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Best Of 2013 [2013-12-18]

2013 was another rewarding year for all forms music, sound & noise. Below you’ll find  lists of releases that really meant something to our writers over the last 12 months, and fitting M[m] sonic ethos these span many different sonic genres.

Roger Batty (site owner, Editor, reviewer & article writer)
1:Horrible Mess - The Well [Breaching Static]
2:Small Hours - Jerusalem [Vagary Records]
3: Burning Red Ivanhoe - Canal Trip – An Anthology 1969–1974 [Esoteric/ Cherry Red]
4:Cory Strand - Nosferatu: A Reinterpretation [Altar Of Waste]
5:Nar - Death Fetish [Self Release]
6: Die Reitenden Leichen - Supreme Nudity [Victimology Records]
7: Gravetemple - Ambient/Ruin [Ideologic Organ]
8: Lasse-Marc Riek - Helgoland [Gruenrekorde]
9: Boar - Drown Yourself [Altar Of Waste]
10: Inanition - Persecution [Skum Rex]
11: Death Frees Every Soul - The Plague Carrier [Victimology Rec]
12: Circle - Manner [Ektro Records]
13: Anonymous - My Lai [Victimology Rec]
14: Albert Ayler - Live On The Riviera [Esp-Disc]
15: I Watched You Die - Morbid Beginnings [Breaching Static]
16: Goosebumps - Welcome To Dead House [Vagary Records]
17: Cory Strand - Manson Ambient [Altar Of Waste]
18: Voices - From The Human Forest Create A Fugue Of Imaginary [Candlelight Records]
19: The Dooleys - Full House /Secrets [7Ts/ Cherry Red]
20: Hair Police - Mercurial Rites [Type]
21: Boards Of Canada- Tomorrow's Harvest [Warp]
24: The Residents- Mush-room[MVD Audio/ Cryptic Corporation]
23: Hawkwind - Warriors On The Edge Of Time [ Atomhenge/ Cherry Red]
24: Halo Manash- Wesieni Wainajat [Aural Hypnox]
25: Tenebrious - Funereal Ceremonies For The Macabre And Grotesque [Altar Of Waste]
26: Jute Gyte - Discontinuities [Jeshimoth Entertainment]
27: Carach Angren - Death Came Through A Phantom Ship [Season of Mist]
28: Mountain Black - Closing In [Moozak]
29: Ildjarn - Forest Poetry [Underground Activists/ Seasons Of Mist
30:Daft Punk- Random Access Memories[Columbia]

Josh Landry (review & article writer)
1. Oophoi & Ran Kirlian - The Physics of Heaven[Altera Orbe]
2. Steve Roach - Future Flows[Projekt]
3. Autechre – Exai[Warp]
4. My Bloody Valentine – MBV [MBV Records]
5. Tomahawk – Oddfellows [Ipecac Recordings]
6. Vibesquad - Spinning Gears and Making Things[VibeSquaD Recordings]
7. Bruno Heinen Sextet / Karlheinz Stockhausen – Tierkreis[Babel]
8. Disperse - Living Mirrors [Season of Mist]
9. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Fist Full of Bees EP[A Recordings LTD]
10. Saltland - I Thought It Was Us But It Was All of Us[Constellation]
11. Bastard Noise vs. Brutal Truth - The Axiom of Post Inhumanity[Relapse]
12. Gorguts - Colored Sands [Season of Mist]
13. Oblium - Urlo In Silenzio[Labyrinthine Crew]
14. Download - Lingam [Planetworks]
15. Cloud Rat – Moksha[halo of flies records]
16. CoH - RETRO-2038 [Editions Mego]
17. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest[Warp]
18. Skinny Puppy - Weapon
19. Ill-esha - Whiplash Recovery[Gravitas Recordings]
20. Mr. Bill – The Collaborative Endeavors[Mr Bills Tunes]
21. Electrypnose - E7[Electrynosis Media]
22. Ocelot - Night & Day[Moon Koradji Records]
23. Aodioiboa - You Are God[Littlebigsensations ‎]
24. Radioactive Sandwich & Globular - Sorbet For The Soul [Omnitropic]
25. Flucturion 2.0 - Rhythm of Psoulchedelic [Sun Station Records]
26. VA - Mindwar 2 [Active Meditation Music]
27. VA - Abstract Construct [Damaru Records]
28. VA – Peakadelic [Peak Records]
29. VA - Journey to Gaia [Flying Woofer Records]
30. VA - Elementis EP [Adapted Records]


