Saturday, December 26, 2015

Favourite recordings from 2015 (that were heard in 2015)

Birds Through Fire – Letters To Thurza [Trench Editions]
CFCF – Radiance & Submission [Driftless]
Ben Chatwin – Sleeper Awakes [Village Green]
Floating Points – Elaenia [Luaka Bop]
William Ryan Fritch – The Revisionist [Lost Tribe Sound]
Grasscut – Everyone Was A Bird [Lo Recordings]
Helios – Yume [Unseen]
Hidden Rivers – Where Moss Grows [Serein]
Julia Kent – Asperities [The Leaf Label]
Pye Corner Audio – Prowler [More Than Human]
Bill Seaman – f (noir) [eilean]
Various – Mac-Talla Nan Creag [Firecracker Recordings]
The Weather Station – Loyalty [Paradise of Bachelors]

Friday, January 02, 2015

Favourite recordings from 2014 (that were heard in 2014)

Bracken – Exist Resist [Baro Records]
Jon Brooks – 52 [Cafe Kaput]
Death Blues – Ensemble [Rhythmplex]
Douglas Dare – Whelm [Erased Tapes]
Brian Eno & Karl Hyde – Someday World + High Life [Warp]
GoGo Penguin – V2.0 [Gondwana Records]
Grouper – Ruins [Kranky]
Elisa Luu – Enchanting Gaze [Hidden Shoal]
Aaron Martin – Comet’s Coma [eilean]
Gigi Masin  - Talk To The Sea [Music From Memory]
Origamibiro – Odham’s Standard [Denovali]
Tiny Ruins – Brightly Painted One [Bella Union]

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Favourite recordings from 2013 (that were heard in 2013)

Chantal Acda – Let Your Hands Be My Guide
Aidan Baker – Already Drowning
Bill Callahan – Dream River
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
Nils Frahm – Spaces
Guapo – History Of The Visitation
Holden – The Inheritors
The Knells – The Knells
These New Puritans – Field of Reeds
Piano Interrupted – The Unified Field


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Favourite recordings from 2012 (that were heard in 2012)

Big Big Train - English Electric (Part One)
Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
Echolyn - Echolyn
Mark Eitzel - Don't Be A Stranger
Esbjörn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - 301
Greg Haines - Digressions
Hammock - Departure Songs
Steve Hogarth and Richard Barbieri - Not The Weapon But The Hand
I And Thou - Speak
North Atlantic Oscillation - Fog Electric
Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet
Sarah Walk - White Noise
Zelienople - The World Is A House On Fire

Into 2013

End of the year brings the evaluations, hindsights and if we're lucky, few if any regrets. How far did we travel and in how many directions? What was gained or lost? What was offered? What was taken?

The end of something will inevitably point to new beginnings. So it is that Eternal Rhythm recommences. A caution: this is no longer the place for rare cosmic jazz rips. Instead? I'm not sure of eventual form or function but let's start with a list and just let it spin from there.