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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

  The Silent Ballet | The Top 30 Electronic Releases of 2008

A specialist electronic music list from The Silent Ballet: The Silent Ballet | The Top 30 Electronic Releases of 2008


30) Maps and Diagrams | Smeg

29) Vibert/Simmonds | Rodulate

28) Hol Baumann | Human

27) Luomo | Convivial

26) Four Tet | Ringer

25) Errors | It's Not Something But it is Like Whatever

24) Geskia | Silent77

23) He Can Jog | Middlemarch

22) Fjordne | The Last Three Days of Time

21) no.9 | Usual Revolution and Nine

20) I Am Robot and Proud | Uphill City

19) Philip Jeck | Sand

18) d_rradio | d_rradio

17) Totakeke | ELekatota: The Other Side of the Tracks

16) Juxta Phona + Offthesky | !Escape Kit!

15) Rumpistol | Dynamo

14) Fuck Buttons | Street Horrrsing

13) Fennesz | Black Sea

12) Clark | Turning Dragon

11) The Black Dog | Radio Scarecrow

10 ) Mountains in the Sky | Electron Suite

9 ) Max Tundra | Parallax Error Beheads You

8) Autistici | Volume Objects

7 ) Booka Shade | The Sun and the Neon Light

6) Anders Ilar | Sworn

5) Evan Marc + Steve Hillage | Dreamtime Submersible

4) Kira Kira | Our Map to the Monster Olympics

3) Bersarin Quartett | Bersarin Quartett

2) Beneva Vs. Clark Nova | Sombunall

1) Lindstrøm | Where You Go, I Go Too

# posted by DJ Martian 11:32 PM
  textura - 2008 ARTISTS' PICKS

Essential reading: textura - 2008 ARTISTS' PICKS

As a complement to the 2008 Top 10s and 20s feature, textura asked artists whose works appear in the article to select a favourite 2008 recording (or pre-2008) and write a sentence or two explaining what made it special. Here's what they said:

2tall • Rudi Ararpahoe • Autistici • Beneva Vs Clark Nova • Celer • CYNE • Rae Davis • Dday One • Dreamsploitation • Yair Etziony • Gregor Samsa • Ezekiel Honig • KILN • Library Tapes • Stephan Mathieu • Michna • Mico Nonet • Nicolay • Duncan Ó Ceallaigh • orchestramaxfieldparrish • The Retail Sectors • Sans Serif • Sawako • School Of Seven Bells • Sleepingdog • Slow Dancing Society • Stray Ghost • Twine • Rick Wade • Christopher Willits • Windy & Carl

# posted by DJ Martian 5:44 PM

Monday, December 29, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - December 29th

Some links of interest:

Lars Hollmer has died: Radio Dupree: Swedish musician Lars Hollmer dies

Swedish keyboardist, composer and member of the legendary group Samla Mammas Manna has died at the age of 60.

electronic music dj Nick Luscombe: Flomotion Radio

Nick Luscombe presents a regular update on the best new electronic music from around the world.

dirtyradio is back:

dirtyradio is finally back online with the support of, will be broadcasting on their waves and support each other toes and bounce. check out the dj's show + tracklist on

taintradio: - Home is an international alliance of independent producers dedicated to presenting music and music-related programming on the Internet 24/7. There is no particular music format. Each program host is autonomous and presents only the music they wish to present. Our target audience is anyone who enjoys an eclectic and adventurous mix of music.

drum n bass music history timeline: Drum & Bass Timeline - Rate Your Music

new issue of Mojo: Mojo: February 2009

Fresh Sound-New Talent esteemed jazz label Fresh Sound-New Talent is profiled at All About Jazz.

Club Transmediale: RA: Club Transmediale announce line-up. International News

Club Transmediale Berlin based electronic music festival: DISK/club transmediale: Festival 09

club transmediale (CTM), Berlin’s unique festival for electronic and experimental musical culture, invites you to its 10th Anniversary Edition in January 2009.

nice collection of links: - Where do you get all that new cool hot music from?

Cuneiform Records: - Cuneiform Records Releases For January 2009 new albums from:








news update: Teeth of the Divine - Kekal to release “Auditory Minority” on NePlusUltra Music

The 7th full-length album from Indonesia/Canada based experimental / progressive artist Kekal will be the first NePlusUltra Music release.

The Konsortium


Norway's THE KONSORTIUM has inked a two-album deal with Agonia Records. The band's full-length debut is due before the end of 2009.

According to a press release, THE KONSORTIUM performs "black metal with various thrash, avant-garde and non-metal influences creating [its] own atmosphere and identity. THE KONSORTIUM features various members. Some of them better and some of them [not as well] known to the metal (but not only) community."

Billie Ray Martin

news update: from ex electribe 101 vocalist Billie Ray Martin teams up with the Märtini Brös for new album and records Cabaret Voltaire covers

Ex-Electribe 101 front woman Billie Ray Martin has started work on her new solo album.


one of the most anticipated electronic releases of 2009: FactMagazine - Martyn on tour

Martyn has been holed up in his studio for the past few months, hard at work on his forthcoming debut album - which is all but certain to become one of the handful of “classic” dubstep full-lengths in existence

Album Title: Great Lengths

Project Pitchfork

2009 album: Project Pitchfork to release Dream, Tiresias! in February 2009

"Dream, Tiresias!", the new album from Germany's Project Pitchfork, will be released on February 27 2009 on the band's own label Candyland Entertainment.

The Whitest Boy Alive

2009 album announced: BETA - NoMusic - The Whitest Boy Alive confirm new album title, tracklist, artwork and release date. Title: Rules - due March 2nd

# posted by DJ Martian 11:27 PM

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

  2008 Music Lists Update - Roundup: December 12th - 24th

Assorted 2008 music lists from the past 2 weeks:

Listeners of the Gagliarchives radio show: Gagliarchives Top 100 of 2008 - progressive rock & related

Adrien Begrand: The Best Metal Albums of 2008 & PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2008 | PopMatters also his personal list @ The Best Albums of 2008.

PopMatters reissues: The Best Re-Issues of 2008 & PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2008 | PopMatters

2 jazz lists: The Best Jazz of 2008 & PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2008 | PopMatters and The Allmusic Blog - AllMusic’s Favorite Jazz Reissues of 2008

FactMagazine present FactMagazine - 20 best: features of 2008

fRoots magazine: fRoots Albums of 2008

The 22nd Annual fRoots Critics Poll is the definitive look at the best albums of the year in world folk & roots musics. We badgered an international panel of more than 300 and this year’s winners are… Jim Moray’s Low Culture and Franco’s Francophonic.

the slow countdown at Idolator: 80 08 (and Heartbreak): Announcing Idolator's Year-End Extravaganza

artists select their 2008 music: Records of the year (by the people who should know) - Features, Music - The Independent

From the Independent: A golden year in music for women and old stagers - Features, Music - The Independent

It has been a year of divas, US indie bands, veterans and some notable – and almost unnoticed – comebacks. Andy Gill looks back on an eventful 12 months in music

a basic overview from London's Metro newspaper: Metro's music albums of 2008 | - Nyhet.... - via it's a trap lists their favorite Norwegian music of 2008

best music bloggers: POPSENSE: The Definitive List of Best Blogs in 2008 (in no order): Part 1

Assorted lists from The Quietus: The Quietus | Features | The Quietus List of Lists: Albums, Tracks & Ephemera Of 2008

The Quietus isn't just about stern power ambient and arboreal black metal. To prove this we invited writers and pals to share their best-of-lists.

The Wire list in a format: 2008|The Wire - Rate Your Music

Some UK Lists

some rather disappointing UK lists, but they give an indication what is mainstream critical / listener consensus in the UK:

IndieLondon: Best albums of 2008 - Your London Reviews - a most divergent list in terms of quality !

Readers Poll 2008: The results | Music | - it's as conformist as Uncut and Mojo

From the mainstream newspaper The Sun: Acclaimed Music Forum: The Sun EOY list

More 2008 lists:

Allmusic Blog The Allmusic Blog - Some of our Favorite Mixes of 2008

Allmusic Blog The Allmusic Blog - AllMusic’s Favorite Electronic Albums of 2008

From | 2008

FatCat Records: FatCat Records : FatCat Staff Picks Of 2008

2008 music list from newspaper Helsingin Sanomat in Finland: HS listasi...

Seattle based radio station: KEXP: KEXP Blog - KEXP Top Ten

MAGIC Magazine Acclaimed Music Forum: EOY 2008 - MAGIC Magazine - From MAGIC Magazine (one of the main French music publications):

Muzikalia: Acclaimed Music Forum: Muzikalia Best of 2008 - Spanish web-zine has just published their end of year list as "Los mejores de 2008 en MZK".

RA: RA: RA Poll: Top 30 tracks of 2008 - Feature / Interview

RA concludes its year-end coverage with the top tracks of the past 12 months.

Rumore: Italian based music mag: Acclaimed Music Forum: Rumore (Italy) best of 2008

Stereogum: The Outsiders: The Best Albums Of 2008 Stereogum

Blank Dogs, Caïna, Cold Cave, Dennis Cooper, Dominick Fernow, Grouper, Harry Pussy, Kevin Drumm, Mick Barr, Ocrilim, Peter Rehberg, Peter Sotos, Prurient, Roberto Bolano, Shit And Shine, Valet, Yellow Tears

UK based Subba Cultcha music webzine: Subba Cultcha - Top 50

Woxy - US based internet radio station:

Listeners: The Futurist - Blog Archive - Listeners Vote Their Top 97 Of 2008

Airplay: The Futurist - Blog Archive - 97 Best Of 2008 - Airplay

Individual lists: The Futurist - Blog Archive - Best Albums Of 2008 - DJ’s

# posted by DJ Martian 11:47 PM
  The Silent Ballet | The Top 50 Releases of 2008

The Silent Ballet are counting down their favourite releases of 2008: The Silent Ballet | The Top 50 Releases of 2008 [post rock / ambient / experimental / jazz etc]

Publishing schedule, follow the links on: The Silent Ballet | 2008 End of the Year Special

