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Album Listography [2012]

Album Listography [2012]

Ok,after mates insisting on a top count
I’ll give it a go.
I’m sure i’ve missed out on heaps of releases but these got to (h)ear
the most at home.
The good thing is that music never stops 
so we always will be on the search for pleasures (past/present/future).
have a Happy New Year everyone!
Party hard
and let it all out.
We deserve to be human after all!
A note to self.
I was never a list person due to lack of consistency on a final cut.I am fond of -each day has it’s own record feel,so how do you put it on a list,if you can nearly remember what was happening with you in January,that of course if you have a “High Fidelity” diary and write it all down.Respect Artists,buy music if you can.Go,out with mates and enjoy a gig.Share freebees when given.Support small record stores.Give alternative/small record labels a try.Trust in Music and your ears.Im not saying this list is the best in the world,its subjective process,but for those who “know” me,i have been streaming,spinning,dying,living on these albums all year around (and lots of others that i forget) because i am a junkie on music.I confess.
There are no favors on here.No commmitments to labels,friends,or respectfull artists.
Just me and luckily a good year round in the long run.
First 25 have spinned just more than the others in my heart.
Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders-Hurtsville [European release]
Les Loved Drones-The tangible effect of love [got to me from Belgium release]
The Black Keys-El camino [European release]
CFCF-Exercises
Egyptian Hip Hop-Good Don’t Sleep
Beach House-Bloom
DJ Scientist-For better,for worse
LAND-Night Within
Sundog-Insofar
Daughn Gibson-All hell
Hugo Race-No but it’s true
Allah Las/Allah las
Lilacs and Champagne/Lilacs and Champagne
Swans-The Seer
Mark Eitzel-Don’t be a stranger
Bat for Lashes-Haunted Man
Chromatics-Kill for love
Dead can Dance-Anastasis
Sin Cos Tan/Sin Cos Tan
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti-Mature Themes
Father John Misty-Fear Fun
Cat Power-Sun
Weedy of 40 Winks-Retrospect Suite
Portico Quartet/Portico Quartet
Patti Smith-Banga
Kindness-World you need a change of mind
Menahan Street Band-The crossing
Neon-Kathe pragmatikoths,apokroustikh
Chet Faker-Thinking in textures
Dark Dark Dark-who needs who
Anthony Valadez-Just visiting
Glen Hansard-Rhythm and Response
Night Sins-New Grace
Crippled Black Phoenix-Mankind (The crafty ape)
The Magnetic North-Orkney-Symphony of the Magnetic North
M.Ward-A wasteland companion
Burial-Traunt/Sleeper
Bobby Womack-The bravest man in the universe
Mala-Mala in Cuba
Arbol-She read the wrong book
Tindersticks-The something rain
Peter Broderick-These walls of mine
Richard Hawley-Standing at the sky’s edge
Christian Scott-Christian Atunde Adjuah
Heroin and your Veins-Regret
Laetitia Sadier-Silencio
Bill Fay-Life is people
Man without country-Foe
Yppah-Eighty One
Saint Etienne-Words and Music
Liars-WIXIW
Meshell Ndegeocello-pour une ame souveraine,a dedication to nina simone
DIIV-Oshin
Jens Lekman-I know what love isnt
Mark Mullholland and Craig Ward-Waiting for the storm
Chilly Gonzales-Solo Piano II
Jake Bugg-Jake Bugg
John Talabot-Fin
Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses-Everyone’s Alone
Lights out Asia-Hy Brasil
Marconi Union-Different Colours
Mark Kozelek-On tour ,a documentary soundtrack
Neneh Cherry and the Thing-The cherry thing
Pieter Nooten-Surround Us
Betrayal at Bespin-Rains
Grails /Pharaoh Overlord-Black Tar propheciesVol 5/Palmu
Alt-J/An awesome wave
Hundred in the hands-Red night
Dean Blunt and Tina Copeland-Black is Beautiful
Deus-Following Sea
Django Django/Django Django
Efterklang-Piramida
Electric Guest-Mondo
Eyeless in Gaza-Butterfly Attitude
Jay Farrar,Will Johnson,Adam Parker,Yim Yames-New Multitudes
Germany Germany-Blank Mind empty heart
Giardini di miro-Good luck
Guano Padano-2
Sundayman-Retronome
Dustin o Halloran,Hauschka,Johann Johannson-Transcendentialism
2econd class citizen-The small minority
Arbouretum-Covered in leaves
Asaf Avidan-Different Pulses
Baltic Fleet-Towers
Boogie Belgique-Blueberry Hill
Boy Omega-Night Vision
Brian Eno-Lux
Clint Mansell-Last Night
Daniel Land and the Modern Painters-The space between us
David Byrne and st.vincent-Love this giant
Jan Bang,Erik Honore-Uncommon Dieties
Josef van Wisseman,Jim Jarmusch-Apokatastasis
Keep Shelly in Athens-In love with Dusk/Our own dreams
Olga Kouklaki-I need U
Fantastikoi Hxoi/Fantastikoi Hxoi
Kottarshky and the rain dogs-Demoni
Mojo Juju-Mojo Juju
Boogie! Australian Blues RnB Heavy Rock from the 70s-VA
Lescop-La foret
Kusumuun Profeeta-Huutoja Hiljaiseta Huoneesta
Le Dimanche-Colour of shade
Marbet Rocel-Small Hours
Maxence cyrin-the fantastist
Me and my drummer-the hawk,the bee,the pray
Momus-Bibliotek
Of monsters and men-my head is an animal
Of montreal-Daughter of cloud
Philip Glass-Rework
Phon.o-Black boulder
Plastic Flowers-Natural Conspiracy
Public Service Broadcasting-The war room
Max Ricther-Vivaldi recomposed
Rumer-Boys Dont Cry
Sinkane-Mars
The soft moon-Zeroes
Sone Institute-A model life
Victor Wooten
Alpha-Eleventh trip
Xavier Rudd-Spirit Bird
X-TG-Desertshore/The final report
Zombie Zombie-Rituels d’un nouveau mond
Chain and the gang-In cool blood
Rodelius-Plays Piano
Love and Money-The devil’s debt
Vinicio Caposela-Rebetiko Gymnastas
Bryan Ferry-The Jazz Age
Syd Arthur-On and on
Spirit of talk talk-VA
Fink-Wheels turn beneath my feet
Mechanimal/Mechanimal
Antony and the Johnsons-Cut the world
Heyna-His Majesty and the king of spain
The Durutti Column-short stories for pauline
A whisper in the noise-to forget
Nicolas jaar-the prism LTD box edits
Grimes-Visions
Monsieur Minimal-Minimal to Maximal
A small title info in greek and a little jibber about the album for some diversity.


Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders
Hurtsville
HollowEyed Records
HE003LP
[European release 2012]
Retrieving the truth in 2012 was a lesson.You’ve got to get somewhere when your out of your Happyland.I’m not nuts,neither sentimental I just know my spot in this world.First place is a record from Oceania.”Hurstville” seems still far away for me as i crave my half belongings in Sydney ,so I’ll go for “Hurtsville”.This spectacular enigmatic and talented troubadour came out of his own “Cave” to me in 2006,when i bought the “Not worth waiting for EP”.Finally this release touched European soil in 2012. Jack Ladder and his Dreamlanders,after being guested in USA shows (with  Bowery Electric,Plastic Flowers (yes our favourite band from GR),Cult of Youth,Los Globos etc). I really get the chills when pressing play,its  a spiritual journey to knock the beast down,not a track to go risk.Jack Ladder reminds you of Scott Walker, Tom Waits (The Barber’s Son) and even Nick Cave. I just want to make a statement that he is man of his hurtsville  castle and a fantastic live performer on stage with his band.Cheers mates!
Les Loved Drones
The tangible effect of Love [debut]
Freaksville Records
FRVR41CD
*this will outburst in 2013 due to late 12′ release
[Coming straight to my hands from Belgium via a mate,who luckily for me goes there back and forth for work].There is a great story behind this weird cover.I fell on to this record as i was under a fever,so it was just eclectic,dirty and soothing at the same time,in random order. Well after listening to a lot of spaced in or out genres in  my life i tend to lust for my home listenings ,something exquisite to play with my brain or knowledge of incoming notes from the past. The loved drones, a fantastic band, name title and album, gave me a galaxy to spin on.And thats that.If your into cosmology and string theory you’ll sure appreciate the historic but futuristic taperamento of “The tangible effect of love”.Behind this mastercraft is talented artist/musician/Miam Monster Miam, Benjamin Schoos head of his Freaksville label.Also with him Jampur Fraize,Marc Watthieu (The Variety,The Cheatars),Brian Carney(Android 80),Man from Uranus,Jerome Danthinne,Pascal Scalp,Phillipe Laurent,Daniel Offerman(Girls in Hawaii),Emmanuelle Parrenin (70s) ..guests MAFU,Jean Francois Hustin(flute),Georges Herman,Chris Cerri,Sabino Orsini,Calogera Marotta,Domgue,Melody Moreaux and other freaks!

