Your top _____ of 2018


#10

Low, Double Negative
Low, Double Negative
Low, Double Negative
Emily Sprague, Mount Vision
Rosalia, El Mal Querer

honorable mentions: Meng Qi, Span; Low, Double Negative; Nils Frahm, All Melody; Low, Double Negative; Black Thought, Streams of Thought vols. 1 & 2; Low, Double Negative


#11

Favorite media of 2018, in no particular order and no one format

  • old Godzilla films
  • Limmy’s Show
  • Dark Souls on Switch (BotW honorable mention)
  • Rewatching Deep Space 9 (DS9>TNG, don’t @ me)
  • new Svartmalm
  • new Abstracter

#12

top 5 guilty pleasure media of 2018

  1. the bachelor
  2. lil b music videos (a perennial favorite)
  3. dumb high budget action movies from the late 80s/early 90s
  4. the jersey shore
  5. trailer park boys

top 5 delay modules i couldn’t choose between in 2018

  1. clouds
  2. chronoblob
  3. DLD
  4. echophon
  5. magneto

#13

sounds like i finally need to get around to listening to this one!

edit after listening: sheeeeeeeeeeesh


#14

ten artists (new to me)
“discovery” of their music/existence brought me joy this year

joy postell
alex vaughn
ari lennox
tayla parx
anelis assumpção
hommeboy
liniker e os caramelows
yazmin lacey
makaya mccraven
takuya kuroda


#15

Favorite Albums of 2018 (year it came out if not 2018 in parens):
Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
Lomelda - Thx (2017)
Deerhunter - Cryptograms (2007)
Mary Lattimore - Hundreds of Days/Glamorous Mom
SUGAI KEN - UkabazUmorezU (不浮不埋) (2017)
Helios - Veriditas
Barry Walker Jr. - Diaspora Urkontinent
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Simultonality (2017)
Grouper - Grid of Points
Julia Holter - Aviary

Releases I listened to a lot and loved from lines members (in alpha order).
Benjamin Mauch - Discorporeal
Brian James Griffith - From Particles (actually from MI forum)
Dan Derks - less concepts
Emily A. Sprague - Mount Vision
Fousek / Hansen / Tellier-Craig - No Way of Knowing
Jogging House - From
Jörgen Kjellgren - Short Commutes 1
onewayness - Random Oracle
r beny - eistla
Robotboot - Continuous
zuliani - blank landscape
(plus tons of things mentioned in the Latest tracks + videos, What are you listening to?, and Cassette releases threads <3)


#16

favorite books written by women that I read in 2018, in no particular order:

  • Ambient Parking Lot by Pamela Lu
  • Tonight I’m Someone Else by Chelsea Hodson
  • Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh
  • The Answers by Catherine Lacey
  • Get In Trouble by Kelly Link
  • Ultraluminous by Katherine Faw
  • Through Clenched Teeth anthology
  • Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  • Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K Leguin
  • The Houseguest by Amparo Dávila
  • Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector (still working through)
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

#17

I’ve been meaning to read her books, I should grab it over the holiday break. Also, I love the Earthsea books.


#18

albums:
evoken - hypnagogia
cypress hill - elephants on acid
a034 - dgrwth
burla - IOD


#19

have you listened to Dorian Concepts album on the same label? Really been digging brainfeeder’s roster lately


#20

definitely one of my gigs of the year.


#21

saw knower at the el rey on saturday, was amazing.


#22

don’t know this. listening now, thanks!


#23

Spiritualized, “And Nothing Hurt”
Taylor Deupree, “Fallen”
AdriAnne Lenker, “Abysskiss”
Brian Eno, “Music for Installations”
Mary Jane Leach, (f)lute songs
Scott Hirsch, “Lost Time Behind the Moon”
Yo La Tengo, “There’s a Riot Going On”
Boygenius, “Boygenius”

Not new but new to me:
Tiganá Santana, “Tempo & Magma”
Japanese Breakfast, “Soft Sounds From Another Planet”
Arab Strap, “Elephant Shoe”


#24

Best album - Dj Koze ‘Knock Knock’
Best book - Brian Catling ‘The Vorrh’
Best restaurant - Brat (London, UK)
Best city - Valencia, Spain
Best gig - Broken20 @Cafe Oto
Best exhibition - Jean-Michel Basquiat ‘Boom For Real’
Best film - A Quiet Place (although I’m always about 2 years late on films)


#25

What I most regret selling/traded this year:

  • Music man 410 HD130
  • Just Friends
  • Mangrove (x2)
  • Fender Mustang
  • Nano Rand
  • Voltage Block
  • RxMx fxdf combo

#26

Musicians who influenced me the most:

  • Caterina Barbieri
  • Nathan Moody
  • Belief Defect

Favorite VST Plugins:

  • Aalto
  • Buchla Easel V
  • Colour Copy
  • Twangstrom
  • Valhalla Plate

Favorite New Movies:

  • Black Panther
  • I think that’s actually all

Favorite TV Watched:

  • Steven Universe
  • Bee & Puppycat
  • The Expanse (I haven’t seen season 3 yet)
  • The Great British Baking Show

Favorite Books Read:

  • we’d need a longer thread

#27

Albums I listened to a lot this year, new and old:

  • This Heat, Deceit
  • I-LP-ON, ÄÄNET
  • Jamie Branch, Fly or Die
  • GNOD, Chapel Perilous
  • Lifetones, For a Reason
  • Dale Cornish, Aqal and Temporal
  • Umfang, Umfang
  • Ø & Panasonic, Sahko - The Movie Soundtrack

Favourite TV:

  • The Good Place
  • Sharp Objects
  • Marvellous Mrs. Maisel

Favourite gear:

  • Almost finished Serge
  • OTO Bim and Bam
  • Patterning 2
  • Analog RYTM II

Favourite accomplishments:

  • Finishing two albums
  • Having an album released on SM-LL
  • Building 90% of my Serge
  • Way more time making art and music

#28

ae


#29

Top 10 Albums:

Low - Double Negative
Tim Hecker – Konoyo
Felicia Atkinson and Jefre Cantu Ledesma – Limpid As the Solitudes
Marcus Fisher and Simon Scott – Shape Memory
Rafael Anton Irasarri - Sirimiri
Dedekind Cut - Tahoe
Felicia Atkinson - Cayotes
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Abstractions
R Beny – Eistla
Brett Nauke – The Mansion

Also highly recommended!
Alessandro Cortini and Lawrence English – Immediate Horizon
Emily Sprague – Mount Vision
Dan Derks - Less Concepts
Forma - Semblance
Cool Maritime – Sharing Waves
Helios – Veriditas
Matthias Puech - Alpestres
Bana Haffar - Matiere
Kate NV - для FOR
Hotel Neon – Means of Knowing
William Basinski and Lawrence English – Selva Oscura
The Breeders – All Nerve
Clarice Jenson – For This From That Will Be Filled
Todd Barton – Multum In Parvo