murralin Lane
    Our House Is On The Wall
    [12k]
    Genre: ambient


    089
    Lukid
    Chord
    [Werk Discs]
    Genre: instrumental, abstract, dubstep


    088
    The Knife In Collaboration With Mt. Sims And Planningtorock
    Tomorrow, In A Year
    [Brille Records / Rabid Records]
    Genre: musical, experimental


    087
    Best Coast
    Crazy For You
    [Mexican Summer]
    Genre: lo-fi, indie rock


    086
    GonjaSufi
    A Sufi And A Killer
    [Warp Records]
    Genre: psychedelic, disco, abstract, lo-fi


    085
    Andrea Ferraris & Matteo Uggeri
    Autumn Is Coming, We're All In Slow Motion
    [hibernate]
    Genre: ambient


    084
    Chihei Hatakeyama
    Ghostly Garden
    [Own Records]
    Genre: ambient


    083
    Helios
    Unleft
    [Unseen Records]
    Genre: ambient, downtempo


    082
    Akira Rabelais
    Caduceus
    [Samadhisound]
    Genre: avangarde, abstract, noise


    081
    Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek
    Bird, Lake, Objects
    [Faitiche]
    Genre: experimental, ambient

    __________________


    080
    Flying Lotus
    Cosmogranna
    [Warp Records]
    Genre: instrumental hip-hop, disco, experimental, future jazz


    079
    Dalot
    Loop Over Latitudes
    [n5MD]
    Genre: ambient, modern classical, idm


    078
    Fluxion
    Perfused
    [Echochord]
    Genre: dub techno


    077
    Lone
    Emerald Fantasy Tracks
    [Magic Wire Recordings]
    Genre: house, lo-fi


    076
    Aidan Baker
    Liminoid / Lifeforms
    [Alien8 Recordings]
    Genre: abstract, drone, ambient


    075
    Sutekh
    On Bach
    [Creaked Records]
    Genre: minimal, abstract, techno


    074
    LCD Soundsystem
    This Is Happening
    [DFA]
    Genre: leftfield, disco, indie rock


    073
    Marcell Dettmann
    Dettmann
    [Ostgut Ton]
    Genre: techno, minimal


    072
    Xela & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
    Love Is A Dream
    [Type]
    Genre: abstract, ambient


    071
    Peter Van Hoesen
    Entropic City
    [Time To Express]
    Genre: techno

    ___________________

    070
    Morgan Packard
    Moment Again Elsewhere
    [Anticipate Recordings]
    Genre: minimal, abstract


    069
    Maxmillion Dunbar
    Cool Water
    [Ramp Recordings]
    Genre: downtempo, disco


    068
    LTJ
    They Call It Edit
    [It's A Small World Disco]
    Genre: disco


    067
    Onra
    Long Distance
    [All City Records]
    Genre: disco, nu soul


    066
    Matthew Dear
    Black City
    [Ghostly International]
    Genre: house, downtempo, electronic


    065
    Jonas Reinhardt
    Powers Of Audition
    [Kranky]
    Genre: space rock, experimental


    064
    Gold Panda
    Lucky Shiner
    [Ghostly International]
    Genre: leftfield, idm ,downtempo, wonky


    063
    Clem Leek
    Holly Lane
    [hibernate]
    Genre: ambient


    062
    Jatoma
    Jatoma
    [Kompakt]
    Genre: electroni, tech house


    061
    Four Tet
    There Is Love In You
    [Domino]
    Genre: minimal, house, experimental

    ____________________

    060
    Wild Nothing
    Gemini
    [Captured Tracks]
    Genre: idie rock, shoegaze, synth-pop


    059
    Future Islands
    In Evening AIr
    [Thrill Jockey]
    Genre: indie rock


    058
    Nils Frahm & Anne Müller
    7fingers
    [Hush Records]
    Genre: modern classical, glitch


    057
    Arcade Fire
    The Suburbs
    [City Slang]
    Genre: indie rock


    056
    Forest Swords
    Dagger Paths
    [No Pain In Pop / Olde English Spelling Bee]
    Genre: experimental, psychedelic


