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Best Of Other Electronica 2009

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rino    4

My picks of 2009, despite there is still some making up to do, would roughly look like this:

 

Jeff Mills - Sleeper wakes (Third Ear) (what is this? Does this guy get only better the more wrinkles he gets? One of his best albums yet!!!)

 

Joris Voorn - Balance 014 (EQ Recordings)

 

Planetary Assault Systems - Temporary suspension (Ostgut Ton)

 

 

Those would be the albums, as for vinyls, these made a mark:

 

Ancient Methods - Third method (Ancient Methods)

 

Ancient Methods - Fourth method (Ancient Methods)

*for me, Ancient Methods are the best project I have listened to since the demise of BMB

 

Surgeon - Hello Oslo (Counterbalance)

 

Ugandan Methods - Mat Oput - 1/2 (Downwards)

 

Oscar Mulero:Svreca - As this as christ (2009)

 

Robert Hood - Superman/Range (M-Plant)

 

Your turn now!

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exotic    43

Sven Weisemann - xine (absulotely brilliant if you're into ambient, what a grower)

 

Rameses III - I Could Not Love You More ( lovely drone )

 

Moderat- Moderat (one of the most stunning electronic albums of the year. you gotta hear this one if you're a techno + dub fan)

 

DJ Sprinkles- Midtown 120 Blues ( killer house record)

 

Quantec- Cauldron Subsidence ( like sven )

 

Mokira - persona ( another one for ambient fans)

 

Mind Over Midi- Habitat (gorgeous)

 

Telefon Tel Aviv- Immolate Yourself

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Yard Hippie    0

Have really enjoyed:

Scanner - Rockets unto the edges of edges (very powerful experimental stuff. In a league of it's own)

Brock Van Whey - White clouds drift on and on (drone music to really get lost in plus a 2nd more dubby mix of the whole thing by Intrusion which may as well be a totally different release)

Lissom - Nest of iterations (more lovely drone. Extremely atmospheric)

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Snapinho    0

Damn, I was so hoping for a topic like this and had some things I wanted to add here, but the only one I can think of right now is:

 

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue (WARP)

highly original mix of styles, there's a little bit of everything in here which can be both a turnoff for purists and a huge turn on for eclectici like myself.

 

More will follow!

 

Wisp - The Shimmering Hour

 

Clubroot – Clubroot

deep, dark dubby & steppy tunes.

 

Yagya - Rigning

excellent theme-based album with a lot of atmosphere. for rainy daze.

 

Contenders that I haven't yet explored myself (how weird is that?) but that I feel can still make a big impact on me. (Where to buy, by the way?)

 

Telefon tel Aviv - Immolate Yourself

The Black Dog – Further Vexations

Ochre - Like Dust Of The Balance

Monolake - Silence

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pedro    8

My favourites for 2009 (in no particular order). It was a great year for non-psy trance music.

 

 

Total 10 (Kompakt)

 

Solomun - Dance Baby

 

Max Essa - Continental Drift

 

Bodycode - Immune

 

Silicone Soul

 

Modeselektor - Body Language vol. 8

 

Joris Voorn - Balance 14

 

Holger Ziksje - Holz

 

Tirk 02

 

Claro Intelecto - Warehouse Sessions

 

Matias Aguayo - Ay, ay, ay

 

Mihalis Safras - Cry For the Last Dance

 

Monolake - Silence

 

Pixel - The Drive

 

Alva Noto - Xerox vol 2

 

Phantom Ghost - Thrown Out of Drama School

 

Martyn Great Lengths

 

Kompact Pop Ambient 2009

 

Lawrence - Until then, good bye

 

Neil Landstrumm -Bambaattaa Eats His Breakfast

 

Todd Bodine - Forms

 

Will Saul - All Night Long

 

My favourite things vol. 2

 

Enjoy the Silence (Mule)

 

Yagya - Rigning

 

5 Years of Hyperdub

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seraph    14

EMPUSAE - MORTUSAE

SUNN O))) - MONOLITHS

THE RESIDENTS - THE UGHS !

LAIBACH - KUNST DER FUGE

LEGOWELT - VATOS LOCOS

LEGOWELT - AMIGA RAILROAD ADVENTURES

TOTAKEKE - THINGS THAT DISAPPEAR WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES

DADAMNPHREAKNOIZPHUNK - THE CHEERLEADERS ARE SMILIN'' AT YOU

DR. MOTTE & GABRIEL LE MAR - DR. MOTTE MEETS GABRIEL LE MAR

PETE NAMLOOK & GABRIEL LE MAR - NAMLOOK LE MAR

THE FIELD - YESTERDAY AND TODAY

SOLIQUID - TRANSPORTATION

UNION JACK - PYLON PIGS

GABRIEL LE MAR - DUBWIZE

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FTP    0

Royksopp - Junior

 

One tiny punch and pop sounds great. I mean you can not dislike those vocals

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Snapinho    0

Clubroot - Clubroot

Very nice atmospheric, chilled down dubstep-influenced stuff. Worth a listen for sure!

