So, usually I compile a list of different formats and genres each year. I am going to try something different, mainly because I’m being creatively strangled at the moment and I want to challenge myself.
I’ve acquired more music this year, despite trying to cut back, it’s my vice. I don’t subscribe to streaming as a hobby, I believe the artist should get more the 0.003 pence per stream…wouldn’t you?? Although having said that, I can see the benefits of streaming in the modern world.
Memorywise, I’ve put a massive load on my Servers, due to the fact that I vowed to download HiRes Wav’s as the format of choice.
Having said that, vinyl and cd’s have played a massive part in my curation this year, aswell as Minidiscs!!
Earlier in the year I had two regular Radio Programs on Innov8 Radio. Regretably, the station is on hold, this forced me to turn to Mixcloud, presenting my more Electronic Beat Orientated sets and XP… a more Experimental, Ambient, Industrial affair.
External influences (like work) continue to take over what little social life I have and these Mixcloud sessions haven’t been as regular as they could have been, as is the same with the Ring Modulator website….creativity and persistent tiredness don’t mix.
Enough, Enough…….here’s probably 5% of what caressed my tympanic membranes in 2018……….hit me up tomorrow and it’ll be different.
Gabe Gurnesey - Physical - Just stunning, like a punch in the chest
Creep Show - Mr Dynamite - yeah, it’s an electro supergroup….but not
B.E.D. - Baxter Dury, Etienne de Crecy, Delilah Holiday - Late release in November, less than 3 minute cynical electronic pop songs…. fucking brilliant…. ofcourse, I went on to check the rest of Ian Dury’s son’s albums and I’ve got a bit hooked
Etienne Jaumet - 8 Regards Oblique - Subliminal Sax and sequencers
John Grant - Love is Magic
Blancmange - Wanderlust
Sink Ya Teeth - Sink Ya Teeth - caught these two supporting ACR, been hooked eversince…..post punk funk electro
Qluster - Elemente
AEM - Distant Observation Of Solar Activity - Electronic Sound issued a fabulous edition dedicated to Tangerine Dream, they included a CD that was compiled by Ulrich Schnauss and I got hooked on French Nu Berlin School Kosmiche by AEM and Cosmic Ground
Cosmic Ground - Cosmic Ground - which dimension??????
Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade - Blissful motorik goodness from Tim
Kosmischer Laufer - Volume four - fake or not, it’s brilliant
Baxter Dury - Prince of Tears
Baxter Dury - It’s a Pleasure
Dita Von Teese - Dita Von Teese - smooth as her legs pop with the help of Sebastian Tellier
Ex-Display Model - S/T - Fujiya & Miyagi’s Dave Best and AK/DK’s Ed
Fischerspooner - Sir - Bringing it up to date, but keeping it Fischerspooner
Go-Kart Mozart - Mozart’s Mini Mart
Kim Ki O - Zan - Full on Juno action from Istanbul sounding like The Wake
Kittin - Cosmos
Meat Beat Manifesto - Impossible Star - Jack Dangers back on form
MGMT - Little Dark Age - Where the hell did this little pop masterpiece spring from??
Momus - Pantaloon
Soft regime - Hard Feelings
The Egyptian Lover - To 1985
The Presets - Hi Viz - Sydney’s best Electronic outfit return with a great album
Var - discophillia Belgica - Obscure Belgian Disco comp worth it’s weight in gold
Dub Surgeon (The Lost Future) - More dubbed out than a space echo drowned in hiss
Die Wilde Jagd - Uhrwald Orange
SD - Co Intel
Pete Hope/Richard H Kirk - Black & White Medicine - Unrelased Industrial electro filth from the mid eighties
Underworld & Iggy Pop - Teatime Dub Encounters
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids - I’ve got into this album in the past 5 years more than I did when it was released, so the Half Speed remasters were a beautiful sonic purchase.
Soft Cell - Keychains and Snowstorms
I had to really, I initially had reservations as ofcourse I am loyal to my late friend Richard Smith (DJ Wanker) who wrote the early noughties sleeve liners to the Soft Cell remasters. Amazing package, great remastering by Dave Ball, versions unreleased and thankyou Simon Price for a beautifully written book.
Nightmares on Wax - NOW is the time
Richenel - La Differencia
Wings - Band on the Run - of which I retained a six week earworm from Jet
John Foxx - Metamatic - How many copies do I have?? How many reissues…..well this is the ultimate…ok????
Boy Harsher - Your Body is Nothing - ticks so many boxes
Poison Arrow - If you don’t Love Me
S-D - Co Intel Pro
Sextile - 3
Silent Servant - Shadows of Death and Desire
Solitary Dancer - Dualism
Soldout - forever remixes
Sworn virgins - fifty Dollar Bills
Tiga & Clarian - stay Coool
Tiga & Nartinez Brothers - Blessed
Beton - Directions
Fugutiv - Compoforest
Inhalt - Commerce
New Jackson - Put The Love In It
Soulwax - Esential 3
Brian Eno & Kevin Shields - The Weight of History
Abul Mogard - Above all dreams - beautiful, absolutely beautiful
Chra - Empty Airport
Chris Carter - CCCL Vol 1
Cosey Fanni Tutti - Time To Tell
Jeton Hoxha - Vowel
Jonathon Fittoussi & Clemens Hourriere - Espaces Timbres
Mika Vainio - Lydspor 1 & 2
Mika Vainio/Franck Vigroux - Ignis
Recondite - Daemmerlicht
Reptilicus & Senking - Unison - stunning live action and bass ball breaking synths
Roger Eno - Dance of Stars
The Advisory circle - Ways of seeing
Zavoloka - Promeni
I-LP-ON - AANET
Stephen Mathieu - Folio Boxset - a whole boxset of otherworldly ethereal dreams
Irmin Schmidt - ElectroViolet
Dengue Dengue Dengue
Honnda - Maraschino Mic Drop
Ramzi - Phobiza “Amor Fati” Vol 3 - Tropical post club bliss
Jay Glass dubs vs Guerilla Toss