# posted by DJ Martian 10:11 PM
  Cokemachineglow Top 50 Albums of 2008

Canada's Cokemachineglow announce their top albums list for 2008: List / Top 50 Albums of 2008 :: Feature |

summary via: Acclaimed Music Forum

Cokemachineglow Top 50 of 08

50. High Places / High Places
49. Laura Barrett / Victory Garden
48. Luomo / Convival
47. M83 / Saturdays = Youth
46. Deerhoof / Offend Maggie
45. Grand Salvo / Death
44. Mount Eerie / Lost Wisdom
43. Shearwater / Rook
42. Yellow Swans / Deterioration
41. Lelia / Blood, Looms and Blooms
40. My Morning Jacket / Evil Urges
39. Terrible Twos / Terrible Twos
38. Ellen Allien / Sool
37. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks / Real Emotional Trash
36. HEALTH / Disco
35. The Mountain Goats / Heretic Pride
34. The Breeders / Mountain Battles
33. Autechre / Quaristice
32. The Cool Kids / The Bake Sale EP
31. Hauschka / Fendorf
30. Dirt Dress / Theme Songs EP
29. The Instruments / Dark Småland
28. Flying Lotus / Los Angeles
27. Fleet Foxes / Fleet Foxes
26. Max Tundra / Parallax Error Beheads You
25. Danny! / And I Love H.E.R.
24. Why? / Alopecia
23. Kingdom Shore / ...and all the dogs to shark
22. Subtle / ExitingARM
21. Dan Friel / Ghost Town
19. Cut Copy / In Ghost Colours
18. HILOTRONS / Happymatic
17. Roommate / We Were Enchanted
16. Lau Nau / Nukkuu
15. Portishead / Third
14. The Hospitals / Hairdryer Peace
13. Chad VanGaalen / Soft Airplane
12. The Dodos / Visiter
11. Lil Wayne / Tha Carter III
10. Azeda Booth / In Flesh Tones
09. Vivian Girls / Vivian Girls
08. Paavoharju / Laulu Laakson Kukista
07. The Walkmen / You & Me
06. Wolf Parade / At Mount Zoomer
05. Invincible / Shapeshifters
04. Women / Women
03. Gang Gang Dance / Saint Dymphna
02. Black Milk / Tronic
01. Erykah Badu / New Amerykah, Part One

# posted by DJ Martian 10:04 PM
  Zavvi placed into administration

Zavvi: was formed after a management buy out of the Virgin Megastore division of the Virgin Group in September 2007.

breaking news: BBC NEWS | Business | Zavvi placed into administration - the main problem when your distribution partner [Entertainment UK] goes into administration - your supply chain is completely destroyed and so the saying "don't put all your eggs into one basket" becomes a business reality.

Music, games and DVD chain Zavvi has gone into administration, Ernst & Young has announced, threatening 3,500 jobs.

The BBC report:
The administrators intend for Zavvi to continue trading with a view to selling all or part of the business.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:56 AM

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

  Experimental / Freestyle Canadian Radio Show: Délire Musical unveils its 50 best albums for 2008

Press Release: via Avant-Progressive Yahoo Group [avant-progressive : Message: Delire Musical announces its 50 best albums for 2008]

Délire Musical unveils its 50 best albums for 2008

Sherbrooke, December 23, 2008 The eclectic music radio show Délire Musical
(CFLX-FM, Sherbrooke, Quebec) unveiled today the list of the 50 albums
selected by its team for its special year-end show. This list culls 50
highly diverse albums in genres as widely spread as folk, post-rock,
progressive rock, fusion jazz, world music, electronica, and much more.

Délire Musical focuses on all forms of creative yet accessible music,
everything off the commercial paths,² explained François Couture,
co-producer of the show.

A special three-hour edition of Délire Musical will be broadcast tonight
(December 23), from 7 pm to 10 pm (EST), on CFLX. Couture and Oueillette
will be improvising a playlist from the 50 albums selected, a list of which
is enclosed. You can tune in to CFLX at 95.5 FM in the Sherbrooke area, or
anywhere over the web at www.cflx.qc. ca.

About Délire Musical
Delire Musical is a radio show devoted to music discovery through
eclecticism. We tear down the walls between styles and genres. Its playlist
is improvised on the spot from pre-selected stacks of albums. Delire Musical
is currently in its 13th year on CFLX 95.5 FM Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada).

p.j. Delire Musical¹s 50 Best Albums in 2008

Délire Musical¹s 50 Best Albums in 2008

Reference Format: Artist Title Label
New releases and reissues combined. Alphabetical order.

. The Room of Loud Sound: Heavy Psych from the USA 1968-1972
(White Lace & Strange Volume 2) Psychic Circle

Actis Furioso World People Leo

Adamson, Barry Back to the Cat Central Control

Anima Mundi Jagannath Orbit Musea

Arnalds, Olafur Eulogy for Evolution Erased Tapes

Balmorhea Rivers Arms Western Vinyl

Barrett, Laura Earth Sciences EP Paper Bag Records

Beardfish Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two InsideOut

Beat Circus Dreamland Cuneiform

Blue Blokes 3 Stubble Fledg¹ling

Boom Pam Puerto Rican Nights Essay Recordings

Brendel, Christian - Zomb Le peuple des songes Musea

Callers Fortune Western Vinyl

Canvas Solaris The Atomized Dream Sensory

Deus Ex Machina Imparis Cuneiform

DFA 4th Moonjune

Dub Trio Another Sound is Dying Ipecac Recordings

Eat Static Back to Earth Interchill

Elephant9 Dodovoodoo Rune Grammofon

Falaise, Bernard Clic Ambiances magnétiques

Foster, Josephine This Coming Gladness Bo¹Weavil

Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People Dinosaur Power
Pumpkin Pie

Gato Libre Kuro Libra

Helios Caesura Type

Hotel Hotel The Sad Sea Silber Media

Hue - Circum Bai Hat Circum Disc

Jack Dupon L¹échelle du désir Gazul

Johannsson, Johann Fordlândia 4AD

Karmakanic Who¹s the Boss in the Factory InsideOut

Leinonen, Ville Suudelmitar Fonal

Lento Earthen Supernatural Cat metal

Little Bang Theory Elementary Acidsoxx Musicks /
Phonetic Records

Long Dead Sevens, The The White Waltz & Other Stories
Beta-lactam Ring

Maneige Les Porches ProgQuébec

MÖRGLBL Grötesk Free Electric Sound

Nisenson, Damián Damián Nisenson Trio + 3 en concert

Orford, Martin The Old Road Giant Electric Pea

Orient Express, The The Orient Express Fallout

OWL Of Wondrous Legends Locust

Poni Hoax Images of Sigrid Tigersushi

Quikion Kaprico Musea Parallèle / Poseidon

Sebkha-Chott Nigla[h]: Tapisseries fines en XXX strips et LXXX
trompettes Musea Parallèle

Schulze, Klaus - Lisa Gerrard Farscape SPV

Tape Luminarium Häpna

Thieves¹ Kitchen The Water Road Thieves¹ Kitchen

Van der Graaf Generator Trisector EMI

Vent du Nord, Le Mesdames et messieurs! Borealis

Vervloesem, Pierre Not Even Close Off

Yoke Shire The Witching Hour Zygo

Zombie Zombie A Land for Renegades Versatile

# posted by DJ Martian 7:58 PM

Monday, December 22, 2008

  LAS magazine | 2008 Lists

Lost at Sea publish their end of year list: LAS magazine | 2008 Year-End Music Report [composite]

01. Why? - Alopecia (Anticon)
02. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar)
03. M83 - Saturdays = Youth (Mute)
04. TV on the Radio - Dear Science (Interscope)
05. (tie) Deerhunter - Microcastle (Kranky)
05. (tie) Flying Lotus - Los Angeles (Warp)
05. (tie) Portishead - Third (Mercury)
08. (tie) Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (XL)
09. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours (Modular)
10. (tie) Department of Eagles - In Ear Park (4AD)
10. (tie) Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III (Cash Money)
12. Dr. Dog - Fate (Park The Van)
13. The Dodos - Visiter (French Kiss)
14. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop)
15. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing (ATP)
16. Parts and Labor - Receivers (Jagjaguwar)
17. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances (Troubleman Unlimited)
18. The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me (City Slang)
19. Black Milk - Tronic (Fat Beats)
20. (tie) Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight (Fat Cat)
20. (tie) The Uglysuit - The Uglysuit (Quarterstick)

also: LAS magazine - 2008 Year-End Music Report [individual A-M] and LAS magazine - 2008 Year-End Music Report [individual N-Z]

# posted by DJ Martian 2:17 PM
  THE 2008 REVIEW | themilkfactory

THE 2008 REVIEW | themilkfactory - also see individual lists at the end of the feature.

1 - PORTISHEAD - Third
2 - LINDSTRØM - Where You Go I Go Too
3 - AUTECHRE - Quaristice
4 - LEILA - Blood, Looms & Blooms
5 - MINILOGUE - Animals
6 - PAAVOHARJU - Laulu Laakson Kukista
9 - LUOMO - Convivial
10 - WIRE - Object 47
11 - STEPHAN MATHIEU - Radioland
12 - FLYING LOTUS - Los Angeles
13 - ARVE HENRIKSEN - Cartography
14 - JANEK SCHAEFER - Extended Play (Triptych For The Child Survivors Of War And Conflict)
15 - AIR FRANCE - No Way Down
16 - ENCOMIAST - Encomiast
17 - MERCURY REV - Snowflake Midnight
18 - MATMOS - Supreme Balloon
20 - HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR - Hercules & Love Affair

# posted by DJ Martian 2:13 PM
  Prefix - Readers Best Albums of 2008

Readers Best Albums of 2008 - why didn't prefix wait till January 1st to publish this?

