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Cherrypicking [2008-01-01]

Musically 2007 has been an excellent year. I found it no problem to find many excellent albums, and as usual the worldwide 'back catalogue' has been keeping me busy and still full of surprises and many real gems which I'm technically not allowed to list here. I'm sure this goes for much appreciated contributors Erwin and Roger as well, given their lengthy list. Thank you and all the best for 2008, which also goes for the people reading our modest little webzine, made out of a mad love for music and not business, and therefore sometimes a bit slow. My apologies for that, but I guess that's the price to pay for no ads.Musically 2007 has been an excellent year. I found it no problem to find many excellent albums, and as usual the worldwide 'back catalogue' has been keeping me busy and still full of surprises and many real gems which I'm technically not allowed to list here. I'm sure this goes for much appreciated contributors Erwin and Roger as well, given their lengthy list. Thank you and all the best for 2008, which also goes for the people reading our modest little webzine, made out of a mad love for music and not business, and therefore sometimes a bit slow. My apologies for that, but I guess that's the price to pay for no ads.

Erwin Michelfelder
Albums
  • the Vulture Club - Live Young, Die Fast & Leave an Exquisite Corpse
  • Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
  • the Bummer Road - Deep Space Circuit (12 CDR Version)
  • Charalambides - Strangle the Wretched Heavens
  • Pissed Jeans - Hope For Men
  • Opitope - Hau
  • Beta Cloud - Nephology
  • Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall
  • Bill Callahan - Woke On A Whaleheart
  • Vic Chesnutt - North Star Deserter
  • Deerhunter - Cryptograms
  • High Tension Wires - the Midnight Cashier
  • X - Live in Los Angeles
  • Radiohead - In Rainbows
  • Cherry Blossoms - s/t LP
  • Dry Heave - the Early Years
  • Mekons - Natural
  • Wooden Shjips - s/t
  • Blues Control - s/t
  • Angels of Light - We Are Him
  • Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond

Reissues
  • Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
  • Joy Division - Closer
  • Nurse With Wound - An Awkward Pause
  • Nurse With Wound - Homotopy for Marie
  • Valet - Blood is Clean
  • the Pop Group - Y
  • Saints - the Greatest Cowboy Movie Never Made
  • D.O.A. - Bloodied But Unbowed

New Discoveries
  • the Liquor Giants
  • Harvey Milk
  • Brother JT (Brother JT3, Vibrolux)
  • the Utech label
  • Double Leopards
  • John Coltrane (Ascension era)

Movies
There's a bunch of films that I'd really like to see, but haven't gotten around to yet. Two of those are Cronenbergs' Eastern Promises and Ethan and Joel Coen's No Country for Old Men

Some funny ones that I have seen
  • Knocked Up
  • Superbad
  • the Simpsons Movie

Best Book I've read this year
The Road - Cormac McCarthy

Roger Batty
2007 has been a year full of astounding, great & consistent albums, so much so I’ve found it hellishlydifficult to narrow it down to the list bellow. Really there’s another 20 plus albums that could have mademy list - but you have to draw a line somewhere ;-).

Albums
  1. Allerseelen - Hallstatt
  2. EarthMonkey - Be That Change
  3. Gowns - Red State
  4. Mouthus - Follow this House
  5. Starving Weirdos - Shrine Of The Post-Hypnotic
  6. The Skull Defekts - SKKULL
  7. Akercocke - Antichrist
  8. Blood of the black owl - s/t
  9. Supersilent - 8
  10. Deathspell Omega - FAS - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
  11. Wolf Eyes - Black Wing Over The Sand
  12. The Thing - Action Jazz
  13. The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
  14. Merzbow - Coma Berenices
  15. Procer Veneficus - GhostVoices
  16. Aluk Todolo - Descension
  17. Type O Negative - Dead again
  18. Turner Cody - Buds of May
  19. Caïna - Mourner
  20. Samamidon - All is Well
  21. Efterklang - Parades
  22. EKG & Giuseppe IeIasi - Group
  23. múm - Go Go Smear Poison Ivy
  24. Vulcanus 68 - s/t
  25. Hans Appelqvist - Sifantin Och Mörkret
  26. Signal - Robotron
  27. v/a - John Barleycorn Reborn
  28. Non Ethos - Sky Asfalt
  29. Pope Joanna - Divinity Corrupter
  30. Angels Of Light - We Are Him
  31. Helios - Ayres
  32. Pumice - Pebbles
  33. Robert Vincs - Devic Kingdom
  34. Rst - Axes
  35. (r) - In Pink
  36. Mansbestfriend - Poly.Sci.187
  37. Yellow Swans - At all ends
  38. Signal Quintet - Yamaguchi
  39. Takeshi Nishimoto - Monologue
  40. Mama Bär + Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck - Il Portale
  41. v/a - Radio Rivendell Compilation
  42. Whitehouse - Racket
  43. Goon Moon - Lickers Last Leg
  44. Zelienople - His/Hers
  45. Sleep Research Facility - Deep Frieze
  46. John Wiese - Soft Punk
  47. Acid Mothers Temple - Crystal Rainbow Pyramid under the Stars
  48. Lietterschpinch - I cum Blood in the think tank
  49. Lichens - Omns
  50. Tarab - Wind keeps even Dust Away
  51. Fecalove - Erection
  52. Nick Grey - Candlelight Eyes Ep
  53. Elegi - Sistereis
  54. Government Alpha - Venomous Cumulus Cloud
  55. Porn Sword Tobacco - New Exclusive Olympic Heights
  56. Smegma - 33 1/3
  57. Cloaks - A Crystal Skull in Peru
  58. Merzbow - Merzbear
  59. Aural Holograms - Vol 1
  60. KK Null - Fertile
  61. Religious Knives - Remains
  62. Parry/søegaard - Off the Map
  63. Rameses III - Honey Rose Ep
  64. Mike Tamburo - Dance Enis Dance
  65. Gudrun Gut - I Put A record on
  66. Tigertailz - Thrill Pistol
  67. Wold - Screech Owl
  68. Stars of The Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
  69. Lasse Marhaug - The Great Silence
  70. Christmas Decorations - Communal Rust
  71. Reuber - Südpol
  72. Fuckhead - Lebensfrische DVD
  73. Ensepulchred - The Night Our Rituals Blackened The Stars
  74. Death Unit - Infinite Death
  75. Carlos Giffoni - Arrogrance
  76. Maher Shalal Hash Baz - L'Autre Cap
  77. Cloama & Blutleuchtel - From Wasteland Mausoleums
  78. My Cat is An Alien - Leave me in a black no-thing
  79. .6 Comm - Headless
  80. Herr - Fire And Glass: A Norwood Tragedy
  81. Rapoon - Time Frost
  82. Demons - Evocation

