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2018 Album of the Year nominations


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#51 Obel

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 02:48 PM

I think my tastes skew a little more to the weirdo rock side of things. Great year for soundtracks!

 

Johnny Greenwood - You Were Never Really Here

John Carpenter - Halloween

Colin Stetson - Hereditary

Ohgr - Tricks

Beach House - 7

Idles - Joy Is An Act of Resistance

Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

Sun Kil Moon - This is My Dinner

There's a new Ohgr album!?



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:27 AM

For me:

 

Lorn - Remnant

Milieu - The Cartridge Reader's Travelogue

Coppice Halifax - Tone Canal & Continent

Wojciech Golczewski - End Of Transmission 2

Mrs Jynx - Jynx's Garden

Ogre - Ballard



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:32 AM

 

I think my tastes skew a little more to the weirdo rock side of things. Great year for soundtracks!

 

Johnny Greenwood - You Were Never Really Here

John Carpenter - Halloween

Colin Stetson - Hereditary

Ohgr - Tricks

Beach House - 7

Idles - Joy Is An Act of Resistance

Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

Sun Kil Moon - This is My Dinner

There's a new Ohgr album!?

 

Oh that massive hype around DIMD release on Litany.org....ten years ago, damn. Welt is tits though.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:32 AM

LOL Litany, I used to post there ages ago. The userbase put me off a bit though.  I love OhGr. All of the first four albums really. A quick skim of this hasn't blown my mind, but neither did DIMD when I first heard it, ended up proper growing on me though. I like how rough it sounds. Welt is the shit but so is Sunnypsyop. I really like how without the lyrics some of their tracks would really suit a Sonic the Hedgehog game.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:03 AM

LOL Litany, I used to post there ages ago. The userbase put me off a bit though.  I love OhGr. All of the first four albums really. A quick skim of this hasn't blown my mind, but neither did DIMD when I first heard it, ended up proper growing on me though. I like how rough it sounds. Welt is the shit but so is Sunnypsyop. I really like how without the lyrics some of their tracks would really suit a Sonic the Hedgehog game.

DIMD was a grower for me too. It was possibly the last release from industrial/EBM field I got before turning myself into 100% instrumental music. Not a conscious decision, just turned out that way. Went years before I found myself interested in stuff with vocals (old favorites and new finds). Looking back all that Bill Moseley gibberish in the album was so overhyped as was the Repo movie which came around the same time. Both of those things were just turd.

 

Here's my faves of the year. The setting doesn't really differ from the last year's list, nor the one before that:

 

Full lengths:

dgoHn - Devlis

EDM/Jodey Kendrick - EDM iii

EDM/Jodey Kendrick - EDM K

Mutant Beat Dance - Mutant Beat Dance

The Mover - Undetected Act From The Gloom Chamber

 

EP's

Aphex Twin - Collapse

Bewwip - Human Turn Signal Device

dgoHn - So Be It Lumbricina

 

Honorable Mentions:

Chevron - Good Morning Britain

D'Arcangelo - Somewhere In Time

Rhythm Composer - Warehouse District

Useless Idea - Acid Hologram



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:20 PM

Alva Noto - Unieqav
Ital Tek - Bodied
Aphex Twin - Collapse
James Shinra - Vital Heat

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:09 PM

too little love for the new caretaker stuff guyz.. is so good! (esp stage 5)

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:16 PM

Ghost Orbs "through paranormal zones"

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:35 PM

Well, according to my discogs log I bought 361 records this year.  Only 13 were of music from 2018 though.

 

In descending order

 

Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
Autechre - NTS Sessions
Fret - Silent Neighbour EP
Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures
Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
2814 - Pillar / New Sun
Mr Fingers - Cerebral Hemispheres
Dopplereffekt - Athanatos
Loidis - A Parade, In The Place I Sit, The Floating World (& All Its Pleasures)    
Young Paint - Young Paint
Sarah Davachi - Gave In Rest
The Sea And Cake - Any Day
Flame 1 - Fog / Shrine

 

..but better than all of those was the new reissue of Haruomi Hosono's 1989 album Omni Sight Seeing, which is a complete revelation.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:51 PM

A couple of kickass albums nobody else here will like:

Tromo - Harmonies of Randomness
Kaos - Students of Athropology

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:07 PM

Fret - Silent Neighbour EP

 

forgot about this, wouldnt put it on my top picks but it is laaarverly



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:52 PM

ea - stn

xfa- espalloc

ey -T ahsup/ stsohg ees sdik

skam eeks - orpmoc

saum nhoj- mudnedda

tsohg - elleuqerp

xof aggin jd - oinacr

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:15 PM

NTS Session 2, specifically.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:42 PM

ea - stn

xfa- espalloc

ey -T ahsup/ stsohg ees sdik

skam eeks - orpmoc

saum nhoj- mudnedda

tsohg - elleuqerp

xof aggin jd - oinacr

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never had you down as the kind of basic bitch to like tsohg, disappointing



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:45 PM

Been a pretty damn good year...

