Wednesday, January 6, 2021

confusion over velvety indubitable diabolism : best music in the year of our lord twenty twenty

:: sound’s that helped me get hear ::

Jim O’Rourke Shutting Down Here (Portraits GRM)
Jim O’Rourke Steamroom #47-51 (Bandcamp)
Brunhild Ferrari and Jim O'Rourke Le Piano Englouti (Black Truffle)
Kassel Jaeger and Jim O’Rourke in cobalt aura sleeps (Editions Mego)
Kassel Jaeger Swamps/Things (Shelter Press)
Kassel Jaeger Meith (Black Truffle)
Tatsuhisa Yamamoto Ashioto (Black Truffle)
Bellows Undercurrent (Black Truffle)
Alvin Lucier Works for the Ever Present Orchestra (Black Truffle)
Judith Hamann Peaks (Black Truffle)
Judith Hamann Shaking Studies (Blank Forms)
Judith Hamann Music for Cello and Humming (Blank Forms)
Catherine Christer Hennix Unbegrenzt LP (Blank Forms)
Vladislav Delay Rakka (Cosmo Rhythmatic)
Colin Stetson Color Out of Space (Milan)
Black Unity Trio Al-Fatihah (Salaam Records)
Nate Wooley Seven Storey Mountain VI (Pryoclastic Records)
Space Afirka hybtwibt? Bandcamp
zeroh BLQLYTE (Leaving Records)
Thomas Koner Motus (Mille Plateaux)
Florian TM Zeisig Coatcheck (enmossed)
Henning Christiansen Peter der Grosse / Gudbrandsdal (Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi)
Dean Roberts Not Fire (Erstwhile Records)
Toshiya Tsunoda and Taku Unami Wovenland 2 (Erstwhile Records)
Sarah Davachi Cantus, Descant (Late Music)
Roland Kayn Electronic Symphony I-III Bandcamp
Roland Kayn A Pan-Air Music Bandcamp
Roland Kayn November Music Bandcamp
Roland Kayn Sound-Hydra Bandcamp
Roland Kayn Made in the NL after the Sixties and Beyond Bandcamp
Roland Kayn Music for the Isle of Man Bandcamp
Roland Kayn Requiem pour Patrice Lumumba Bandcamp
Roland Kayn The Man and the Biosphere Bandcamp
Keith Fullerton Whitman Resonators (1) (Alpha State)
Mary Lattimore Silver Ladders (Ghostly International)
Komare The Sense of Hearing (Penultimate Press)
Ai Aso The Faintest Hint (Ideologic Organ)
Eyvind Kang Ajaeng Ajaeng (Ideologic Organ)
Phurpa Hymns of Gyer (Ideologic Organ)
Golem Mecanique Nona, Decima et Morta (Ideologic Organ)
Duma Duma (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
Nazar Guerilla (Hyperdub)
Echium Disruptions of Form (sferic)
Jake Muir the hum of your veiled voice (sferic)
Romeo Poirier Hotel Nota (sferic)
FUJI||||||||||TA Komori (Boomkat Editions)
FUJI||||||||||TA iki (Hallow Ground)
Autechre – Sign (Warp)
Autechre – Plus (Warp)
William Basinski Lamentations (Temporary Residence)
Charles Curtis Performances and Recordings (Saltern)
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia Records)
Bill Callahan Gold Record (Drag City)
Phoebe Bridgers Punisher (Dead Oceans)
King Crimson The Complete 1969 Recordings (Burning Shed)
John Lennon Gimme Some Truth (Capitol)
Aki Onda Nam June's Spirit Was Speaking to Me (Recital)

:: books ::

Peter Schwenger Asemic  The Art of Writing (University of Minnesota Press)
Paul Celan Microliths (Contra Mundum Press)
Paul Celan Memory Rose Into Threshold Speech (Farrar Strauss Giroux)
Sid Smith In the Court of King Crimson (Panegyric)
Éliane Radigue Intermediary Spaces (Les Presses du Reel)
Maryanne Amacher Selected Writings and Interviews (Blank Forms Editions)
Robert Storr Philip Guston A Life Spent Painting (Laurence King Publishing)

(Part 9 in a series of contemporary artist's best of lists for 2020) 

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