    055
    Shed
    The Traveller
    [Ostgut Ton]
    Genre: techno


    054
    Roof Light
    Kirkwood Gaps
    [Highpoint Lowlife]
    Genre: dubstep, experimental


    053
    Pulshar
    Inside
    [Desolat]
    Genre: house, dub techno, minimal


    052
    Oriol
    Night & Day
    [Planet Mu]
    Genre: disco, downtempo, lo-fi


    051
    Oneohtrix Point Never
    Returnal
    [Editions Mego]
    Genre: ambient, experimental

    ___________________

    050
    High Places
    High Places Vs Mankind
    [Thrill Jockey]
    Genre: experimental


    049
    Warning Light
    Further On
    [Stickfigure Records]
    Genre: ambient, experimental


    048
    Philip Jeck
    An Ark For The Listener
    [Touch]
    Genre: ambient, experimental


    047
    Loscil
    Endless Falls
    [Kranky]
    Genre: ambient


    046
    Marcus Fischer
    Monocoastal
    [12k]
    Genre: ambient, experimental


    045
    Yellow Swans
    Going Places
    [Type]
    Genre: noise ambient


    044
    Indignant Senility
    Plays Wagner
    [Type]
    Genre: dark ambient


    043
    Jasper TX
    A Voice From Dead Radio
    [Under The Spire]
    Genre: ambient


    042
    Brian Eno
    Small Craft On A Milk Sea
    [Warp Records]
    Genre: ambient, downtempo, abstract


    041
    Jim Ferraro
    On Air
    [Muscleworks Inc.]
    Genre: abstract, lo-fi, radioplay

    ______________________

    040
    Mount Kimbie
    Crooks & Lovers
    [Hotflush Recordings]
    Genre: dubstep, downtempo, experimental


    039
    Concert Silence
    9.22.07
    [Infraction]
    Genre: modern classical, ambient


    038
    Autechre
    Oversteps
    [Warp Records]
    Genre: idm, experimental


    037
    Eluvium
    Static Nocturne
    [Watership Sounds]
    Genre: ambient, modern classical


    036
    Jamie Lidell
    Compass
    [Warp Records
    Genre: soul, funk, electronic


    035
    Arp
    The Soft Wave
    [Smalltown Supersound]
    Genre: kratrock, ambient, experimental


    034
    Drivan
    Disko
    [Smalltown Supersound]
    Genre: downtempo, trip hop


    033
    LA Vampires Meets Zola Jesus
    LA Vampires Meets Zola Jesus
    [Not Not Fun Records]
    Genre: experimental, lo-fi, psychedelic


    032
    Zola Jesus
    Stridulum II
    [Souterrain Transmissions]
    Genre: experimental


    031
    Caribou
    Swim
    [City Slang / Merge Records]
    Genre: synth-pop, techno, experimental

    ________________

    030
    STL
    Flying Object
    [Something]
    Genre: deep house, experimental


    029
    Baths
    Cerulean
    [Anticon]
    Genre: instrumental, experimental, wonky


    028
    Andrew Thomas
    Between Buildings And Trees
    [Kompakt]
    Genre: ambient


    027
    Scott Cortez
    Twin Radiant Flux
    [Line]
    Genre: drone, ambient


    026
    Brian McBride
    The Effective Disconnect
    [Kranky
    Genre: modern classical, ambient


    025
    Ólafur Arnalds
    ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
    [Erased Tapes Records]
    Genre: modern classical


    024
    Tobias Hellkvist
    Evolutions
    [Home Normal]
    Genre: ambient


    023
    How To Dress Well
    Love Remains
    [Lefse Records]
    Genre: lo-fi, experimental, soul


    022
    Olan Mill
    Pine
    [Serein]
    Genre: ambient, modern classical


    021
    Emeralds
    Does It Look Like I'm Here?
    [Editions Mego]
    Genre: krautrock, experimental

    ______________________

    020
    Pantha Du Prince
    Black Noise
    [Rough Trade]
    Genre: minimal, techno, experimental


    019
    Thomas Fehlmann
    Gute Luft
    [Kompakt]
    Genre: dub techno, ambient


    018
    The Black Dog
    Music For Real Airports
    [Soma Quality Recordings]
    Genre: ambient


    017
    Shackleton
    Fabric 55
    [Fabric]
    Genre: tribal, dubstep, techno, minimal, abstract


    016
    Autechre
    Move Of Ten
    [Warp Records]
    Genre: idm, experimental, abstract


    015
    Taylor Deupree
    Shoals
    [12k]
    Genre: ambient


    014
    Goldmund
    Famous Places
    [Western Vinyl]
    Genre: modern classical


    013
    Demdike Stare
    Liberation Through Hearing / Forest Of Evil
    [Modern Love]
    Genre: experimental, dark ambient, dub techno