# posted by DJ Martian 2:10 PM
  Strangeglue Top 50 Albums of 2008

UK music webzine, Strangeglue have completed their 2008 albums list: Strangeglue Top 50 Albums of 2008 - a rather mixed in quality list

1.) Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
2.) Foals: Antidotes
3.) Frightened Rabbit: The Midnight Organ Fight
4.) British Sea Power: Do You Like Rock Music?
5.) Frank Turner: Love, Ire & Song
6.) Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid
7.) Portishead: Third
8.) Islands: Arms Way
9.) Santogold: Santogold
10.) Sun Kil Moon: April

11. Wilderness - (K)No(W)Here
12. Why? - Alopecia
13. Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
14. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
15. Passion Pit - Chunk Of Change EP
16. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
17. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
18. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
19. Moving Mountains - Pnuema
20. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
21. Mahjongg - Kontpab
22. Envelopes - Here comes the wind
23. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
24. Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
25. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
26. The Photographic - Pictures of a Changing World
27. Wolf Parade - Mount zoomer
28. The Walkmen - You And Me
29. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
30. Human Bell - Human Bell
31. The Cast Before The Break - As Your Shoulders Turn On You
32. D Charles Speer And The Helix - After Hours
33. Lau Nau - Nukkuu
34. Los Campesinos - Hold On Now Youngster
35. The Kills - Midnight Boom
36. The Decemberists - Always The Bridesmaid EP(s)
37. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
38. Nada Surf - Lucky
39. 2562 - Aerial
40. Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
41. The Dodos - Visiter
42. Pontiak - Sun On Sun
43. Moya - Die hard
44. Hush Arbors - Hush Arbors
45. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
46. Sound of animals fighting - Ocean and sun
47. Mutyumu - Il y a
48. Steven R Smith - Owl
49. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
50. Zomes - Zomes

# posted by DJ Martian 2:07 PM
  Boomkat - 2008 End of Year lists

Manchester based Boomkat have published their end of year lists:

Boomkat - 100 Albums of 2008

a user [Spirit_G] has created this: 2008|Boomkat - Rate Your Music including:

01. The Fun Years ~ Baby, It's Cold Inside
02. Portishead ~ Third
03. Stephan Mathieu ~ Radioland
04. Gas ~ Nah Und Fern
05. Newworldaquarium ~ The Dead Bears
06. Machinefabriek ~ Dauw
07. The Caretaker ~ Persistent Repetition of Phrases
08. Richard Skelton ~ Marking Time
09. Kevin Drumm ~ Imperial Distortion
10. Fennesz ~ Black Sea

Boomkat - 100 Singles of 2008

Loads of end of year lists from artists / djs / critics / record labels / Boomkat individual lists: Boomkat - Charts

# posted by DJ Martian 2:01 PM

Sunday, December 21, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - December 21st

Some links of interest:

UK guide for music on television and radio: Sweeping The Nation: TV an' the radio

DJ Ian Camfield returns to Xfm in London: Ian Camfield returns to Xfm

music blogs directiory / portal: Chewbone

You can view any of the 5000+ mp3blogs directly in this blog! Just choose the starting letter of the blog in the alpha menu above and:

Norway at Eurosonic | | All Scandinavian Music

Marit Larsen
The New Wine


A Forest of Stars

interview: A Forest Of Stars interview (12/2008) - Metal Storm

Ablaze in Hatred

2009 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ABLAZE IN HATRED Completes Work On New Album; Audio Sample Available

Finnish atmospheric and melodic death/doom metal band ABLAZE IN HATRED has completed work on its second album, "The Quietude Plains"

Bat for Lashes

2009 album: Teletext Planet Sound News: Bat For Lashes Exclusive album: Two Suns due April 6th

EXCLUSIVE: Bat For Lashes returns on April 6th with a new album Two Suns, PS can reveal. Produced by Natasha Khan with David Kosten, aka Faultline. Also Scott Walker and Yeasayer are guests on the album !

Between The Buried And Me

news update: Between The Buried And Me writing new album // News // Lambgoat


compilation: RA: Commix ready their Fabriclive mix. Music News

Fabric will release Commix's Fabriclive 44 in the UK on February 2 and in the US on March 10.


interview: [] Paul Masvidal (Interview)

Deus Invictus


Bombworks Records has announced the signing of DEUS INVICTUS. The band will enter Red Room 104 Studios in January with Charles Clifton to record its first full-length — a concept album featuring over one hour of music — for a mid-2009 release

With influences including bands like CARCASS, BELIEVER, OPETH, DEATH, HYPOCRISY, TOURNIQUET, and NECROPHAGIST, DEUS INVICTUS is ready to storm onto the scene with a progressive thrash masterpiece.


new track: New Dredg Song Leaked - News Article -

The Gathering

2009 album: The Gathering to release a new album in 2009 posts on Progressive Rock Music Forum by titled: The West Pole


news update: News: HACRIDE Post New Album Teaser

Harmonic 313

2009 album: RA: Harmonic 313 preps debut full-length. Music News

Warp will release Harmonic 313's When Machines exceed Human Intelligence on February 3, 2009.

Howling Bells

interview re 2009 album: Howling Bells On Second Album - Strangeglue - Music News, Views and Reviews

Vijay Iyer

interview: Pi Weblog - Interview #1: Vijay Iyer

Marybell Katastrophy

Music video from denmark: Video: Marybell Katastrophy - Hip | | All Scandinavian Music

Lacuna Coil

2009 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - LACUNA COIL Discusses Shallow Life Album Concept


2009 album: - Miosis - Albedo Adaptation - Due From Lion Music Jan 23

Miosis plays a dark and dynamic brand of prog rock/metal with a sound that draws parallels to the likes of Tool and Isis but with its own edge and personality

The National

news update: The National Writing For New Album

Paradise Lost

interview: [] PARADISE LOST: Nick Holmes Talks About The Upcoming Album (News)

Aaron Parks

interview: Running The Voodoo Down: THIS MONTH IN JAZZIZ

Pianist Aaron Parks brings an alt-rock attitude to his Blue Note debut.


news update: Portishead to Work on New Album | Spin Magazine Online


2009 album: - Satellite Reveal Artwork For New Album, Nostalgia

Progressive rock band Satellite have revealed the cover artwork of their forthcoming album, Nostalgia. The artwork was designed by the young artist Trine. Nostalgia, the follow up to the highly acclaimed album Into The Night, will be released by Metal Mind Productions on 23rd February 2009 in Europe / 10th March 2009 in USA (via MVD).

Strawberry Fields

2009 album: - Strawberry Fields Reveal Album Art, Sample Posted

Wojtek Szadkowski, a highly acclaimed musician (Collage, Peter Pan) and a leader of one of the art/prog rock bands - Satellite, returns with a new fascinating project - Strawberry Fields. The band's debut album entitled Rivers Gone Dry will be released by Metal Mind Productions on 26th January 2009 in Europe and 10th March 2009 in USA (via MVD).


2009 album: Greg Anderson reveals details of upcoming SunnO))) album


news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - TO-MERA Begins Writing New Material

White Lies

UK band tipped for 2009 success: Ealing band are critics favourite with 2009 album (From Ealing Times)


2009 album: RA: WhoMadeWho ready The Plot. Music News

Gomma will release WhoMadeWho's The Plot on March 2, 2009.

Robert Wyatt

interview: The Quietus | Features | Quietus Artists Of 2008 | Robert Wyatt Interviewed: The Quietus Salutes An English Treasure

In an in-depth interview, Robert Wyatt talks to Jonny Mugwump about his life and political beliefs, getting nervous when recording with Bjork, and the importance of imperfection in music

# posted by DJ Martian 11:59 PM

Friday, December 19, 2008

  Treble : The Top 50 Albums of 2008

Treble present Treble : The Top 50 Albums of 2008 - this webzine is heavily influenced by Pitchfork

Summary list via Acclaimed Music Forum

EOY 2008 - Treble

50. Neon Neon - Stainless Style
49. R.E.M. - Accelerate
48. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
47. Lykke Li - Youth Novels
46. Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams
45. Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too
44. Kelley Polar - I Need You To Hold On While the Sky Is Falling
43. Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night
42. The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
41. The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion
40. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
39. High Places - High Places
38. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Lie Down in the Light
37. Stereolab - Chemical Chords
36. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
35. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
34. Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster
33. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
32. Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
31. Black Mountain - In the Future
30. Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls
29. Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
28. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
27. Beck - Modern Guilt
26. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
25. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
24. Sigur Rós - Med sud í eyrum vid spilum endalaust
23. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
22. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
21. Broken Social Scene presents Brendan Canning - Something For All of Us...
20. Santogold - Santogold
19. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
18. Okkervil River - The Stand-Ins
17. Hot Chip - Made In the Dark
16. The Dodos - Visiter
15. Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
14. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
13. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
12. Shearwater - Rook
11. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair
10. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
9. Beach House - Devotion
8. No Age - Nouns
7. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
6. Walkmen - You & Me
5. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
4. Deerhunter - Microcastle
3. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
2. M83 - Saturdays=Youth
1. Portishead - Third

# posted by DJ Martian 7:41 PM
  The 50 Best Albums of 2008 | Pitchfork

updated: The 50 Best Albums of 2008 | Pitchfork


01: Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant EP/Fleet Foxes
02: Portishead - Third
03: No Age - Nouns
04: Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
05: Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
06: TV on the Radio - Dear Science
07: Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
08: M83 - Saturdays=Youth
09: Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair
10: DJ/rupture - Uproot
11: Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
12: Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too
13: Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
14: Air France - No Way Down
15: Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
16: Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls
17: Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
18: The Mae Shi - HLLLYH
19: The Walkmen - You & Me
20: Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
21: Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak
22: Santogold - Santogold
23: Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
24: Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
25: Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances

26: Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
27: Max Tundra - Parallax Error Beheads You
28: Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
29: The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
30: Los Campesinos! - Hold on Now, Youngster...
31: Fennesz - Black Sea
32: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
33: Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight
34: Arthur Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me
35: Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
36: Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing
37: Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
38: The Bug - London Zoo
39: Times New Viking - Rip It Off
40: The Very Best - Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit are the Very Best
41: David Byrne and Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
42: Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Lie Down in the Light
43: Shearwater - Rook
44: Marnie Stern - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That
45: Lykke Li - Youth Novels
46: Beach House - Devotion
47: The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave
48: High Places - High Places
49: Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night
50: Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual

update: also Individual lists: 2008 Albums of the Year: Individual Lists | Pitchfork

# posted by DJ Martian 12:57 PM

Thursday, December 18, 2008

  My Nominations for the ILM 2008 Poll: 15 2008 Albums

15 albums from 2008 that I nominated on the ILM 2008 Nominations Thread:


Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Holon
Brave - Monuments
Burst - Lazarus Bird
Elephant9 - Dodovoodoo
Enslaved - Vertebrae
Gaiser - Blank Fade
Arve Henriksen - Cartography
Carolyn Hume - Gravity and Grace
Mar de Grises - Draining the Waterheart
Mothlite - The Flax of Reverie
Orakle - Tourments & perdition
Jonas Reinhardt - Jonas Reinhardt
Setna - Cycle I
Star of Ash - The Thread
Virus - The Black Flux

more info @ 2008 Nominations - a list by djmartian


# posted by DJ Martian 10:28 PM

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

  Tiny Mix Tapes Favorite Albums of 2008

Tiny Mix Tapes present Tiny Mix Tapes Features: 2008: Tiny Mix Tapes Favorite Albums of 2008 - 25 Albums that Defined 2008 for TMT

EOY 2008 - Tiny Mix Tapes

25. The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
24. Marnie Stern - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That
23. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig! Lazarus! Dig!
22. Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull
21. No Age - Nouns
20. Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
19. Fennesz - Black Sea
18. The Walkmen - You & Me
17. Women - Women
16. Juana Molina - Un Dia
15. Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
14. Zazen Boys - Zazen Boys 4
13. Evangelista - Hello, Voyager!
12. Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual
11. WHY? - Alopecia
10. Mount Eerie - Dawn / Lost Wisdom
09. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
08. Times New Viking - Rip It Off
07. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
06. Beach House - Devotion
05. The Music Tapes - Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes
04. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
03. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
02. Portishead - Third
01. Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.

highlighted avant-garde / experimental releases of 2008: Tiny Mix Tapes Features: 2008: Eureka! Albums of 2008 - The Well-Tuned Music Critic

tracks: Tiny Mix Tapes Features: 2008: Tiny Mix Tape 2008 - Individual songs stuck on repeat

also: Tiny Mix Tapes Features: 2008: Top 25 Album Covers of 2008 - Amneziak returns for this year’s top 25 album covers

update: Tiny Mix Tapes Features: 2008: Individual Lists

# posted by DJ Martian 9:08 PM
  Albums of the Year: Honorable Mention | Pitchfork

Pitchfork present Albums of the Year: Honorable Mention | Pitchfork

We're kicking off our annual list of the best albums of the year with something a little different-- a look at 20 records that came close to making the cut. Each of these albums made a strong run at our top 50, but they are neither records #51-70 nor our editors' choices for the next 20 best; rather, they're albums that for a variety of reasons-- including, but not limited to, the genre in which they work, a lack of widespread distribution, the relative lack of chatter they inspired this year (including in our pages, in some cases)-- don't tend to show up in year-end lists from large music publications. Granted, to ravenous indie fans these are well-known records but in the context of the slightly wider (read: non-internet) world, they are still mostly outliers and curiosities-- and ones that deserve a bit more praise.


