Our albums of the year list
20th Dec 2016

So we’ve reached that time of the year when everyone’s trying to make some kind of sense of the past 12 months in music and picking out their favourite albums of the year. Doesn’t feel to us like it’s been the greatest of years for new music, but that could just be because we’ve been so swamped with relaunching the imprint and taking care of our own busy year of releases.  Anyway, we’ve picked out our own list of favourites – these were the albums that most moved, intrigued or inspired us through 2016 (listed in no particular order):

 

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – EARS (Western Vinyl)
Billy Bao – The Lagos Sessions (Night School)
Stian Westerhus – Amputation (House Of Mythology)
Mica Levi / Oliver Coates – Remain Calm (Slip)
Katie Gately – Color (TriAngle)
Elysia Crampton – Demon City (Break World)
Ssaliva – Mercury Coast (Not Not Fun)
Kassem Mosse – Disclosure (Honest Jon’s)
Tim Hecker – Love streams (4AD)
Ian William Craig – Centres (130701)
Second Woman – Second Woman (Spectrum Spools)
Lolina – Live In Paris (self-released)
Claire M Singer – Solas (Touch)
Laura Cannell – Simultaneous Flight Movement (Brawl)
Maxwell Sterling – Hollywood Medieval (Memory No.36)
Oval – Popp (Uovooo)
The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time (History Always Favours The Winners)
Carla Del Forno – You Know What It’s Like (Blackest Ever Black)