Best of 2014

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Best of 2014

Post by JAM on Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:52 pm

still thinking about my list...what's on yours?

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Re: Best of 2014

Post by JAM on Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:56 pm

ok, so i looked through my racks/shelves/hard drive and came up with a rather haphazard list.  not a lot of HC-type stuff but what the heck.

first off, some things i enjoyed often this year came out at the end of 2013 but are worth mentioning: steve moore "pangaea ultimo", daniel avery "drone logic", harold budd "perhaps", "kill yourself dancing" 80s house compilation.  a related 80s chicago house comp i played tons this summer was "122 bpm", which is from 2012 but new to me this year.

charles cohen "a retrospective" was definitely a highlight of the year.

call super "suzi ecto" grew on me, not amazing but solid.

usually not my type of thing but "morning phase" by beck  is actually quite good.

liked "string figures" by boomlorn, some maurice fulton-style lo-fi off-kilter house.

"heart & soul", a CD-r collection of singles and remixes by rising sun was a nice summer soundtrack of chilled, spacey  grooves.

enjoyed "mess" by liars, probably mostly because i saw them about six months before it came out at the metropolitan museum temple of dendur and dug the live versions of weird keyboard tracks that eventually became the album.

for some reason, i also went through a wolfgang voigt phase and spent the summer listening to lots of his stuff from the past year or so: "zukunft ohne menschen", "ruckverzauberung 9", a couple of recent voigt & voigt albums ("erdingertrax" singles collection and "die zauberhafte welt der anderen") and the mohn album he did with jorg burger.

and being an aphex fan, i wish i could include "syro" but it's really just a good record as opposed to a great one.

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Re: Best of 2014

Post by JAM on Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:36 pm

forgot to mention...the self-titled album by vermont (on kompakt). really good ambient kosmische from motor city drum ensemble's danilo plessow and innervisions' marcus worgull, with help from can's jaki liebzeit.

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Re: Best of 2014

Post by Sound Off on Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:00 am

There was  a lot of good music in 2014  Smile

I will give you a list of 20 most played/loved/ect. albums.
The order is not random nether fixed, it will depend strong on moment and mood. The list contains, Ambient, Modern Classical, Jazz, Rock, Electronics and techno.

Francis Harris - Minutes Of Sleep (Scissor & Thread)
Otto Totland - Pino (Sonic Pieces)
Low Roar - 0 (Tonequake Records)
Clark - Clark (Warp)
Dean Blunt - Black Metal (Rough Trade Records)
Neel - Phobos (Spectrum Spools)
Off Land -quinarian (Psychonavigation Records)
Vtgnike - Dubna (Other People)
alt-J - This Is All Yours (Infectious Music)
Aphex Twin - Syro (Warp)
Carlos Cipa - All Your Life You Walk (Denovali Recoerds)
Jungle By Night - The Hunt (Kindred Spirits)
Kiasmos - Kiasmos (Erased Tapes Records)
Orcas - Yearling (Morr Music)
The Acid - Liminal (Mute)
Get Well Soon - The Lufthansa Heist (City Slang)
Windkracht 7 - Drifts (mainland)
Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz & Dan Berglund - Trialogue (Jazzland recodings)
SHXCXCHCXSH - Linear S Decoded (Avian)
Gaiser - False Light (Minus)

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Re: Best of 2014

Post by soillodge on Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:33 pm

I cut out all the fat and made a short and concise list.

Top 5 list 2014

#1- SOHN – Tremors
#2- Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
#3- Ben Frost -AURORA
#4- Mondkoph – Hades
#5- Boris - Noise

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Re: Best of 2014

Post by PaSaul on Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:36 pm

Here mine personal and yeah exhaustive list of favourites for this year:
Aphex - Syro - Warp
Plaid -  Reachy Prints - Warp
Clark - Clark - Warp
Caustic Window - Caustic Window LP - Rephlex
Andy Stott - faith in strangers - Modern Love
Millie & Andrea - Drop the Vowels - Modern Love
Demdike Stare - Testpressing #005/006 - Modern Love
Kassem Mosse - Workshop 19 - Workshop
Exoot - Ambrosiavalley - Hejoh Music
Kangding Ray - Solens Arc - Raster-Noton
Kyoka – Is (Is Superpowered) - Raster-Noton
Vladislav Delay - Visa - Ripatti
Arca - Xen  - Mute
Ben Frost - A U R O R A - Mute
Vessel - Punish, Honey - Tri Angle
Sd Laika – That's Harakiri - Tri Angle
Pye Corner Audio - Black Mill Tapes Volumes 3 & 4 - Type
Objekt - Flatland - Pan
Lee Gamble - KOCH - Pan
Christian Löffler – A Forest - Ki Records
Daisuke Tanabe – Floating Underwater - Ki Records
Mind Over Midi - Polyphony - Silent Season
ASC – Truth Be Told - Silent Season
Tipper - Forward Escape - Tippermusic
(Ghost) - A Vast and Decaying Appearance - n5MD
Bvdub – A History Of Distance - n5MD
Murya - Triplicity - Touched Music For Macmillan Cancer Support
VHS Head - Persistence Of Vision - Skam
2562 - The New Today - When In Doubt
Petrichoir - Twineman - Self(Itune)
Tineidae - Shadows - Tympanik Audio
Aleksi Perälä - Colundi Sequence 7 - AP Musik
Gidge - Autumn Bells - Atomnation
Dream Tempest- 36 - 3six Recordings
Renegade Android – Computers- Vaatican Records
Weldroid – Silicate Garden - TonAtom
Bedroom - Shade & System - Tranquility Tapes
Kiasmos - Kiasmos - Erased Tapes
HOLOVR - Holo Earth - Opal Tapes
Purl – Behind Clouds - Dewtone Recordings
Frank Sebastian - Towards Distance - Subspiele Records

