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Top 10 2011 #01: Charalambides – Exile (Kranky, 2011)

Wow, it has been a special year. We had a bunch of new releases out there and another great amount of great live¬†performances. As with everything there can only be … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Top 10 2011 #2: Amelia Cuni & Werner Durand – Already Awake In The Night (Ini.Itu, 2011)

There sometimes passes a record that you would call magic. This because it is has this special sound, something new. It might be a discovery or something you already knew … Continue reading

December 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Top 10 2011 #03: Cam Deas – Quadtych Volume One (Present Time Excercises, 2011)

I wrote about this album earlier this year, so I will just copy the review I wrote at that time in July. Volume One made it to the top 10, … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Top 10 2011 #4 Gregg Kowalsky – Battery Townsley (Senufo Editions, 2011)

For years I have been following the work of Gregg Kowalsky, first under his moniker Osso Bucco and later with his normal name. His break through must have been his … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Top 10 2011 #05: Richard Youngs – Long White Cloud (Grapefruit Records, 2011)

It has been a good year for me as Richard Youngs fan. The year started early with Atlas of Hearts, which was good. For a while my favorite album of … Continue reading

December 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Top 10 2011 #06: BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa – Big Shadow Montana (Helen Scarsdale Agency, 2011)

If 2011 has been one thing for music it is without any doubt the revival of the Koschmische musik. Acts like Emeralds, Oneohtrix Point Never, James Ferraro and many more … Continue reading

December 25, 2011 · 1 Comment

Top 10 2011 #07: Six Organs Of Admittance – Maria Kapel (Pavilion Records, 2011)

My friends know it has never been a secret, my love for Six Organs Of Admittance (or I could even say everything Ben Chasny has done), so when he came … Continue reading

December 24, 2011 · 2 Comments

Top 10 2011 #08: Simon Whetham – Prayers Unheard (Dragon’s Eye Recordings, 2011)

Simon Whetham¬†somehow appeared on my radar about two years ago. Since I have been trying to keep up with his work a bit. And I can say this is really … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Top 10 2011 #09: The Julie Mittens – Recorded 23|24072011 (Self-Released, 2011)

The Dutch boys are back. It has been quiet for 3 years around the trio, of Aart-Jan (guitar), Leo (drums) and Michel (bass), that we know best as The Julie … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Top 10 2011 #10: Nils Rostad – Ujamt (Tallerk Plater, 2011)

This year I had the pleasure of meeting the really nice musician Nils Rostad when he was passing by in Amsterdam together with his mate Sindre Bjerga to perform live … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · Leave a comment


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