My Picks 2015

But of course we had to wait for the new year to actually begin choosing our favourites of 2015, we’re taking this seriously! So, I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are willing to go through yet another rundown for a year that’s already over. Surprisingly, my top 2 hasn’t change over the course of the year, and while my playlists for favourite tracks is longer than ever, the album list is comparably short this year. But let’s get to it, shall we?

IMG_0673Albums:
01. Lifted – 1 (PAN)
02. John T. Gast – Excerpts (Planet Mu)
03. Hunee – Hunch Music (Rush Hour)
04. The Internet – Ego Death (Odd Future)
05. Best Available Technology – Excavated Tapes 1992-1999 Vol. 2 (Astro:Dynamics)
06. Helena Hauff – Discreet Desires (Werkdiscs)
07. Helm – Olympic Mess (PAN)
08. Floating Points – Elaenia (Pluto)
09. Laurel Halo – In Situ (Honest Jon’s)
10. Mocky – Key Change (Heavy Sheet)
Compilation:
VA – Musik for Autobahns 2 (Rush Hour)
Reissue:
Doug Hream Blunt – My name is Doug Hream Blunt (Luaka Bop)
Rodinia – Rodinia (Now-Again)
EPs:
1. Henry Wu – Negotiate (Ho_Tep)
2. Thundercat – The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam (Brainfeeder)
3. Kelela – Hallucinogen (Warp)
Tracks:
01. Hunee – The World
02. Leon Vynehall – Midnight on Rainbow Road
03. Micachu & The Shapes – Oh Boy
04. NxWorries – Suede
05. Model 500 – Encounter
06. Pender Street Steppers – The Glass City
07. Thundercat – Them Changes
08. The Internet – Girl
09. Kelpe – Chirpsichord
10. Beat Spacek – Compact n Sleep
Label:
PAN (wait… again?)
Radio Show:
Hessle Audio w/ Ben UFO + Gerd Janson

Don’t forget, you can also listen to 365 favourite tracks for 2015 or our favourite albums of 2015 on Spotify. Enjoy!

Harmonia – Complete Works

Harmonia - Complete Works

News about a Harmonia box-set spread soon after the passing of Dieter Moebius. The short-lived German band, has often been called a “krautrock supergroup”, with it’s members borrowed from Cluster (Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and Neu! (Michael Rother), and admirers from the ranks of Brian Eno and David Bowie. The box-set consisting of 5 LPs, one of them unreleased, is now available from Grönland Records, the same label that put out the Neu! Vinyl Box years ago.Harmonia – Musik von Harmonia
Harmonia – Deluxe
Harmonia -Live 1974
Harmonia & Eno ’76 – Tracks And Traces
Harmonia – Documents 1975

Apart from the music, the box-set contains a 36-page booklet, poster and download codes. You can buy it directly from the Grönland store, Amazon (UK / US), or HHV. However, unless you’re a huge fan or collector with the necessary budget, I recommend seeking out the individual records on record fairs or online.

Wandl – Rap Remixes Vol. 1

The latest addition to Affine Records‘ impressive roster has been a young man going by the name of Wandl. You might already be familiar with his digital release on the label, or the remix for Okmalumkoolkat. A couple of days ago, he put out a bunch of unofficial remixes of rappers such as Danny Brown, Slum Village, Percee P, or Frank-N-Dank.

Get those 14 tracks from his Bandcamp while they’re still available!