Abe Vigoda
[Post Present Medium]

Carried to Dust

Department of Eagles
In Ear Park

The Dodos

The Dutchess and the Duke
She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke
[Hardly Art]

Harvey Milk
Life...The Best Game in Town
[Hydra Head]

[Fat Cat]

Philip Jeck

Nico Muhly
[Bedroom Community]

Ghost Rock

[Spectral Sound]

Quiet Village
Silent Movie

Jay Reatard
Matador Singles '08

Top Ranking
[Mad Decent]

The Horse, the Rat and the Swan
[Dot Dash]

Sun Kil Moon
[Caldo Verde]

[Hydra Head]

Ricardo Villalobos
Vasco EP



also of interest: Pitchfork's 50 Highest Rated Albums of 2008 - Rate Your Music

# posted by DJ Martian 8:56 PM
  Top 50 Albums of 2008 - No Ripcord

2008 albums list from No Ripcord: Top 50 Albums of 2008 (Part One) | No Ripcord and Top 50 Albums of 2008 (Part Two) | No Ripcord

summary provided by Acclaimed Music Forum

01. Fleet Foxes - “Fleet Foxes” / “Sun Giant EP”
02. Portishead - “Third”
03. Bon Iver - “For Emma, Forever Ago”
04. M83 - “Saturdays = Youth”
05. TV on the Radio - “Dear Science”
06. Deerhunter - “Microcastle / Weird Era cont.”
07. Shearwater - “Rook”
08. The Hold Steady - “Stay Positive”
09. Vampire Weekend - “Vampire Weekend”
10. Spiritualized - “Songs in A&E”
11. Sigur Rós - “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust”
12. Elbow - “The Seldom Seen Kid”
13. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - “Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!”
14. Fennesz - “Black Sea”
15. Fuck Buttons - “Street Horrrsing”
16. The Bug - “London Zoo”
17. Girl Talk - “Feed the Animals”
18. No Age - “Nouns”
19. Okkervil River - “The Stand Ins”
20. Marnie Stern - “This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It And She Is It And It Is It And That Is That”
21. Atlas Sound - “Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel”
22. The Dodos - “Visiter”
23. Neon Neon - “Stainless Style”
24. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - “We Brave Be Stings and All”
25. Jamie Lidell - “Jim”
26. Deerhoof - “Offend Maggie”
27. Beach House - “Devotion”
28. Autechre - “Quaristice”
29. Cut Copy - “In Ghost Colours”
30. Department of Eagles - “In Ear Park”
31. Mogwai - “The Hawk Is Howling”
32. Windy & Carl - “Songs for the Broken Hearted”
33. Hercules and Love Affair - “Hercules and Love Affair”
34. Kaki King - “Dreaming of Revenge”
35. Flight of the Conchords - “Flight of the Conchords”
36. Wire - “Object 47”
37. Of Montreal - “Skeletal Lamping”
38. David Byrne & Brian Eno - “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today”
39. Mercury Rev - “Snowflake Midnight”
40. Lil Wayne - “Tha Carter III”
41. Last Shadow Puppets - “The Age of the Understatement”
42. MGMT - “Oracular Spectacular”
43. Lindstrom - “Where I Go You Go Too”
44. Magnetic Fields - “Distortion”
45. Fucked Up - “The Chemistry of Common Life”
46. Titus Andronicus - “The Airing of Grievances”
47. Ratatat - “LP3”
48. The Sea and Cake - “Car Alarm”
49. Kanye West - “808s & Heartbreak”
50. Randy Newman - “Harps and Angels”

# posted by DJ Martian 8:32 PM
  Kerrang Albums Of The Year List 2008

via ILM Kerrang Albums Of The Year List 2008

20 Johnny Truant - No Tears For The Creatures
19 Enslaved - Vertebrae
18 Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
17 AC/DC - Blck Ice
16 Meshuggah - Obzen
15 The Mars Volta
14 The Night Marchers - See You In Magic
13 Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
12 Bring Me The Horizon - Suicide Season
11 Weezer - Weezer
10 Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony
09 Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
08 Stars On Broadway - Stars On Broadway
07 Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
06 Slaves To Gravity - Scatter The Crow
05 The Bronx - The Bronx
04 Amon Amarth - Twilightt Of The Thunder god
03 Cancer Bats - Hail Destroyer
02 The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
01 Metallica - Death Magnetic

As published in the new double issue of Kerrang - Magazine - on sale in the UK today.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:21 PM
  RA Poll: Top 20 albums of 2008

RA present their top 20 albums of 2008 plus individual lists: RA Poll: Top 20 albums of 2008

Sure, that's an annual cliché, but in 2008 it seems more apt than ever: Unrepentant techno, ambient excursions, live disco, hip-hop and a soul-house hybrid all took top honors this year and—looking over the scorecard—they were head-and-shoulders above even the rest of our top 20. With RA writers listing more than 250 full-lengths that they found worthy of your attention in 2008, we're not sure what that means exactly. All we do know is that these are our 20 favourite.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:14 AM

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


ILM open up the nominations process: YES WE CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE 2008 ILX ALBUMS & TRAX POLL NOMINATION PROCESS nominations due December 31, 2008

You can nominate up to 15 albums AND/OR tracks. 15 tracks, 14 albums and 1 track, 3 tracks and 4 albums, 1 track, etc.

Due date: please get your noms in before the new year. If it's datestamped with 2008 I will take it.

Note: it would be of great help if you could format your nominations as


Artist - Song


Artist - Albums

# posted by DJ Martian 11:49 PM
  The AllMusic Pop Editors’ Favorites of 2008

individual AMG lists @ The Allmusic Blog - The AllMusic Pop Editors’ Favorites of 2008

# posted by DJ Martian 11:47 PM
  Commenced: Strangeglue Writers' Top 50 Albums of 2008

Strangeglue commence their 2008 albums countdown: Strangeglue Writers' - Top 50 Albums of 2008 (Numbers 50 -41) - Strangeglue

Over the course of the next few day's we'll release, ten at a time, the albums that have squatted in, pulled, torn and unremittingly impressed our dainty little souls during the course of the year, and will probably do so for many more years to come.

# posted by DJ Martian 7:39 PM

Monday, December 15, 2008

  RA Poll: Top 20 compilations of 2008

another 2008 list from RA: RA: RA Poll: Top 20 compilations of 2008 - Feature / Interview number 1: 01. Marcel Dettmann - Berghain 02 [Ostgut Ton]

20. Carl Craig – Sessions [Studio !K7]
19. Adam Beyer - Fuse Presents... [Music Man Records]
18. VA - Circoloco @ DC10 - 10 Years Anniversary [Moon Harbour Recordings]
17. Matthew Dear - Body Language Vol. 7 [Get Physical Music]
16. Dave Clarke - Back in the Box [NRK Music]
15. Basic Channel - BCD-2 [Basic Channel]
14. Stefan Goldmann - The Transitory State [Macro]
13. Sascha Funke - Watergate 02 [Watergate]
12. Wighnomy Brothers - Metawuffmischfelge [Freude Am Tanzen]
11. VA - Soundboy's Gravestone Gets Desecrated by Vandals [Skull Disco]
10. Andy Stott - Unknown Exception: Selected Tracks Vol. 1 (2004 - 2008) [Modern Love]
09. Âme - Fabric 42 [Fabric]
08. Robert Hood - Fabric 39 [Fabric]
07. Gas - Nah und Fern [Kompakt]
06. Luciano - Fabric 41 [Fabric]
05. DJ /rupture - Uproot [The Agriculture]
04. Metro Area - Fabric 43 [Fabric]
03. Appleblim - Dubstep Allstars: Vol. 06 [Tempa]
02. Efdemin - Carry On, Pretend We're Not in the Room [Curle Recordings]
01. Marcel Dettmann - Berghain 02 [Ostgut Ton]

# posted by DJ Martian 2:05 PM
  The 100 Best Tracks of 2008 | Pitchfork

Pitchfork present The 100 Best Tracks of 2008 | Pitchfork

We count down our favorite tracks of the year, starting today with numbers 100-51, and concluding tomorrow with the next 50.

