Rolling Favorite Tracks + Albums 2018

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New Nils Frahm is excellent

groovypanda, Friday, 26 January 2018 14:21 (six months ago) Permalink

i'd say the new nils frahm is allright, not more. as the title says quite melodic. easy listening background stuff.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 26 January 2018 14:58 (six months ago) Permalink

Frequently find James Blake’s music boring but his new song is glitchy and chopped up and I love glitchy and chopped up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYXM3uz1bjM

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 26 January 2018 15:33 (six months ago) Permalink

My January tracks highlights:

tUnE-yArDs - Heart Attack
BØRNS with Lana Del Rey - God Save Our Young Blood
cupcakKe - Duck Duck Goose
Prins Thomas - Lunga Strada (The Pilotwings Bubble Zouk Remix)
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Make Out Fade Out
David Byrne - Everything’s Coming To My House
Beautify Junkyards - Aquarius
WaggakiBand - amari risu (あまりりす)
Benjamin Schoos with Dent May - All Night Every Night
Rhye - Song For You
Calibro 35 - SuperStudio
Redshape - Blink
Julia Michaels - Heaven
KNIGHTSTOWN - Charlatan (Pye Corner Audio Remix)
The Yearning - Something I Should Know

Jeff W, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:56 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fj3LxYP1OU

^ i did make a fairly useless thread about peggy gou but i have not been able to shake this one track. classic larry heard-ish house business combined with the same sort of lovely breezy pop sensibilities as someone like dip in the pool

faust apes (NickB), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:07 (six months ago) Permalink

btw that's Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)

faust apes (NickB), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:09 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh heard that song earlier today through beatport’s top 100. I love it too.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:57 (six months ago) Permalink

new ionna starting year off strong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta0vVZDI-zk

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 2 February 2018 01:59 (six months ago) Permalink

Every time I see the name I can't help thinking: Peggy Gou, Peggy Gou, pretty pretty pretty pretty Peggy Gou.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 2 February 2018 02:28 (six months ago) Permalink

muh playlist: http://spoti.fi/2BSfD3y

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 February 2018 03:33 (six months ago) Permalink

There’s some amazing songs I hadn’t seen anywhere else on that JF.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 5 February 2018 21:28 (six months ago) Permalink

That has 33 more tracks than my tracks list! My albums list is just:

Various Artists - Pantsula! The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa 1988-1990 [sounds like shangaan x Italo x early house everyone should love this]
Fire! - The Hands [free jazz good times]
Weirdest Dream - White Worms [yr standard analog synth explorations always a treat]

? (seandalai), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:07 (six months ago) Permalink

yeh this pantsula comp rules

nxd, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Here's my rolling 'tracks I'm discovering and enjoying in 2018' list if anyone's interested. https://open.spotify.com/user/1153731601/playlist/4OUN4DPAXPu5Uo8mFpuc4M <-new and old stuff in here but a lot of it is up to date

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:06 (six months ago) Permalink

Another fan of that Pantsula comp here

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:52 (six months ago) Permalink

We seem to be in a golden age of African music compilations right now. I'll need to give the Pantsula a good listen. I am also really really enjoying the 'Sweet As Broken Dates' comp of Somalian music on Ostinato at the moment.

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:04 (six months ago) Permalink

that Fire! track is nice, like their combination of heavy grooves and free spirits

niels, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:18 (six months ago) Permalink

favorite albums so far

Ilyas Ahmed - Closer to Stranger
https://vimeo.com/235687424

Dean McPhee - Four Stones
https://deanmcphee.bandcamp.com/album/four-stones

Future Museums - Rosewater Ceremony
https://holodeckrecords.bandcamp.com/album/rosewater-ceremony-hd044

Swoop and Cross - Stories of Disintegration
https://timereleasedsound.bandcamp.com/album/stories-of-disintegration

Soho Rezanejad - Six Archetypes
https://siliconerecords.bandcamp.com/album/six-archetypes

Dinsdale, Thursday, 8 February 2018 22:32 (six months ago) Permalink

I just heard the Rae Morris album, and I'm just going to call it that it'll make the top ten in ilx's 2018 poll.

President Keyes, Friday, 9 February 2018 13:40 (six months ago) Permalink

mmmmmmaybe it'll place

Johnny Fever, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:59 (six months ago) Permalink

I just heard the Rae Morris album, and I'm just going to call it that it'll make the top ten in ilx's 2018 poll.

