mp3 / aac / playlist
50. Growing - All the Way [The Social Registry]
Growing has been drifting slowly away from their minimal electric guitar drones, these days sounding something like a marauding, metallic sawtooth specter. All the Way, one of the group’s two releases for the year, is the best example of the Growing’s urgent, effects laden drone-rock.
49. Carlos Giffoni - Adult Life [NO FUN]
Much of Giffoni’s back catalog can be a rough listen, even for calloused ears like my own. Adult Life has its own rough edges, but its inviting synth melodies recreate and re-imagine electronic music’s unique beginnings, when compositions were blossoming in academic research laboratories around the world. Giffoni’s latest is a sort of avant-Tomorrowland, an album of unashamed early-electronic futurism.
48. Suishou No Fune - Prayer For Chibi [Holy Mountain]