Top 100 Summary list @ Acclaimed Music Forum: Pitchfork EOY lists 2008

# posted by DJ Martian 2:01 PM
  Nominations for Brainwashed - The 11th Annual Brainwashed Readers' Poll

Nominations process for Brainwashed - The 11th Annual Brainwashed Readers' Poll


Nominations will only be accepted until December 20th. Check out the list of nominations which are building up right here. Scan the list carefully to see if something you want to nominate has already been added or not. If you don't see something which you feel should be voted on, fill in the form at the bottom. Nominations will be screened before they are added to the list so be patient and do not add the same thing twice.

list of 2008 releases: The 11th Annual Brainwashed Readers Poll

# posted by DJ Martian 2:00 PM
  Top 10s for 2008: It's a Trap! (albums)

IT'S A TRAP! Scandinavian Music Journal presents lists for the best Scandinavian music of 2008: Top 10s for 2008: It's a Trap! (albums) | ARTICLE | IT'S A TRAP! Scandinavian Music Journal

# posted by DJ Martian 1:56 PM
  The Best Albums of 2008 - PopMatters

Best 60 Albums of 2008 according to PopMatters: The Best Albums of 2008 - PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2008 | PopMatters - Number 1: Portishead - Third

update: summary list via: Acclaimed Music Forum

60. Maiysha ´This Much Is True´
59. Harvey Milk ´Life...The Best Game In Town´
58. Coldplay ´Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends´
57. Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara ´Soul Science´
56. Ben Folds ´Way To Normal´
55. Black Mountain ´In The Future´
54. Goldfrapp ´Seventh Tree´
53. Kathleen Edwards ´Asking For Flowers´
52. Opeth ´Watershed´
51. Stephen Malkmus And Ahe Jicks ´Real Emotional Trash´
50. Hercules and Love Affair ´Hercules and Love Affair´
49. Nas ´Untitled´
48. Okkervil River ´The Stand Ins´
47. Sigur Rós ´Með Suð I Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust´
46. The Raconteurs ´Consolers Of The Lonely´
45. Lizz Wright ´The Orchard´
44. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds ´Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!´
43. The Roots ´Rising Down´
42. Santogold ´Santogold´
41. Shugo Tokumaru ´Exit´
40. Lykke Li ´Youth Novels´
39. Girl Talk ´Feed The Animals´
38. Drive-By Truckers ´Brighter Than Creation's Dark´
37. M83 ´Saturdays=Youth´
36. Al Green ´Lay It Down´
35. Shearwater ´Rook´
34. Lucinda Williams ´Little Honey´
33. The Mountain Goats ´Heretic Pride´
32. My Morning Jacket ´Evil Urges´
31. Jamie Lidell ´Jim´
30. Bon Iver ´For Emma, Forever Ago´
29. Q-Tip ´The Renaissance´
28. Camille ´Music Hole´
27. Wale ´The Mixtape About Nothing´
26. Neon Neon ´Stainless Style´
25. El Guincho ´Alegranza!´
24. No Age ´Nouns´
23. Beck ´Modern Guilt´
22. The Walkmen ´You & Me´
21. Flying Lotus ´Los Angeles´
20. MGMT ´Oracular Spectacular´
19. Why? ´Alopecia´
18. R.E.M. ´Accelerate´
17. Crystal Castles ´Crystal Castles´
16. Fucked Up ´The Chemisty Of Common Life´
15. Gnarls Barkley ´The Odd Couple´
14. Vampire Weekend ´Vampire Weekend´
13. Buena Vista Social Club ´At Carnegie Hall´
12. Blitzen Trapper ´Furr´
11. The Hold Steady ´Stay Positive´
10. Los Campesinos! ´Hold on Now, Youngster…´
09. Elbow ´The Seldom Seen Kid´
08. Lil Wayne ´Tha Carter III´
07. Deerhunter ´Microcastle´
06. Cut Copy ´In Ghost Colours´
05. The Bug ´London Zoo´
04. Erykah Badu ´New Amerykah, Part One´
03. TV On The Radio ´Dear Science´
02. Fleet Foxes ´Fleet Foxes´
01. Portishead ´Third´

# posted by DJ Martian 1:52 PM

Saturday, December 13, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - December 13th

Some links of interest


Glasgow based festival: First 30 Hinterland Bands Announced - News - This Is Fake DIY - has revealed 30 bands confirmed to appear at the two-day event next April, 20 of which are Scottish.

Pinnacle situation:

Pinnacle Fallout Assessed - Strangeglue - Music News, Views and Reviews and Independent music: A rough trade gets rougher - Features, Music - The Independent

First Woolies, then the collapse of distributor Pinnacle; could it get any worse for the music industry? Yes, it could; many small labels and indie shops now face ruin. By Jerome Taylor

Mix to download: lower end spasm.: Night Slugs mixtape for Fact Magazine


RA: Darren Emerson readies GU36. Music News

Global Underground will release Darren Emerson: GU36 Bogota on February 9th, 2009.

01. Underworld - Mmm Skyscraper... I Love You
02. Anja Schneider & Sebo K - Rancho Relaxo
03. Jagged - Hello Kool Nice (Quarion Mix)
04. Einzelkind - Out With A Bang
05. Journey Man DJ - Shelley's
06. Mooncat Feat Ferank - Hear What Was Said (Skylark Mix)
07. Stimming & Einmusik - Magdalena
08. Darren Emerson - Home
09. Nikitin & Semikashev - Blown
10. Pete Heller - Sabotage
11. Kerri Chandler - Pong (Ben Klock Mix)
12. Nikitin & Semikashev - Reflection Vector
13. Nick Chacona - Mariacha
14. John Selway & Vincenzo Ragone - Dream Stealer
15. Maja - If You Love Me Tonight (Passarani Mix)

01. Itamar Sagi - One Million Oaks (Funk D'Void Mix)
02. Kerri Chandler - Fortran (Argy 'Big Room Detroit' Mix)
03. Darren Emerson - Crash Jack (Jamie McHugh 'Exclusive GU Bogota' Mix)
04. Recloose Feat Joe Dukie - Dust (Induceve Mix)
05. Josh Wink - Counter Clock 319
06. Donnacha Costello - Black Bag Job 526
07. Jamie McHugh - Lunar (Handycraft Mix)
08. Mathew Jonson - Marionette (Adam Beyer Mix)
09. Spirit Catcher & Compuphonic - Mastermind
10. Nosmo Vs Kris B & Ben Brown - La Cocina (Mazi Dubstrumental Mix)
11. Darren Emerson & Jamie McHugh - Impact
12. Joel Mull - Viewpoint
13. Joris Voorn - Blank
14. Underworld - Mmm Skyscraper... I Love You



interview: Interview: Apparat - State Magazine | Music

Asobi Seksu

interview: 20 Questions with… Asobi Seksu | The Line Of Best Fit


2009 album: MetalKult - COBALT Completes Work on New Album Gin

Avant-garde extreme metal outfit COBALT has completed work on its highly anticipated new album, Gin, which will drop on March 17, 2009 via record label Profound Lore.


interview: Delusions of Adequacy: Interview with Alison Shaw of Cranes

Durutti Column

new album, news via: Cerysmatic Factory :: Factory Records, Manchester, England

The new album is expected on Artful/Fullfill early next year according to a statement on the label's website which says "Vini Reilly is in the studio as we speak putting the finishing touches to the album due for release in Feb.

PJ Harvey

2009 album planned: The Quietus | News | PJ Harvey & John Parish New LP Details

Danny Howells

interview: RA: Intensive care: Danny Howells - Feature / Interview

Whether it be DJing, producing or mental nursing, Danny Howells puts the utmost care into whatever he does. Better, not bigger, is his mantra. RA's Todd L. Burns talks to the man to find out more.


2009 album planned: BETA - NoMusic - New Kaada album for March next year


2009 album: RA: Mountains ready new full-length, Choral. Music News

Thrill Jockey will release Mountains new album Choral on February 16, 2009.

New Violators

debut album from this Norwegian band: New Violators -
The new New Violators album is due to be released February 23'rd 2009.

School Of Seven Bells

tour: School Of Seven Bells Announce Euro Tour - Strangeglue

School Of Seven Bells 2009 European Tour:

Dublin Whelans (February 23)
Glasgow Captain's Rest (24)
Leeds Cockpit (25)
London Cargo (26)
Manchester Night & Day (27)
Bristol Start The Bus (28)
Brighton Audio (March 1)
Amsterdam Paradiso (3)
Brussels AB Club (4)
Paris Le Point Ephemere (5)
Munster Gleis 22 (7)
Berlin Bang Bang Club (8)
Hamburg Molotow (9)
Koln Studio 672 (10)
Vienna Flex (12)
Munich Atomic Café (13)
Milan La Casa (14)


2009 album from one of the greatest rock/ metal bands on planet earth: Blogs - SOLEFALD MySpace Blog - our next album will be out in the early Fall 2009

Telefon Tel Aviv

more info on 2009 album: DOTSHOP.SE - Telefon Tel Aviv: Immolate Yourself

Bpitch Control (BPC188CD)
January 26th, 2009

Wild Beasts

interview: The Quietus | Features | Quietus Artists Of 2008 | We Celebrate Wild Beasts As They Tell Us How They'll Roger Their Semiotics In 2009

Luke Turner salutes Wild Beasts, and in return they tell him about their plans for a new album early next year.

Patrick Wolf

news update: Help Patrick Wolf finance his next album | Music |

By signing up for the Bandstocks website and paying a £10 fee, you can become a stakeholder in the lupine one's future success. Bargain!

# posted by DJ Martian 10:00 PM
  Under the Radar Magazine - Top 50 Albums of 2008

via: 2008: Albums of the Year & What’s Dropping in ‘09 - Againstthegrainblog’s Weblog

[Under The Radar Magazine is a US, Beverly Hills, CA based music magazine]

Under the Radar - Top 50 Albums 2008

1. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

2. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

3. The dodos - Visitor

4. Portishead - Third

5. The Duke Spirit - Neptune

6. She & Him - Volume One

7. M83 - Satruday=Youth

8. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

9. Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords

10. The Dears - Missiles

11. TV on the Radio - Dear Science23088720-23088723-slarge

12. Deerhunter - Microcastle

13. Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue

14. Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue

15. Neon Neon - Stainless Style

16. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

17. No Age - Nouns

18. R.E.M - Accelerate

19. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

20. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs

21. Love Is All - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night

22. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?

23. Lykke Li - Youth novels

24. Black Mountain - In the Future

25. Tindersticks - The Hungry Saw

26. Jamie Lidell - Jim

27. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

28. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair24766015-24766017-large

29. Pop Levi - Never Never Love

30. Frances - All the While

31. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

32. Fujiya & Miyagi - lightbulbs

33. Spiritualized - Songs in A&E

34. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

35. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals

36. The Walkmen - You & Me

37. Noah and the Whale - Peaceful, the Wolrd Lays Me Down

38. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping24766061-24766063-large

39. Beck - Modern Guilt

40. Ladytron - Velocifero

41. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrsing

42. Dungen - 4

43. Jim Noir - Jim Noir

44. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

45. The Old Believers - Eight Golden Greats19863820-24765660-large

46. The Verve - Forth

47. The Week That Was - same

48. School of Language - Sea from Shore24765813-24765816-slarge

49. Hot chip - Made in the Dark

50. Friday Hyvonen - Silence Is Wild

# posted by DJ Martian 5:11 PM
  Smallfish - Top Releases of 2008

via: email from experimental/ electronic online retailer: Smallfish

Smallfish - Top Releases of 2008

Now, I could have made this a top 50 to be perfectly honest. I've been spoilt for choice this year and there have been some unbelievably good things released in the last 12 months. Realistically I have to to pick the things I've listened to more than anything else so here goes (in no particular order, of course!):

01] Steinbruchel - Home - Slaapwel CDr
[A wonderful limited edition CDr with a delightful 35 minute piece of organic / electronic goodness. Limited to 150 copies.]

