I have some misgivings about publishing year end lists. But I do find that I gather great suggestions from other peoples lists. There is simply too much great music being made and never enough time to research it all. So with that, I hope that I may introduce some new work to others from my past years collection.
I think I have finally narrowed my “Best Of” to 15.
Strangely there was no stand out release this year. Plenty of incredible work, but nothing that seemed to deserve a special place at the top apart from the others. So the following are in no particular order.
The Expanding Universe
The Oram Tapes: Volume One
The Decline Effect
Selected Ambient Works Vol. II Vinyl Reissue
Above All and Beyond
12 Stationer VI
FE₃O₄ – Magnetite
Three Legged Race
I realized recently that I hadn’t posted on my own site in near to six months. I’ve been in hiding attempting to finish some new material that I have been working on the better part of two years. Experimentation with new recording processes and techniques takes time. At least that is what I’m telling myself to justify the large gap between releases. As you may have read if you checked out the Trash Audio article I posted several months ago, I’ve been exploring the world of synthesis after many years working mostly with an electroacoustic process. While the results may resemble my other work in some respects, I believe this work to be rather different. In tandem with this body of work I’ve been finalizing another album of tracks that are more akin to my last two releases on Kranky. I have made an effort at times to merge these two techniques but as of yet they are still two disparate projects. With that, I am hoping to have both these releases out into the wild sometime in the coming year depending on were they might be released. That is if anyone decides they want to release them.