Albums:
Ancient Methods - The Jericho Records

Autechre - NTS 1-4

Blackfilm - Zero One Seven

The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End of Time 4 & 5

Ceephax - Camelot Arcade

Chris Carter - Chemistry Lessons Vol. 1
Dabrye - Three/Three

Daughters - You Wont Get What You Want

Demdike Stare - Passion

Fluxion - Ripple Effect

Here Lies Man - You Will Know Nothing

Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed

James Shinra - Vital Heat

Kreggo - Introspective Dance Music

Meat Beat Manifesto - Impossible Star

Mracle - The Strife Of Love In A Dream

Oneoftrix Point Never - Age Of

Prefuse 73 - Sacrifices

Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Red Ants Genesis

Richard Devine - Sort/Lave

Rival Consoles - Persona

Ross From Friends - Family Portrait
Skee Mask - Compro

Uniform - The Long Walk

тпсб - Sekundenschlaf
 

 

EP's/Singles

Aphex Twin - Collapse

Black Thought - Streams of Thought vol. 1

Commodo - Dyrge

DJ Boring - For Tahn /   Vienna 01

Fennesz - Station One

James Shinra - Supernova
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch

Oneohtrix Point Never - We'll Take It /  The Station /  Love In The Time Of Lexapro

Pauli Mersault & Stephen O' Malley - Echos

Peggy Gou - Once /  Travelling Without Arriving
Supreems - Close Your Eyes (And Feel)
Torn - Internal
TRP - Things Won't Change


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:00 PM

 

ea - stn

xfa- espalloc

ey -T ahsup/ stsohg ees sdik

skam eeks - orpmoc

saum nhoj- mudnedda

tsohg - elleuqerp

xof aggin jd - oinacr

drahcir enived - eval/ tros

 

never had you down as the kind of basic bitch to like tsohg, disappointing

 

mom?



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 09:45 PM

ea - stn

 

A throwback to subliminal satanic messages.



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:12 AM

denzel curry - ta13oo

jpegmafia - veteran



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:34 AM

Just remembered that

Joy Orbison & Ben Vince - Transition 2 / Systems Align

Is the best 12" purchase this year. 2 awesome weird tunes that run well at 33 and 45

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:14 PM

Favorite of the year: Khruangbin- Con Todo El Mundo

 

Top 20 22 albums 2018

 

Palmboden II - Memories of Cindy
Erika Wennerstrom - Sweet Unknown
Matchess - Sacracorpa
Samantha Glass - Nine Memories Between Impression & Imprint
North Americans - Going Steady
S>>D - Co Intel Pro
Djrum - Portrait With Firewood
Jake Muir - Lady's Mantle
Laraaji, Arji OceAnanda, & Dallas Acid - Arrive Without Leaving
Ocean Hope - Rolling Days

DJ Healer - Nothing 2 Loose
Yo La Tengo - There's a Riot Going On 
Beach House - 7
Ross From Friends - Family Portrait 
SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-SIDES
Pinkshinyultrablast - Miserable Miracles
Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal
Shakey Graves - Can't Wake Up 
August Greene - S/T

Orchid Mantis - Kulla Sunset / Yellow House

Black Belt Eagle Scout - Mother of my children

 

Top 10  11EPs

 

Sudan Archives - Sink
Aphex Twin - Collapse 
DJ Seinfield - Sakura
Throwing Snow - Simmer
Bliss Signal - S/T
Dopplereffekt - Athanatos
Bill Converse - Hulled 
SASAMI - Not The Time / Callous
REINEN - MASQUARADE
Daniel Avery - Projector EP / Diminuendo

boygenius - boygenius

 

Fucking mindblowing experience: Autechre - NTS Sessions

 

Notable mentions - favorite underground cassette tape releases:

 

Anthéne - Reflections in Dust

PJS - Hermes

Amulets - Mountains Past

Brian James Griffith - From Particles

rootless - all that's left is a desert

 

Favorite local musician hitS / radio staple in Austin, TX: Walker Lukens - "Baby" and

 

Badass single but disappointing EP:

Zettajoule "No Thank You"

 

Favorite re-issue: 1991 - 1991 (Expanded Edition)


Edited by joshuatx, 04 December 2018 - 11:14 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:42 PM

I've kept up with Autechre since buying Amber in.....I dunno about the year Come To Daddy was released 97/98

 

But NTS is the point where I got left behind in the dust. I need a couple of more years to get into Elseq properly, then they dropped NTS and I'll admit to me it seemed like scaling the sonic version of K2. I just couldn't do it. I think I lasted 20 minutes before pulling the plug. And I haven't been back or likely to revisit in the near future. What I've heard of the Elseq series blows me away and I can't get into NTS before I wrap my head around that first.