02] Grit - Expanse - Shoreless Recordings CDr
[I'm sure I don't need to say a lot about this, do I? After the long wait it quickly became apparent that it's a brilliantly put together album of techno and electronic music.]

03] Bvdub - Return To Tonglu - Quietus Recordings CDr
[I could have picked any number of things by Bvdub from this year but I've settled on this as I think it's had slightly more plays than Dreams Of Red Chambers. Lush, expansive, intimate electronic music by this prolific and all round top guy. Truly blissful.]

04] Various - Sounds Of Slow Flow Volume 1 - Slow Flow Rec CDr
[The first release from Ryonkt's label. Features tracks from Celer, Ian Hawgood, Entia Non and Ryonkt himself. A gorgeous album of chilled and atmospheric electronics.]

05] Level - Opale - Spekk CD
[One of my fave artists on one of my fave labels. Opale is everything you could want it to be - gentle, personal sounding, warm, yet totally fragile. Simply a beautiful album.]

06] The Green Kingdom - Jasmine - Smallfish CDr
[Again, it's hard for me to pick out any particular Smallfish release, but I'm going for this as it's the most recent. Warm, friendly and delicate electronic music with a keen ear for melody. Beautiful.]

07] Rod Modell - Incense & Black Light - Plop CD
[A notable album for many reasons. For me it's so good because it's so varied. You get Rod Modell delivering icy ambience, deep, dense techno and a considerably more abstract feel. A superb work.]

08] Various - Depth Perceptions - Pronounce CDr
[First release on Pronounce and it really was a good one. Limited to 100 copies and featuring the likes of Havantepe, Grit, Quantec, Dubatech, Atheus and more. A very good CD indeed.]

09] Gas - Nah Und Fern - Kompakt 4xCD / 2xLP
[They've been some of my favourite albums for the last 10+ years and here are all 4 packaged together and lightly remastered. It's Gas... what more can I say? Epic.]

10] Hakobune - We Left The Window Open Sometimes - Pragmatism CD
[A low key and somewhat under the radar release from Hakobune here. Pragmatism is an offshoot of Symbolic Interaction and this is a collection of finely crafted guitar based manipulations. I love this guy's music.]

11] Celer - Honestly? Everything they've done this year including releases on Spekk, Infraction and and/OAR
[I couldn't pick a single release I'm afraid as everything they've produced is exquisite (in fact I'm sitting here listening to them right now). Utterly stunning drone-based soundscape music. Intimate, personal and beautiful.]

12] Pub - Making Trakcx Series - Ampoule CDr
[This entire series has kept me hooked all year. Pub is a genuine British musical treasure and this work is, in my humble opinion, some of his finest. Only 2 more to go! What am I going to do when the series is finished?]

13] DJ Olive - Triage - Room40 CD
[This album is straight-up a fantastic slice of ambient music. The way it evolves and morphs over the hour that it lasts is exemplary. This album's had an awful lot of play.]

14] Christopher Bissonette - In Between Worlds - Kranky CD
[Kranky releases are always worth checking out, but I had no idea this was going to be so amazing (even though I really liked his first album). Soundscapes, textures and a lovely intensity that keep this one firmly near the top of my list.]

15] Deepchord - Vantage Isle Sessions - Echospace CD
[Kind of goes without saying that this would be in the list I suppose. It's Deepchord and it featured unreleased versions that weren't on the double pack. I still believe this worked better on CD - although I'm sure that's fairly controversial.]

16] Lawrence English - Kiri No Oto - Touch CD
[A late addition for me as I only got this a few weeks ago. Lawrence English has put an extraordinary body of work and this is another in a long line of deeply impressive albums. Beautiful and delicate yet robust... this really is something special.]

17] Wouter Veldhuis - Satumaa - Waterscape CDr
[An even later addition to the list. I only got this a few days ago but it clicked with me immediately. Some of the finest textural work of the year on this low-key release. Luckily I'll be getting a few more copies soon as it sold out in a couple of hours.]

18] Rudi Arapahoe - Echoes From One To Another - Symblic Interaction CD
[This album took my breath away. A varied collection of tracks than spans ambient / abstract electronic, Gas-like textural work and several more classically orientated pieces. I always knew this would be one of my favourites.]

19] Sawako - Bitter Sweet - 12k CD
[There had to be one 12k release in here, but I was seriously torn between this and the Willits / Sakamoto CD. I think this one just edges it as I love the pure ambient nature of the work - it's surprisingly different to Hum and her other albums and has been a constant companion this year.]

20] SB - Middlesex Filter Beds 04/08 - Unknown CDr
[This was never actually released (although there are rumours of it happening at some point in the future) but I've spent a lot of time listening to this series of field recordings by the mysterious SB. The narrative flow of the work is remarkable and manages to easily avoid being just another field recording album by virtue of the quality and natural style of the captured moments. It's a lovely work and I'll most definitely keep you informed should anything arise in the near future regarding a release.]

Some of these are available to buy @ Smallfish Records

# posted by DJ Martian 4:40 PM

Friday, December 12, 2008

  Depeche Mode 2009 Album Update

Dave Gahan comments on the upcoming Depeche Mode album: Depeche Mode finishes new album, reveals new songs | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times

# posted by DJ Martian 5:23 PM
  Results: 2008 Pitchfork Readers Poll

The results of the Pitchfork readers poll: 2008 Pitchfork Readers Poll | Pitchfork including:


01. TV on the Radio: Dear Science
02. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes / Sun Giant EP
03. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend
04. Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
05. Deerhunter: Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
06. Portishead: Third
07. MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
08. Cut Copy: In Ghost Colours
09. M83: Saturdays=Youth
10. No Age: Nouns
11. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals
12. Sigur Rós: Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
13. The Walkmen: You & Me
14. Dodos: Visiter
15. Wolf Parade: At Mount Zoomer
16. WHY?: Alopecia
17. The Hold Steady: Stay Positive
18. Nine Inch Nails: The Slip
19. Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping
20. Okkervil River: The Stand Ins
21. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III
22. Beach House: Devotion
23. Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles
24. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
25. Beck: Modern Guilt

# posted by DJ Martian 1:06 PM
  Critics' poll 2008 | Music | The Guardian

No 1: TV On the Radio - Dear Science: Critics poll 2008 | Music | - The Guardian have massive resources and all the can come up with is this uninspired top 10.

update: Albums of the year: 11 - 50 | Music |

11. White Denim – Workout Holiday

12. Santogold – Santogold

13. Nas - Untitled

14. Laura Marling – Alas, I Cannot Swim

15. Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life

16. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair

17. Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster…

18. Arthur Russell – Love Is Overtaking Me

19. The Bug - London Zoo

20. Hot Chip – Made in the Dark

21. Late of the Pier – Fantasy Black Channel

22. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig Lazarus Dig

23. Q Tip – The Renaissance

24. Neon Neon – Stainless Style

25. Santogold – Santogold (a Diplo dub)

26. Stephen Malkmus – Real Emotional Trash

27. Mount Eerie - Dawn

28. Duffy - Rockferry

29. July Skies – The Weather Clock

30. Cass McCombs – Dropping the Writ

31. Thalia Zedek Band – Liars and Prayers

31. The Walkmen – You and Me

32. Metronomy – Nights Out

33. Dark Captain, Light Captain – Miracle Kicker

34. Sian Alice Group – 59.59

35. Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement

36. Estelle - Shine

37. Benge – Twenty Systems

38. LadyHawke - Ladyhawke

39. Abe Vigoda - Skeleton

40. Marnie Stern - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That

41. The Gaslight Anthem – The '59 Sound

42. The Roots – Rising Down

43. Coffins – Buried Death

44. Sway – The Signature

45. Spiritualized – Songs in A&E

46. Melanin 9 – Hi Fidelity

47. The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers

48. Mystery Jets - 21

49. Justice – A Cross The Universe

50. Young Jeezy – The Recession

# posted by DJ Martian 12:24 PM
  Drowned in Sound's 50 albums of 2008

From Drowned in Sound: Drowned in Sound's 50 albums of 2008 / In Depth // Drowned In Sound

DiS' Top 50 of 2008 in full:

1. M83 Saturdays=Youth (Review / Interview)
2. Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight (Review / Interview)
3. Cut Copy In Ghost Colours (Review)
4. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!! (Review / Interview)
5. Deerhunter Microcastle (Review / Interview)
6. Portishead Third (Review / Interview 1 | 2)
7. Why? Alopecia (Review / Interview)
8. Friendly Fires Friendly Fires (Review / Track-by-Track / Interview)
9. The Kills Midnight Boom (Review / Interview)
10. Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago (Review / Interview)
11. Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing (Review / Interview / Tour Diary)
12. Foals Antidotes (Review / Interview)
13. Gang Gang Dance Saint Dymphna (Review / Interview)
14. Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid (Review / Interview)
15. Crystal Castles Crystal Castles (Review)
16. Shearwater Rook (Review/ Track-by-Track)
17. Sigur Rós Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (Review)
18. Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping (Review)
19. Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster (Review) / We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (Review)
20. These New Puritans Beat Pyramid (Review / Interview)
21. No Age Nouns (Review / Track-by-Track)
22. Santogold Santogold (Review / Interview)
23. Nine Inch Nails The Slip (Review)
24. Okkervil River The Stand Ins (Review / Interview 1 / 2)
25. Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel (Review / Track-by-Track)
26. Hauschka Ferndorf (Review)
27. TV On The Radio Dear Science (Review)
28. MGMT Oracular Spectacular (Review / Interview)
29. Wild Beasts Limbo, Panto (Review / Interview 1 / 2)
30. Atlas Sound Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel (Review / Interview)
31. White Williams Smoke (Review)
32. The Stills Oceans Will Rise (Review)
33. Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling (Review / Interview)
34. Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend (Review)
35. The Futureheads This Is Not The World ( Review / Track-by-Track)
36. Bloc Party Intimacy (Review)
37. The Raveonettes Lust, Lust, Lust (Review)
38. Johnny Foreigner Waited Up 'Til It Was Light (Review / Track-by-Track)
39. El Guincho Alegranza (Review)
40. Metronomy Nights Out (Review)
41. Lykke Li Youth Novels (Review / Interview)
42. Islands Arms Way (Review)
43. British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music? (Review/ Interview)
44. Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life (Review)
45. Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes (Review / Interview)
46. Blood Red Shoes Box Of Secrets (Review / Track-by-Track)
47. Rolo Tomassi Hysterics (Review/ Interview)
48. Times New Viking Rip It Off (Review / Interview)
49. Diamanda Galas Guilty Guilty Guilty (Review)
50. I Was A Cub Scout I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope (Review / Interview)

