Just a heads up if you’ve been directed here. All of our Only For Robots mixes are now being posted strictly on our Soundcloud account. Find it here.
Here’s a list of releases I enjoyed this year. No particular order. Big thanks to all the producers, musicians, artists out there who continue to release quality material. You can click on the album title to hear a track from said album.
19.4188.8.131.52.5.18, 88uw, Background Techno Experience, CLFT, Ed Gein, Field Records, Gianluca Melon, Go Hiyama, Jeroen Search, Outis, Patty, Qbot, Sebastian Kokow, smile cold anatomy, Thomas Hessler
Greetings, robots. I wanted to put together a small list of some mixes I’ve been throughly enjoying recently.
GO HIYAMA – Background Techno Experience Episode 239 (click link)
2011, andy stott, Ash Borer, Baptists, Big Spiders Back, Carl Calm, Ford and Lopatin, Haxan Cloak, Ken Mode, Kryptic Minds, Liturgy, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Patrice and Friends, Patten, Regis, Roly Porter, surgeon, Tim Hecker, Tombs, Trap Them, Tropic of Cancer, wold, xhin, year end lists
Lastly, I’ve got some great new talent lined up for the Only For Robots guest mix series for 2011. All new faces, and I’m sure we’ll see some familiar ones throughout the year. My new years resolution with this blog is to dedicate more time to updating it with what I’m listening to, what others are listening to, Chicago updates, and whatever else I feel is mindless jargon that I should spew out at you.
Have a happy new year, and see ya in 2010.
2010, agalloch, all the waters of the earth shall turn to blood, at a loss recordings, at war with false noise, beck, black metal, caribou, chicago, columbia, congratulations, crucial blast, dagger paths, demdike stare, Don't Trust Humans, drake, drunkdriver, dubstep, eardrums and black holes, Extinction, forest swords, gilead media, gnaw their tongues, hip hop, hippos in tanks, hotflush, inxs, kick, L'arrivée de la Terne Mort Triomphante, liberation through hearing, locrian, mgmt, modern love, monument to time end, nekrasov, noise, olde english spelling bee, oneohtrix point never, parts unknown, planet mu, pop, Profound Lore, rap, record club, scuba, southern lord, starkey, summit, territories, thank me later, that we can play, the body, the crystal world, thou, triangulation, twilight, universal, utech, wold, Working Together for [o]ur Privacy, young money
This list is by no means in any particular order. There have been some absolutely incredible releases to come out this year. Some of which I may have forgotten about, considering there’s so much to keep track of. I tried to keep MOST EPs, and single tracks off of my list, and stick to full lengths. I don’t want this to get too lengthy. I’ve included youtube clips instead of reviews, to give you a better idea of the acts. So, without further ado, I give you my top 20 (in NO order!)…
NEKRASOV – Extinction [Crucial Blast]
The whole album can be streamed via mp3 samples on the Crucial Blast website. Just scroll down for Nekrasov.
GNAW THEIR TONGUES – L’arrivée de la Terne Mort Triomphante [Crucial Blast]
CARIBOU– Swim [Merge]
WOLD – Working Together for [o]ur Privacy [Profound Lore]
THOU– Summit [Gilead Media/Southern Lord]
AGALLOCH – Marrow of the Spirit [Profound Lore]
THE BODY– All the Waters of the Earth Shall Turn to Blood [At A Loss Recordings]
LOCRIAN – Territories [At War With False Noise] and The Crystal World [Utech]
From Territories –
From The Crystal World –
DRUNKDRIVER – S/T [Parts Unknown]I couldn’t find any youtube vids of single tracks from this, so instead, I give you some live footage –
DEMDIKE STARE – Liberation Through Hearing [Modern Love]
MGMT – Congratulations [Columbia]
ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Returnal [No Fun, Editions Mego]
STARKEY – Ear Drums and Black Holes – [Planet Mu]
SCUBA – Triangulation [Hotflush]
DRAKE – Thank Me Later [Young Money/Universal]
FOREST SWORDS – Dagger Paths [Olde English Spelling Bee]
BECK RECORD CLUB – INXS’ Kick
GAMES – That We Can Play [Hippos in Tanks]
TWILIGHT – Monument To Time End [Southern Lord]
A special thanks to blogs, friends, message boards, record labels, and most importantly, the artists themselves. Looking forward to an awesome year of great 2011 releases!