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Best of 2006 [2007-01-19]

Another year passed which saw many releases again. Personally I haven't been attending all too well this time: I chose to take a step back to look into the past. With the vast amount of superb music already there that's not yet heard by me I sometimes wonder why there's still artists finding the courage to try and add to that. This of course is my personal observation, which is reflected in my top 3, which contains only old music in which I found more fire than in any new release this year. My fellow writers prove to be more in tune with these times, musically. Enjoy!

Duncan Simpson

  • Triosk - The headlight serenade
  • Max Richter - Songsa from before
  • Thom Yorke - The Eraser
  • Current 93 - Black ships ate the sky
  • Mono - You are there
  • John Zorn - Moonchild
  • Joanna Newsom - Ys
  • Leafcutter John - The forest and the sea
  • Feu Therese - S/T
  • Sigmarsson, Haynes Faulhaber, Waldron, Stapleton - The Sleeping Moustache
  • Andrew Liles - Mother Goose's Melody or Sonnets for the Cradle
  • Luc Ferrari - Far west news
  • Susumu Yokota/Rothko - The distant sounds of summer
  • Ryan Teague - Coins and Crosses
  • Adrian Klumpes - Be Still
  • The Necks - Chemist
  • Thighpaulsandra - Chamber Music
  • Jan Jelinek - Tierbeobachtungen

New Discoveries

  • Miles Davis
  • Do Make Say Think
  • Fly Pan am
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Max Richter
  • Sun Ra
  • Sigur Rós (ignoring the hype for five years turned out not to be the right choice)

Films

  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Casino Royal
  • Angela
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

Events

  • Anthony and the Johnsons with Charles atlas - Turning, at the London Barbican, November
  • John Zorn Tribute to Derek Bailey and Moonchild - London Barbican, June
  • Otomo Yoshihides Anode - ICA London, December
  • Evan Parker's electro acoustic ensemble - Queen elizabeth hall London, November
  • Katatonia - London mean fiddler, April

Roger Batty

  1. Slomo - The Creep
  2. Merzbow - Houjoue
  3. Matinee Orchestra - Matinee Orchestra
  4. Taylor Deupree - Northern
  5. Hwyl Nofio - Hounded by Fury
  6. Yellow Swans - Psychic Secession
  7. Volcano The Bear - Classic Erasmus Fusion
  8. Nina Nastasia - On Leaving
  9. Circle - Miljard
  10. Scott Walker - The Drift
  11. Andy Ortmann & John Wiese - Recorder out of tune
  12. Ruhr Hunter - Moss & Memory
  13. My Cat is an Alien - Cosmic light of the third Millennium
  14. Boduf Songs - Lion Devours the sun
  15. The Residents - Tweedles
  16. Black Boned Angel - Bliss & Void Inseprable
  17. Current 93 - Black Ships Ate The Sky
  18. Oxbow - Love That's Last
  19. Merzbow - F.I.D
  20. John Maus - Songs
  21. Flim - Ohne Titel, 1916
  22. Xela - The Dead Sea
  23. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
  24. Boris - Pink
  25. The Rita - Thousands of dead Gods
  26. Satyricon - Now, Diabolical
  27. Herr - Vondel's Lucifer- First Movement
  28. Merzbow - Minazo Vol 1
  29. Jesu - Silver
  30. To Live and shave in LA - Horóscopo: Sanatorio de Molière
  31. Head Control System - Murder Nature
  32. The Cherry Point - Night of the Bloody tapes
  33. Phil Niblock - Touch Three
  34. Where - Wererat
  35. WhiteHouse - Asceticists 2006
  36. Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton - Black Vomit
  37. Gerritt & John Wiese - The Disappearing Act Ep
  38. Agnivolok - Cherries
  39. Jacob Kirkegaard - 4 Rooms
  40. Goatvargr - Goatvargr
  41. Marcus Fjellström - Gebrauchsmusik

Reissues

  1. This Heat - Out of Cold Storage (boxset)
  2. Sissy Spacek - s/t
  3. Ike Yard - 1980-82 collected
  4. Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
  5. Popol Vuh - Cobra Verde
  6. Aube - Comet
  7. Stelvio Cipriani - Mario Bava Original Soundtracks Anthology Vol 3

New discoverys

  • Miles Davis
  • My Cat is an Alien
  • Electric Wizard
  • Re-finding folk music

Films

  • The Innocent
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  • When a Stranger Calls
  • Mission Impossible 3
  • Hostel
  • Miami Vice
  • Click

Martijn Busink

  1. Googoosh - Golden Songs vols 1 & 2 and 40 Golden Hits
  2. Dona Dumitru Siminică - Sounds From A Bygone Age, volume 3
  3. Willie Nelson - Crazy: The Demo Sessions
  4. OSI - Free
  5. Zombi - Surface To Air
  6. Susanna And The Magical Orchestra - Melody Mountain
  7. Opgezwolle - Eigen Wereld
  8. Sunn0)))&Boris - Altar
  9. The Haunted - The Dead Eye
  10. Keiji Haino & Sitaar Tah! - Animamima
  11. Om - Conference Of The Birds
  12. Squarepusher - Hello Everything
  13. Romica Puceanu & The Gore Bros - Sounds From A Bygone Age, volume 2
  14. Beyond Twilight - For The Love Of Art And The Making
  15. Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive
  16. Killing Joke - Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell
  17. Ikuinen Kaamos - The Forlorn
  18. v/a - Radio Algeria
  19. Jóhann Jóhannsson - IBM 1401 - A user´s manual
  20. Buckethead & Travis Dickerson - Chicken Noodles
  21. Kultur Shock - We Are Coming To Take Your Jobs Away
  22. Khlyst - Chaos Is My Name
  23. Estradasphere - Palace Of Mirrors
  24. Track Addicts - RockStarFunk
  25. Enslaved - Ruun
  26. Slayer - Christ Illusion
  27. v/a - Radio Thailand
  28. Mor Ve Ötesi - Büyük Düşler
  29. Keiji Haino - Reveal’d to none as yet - an expedience to utterly vanish conscienceness while still alive
  30. Ice Cube - Laugh Now, Cry Later

Concerts

  • Sunn0))), Earth & Richard Bishop - Tegentonen, Amsterdam
  • Sunn0))) Moog Ceremony - Brussels, Belgium
  • Zombi - Amsterdam
  • Mansour & Ebi - Amsterdam
  • Taksim Trio - Amsterdam

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