“The Loved Drones compose almost on automatic pilot and on this first album, there is a flavour of modernism that evokes futuristic teenage nightclubs of the next decade. Inspired by cult Library Music (Alain Goraguer’s “La Planète Sauvage”, Dario Argento soundtracks by Italian prog rockers, Goblin), the music of these strange Loved Drones flirts with romanticism right from the opening number, Tangible, a long Jazz Rock, genetically modified track where Fender Rhodes, frothy harmonies and Krautrock rhythms intertwine. The rest of the album follows suit. It’s indefinable yet very precise and alternates tracks where a keyboard adopts the role of lead singer (Redcity) and others that create the impression that John Carpenter has turned his hand to erotic fiction (The Hindenburg Omen).”

Watch Loved Drones with Damo Suzuki+Rob Ellis+Chris Cundy. just for a live out of the blue snippet.More to come when i rip the vinyl cut.
The Black Keys
El Camino
Nonesuch
530454-1
[European release 2012]
Of course this album    
was spinning round since 2011,but as a manstaradio.gr hit and a european release,its again top of tops.For that zepellinish little black submarines like no other.Kostas K knows what im saying and J.Revelator also.
CFCF
Exercises
Paper Bag Records
PAPER063LP
Montreal Calling again!Not much to say about my favourite producer CFCF aka Michael Silver.When i first heard the cover piece to the opener of  David Sylvan’s “Secrets of the beehive” i knew that this EP was in for another kind of nostalgic space travel through memory lane with a futuristic touch of CinemaScope art and structure to my ears and heart.
Egyptian Hip Hop
Good Don’t Sleep
RS1214LP
RandS
Full length album on RandS records just where you’ll find James Blake.These guys are not even 20 and i wish at their age that i did have a mash up of all the music influences going on (which too are favorites must i say).  [new wave/prog/pop circa 1979-1984, Minimalism -reich, riley etc. producers – eno, plank etc. post rock, desert rock, lost pop – gary wilson, arthur russel, tonetta, neville lawrence pioneers : Sakamoto sylvian karn jansen bryne belew fripp levin bruford moebius roedelius….. and of course Paul mccartney II. John baker of the bbc radiophonic.] Strange,exciting,lustful,looping,wooshing my beings from another time.I could fantasise durutti column going new wave,eyeless in gaza going lost pop and fripp looking for a  futuristic pedal.I am stuck on “Iltoise” for days and days now… I can really look into the future by just travelling through the past which is kind of spooky.Thumbs up. Pray for presence. Psychedelic Progressive Pop i Trust!
Beach House
Bloom
Bella Union
BELLAV334
“Aπλά και όμορφα απο την αρχη μεχρι το τελος”
Καλη χρονια!
DJ Scientist
For Better,For worse
Equinox
eqx042LP
LAND
Night Within
Important Records
IMPREC360LP
Daniel Lea+Matthew Waters=LAND,guests=David Sylvian,Daniel O Sullivan,Alexander Tucker,Ben Frost,Duke Garwood=music singing art.
 
Sundog
Insofar
Penguin Cafe Label
One of the most beautiful albums i heard this year.Alone.

Daughn Gibson
All Hell
White Denim
White Denim #19
Hugo Race
No but it’s True
ViceVercaRecords
VV1LP001
“A collection of love songs interpreted and recorded by Hugo and Italian songwriter and singer Cesare Basile. Includes No Regrets (Tom Rush, made famous by the Walker Brothers), Never Say Never (Romeo Void, USA New Wave band from the 80s), I’m On Fire (Springsteen) Never Ever Gonna Give You Up (the inimitable Barry White), Song For You (Leon Russell, made famous by the Carpenters) and 7 more tracks. “I’ve always loved primitive folk and blues from decades past, and I draw on those roots interpreting these pop classics”.”
Allah Las
Allah Las
Innovative Leisure Records
Lilacs and Champagne
Lilacs and Champagne
Mexican Summer
Swans
The seer
Young God Records
Mark Eitzel
Don’t be a stranger
Merge records
Bat for Lashes
Haunted Man
Parlophone
Chromatics
Kill for Love
Italians Do it better
Dead Can Dance
Anastasis 
Pias
Sin Cos Tan
Sin Cos Tan
Solina
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Mature Themes
4AD
Father John Misty
Fear Fun
Bella Union
Cat Power
Sun 
Matador
Weedy of 40 Winks
Retrospect Suite
Project Mooncircle
Portico Quartet
Portico Quartet
Real World Records
Patti Smith
Banga
Columbia

