In order to supplement my top-five on Part-Time Audiophile, here’s ten things that came close to pulling 2016 out of the fire.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith EARS (Western Vinyl) FLAC
Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie Salero (original soundtrack) (Erased Tapes) LP*
Sara Lov Some Kind of Champion (Splinter/self-releasd) LP
Loscil Monument Builders (Kranky) LP
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith/Suzanne Ciani FRKWYS 13/SUNERGY LP (FRKWYS/RVNG)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen Iris (Erased Tapes) FLAC
Steve Hauschildt Strands (Kranky) LP
Various (The Microcosm) Visionary Music of Continental Europe (Light In The Attic) 3xLP
Ocoeur Reversed (n5MD) LP
K. Leimer Re-enact (Palace of Lights) CD
Happiest of New Years to all and here’s to a peaceful and better 2017.
* Points off for being one of the most disappointing Erased Tapes pressings I’ve heard – ‘way too much surface noise and too many concentric ‘click’ segments.