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Dave Michuda

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2011 electronic/ambient favorites
« on: December 14, 2011, 07:27:44 PM »
I started a topic in Everything & Nothing for year-end lists of favorite "normal" music.  Adn this is the companion topic for year-end electronic/ambient lists.

What music did you love this year?  There was so much music it gets difficult to keep track of everything.  I know I probably forgot some notables but here's my top 20 list(in alphabetical order)...

1. A Winged Victory for the Sullen - s/t [Kranky}
2. A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible [hypnos]
3. Aglaia - Nights in Nubiland [hic sunt leones]
4. Balam Acab - Wander Wonder [Tri Angle]
5. Chris Watson - El Tren Fantasma [touch]
6. David Tagg - I am the Wolf [second sun recordings]
7. Dustin O'Halloran - Lumiere [fatcat]
8. Grouper - aia - alien observer & dream loss [yellowelectric]
9. Holy Other - With U ep [Tri Angle]
10. Koss, Henriksson & Mullaert - The Mollan Sessions [mule]
11. Kyle Bobby Dunn - Ways of Meaning [desire path recordings]
12. Maps & Diagrams - Lights Will Call On You [Nomadic Kids Republic]
13. Maps & Diagrams - Get Lost [time released sound]
14. Maps & Diagrams - The Town Beneath The Sea [Nomadic Kids Republic]
15. Maps & Diagrams - The Voices of Time [handstitched]
16. Marconi Union - Beautifully Falling Apart (Ambient Transmissions Vol. 1) [just music]
17. Nils Frahm - Felt [erased tapes]
18. Sonmi451 - Star Atlas [time released sound]
19. Steve Reich - WTC 9-11, Mallet Quartet, Dance Patterns [Nonesuch]
20. Willamette - Echo Park [infraction, 2011]

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Re: 2011 electronic/ambient favorites
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 01:59:34 PM »
Some of my favorites this year, in no particular order:

Ishq-Skyspaces (Virtual)
Ishq-Lotus (Virtual)
Chandanam-Whispers of the Silent Colors (Virtual)
Sinepearl-Dance of Affinity (Virtual)
Open System-Sanyasin (Virtual)
Purl-Deep Ground (Silent Season)
Atheus-Compile (Silent Season)
Federsen-Echo Relics (Silent Season)
ASC-The Light that Burns Twice as Bright (Silent Season)
Patrick O'Hearn-Transitions (self-released)
A Produce/Loren Nerell-Intangible (Hypnos)
Aglaia-Nights in Nubiland (Hic Sunt Leones)
Igneous Flame-Lyra (LuminaSounds)
Mazmoneth-Music by Mirrors (DiN)
Steve Hauschildt-Tragedy & Geometry (Kranky)


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Re: 2011 electronic/ambient favorites
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 06:55:11 PM »
Forgot to list a couple favorites this year:

Psychomanteum-"Oneironaut" (Cyclic Law)
Tycho-"Dive" (great driving, melodic electronica)