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Snapinho    0

I'm kinda disappointed in the amount of response here... this is a topic I was looking forward to, a lot! Bring on the recommendations, guys. I got such a lot of inspiration out of last year's topic... :)

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amphiton    2

I'm kinda disappointed in the amount of response here... this is a topic I was looking forward to, a lot! Bring on the recommendations, guys. I got such a lot of inspiration out of last year's topic... :)

 

I will, as well as I will post in the 2008 thread, which I started and didn't post anything there :) There's just so much outside of psytrance, that it takes lots of time to track down and actually listen :)

 

Looking forward to more posts as well.

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Sawfly    2

Bar 9 - Triple Drop EP

Proem - Till There's No Breath

DJ Hidden - The Words Below

Marching Dynamics - The Workers Party Of Haiti

Vir Unis - The Winter Ghost

Implex And Enei - Sublife

Michael Black Electro - Stripped Anatomy Of

Stendeck - Sonnambula

Black Sun Empire & State Of Mind - Sandbag / Animal EP

Yagya - Rigning

Yggdrasil - Prose Edda

Atrium Carceri - Phrenitis

Mokira - Persona

Kryptic Minds - One Of Us

Solar Fields - Movements

Burial + Four Tet - Moth / Wolf Cub EP

Clint Mansell - Moon

Aes Dana - Leylines

Ex_Tension - Legacy

Defrag - Lament Element

36 - Hypersona

Various - Imaginary Friends

Rafael Anton Irisarri - Hopes And Past Desires EP

Cell - Hanging Masses

Talbot & Deru - Genus

Porn Sword Tobacco - Everything Is Music To The Ear

Clubroot - S/T

Imminent - Cask Strength

Loess - Burrows

Boxcutter - Arecibo Message

Lusine - A Certain Distance

Various - 5 Years Of Hyperdub

 

 

There might be more :D

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Snapinho    0

Ok, now I agree with a lot of your stuff, Sawfly, but wouldn't mind a description of what you are posting and why I should listen to it. :)

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In no particular order

 

Nosaj Thing/Drift: very moody and glitchy instrumental hip oriented music.

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Ochre/Like Dust Of The Balance: Great IDM album innovative,refreshing stuff.

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Worriedaboutsatan/Arrivals All about Minimal aspect of sound not my favourite but still enjoy some part of the album

Favs tracks here:7-8 & 10

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Lawrence English/A Colour For Autumn

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Monolake/Silence

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Kettel/Myam James 2

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Port-Royal/Dying In Time

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Last Days/Safety of the North another masterpiece by n5MD record !!!

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Ametsub/The Nothings Of The North

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Access To Arasaka/Oppidan

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Wisp/The Shimmering Hour

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Venetian Snares/Filth completly insane!!

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That what I've listen from 09

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Redington    4

Access and Aphorism are great. :)

 

Haven't checked out Oxyd though. But now I definitely will.

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Sawfly    2

Access and Aphorism are great. :)

 

Haven't checked out Oxyd though. But now I definitely will.

 

Well, it's a bit tricky album imo, there's a bunch of choir samples going on which made me laugh at it first, but it has some melodies and I know I'm going to like it more once I've had more listens :)

 

e. And I can't understand how I could've left out the real gem released last year: End - The Dangerous Class !!! :lol:

 

I always knew Mr. Charles Peirce had something good growing inside of him and he finally was able to let it all out, the album is freakin' brilliant B)

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Drosophila    104

DR. MOTTE & GABRIEL LE MAR - DR. MOTTE MEETS GABRIEL LE MAR

 

Great release :) sort of dubish techno (which I really like) , also one of my favorites this year... but I can see I need to check out a lot of stuff!

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Yard Hippie    0

F*** Buttons - Tarot Sport This is some pretty cool noise stuff from last year (according to Discogs. Thought it was a 2010 release myself). At first I wasn't so sure as it's quite abrasive and very exhausting to the ear but after a few listens I'm digging what they've done here. The first track on the album, 'Surf Solar', has an awesome repeating sample right the way through and when they eventually drop the thing it feels like your anchorpoint has been dissintegrated and you just float higher and higher. Cool and unlike anything else I own.

 

Lusine - A Certain Distance Again I thought this was a 2010 but discogs says not :) Very nice, warm, techno beats underlaying nice pop stylised vocals. Two Dots is the most pop-ish of the tracks on show here (gotta love her voice), the rest are more abstract with less of an obvious chorus structure (excluding 'Twilight' which is extremely vocal driven but perhaps personally weaker than 'Two Dots'). My favourite on here has to be 'Gravity' in which the beat is generated through majorly chopping up spoken word segments. Lusine's previous work 'Language Barrier' is absolutely outstanding also but is in a very different style, so much so that it's difficult to compare the two. I'd say that as a whole I enjoy 'Language Barrier' a lot more, but that's because I'm an ambient head at heart :)

 

Pillowdiver - Sleeping Pills Does exactly what it says on the digipack; this provokes an extremely pleasent feeling of warmth and sluggishness that can only be nice after a long days graft... Messes with my brain so much but I don't really know what to say about it. It's experimental, guitar driven and gloopy slow. Awesome release even if I can't express how nice a piece this is.

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Redington    4

I would have to say that Broken Note's Terminal Static is one of the best albums in 2009. Can't believe I didn't mention this sooner.

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Sawfly    2

Markus Guentner - Doppelganger

(Sending Orbs)

 

Best ambient I've heard in years.

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