Monday, January 18, 2010

2009 Favorites

An unexhaustive list of awesome works released in 2009. Records that, from S/A's viewpoint, have marked the past year.
Many others missed out, of course forgotten or not listened to (despite their potential relevance).
In strict alphabetical order, since each of them has caused gorgeous emotions and passionate involvement (in some cases, supported by optimum conditions for listening).
2009 will be remembered for the dawn of promising labels, the definitive achievement of some other ones, lots of hyperactive musicians whose inspiration seems never to run out, therefore, a year of good stuff for your ears.

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Your contribution will be highly appreciated.


AFG - Plains (Conundrom)

Andrea Parkins - Faulty (Broken Orbit) (Important Records)

Andy Graydon - Geomancy (mAtter)

Andy Graydon's Discography

Annette Krebs & Rhodri Davies - Kravis Rhonn Project (Another Timbre)

Rhodri Davies' Discography

Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (ECM)

Autistici - Complex Tone Test (Kesh)

Burkhard Beins / Axel Dörner / Robin Hayward / Annette Krebs / Andrea Neumann / Michael Renkel / Ignaz Schick - Phosphor II (Potlatch)

Celer - Breeze Of Roses (Dragon's Eye Recordings)

Review + Celer's Discography

Celer - Close Proximity And The Unhindered Care-All (Sentient Recognition Archive)

Christof Kurzmann & Burkhard Stangl - Neuschnee (Erstwhile)

Circulasione Totale Orchestra - Bandwidth (Rune Grammofon)

Domenico Sciajno & Kim Cascone - Hyaline (Bowindo)

Durán Vázquez - Home, Sweet Home (Crónica)

EARLabs 3 - Helix (Entr'acte)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Carlos Santos /Andrew Drury - Eterno Retorno (Creative Sources)

Erstlaub - Broadcasting On Ghosht Frequencies (Moving Furniture Records)

Franck Vigroux & Matthew Bourne - Call Me Madame (Good News From Wonderland) (D'autres Cordes)

Gino Robair & Birgit Ulher - Blips And Ifs (Rastascan)

Haptic - The Medium (FSS)

Haptic's Discography

i8u + Tomas Phillips - Ligne (Atak)

Review + Discographies

Jamie Drouin - A Three Month Warm Up (Dragon's Eye Recordings)

Jason Kahn & Asher - Planes (Mikroton Recordings)

Asher's Discography

Jason Kahn & Richard Francis - Untitled (Monochrome Vision)

Jasper Leyland - Sediments (mOAR)

Jean-Luc Guionnet - Non-Organic Bias (Herbal)

Jean-Luc Guionnet's Discography

Jean-Luc Guionnet / Eric La Casa / Philip Samartzis - Soleil D'artifice (Swarming)

Eric La Casa's Discography

Jim Haynes - Sever / Severed (Intransitive Recordings)

Joe Morris / Simon H Fell / Alex Ward - The Necessary And The Possible (Victo)

John Zorn - Femina (Tzadik)

Juan José Calarco - Dársena Interna (Mystery Sea)

Kassap / Lavant / Lopez / Médioni / Tchamitchian - Ascension, Tombeau De John Coltrane (RogueArt)

Ken Vandermark / Barry Guy / Mark Sanders - Fox Fire (Maya)

Kinetix - Absolute Grey (Koyuki)

Koyuki > Catalogue

Lawrence English - A Colour For Autumn (12k)

Review + Lawrence English's Discography

12k > Catalogue

Lee Patterson - Seven Vignettes (Shadazz)

Lee Patterson's Discography

Lionel Marchetti & Olivier Capparos - Equus (Grand Véhicule) (Pogus)

Lionel Marchetti's Discography

Lionel Marchetti & Yôko Higashi - Pétrole (Entr'acte)

Loris (Patrick Farmer / Sarah Hughes / Daniel Jones) - The Cat From Cat Hill (Another Timbre)

Lotte Anker / Craig Taborn / Gerald Cleaver - Floating Islands (ILK)

Lucas Niggli & Peter Conradin Zumthor - Profos (NotTwo)

Matt Shoemaker - The Sunken Plethora Consumes All (Mystery Sea)

My Cat Is An Alien - Mort Aux Vaches (Mort Aux Vaches)

Nokalypse - Wired & Mirrored (echOmusic)

Oceans Of Silver & Blood - Live At Cafe Oto (Confront Recordings)

Confront Recordings > Catalogue

Pinton / Kullhammar / Zetterberg / Nordeson - Chant (Clean Feed)

Polwechsel & John Tilbury - Field (hatOLOGY)

Porzellan - The Fourth Level Of Comprehension (hibernate)

Rhodri Davies / Michel Doneda / Louisa Martin / Phil Minton / Lee Patterson - Midhopestones (Another Timbre)

Lee Patterson's Discography
Phil Minton's Discography
Rhodri Davies' Discography

Richard Garet & Brendan Murray - Of Distance (Unframed)

Brendan Murray's Discography
Richard Garet's Discography

Robert Hampson - Vectors (Touch)

Robert Millis - 120 (Etude Records)

Seijiro Murayama & Soundworm - Space And Place (Ftarri)

Ftarri > Catalogue

Seth Nehil - Flock & Tumble (Sonoris)

Seth Nehil's Discography

Sonoris > Catalogue

Simon Scott - Navigare (Miasmah)

Snake Figures Arkestra - Cooks & Devils (Zarek)

Sophie Agnel - Capsizing Moments (Emanem)

Stephan Mathieu + Taylor Deupree - Transcriptions (Spekk)

Stephan Mathieu's Discography

Spekk > Catalogue

Sublamp - Breathletters (Dragon's Eye Recordings)

Tarab - Take All The Ships From The Harbour, And Sail Them Straight Into Hell (23five)

23five > Catalogue

The Beautiful Schizophonic - Erotikon (Crónica)

The Beautiful Schizophonic's Discography

Tom James Scott - School And Rivers (Bo'Weavil)

Tomasz Bednarczyk - Let's Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow (12k)

12k > Catalogue

TU M' - Monochromes Vol. 1 (Line)

Vandermark 5 - Annular Gift (NotTwo)

VV.AA. - Treader Duos (Treader)

Treader > Catalogue

Weightless - A Brush With Dignity (Clean Feed)

Yui Onodera & The Beautiful Schizophonic - Radiance (Basses Frequences)

Review + Discographies

Yves De Mey - Lichtung (Line)