Russell Cuzner(review & article writer)
1:Compound Eye: Journey from Anywhere[ Editions Mego]
2:The Fall: Re-mit [Cherry Red]
3:English Heretic: "Anti-Heroes"[ English Heretic]
4:irr. app. (ext.) + Blue Sabbath Black Cheer: Discordant Convergence[Phage Tapes]
5:Darren Tate: Two Improvisations[Fungal]
6:Julia Kent: Character[Leaf]
7:Hollywood Dream Trip (Christoph Heemann & Will Long): Second Album[DOM Bartwuchs]
8:Paul Bradley, Jonathan Coleclough, Hitoshi Kojo, Colin Potter: Water Mountain[omnimemento]
9:Swans: Not Here/Not Now[Young God Records]
10:Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Push the Sky Away[Bad Seed Ltd]
11:Mika Vainio: Kilo [Blast First Petite]
12:BJ Nilsen: Eye of the Microphone[Touch]
13:Nurse With Wound/Aranos: [SIC][self release]
14:Bruce Gilbert + BAW: Diluvial[Touch]
15:Unicazürn: Dark Earth Distillery [uZu Music]
16:Cut Hands: Madwoman[Downwards]
17:Skullflower / Mastery: split [Cold Spring Records]
18:Various: The Post-Romantic Empire Album[Our Sweetest Songs]
19:Andrew Chalk & Tom James Scott: Wild Flowers[Skire]
20:Autechre: Exai[Warp]
21:Kemper Norton: Carn[Exotic Pylon Records]
22:Born of Six: Svapiti[Important Records]
23:irr. app. (ext.): Deflating an Imaginary Spleen, Almost in Public[Errata In Excelsis]
24:Hey Colossus: Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo[MIE]
25:Chris Watson: In St. Cuthbert's Time[Touch]
26:Concrete Fence (Regis & (Russell Haswell): New Release (1) [Pan]
27:Tactile: Assault on M19[Sentrax]
28:Matmos: Marriage of True Minds[Thrill Jockey]
29:Kevin Drumm: Quiet Nights[Self Release]
30:Grumbling Fur: Glynnaestra[Thrill Jockey]


Martin P (review & article writer)
1:Ákos Rózmann – Images Of The Dream And Death (Ideologic Organ)
2:Boar – Dead Existence (Breaching Static)
3: Carl Orff & Gunild Keetman - Music For Children (Schulwerk) (Trunk Records)
4:Carrion Black Pit – Necronomicon (Altar Of Waste)
5:Culver – Circle Of Scars (Altar Of Waste)
6:Cüneyt Sepetçi & Orchestra Dolapdere – Bahriye Ciftetellisi (LM Dupli-Cation)
7:Dave Phillips – A Collection Of Hair (Heart & Crossbone)
8:Destruction Unit  - Deep Trip (Sacred Bones)
9:Eagleowl – This Silent Year (Fence Records)
10:G*Park – Sub (23five)
11:Harafin So - Bollywood Inspired Film Music from Hausa Nigeria (Sahel Sounds)
13: Horrible Mess - Concrete and Clay (Altar of Waste)
14:Idassane Wallet Mohamed – Issawat (Sahel Sounds)
15:Iannis Xenakis – GRM Works 1957-1962 (Recollection GRM)
16:Kesarbai Kerkar – Kesarbai Kerkar (Mississippi/Change Records/Canary Records)
17: Martyr Of Sores – Mice And Massacre (H Series HNW)
18:Mdou Moctar - Afelan (Sahel Sounds)
19:Nuits Rouges – Private Room Number Six (Dead Audio Tapes)
20:Portal - Vexovoid (Profound Lore)
21:Psychic Rally – Transmission 104.5 1989-1995 (Blossoming Noise)
22:Saturday Looks Good To Me – One Kiss Ends It All (Polyvinyl Record Company)
23:Sleaford Mods - Austerity Dogs (Harbinger Sound)
24:Small Hours - Jerusalem (Vagary)
25:Space Lady, The – The Space Lady's Greatest Hits (Night School)
 26:Vast Glory - Nonviolence (Modern Arrangements)
27:Voivod - Target Earth (Century Media Records)
28:Various – Good God! Apocryphal Hymns (Numero Group)
29: Various – Nightingales And Canaries (Mississippi/Change Records/Canary Records)
30:Various – Traces Two (Recollection GRM)


