So here is as an annex to the 2015 favourites mixtape some of my favourite releases 2015 in no order. Reissues, 7″, 10″ and tapes will follow.
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)
Maybe the most intimate and stripped down release of Sufjan Stevens and a return to his early works.
Daniel Bachmann – River (three lobed)
Maybe his best work up to now in the tradition of Robbie Basho or John Fahey´s Zabriskie Point tracks.
Little Wings – Explains (Woodsist)
If Little Wing´s Kyle Field ever was able to do a happy kind of summer album, this is it!
Dirty Beaches – Stateless (Zoo music)
The last dirty beaches release is an ambient album previewing the refugee situation with long tracks named “Stateless” or “displaced”. Consequent and mesmerizing.
Invisible Joy – The Polyversal Souls (Philophon)
Fresh, eclectic and groovy. With Hailu Margia and many others legends.
United Bible Studies – It’s the Ale that cures ye (MIE)
Irish folk songs as never heard before with Aine O`Dyver who reissued as well the “music for church cleaners” on LP again via MIE with a second LP (Volume II)
Mount Eerie – Sauna (P.W.Elverum & Sun)
Phil Elverum still surprises.
Fleuve III – Ô Paon (Fleuve, P.W. Elverum, Taus)
Difficult to select a track – listen to it as a whole.
Change of the Guard – Kamasi Washington (The Epic, brainfeeder)
Maybe the best concert and LP this year. Curagious & epic.
By the Sea – Annabel (Lee) (ninja tune, if)
A hidden gem. Texts by Edgar Allen Poe.
Ian William Craig – Cradle for the Wanting [Recital]
Matana Roberts – Coin Coin III (Constellation)
Rafael Anton Irisarri – A fragil Geography (40 Rooms)
The best Pop LP´s
Alabama Shakes – Sound and Colour (ATO)
Fat Freddy´s drop – Bays (the drop)