Friday, December 25, 2009

Honored to be Listed

Every year, I wait for Maestro P.NG5361.B's "Top..." lists, as they represent an insane amount of music, film, concert, etc., consumption, digestion, discussion, analysis, etc. This year, I am honored by the multiple inclusions of my own work and some other B! releases, too:



As usual, please find here below my TOP 50 RECORDS of the year.

In the spirit of "our list culture" (even more enhanced by the marvelous Umberto Eco's THE VERTIGO OF LISTS
this will be followed by similar posts from friends' PLAYLISTS, as well as other "BEST OF 2009" lists of mine... ENJOY!

1. SUNN O))) “Monolith & Dimensions” (Southern Lord)
2. DAVID SYLVIAN “Manafon” (Samadhi)
3. BLOODYMINDED “Phases: 3” (Rococo)
4. CURRENT 93 “Aleph at the Hallucinatory Mountain” (Durtro)
5. LOCRIAN “Drenched Lands” LP + 3 “ (Bloodlust!) / LOCRIAN “Drenched Lands” CD (At War with False Noise)
6. NURSE WITH WOUND “Flawed Existence” (VINYL ON DEMAND)
7. VVAA. “Light: On the South Side” (Numero)
8. THROBBING GRISTLE “Third Mind Movements” (Industrial)
9. HAPTIC “The Medium” (FSS)
10. ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS “The Crying Light” (Rough Trade)

11. LOCRIAN “Rain of Ashes” (Basses Frequencies)
12. JOZEF VAN WISSEM “Ex Patris” (Important)
13. KHANATE “Clean Hands go Foul” (Daymare / Trust No One / Hydrahead)
14. MY CAT IS AN ALIEN & ENRICO ZEFFIRI “Through the magnifying glass of tomorrow” (Atavistic)
15. PRURIENT + WILT “Blood of the Lamb” (Bloodlust!)
16. LOU REED “Metal Machine’s Trio” (Topspin)
17. SUNN O))) “Grimmrobes Live 101008”” (Southern Lord)
18. THE 40TH DAY “Syria: 638 AD – The complete recording” (Bloodlust!)
19. JOZEF VAN WISSEM “It is all that is made” (Important)
20. JACK ROSE “The black dirt sessions” (Three lobed)

21. MY CAT IS AN ALIEN / PESTPELLER “Solar Anarchy / As Wolf” (A silent place)
22. OXBOW “Songs for the French” (Hydrahead)
23. LOTUS EATERS “Mind Control for Infants” (Taiga)
24. BILL ORCUTT “A new way to pay old debts” (Palilalia)
25. JAMES BLACKSHAW “The glass bead game” (Young God)
26. CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ”Crowd Pleaser” (Hand to Mouth)
27. BRUCE MCLURE “Vouchsafe..” (Olde English Spelling Bee)
28. TREMBLING BELLS “Carbeth” (Honest John’s)
29. MV+EE “Drone Trailer” (DiCristina)
30. KEVIN TOMKINS “Perfectly Flawed” (Between Silences)

31. BRUCE LAMONT / RIGHT EYE RITA / MARK SOLOTROFF “s/t” (Bloodlust!)
32. JACK ROSE “& the Black Twig Pickers” (Klang)
33. AETHENOR “Faking Gold & Murder” (VHF)
34. JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN “Cover” (Self Released)
35. BLOODYMINDED “Boston 2008” (Bloodlust!)
36. JOSHUA EMERY BLATCHLEY “VDSQ – SOLO ACOUSTIC VOLUME ONE” (Vin du Select Qualitee)
37. OM “God is Good” (Drag City)
38. FRANK FAIRFIELD “s/t” (Tompkins Square)
39. TONY ALLEN & JIMI TENOR “Inspiration Information “ (Strut)

40. ALELA DIANE “To Be Still” (Rough Trade)
41. DANIEL HIGGS “Banjo Hymnprovisasions” (Ideal)
42. HELENA ESPVALL & MASAKI BATOH “Overloaded Ark” (Drag City)
43. SKULLFLOWER “Pure Imperial Reform” (Turgid Animal)
44. WOLF EYES “Always Wrong” (Hospital)
45. M . MORLEY, MY CAT IS AN ALIEN, R.PONZINI, L. RANALDO “Live @ Sensational Fix” (Starlight Furniture)
46. MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO “Vertical Ascent” (Honest Joh’s)
47. HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE “s/t” (Honest Joh’s)
48. NIGHTMARES "S/T" (Bloodlust!)
49. MOUNTAINS “Choral” (Thrill Jockey)
50. OUR LOVE WILL DESTROY THE WORLD “Stillborn Plague Angels” (DEKORDER)