Reflections on 2010 : Stephan Mathieu, Rafael Anton Irisarri, :papercutz, and Jon Hopkins

Lists, lists, and more lists! Here are four more for you to swallow. Will these ever end? At least these are by our favorite artists!!! It’s always neat to know what they select…

Stephan Mathieu

2010 Rotations (alphabetical)

Akira Rabelais. Caduceus, CD on SamadhiSound, 2010
Anika. Anika, LP on Stones Throw, 2010
Bird By Snow. Antlers And The Sun And All The Things That Grow Old And Pass Away + Sky, 2x LP on Gnome Life, 2005 + 2006
Blackout Beach. Skin Of Evil, LP on Soft Abuse, 2009
Catherine Christer Hennix. The Electric Harpsichord, CD + Book on Die Schachtel, 2010
Celer. Poulaine + Capri, CDs on Students of Decay + Humming Conch, 2009
Emeralds. Allegory Of Allergies + Does It Look Like I’m Here?, 2x 2LP on Weird Forest + Editions Mego, 2009
Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Selbstportrait, LP on Sky, 1979
Henri Roger. Images…, LP on Pôle, 1975
I8U. 29 PALMS, CD on Dragon’s Eye Recordings, 2010
Jefre Cantu. Love is a Stream, LP + CD on Type, 2010
Mark Fell. Multistability, CD + 7″ on Raster-Noton, 2010
Mount Eerie. Wind’s Poem, 2LP on P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd., 2010
Oval. Ah + O, 2LP + 12″ on Thrill Jockey, 2010
Simon Scott. Silenne, CD on Slaapwel, 2010
Tashi Wada. Alignment, 12″ on Yik Yak, 2010

thanks and a safe trip to 2011

Rafael Anton Irisarri / The Sight Below

Records I’ve listened to a lot this year
(in no particular order):

Erik K. Skodvin – Flare
Marcus Fjellström – Schattenspieler
Pantha Du Prince – Black Noise
Loscil – Endless Falls
Brian McBride – The Effective Disconnect
Daníel Bjarnason – Processions
Max Richter – Infra
Grouper – Hold/Sick
Benoît Pioulard – Lasted (full disclosure: I mastered this record. I think it is brilliant regardless)
HTRK – Marry Me Tonight (it’s from 09, but I discovered it this year)

Best shows I saw:

Fennesz + Lillevan – Live at Benaroya Hall (Seattle, WA)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Live at The Moore Theater (Seattle, WA)
Lawrence English + Grouper + Andrea Belfi – Live at Arnolfini (Bristol, UK)
Pantha Du Prince – West Coast Tour (US + CA)
Tim Hecker + Lillevan – Live at Decibel Festival (Seattle, WA)
Carl Michael Von Hausswolff – Live at MUTEK (Montreal, CA)
Svarte Greiner – Live at Interferenze Festival (Bisaccia, IT)
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Live at The Triple Door (Seattle, WA)
Shackleton – Live at Interferenze Festival (Bisaccia, IT)
Matmos- Live at MUTEK (Montreal, CA)

:papercutz / Bruno Miguel
Zola Jesus – Stridulum II
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – The Snake
Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
Four Tet – There Is Love In You
Glasser – Ring
Iamwhoiami- b/o/u-1/u-2/n/t/y
Beach House – Teen Dream
The Knife – Tomorrow, In A Year
Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal
Richard Skelton – LandingsLoscil – Endless Falls
Brian Eno – Small Craft On a Milk Sea
Steve Reich – Double Sextet / 2×5
Clint Mansell – Black Swan (OST)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network (OST)
Jon hopkins – Monsters (OST)
Hans Zimmer – Inception (OST)

Jon Hopkins
1. luke abbott – holkham drones
2. nosaj thing – drift remixed
3. james holden – dj kicks
4. emeralds – does it look like i’m here
5. glasser – ring