― President Keyes,

It's definitely winning 2018 for me right now.

kitchen person, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:13 (six months ago) Permalink

Johnny fever please don’t leak the results

faust apes (NickB), Friday, 9 February 2018 18:55 (six months ago) Permalink

I really like Atletico but the first couple of tracks of the album proper weren't really doing it for me. I'm convinced to give it another go.

evol j, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:58 (six months ago) Permalink

Getting really addicted to Mor Mor - Heaven’s Only Wishful
I have a soft spot for songs that are sung continously low key and monotonic until the end where the singer starts sing-shouts. Selena Gomez Bad Liar did this too.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:37 (six months ago) Permalink

This Rae Morris album is wallpaper.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:51 (six months ago) Permalink

don't get the rae morris love. the single do it was heavy handed

kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 10 February 2018 18:18 (six months ago) Permalink

digging the new half waif. beautifully layered vocals, rich bed of synthetic sounds.

"Keep It Out": https://youtu.be/Iou7N2oJq3A

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 02:36 (six months ago) Permalink

The two Helena Deland singles and the two Amen Dunes singles released so far are great. I think those two + US Girls are pointing out to be my favorite albums in the first quarter of 2018.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 15 February 2018 19:28 (six months ago) Permalink

"Dark Oscillations" by Loma is pretty trippy-- spacious production, choral effects, almost proggy feeling. I think younger Hunt3r would deem this cheesy, but not now. Entire album is beautifully assembled.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:08 (five months ago) Permalink

That Loma album is great. Recommend you to listen the albums from the bands forming it: Cross Record and Shearwater. The former in particular (wabi sabi) is amazing.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:16 (five months ago) Permalink

thx! i'm psyched to check that Cross Record album.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:08 (five months ago) Permalink

monthly update:

The year is still young but I highly doubt anything will beat this one, or even come close: Camp Cope - How to Socialise & Make Friends
https://campcope.bandcamp.com/album/how-to-socialise-make-friends-2

Alela Diane - Cusp
https://open.spotify.com/album/6jGsKEUE3weS6QBs5tR2M4

Marisa Anderson - Cloud Corner
https://marisaanderson.bandcamp.com/track/cloud-corner

Dinsdale, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:14 (five months ago) Permalink

Marisa Anderson reminds me of Adrian Legg a little bit, w/o all the fucking around with the tuning knobs.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:21 (five months ago) Permalink

Favourite albums:

Mgmt - little dark age
Ionnalee - everyone afraid to be forgotten
First aid kit - ruins
Us girls new one

Year feels young but four great albums by march isn't bad

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Six of my faves thus far

https://i.imgur.com/DYILbV5.jpg

Sarah Klang - Love In The Milky Way
Tracey Thorn - Record
Soccer Mommy - Clean
Starchild & The New Romantic - Language
Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
Grace Vonderkuhn - Reveries

Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:36 (five months ago) Permalink

love the Khruangbin album

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:41 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure how much anyone cares about French music around here but I really like the new album by this band called Feu! Chatterton. It's kind of hard to describe, it fits the nouvelle chanson française descriptor I guess, sounds a bit Gainsbourg-y in a few places, singer kinda overdoes the romantic/sad Parisian poet thing at times but I don't mind. Here's "Souvenir", give it a shot:
https://youtu.be/qunnzffFTj0

Also enjoying the new Eric Chenaux album which is available to stream over at The Quietus:
http://thequietus.com/articles/24164-eric-chenaux-new-album-stream

Dinsdale, Sunday, 11 March 2018 20:11 (five months ago) Permalink

Again this get modified throughout the year and I have a self imposed rule to not repeat songs from same albums/eps so not a definite list but here's my top 60 songs so far:

A.A.L (Against All Logic) - I Never Dream
Air Waves - Blue Fire
Amen Dunes - Blue Rose
Anemone - Baby Only You & I
Avalon - Deadbeat Boy
Barrie - Canyons
Beach House - Dive
Bekon - Mama Olivia
Buzzy Lee - Coolhand
Caroline Says - I Tried
Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes a Mom
Chris Dave and The Drumhedz, Anderson .Paak - Black Hole
DJ Koze - Seeing Aliens
Dungen, Woods - Turn Around
Durand Jones & The Indications - Is It Any Wonder?
Eleanor Friedberger - In Between Stars
George Clanton - Make It Forever
Great News - You're Mine
Gundelach, ARY - Past the Building
Gundelach, ARY, Prins Thomas - Games - Prins Thomas Diskomiks
Gwenno - Tir Ha Mor
Half Waif - Keep It Out
Hana Vu - Crying on the Subway
Helena Deland - Take It All
HOLY - premonition / it shines through
Hop Along - How Simple
Jay Som - Pirouette
Jon Hopkins - Emerald Rush - Edit
Kate Teague - Low Life
Leyya - Heat
Luby Sparks - Thursday
Major Murphy - One Day
Maria Usbeck - Bosque De Bambú
Marlon Williams - Come to Me
Men I Trust - Show Me How
MGMT - Me and Michael
Morabeza Tobacco - TTYL
MorMor - Heaven's Only Wishful
NADINE - Pews
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
Negative Gemini - Infin Path
Nilüfer Yanya - Thanks 4 Nothing
Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Edit
Purr - Painted Memory
PYNKIE - Dew <3 - Lo-Fi Version
Rhye - Waste
SALES - Off and On
Smerz - Worth It
Soccer Mommy - Your Dog
Sun June - Young
The Go! Team - Chain Link Fence
The Green Child - Her Majesty II
The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes
The Limiñanas - The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
The Mauskovic Dance Band - Down in the Basement
The Shacks - Follow Me
True Blue - Tell Me Texas
U.S. Girls - Incidental Boogie
Westerman - Confirmation
Young Galaxy - Under My Wing

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:52 (five months ago) Permalink

As for albums:

A.A.L. (Against All Logic) - 2012 - 2017
Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
US Girls - In a Poem Unlimited

This have yet to be released but based on how I've loved every song they've released this year I'm sure I'll love them:

Helena Deland
Amen Dunes
Beach House

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:02 (five months ago) Permalink

There seems to be an error on my song lists Khruangbin - Evan Finds the Third Room should be in there and Caroline Rose ended up being removed :p

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Into this Jordanna Sweet Tooth EP — DIY Voodoo-like.

https://m.soundcloud.com/jordannachicago

... (Eazy), Monday, 12 March 2018 00:10 (five months ago) Permalink

Better sound quality here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3FJctLzbUr0DFq6EiN1VrR

... (Eazy), Monday, 12 March 2018 00:11 (five months ago) Permalink

With the new album, I think Young Fathers have now moved into my all-time top 200 artists.
They're so primitive, so lo-fi, and yet so stylish and layered and lush.
Not mind blowing, just consistently fine.

From the previous album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEJGmaea5nc

From the new one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtH6iDtBJ3I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnt_yL2f99A

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 12 March 2018 18:58 (five months ago) Permalink

I am 54 songs behind Moka, my trax list so far looks like this:

Mother of Mars - Hera in the Valley
Janelle Monáe - Make me Feel
Bicep - Opal (Four Tet Remix)
Perfume - Mugenmirai
Keyakizaka46 - Moumorihekaerouka?
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Out of Time

it was stale, and I did not like it, as the man said, &c (seandalai), Sunday, 25 March 2018 02:15 (four months ago) Permalink

here's me https://open.spotify.com/user/betamaxdk/playlist/2NhmISp1s6hdu4kpo72zt7

is there a way I can c/p the tracklist from spotify?

niels, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:38 (four months ago) Permalink

btw yesss that four tet remix is great!

niels, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:42 (four months ago) Permalink

ooh, Keyakizaka46 are on Spotify finally. Will start delving…

In the meantime, I have been enjoying this morning the new EP by Japanese experimental vocalist Hatis Noit:
https://open.spotify.com/album/7rwsbhgMy3fzdATXuxp4dZ?si=dP3rxJSuRNutYsylpge7kg

Jeff W, Sunday, 25 March 2018 12:53 (four months ago) Permalink

Superorganism s/t owns imo

valorous wokelord (silby), Sunday, 25 March 2018 16:30 (four months ago) Permalink

"She Makes War - Wake Up"

^ love this!

nxd, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 09:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Forgot to say I also got 'round to Toni Braxton's Sex & Cigarettes in July - a seriously overlooked album? It's very good anyways.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 15:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love Ciara but I just can't co-sign a song that includes the line "yummy all in your tummy."

evol j, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 17:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I...had the same issue

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 18:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no disrespect to Ohio Express.

evol j, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 19:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what is mind the gap jeff

sleepy sweet (Ross), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 20:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh fuck the radiophonic workshop have a new single?

also, oh fuck homeboy sandman and edan have a record coming out? god fucking damn

also miguel - python and hawa - might be

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what is mind the gap jeff?

oh fuck the radiophonic workshop have a new single?

