Over the past 12 months we have overindulged in a vast array of consistently on-point long players from artists both new and old. As with tradition we have compiled what we believe to be the best albums of 2019.
‘Cocoon Crush’ pushes the boundaries of experimentation even further than his previous releases did, and that without ever falling in self-referentialism or redundancy. Speaking of what goes on across ‘Cocoon Crush’ may be quite a challenge at times for the reason that – as happens with the most futuristic forms of art – what’s on display here is new to the extent that a new lexicon would be required.
Continuing her exploration of the human voice’s endless spectrum of frequencies and transfigurative potentialities, Norwegian experimental vocalist Stine Janvin announced that her fourth album will be released
Electronic pioneers Kraftwerk and Jeff Mills both made electronic music which was completely detached from the scenes around them. Their sounds strove towards the future, but were also firmly connected to ideals of popular music – of melody and dancing. With Superlative Fatigue, Errorsmith has joined this tradition, producing a record of hi-tech ravers which transcends its surroundings.
Fett Burger and Luca Lozano teaming up again, Madteo back with the christening release of his eponymous label, edit-sensei Mori Ra killing it with another batch of top-class revamps, Lee Gamble stepping up on UIQ for the first time… May got our processors on overheat! Here’s our monthly compilation.
‘Experimental’ music often fails to relate to any tangible experience. Compositions are marvelled at for their imagination, academic brilliance or technical wizardry, but fail to connect beyond that. With Olympic Mess, Younger has succeeded in capturing a time and a place, using murky intensity to document modern London.