Your top _____ of 2018


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


don’t know this. listening now, thanks!


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”


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)


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


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


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

  • This Heat, Deceit
  • 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




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


@Tyresta Twenty characters of good taste. :slight_smile:


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


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

  • Maths

  • Stages

  • Tallin

  • W/

  • Clouds


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:


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

Not my photo. But. Good gig.


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


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:

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!)


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.


Best game - Celeste

Best music - Celeste OST

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


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


Oh yeah, games!

  • Dead Cells
  • Octopath Traveler