It's on a 7" you could buy with Issue 43 of Electronic Sound magazine. I read you can buy the record by itself for £7.99 from the same source.

Jeff W, Thursday, 2 August 2018 10:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

thanks Jeff

my 2018 list so far:

advisory circle - ways of seeing
jenny hval - long sleep (EP)
soccer mommy- clean
essaie pas - new path
cecilia - adoration
gang gang dance - kazuashita
tove styrke - sway (EP)
chromatics - blue girl single - black walls (EP)
st vincent - fast slow disco single
courtney barnett - tell me how you really feel
u.s. girls - in a poem unlimited
angelique kidjo - remain in light
black panther soundtrack (various artists)
loreena mckennitt - lost souls
roisin murphy - all my dreams - innocence (EP)
drake - scorpion
natalie prass - future and the past
lily allen - no shame
cardi b - invasion of privacy
cavern of anti matter - hormone lemonade
sophie - oil of every pearls un-insides
breeders - all nerve
dj koze - knock knock - pick up (EP) - seeing aliens (EP)
melodys echo chamber - bon voyage
lykke li - so sad so sexy
dj nigga fox - craneo
chvrches - love is dead
janelle monae - dirty computer
gorillaz - the now now
beach house - 7
florence and the machine - high as hope
snail mail - lush
ionnalee - everyone afraid to be forgotten

likely pram as well but have not heard

sleepy sweet (Ross), Thursday, 2 August 2018 17:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Loving the new Helena Deland - Claudion

https://youtu.be/zUOaObWpCc8

Has some nice layered synths with what sounds like 90’s pop influence to my ears... similar to what Grimes was doing in Visions.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 3 August 2018 04:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Walter Wolfman Washington 's latest album "My Future is my Past" has him singing ballads rather than playing lots of blues and funk guitar. I think it sounds great. He's based in New Orleans.

Tal National and Fatoumata Diawara are still top albums for me as well

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 12:34 (one week ago) Permalink

More people should be mentioning the The Amazing album - like pre-mumbling Mark Kozelek meets Slowdive

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 12:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Madly in love with the new Tirzah album. Holding On and Do You Know are particularly great.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 13 August 2018 01:30 (three days ago) Permalink

Whoa new album!

Tirzah

Abomination Street (Ross), Monday, 13 August 2018 02:11 (three days ago) Permalink

a couple of recent Erstwhile releases have sort of reinvigorated my interest in the label.. that, and there's a 20% discount on all titles until August 15 (on bandcamp)

https://erstwhilerecords.bandcamp.com/album/mosquitoes-and-crabs
https://erstwhilerecords.bandcamp.com/album/my-trust-in-you

each album is a duo recording, each sounds both improvised and assembled (as collage) -- the Will Guthrie / Hong Chulki is probably the livelier of the two--featuring (heavy) bits of turntable and guitar wreckage, fragmented pieces of percussion and instances of straightforward drumming, electronics (sharp radio static-like sounds, etc.), and field recordings. they're both very well recorded--Mosquitoes and Crabs has a great visceral punch and prickliness to it.

My Trust in You (Marc Baron and Lucio Capece) is more varied, with lots of tape recorder/recording -fuckery by Marc Baron (along with other "analog devices"), and some lovely / atmospheric clarinet work by Lucio Capece. Capece is also credited with "slide saxophone, analog synthesizer and filter, drum machines, double looper, equalizers in feedback, regular and telephone field recordings, mini speakers in movement"

these albums are sort of a breath of fresh air, re: Erstwhile releases, and it's a good time to take advantage of the 205 off sale.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 13 August 2018 03:11 (three days ago) Permalink

err, 20% off until the 15th

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 13 August 2018 03:12 (three days ago) Permalink

really enjoying the Nina Kinert album, getting kind of a Sundfor vibe - lots of ornate piano. Sam Herring of Future Islands guests.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Monday, 13 August 2018 18:14 (three days ago) Permalink

thanks for letting us know about that, the last Nina K album was exquisite

boxedjoy, Monday, 13 August 2018 20:30 (three days ago) Permalink


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