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Mixtape: Fractured Air – March 2019

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This month’s mix features new music from the magnificent Berlin-based, Cork-raised producer ELLLL with the arrival of her essential “Febreeze” 12” last month, carving out multi-layered, seductive techno cuts. Irish songwriter Maria Somerville’s exceptional debut full length “All My People” we continue to fall for, with the record’s divine song cycles rooted in beautiful 50’s/60’s pop songs that are encapsulated in wondrous post punk/indie spheres of today. A wholly unique labyrinth of astral song cycles.

New music also from the imitable London-based, Australian songwriter and producer Carla dal Forno (and excitingly the first release for her newly established label, Kallista Records); Immix Ensemble’s Daniel Thorne’s magnificent debut solo album on Erased Tapes; Norwegian duo Deaf Center’s highly anticipated return on Sonic Pieces; Forma’s John Also Bennett’s wondrous solo LP (under the JAB psuedonym) on Shelter Press and two formidable new releases on the ever dependable North American label Constellation. Grouper’s sublime new project Nivhek (self-released), Italian composer Caterina Barbieri’s forthcoming Editions Mego-debut and Craig Leon’s forthcoming release on Brooklyn institution RVNG Intl are other highlights.


Fractured Air – March 2019

01. William Basinski – “On Time Out Of Time 1.1” (Temporary Residence)
02. Nivhek“Cloudmouth” (Self-released)
03. ELLLL“Sunrise edit” (First Second Label)
04. Patricia“No One Needs Nothing” (Opal Tapes)
05. JAB“Jacob’s House” (Shelter Press)
06. Maria Somerville“This Way” (Self-released)
07. Houston & Dorsey“Ebb Tide” (Numero Group)
08. The Cryin’ Shames“Please Stay” (Decca)
09. Rupie Edwards“Buckshot Dub” (Spectrum Music)
10. Vivien Goldman“Launderette” (Window)
11. Carla dal Forno“So Much Better” (Kallista Records)
12. Oqbqbo “All This Waiting” (Posh Isolation)
13. Antena“Camino Del Sol” (Les Disques Du Crepuscule / Numero Group)
14. Khotin“Water Soaked In Forever” (Ghostly)
15. Daniel Thorne“From the Other Side of the World” (Erased Tapes)
16. June11“White Bird” (Stroom)
17. Craig Leon“Standing Crosswise In The Square” (RVNG Intl)
18. Don Cherry“Utopia and Visions” (Caprice Records)
19. Talk Talk“New Grass” (Verve Records)
20. Deaf Center“Far Between” (Sonic Pieces)
21. Poppy Ackroyd“The Dream” (Penelope Trappes Remix) (One Little Indian)
22. Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria“We Will” (Constellation)
23. Light Conductor“Chapel Of The Snows” (excerpt) (Constellation)
24. Carola Baer“Golden Boy” (Concentric Circles)
25. Aponogeton“Prologue” (Stroom)
26. Caterina Barbieri“Fantas” (excerpt) (Editions Mego)
27. Laraaji“I Can Only Bliss Out (F’Days)” (Numero Group)

Guest Mixtape: Machinefabriek (Western Vinyl)

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We’re thrilled to present a very special mix compiled by the Rotterdam-based independent music treasure Rutger Zuydervelt, who has been amassing a considerable body of work for many years via his Machinefabriek guise. This year saw the release of the Dutch composer’s latest full-length “With Voices” (released by Western Vinyl), an album made with the voices of such artists as fellow luminaries: Peter Broderick, Marissa Nadler, Richard Youngs and Chantal Acda. The initial spark of With Voices was kindled while Zuydervelt was in Taipei creating music for a dance company. In the final days of his trip, a dancer named Wei-Yun Chen caught Zuydervelt’s ear with an instagram video featuring a voice that turned out to be Wei-Yun’s own (she would end up on the album’s seventh movement). “With Voices” is available now on Western Vinyl. 

