Recenzia z Fluid Radio (26.2.2018)

Autor: James Catchpole Originál: http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2018/02/alapastel-hidden-for-the-eyes/ V blogu slovenský preklad.

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2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 releases that were most inspirational for me.

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These years I hadn´t listen to as many new albums as in previous years. The lists are based on approximately 100 new albums per year. So, here are biggest highlights from them.

2012

Progressive electronica / IDM:
* Clark – Iradelphic (warp, 2012) / neo-impresionistic sunny electronica

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* Lorn – Ask The Dust (ninja tune, 2012) / massive & dark IDM

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; Yppah – Eighty One (ninja tune, 2012)

Contemporary classical & ambient compositions:
* Max Richter Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (Deutsche Grammophon, 2012)

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* The Cinematic Orchestra – The Cinematic Orchestra presents In Motion #1 (2012)

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; bersarin quartett – ii (denovali, 2012)

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; Loscil – Sketches from New Brighton (kranky, 2012)

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James Murray – Floods (slowcraft, 2012)

Alt-rock:
* Plants And Animals – The End Of That (Secret city records, 2012)

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Beach House – Bloom (2012)
Grizzly Bear – Shields (2012)

Folk, experimental & alt songwriters:
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Most loved 2011 releases

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Was last year´s music a proof that contemporary art and culture have entered a crisis of quality, or is it that the prevalence of this opinion just confirms the deafness of the society towards its highest achievements?
Do the most remarkable pieces of music created by artists of most unique points of view have to end as the least noticed or the hardest to get? Do they have to require more patience to be understood in comparison to the one- dimensional aggression of superficial songs? Or are these just some pseudo-intellectual excuses for the fact that marginalised music is simply boring?
Are there still artists whose goal is not just to multiply their production, attract attention and contribute to the general encouragement of narcissism? Do any of the musicians actually want to make a contribution to the development of spiritual worlds of their listeners? Or does the idea of an…

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My most listened & loved 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 releases

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Best album recommendations for people with similar taste as mine 🙂

Accent goes to originality, complexity and qualitative discoveries of specific album.

Taken from last.fm journal.

* = >8,5/10
; = 8/10
 

2010:

! rock: altrock, indie rock
; The NationalHigh Violet [4AD] (2010) 8/10
; Arcade FireThe Suburbs [merge] (2010) 7.5/10
; LiarsSisterworld (Deluxe) (2CD) [mute] (2010) 7.5/10
; Plants and AnimalsLa La Land [Secret City Records] (2010) 7.5/10
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Born Ruffians – Say It [warp] (2010) 7-7.5/10
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest [4AD] (2010) 7/10
Stars – The Five Ghosts (2010) 7/10
Menomena – Mines 7/10

! electronica: calmed, ambient, downbeat, songwriters:
; Wildbirds And PeacedrumsRivers [leaf] (2010) 8/10
; Greg Hainesuntil the point of hushed support [Sonic Pieces] (2010) 7.5/10
; NestRetold (2010) 7.5/10
; Funki PorciniOn [ninja tune] (2010) 7.5/10

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