Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Rewind

"I’ve always had this desire to destroy things that already existed. Nothing pre-existing ever managed to touch me…and it’s the same when I’m creating songs. I like to destroy the relationship between arrangement and improvisation. Anything I can break, I will." – Keiji Haino

Best of 2010

30. Celer - Dwell in Possibility (Blackest Rainbow)

29. T.R. Mahalingam - Mali: Essential Recordings of Carnatic Bamboo Flute, 1969-70 (EM)

28. Yellow Swans - Going Places/Being There (Type)

27. Luc Ferrari - Ephemeres I & II (Alga Marghen)

26. Barn Owl & the Infinite Strings Ensemble - Headlands (Important)

25. Robert Ashley - Atalanta (Acts of God) Volume II (Lovely Music)

24. Anton Bruhin - Deux Pipes (Alga Marghen)

23. Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Air Supply (Erstwhile)

22. Dolphins Into the Future - Ke Ala Ke Kua (Kraak)

21. Padang Food Tigers - Born Music (Blackest Rainbow)

20. Cindytalk - The Poetry of Decay (Editions Mego)

19. Bill Orcutt - Way Down South (Palilalia)

18. Ignatz - Mort Aux Vaches (Mort Aux Vaches)

17. The Books - The Way Out (Temporary Residence)

16. The Savage Young Taterbug - Syrupy Evenings (Night People)

15. Rene Hell/Three Legged Race - Violin Petal (Auden)/Whipped Secrets (Arbor)

14. Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase - Seashard (self-released)

13. Rafael Toral - Space Elements Vol. II (Taiga)

12. Food - Quiet Inlet (ECM)

11. Dead C - Patience (Ba Da Bing!)

10. VVAQRT - Than On Eother And You Have 0 Answers (Hot Releases)

9. Geoff Mullen - Bongo Closet (Type)

8. Derek Rogers - Aluminum Mirrors (Pizza Night)

7. Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides - All Cows are Sacred (House of Alchemy)

6. Kim Doo Soo - Evening River (Blackest Rainbow)

5. Chubby Wolf - Ornitheology (Digitalis)

4. X.0.4. - Exile (Open Mouth)

3. Keith Fullerton Whitman - Generator (Root Strata)

2. Direct Current - Live Qbico Unite XIII (Qbico)

1. Pan Sonic & Keiji Haino - In the Studio (Blast First Petite)


  1. Whoa...I totally forgot to include the Golden Retriever self titled album, released on Root Strata. That would have surely been in my top 10.

  2. So many things I didn't get around to hearing, and I still heard a lot.