Top 10 2012 list


6145651418982f54cfa096957df3f14e_medium Orphax 1056 Posts

So what did end in your top list for the year 2012?

6145651418982f54cfa096957df3f14e_medium Orphax 1056 Posts

For me it starts with an overview of things that didn't make it, singles and ep's and live concerts.
Read about it here:  

6145651418982f54cfa096957df3f14e_medium Orphax 1056 Posts

Countdown has started:

10: Eliane Radigue - Feedback Works (Alga Marghen)
9: Dead Neanderthals – Jazzhammer / Stormannsgalskap (Self-Released)
8: Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier - An Age Of Wonder (Shelter Press / La Station Radar)
7: Six Organs Of Admittance - Ascent (Drag City)
6: Oren Ambarchi - Audience of One (Touch)
5: Lichens – Lítiõ Fõlk (Morc Records, 2012)
4: Zelienople - The World Is A House On Fire (Type Records)
3: Portraits - Portraits (Important Records)
2: Mirrorring - Foreign Body (Kranky)
1: Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage – Live At The Grimm Museum Volume One (Important Records / Sonic Acts)

6145651418982f54cfa096957df3f14e_medium Orphax 1056 Posts

so what does the rest have as lists?

1-d43a39994bfd912b_medium John Zorn 469 Posts

01. Though Broadcast - Emergency Stairway (Editions Mego) (I know, I don't understand it either, but I simply can't get away from this cold and inhuman masterpiece)

02. Gang Colours - The Keychain Collection (Brownswood Recordings)

03. Desiderii Marginis - Procession (Cyclic Law)

04. Loscil - Sketches from New Brighton (Kranky)

05. Zelienople - The World is a House on Fire (Type)

06. Bersarin Quartett - II (Denovali)

07. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet comes (Warp)

08. Emeralds - Just to Feel Anything (Editions Mego)

09. Peaking Lights - Lucifer (Domino)

10. Pjusk - Tele (Glacial Movements)


This is not necessarily the last word. Great albums also came from Dinosaur Jr., Andy Stott, Food, Akos Rozmann, Dam Mantle, Jim Jarmush, Efterklang etc.

6145651418982f54cfa096957df3f14e_medium Orphax 1056 Posts

I missed out on the Though Broadcast on eMego, have to check it out. Same with the Desiderii Marginis...wasn't that in a past life time gothic/dark ambient?

Ammonite_medium rhos 69 Posts

This week I'll go with the following 15:


Grapefruit - Grapefruit tape (Field Hymns)

Howlround - The Ghosts Of Bush LP (The Fog Signals)

Ian Martin - Mechanical Rain LP (Further Records)

Imperial Topaz - Imperial tape (Tranquility Tapes)

Jeff Grace - The Innkeepers CD (Screamworks Records)

Jeff Grace - Meek's Cutoff - Music From The Motion Picture 10" (Blackest Rainbow)

Jen Paul / No Lakes - † tape (Haute Magie)

Kösmonaut - Voyage of Time CDR (Ethereal Mother Tapes)

Magneticring - All The Fluid Is Floating tape (Dokuro)

McPullish - Black Metal White Reggae LP (Charlie's Records)

Pye Corner Audio - The Black Mill Tapes Volumes 1&2 LP (Type)

Roselit Bone - Live at Ella Street Social Club tape (Sunscoured Shehog Records)

The North Sea - Tacazze Sunbirds LP (Crazy Iris)

Thought Broadcast - Thought Broadcast LP (Olde English Spelling Bee)

Thought Broadcast - Emergency Stairway LP (Editions Mego)

1-d43a39994bfd912b_medium John Zorn 469 Posts

@ Orphax

Yes, Desiderii Marginis once made rather bland gothic-tinged ambient, but his new one really is incredible. Haven't heard such a grand and majestic dark ambient record for a long time. Well, and the Thought Broadcast's so lo-fi and skeletal actually, that I can't really understand, why I find it so fascinating. May be because it's lacking even the most basic form of human warmth. It's just so utterly cold and desolate.

100_3326_medium James 217 Posts

Astor - Alcor (Kye),

Helm - Impossible Symmetry (PAN),

Altar Of Flies - Let New Life Rise In The Face Of Death (Hasten & Korset),

Spoils & Relics - Ammonium Lightbulb (Mantile), 

WANDA Group - Earth Insider (self release)

Jason Lescalleet - Songs About Nothing (Erstwhile),

Jakob Ullmann - Fremde Zeit Addendum (Editions RZ),

Vanessa Rossetto - Exotic Exit (Kye),

Jez riley French - Instamatic Snowdonia (Engraved Glass),

Richard Skelton - Ridgelines (Corbel Stone Press). Recollections GRM

6145651418982f54cfa096957df3f14e_medium Orphax 1056 Posts

John: the Thought Broadcast album sounds like a must check out to me. 
Will try to find some samples of the Desiderii Marginis album as well. 


