23 December 2019

List Frenzy: 2016

Bir/Stapperton - LB_071
Coldsore - Pollutant
Dead Neanderthals - Dolphin
eMMplekz - Rook To TN34
G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day of Revenge
Gagarin Kombinaatti - 83-85
JK Flesh - Suicide Estate
Jute Gyte - Perdurance
Kek-W - Three Inch Improv
Limbs Bin - Bliss Tech
Luke Lund - Katkos/Polaris/Suvi
Matmos - Ultimate Care II
Melting Hand - High Collider
Menhir - Hiding In Light
Mongrels - Attack The Monolith
Oranssi Pazuzu - Varahtelija
Plebeian Grandstand - False Highs, True Lows
Ramleh - Conquest Play/Clockwork
Run The Jewels - RTJ3
scutopus - matter/anti-matter
Sex Swing - S/T
Ship Canal - The Housing Estate Sings
Skullfuck - Day Of The Black Sun
Sote - Hardcore Sounds From Tehran
Terminal Cheesecake - Dandelion Sauce of the Ancients
The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time
Unruly Milk - Spillaggges
Venom Prison - Animus

List Frenzy: 2015

Bodies On Everest - The Burning
Consumer Electronics - Dollhouse Songs
Dawn Ray'd - A Thorn, A Blight
Failed To Reach/Luke Lund - State In Decline
Foot Hair - Foot Hair
G.L.O.S.S. - Demo
Gnod - Infinity Machines
Guttersnipe - Demo
Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires
JK Flesh - Nothing Is Free
Jonny and the Paracetamols - Mean Spirits
Jute Gyte - Ship Of Theseus
knifedoutofexistence - The Weight of the World (Spread Across The Length Of A Year)
Laica - Tppr
Luke Lund - Kalk/Optical Range/Kierto
Luminous Bodies - Luminous Bodies
Pissgrave - Suicide Euphoria
Ramleh - Circular Time
Swallowing - Songs for the Saved
Taman Shud - Viper Smoke
Terminal Cheesecake - Cheese Brain Fondue - Live In Marseille
Thurm - Thurm

List Frenzy: 2014

Consumer Electronics - Estuary English
Diss1 - Sympathetic Detonations
Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire/Decline & Fall
Hacker Farm/Libbe Matz Gang - Crass In Africa
ILL - The Housewives' Trilogy
Iskra - Ruins
Isobel Ccircle~ - Fluttercage
IX Tab - ROC
Jute Gyte - Vast Chains/Ressentiment
Kemper Norton - Loor
Khost - Copper Lock Hell
Leyland Kirby - Intrigue & Stuff Vol 4
Lost Trail - Without Streetlights/Behind The Mebane St Void
Marreck - Mechanism
Marshstepper - Give Yourself To The Moon
Merkabah - Moloch
Monolord - Empress Rising
Petals - The Second Time Around I Enjoyed It Twice
Pharmakon - Bestial Burden
Plebeian Grandstand - Lowgazers
Pye Corner Audio - The Black Mist EP
Raw Village Hall - Nothing But Mediocrity At The Shows
Run The Jewels - RTJ2
Russell Haswell - 37 Minute Workout
Raining Leaf/Wizards Tell Lies - Fallen
Siege Mentality - Arrest Days
Skink - Distant Pale Horses
Sleaford Mods - Divide & Exit/Chubbed Up
Solvognen - IKB/RG
Stefan Jaworzyn - Principles of Inertia
Teethgrinder - Hellbound
The Bug - Angels & Devils
The Soft Pink Truth - Why Do The Heathen Rage?
Time Attendant - Treacherous Orb/Bloodhounds
Tony Irving & Adam Cadell - Some Shards For The Void
Trap Them - Blissfucker
Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
Various - Let No One Judge You: Early Recordings From Iran, 1906-1933
Wizards Tell Lies - The Ninth Door/Kelsh Plotter/The Maddening Machine
Zeleia & Golem - There's Nothing

20 December 2019

List Frenzy: 2013

My most recommended new releases from the year of 2013:

Ambarchi/Campbell/Flower - Live at TUSK Festival 2013
April Larson - Small Pieces Of Sky
Autechre - Exai
Black Boned Angel - The End
Boards Of Canada - Tomorrows Harvest
Carcass - Surgical Steel
Dethscalator - Racial Golf Course No Bitches
Elizabeth Veldon - One Week Of The Shipping Forecast
eMMplekz - Your Crate Has Changed
Emptyset - recur
Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
Gnaw - Horrible Chamber
Hermione Harvestman - Ghosts (Four Stories by MR James)
James Holden - The Inheritors
Kemper Norton - Carn
Khunnt - Brazen Bull
Laica - Environs
Libbe Matz Gang - Tripwire
LLB - Demonic Possession In Post-Industrial Britain
Lost Trail & The Implicit Order - The Blackridge Tapes
Luke Lund - Port
Machines 0f 1ndeterminate 0rigin - 1.0-Sympt0ms
Marcin Dymiter - Field Notes #3: Wiatraki
Matt Warren - Dreams Of A Pirate Radio Station In A Lighthouse
Melt Banana - Fetch
Michael O'Neill -S/T
Nisennenmondai - N
OvO - Abisso
Palehorse - Harm Starts Here
Pharmakon - Abandon
Portal - Vexovoid
Primitive Man - Scorn
Quartersized - Bury The Past/Spectres Of The Future Haunt The Past
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels
Shitfucker - Suck Cocks In Hell
Sleaford Mods - Austerity Dogs
The Bug - Ganja Baby/Can't Take This No More/Filthy
The Stranger - Watching Dead Empires In Decay
Various (Front And Follow) - The Outer Church

19 December 2019

List Frenzy: 2012

Far from being the end of the world, 2012 was a brilliant year for music according to the number of excellent releases I found in my collection:

Aidan Baker - The Spectrum of Distraction
Alan Morse Davies & Gillian Stevens - Y Crythor Du a’r Bleiddiaid
Al-Namrood - Kitab Al-Awthan
April Larson - A History That Never Occurred
Austerity Britain - Total Insolvent
Author & Punisher - Ursus Americanus
Bismuth - The Eternal Marshes
Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
Compactor - Waste Product
Conan - Monnos
Council Estate Electronics - Longmeadow
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
Flats - Better Living
Gnod - Chaudelande Vols 1 & 2
Hacker Farm - UHF
Hammers - Vard√łgr
IX Tab - Spindle & The Bregnut Tree
JK Flesh - Posthuman
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Libbe Matz Gang - 1st 7" EP
LLB  - Structure 1
Lost Trail - October Mountain
Luke Lund - Body Worship
MISC - Asesinos
Monarch - Omens
mumble(speak) - run
Napalm Death - Utilitarian
oh/ex/oh - Extant
Oneirogen - Hypnos
Outer Space - Akashic Record (Events 1986-1990)
Oyaarss - Bads
Perc - A New Brutality
Raining Leaf - Winter Solstice
Robedoor - City of Scum
Russell Haswell - Factual
Ship Canal - Please Let Me Back Into Your House
Shit & Shine - Jream Baby Jream
Sleaford Mods - Wank
The Caretaker - Patience (after Sebald)
The Wyrding Module - Mellifluous Ichor From Sunless Regions
Time Attendant - Tournaments
Turdus Merula - Mentem Recipere
Ugandan Methods - Sixth Method
Undersmile - Narwhal
X-TG - Desertshores/The Final Report

17 December 2019

List Frenzy: 2011

Year 2 of the defined decade (don't @ me calendrical pedants).

Acephalix - Deathless Master
Cloaks - Versions Grain
Dead Fader - Luckeeey EP
Death Grips - Exmilitary
Drunk In Hell - Live @ Swinefest 2011
Gianni Giublena Rosacroce - La Piramide Di Sangue
Gnod - ingnodwetrust
Hacker Farm - Poundland
Hey Colossus - RRR
Kemper Norton - Lowender
Leyland Kirby - Eager To Tear Apart The Stars/Intrigue & Stuff Vols 1-3
Mika Vainio - Life (It Eats You Up)
Perc - Wicker & Steel
Quartersized - Observe The Fall
scutopus - Nobska
Teenage Panzerkorps - German Reggae
The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
The Maunsell Signal - Hidden Pulses
Vallenfyre - A Fragile King
Various (Riot Season) - We Build The Noise Like Others Build Cathedrals
Wizards Tell Lies - Wizards Tell Lies

11 December 2019

List Frenzy: 2010

For no reason except being anal I've decided to resurrect this blog to list my favorite releases of the last 10 years, one year at a time. Today: 2010

Anastasia Vronski - The Sputnik
Ancient Methods - Fifth Method
Autechre - Oversteps
Author & Punisher - Drone Machines
Black Boned Angel - The Witch Must Be Killed
Conan - Horseback Battle Hammer
Cyclobe - Wounded Galaxies Tap At The Window
Dead Fader - Corrupt My Examiner
Dunmall/Corsano - Identical Sunsets
Flower-Corsano Duo - You'll Never Work In This Town Again
Hey Colossus & The Van Halen Time Capsule - Eurogrumble Vol 1
Jailbreak - The Rocker
Pan Sonic - Gravitoni
Scorn - Refuse, Start Fires
Tenshun - Mental Suicide
The Third Eye Foundation - The Dark
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
Umek - Responding To Dynamic
Vacuus - Stations
Vomir - Rien
Werneck-Wretchmond - Oneiric Hardware
White Static Demon - Apparitions
Wounds - Winter Ambient Work/Winter Remix Works*
Wraiths - Oriflamme

*is it bad that I'm on this one?