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Tracklist:

01. Gloria Coates“String Quartet No. 6: Evanescence” (Naxos)
[Taken from Gloria Coates: String Quartets Nos. 1, 5 & 6]
02. Matthew Revert/Vanessa Rossetto“Everyone Needs a Plan” (Erstwhile)
[Taken from Everyone Needs a Plan]
03. Eloïse Decazes & Eric Chenaux“Quand Je Menais Mes Chevaux Boire” (three:four records)
[Taken from La Bride]
04. Puce Mary“The Size of Our Desires” (PAN)
[Taken from The Drought]
05. Janek Schaefer“Corah II” (Temporary Residence)
[Taken from What Light There Is Tells Us Nothing]
06. Michael Pisaro, Håkon Stene & Kristine Tjøgersen“VI + VII” (Hubro)
[Taken from Asleep, Street, Pipes, Tones]
07. Tashi Wada With Yoshi Wada And Friends“Litany” (RVNGIntl.)
[Taken from Nue]
08. Casey Anderson – “Possible Dust (Norrie)” (A Wave Press)
[Taken from Radios]
09. Tashi Wada With Yoshi Wada And Friends“Niagara” (RVNGIntl.)
[Taken from Nue]
10. Mariam Wallentin and Ben Frost“Tainted Love (Soft Cell)” (Mute)
[Taken from Music From Fortitude]
11. The Sealed Knot“And We Disappear” (Another Timbre)
[Taken from And We Disappear]
12. Burial“UK” (Hyperdub)
[Taken from Untrue]
13. Giant Claw“Soft Channel 003” (Orange Milk)
[Taken from Soft Channel]
14. Thom Yorke “A Choir of One” (XL)
[Taken from Suspiria]
15. Nico Muhly“Wonders Pt. 3: A Complaint Against Thomas Weelkes” (Bedroom Community)
[Taken from Mothertongue]
16. Peter Broderick – original voice recording used in ‘III’ by Machinefabriek (Western Vinyl)
[Taken from With Voices]
17. Sylvain Chauveau“Find What You Love and Let It Kill You” (feat. Chantal Acda) (Broccoli)
[Taken from Post-Everything]

‘With Voices’ is out now on Western Vinyl.

http://www.machinefabriek.nu/
http://westernvinyl.com/

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March 14, 2019 at 2:46 pm

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Mixtape: Fractured Air – February 2019

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Our February mix features two tracks from Dublin-based singer-songwriter Maria Somerville’s eagerly awaited debut album “All My People” (released on 1st March). The album’s title-track is an enthralling post-punk exploration immersed in ethereal pop dimensions, while “Eyes Don’t Say It” unfolds a sublime, brooding and highly immersive sound world.

The cherished U.S. songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Heather Woods Broderick delivers her most captivating and innovative work to date with her highly anticipated third full-length solo studio album “Invitation” (pre-order available via Western Vinyl). The album’s lead single “Where I Lay” emits a fragile beauty amidst anguish and doubt but ultimately becomes a deeply cathartic experience from the depths of the human heart.

February’s mix also features new releases from Scottish composer Andrew Wasylyk’s exceptional third studio album “The Paralian” (via the ever dependable Athens Of The North imprint); New York-based cellist and composer Julia Kent’s newest sonic marvel “Temporal”; new Ghostly signing Khotin and Portand Oregon’s Dolphin Midwives.

 

Fractured Air – February 2019

01. Dolphin Midwives“Grass Grow” (Beacon Sound)
02. Mary Lattimore“Baltic Birch” (Paul Corley Remix) (Ghostly)
03. Margie Jean Lewis“Malamuut” (Soundcloud)
04. Maria Somerville“Eyes Don’t Say It” (Self-released)
05. Narwal“Track 01” (Ongehoord)
06. Stano“A Dead Rose” (AllChival)
07. Michael O’ Shea“Kerry” (AllChival)
08. Andrew Wasylyk“Journey to Inchcape” (Athens Of The North)
09. Rustin Man“Vanishing Heart” (Domino)
10. Oliver Coates“Norrin Radd Dreaming” (RVNG Intl)
11. Julia Kent“Conditional Futures” (Leaf Label)
12. Khotin“Dwellberry” (Ghostly)
13. Panda Bear“Master” (Domino)
14. Augustus Pablo“King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown” (Yard Music)
15. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry“The Upsetter” (Motion)
16. Helado Negro“Running” (RVNG Intl)
17. Deerhunter“What Happens To People?” (4AD)
18. Chasms“Shadow” (Felte)
19. 101 Beats Per Minute“I Cried And Cried And Cried” (Countersunk)
20. Maria Somerville“All My People” (Self-released)
21. Ela Orleans“Something Higher” (Night School)
22. Kali Malone“Bondage to Formula” (Hallow Ground)
23. Heather Woods Broderick“Where I Lay” (Western Vinyl)
24. Penelope Trappes“Burn On” (Houndstooth)
25. Nils Frahm“Sweet Little Lie” (Erased Tapes)
26. Landless“Lassie Lie Near Me” (Humble Serpent)