Also Albums on repeat no order for now.
Kindness
World,you need a change of mind
Female Energy
Menahan Street Band
The crossing
Dunham
Neon
Kathe pragmatikoths,apokroustikh
Inner ear
Chet Faker
Thinking in Textures
Chess club
Dark Dark Dark
Who needs who
supply and demand
Anthony Valadez
Just Visiting
Plug Research
Glen Hansard
Rhythm and response
ANTI
Night Sins
New Grace
Avant!records
Crippled Black Phoenix
Mankind-the crafty ape
best gig this year.
The magnetic north
Orkney-Symphony of the magnetic north
Full time hobby
M.Ward
A wasteland companion
Merge

Burial

Traunt/Sleeper

Hyperdub


Bobby Womack

The bravest man in the universe

Xl Recordings

Mala

Mala in Cuba

Brownswood recordings

Arbol

She read the wrong book

spa.RK

Tindersticks

The something rain

Lucky Dog recordings

Peter Broderick

These Walls of mine

Erased Tapes

 

Richard Hawley

Standing at the sky’s edge

Mute

Christian Scott
Christian Atunde Adjuah
Concord Jazz
Heroin and your veins
Regret 
Pimpelon
Laetitia Sadier
Silencio
Drag City
Bill Fay
Life is People
Dead Ocenas
Man Without Country
Foe
Lost Ballon Recordings
Yppah
Eighty One
Ninja Tune
Saint Etienne
Words and Music
Heavenly
Liars 
WIXIW 
STUMM343 
Mute 
Meshell Ndegeocello 
Pour Une Âme Souveraine A Dedication To Nina Simone 
NV827011
Naive 
DIIV 
Oshin 
CT-158 
Captured Tracks 
Jens Lekman 
I know what love isn’t 
SC225 
Secretly Canadian 
Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward
Waiting for the storm
LC14736
Cannery Row Records 
 