Ambient/Modern Classical
Mick Chillage - Reverie - ...txt
Grouper - Ruins - Kranky
Loscil - Sea Island  - Kranky
Neel - Phobos - Spectrum Spools
Harold Budd – Jane 12-21 - Darla Records
Bvdub /I'll only Break Your Heart - Darla Records
Machinefabriek – Stillness Soundtracks - Glacial Movements
Arve henriksen - The Nature of Connections - Rune Grammofon
The Future Sound of London - Environment 5  
Christopher Willits - Opening - Ghostly International
Dalhous - Will To Be Well - Blackest Ever Black
Slow Dancing Society - The Cogent Sea - Hidden Shoal Recordings
Jacaszek & Kwartludium - Catalogue des Arbres - Touch
Hildur Gudnadottir - Saman - Touch
Andrea Belfi – Natura Morta - Miasmah
Deru - 1979 - Friends Of Friends
Infinite Scale - Living Moments - Ecoshock Recordings
Autumn Of Communion - Autumn Of Communion 4 - Carpe Sonum
Birds Of Passage – This Kindly Slumber - Denovali Records
Porya Hatami - The Garden - Dronarivm
Pjusk/Sleep Orchestra – Drowning In The Sky - Dronarivm
Pjusk – Solstøv - 12K
Illuha – Akari - 12k
Porya Hatami – Arrivals And Departures - Time Released Sound
Monolyth & Cobalt – Polarlicht - Time Released Sound
Siavash Amini – Till Human Voices Wake Us - Umor Rex
David Morley – Sanctum - Anodize
Fabrizio Paterlini - The Art of the Piano - Fabrizio Paterlini RecordsAmbient/Modern Classical
Mick Chillage - Reverie - ...txt
Grouper - Ruins - Kranky
Loscil - Sea Island  - Kranky
Neel - Phobos - Spectrum Spools
Harold Budd – Jane 12-21 - Darla Records
Bvdub /I'll only Break Your Heart - Darla Records
Machinefabriek – Stillness Soundtracks - Glacial Movements
Arve henriksen - The Nature of Connections - Rune Grammofon
The Future Sound of London - Environment 5  
Christopher Willits - Opening - Ghostly International
Dalhous - Will To Be Well - Blackest Ever Black
Slow Dancing Society - The Cogent Sea - Hidden Shoal Recordings
Jacaszek & Kwartludium - Catalogue des Arbres - Touch
Hildur Gudnadottir - Saman - Touch
Andrea Belfi – Natura Morta - Miasmah
Deru - 1979 - Friends Of Friends
Infinite Scale - Living Moments - Ecoshock Recordings
Autumn Of Communion - Autumn Of Communion 4 - Carpe Sonum
Birds Of Passage – This Kindly Slumber - Denovali Records
Porya Hatami - The Garden - Dronarivm
Pjusk/Sleep Orchestra – Drowning In The Sky - Dronarivm
Pjusk – Solstøv - 12K
Illuha – Akari - 12k
Porya Hatami – Arrivals And Departures - Time Released Sound
Monolyth & Cobalt – Polarlicht - Time Released Sound
Siavash Amini – Till Human Voices Wake Us - Umor Rex
David Morley – Sanctum - Anodize
Fabrizio Paterlini - The Art of the Piano - Fabrizio Paterlini Records

Compilations
V/A - Touched 2 Compilation - Touched Music For Macmillan Cancer Support
V/A - Emerging Organisms vol. 5 - Tympanik Audio
V/A - 5 Years De:tuned - De:tuned
V/A - The Silence Was Warm Vol. 5 - Symbolic Interaction
V/A - Sequence8 - Futuresequence
Hecq - Conversions - Ad Noiseam

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Re: Best of 2014

Post by JAM on Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:46 pm

@PaSaul, how is it possible to get familiar with that much new music in one year?  do you actually listen to all of those albums multiple times?  do you ever want to hear older stuff?

not trying to be a wiseass, just curious.  cheers.

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Re: Best of 2014

Post by PaSaul on Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:00 pm

@JAM, well I think what it really come down to is how many hours per day you are able to listen to music... I'm lucky enough to be able to do so at work (on headphone) plus there's always music playing at my place. That been said I admit that my list is quite long and I should have wait because I still discover more music (with HC list among other sources) and my overall appreciation are not yet settle.
I'll post my final list later on.

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