Monday, January 11, 2021

End of year boredom list part II

Angelo Vicente Jr & Calineczka ‎– Life Is Nothing But A Sexually Transmitted Terminal Disease (Steep Gloss) - Download

The sounds of a nuclear reactor. Magnificent industrially-laden modular drone.

Ana Roxanne - Because of a Flower (Kranky) - Download

Beautiful ethereal ambient pop.

Anna von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly (Southern Lord) - Download

Pipe organ was the name of the game for 2020, but Anna von Hausswolff has been doing this for years now, right?

Gloriæ Dei Cantores conducted by Richard K. Pugsley - Stabat Mater: Choral Works by Arvo Pärt (Naxos) - Download

Ι always try to keep track of new Arvo Pärt interpretations. This choir has a less bombastic approach than Vox Clamantis and they represent a more subdued and perhaps more "tintinnabuli" take on the master's choral works.
Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke ‎– Her Revolution / His Rope (XL Recordings) - Download

As low-key and dub-influenced as it can get, hazy memories of something lost.
Chris Abrahams - Appearance (Room40)- Download

The Necks' pianist on a solo album of classically-influenced slow movements. Among the five best albums of last year.

Climax Denial - The Sorry Dream Of Being (Total Black) - Download

The aural equivalent of the limp cock of Atrax Morgue's ghost after a failed masturbation.

Cut A Lonely Figure - Rothko Horizons (Bloxham Tapes) - Download

Excellent concept by the head behind Blue Tapes, playing pipe organ to accompany famous painter landscapes, somewhere between Popol Vuh and church music.

Cut A Lonely Figure - Sugimoto Seascapes (Fractal Meat) - Download

The second installment of this project sees a combination of organ, harmonium and glockenspiel and the result is a vast expansive beautiful drone.

Thank You- Merciless Onlookers - Helen and Gavin - blue thirty-one (Blue Tapes) - Download

Third and last part is live electronics, harmonium and piano improvisations of a calming nature, with the other side of the tape being a psychedelic harmonium-driven Christmas jam by the mother of his girlfriend and her friend not much unlike Nico.

FUJI-TA - iki (Hallow Ground) - Download

Japanese guy playing a custom-built pipe organ without keyboards.

FUJI-TA - Komori (Boomkat) - Download

Incredible recording in a cave of Mount Fuji, where he plays his pipe organ accompanied by the sounds of bats.

Stuart Chalmers - The Heart Of Instinct (TQN-aut) - Download
Stuart Chalmers at this most new agey and percussive. Fear not, sounds like a modern Zamia Lehmanni having chewed tons of magnetic tape.

Ron Morelli - Betting On Death (Hospital Productions) - Download
Pure evil modular drone on the crash of stock markets.
Iker Ormazabal - The Oscillation (Cruel Nature) - Download

Menacing repetitive guitar drones. If Sunn O))) had ever decided to record a Black 2 this could have easily been the result.

Kali Malone - Studies For Organ (self-released) - Download

One of the best exponents of Swedish-based organ drones shares the rehearsal tapes for her magnificent 2019 The Sacrificial Code album.

Mats Erlandsson - Minnesmärke (Hallow Ground) - Download

Gimme gimme gimme a Swedish organ drone after midnight.

Miles Davis - The Lost Septet (Sleepy Night Records) - Download

1971 concert in Vienna featuring Keith Jarrett on electric piano, Gary Bartz on saxes, Michael Henderson, electric bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums with Don Alias and Mtume. Tracks from Bitches Brew, In A Silent Way and Jack Johnson in almost free jazz fashion.

Lustmord - Trinity (self-released) - Download

This album, which should have been part of Lustmord's canon, contains recordings made at the Los Alamos nuclear bombing site, and is as apocalyptic and dense as Lustmord can do. I suspect it's going to be much better than his forthcoming album containing vocals. Must hear.

Nimh + Rapoon - Post-Folk Lore Vol. 1 (Winter-Light) - Download

I've always liked Rapoon but for some reason I've only listened to very few albums. This one proves that I should have done more, as it is a mind-bending psychedelic mindfuck.

Rovellasca - Chiaroscuro (self-released) - Download

Deep drone void, and, oops, there is again a pipe organ!

Rovellasca - Delirium- Or Sonata (Crow Versus Crow) - Download

There must be something in the water of Gateshead that makes people make black hole drones; Lee Stokoe of Culver and Craig Johnson/Rovellasca/Invisible City Records have definitely drunk from this water.

Samuel Reinhard - Miniatures (Präsens Editionen)- Download

I can't really decide if the best thing here is the music - extremely quiet and heartbreaking piano ambient - or the intense tape hiss!

Several Wives - Veil on Veil - (Lost Tribe Sound) - Download

Deep cinematic ambient doom. Vibes of David Lynch, Bohren, Dirty Beaches creep in. (Check also Sulking Now here, again 2020)
Several Wives & Diurnal Burdens - Persuasion - Decline - (Invisible City) - Download

Heavy, throbbing concrete ambient drone.

Valentina Magaletti, Marlene Ribeiro - Due Matte (Commando Vanessa) - Download

Submerging percussion-centered psychedelic rituals on the theme of hysteria.

Werl3 - Werl3 (Midira) - Download

Continuation of Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis's ambient free jazz experiments, this time with drummer Tomas Järmyr. Check also early 2020's Invisible Cities II here.


  1. Thanks, amazing list! PS--the Morelli link is wrong, so is Burial/Four Tet/Thom...

  2. Thank you again. Another great list.


  3. Hi, the Kali Malone has a wrong link (--> Iker Ormazabal - The Oscillation .rar), thanx btw

  4. The links readers reported to be wrong are ok now. Mega keeps screwing my link copy-paste. More often than not, when I copy a new link, the browser "remembers" the previous one I had copied.

  5. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Thank you for this (both music and quick takes). Helpful and enlightening.