Optic Echo Presents

Best Vinyl of 2017

I’ve been praising Mike Jedlicka‘s end of year selection for nearly six years now, when, with a slight hand of a magician and a skilled curator, he presents his favorite vinyl-only mix. The tracklisting alone shows Jedlicka’s vast knowledge in today’s moving genres, and greatly summarize some of my own thoughts on the music in 2017. It’s a somber year-end – not in a bad way, but more in an acceptance of how things truly are. Because they are the only way that they can be right now.

And now it’s like this…


Forest Swords- Compassion b3
Ezekiel Honig- A Passage of Concrete a2
Bing & Ruth- No Home of the Mind a3
Julianna Barwick & Rafael Anton Irisarri- Thesis 10 a2
High Plains- s/t a5
Marcus Fischer- Loss a2
Peter Broderick- All Together Again c4
Mahatma X- A Mobtown Suite vol 1 a2
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement- Ambient Black Magic b1
BJNilsen- Massif Trophies a1
Max Richter- Three Worlds a2
Ryuichi Sakamoto- Async b4
Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri- La Espera 10” a2
Lali Puna- Two Windows b4
Otto A Totland- The Lost a4
Andrew Weathers Ensemble- Build a Mountain Where Our Bodies Fall b4
36- Tomorrow’s Explorers a1
Good Weather fa Airstrike Little Steps a5
Anna Rose Carter & Dag Rosenqvist- Thesis 05 b2
Tape Loop Orchestra- Illuminating Emissions b1
VA (Carl Michael Von Hausswolff)- Medium: Paranormal Field Recordings and Compositions, 1901-2017 a7
Secret Pyramid- Two Shadows Collide b3
Gas- Narkopop b3
Bonobo- Migration d1
Bibio- Phantom Brickworks d3

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