 

 

Guest Mixtape: Julia Kent (Canada/The Leaf Label)

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To coincide with the release of “Temporal”, the world-renowned Canadian cellist and composer Julia Kent’s majestic fifth studio album, we are excited to present a very special guest mix compiled by one of independent music’s true treasures. The New York-based composer – originally best known as cellist for Antony and the Johnsons and member of the cello-driven group Rasputina – has quietly amassed a monumental body of solo work since “Delay”, her 2007 debut full-length. Each subsequent recording never ceases to amaze in it’s immense artistic vision and graceful execution, all the while revealing Kent as one of the most consistently fascinating artists making music today. 

Spanning a breathtaking spectrum of some of the world’s most innovative contemporary composers, Julia Kent’s guest mix beautifully blends modern classical, electronic, ambient and experimental spheres to wondrous effect. “Temporal” is available now on The Leaf Label.

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Tracklist:

01. Jessica Moss“Fractals (Truth 4)” (Constellation)
02. Sarah Davachi“Third Hour” (Ba Da Bing!)
03. Resina“Procession” (130701)
04. Kelly Moran“Halogen” (Warp)
05. Galya Bisengalieva“Tulpar” (NOMAD Music Productions)
06. Helena Hauff“Entropy Created You And Me” (Ninja Tune)
07. Barbara Morgenstern “Brainfuck” (Staatsakt)
08. Fatima Al Qadiri“Breach” (Hyperdub)
09. Jlin “The Abyss of Doubt” (Planet Mu)
10. Zora Jones“Too Many Tears” (Fractal Fantasy)
11. Holly Herndon & Jlin“Godmother” (feat. Spawn) (4AD)
12. Gudrun Gut“Boys Keep Swinging” (Monika Enterprise)
13. Kali Malone“Arched in Hysteria” (Hallow Ground)
14. Félicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma“Indefatigable Purple” (Shelter Press)
15. Christina Vantzou“Sound House” (Kranky)

‘Temporal’ is out now on The Leaf Label.

https://www.juliakent.com/
http://www.theleaflabel.com/

Guest Mixtape: Rauelsson (Sonic Pieces)

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We are delighted to present to you a special guest mix compiled by revered Spanish producer Rauelsson, whose 2018 full length ‘Mirall’ – released on the ever dependable Berlin-based Sonic Pieces imprint – unfolded deeply affecting electro acoustic explorations interwoven with gorgeous electronic textures and neo-classical splendor. The collaboration between Raúl Pastor Medall (Rauelsson) and Erik K. Skodvin (Deaf Center) on the soul stirring score for the Danish film ‘Darling’ (2017) is another essential musical document (as is Rauelsson’s 2013 Sonic Pieces-debut ‘Vora’ ). Below are some words from Raúl describing this special mixtape he has assembled.

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‘Ghosts, Friends and Acquaintances’

Listening to music made by friends feels particularly satisfying to me. There is something special about listening to sounds and words that come from a place that you know; somehow, you feel part of a shared journey. I have been lucky enough to meet some talented musicians over the years that I can now call friends. Some of them are gifted, glowing souls that have been very important in my music world. As an expression of gratitude here I am compiling an all-over-the-place, all-over-the-map playlist featuring some songs that might only have one thing in common: I discovered them thanks to friends or have been written and played by friends, or friends of friends. And ghosts, there are some ghosts too, so there you go Ghosts, Friends and Acquaintances.