Hal Harmon (review & article writer)
1:Brigid Oxhorn - 3xCD Collection [Nifty Fifty]
2:Su Sous Toulouse en Rouge/Pregnant Spore - Fruitland Heights Gigibytes [Rainbow Bridge]
3:Permanent Makeup - The Void...It Creeps [No Clear/New Grenada]
4:Black Beast of Arrrghhh - A Night at the Dollar Theater [Lava Church]
5:Prurient/The Rita - Women Pissing [Fusty Cunt]
6:Sharlyn Evertsz - Get Outta Nowhere Fast/Revalued [Drugged Conscience]
7:Rectal Hygienics - Even the Flies Won’t Touch You [Torn Light]
8:Edwige - Virgin Capricorn [Antropofago Ateo/Hail Nothing]
9:Glasgow Smile - Glasgow Smile [Burial Recordings]
10:Crank Sturgeon & Hal McGee - A Statistician’s Intramural Crush [HalTapes]
11:Dromez - Predatour 2013 [Personal Archives]
12:Baculum/River of Ichtyosis/xALLxFORxTHISx/Strangled Cop - X Means Not Welcome [FTAM]
13:Juice Machine - Mind Magic [Self-Released]
14:Baptizer - Mind Kampf [TYP Tapes]
15:Pusdrainer/Developer - Pusdrainer/Developer [Factotum]
16:Brume - In Heaven [Quasi Pop]
17:Pharmakon - Abandon [Sacred Bones]
18:Unicorn Hard-On - Weird Universe [Spectrum Spools]
19:Hair Police - Mercurial Rites [Type]
20:Wolf Eyes - No Answers: Lower Floors [De Stijl]
21:Pod Blotz/Auk Theater - Pod Blotz/Auk Theater [Nihilist]
22:Machismo - Severe Disconnect [Depravity]
23:Dead in the Dirt - The Blind Hole [Southern Lord]
24:Ultra Spasm Guts: Render Aktion - Ultra Spasm Guts: Render Aktion [Guts: Tapes]
25:Sisto Rossi - Sisto Rossi [Guts: Tapes]
26:AODL - Arsenblotz 63 [Red Light Sound]
27:Jamison Williams - Britney Spears [Museum of Microcassette Art]
28:Human Fluid Rot - Kick Rocks [Guilty Minds]
29:Love Katy - Have You Ever Been So Lost [Self-Released]
30:BLK/MAS/Whitey Alabastard - BLK/MAS/Whitey Alabastard [Steele Grinder]

Paul Casey (review & article writer)
1:Gary Numan - Splinter [Mortal]
2:AUN - Alpha Heaven [Denovali]
3:Convulse - Evil Prevails [Svart]
4:Cremator - Alpha Ralpha Boulevard [Field Hymns]
5:Guillermo Pizarro - Glasswerks [self released]
6:Lantern - Below [Dark Descent]
7:Locrian - Return To Annihilation [Relapse]
8:Merzbow vs Nordvargr - Partikel III [Cold Spring]
9:Nihiti - For Ostland [Lo Bit Landscapes]
10:Phelios - Gates of Atlantis [Malignant]
11:Poison Idea - Kings of Punk [Southern Lord]
12:Sink - The Holy Testament [Svart]
13:T.R.A.S.E - Tape Recorder and Synthesiser Ensemble [Finders Keepers]
14:Theologian - Some Things Have To Be Endured [Crucial Blast]
15:Ulcerate - Vermis [Relapse]
16:Zolle - S/T [Supernatural Cat]

Duncan Simpson (review & article writer)
1:Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty (Sargent House)
2: The Necks – Open (ReR Megacorp)
3:Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe (Domino0
4:Nurse With Wound – Chromatron (Rotorrelief)
5:Gabriel Saloman – Soldiers Requiem (Miasmah)
6:Arve Henriksen - Places of Worship (Rune Grammofon)
7:Chris Petit / Mordant Music – The Museum of Loneliness (Test Centre Records) 8:Svarte Greiner – Black Tie (Miasmah)
 9:Ulver – Messe I.X – IV.X (Jester Records)
10: Laurel Halo – Chance of Rain (Hyperdub)
11: Neotantrik – Intervisions (Pre-Cert)
12:Dalhous – An Ambassador for Laing (Blackest Ever Black)
13:Tropic of Cancer- Restless Idylls (Blackest Ever Black)
14:Forest Swords – Engravings (Tri Angle)
15: Atoms for Peace – AMOK (XL Recordings)
16: Harold Budd – Jane 1-11 (Darla)
17:The Focus Group – Elektrik Karousel (Ghost Box)
18:The Stranger – Watching Dead Empires in Decay (Modern Love)
19:Luc and Brunhild Ferrari – Programme Commun (Sub Rosa)
20:Ensemble Pearl – S/T [Drag City]
21:The Haxan Cloak – Excavations (Tri Angle)
22:B/B/S – Brick Mask (Miasmah)
23:Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp)
24:oOoOO – Without Your Love (Nihjgt feelings)
25:Maja S.K. Ratkje & Ikue Mori – Scrumptious Sabotage (Bocian Records) 26: 26:Burial - Rival Dealer (Hyperdub).
27: Roly Porter – Life Cycle of a Massive Star (Subtext Recordings)
28: Seaworthy and Taylor Deupree – Wood, Winter, Hollow (12K)
29:Zomby – With Love (4AD)
30:Lustmord – The Word as Power (Blackest Ever Black)

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