 

Glad I got that off my chest on this thread than in the IDM version of a witches coven that is the Autechre subforum ; )



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:44 PM

I've kept up with Autechre since buying Amber in.....I dunno about the year Come To Daddy was released 97/98

 

But NTS is the point where I got left behind in the dust. I need a couple of more years to get into Elseq properly, then they dropped NTS and I'll admit to me it seemed like scaling the sonic version of K2. I just couldn't do it. I think I lasted 20 minutes before pulling the plug. And I haven't been back or likely to revisit in the near future. What I've heard of the Elseq series blows me away and I can't get into NTS before I wrap my head around that first.

 

Glad I got that off my chest on this thread than in the IDM version of a witches coven that is the Autechre subforum ; )

Discover at your own pace.



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 03:49 PM

Ok. Here be my list.  Ones on top are the ones not/rarely mentioned yet. 

 

Milieu & Coppice Halifax - Sun Cast

Die Erzeugung - Sedierung

Mark Van Hoen - The Seeker

Norwell - Interkosmos

M//R - Among The Methods

Lowfish - Hypersensitivity

Kuldaboli - Storukeppni Vio Guo

Container - LP

Akrenaut - Love Me Like Your Phone

Hologram - Tesseract

Kilchofer - The Book Room

Snack Master - My Inner World

NN - Cave Of The Birdbath King

Yimino - AENg

Last Faith Studio (David Last) - Constructions Vol. 1

Cathode Ray Tube - Invisible Soundtracks

AIWA - Proofless Arithmatic

Sam Haar - Lumes

Elusive Man - SpaceTime

Colin Dyer - 16E8C02

Acrelid - Illegal Rave Tapes Series (so far)

Ostrowski - Primary Fluctuation

Roman Flugel - Themes

East Side Ancients - Buried Legends

SUSS - Ghost Box

Mono Peninsula - Metro/Pol

The Horn - Escapes

Ectomorph - Stalker

BEAST - Ens

Cygnus - Neo Geo

 

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois

Djrum - Portrait With Firewood

Jodey Kendrick - EDM K

Orbital - Monsters Exist

Aphex Twin - Collapse

Rolando Simmons - qrth-phyl

Demdike Stare - Passion

Forma - Semblance

Meat Beat Manifesto - Impossible Star

Steven Rutter - Brain Fog

Morphology - Traveller

Thomas Fehlmann - Los Lagos

Dunal - Chronicles II

Object - Cocoon Crush

Richard Devine - Sort/Lave

Autechre - NTS

Aleksi Perala - Colundi 17 Box 


Edited by Extralife, 13 November 2018 - 04:59 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

Ok. Here be my list. Ones on top are the ones not/rarely mentioned yet.

Milieu & Coppice Halifax - Sun Cast
Die Erzeugung - Sedierung
Mark Van Hoen - The Seeker
Norwell - Interkosmos
M//R - Among The Methods
Lowfish - Hypersensitivity
Kuldaboli - Storukeppni Vio Guo
Container - LP
Akrenaut - Love Me Like Your Phone
Hologram - Tesseract
Kilchofer - The Book Room
Snack Master - My Inner World
NN - Cave Of The Birdbath King
Yimino - AENg
Last Faith Studio (David Last) - Constructions Vol. 1
Cathode Ray Tube - Invisible Soundtracks
AIWA - Proofless Arithmatic
Sam Haar - Lumes
Elusive Man - SpaceTime
Colin Dyer - 16E8C02
Acrelid - Illegal Rave Tapes Series (so far)
Ostrowski - Primary Fluctuation
Roman Flugel - Themes
East Side Ancients - Buried Legends
SUSS - Ghost Box
Mono Peninsula - Metro/Pol
The Horn - Escapes
Ectomorph - Stalker
BEAST - Ens
Cygnus - Neo Geo

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois
Djrum - Portrait With Firewood
Jodey Kendrick - EDM K
Orbital - Monsters Exist
Aphex Twin - Collapse
Rolando Simmons - qrth-phyl
Demdike Stare - Passion
Forma - Semblance
Meat Beat Manifesto - Impossible Star
Steven Rutter - Brain Fog
Morphology - Traveller
Thomas Fehlmann - Los Lagos
Dunal - Chronicles II
Object - Cocoon Crush
Richard Devine - Sort/Lave
Autechre - NTS
Aleksi Perala - Colundi 17 Box


Goddamn, there’s a lot on here I haven’t listened to yet. Cheers, looking forward to diving in.

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 05:59 PM

I've kept up with Autechre since buying Amber in.....I dunno about the year Come To Daddy was released 97/98

But NTS is the point where I got left behind in the dust. I need a couple of more years to get into Elseq properly, then they dropped NTS and I'll admit to me it seemed like scaling the sonic version of K2. I just couldn't do it. I think I lasted 20 minutes before pulling the plug. And I haven't been back or likely to revisit in the near future. What I've heard of the Elseq series blows me away and I can't get into NTS before I wrap my head around that first.

Glad I got that off my chest on this thread than in the IDM version of a witches coven that is the Autechre subforum ; )


I gotta be honest. If you drop like 10 hours of music with like 20-30 minute tracks, it’s hard to be there for it. It’s like a responsibility. I can listen to a track here, a track there, etc but I just like Exai better.