    012
    Demdike Stare
    Voices Of Dust
    [Modern Love]
    Genre: experimental, dark ambient, dub techno


    011
    The Sight Below
    It Falls Apart
    [Ghostly International]
    Genre: ambient, techno

    __________________

    010
    Pausal
    Lapses
    [Barge Recordings]
    Genre: modern classical, ambient


    009
    Efdemin
    Chicago
    [Dial]
    Genre: deep house, house


    008
    Rafael Anton Irrisari
    The North Bend
    [Room40]
    Genre: ambient, modern classical


    007
    Machinefabriek
    Daas
    [Cold Spring]
    Genre: ambient, modern classical


    006
    Small Black
    New Chain
    [Jagjaguwar]
    Genre: leftfield, lo-fi, synth-pop


    005
    Sumsun
    Samo Milagro
    [Moamoo]
    Genre: noise, lo-fi, experimental


    004
    Actress
    Splazsh
    [Honest Jon's Records]
    Genre: experimental, house, wonky, dubstep


    003
    Eluvium
    Similes
    [Temporary Residence Limited]
    Genre: modern classical, ambient


    my discovery of the year:

    002
    Autre Ne Veut
    Autre Ne Veut
    [Olde English Spelling Bee]
    Genre: synth-pop, nu RnB, experimental


    and the winner is:

    001
    DeepChord Present Echospace
    Liumin / Liumin Reduced
    [Modern Love]
    Genre: dub techno, ambient, field recordings



    So, Happy New Year! :)
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    DeepChord presents Echospace
    Autre Ne Veut
    Eluvium
    Actress
    Sumsun
    Small Black
    Machinefabriek
    rafael anton irrisari
    Efdemin
    Pausal
    The Sight Below
    Demdike Stare
    Goldmund
    Taylor Deupree
    Autechre
    Shackleton
    The Black Dog
    Thomas Fehlmann
    Pantha du Prince
    Emeralds
    Olan Mill
    How to Dress Well
    Tobias Hellkvist
    ólafur arnalds
    Brian McBride
    Scott Cortez
    Andrew Thomas
    Baths
    STL
    Caribou
    Zola Jesus
    LA Vampires meets Zola Jesus
    Drivan
    Arp
    Jamie Lidell
    Concert Silence
    Mount Kimbie
    Jim Ferraro
    Brian Eno
    Jasper TX
    Indignant Senility
    Yellow Swans
    Marcus Fischer
    Loscil
    Philip Jeck
    Warning Light
    High Places
    Oneohtrix Point Never
    Oriol
    Pulshar
    Roof Light
    Shed
    Forest Swords
    Arcade Fire
    Nils Frahm & Anne Müller
    Future Islands
    Jatoma
    Wild Nothing
    Four Tet
    Clem Leek
    Gold Panda
    Jonas Reinhardt
    Matthew Dear
    Onra
    LTJ
    Maxmillion Dunbar
    Morgan Packard
    Peter van Hoesen
    Xela & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
    Marcell Dettmann
    LCD Soundsystem
    Sutekh
    Aidan Baker
    Lone
    Fluxion
    Dalot
    Flying Lotus
    Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek
    Akira Rabelais
    Helios
    Chihei Hatakeyama
    Andrea Ferraris & Matteo Uggeri
    Gonjasufi
    Best Coast
    The Knife
    Lukid
    Murralin Lane
    BJ Nilsen
    Casino Versus Japan
    Federico Durand
    Senking
    Michael Santos
    Teengirl Fantasy
    Infinite Body
    Cloudland Canyon
    Automelodi
    Fan Death
  • 2010 Recapitulation - My Choice: Top 70 Tracks

    Dic 27 2010, 20:06

    Here's my 70 favorite tracks of the year (+YouTube links):

    PS: I forgot about Chaim - Don't Shout (about top 10) and Pantha Du Prince - Stick To My Side (about top 20) ;)