Reissues
  1. Lasse Marhaug - Tapes 1990-1999
  2. Sturmpercht - Stürm Ins Leben Wild Hinein
  3. Pauline Oliveros - Accordion & voice
  4. Ju Suk Reet Meate - Solo 78/79
  5. Sabbat - Dreamweaver
  6. Nora Orlandi - Il dolce corpo di Deborah (The Sweet Body of Debora
  7. Current 93 - The Inmost Light
  8. Lisa Gerrard - The best of Lisa Gerrard
  9. Napalm Death - Scum
  10. Zweistein - Trip - Flip Out – Meditation

Movies
  1. Mr. Brooks
  2. Zodiac
  3. Vacancy
  4. This is England
  5. The Darjeeling Limited
  6. Halloween
  7. Enchanted

Martijn Busink

Albums
  1. Deathspell Omega - FAS - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
  2. Eyvind Kang - Athlantis and The Yelm Sessions
  3. John Zorn - Six Litanies For Heliogabalus
  4. Peste Noire - FolkFuck Folie
  5. Supersilent - 8
  6. Igor Krutogolov - White
  7. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao
  8. Extince - Toch?
  9. Cilvaringz - I
  10. Pram - The Moving Frontier
  11. Toshiji Mikawa - Gyo-Kai Elegy
  12. Shining - V: Halmstad (Niklas Angående Niklas)
  13. Nekropsi - Nekropsi
  14. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
  15. Portal - Outre'
  16. v/a - Thai Pop Spectacular (1960's-1980's)
  17. Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today
  18. Ulver - Shadows Of The Sun
  19. Paysage D'Hiver - Einsamkeit
  20. Dødheimsgard - Supervillain Outcast
  21. Worship - Dooom
  22. Omar Souleyman - Highway To Hassake (Music of Syria)
  23. Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
  24. Group Inerane - Guitars From Agadez (Music Of Niger)
  25. Sticks & Delic - Fakkelteit
  26. v/a - Waking up Scheherazade (Arabian Garage Psych Nuggets from The 60's and Early 70's)
  27. Wold - Screech Owl
  28. Om - Pilgrimage
  29. Buckethead - Pepper's Ghost and Decoding The Tomb Of Bansheebot
  30. Robert Fripp - At The End Of Time: Churchscapes - Live In England & Estonia, 2006
  31. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
  32. Saralunden.Björkås.Mjös - Dubious
  33. James Plotkin - Indirmek
  34. v/a - The Roots Of Chicha, Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru
  35. Susanna - Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos
  36. Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams
  37. Göksel - Ay'da Yürüdüm
  38. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
  39. Duvelduvel - Puur Kultuur
  40. 10 - UFO
  41. Darkthrone - F.O.A.D.
  42. Camp Lo - Black Hollywood
  43. Pau Torres - Hostile
  44. Toni Iordache - Sounds From A Bygone Age Vol. 4
  45. Trist - Hin~Fort

Too old to contend, but worth a mention
  • Yara - Twassa Feyi
  • Elissa - Bastanak
  • Omid - Victory
  • Current 93 - The Inmost Light and Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre
  • Melechesh
  • Gabi Luncă

Special category: the four Secret Chiefs 3 7" releases
  • Ishraqiyun - Balance of the 19 b/w The Electromagnetic Azoth - UBIK
  • The Electromagnetic Azoth - The Left Hand of Nothingness b/w UR - Personnae: Halloween
  • UR - Circumambulation b/w Labyrinth of Light
  • UR - Kultur Vultur b/w Drive

Concerts
  • Eva Quartet, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  • Shining/Skitliv, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  • The Boredoms, Hasselt (Belgium)
  • Susanna & The Magical Orchestra, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  • Ivo Papasov & Trakya, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  • Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck, Sudden Infant, Frieder Butzman, Antwerpen (Belgium)

Films
  1. The Films Of Alejandro Jodorowsky: Fando y Lis, El Topo & The Holy Mountain
  2. Wim T. Schippers' Televisie Praktijken: De Fred Haché Show
  3. Şebnem Ferah - 10 Mart 2007, İstanbul Konseri
  4. Estradasphere - The Palace Of Mirrors
  5. Every Mondo Macabro-released movie I've seen

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