Saturday, January 27, 2018

Electric Campfires (3)

(oystered 55)

1. Yui Onodera "Nine Chairs To The Moon" Pop Ambient 2018 (Kompakt)
2. Marcus Fischer "Murmurations/ Variation Seven [b. neptune mix]" Loss/ Film Variations (12k/ bandcamp, self released)
3. Sarah Davachi "For Piano" All My Circles Run (Students Of Decay)
4. Loren Connors "Oh, My Beloved" Evangeline (Recital)
5. Growing "No Trace" Disorder (Important)
6. The Inward Circles "Scaleby, I" Scaleby (Corbel Stone Press)
7. Konrad Sprenger "Opening" Stack Music (PAN)
8. Crys Cole & Oren Ambarchi "Burrata" Hotel Record (Black Truffle)
9. Aquarelle "Open Absence (Parts 1 & 2) [b. neptune mix]" Leave Corners (Debacle)
10. Billy Gomberg "9:21" A Changed Meaning (Strange Rules)
11. Bellows "A2 Untitled" Sander (Latency)
12. Maxwell August Croy & Sean McCann "Vesper" II (bandcamp, self-released)
13. Elodie "Le Temps d'Antan" Vieux Silence (Ideologic Organ)
14. William Basinski "A Shadow In Time [b. neptune edit]" A Shadow In Time (2062)
15. Roger Eno "Stasis Affected" This Floating World (Recital)

Part five of six, and second of three ambient-themed 2017 year-end surveys. Originally inspired by Kompakt’s yearly Pop Ambient compilations, this installment features more blissed out and ecstatic, glitched up, melancholic, pensive and reflective tracks from the likes of Marcus Fischer, Aquarelle, William Basinski, Oren Ambarchi with his partner Crys Cole, Richard Skelton and Andrew Chalk (as one half of Elodie) as well as Brian’s brother, Roger Eno, among many other notables.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tech-yes (1)

(oystered 54)

1. The Orb “4am Exhale (Dave Dk Accellerator mix)” Total 17 (Kompakt)
2. Lee Gamble “East Sedducke” Mnestic Pressure (Hyperdub)
3. Porter Ricks “Port of Tangency” Anguilla Electrica (Tresor)
4. Tilliander “Mokirian Tekno Trak” Compuriddum (iDEAL)
5. Voigt & Voigt “Tribute to a Greek God” Total 17 (Kompakt)
6. Ricardo Villalobos “Empirical House” Emperical House (a:rpia:r)
7. Inventing Masks “3’19”” 2nd (Error Broadcast)
8. Four Tet “You Are Loved” New Energy (Text)
9. Burnt Friedman & Mohammad Reza Mortazavi “Yek 132-11” Yek (Nonplace)
10. M.E.S.H. “Diana Triplex” Hesaitix (PAN)
11. Eric Copeland “Close Encounters” Goofballs (DFA)
12. J├╝rgen Paape “Always Disko” Total 17 (Kompakt)
13. Demian “Milestars” Total 17 (Kompakt)
14. Thomas Brinkmann “Sweetback” Retrospektiv (Third Ear)
15. NHK yx Koyxen “Finding” Exit Entrance (DFA)
16. Melchior Productions “The Hope” Superlongevity 6 (Perlon)
17. Jan Jelinek “Poren” Loop Finding Jazz Records (Faitiche)

Fourth overall 2017 year-end survey is an eclectic mix of electronic cuts, from after-party rave-downs, minimal dub and futuristic jams to crunchy techno grooves, anthemic and emotional dancefloor fillers, extended zone-outs and more effervescent and jazz mood-pieces featuring the likes of The Orb, Jan Jelinek, Ricardo Villalobos, Andreas Tilliander, Porter Ricks, Four Tet and more.