    70
    The Hundred In The Hands
    Commotion
    Album: The Hundred In The Hands
    YT


    69
    Balam Acab
    See Birds (Moon)
    EP: See Birds
    YT


    68
    Antony And The Johnsons
    Thank You For The Love
    Album: Swanlights
    YT


    67
    T++
    Cropped
    EP: Wireless
    YT


    66
    Four Tet
    Plastic People
    Album: There Is Love In You
    YT


    65
    Cubic Zirconia
    Black & Blue
    Single: Black & Blue
    YT


    64
    Goldmund
    Alberta
    Album: Famous Places
    YT


    63
    Mount Kimbie
    Carbonated
    Album: Crooks & Lovers
    YT


    62
    The Samps
    Yellow Jacket
    EP: The Samps
    Hypem


    61
    Ripperton
    Nocturnal Reflection
    Single: Nocturnal Reflection
    YT


    ___________________________

    60
    CocoRosie
    Lemonade
    Album: Grey Oceans
    YT


    59
    Broken Social Scene
    Meet Me In The Basement
    Album: Forgiveness Rock Record
    YT


    58
    Cosmetics
    Sleepwalking
    Single: Sleepwalking
    YT


    57
    Matthew Dear
    Little People / Gem
    Album: Black City
    YT / YT


    56
    Future Islands
    Inch Of Dust / Vireo's Eye
    Album: In Evening Air
    YT / YT


    55
    Forest Swords
    Rattling Cage
    Single: Rattling Cage
    YT


    54
    Art Department
    Without You
    Single: Vampire Nightclub / Without You
    YT


    53
    Pulshar
    Da Creator
    Album: Inside
    YT


    52
    Lawrence
    Dwelling On Sand Dunes
    SIngle: Dwelling On Sand Dunes
    YT


    51
    Drivan
    Inget Mer Sen
    Album: Disko
    YT


    ___________________________

    50
    Ólafur Arnalds
    Hægt, Kemur Ljósið
    Album: ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
    YT


    49
    Der Dritte Raum
    Dubidoo
    Album: Liquid Garden - Chapter One


    48
    Röyksopp
    The Drug
    Album: Senior
    YT


    47
    Toby Tobias
    The Try
    Single: The Try
    Hypem


    46
    James Blake
    Limit To Your Love
    Single: Limit To Your Love
    YT


    45
    The Irrepressibles
    In This Shirt
    Album: Mirror Mirror
    YT


    44
    Aeroplane
    We Can't Fly
    Single: We Can't Fly
    YT


    43
    Apparat
    Sayulita
    Album: DJ-Kicks
    YT


    42
    Session Victim
    We Want To Thank All Our Friends
    EP: Paw For The Floor EP
    YT


    41
    Machinefabriek
    Onkruid
    Album: Daas
    YT


    ___________________________

    40
    Midnight Juggernauts
    Vital Signs
    Album: The Crystal Axis
    YT


    39
    Shimmy Sham Sham
    Shimmy Sham Sham 002-A
    Single: Shimm Shamm Shamm 002
    YT


    38
    Tim Hecker
    Apondalifa
    Single: Apondalifa
    YT


    37
    Onra
    High Hopes
    EP: Long Distance
    YT


    36
    How To Dress Well
    Ready For The World
    Album: Love Remains
    YT


    35
    Flying Lotus
    Do The Astral Plane
    Album: Cosmogramma
    YT


    34
    Floating Points
    People's Potential
    Single: People's Potential
    YT


    33
    Thomas Bjerring
    2:45
    Single: 2:45
    YT


    32
    Taylor Deupree
    Snow (Dusk, Dawn)
    Single: Snow (Dusk, Dawn)



    31
    Autechre
    Etchogon-S
    Album: Move Of Ten
    YT


    ___________________________

    30
    Tornado Wallace
    Paddlin'
    Single: Paddlin'
    YT


    29
    Automelodi
    Rayons De Rien
    Album: Automelodi
    Vimeo


    28
    Oriol
    Joy FM
    Album: Night & Day
    YT


    27
    STL
    Dark Energy
    Album: Flying Objects



    26
    LCD Soundsystem
    One Touch
    Album: This Is Happening
    YT


    25
    Games
    Heartlands
    Single: Everything Is Working
    YT


    24
    Jamie Woon
    Night Air
    Single: Night Air
    YT


    23
    Maxmillion Dunbar
    Girls Dream
    Single: Girls Dream
    YT


    22
    Gunnar Wendel
    578 (Omar S Rude Boy Warm Mix)
    Single: 578 (Omar S Remixes)
    YT


    21
    Zola Jesus
    Night
    Album: Stridulum II
    YT


    ___________________________

    20
    Sumsun
    Capella
    Album: Samo Milagro
    YT


    19
    Rafael Anton Irrisari
    Lit A Dawn
    EP: Reverie
    YT


    18
    Oneohtrix Point Never + Antony + Fennesz
    Returnal
    Single: Returnal
    YT


    17
    Actress
    Get Ohn (Fairlight Mix)/ Bubble Buts And Equations
    Album: Splazsh
    YT / YT


    16
    NDF
    Since We Last Met
    Single: Since We Last Met
    YT


    15
    Caribou
    Jamelia / Sun
    Album: Swim
    YT / YT


    14
    DJ Sprinkles Presents Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion
    Down Home Kami-Sakunobe
    EP: House Explosion I
    YT


