Staff Picks of 2013

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*in no particular order*

Alessandro Cortini – Forse 1/2 (Important Records)
The Asphodells – Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust (Rotters Golf Club)
Demdike Stare – Test Pressing 003 (Modern Love)
Secret Boyfriend – This is Always Where You’ve Lived (Blackest Ever Black)
AnD – Reinforcement G (Black Ideal Comp) / Not A Sheep (Inner 005 EP)
Rachel Zeffira – The Deserters (RAF)
Special Request – Soul Music (Houndstooth)
DVA Damas – Nightshade (Downwards)
Mika Vainio – Kilo (Blast First Petite)
Red Riding OST (Blackest Ever Black)
These Hidden Hands – S/T LP (Hidden Hundred)
Bleaching Agent – Stride For Stride CS (Opal Tapes)
Jon Brooks – Shapwick (Clay Pipe Music)

reissues
*in no particular order*

T.R.A.S.E. – Tape Recorder and Synthesizer Ensemble (Finders Keepers)
Patrick Cowley – School Daze (Dark Entries)
The Sound of Belgium Box Set (La Musique Fait La Force)
Joe Meek –  I Hear a New World (Trunk Records)
Charles Cohen – The Middle Distance / Group Motion / Music For Dance and Theater (Morphine Records)
Louis De Meester – De Meester Alpha Recordings (Dead Cert)
Vangelis – Blade Runner (Audio Fidelity)
Blitz – Second Empire Justice (Desire)
Cleaners From Venus – Box Set 2 (Captured Tracks)
Boards of Canada

 

Mahssa

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Louis De Meester – De Meester Alpha Recordings (Dead Cert)
V/A – The Black Ideal (Unknown Precept)
NeoTantrik and Suzanna Ciani LIVE
Ascetic House – All Tapes, Zines, Live (Marshstepper, Destruction Unit, Body Of Light)
Pye Corner Audio – Superstitious Century 12″ (Boomkat Editions)
T.R.A.S.E. – Tape Recorder and Synthesizer Ensemble (Finders Keepers)
Charles Cohen – The Middle Distance (morphine)
Silent Servant LIVE
The Asphodells – Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust (Rotters Golf Club)
Conrad and Sohn (Bureau B)
Igor Wakhevitch – Docteur Faust (Fauni Gena)
Demdike Stare – Test Pressing #003 & LIVE @ Nuit Noire IV
Emerald Web – Stargate Tapes (Finders Keepers)
Shifted – Under A Single Banner (Bed of Nails)
Tropic Of Cancer – Restless Idylls (Blackest Ever Black)
Sandra Plays Electronics LIVE @ Nuit Noire V
Mika Vainio – Kilo (Blast First Petite)
Joe Meek – I Hear A New World (Poppy Disc)

 

Amanda Siegel – Best of 2013

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Alberich – Machine Gun Nest: The Cassette Works Vol. 0 LP (Hospital Productions)
Destruction Unit – Deep Trip LP (Sacred Bones)
Akitsa / Ash Pool – Ripped From Death, Forced To Live, And Die Again LP (Tour de Garde & Hospital Productions)
Steve Moore – Positronic Neural Pathways CS (VCO Recordings)
Charles Manier – S/T 2xLP (Nation)
Shapednoise – Until Human Voices Wake Us LP (Opal Tapes)
Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand – Cosmic Trigger LP (WKN)
Various Artists – The Alliance CS (Nostilevo)
Gas Rag – Human Rights EP (Beach Impediment)
Bleaching Agent – Stride For Stride CS (Opal Tapes)

Reissues

Earthling – Dance Reissue LP (Light Sounds Dark)
Conrad Schnitzler – Gold Reissue LP (Bureau B)
Sensations’ Fix – Fragments of Light Reissue LP (Superior Viaduct)

 

Ed

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5 Tapes 2013 in no particular order.

Karen Gwyer – Kiki The Wormhole (Opal Tapes)
Silent Servant & Regis – Silent Servant & Regis Tape (Mount Analog MA002)
Mace – The Metamorphosis Through Dreams (Futher Records)
Torn Hawk – Fist (Beer On The Rug)
Helm – Orange Tanks (Where To Now?)

10 LPs 2013 in no particular order

TM404 – S/T LP (Kontra Musik)
Max Loderbauer – Transparenz (Non Standard Productions)
Holden – The Inheritors (Border Community)
The Stranger – Watching Dead Empires In Decay – Modern Love
Shifted – Under A Single Banner (Bed Of Nails)
Empryset – Recur (Raster-Noton)
Kerridge – A Fallen Empire (Downwards
Donato Dozzy – Plays Bee Mask (Spectrum Spools)
Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp)
Felix K – Flowers Of Destruction (Hidden Hawaii)

5 singles / EPs

Abdulla Rashim – Semien Terara (AAR04)
James Ruskin – Jealous God 02
Jamal Moulay – Radio Telepathy (Pro-Tez Records)
Terekke – YYYYYYYYYY (L.I.E.S)
V/A – The Black Ideal (Unknown Precept) 2×12″

Frank

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Demdike Stare -Testpresseing #004 (Modern Love)
Prurient/The Rita – Women Pissing (Fusty Cunt)
Nitemoves – Themes (Moodgadget)
Torso – Archive I (Total Black, Electric Voice Records)
Alberich – Machine Gun Nest: Cassette Works, Vol. 0 (Hospital Productions)
Silent Servant – Performance (Sections 1-6) (Mount Analog)
Delroy Edwards – Untitled EP (L.A. Club Resource)
Bernard Parmegiani – De Natura Sonorum (Recollection GRM)
Cut Hands -Madwoman (Downwards)
After Dark 2  (Italians Do It Better)

Sarah

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I think I spent most of 2013 behind a bar listening to some amazing DJs  which left me a lot less time to sift through all the great stuff that came out this year but here’s some of my favorites in no particular order.

Flying Bodies 12″ (Gooiland Elektro)
Cute Heels 12″ (Gooiland Elektro)
V/A Club Funny Horse (Gooiland Elektro)

Gooiland Elektro seem to be always reading my mind, pretty much everything Martijn puts out is my new favorite thing. I had to include the Club Funny Horse comp even though I haven’t gotten my copy yet because my fishnet ass fully endorses it.

Gesaffelstein Pursuit 12″ (The Vinyl Factory)

So loved this track like a million times on the dance floor.

Inhalt – Occupations EP (Dark Entries)

Great dudes who made another great record as well as being some of my favorite DJs of the year

Die Selektion – Gottes Wille 7″ (aufnahme + wiedergabe)

Thanks to Caesar for hand delivering this one. Just love this band so much!!

Lebanon Hanover – Tomb for Two CS (Living Tapes)

Also one of my favorite shows of last year

Youth Code S/T LP (Dais)

These guys deserve ALL the love for how much hard work they put into this album. Anyone who hasn’t seen them live yet should do themselves a favor and catch them when they go on tour again.

DBC Pris LP (Dais)

Love the title track so much, also one of my favorite shows of 2013.

High Functioning Flesh S/T CS (self released)

Pretty sure we wore out our store copy in a few days. They also make the list for being great road trip buddies in 2013

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