# posted by DJ Martian 11:54 AM

Thursday, December 11, 2008

  2008 Best Music Lists Update

Some links of interest: re: 2008 music lists

some humour first: The Thinking Man’s Take On: Year-End Lists at Pretty Much Amazing! The Music Blog

thoughts on 2008 lists: In League With Paton: The Years Fly By But End Slowly

User Generated lists / Prefix

introduction: Create your Best Albums of 2008 list on Prefix

user lists: Browse Lists

current ranking for 2008 albums: All Votes for Best Albums of 2008

various 2008 music lists from music websites:

Best 2008 Albums by Norway's Aftenposten Newspaper: Dette er årets 25 beste album! -

The Allmusic Blog - AllMusic’s Favorite Albums of 2008 and The Allmusic Blog - AllMusic’s Favorite Metal Albums of 2008

Baltimore City Paper - Special Issues: The Year in Music

Cargo Records Distribution UK: Cargo staff favourites 2008

Drowned In Sound: Favourite Five: 5 Acts: favourite 5 Albums of 2008 (Part 1) / In Depth // Drowned In Sound

More from FACT: FactMagazine - 2008: A Year In Music and FactMagazine - 100 best: tracks of 2008

via Acclaimed Music Forum: The Fly EOY albums - UK based music monthly

US music webzine: The Glide 20: Our Top Albums of 2008 - Glide Magazine

The Top 11 Debut Albums Of 2008 : NPR Music

PopMatters lists:

The Best of Britain 2008 - PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2008 | PopMatters

The Best Electronic(a) Albums of 2008 - PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2008 | PopMatters

The Best Indie Pop of 2008 - PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2008 | PopMatters

The Best World Music of 2008 & PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2008 | PopMatters

The Quietus | Features | The Quietus Self-Indulgent Reissues, Comps & Mixes Of The Year List: 14 to one

World music: SoundRoots World Music & Global Culture: Top 10/20/25 Global Albums of 2008

US music webzine: Treble : The Top 50 Songs of 2008

Next: Later this week I will highlight some of the better 2008 lists from individual music bloggers.

# posted by DJ Martian 11:56 PM
  All About Jazz - John Kelman's Best of 2008

John Kelman's Best of 2008 - A Highly Recommended Read - John Kelman is an informed (jazz) music critic

Jazz New Releases

Reissues/Historical Releases



New Discoveries

# posted by DJ Martian 1:59 PM
  MIC Norway: by:Larm announces 55 new acts

MIC Norway: by:Larm announces 55 new acts

by:Larm, Scandinavia’s largest and most important music industry event/showcase festival, adds 55 vibrant and exciting acts to its roster.

Profiles updated @ by:Larm

These are the latest acts confirmed for by:Larm ’09:


The Alexandria Quartet




Choir Of Young Believers (DK)

Egil Olsen

El Caco

El Cuero

Fatboy (S)



Hanne Hukkelberg

Harrys Gym

Hellsongs (S)

Heroes & Zeros

Håkon Kornstad (solo)

I Was a Teenage Satan Worshiper (FIN)


Jarle Bernhoft

Jørg 1

Joel Alme (S)


Kim Andre Rysstad


Major Label (FIN)

Majors (DK)

Martin Hagfors

Mathias Eick Quartet

Mattias Tellez


Neverstore (S)

New Violators

Ost & Kjex

Our Broken Garden (DK)

Petter Carlsen

Pilgrimz (DK)

Pohlitz (solo)


Robert Post



Shuffle Service – Union Blues Band 2009


Stian Westerhus (solo)

Titiyo (S)

Tor Konstalij


Underwater Sleeping Society (FIN)

Valravn (DK)

Whitest Boy Alive

Xploding Plastix

Zanussi 5

Ólafur Arnalds (ICL)

In addition to the above mentioned acts, a further 13 were confirmed in early November:

From Sweden:

Frida Hyvönen

Jenny Wilson

Maia Hirasawa

First Aid Kit


Far och Son

From Denmark:


The Wong Boys

Heidi Mortenson



From Iceland:


Retro Stefson

# posted by DJ Martian 1:47 PM
  New Coloma Album: Love's Recurring Dream

New 2009 album from Coloma: DOTSHOP.SE - Coloma: Love's Recurring Dream

Italic (ITA083CD)
February 23rd, 2009

# posted by DJ Martian 1:32 PM
  Gigwise's Top 50 Albums Of 2008! - GIGWISE

Gigwise publish their best 2008 music list: Gigwise's Top 50 Albums Of 2008! - GIGWISE

update: summary list @ Acclaimed Music Forum: EOY-List GIGWISE

50. Mystery Jets – '21'
49. Ludacris - 'Theatre Of The Mind'
48. Fuck Buttons - 'Street Horrrsing'
47. These New Puritans - 'Beat Pyramid'
46. The Hold Steady - 'Stay Positive'
45. Mr Scruff - 'Ninja Tuna'
44. Lightspeed Champion - 'Falling Off The Lavender Bridge'
43. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – 'Angles'
42. Teenagers - 'Reality Check'
41. Glasvegas – 'Glasvegas'
40. Eugene McGuinness – 'Eugene McGuinness'
39. Nas – 'Untitled'
38. Kings Of Leon - 'Only By The Night'
37. Slipknot - 'All Hope is Gone'
36. Goldfrapp - 'Seventh Tree'
35. N.E.R.D. - 'Seeing Sounds'
34. Lykke Li - Youth Novels'
33. The Last Shadow Puppets - 'The Age of the Understatement'
32. Hot Chip - 'Made in the Dark'
31. The Dodos – 'Visitor'
30. Ladyhawke – 'Ladyhawke'
29. Oasis - 'Dig Out Your Soul'
28. Santogold – 'Santogold'
27. Gang Gang Dance - 'Saint Dymphna'
26. Bon Iver - 'For Emma, Forever Ago'
25. MIT – 'Coda'
24. Crystal Castles - 'Crystal Castles'
23. Fleet Foxes - 'Fleet Foxes'
22. Deerhunter - 'Microcastle'
21. Portishead – 'Third'
20. Laura Marling - 'Alas, I Cannot Swim'
19. The Raconteurs - 'The Consolers of the Lonely'
18. Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends'
17. Foals – 'Antidotes'
16. Late of the Pier - 'Fantasy Black Channel'
15. Spiritualized - 'Songs in A+E'
14. Bloc Party – 'Intimacy'
13. Roots Manuva - 'Slime and Reason'
12. Vampire Weekend - 'Vampire Weekend'
11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'Dig! Lazarus! Dig!'
10. Sebastian Tellier – 'Sexuality'
9. Mogwai - 'The Hawk Is Howling'
8. Metallica - 'Death Magnetic'
7. Friendly Fires - 'Friendly Fires'
6. Neon Neon - 'Stainless Style'
5. Kanye West - '808s and Heartbreak'
4. MGMT - 'Oracular Spectacular'
3. TV On The Radio - 'Dear Science'
2. Lil' Wayne - 'Tha Carter III'
1. Elbow - 'The Seldom Seen Kid'

# posted by DJ Martian 1:06 PM
  The 40 Best Albums of 2008 | Spin Magazine

Spin Magazine: The 40 Best Albums of 2008 | Spin Magazine Online

Update: [Summary provided @ SPIN's Top 40 Albums of 08 - Year-End List - Stereogum]

40 Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
39 Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
38 Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
37 Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
36 Lykke Li - Youth Novels
35 The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
34 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
33 El Guincho - Alegranza
32 The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
31 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
30 Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
29 Nas & DJ Green Lantern - The Nigger Tape
28 Metallica - Death Magnetic
27 The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed
26 R.E.M. - Accelerate
25 Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
24 Duffy - Rockferry
23 Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks
22 Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
21 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
20 Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
19 Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
18 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
17 The Roots - Rising Down
16 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
15 Beck - Modern Guilt
14 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
13 No Age - Nouns
12 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Pt. 1: 4th World War
11 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
10 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
09 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
08 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
07 Deerhunter - Microcastle
06 Santogold - Santogold
05 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
04 Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Common Life
03 Portishead - Third
02 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
01 TV On The Radio - Dear Science

# posted by DJ Martian 1:03 PM
  The Wire: Rewind 2008 Issue | January 2009

New issue of The Wire now on sale in the UK - Rewind 2008 it's a themed issue looking back on 2008 music.

On The Cover: The Wire’s review of the year’s best music, including our Top 50 Records of the Year. Plus Animal Collective's Invisible Jukebox, Emeralds, Peverelist, Voice Crack on film, Hugo Wilcken on Joy Division and more.

also: The Mire: Rewind 2008 Addendum: The Office Dissonance

# posted by DJ Martian 12:05 PM

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

  The Wire - 50 Albums of 2008

via ILM: ILM: Year-End Critics Polls 08

The Wire magazine - 50 Albums of 2008

50. Sao Paulo Underground - Long ass album title
49. Ellen Fullman and Monique Buzzarte - Fluctuations
48. Sic Alps - US EZ
47. Mark Stewart - Edit
46. Alva Noto - Unitxt
45. Peter Rehberg - Works for GV
44. Josephine Foster - This Coming Gladness
43. Murcof - Versailles Sessions
42. Vajra - Live
41. Dave Grubbs - An Optimist Notes the Dust
40. Jakob Ullmann - Voice, Books and Fire 3
39. Toumani Diabate - Mande Variations
38. Portishead - Third
37. Maryanne Amacher - Sound Characters 2
36. Emeralds - Solar Bridge
35. Vampire Weekend - s/t
34. Harvey Milk - Life...
33. Stereo Image - s/t
32. Christina Carter - Masque Femine
31. Malcolm Goldstein - A Sounding of Sources
30. Terry Riley - The Last Camel in Paris
29. Earth - The Bees Made Honey...
28. Scorces - I Turn Into You
27. Arther Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me
26. Tricky - Knowle West Boy
25. Robert Ashley - Concrete
24. Jandek - Glasgow Sunday 2005
23. Group Inerane - Guitars From Agadez
22. Hercules & Love Affair - s/t
21. Lukas Ligeti - Afrikan Machinery
20. Stephan Mathieu - Radioland
19. Bill Dixon - 17 Musicians...
18. Luomo - Convivial
17. Dusk + Blackdown - Margins Music
16. Autechre - Quaristice
15. Kasai Allstars - In the 7th Moon
14. Eric Chenaux - Sloppy Ground
13. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig thingy
12. Ryoji Ikeda - Test Pattern
11. Kevin Drumm - Imperial Distortion
10. Caretaker - Persstant Repetition
9. The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent
8. William S Burroughs - Real English Tea
7. Evangelista - Hello Voyager
6. Advisory Circle - Other Channels
5. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
4. John Butcher - Resonant Spaces
3. The Hospitals - Hairdryer Peace
2. Philip Jeck - Sand
1. The Bug - London Zoo