EDIT: listening to Thought Broadcast samples on SoundCloud (experimedia). Sounds really nice actually. I don't find the sampels cold or anything. It is not like listening to Hecker or Yasunao Tone for example. 
This has to go on my already much to big wishlist. 

6145651418982f54cfa096957df3f14e_medium Orphax 1056 Posts

Finally the list is done, enough of this nonesense for a year ;-)

10: Eliane Radigue - Feedback Works (Alga Marghen)
9: Dead Neanderthals – Jazzhammer / Stormannsgalskap (Self-Released)
8: Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier - An Age Of Wonder (Shelter Press / La Station Radar)
7: Six Organs Of Admittance - Ascent (Drag City)
6: Oren Ambarchi - Audience of One (Touch)
5: Lichens – Lítiõ Fõlk (Morc Records, 2012)
4: Zelienople - The World Is A House On Fire (Type Records)
3: Portraits - Portraits (Important Records)
2: Mirrorring - Foreign Body (Kranky)
1: Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage – Live At The Grimm Museum Volume One (Important Records / Sonic Acts)



Joat032_medium purlieu 51 Posts

Going one (or ten) better with a top 20:

01. The Future Sound of London - Environments 4
02. The Glimmer Room - The Wind Blows Summer from the Trees
03. Max Richter - Vivaldi Recomposed: The Four Seasons
04. Pietro Riarbelli - Three Days of Silence
05. Porya Hatami - The Black Woodpecker
06. The Future Sound of London - From the Archives vol. 7
07. Burial - Street Halo/Kindred
08. Darren McClure - The Black Kite
09. Wolf Maps - Landforms
10. Orbital - Wonky
11. Valiska & MHVA - Music on Hold
12. Good Weather for an Airstrike - Lights
13. Taken by Trees - Other Worlds
14. Daniel Pemberton - Space Dive
15. Deison - Quiet Rooms
16. David Newlyn - Deterioration
17. Joao Castro Pinto - Panaural
18. Off Land - Circadian
19. Off Land - Overlook
20. Mothlite - Dark Age 

1-d43a39994bfd912b_medium John Zorn 469 Posts

Totally forgot the FSOL  Enviroments record. Don't have the motivation to change my list, but that one would be pretty high on it.

6145651418982f54cfa096957df3f14e_medium Orphax 1056 Posts

I became a bit afraid of FSOL a few years ago with all those more hippie like albums, that while I really love their older albums (Lifeforms and such). 

Joat032_medium purlieu 51 Posts

You'll be safe with the Environments albums then, they seem to be a way of easing people back into the FSOL sound again - starting with unreleased 90s material and slowly adding new stuff as the series goes on.  I think this one is about 99% proper new FSOL stuff.  No acoustic ballads or brass bands in sight.

6145651418982f54cfa096957df3f14e_medium Orphax 1056 Posts

oke, going to check it out. Thanks

Aut_medium Kobresia 178 Posts

I think this is pretty conclusive:


Loscil - Sketches From New Brighton
Deepchord Presents Echospace - Silent World OST
Simon Scott - Below Sea Level
Relmic Statute - Untitled
Tape Loop Orchestra - The Word On My Lips Is Your Name / The Burnley Brass Band Plays On In My Heart
Georges Vert - An Electric Mind
Evan Caminiti - Night Dust
Olan Mill - Home
Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994-1996
Pausal - Forms
Taylor Deupree - Faint
Vladislav Delay - Kuopio
Kane Ikin - Sublunar
Mala - Mala In Cuba


Stephan Mathieu - Coda (For WK)
Jan Jelinek - Primetime
Tape Loop Orchestra - The Killer In The Rain
Jon Brooks - Dieter Rams - Reconstructions
Kane Ikin - Contrail
Simon Scott - Aki
Sensate Focus - 10; 5
Burial - Truant / Rough Sleeper
Gesellschaft zur Emanzipation des Samples - More Circulations
Synkro - Broken Promises

Environments II is especially awesome. I think my only complaint would maybe be the acoustic guitar on the last track.

Couple1_medium aleks 132 Posts

In no particular order:

Wolfgang Voigt - Rückverzauberung 6

Fabio Orsi - Von Zeit zu Zeit

Kevin Drumm - Relief

Pinkcourtesyphone - Foley Folly Folio + Elegant & Detached

Altar Eagle - Nightrunners

Daniel Menche - Quanta of Light

Jon Porras - Black Mesa

High Aura'd - Sanguine Futures

Natural Snow Buildings - Beyond the Veil



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