    13
    Hyetal
    Phoenix
    Single: Phoenix
    YT


    12
    Arcade Fire
    Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
    Album: The Suburbs
    YT


    11
    Small Black
    Search Party
    Album: New Chain
    YT


    ___________________________

    10
    Dollkraut
    Loot
    Single: Loot
    YT


    09
    Jamie Lidell
    I Wanna Be Your Telephone / Coma Chameleon
    Album: Compass
    YT / YT


    08
    Azari & III
    Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
    Single: Reckless With Your Remixes
    YT


    07
    Slight Delay
    Melody Nelson
    EP: Cigana
    YT


    06
    Burnt Island Casuals
    Truth & Temptation
    Single: Scotch Hop / Truth & Temptation
    YT


    05
    Eluvium
    The Motion Makes Me Last
    Album: Similes
    YT


    04
    DeepdChord Presents Echospace
    BCN Dub / Summer Haze
    Album: Liumin
    YT / YT


    03
    Teengirl Fantasy
    Cheaters
    Album: 7 AM
    YT


    02
    Tensnake
    Coma Cat
    Single: Coma Cat
    YT


    01
    Autre Ne Veut
    Tell Me / OMG
    Album: Autre Ne Veut
    YT / YT


    ___________________________

    Autre Ne VeutTensnakeTeengirl FantasyDeepChord presents EchospaceEluviumBurnt Island CasualsSlight DelayAzari & IIIJamie LidellDollkrautSmall BlackArcade FireHyetalDJ SprinklesCariboundfActressOneohtrix Point Neverrafael anton irrisariSumsunZola JesusGunnar WendelMaxmillion DunbarJamie WoonGamesLCD SoundsystemSTLOriolAutomelodiTornado WallaceAutechreTaylor DeupreeThomas BjerringFloating PointsFlying LotusHow to Dress WellOnraTim HeckerShimmy Sham ShamMidnight JuggernautsMachinefabriekSession VictimApparatAeroplaneThe IrrepressiblesJames BlakeToby TobiasRöyksoppDer Dritte Raumólafur arnaldsDrivanLawrencePulsharArt DepartmentForest SwordsFuture IslandsMatthew DearCosmeticsBroken Social SceneCocoRosieRippertonThe SampsMount KimbieGoldmundCubic ZirconiaFour TetT++Antony and the JohnsonsBalam AcabThe Hundred in the Hands
  • 2009 Recapitulation - My Choice: Top 100 Albums.

    Dic 27 2009, 20:59

    Here's my choice. 100 stunning albums of 2009. :)


    100
    Bibio
    Ambivalence Avenue
    [Warp Records]
    Genre: idm, disco, beats, folk, funky


    099
    Broadcast & The Focus Group
    Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
    [Warp Records]
    Genre: experimental, psychedelic


    098
    Lusine
    A Certain Distance
    [Ghostly International]
    Genre: leftfield, idm, tech house


    097
    Sparklehorse + Fennesz
    In A Fishtank 15
    [In The Fishtank]
    Genre: avangarde, ambient, experimental


    096
    Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek
    Blank Grey Canvas Sky
    [Fang Bomb]
    Genre: modern classical, experimental


    095
    Jega
    Variance
    [Planet Mu]
    Genre: glitch, idm, experimental


    094
    Neon Indian
    Psychic Chasms
    [Lefse Records]
    Genre: lo-fi, new wave, synth pop


    093
    Matias Aguayo
    Ay Ay Ay
    [Kompakt]
    Genre: minimal latin


    092
    Sven Weisemann
    Xine
    [wandering]
    Genre: modern classical, ambient


    091
    Louderbach
    Autumn
    [M_nus]
    Genre: minimal, new wave


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    090
    Florence + The Machine
    Lungs
    [Universal Island Records]
    Genre: indie rock, pop ethereal


