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Do we have a 2019 in review thread? if so, delete this one. If not, let's go:

 

exceedingly good

Datach'i - Bones

Fennesz - Agora

Aleksi Perala - Resonance (i haven't heard it yet but I'm assuming)

Barker - Utility

 

good and with projected listening beyond 2019

Aleski Perala - Sunshine 3

Rod Modell - Captagon

Bjarki - Happy Earthday

Bogdan Raczynski - Rave Till You Cry

Rian Treanor - ATAXIA

J-E-T-S - ZOOSPA

Meat Beat Manifesto - Opaque Couche

 

just fine thanks

Efdemin - New Atlantis

Plaid - Polymer

Octo Octa - For Lovers

dgoHn - Sporks

Basic Rhythm - On The Threshold

 

good, clean, disposable fun

Chemical Brothers - No Geography

Konx-Om-Pax - Ways Of Seeing

Taylor Swift - Lover

Andy Stott - It Should Be Us

Lone - Not Seeing Is A Flower

cucumb45 - Slother EP

Chaka Kahn - Hello Happiness

 

interesting and worth a listen

Silk Road Assassins - State of Ruin

Lena Andersson - Soder Malarstrand

808 State - Transmission Suite

Meemo Comma - Sleepmoss

 

underwhelming / overrated / disappointing 

Holly Herndon - PROTO

Jtamul - Lubuni

Octo Octa - Resonant Body

Rrose - Hymn to Moisture (this could change but right now.. dang kind of a nothingburger)

Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

Felix Lee - Inna Daze

 

if this was 2013 i would like it

Antwood - Alousia

Antwood - Delphi

 

whatever / same as it ever was

Biosphere - The Senja Recordings

Phono Ghosts - Warm Pad, Sharp Stab

Neil Scrivin - Stars and Rumors of Stars

The Futureheads - Powers

Aleksi Perala - Presence

Moodymann - Sinner

 

completely forgettable

Amon Tobin - Fear in a Handful of Dust

 

lol hell yes

DJ Nate - Take Off Mode

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Dude you forgot Thomas.

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1 hour ago, Extralife said:

Dude you forgot Thomas.

didn't that come out in 2018

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Album's

Cex - Cave Paintings
Robert Rich - Tactile Ground
Ae Live
Ae - Warp Tapes 89_93
Holly Herndon - Proto
The Caretaker - Stage 6 & Everywhere, an empty bliss
Rod Modell - Captagon
Thom Yorke - Anima
Tool - Fear Inoculum
Tunes of Negation - Reach the Endless Sea
Floating Points  - Crush
Caterina Barbieri - Ecstatic Computation
Steve Roach - Trance Archaeology

Ep's
Scld - Feall Beul
Amhain - Alesolepsnenvejvos
Burial - Claustro / State Forest
Shackleton - Furnace of Guts
North Bed Mancs - Gaz Ohm Eater
Joy Orbison - Slipping
Andy Stott - It Should be us
 

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3 minutes ago, kirm said:

The Caretaker - Stage 6 & Everywhere, an empty bliss

ysss

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Didn't listen to much new stuff. The standout was this:

Sote - Parallel Persia

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Un-guilty pleasure: Drab Majesty - Modern Mirror

Leaked and dope AF: Blood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human Race

 

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Andy Stott, The Caretaker, Swans, Nick Cave, Angel Olsen, Weyes Blood, FKA Twigs, Purple Mountains, Lana Del Rey, Mt Eerie, Big Thief, Fennesz, TOOL, Barker, Plaid, Chemical Brothers, Blanck Mass, Sharon Van Etten, Floating Points, 4TLR, AE_LIVE, Jessica Pratt, A Winged Victory, Underworld, Nivhek, Rafael Anton Irissari.

It's been a good year.

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On 11/19/2019 at 8:21 AM, dr lopez said:

Do we have a 2019 in review thread? if so, delete this one. If not, let's go:

There's this one. An argument could be made for merging them. 

 

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if only i had mod powers of some kind... *sigh*

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22 hours ago, dr lopez said:

if only i had mod powers of some kind... *sigh*

🙄

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only one way to change that baby

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My favorites :

David Liebman and Andy Emler - Journey around the Truth

Julian Lage and Gyan Riley - The Book Beri'ah, Volume 4: Chesed

John Wall and Alex Rodgers - Soar

Cameron Shafii - Corpora Vilia

eczem - Vormaks

 

Albums I want to listen to but haven't yet :

Joe Lovano - Trio Tapestry

Curtis Roads - Flicker Tone Pulse

Secret Chiefs 3 - The Book Beri'ah, Volume 10: Malkhut (and basically all the other Book Beri'ah volumes)

MMMD - Egoismo

Donato Dozzy - 12H

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Lol I haven’t listened to any of this. I can’t even think of one new release I played with any regularity.

mostly SoundCloud mixes. 

E: just scrolled through apple, I did listen to Wilson Tanner - II

 

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On 11/19/2019 at 10:21 AM, dr lopez said:

Do we have a 2019 in review thread? if so, delete this one. If not, let's go:

good and with projected listening beyond 2019

J-E-T-S - ZOOSPA

good, clean, disposable fun

Chemical Brothers - No Geography

underwhelming / overrated / disappointing 

Holly Herndon - PROTO

lol hell yes

DJ Nate - Take Off Mode

really? I might check that out after all

agreed

agreed

DAMN? DJ Nate is doing footwork again!?

