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Best of 2009!!!1
« on: November 18, 2009, 07:50:50 AM »
Isn't it time we started this one?   ;D

My picks, in no order, and with no details!  Ones with a  8) are my top ten.

Alva Noto—Xerrox, Vol. 2  8)
Papercuts—You Can Have What You Want  8)
Bvdub—We Were the Sun
Bibio—Vignetting the Compost
The Church—Untitled #23
Ducktails—Landscapes  8)
Atlas Sounds—Logos
Tor Lundvall—Sleeping and Hiding
Seas—s/t
Oneohtrix Point Never—Rifts  8)
Atom™—Leidgut
Pop Ambient 2009
Mokira—Persona  8)
Forrest Fang—Phantoms
Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21—No Traces  8)
Animal Collective—Merriweather Post Pavilion
Celer—Engaged Touches  8)
Belbury Poly—From an Ancient Star
Black Moth Super Rainbow—Eating Us
Mountains—Choral
Harold Budd & Clive Wright—Candylion
Tim Hecker—An Imaginary Country  8)
Lotus Plaza—The Floodlight Collective
Adam Pacione's 3" series  8)
Fabio Orsi & Seaworthy—Near and Faraway
Solo Andata—s/t  8)
Gregg Kowalsky—Tape Chants
Thomas Köner—La Barca
Jon Hassell—Last Night the Moon Came ...

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 07:08:47 PM »
Here are my picks, also in no particular order.  At the end of the year I may post a more detailed list on the low light mixes blog.

David Tagg - Wind Blown Guitar 8)
Forest Fang - Phantoms
Tu M' - Monochromes Vol. 1 8)
Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21 - no traces 8)
Yagya - rigning
Jon Hassell - Last Night The Moon Came.. 8).
Lawrence English - A Colour For Autumn 8)
Ambrose Field - Being Dufay
Alio Die & Aglaia - private history of the clouds
Hildur Gudnadottir - Iridescence
Chihei Hatakeyama - Saunter & August
Nils Petter Molvaer - hamada
Emeralds - Emeralds lp
Field Rotation - Licht und Schatten
Jonsi & Alex - Riceboy Sleeps
Elegi - Varde 8)

non-ambient...
Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard - Kerouac's Big Sur - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone
Volcano Choir - Unmap
Sufjan Stevens - The BQE
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels 8) 8)
Danielle Ate The Sandwich - Things People Do 8)
The Decemberists - Hazards Of Love
Daniel Lanois - Omni Series 8)

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 09:32:05 AM »
Steve Roach - Dynamic Stillness (ambient)
Yagya - Rigning (ambient techno/dub techno)
Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol.2 (ambient/experimental)
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Vertical Ascent (experimental)
Intrusion - The Seduction Of Silence (ambient techno/dub techno)
Robert Henke - Indigo_Transform (ambient)
Brock Van Wey - White Clouds Drift On And On (ambient/dub techno)
Ozric Tentacles - The YumYum Tree (space rock/progressive rock)

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 09:38:07 AM »
It's terribly reckless to settle on a "best of 2009" list when the new Viridian Sun album comes out so soon!

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 06:08:36 PM »
Isn't it a bit early for a best of thread when we're not even at Turkey Day? I'm not complainin' just askin.'  ???

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 06:12:59 AM »
Isn't it a bit early for a best of thread when we're not even at Turkey Day? I'm not complainin' just askin.'  ???

Only if we're talking about journalism.  This is simply for fun.  8)

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 07:35:45 AM »
well, if it's just for fun...
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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009, 02:07:43 AM »
Mike, judging from the "Fabrications" saga, how can the new Viridian Sun be in the running for best of 2009 when it will not be out until 2013???

My best (ambient) of 2009 so far:

Yagya-Rigning
Forrest Fang-Phantoms
Phobos-Darkness Within
Faryus/Bondarenko-8 Atmospheres
Herbst9-The Gods are Small Birds
Sleepy Town Manufacture/Unit 21-No Traces
Alio Die/Aglaia-Private History of the Clouds
Create-Words Just Get in the Way
Aqua Dorsa-Cloudlands
S.E.T.I.-Corona
Rainbow Serpent/Fanger & Schonwalder-Elektrik Cowboys
Moljebka Pvlse-Aningan

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2009, 06:06:27 PM »
Isn't it a bit early for a best of thread when we're not even at Turkey Day? I'm not complainin' just askin.'  ???
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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2009, 05:52:30 PM »
Mike, judging from the "Fabrications" saga, how can the new Viridian Sun be in the running for best of 2009 when it will not be out until 2013???


Here it is!



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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2009, 05:57:27 PM »
Yaay!
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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2009, 06:04:26 PM »
I just realized... that's the old cover!  Well, close enough for tonight I guess!
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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2009, 06:49:29 PM »
Yeah, clearly this one is not infinite, it has boundaries around the edges   :D
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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2009, 03:29:57 AM »
Top ten for 2009

Steve Roach : Dynamic Stillness
Steve Roach : Afterlight
Steve Roach : Destination Beyond
Forrest Fang : Phantoms
Yagya : Rigning
Sil Muir : Sil Muir
Darwin's Bitch : Ore
Alio Die / Aglaia : Private History of the Clouds
Celer : Engaged Touches
Earth : The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull

That said, I am still eager to obtain the new Viridian Sun before year's end....

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2009, 02:10:55 PM »
After listening to Brian's most recent Quiet Sounds podcast with his top ten, I feel like scrapping most of my list. I either didn't consider most of those albums, or had never heard of them.  Great selections Brian!

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2009, 09:33:22 AM »
I bought a new disc last night.  Austrian Death Machine "Double Brutal".  Funnest music I've heard since The Schlongs "Punk Side Story".
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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2009, 06:27:47 AM »
Forrest Fang - Phantoms
Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis
O Yuki Conjugate - OYC25
Dirk Serries - Microphonics I
Steve Roach - Dynamic stillness

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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2009, 09:15:07 AM »
I've moved this over from the Everything and Nothing section.
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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2009, 02:20:26 PM »
Hmmm...

Forrest Fang, Phantoms
Terra Ambient, Wanderlust
Runningonair, Out of Process
Steve Roach, Dynamic Stillness
Elisa Luu, Chromatic Sigh
Wes Willenbring, Somewhere Someone Else



First ones that come to mind....not nearly as eclectic as some of these lists!
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Re: Best of 2009!!!1
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2009, 06:49:53 PM »
My pick for the top 10 2009 albums :
01 • Atheus - Soundscapes & Drones
02 • Thomas Köner - La Barca
03 • Vladislav Delay - Tummaa
04 • Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Vertical Ascent
05 • Snd - Atavism
06 • Celer - Engaged Touches
07 • Variant - The Setting Sun
08 • Monolake - Silence
09 • Redshape - The Dance Paradox
10 • Brock Van Wey - White Clouds Drift On and On

Not very ambient related, but most of what I listened to in 2009 wasn't music released in 2009 per se. I didn't even had the chance to pick up any 2009 Hypnos release, but I intend to correct that in 2010.