Your top _____ of 2018


#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


#30

@Tyresta Twenty characters of good taste. :slight_smile:


#31

@Tyresta make that 40 characters of Good Taste!!!


#32

Modules I bought, sold, and bought again in 2018!

  • Maths

  • Stages

  • Tallin

  • W/

  • Clouds


#33

I have mixed feelings about year-end lists. Sometimes they are all very similar.

Here are my top albums that I think people didn’t discover in 2018

This last one is probably the most well known, but I haven’t seen it on any lists so far:


#34

Saw Louis + the Norbotten Big Band on his solo tour.

Not my photo. But. Good gig.


#35

The March Flog by Kevin Drumm
Horizontal by Kevin Drumm
Steamroom 40 by Jim O’Rourke
Steamroom 42 by Jim O’Rourke
Without by Clara de Asís
Everyone Needs A Plan by Matthew Revert/Vanessa Rossetto
Tint by Joe Talia
Two Words by Francis Plagne & Crys Cole
Face Time by Oren Ambarchi / Kassel Jaeger / James Rushford
Sounds of Sacred Places by Moniek Darge
GRM Works by Beatriz Ferreyra

Kevin Drumm live in Helsinki, October 2018


#36

Top music nerd Podcasts I enjoyed this year:

Jamie Lidell’s Hanging Out With Audiophiles
Peter Agoston’s The House List
Why We Bleep with Mylar Melodies
Synth Stories
What’s Good? with Stretch & Bobbito
Song Exploder
Podular Modcast
Edit: Sound+Process, too! Such an idiot for omitting this!

People whose internet output inspired me this year:

Hainbach
Amulets
Knobs
Chris Randall
Scott Campbell
Ippei Tambata
Simon the Magpie
Look Mum No Computer (my 11 loves Sam’s channel too, which is a definite source of pride!)


#37

Top 5

  1. Sea bass
  2. The lingering sparkle of an eroding afternoon daydream
  3. Sound
  4. Fun
  5. Getting bitten on the back by a spider during a trip to New York and nearly dying but not.

#38

Best game - Celeste

Best music - Celeste OST

But I’ve also been absolutely loving @andrewhuang’s ‘TV & Video Games’ the past week.


#39

The Furby Organ is definitely one of my favorite things from the last year. I wish I had a fraction of his energy.


#40

Oh yeah, games!

  • Dead Cells
  • Octopath Traveler