2011 Favourites

Just before the year ends, here are my 2011 personal favourites
in films and music

et voilá…


top 10 lp´s


936 – peaking lights (not not fun)


coin coin: gens de couleur libres – matana roberts (constellation)

live in nyc, 11/11

dirty beaches – badlands (zoo music)

lord knows best (official video)

matt valentine – what I became (woodsist)
p.k dick (LP version)

sun araw – ancient romans (Sun ark)
impluvium (official video)

IMPLUVIUM (Official Video) – SUN ARAW from Daniel Brantley on Vimeo.


greg foat group – dark is the sun (jazzman)

real estate – days (domino)
real estate – it´s real – live at insound studois


hanni el khatib – will the gune come out ? (innovative leisure)
dead wrong (official)

moon duo – mazes (sacred bones)
mazes (official)

panda bear – tomboy (paw tracks)

you can count on me


nicolas jaar – space is only noise
I got a woman


top 10
7″ / 10″ & Ep´s
(in no particulary order)

ed askew – here we go together again / yellow dollars 7″ (de stijl)

kurt vile / woods tour split (woodsist)
woods – Skull

julian lynch – music for how mata hari lost her hair and found her body 7″ (soft abuse)
shiva dance scene from the film

ural thomas – Smile / Fade away 7″ (mississippi)

ural Thomas live at the cotton club:

the fresh and only´s – secred walls EP (sacred bones)
secred walls acoustic – official

timber timbre – black water 7″ (arts & crafts)
black water official video:

colin stetson – the rightous wrath of an honorable man 7″(constellation)
c.s. performing live in the radio:

beirut – east harlem/goshen 7″ (pompeji)

sapphire slows – true breath EP (not not fun)
animal dreams:

bishop allen / the microphones / golden boots / paleo
….and a 1940ies webster chicago wire recorder 7″ EP (PIAPTK)

microphones – I lost my wind (without wire recording)


best reissues (in no order)

marijata – this is marijata (1976/2011, academy)
I walk alone

mahmoud ahmed – Jeguol Naw Betwa (mississippi,1978/2011)

album preview:

rail band – buffet hotel de la gare (Superfly, 1973/2011)
moko jolo

lula cortes e lailson – satwa (Mr. Bongo, 1973/2011)

willie wright – telling the truth (Numero, 1977/2011)

El Rego – el rego et les commandos (comp. 60/70ies/2011,daptone)
en nam miam nuku

and surely my favourite of all reissues:

ed askew – imperfiction (1984/2011,drag city)
deep water:


top 5 films

melanchholia – lars von trier

2: le havre – aki kaurismäki

3: the green wave – Ali Samadi Ahadi

4: der gott des gemetzels / carnage – Roman Polanski

5: blue valentine – D.Gianfrance)


great compilations

ishilan n-tenere – Guitar music from the western Sahel (mississippi / sahel sounds)

pakistan – pop and folk instrumentals 66-76 (sublime frequencies)
the panthers – malkaus

bosporus bridges 2 – a wide selection of turkish funk and jazz (Black Pearl)
album preview:

istanbul 70 – psych / disco / folk classics and edits (nublu)

psycholdelic pernambuco (mr. bongo)
lula cortes – nordeste oriental


far out & great:
raphael – stop, look, listen (selection)


Good luck for 2012 to all of you!


the best book is a graphic novel
“habibi” by craig thompson, simply beautiful!

here is an interview in german kultur zeit:


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