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On 11/19/2019 at 11:21 AM, dr lopez said:

exceedingly good

 

On 11/19/2019 at 11:21 AM, dr lopez said:

(i haven't heard it yet but I'm assuming)

 

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that nathan micay was nothing special. Has no place on there even though I didn’t hate it.




That’s my Spotify plist for best tracks of the year if anyone is interested. Play in order please

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Electronic wise Fennesz and Underworld sealed the deal for me. 

Underworld I don't need to explain, but I can't explain why Agora hooked me in so much. I don't (think I) like anything else he's ever done.

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Guess I will have to listen to this stuff you young kids are posting in here

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Of the aforementioned:  

Underworld - Drift Series 1 (My "album" of the year)

Karl and Rick having the most fun of their lives -- creating some of the most emotionally stirring music of their career. 

 

Barker - Utility (plus his incredible FACT mix: https://www.factmag.com/2019/08/07/barker-ostgut-ton-fact-mix/)

Pure pulsating ecstasy.

 

Honorable mentions: Datach'i, Plaid, 808 State, Special Request albums, Fennesz, Thom Yorke, Alessandro Cortini, Meat Beat Manifesto

 

Yet to be mentioned (but almost equally as good or better than the above):

Christoph de Babalon - Hectic Shakes 

Pulsating, angry ambient-hardcore? Yes, pls. 

https://christophdebabalon.bandcamp.com/album/hectic-shakes

 

36 - The Lower Lights

Vibrant, deep ambient waking dreams.

https://pitp.bandcamp.com/album/the-lower-lights

 

William Fields - Fields OS

Best algorithimic music I've ever heard (and Rich Devine agrees). Still have not fully digested these. 

https://williamfields.bandcamp.com/album/fieldsos

 

Wanderwelle & Bandhagens Musikforening - Victory Over The Sun

Conjures deep visions. Unveils new realms on every listen for me. 

https://semanticarecords.bandcamp.com/album/victory-over-the-sun-semantica-113

 

Topdown Dialectic - Vol. 2

Like the bastard child of Vladislav Delay and Convextion.  Super lush.

https://peakoil.bandcamp.com/album/vol-2

 

Sweguno - Adapteras

One of our favorite peers bringing deep, hypnotic, operatic and at times, hyperactive grooves. Love it.

https://atavisticspasmrecords.bandcamp.com/album/adapteras-ep

 

Pyramids of Space - FROM AtoM

As if old-school RDJ collabed with Two Lone Swordsmen

https://pyramidsofspace.bandcamp.com/album/from-atom

 

Norwell - New Physics

Just some slammin electro from one of the best in the game.

https://lobstertheremin.com/album/new-physics-ep

 

Lifted - 2

Collective improv album by Max D, Co La, Motion Graphics, etc.  Music to get lost to. 

https://lifted-1.bandcamp.com/album/2

 

Izanagi - Apnea

Best "braindance" I've heard all year (and I've listened to a lot).  

https://izanagiofficial.bandcamp.com/album/apnea

 

Humanoid - Built by Humanoid

Hyper acidic alternate dimension beats by one of the greats.  

https://www.fsoldigital.com/product/humanoid-built-by-humanoid/

 

Die Erzeugung - Ruckkehr

Dubbed out electronics in the vein of wAgAwAga.  Huge attention to detail on this collection.  Josh make some of my favorite tunes.

https://dasdreieck.bandcamp.com/album/r-ckkehr

 

Cygnus - Liquid Sunlight

Really for the track "Behold The Spirit" alone.  Yet all four hit the right buttons.

https://burek.bandcamp.com/album/liquid-sunlight-ep

 

Marco Repetto - Eta Aquariids

Psychedelic techno from the man known as Bigeneric (and one half of Synectics).  Discovering his discography was one of my best finds in 2019.

https://www.discogs.com/Marco-Repetto-Eta-Aquariids/release/13486549

 

Guy Evans/DJ Guy - OWMU001

Best slice of wax I picked up this year.  "Interplanetary" is my jam.

https://www.discogs.com/DJ-Guy-OWMU001/release/13862513

 

AQXDM - Infared

Bangers.  All of them.  

https://aqxdm.bandcamp.com/album/infrared

 

Honorable mentions from not yet mentioned: Mikron - Severance; Morphology - Collective Memory; Max D - Many Any; Locust - Red & Green eps; Karsten Pflum - City of Thieves; Karenn - Grapefruit Regret; Jodey Kendrick - EDM M; Goldefish - Passive Pleasure; As One - Communion; Fluctuosa - RIP MC 909; Darren Nye - Grand Solar Minimum; Donnacha Costello - Sliced Life; Milieu - Shallow Earth; Wee DJs - Crisps eps; Bass Clef - 111 Angelic Midi Cascade; Acrelid - Illegal Rave Tapes Box Set

 

 

 

 

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Tons of great stuff released / listened to this years, and my fav of the bunch is :1888030903_Capturedecran2019-11-30a10_49_27.thumb.png.3949e328dc950e53737bf95c75c1b27d.png

Now, I haven't listened to the new AE LIVE sets, even though I love the older ones. Didn't have the dough when they got released, and totally forgot about them since then.

Other pretty, pretty, pretty good releases definitely worth mentioning by Le Dom, Ssaliva, Antwood, Croatian Amor, Kindohm, Lee Gamble, Shapednoise, King Midas Sound.. 

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Only just listened to the Barbieri, but I’d probably add to my list. I’m guessing I’ll say the same about the new Shed.

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