Avant Rock
Aufgehoben - Khora [Holy Mountain]
Burning Star Core - Challenger [Plastic/Hospital]
Birchville Cat Motel - Four Freckle Constellations [Conspiracy]
Black Mountain - In the Future [Jagjaguwar]
The Dead C - Secret Earth [Ba Da Bing]
Eat Skull - Sick To Death [Siltbreeze]
Fabulous Diamonds - Fabulous Diamonds [Siltbreeze]
Growing - All The Way [Social Registry]
Hair Police - Certainty Of Swarms [No Fun Productions]
The Hospitals - Hairdryer Peace [no label]
Hototogisu - Under the Rose [Blossoming Noise]
Religious Knives - Remains [No Fun Productions]
Scorces - I Turn Into You [Not Not Fun]
Alexander Tucker - Portal [ATP]
Valet - Naked Acid [Kranky]

Critical Beats
Louis Guillaume - Soulpoint [SD Records]
Joker & Rustie - Play Doe [Kapsize 12"]
King Midas Sound - Cool Out [Hyperdub 12"]
DJ Koze - I Want To Sleep [International Records Recordings 12"]
Martyn - Vancouver/Natural Selection [3024 12"]
Peverelist - Infinity Is Now/Junktion [Punch Drunk 12"]
Rustie - Zig Zag [Wireblock 12"]
Trim - Soulfood Vol. 3 [no label]
Scuba - Twitch (Jamie Vex'd Remix) [Hotflush 12"]
Shackleton - Death Is Not Final [Skull Disco 12"]
Shackleton - Soundboy's Suicide Note [Skull Disco 12"]
Skream - Skreamizm Vol. 4 [Tempa 2x12"]
Tobias - I Can't Fight The Feeling EP [Wagon Repair 12"]
Ricardo Villalobos - Vasco [Perlon 12"]
Ricardo Villalobos - Enfants [Si Es Drum 12"]

Benge - Twenty Systems 1968-1988 [Expanding]
Blevin Blectum - Gular Flutter [Aagoo]
Bochum Welt - ROB [Rephlex]
Byetone - Death Of A Typographer [Raster-Noton]
Lawrence English - Kiri No Oto [Touch]
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles [Warp]
Koen Holtkamp - Field Rituals [Type]
Machinefabriek - Dauw [Dekorder]
Matmos - Supreme Balloon [Matador]
Move D - Drøne [Modern Love]
Theo Parrish - Sound Sculptures Vol. 1 [Sound Signature]
Max Richter - 24 Postcards In Full Colour [Fat Cat]
Schlammpeitziger - Schingstelle Für Rauschabzug [Sonig]
snd - 4, 5, 6 [snd]
Tape - Luminarium [Hapna]

Les Amazones De Guinee - Wamato [Sterns]
Ammasu Akapoma Group - The Music Of Ammasu: Brong Ahasu, Ghana 1976 [Country & Eastern]
Balla Et Ses Balladins - The Syliphone Years [Sterns]
Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay - Pujo [Felmay]
Zerfu Demissie - Akotet [Terp]
Frank Denyer - Music For Shakuhachi [Another Timbre]
Group Inerane - Guitars From Agadez (Music of Niger) [Sublime Frequencies]
Kasai Allstars - In the 7th Moon... [Crammed]
Seant Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 - Many Things [Tot Ou Tard]
Melingo - Maldito Tango [Naïve]
Rail Band - Mansa [Sterns]
Sam Shalabi - Eid [Alien8]
Amadou Sodia - Ca Va Se Savoir [Sterns]
Terakaft - AKh Issudar [IRL]
Umalali - The Garifuni Women's Project [Cumbancha]

Clipse presents Re-Up Gang - Clipse Presents Re-Up Gang [Koch]
Cool Kids - Winterfresh [no label]
Peedi Crakk - Welcome to Crakk's House [no label]
Giggs - Walk In Da Park [SN1]
Charles Hamilton - It's Charles Hamilton [no label]
Alicia Keys - Teenage Love Affair [J-Records]
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III [Cash Money/Universal]
Madlib - Madvillany 2 [Madlib]
MIA featuring Jay-Z
Boyz (Remix) [no label]
9th Wonder & Buckshot - The Formula [Duck Down]
Proton - Read & Purple Mixtape Volume 1 [no label]
Guilty Simpson - Ode to the Ghetto [Stones Throw]
TI featuring Kanye West, Jay-Z & Lil Wayne - Swagga Like Us [Grand Hustle]
Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing [no label]
Yo! Majesty - Futuristically Speaking...Never Be Afraid [Domino]

Jazz & Improv
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Butcher/Muller/va der Schyff - Way Out Northwest [Drip Audio]
Charles/Grydeland/Wallumrød/Zach - Dans Les Arbres [ECM]
Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra - Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra [Thrill Jockey]
Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton - Phases Of The Night [Intakt]
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K-Space - Infinity [Ad Hoc]
Ingrid Laubrock - Sleepthief [Intakt]
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Deadbeat - Roots & Wire [Wagon Repair]
Culture - Culture & The Deejays At Joe Gibbs 1977-79 [17 North Parade]
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Pale Rider - Listen Keenly [Cassava Outernational]
Vibronics - UK Dub Story [Scoops]
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Screw - Bans Of The River [Shagrat 10"]
Billy Childish & The Musicians Of the British Empire Vs Halo Of Flies [Amphetamine Reptile 7"]
Elisa Ambrogio & Karl Bauer - Yankee Psychic Hygene [Spirit of Orr 7"]
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Lightning Strike Lightning - The Moon [L'Animaux Tryst 7"]
Zola Jesus - Poor Sons [Die Stasi 7"]
Anals - Commando Of Love [Sweet Rot 7"]

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An England Story: The Culture Of The MC In The UK 1984-2008 [Soul Jazz]
Art Of Field Recording Vol 1 [Dust To Digital]
Bollywood Steel Guitar [Sublime Frequencies]
Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels [Numero Group]
Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics 1977-1985 [Strut]
Discovered: A Collection Of Daft Punk Samples [Rapster]
Dreams Come True: Classic First Wave Electro 1982-1987 [Domino]
Dubstep Allstars Vol 6: Mixed By Appleblim [Tempa]
Fabric 39: Robert Hood [Fabric]
Give Me Love: Songs Of The Brokenhearted Bahgdad 1925-1929 [Honest Jon's]
Last Kind Words 1926-1953 [Mississippi]
Life Is A Problem [Mississippi]
Living Is Hard: West African Music In Britain 1927-1929 [Honest Jon's]
Love, Peace & Poetry: Chilean Psychedelic Music [Normal]
Mary Anne Hobbs Presents Evangeline [Planet Mu]
Messthetics Greatest Hiss: Classics Of UK Cassette Culture DIY 1979-1982 [Hyped to Death]
Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump [Strut]
Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound Of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-1979 [Soundway]
Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria [Soundway]
Oh, Run Into Me, But Don't Hurt Me: Female Blues Singers Rarities 1923-1930 [Sub Rosa]
Rough Trade Shops: Counter Culture 07 [Counter Culture]
Shadow Music Of Thailand [Sublime Frequencies]
Sleeping Bag Records: Greatest 12" Mixes [Sleeping Bag/Acrobat]
Sprigs of Time: 78s From the EMI Archive [Honest Jon's]
Steppa's Delight [Soul Jazz]
The Very Best Of Hugh Tracey [SWP]
Victrola Favorites: Artifacts From Bygone Days [Dust To Digital]
Wierd Compilation Vol 2: Analogue Electronic Music 2008 [Wierd]

23 Skidoo - Seven Songs [LTM]
808 State - Quadrastate [ZTT]
A Guy Called Gerald - Black Secret Technology [A Guy Called Gerald Music]
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 1985-1992 [R&S]
Arabian Prince - Innovative Life: The Anthology 1984-1989 [Stones Throw]
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie [Soul Jazz]
Kevin Ayers - Songs For Insane Times: Anthology 1969-1980 [Island]
Basic Channel - BCD2 [Basic Channel]
Jorge Ben - Jorge Ben (1969) [Dusty Groove]
The Blue Notes - The Ogun Collection [Ogun]
Anthony Braxton - Complete Arista Recordings [Mosaic]
Anne Briggs - Anne Briggs [Water]
Burzum - Anthology [Candlelight]
Ornette Coleman - The Croydon Concert [Free Factory]
Shirly & Dolly Collins - The Harvest Years [EMI]
Kid Creole - Going Places: The August Darnell Years 1974-1983 [Strut]
Dredd Foole - Kissing the Contemporary Bliss [Family Vineyard]
Fripp & Eno - No Pussyfooting [DGM/Panegyric]
Gas - Nah Und Fern [Kompakt]
Harry Pussy - You'll Never Play This Town Again: Live Etc. 1997 [Load]
Thomas Leer - Contradictions [Cherry Red]
Liquid Liquid - Slip In And Out Of Phenomenon [Domino]
Loop - Heaven's End [Reactor]
Ewan MacColl/Charles Parker/Peggy Seeger - Radio Ballads [Topic]
Chris McGregor Group - Very Urgent [Fledg'ling]
Model 500 - Classics [R&S]
Grachan Moncur III - Evolution [Blue Note]
Conlon Nancarrow - Studies For Player Piano [Other Minds]
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou - The Voudon Effect: Funk & Sata From Benin's Obscure Labels 1973-1975 [Analog Africa]
Mike Osbourne Trio - The Willisau Concert [Ogun]
Evan Parker - Conic Sections [Psi]
Bernard Parmegiani - L'Oeuvre Musicale [INA]
Washington Phillips - What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? [Mississippi]
Pole - 1 2 3 [~scape]
Ragga Twins - Ragga Twins Step Out [Soul Jazz]
Skullflower - IIIrd Gatekeeper [Crucial Blast]
Steinski - What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective [Illegal Art]
Sun Ra - Some Blues But Not The Kind That's Blue [Atavistic]
Sir Victor Uwaifo - Guitar Boy Superstar 1970-1976 [Soundway]
Yoshi Wada - Off The Wall/Lament For The Rise And Fall Of the Elephantine Crocodile [EM/Omega Point]
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue [Columbia Legacy]
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom/Old Rottenhat/Schleep [Domino]

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