Optic Echo Presents

Best Vinyl of 2013

By now, Mike Jedlicka’s Optic Echo Presents mix is an annual tradition. As the year wounds down to the end, so does the music that has graced our ears. For the third consecutive year, we are proud to share OEP Best Vinyl of 2013a curated selection of vinyl-only releases. This year’s final showcase features many of the shared favorites which will no doubt make it to HC’s Best of 2013 lists. We hope that you enjoy this final mix and we wish you a very Happy New year!


Rafael Anton Irisarri- The Unintentional Sea a3 (Room 40)
Boards of Canada- Tomorrow’s Harvest b3 (Warp)
F.S. Blumm & Nils Frahm- Music for Wobbling vs. Gravity b2 (Sonic Pieces)
Kreng- … and Then in the Morning 7” a2 (Sonic Pieces)
Grouper- The Man Who Died in His Boat b4 (Kranky)
Tim Hecker- Virgins d2 (Kranky)
Rosy Parlane- Willow 7” b1 (Touch)
Orla Wren- The Blizzard that Birthed Her 10” b2 (Fracture)
Loscil feat. Kelly Wise- Intervalo a2 (Frond)
Andy Kaufman- Andy Kaufman and His Grandmother a2 (Drag City Inc.)
Banabila / Scanner- Between Your Eyes and Mine 7” b1 (Tapu Records)
Pye Corner Audio- Conical Space a2 (Dekorder)
Jasper TX- An Index of Failure b1 (Handmade Birds)
The Seaman and the Tattered Sail- Light Folds b1 (Fracture)
The Stranger- Watching Dead Empires in Decay a5 (Modern Love)
Gabriel Saloman- Soldier’s Requiem b1 (Miasmah)
Helm- Silencer a2 (Pan)
Field Rotation- Fatalist: The Repetition of History a1 (Denovali)
The Humble Bee- Henrietta b1 (Other Ideas)
Geir Jenssen- Stromboli a1 (Touch)
Jared Smith- Fjall b1 (Own Records)
Mountains- Centralia a1 (Thrill Jockey)
The Boats- Nomenclature a5 (Other Ideas)
Greg Haines- Where We Were a1 (Denovali)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen Chamber Orchestra- Erased Tapes Collection V 7”s j1 (Erased Tapes)

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