    089
    2562
    Unbalance
    [Tectonic]
    Genre: dubstep, techno


    088
    Fraet
    For Another Day
    [Benbecula]
    Genre: glitch, ambient


    087
    P Jørgensen
    To
    [Low Point]
    Genre: drone, ambient, abstract


    086
    GusGus
    24/7
    [Kompakt]
    Genre: tech house, minimal


    085
    Dinky
    Anemik
    [Wagon Repair]
    Genre: minimal house


    084
    Luciano
    Tribute To The Sun
    [Cadenza]
    Genre: minimal house


    083
    Pillowdiver
    Sleeping Pills
    [12k]
    Genre: abstract, ambient


    082
    Dan Deacon
    Bromst
    [Carpark Records]
    Genre: indie experimental


    081
    SND
    Atavism
    [Raster Noton]
    Genre: experimental minimalism


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    080
    Stephan Mathieu + Taylor Deupree
    Transcriptions
    [Spekk]
    Genre: experimental, ambient, minimal


    079
    Filipsson & Lindblad
    A Splendor In The Grass
    [Nang Records]
    Genre: nu disco, deep house


    078
    John Foxx & Robin Guthrie
    Mirrorball
    [Metamatic]
    Genre: ethereal, ambient, psychedelic rock


    077
    Edward Williams
    Life On Earth - Music from the 1979 BBC TV Series
    [Trunk Records]
    Genre: soundtrack, contemporary


    076
    Strings Of Consciousness & Angel
    Strings Of Consciousness & Angel
    [Conspiracy Records / Important Records]
    Genre: drone, experimental


    075
    Mind Over Midi
    Habitat
    [Silent Season]
    Genre: ambient


    074
    Lawrence
    Until Then, Goodbye
    [Mule Electronic]
    Genre: minimal, deep house


    073
    Pendle Coven
    Self-Assessment
    [Modern Love]
    Genre: dub techno


    072
    Fanfarlo
    Reservoir
    [Fanfarlo Self-released]
    Genre: indie rock


    071
    Loren Connors & Jim O'Rourke
    Two Nice Catholic Boys
    [Family Vineyard]
    Genre: experimental acoustic


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    070
    Onra
    1.0.8
    [Favorite Recordings / Bo Bun Records]
    Genre: instrumental hip-hop, funky


    069
    Lukid
    Foma
    [Werk Discs]
    Genre: instrumental hip-hop, experimental


    068
    KZA
    Dig And Edit
    [Endless Flight]
    Genre: nu disco, house


    067
    Lotus Plaza
    The Floodlight Collective
    [Kranky]
    Genre: shoegaze, indie rock


    066
    Ecovillage
    Phoenix Asteroid
    [Quince Records]
    Genre: shoegaze, ethereal, new wave, post rock, ambient


    065
    The Field
    Yesterday And Today
    [Kompakt]
    Genre: minimal, tech house


    064
    Anduin + Jasper TX
    The Bending Of Light
    [SMTG Limited]
    Genre: ambient, dark ambient


    063
    Martyn
    Great Lengths
    [3024]
    Genre: dubstep, uk garage


    062
    Maayan Nidam
    Nightlong
    [Power Shovel Audio]
    Genre: minimal house, latin


    061
    Bibio
    Vignetting The Compost
    [Mush]
    Genre: folk, psychedelic, experimental


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    060
    FaltyDL
    Love Is A Liability
    [Planet Mu]
    Genre: dubstep, uk garage, experimental


    059
    Antony And The Johnsons
    The Crying Light
    [Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade]
    Genre: avangarde, art rock


    058
    Mokira
    Persona
    [Type Records]
    Genre: ambient, minimalism


    057
    William Basinski
    92982
    [2062]
    Genre: ambient


    056
    Luke Hess
    Light In The Dark
    [Echocord]
    Genre: dub techno


    055
    Jim O'Rourke
    The Visitor
    [Drag City / Love-Da-Records]
    Genre: acoustic, folk rock


    054
    Manuel Tur
    0201
    [Freerange Records]
    Genre: deep house


    053
    Demdike Stare
    Symbiosis
    [Modern Love]
    Genre: dub, experimental


    052
    Tomasz Bednarczyk
    Painting Sky Together
    [Room40]
    Genre: experimental, ambient


    051
    KiloWatts
    Undercurrent
    [Somnia]
    Genre: downtempo, ambient


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    050
    Simon Scott
    Navigare
    [Miasmah]
    Genre: drone ambient