Some –random– notes about these songs:

If you drive to Barcelona airport from the south you might take highway C32, which runs parallel to the Mediterranean Sea coastline. The southern section of this highway is called Autopista Pau Casals, named in honor of the celebrated Catalan cellist. The first time I noticed that this highway was called Pau Casals I was on my way to catch a plane to go back to Portland, OR. The day after I arrived in Oregon I had breakfast with my good friend Adam Selzer and he showed me a NPR article about some recordings that Robert Johnson and Pau Casals did (separately) in the and 1930s (Adam loved the sound of those early recordings). A few weeks later I was on the road headed to Seattle to play a show, and the violinist I was traveling with at the time played a CD with some gorgeous cello pieces (JS Bach’s cello suites) interpreted by Casals; she was shocked and confused by the fact that I had never listened to this before. It felt as if the world was telling me that I had to pay attention to this man that was born in Catalonia, so close to where I grew up. I did pay attention, and some of his concert recordings gave me goosebumps. This playlist opens and closes with Casals playing a traditional Catalan song, El Cant dels Ocells, and Le Cygne by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Through friends and acquaintances I have discovered a lot of good music. Years ago, for instance, several unconnected friends got me interested in the life and work of the incomparable Louis Thomas Hardin, aka Moondog. On my first trip to Berlin, a friend gave me a copy of a Moondog compilation called The German Years 1977 -1999. On that same trip I learned that Moondog moved to Germany in 1974, the year I was born. His discography is truly vast and fascinating; it is hard to pick just one record or song. Here I included the intricate and amazing Marimba Mondo 2, a hypnotically beautiful work of melody and percussion.

Together with Otto A Totland, I was once helping stick download code stickers on some coupons at Sonic Pieces HQ. Erik (K Skodvin) was helping as well, and to make the job easier on us he was spinning some records. He played a lot of great new music but a record called Tooth, by Raime, really caught my attention. The entire record is fantastic; energetic and enigmatic. I particularly like the first track on the record, Coax. As many people know, Otto and Erik make incredible music together (as Deaf Center) and solo. Getting to know them personally has only increased my respect for their work. Here I included Time Spent by Deaf Center and Flames from Erik’s solo discography. Also in Berlin I once attended a Christmas dinner party that Monique Recknagel (Sonic Pieces) organized. I remember being in deep conversation with Greg Haines (Something Happened; what an amazing track!) about some concerts I was asked to organize in Spain; I was telling him that I was interested in getting in touch with a guy called Jefre Cantu Ledesma. Oddly enough, Greg told me that Jefre was sitting on the same table, having dinner with us. I was too shy to talk to him, which I regret. Jefre’s show in Spain never happened but my admiration for his work is still happening. I really like his record A Year With 13 Moons, among others. Pale Flower is part of that record.

Unexpected things can also happen with friends. A friend of mine that makes really great music once gave me a CD-r to listen to. I thought that it was his new record and I really liked it so I called to congratulate him, only to hear him laughing quite hard: it was not his new record what he gave me but 1979 by Deru, a great record that had just been released (on a label called Friends of Friends!). Another friend once gave me an original LP of Spanish guitar tunes composed by Francisco Tárrega (played by Narciso Yepes in 1983 and released by Deutsche Grammophon) without knowing that this Spanish composer and guitar player comes from the same province in Spain where I come from. I grew up having his name associated with streets and buildings before I got to know who he really was; a great guitar figure of the 19th century. I really like his ‘smaller’ compositions, like Lágrima and Adelita.

There is even music I got to know by unknown friends. Yard sales and random boxes with free stuff are commonly seen around Portland, particularly during the summer. Someone once left a box with free CDs on my doorsteps. The box had a label that read ‘ghost music from me, your friend’. The little collection of CDs was not that interesting, honestly, and it was obvious that this box was not meant to be there for me to find. However, there was one CD in this collection that looked different; a CD-r with a handmade drawing of something that looked like a ghost playing a flute and the words ‘this is a duduk’ on it. The CD-r had this gorgeous song that I later identified as Siretzi Yares Daran, by Armenian musician and duduk player Levon Minassian. Thank you ghost friend.

Gallo Rojo, Gallo Negro is a cover song by Catalan composer and singer Silvia Pérez Cruz, originally written by Chicho Sánchez Ferlosio. This is a very powerful song written in the context of the repressive, long and dark times of fascist Spain. My mom was kind enough to give me her ticket so I could go see Silvia play with an amazing string quintet (the show was sold out!). The concert was fantastic. I have not seen a show that, playing Mediterranean and Latin-American repertoire, moved me that much. She was another great recommendation made by friends. Her record Vestida de Nit is a good introduction to the work she has done with this string ensemble.