Chilly Gonzales 
Solo Piano II | The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales Live with orchestra 
GENTLE017V | Digital 
Gentle Threat 
Jake Bugg 
Jake Bugg 
3717304 
Mercury 
John Talabot 
fIN 
PERMVAC 089-2 
Permanent Vacation
Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses 
Everyone’s Alone 
Digital 
Dark Horse Records 
Lights Out Asia 
Hy-Brasil 
CATMD200 
n5MD 
Marconi Union 
Different Colours 
TAO048 
Just Music 
Mark Kozelek 
On Tour. A documentary Soundtrack 
CV020 
Caldo Verde Records 
Neneh Cherry & the Thing 
The cherry thing | Remixes 
STS229LP | STS235LP 
Smalltown Supersound 
Pieter Nooten 
Surround us 
rgirl85 
Rocket Girl 
Betrayal at Bespin 
Rains 
AVENGER009 
Avenger 
Grails/Pharaoh Overlord 
Black Tar Prophecies Vol 5/ Palmu 
184923013214 LP 
Kemado 
Alt-J 
An awesome wave 
INFECT134LP 
Infectious 
Hundred in the hands 
Red Night 
WARPLP227 
Warp 
Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland 
Black is Beautiful 
HDBLP012 
Hyperdub 
dEUS 
Following Sea 
PIASR560LP 
Play it again sam 
Django Django 
Django Django 
BEC5161105 
Because Music
Efterklang 
Piramida 
CAD3229 
4AD
Electric Guest 
Mondo 
BEC 5161137 
Because Music 
Eyeless in Gaza 
Butterfly Attitude 
DNEIG01CD 
Downwards 
Jay Farrar,Will Johnson,Adam Parker,Yim Yames 
New Multitudes 
11661 91291 
Rounder records 
Germany Germany 
Blank Mind Empty Heart 
self released 
Giardini Di Miro 
Good Luck 
TOERBLOCK051 
City Centre Offices 
Guano Padano 
FIR.Y17 
Tannen Records
Sundayman 
Retronome 
CD 
Restless Wind 
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka, Jóhann Jóhannsson 
Transcendentalism EP 
Digital 
2econd class citizen 
The small minority 
eqx-038 
Equinox 
Arbouretum 
Covered in Leaves 
ltd CDr 
Asaf Avidan 
Different Pulses 
Universal 
Baltic Fleet 
Towers 
BU068LP 
Blow Up Records 
Boogie Belgique 
Blueberry Hill 
DWK149 
Dusted Wax Kingdom 
Boy Omega 
Night Vision 
TR 239 
Tapete Records 
Brian Eno 
Lux 
WARP231 
Warp 
Clint Mansell 
Last Night [OST] 
M2-36566 
Milan Records 
Daniel Land and the Modern Painters 
The space between us 
AC309082 
Club AC30 
David Byrne and St. Vincent 
Love this giant 
CAD 3231 
4AD 
Jan Bang,Erik Honore 
Uncommon Dieties 
sound cd ss022x 
Samadhi Sound 
Jozef Van Wisseman and Jim Jarmusch 
Apokatastasis 
Inc 014 
Incunabulum 
Keep Shelly in Athens 
In love with dusk/Our own dream 
010 
Forest Family Records 
Olga Kouklaki 
I need u
3700551727841 
Kwaidan Records 
Fantastikoi Hxoi 
Fantastikoi Hxoi 
INN073LLP 
Inner Ear 
Kottarshky and the rain dogs 
Demoni 
CD-ATR 3312 
Asphalt Tango Records 
Mojo Juju 
Mojo Juju 
343598 
ABC Music 
Boogie! Australian Blues RnB and Heavy Rock from the 70s 
VA 
8809194 
Warner 
LeScop 
La Foret 
POPN001 
Pop Noire 
Kuusumun Profeetta 
Huutoja Hiljaisesta Huoneesta 
EKTRO-078 
Ektro Records 
Le Dimanche 
Colour of Shade 
self released 
Marbert Rocel 
Small Hours 
CPT 395-2 
Compost Records 
Maxence Cyrin 
The fantasist 
EOS037 
Ekler o Shock 
Me and my Drummer 
The Hawk,The Beak,The prey 
SR044 
Sinnibus 
Momus 
Bibliotek 
AMPATCH011 
American Patchwork 
Of monsters and men 
My head is an animal 
3701055 
Universal Republic 
Of montreal 
Daughter of cloud 
JNR105 
Joyful Noise Recordings 
Oho 
Land of the happy 
Self released 
Philip Glass 
Rework 
TKR-026 
The kora records 
Phon.o 
Black Boulder
50WEAPONSLP07 
50 weapons 
Plastic Flowers 
Natural Conspiracy 
self released 
Public Service Broadcasting 
The War Room 
TCR002 
Test Card Recordings 
Max Richter 
Recomposed by Max Richter-Vivaldi/The four seasons 
476 5040 
Deutsche Grammophon 
Rumer 
Boys Don’t Cry 
053105230853 
Atlantic 
Sinkane 
Mars 
Slang50036 
City Slang 
The Soft Moon 
Zeros 
CT 165 
Captured Tracks 
Sone Institute 
A model life 
F F021 
Front and Follow 
Victor Wooten 
Sword and Stone/Words and Tones 
VXR4589 
Compass Records 
Alpha 
Eleventh Trip
DoTo013 
Don’t Touch 
Xavier Rudd 
Spirit Bird 
SD1494 
Side One Dummy Records 
X-TG 
Desertshore/The final Report 
IR2012LP 
Industrial Records
Zombie Zombie 
Rituels D’un Nouveau Monde 
VERLP026 
Versatile Records 
Chain and the Gang 
In cool blood 
KLP240 
Krecs 
Rodelius 
Plays Piano 
BB78CD 
Bureau B 
Love and Money 
The Devil’s Debt 
VERTCD096 
Vertical records 
Vinicio Capossela 
Rebetiko Gymnastas 
8051040720009 
La Cupa 
Bryan Ferry 
The Jazz Age 
BMG
Syd Arthur On and on
DCRC006
Dawn Chorus 
Spirit of talk talk 
VA 
Fierce Panda 
Fink 
VA Wheels turn beneath my feet 
Ninja Tune 
Mechanimal
Mechanimal
Inner Ear
*wish to buy and hear more in 2013.
Antony and the Johnson’s
Cut the World
SC270
Secretly Canadian
HYENA
His Majesty and the King of Spain
INN061L
Inner Ear Records
The Durutti Column
Short stories for Pauline
FBN36
Factory Benelux
A whisper in the noise
To forget
EOM57
Exile on Mainstream
Nicolas Jaar
The Prism LTD box
CSA
Grimes
Visions
CAD3208
4AD
Monsieur Minimal
Minimal to Maximal
The sound of everything

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  1. katen

    December 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

    RESPECT & RESPECT & RESPECT! the best music list is the one we haven' t made yet! …so keep listening! 😉 Have a Nice Music Year, electronik@ki!

  2. electronik^aki

    January 6, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Respect for reading the whole long post!Happy new year Katen,it's gonna be different full of adventures!

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