    049
    Mountains
    Choral
    [Thrill Jockey]
    Genre: ambient, drone


    048
    Ohrwert
    Yesteryear
    [Silent Season]
    Genre: dub techno, dub


    047
    The XX
    XX
    [Young Turks]
    Genre: indie rock, pop rock, some electronica


    046
    Jasper TX
    Singing Stones
    [Fang Bomb]
    Genre: ambient, drone


    045
    Animal Collective
    Merriweather Post Pavilion
    [Domino Recording Company Ltd.]
    Genre: experimental, psychedelic, electronic indie rock


    044
    Beat Pharmacy
    Wikkid Times - Versions & Remixes
    [Deep Space Media]
    Genre: dub techno, deep house


    043
    Nils Frahm
    Wintermusik
    [Sonic Pieces]
    Genre: modern classical


    042
    Quantec
    Cauldron Subsidence
    [Echocord]
    Genre: dub techno


    041
    Atheus
    Soundscapes & Drones
    [Ghost Sounds]
    Genre: ambient, drone


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    040
    Variant
    The Setting Sun
    [echospace [detroit]]
    Genre: dubtechno, ambient


    039
    Jóhann Jóhannsson
    And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees
    [Type Records]
    Genre: modern classical


    038
    Fever Ray
    Fever Ray
    [Rabid Records]
    Genre: electronica


    037
    Tomasz Bednarczyk
    Let's Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow
    [12k]
    Genre: ambient, experimental


    036
    Reagenz
    Playtime
    [Workshop]
    Genre: deep house, ambient


    035
    Mon0
    Elements
    [Kreislauf]
    Genre: dub techno


    034
    Aidan Baker
    Gathering Blue
    [Equation Records]
    Genre: ambient, drone


    033
    Mountains
    Etching
    [Thrill Jockey]
    Genre: ambient, drone, abstract


    032
    Lawrence English
    A Colour For Autumn
    [12k]
    Genre: ambient, drone


    031
    Ametsub
    The Nothings Of The North
    [Progressive Form / Third Ear]
    Genre: glitch, idm


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    030
    Ben Klock
    One
    [Ostgut Tonträger]
    Genre: techno, minimal, abstract


    029
    Redshape
    The Dance Paradox
    [Delsin / Present]
    Genre: dub techno, techno, dubstep


    028
    Shackleton
    Three EPs
    [Perlon]
    Genre: abstract, dubstep, tribal


    027
    Fluxion
    Constant Limber
    [Resopal Schallware]
    Genre: dub techno, minimal


    026
    Mirko Loko
    Seventynine
    [Cadenza]
    Genre: minimal, house


    025
    Elegi
    Varde
    [Miasmah]
    Genre: modern classical, ambient


    024
    P. Laoss
    Landscapes & Machines
    [Somnia]
    Genre: dub techno, ambient


    023
    Emptyset
    Emptyset
    [Caravan Recordings]
    Genre: raw techno, minimalism


    022
    Svarte Greiner
    Kappe
    [Type Records]
    Genre: dark ambient, abstract


    021
    Brock Van Wey
    White Clouds Drift On And On
    [echospace [detroit]]
    Genre: ambient, dub techno


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    020
    Markus Guentner
    Doppelgaenger
    [Sending Orbs]
    Genre: ambient, dub techno, minimal


    019
    Balmorhea
    All Is Wild, All Is Silent Remixes
    [Western Vinyl]
    Genre: ambient, modern classical


    018
    Leyland Kirby
    Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was
    [History Always Favours The Winners]
    Genre: ambient, modern classical


    017
    Rameses III
    I Could Not Love You More
    [Type Records]
    Genre: ambient, modern classical


    016
    Bvdub
    We Were The Sun
    [Quietus Recordings]
    Genre: ambient


    015
    Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21
    No Traces
    [Infraction]
    Genre: ambient


    014
    Atom™
    Liedgut
    [Raster Noton]
    Genre: experimental, minimalism, abstract


    013
    Alva Noto
    Xerrox Vol.2
    [Raster Noton]
    Genre: ambient


    012
    Fatih Tuter
    Wide&Shallow
    [Shoreless Recordings]
    Genre: ambient, dub techno


    011
    The Beautiful Schizophonic
    Eroticon
    [Crónica]
    Genre: ambient


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    010
    Jónsi & Alex
    Riceboy Sleeps
    [Parlophone]
    Genre: ambient


    Jónsi & Alex made beautiful ambient album that sounds like Sigur Rós' Takk... Intro - but a little bit longer.