This playlist also features a number of songs played by close friends. I truly admire and love Heather and Peter Broderick’s work. Their music really touches me. Here I included Turned, by Heather’s debut LP, and Sideline, from Peter’s stripped down (recorded in one day!) album How They Are. My dear friend Laurel Simmons also features on this list with her lovely track Linden Seeds, featuring Heather on harmonies. The recently released Tekoäly, by the wonderful and skilled Tatu Rönkkö is included here too; such a powerful song!

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Tracklist:

01. Pau Casals – “El Cant dels Ocells”(Columbia)
02. Tatu Rönkkö (feat. Islaja) – “Tekoäly”(Sonic Pieces)
03. Moondog – “Marimba Mondo 2” (Roof)
04. Levon Minassian – “Siretzi Yares Daran” (Wagram)
05. Raime – “Coax” (Blackest Ever Black)
06. Deaf Center – “Time Spent” (Miasmah)
07. Francisco Tárrega – “Lágrima” (Deutsche Grammophon)
08. Jefre Cantu Ledesma – “Pale Flower” (Mexican Summer)
09. Heather Woods Broderick – “Turned” (Preservation)
10. Deru – “1979″ (Friends of Friends)
11. MayMay – “Linden Seed” (Oscarson)
12. Francisco Tárrega – “Adelita” (Deutsche Grammophon)
13. Silvia Pérez Cruz – “Gallo Rojo, Gallo Negro” (Universal)
14. Erik K. Skodvin – “Flames” (Sonic Pieces)
15. Greg Haines – “Something Happened” (Denovali)
16. Peter Broderick – “Sideline” (Bella Union / Hush)
17. Pau Casals “Le Cygne” (Victrola / HMV)

‘Mirall’ is out now on Sonic Pieces.

https://rauelsson.bandcamp.com/

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Mixtape: Fractured Air – January 2019

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Our January mix features a host of sumptuous sonic gems that surfaced – for the most part – throughout last year. Vital reissues from Amercian dream pop artist Happy Rhodes (Numero Group); Robert Rental’s sublime post-punk explorations culled from 1980 demo tapes (Optimo Music) and Dublin artist Stano’s seminal 1983 solo debut released on Dublin’s Allchival re-issue imprint.

More sensational African funk emanates from the formidable Berlin Habibi Funk imprint (the label’s latest two releases are featured). With thanks to the XLR8R top tracks of 2018 piece, we’ve been introduced to the remarkable ambient opus ‘Nothing To Loose’ by DJ Healer, released last year to widespread acclaim. Peter Broderick (with a little help from his friends) has released his eagerly awaited “Sings Arthur Russell” album. His gorgeous rendition of “The Ballad Of The Lights” closes out our January mixtape.

Thanks as always for listening.


Fractured Air – January 2019

01. Christina Vantzou“Glissando for Bodies and Machines in Space” (Kranky)
02. DJ Healer“Great Escape” (All Possible Worlds)
03. Cucina Povera“Demetra” (Night School)
04. Eno Moebius Roedelius“Old Land” (Skyclad)
05. Beverly Glenn-Copeland“Color Of Anyhow” (Super-Sonic Jazz Records)
06. Sarah Davachi“Gloaming” (Ba Da Bing!)
07. Thom Yorke“Open Again” (XL Recordings)
08. James Heather“Ruqia” (Echo Collective Rework) (Ahead Of Our Time)
09. Djrum“Sparrows” (R&S Records)
10. GOSSIWOR“Fields of Helyon” (5 Gate Temple)
11. Severed Heads“Gashing the Old Mae West” (excerpt) (Ink, Virgin)
12. Lucrecia Dalt“Tar” (Jan Jelinek Remix) (RVNG Intl)
13. Happy Rhodes “When The Rain Came Down” (Numero Group)
14. Jinjé“Solace” (Kicks & Drums Records)
15. Robert Rental“Moving My Blue” (Optimo Music)
16. Kamal Keila“Al Ashafir” (Habibi Funk)
17. The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr“Shaikan Music” (Habibi Funk)
18. Noname“Blaxploitation” (Self-released)
19. El Perro del Mar“Walk On By” (Saint Etienne Remix) (Self-released)
20. Leon Vynehall“Envelopes (Chapter VI)” (Ninja Tune)
21. Yves Tumor“Licking An Orchid” (Warp)
22. Stano“Out of the Dark, Into the Dawn” (Scoff / Allchival)
23. Stuart A. Staples“Step into the Grey” (City Slang/Lucky Dog)
24. David Shire“Theme From The Conversation” (The Conversation OST) (Intrada)
25. Barnes & Trost“Holidays in the Old City” (LM Dupli-cation)
26. The Beach Boys“All I Wanna Do” (Reprise)
27. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith“Tides III” (Bandcamp)
28. DJ Healer“End of the World” (All Possible Worlds)
29. Peter Broderick & Friends“Ballad Of The Lights” (Pretty Purgatory)

