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Re: Albums Of The Year 2011 CE
Jan 08, 2012, 13:07
Personally thought 2011 was a fantastic year for music. The undernoted is a list of the ones that made most impression on me in broad alphabetical order. If I had to choose a top six it would be:

1. Morton Feldman - Feldman Edition 11, Orchestra (Mode).
2. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 (Kranky)
3. Alog - Unemployed (Rune Grammofon.
5. Jenny Hval - Viscera (Rune Grammofon)
6. Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will (Rock Action) Bit of a sleeper this one brought fully to life by a magnificent Barrowlands show just befor Xmas.

Otherwise the two things of note would be that it's definitely a year for the ladies across all genres and reissues and Rune Grammofon is easily my favourite label of 2011.

Aethenor - En Form For Bla (VHF)
Alog - Unemployment (Rune Grammofon)
Asva - Presences of Absences (Important)
Bee Mask - Elegy for Beach Friday (Spectrum Spools)
Matt Berry - Witchazel (Acid Jazz)
Black Tempest - Secret Astronomies and Supernormal Recordings
Nels Cline/Tim Berne/Jim Black - The Veil (Cryptogramophone)
Seth Cluett - Objects of Memory (Line)
Loren Connors - Red Mars (Family Vineyard)
Corrupted - Garten der Unbewusstheit (Nostalgia Blackrain)
Larry Coryell with the Wild Hive Players - s/t (Wild Hive Players)
Delphic Vapours - Get Off Their Knees (Critical Heights)
Evangelista - Animal Tongue (Constellation)
The Fall - Ersatz GB (Cherry Red)
Morton Feldman - Feldman Edition 11, Orchestra (Mode)
Grouper - AIA (Yellow electric)
Hayvanlar Alemi - Guarana Superpower (Sublime Frequencies)
Mary Halvorson/Jessica Pavone - Departure of Reason (Thirsty Ear)
Hauschka/Hildur Godnadottir - Pan Tone (Sonic Pieces)
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 (Kranky)
Julia Holter - Tragedy (Leaving Records)
Jenny Hval - Viscera (Rune Grammofon)
Stephan Mathieu - A Static Place (12K)
Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Shoot! (Rune Grammofon)
Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells - Everything's Getting Older (Chemikal Underground)
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will (Rock Action)
The Necks - Mindset (ReR Megacorp)
Phaedra - The Sea (Rune Grammofon)
Eliane Radigue - Transamorem/Transmortem (Important)
Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo (Turnstile)
Steve Roden - Proximities (Electronic)
Sakata/O'Rourke/Chikamorachi - And That's the Story of Jazz (Family Vineyard)
Craig Taborn - Avenging Angel (ECM)
Anna Thorvaldsdottir - Rhizoma (Innova)
The Union - Hallock Hill (Hundred Acre)
Mike Watt - Hyphenated Man (Clenchedwrench)

Specific Tracks:
Boris - Attention Please
Deerhoof - Behold a Marvel in the Darkness
P.J. Harvey - The Glorious Land
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Wilco - Art of Almost

Most appreciated re-releases:
Alice Coltrane - Universal Consciousness/Lord of Lords (Impulse)
Alice Coltrane - Huntington Ashram Monastery/World Galaxy (Impulse)
Dinosaur L - 24-24 Music (Sleeping Bag)
Rolf Julius - Music for a Distance (Western Vinyl)
Annette Peacock - I'm The One
Eliane Radigue - Geelriandre/Arthesis (Senufo)
Franca Saachi - En (Die Schachtel)
Pharoah Sanders - Village of the Pharoahs/Wisdom Through Music (Impulse)
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