    My Track Choice: Daníell In The Sea, Boy 1904

    009
    Telefon Tel Aviv
    Immolate Yourself
    [BPitch Control]
    Genre: new wave, synth pop, leftfield


    Telefon Tel Aviv's new sound brings us one of the finest 80's feeling in 21st century.

    My Track Choice: Helen Of Troy

    008
    Ethernet
    144 Pulsations of Light
    [Kranky]
    Genre: ambient, dub techno, drone


    Well... Just try this rarity...

    My Track Choice: Vaporous

    007
    Tim Hecker
    An Imaginary Country
    [Kranky]
    Genre: ambient, drone, abstract


    Just another Tim Hecker's great album....

    My Track Choice: 100 Years Ago / 200 Years Ago, Borderlands

    006
    Moderat
    Moderat
    [BPitch Control]
    Genre: electronica, techno, dubstep, electro


    Modeselektor and Apparat made one of the most stunning electronic albums of the year mixing sounds of techno, dubstep, and Apparat's typical emotronic sounds.

    My Track Choice: Seamonkey, Slow Match, Out Of Sight, Rusty Nails

    005
    Intrusion
    The Seduction Of Silence
    [echospace [detroit]]
    Genre: dub techno, ambient, dub


    With Yagya's "Rigning" "The Seduction Of Silence" is the best dub techno thing released this year, essential classic in its genre!

    My Track Choice: Seduction, Little Angel

    004
    Jesse Somfay
    A Catch In The Voice
    [Archipel]
    Genre: techno, idm, ambient


    Don't know how to describe this album... Good Morning Strange Light, Folding Ghosts Into Origami Stars, Algonquin, Amo Alucinor - these tracks describe all about that stuff.

    My Track Choice: ditto

    003
    Milieu
    Colortone
    [Milieu Music]
    Genre: idm, ambient, downtempo


    If you're missing Boards Of Canada just try this! I'm a kid in the 80's again.

    My Track Choice: Color The Waves, Sun Dress, Cropduster

    002
    Yagya
    Rigning
    [Sending Orbs]
    Genre: dub techno, ambient


    Third Yagya's album brings us the same amazing cold-warm feeling from Iceland as on "Will I Dream During The Process?" an "Rhythm Of Snow".

    My Track Choice: Rigning Níu, Rigning Tíu

    AND #1 OF 2009 IS:

    Absolutely the best deep house and classic house thing I've heard in a long long time, and my favourite record of the year. House music not to dance but to feel. As Boomkat's reviewers says: Essential Purchase, Killer, Immense, Absolutely stunning ;)

    001
    DJ Sprinkles
    Midtown 120 Blues
    [Mule Musiq]
    Genre: deep house


    My Track Choice: All tracks, but the most: Grand Central, Pt. I (Deep Into The Bowel Of House)

    Happy New Year and lots of goooooood sounds in 2010!


    DJ SprinklesYagyaMilieuJesse SomfayIntrusionModeratTim HeckerEthernetTelefon Tel AvivJónsi & AlexThe Beautiful SchizophonicFatih TuterAlva NotoAtom™Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21BvdubRameses IIILeyland KirbyBalmorheaMarkus GuentnerBrock Van WeySvarte GreinerEmptysetP. LaossElegiMirko LokoFluxionShackletonRedshapeBen KlockAmetsubLawrence EnglishMountainsAidan Bakermon0ReagenzTomasz BednarczykFever RayJóhann JóhannssonVariantAtheusQuantecNils FrahmBeat PharmacyAnimal CollectiveJasper TXThe xxOhrwertSimon ScottKilowattsDemdike StareManuel TurJim O'RourkeLuke HessWilliam BasinskiMokiraAntony and the JohnsonsFaltyDLBibioMaayan NidamMartynAnduin + Jasper TXThe FieldEcovillageLotus PlazaKzaLukidOnraLoren Connors & Jim O'RourkeFanfarloPendle CovenLawrenceMind Over MIDIStrings Of Consciousness & AngelEdward WilliamsJohn Foxx & Robin GuthrieFilipsson & Lindbladstephan mathieu + taylor deupreeSNDDan DeaconPillowdiverLucianoDinkyGusGusp jørgensenFraet2562Florence + the MachineLouderbachSven WeisemannMatias AguayoNeon IndianJegaMachinefabriek & Peter BroderickSparklehorse + FenneszLusineBroadcast & The Focus Group