Mixtape: Fractured Air – December 2018

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As the dusk light begins to fade on the year, we have a chance to both reflect on these past twelve months and look forward to what awaits us in 2019…Needless to say, music shapes pretty much everything that has taken place – and what moments are about to occur – from memorable, transcendent live shows (Low, Julia Holter and Nils Frahm’s shows will forever stay with me); making new musical discoveries (for instance, first hearing the illuminating voice of Penelope Trappes’ latest record or the myriad of timbres and textures contained on the Actress & LCO collaborative release ‘LAGEOS’); revisiting bands from previous decades (This Mortal Coil’s discography immediately comes to mind) or just simply having a cherished record (or playlist) as the soundtrack to your day (as you walk around in the pools of your mind or take in a nice scenic road-trip).

The importance of music never fades and isn’t that the most amazing thing? There is a science behind it: the reaction as your ears first hears a note and how you feel as a result. And whatever year we find ourselves in (2019, 2020 or beyond), new discoveries will always await us. As a listener, there is some comfort in this simple fact…
Lots of our favourite albums from 2018 are dotted across this December mixtape (and so many left out, as always is the way). The fresh and dynamic ambient sounds of Kranky debut signees (Less Bells and Saloli); Mary Jane Leach’s incredible flute compositions; two tracks from Julia Holter’s epic masterwork ‘Aviary’ and a recent discovery of the incredible Carola Baer (a retrospective compilation is lovingly compiled by Concentric Circles).

Also present is one of the late great composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s last recorded works: the deeply moving and transporting ‘Mandy’ score, such transformative guitar-based compositions. This year we lost a true voice in today’s music world. I can only imagine the unbearable loss it has been for all those close to this remarkable human being. I remember shaking Jóhann’s hand after a concert of his and just saying how amazing his music is. He smiled graciously and replied softly, “thank you”. Well, thank you Jóhann for the eternal gift your stunningly beautiful music forever brings.

 

Fractured Air – December 2018

01. Tom Waits“Alice” (Epitaph)
02. Actress & LCO“Voodoo Posse, Chronic Illusion” (Ninja Tune)
03. Phase II“Words From” (Definitive Jux)
04. Squarepusher“Lambic Poetry 5” (Warp)
05. Low“Fly” (Sub Pop)
06. Penelope Trappes“Connector” (Houndstooth)
07. Jóhann Jóhannsson“Mandy Love Theme” (Mandy OST, Lakeshore/Invada)
08. Tomita“Dawn Chorus” (RCA)
09. Julia Holter“Voce Simul” (Domino)
10. Alice Coltrane“Keshawa Murahara” (Luaka Bop)
11. Saloli“Anthem” (Kranky)
12. Carola Baer“Maker of Me” (Concentric Circles)
13. Mark Renner“It Might Have Been” (RVNG Intl)
14. Die Haut“Der Karbische Western” (Strut)
15. Paul de Jong“Johnny No Cash” (Temporary Residence)
16. Michele Mercure“A Little Piece” (Freedom To Spend)
17. Carla dal Forno“Blue Morning” (self-released)
18. Less Bells“Valentine” (Kranky)
19. Jessica Moss“Fractals (Truth 3)” (Constellation)
20. Villagers“A Trick of the Light” (Bibio Remix) (Domino)
21. Nils Frahm“A Place” (Erased Tapes)
22. The Gentleman Losers“Fish Roam in Winter Water” (Sound In Silence)
23. Mary Jane Leach“Downland’s Tears” (Modern Love)
24. Julia Holter“I Would Rather See” (Domino)
25. Mary Lattimore“Hello From the Edge of the Earth” (Ghostly)

Wishing our readers a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year.