Airlands – So Much To Keep (Self-released)
|ASC – Trans-Neptunian Objects (Auxiliary)|
ASC keeps putting out wonderful dark spacey ambient and I keep adding it to my top lists. He’s very prolific, so this was basically just the first one I listened to.
Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastien Plano – Everything (Soundtrack) (Erased Tapes)
A soundtrack to a game about literally everything. Somber and overwhelmingly lovely.
|Bicep – Bicep (Ninja Tune)|
Artificial Intelligence-style club music.
|Casey Dienel – Imitation of a Woman To Love (Paddle Your Own Canoe Society)|
Singer of White Hinterland’s solo debut, not so different from the WH stuff.
|Feed Me – Feed Me’s Existential Crisis (Mau5trap Recordings)|
Just a bunch of electro-house bangers
|David Fray – Chopin: Piano Works (Erato/Warner Classics)|
Gorgeously produced impeccably played versions of some of my favorite piano music.
|Goldfrapp – Silver Eye (Mute)|
You know, just another album of dark synthpop to poke my inner goth.
|GQ – E 14th (Jamla)|
Literate slightly political boom bap hip-hop produced by 9th Wonder.
|Grails – Chalice Hymnal (Temporary Residence)|
Wall of sound post-rock, very melodic and soundtrack-y.
|Jeremy Enigk – Ghosts (Lewis Hollow Records)|
Finally some Fire Theft-type output from the SDRE frontman
|Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights (Matador)|
Julien bleeds her heart out onto an album and offers it up to you, teary-eyed and hopeless. Plus strings. Jeff Buckley vibes.
|Matthäus – Effigy (Ears And Eyes) |
Pretty electronic-tinged chamber pop is basically my cryptonite.
|Partner – In Search Of Lost Time (You’ve Changed Records)|
The best wryly funny Canadian queer indie rock album of 1994 except, you know, came out this year.
|Peter Bradley Adams – A Face Like Mine (Self-Released)|
One of like three guy-with-guitar artists that pretty much shortcut to my feels.
|Rainer Maria – Rainer Maria (Polyvinyl)|
The best indie grungey shoegaze album of 1992, except, you know… came out this year. A welcome return.
|Starsailor – All This Life (Cooking Vinyl)|
Another welcome return
|Stumbleine – Static Bloom (Self-Released)|
Slightly Burial-y atmospheric house.
|SW. – The Album (Sued / Apollo)|
|Úlfur Eldjárn – The Aristokrasia Project |
(One of the members of the Apparat Organ Quartet which is exactly as weird as it sounds)
|Waaktaar & Zoe – World of Trouble (Drabant Music) – The main dude from a-ha and the daughter of Jimmy Gnecco from Ours make lovely pop together)|
|Singles, EPs and such|
|Sasha – Scene Delete Remixes 3 (Late Night Tales)|
Plaid remixes can do no wrong in my book, even if I’ve always found Sasha to be boring.
|SubtractiveLAD – Ritual (n5MD)|
|SUMS – SUMS (Berlin Atonal)|
Side project of Barry from Mogwai and Kangding Ray
|Lamb – Illumina (Self-Released)|
Always look forward to more from this duo.
|Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence EP (Nothing)|