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a-musik staff picks june 2015

Cocoon, While The Recordings Engineer Sleeps LP (Staubgold)
E.E.K., Kahraba LP (Nashazphone)
The Fall, Sub-Lingual Tablet 2LP/CD (Cherry Red)
Master Musicians of Joujouka, Into the Ahl Srif LP (Ergot)
Schneider TM, Mobilee CD (Exponate)
Shuttle358, Can You Prove I Was Born LP (12k)
C Spencer Yeh, Solo Voice I-X LP (Primary Information)
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, Never Were the Way She Was LP/CD (Constellation)
Mika Taanila, Stimulus Progression 10" (Apparent Extent)
When, The Black Death LP (Ideologic Organ)

a-musik staff picks may 2015

Luigi Archetti, Null I-VII 7CD (Die Schachtel)
Thomas Brinkmann, What You Hear (Is What You Hear) 2LP/CD (Editions Mego)
Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, Live at l'Etrange Festival 2004 2LP (Black Mass Rising)
The Durian Brothers, Cuts Cubs with Clubs CD (Diskant)
Ekoplekz, Reflekzionz 2LP/CD (Planet Mu)
Florian Fricke/Popol Vuh, Kailash 2LP/2CD & DVD (Soul Jazz Records)
Holly Herdon, Platform 2LP/CD (4AD)
Aki Onda with Loren Connors & Alan Licht, Lost City LP (Audiomer)
Norman Westberg, Jasper Sits Out LP (Hallow Ground)
V.A., Look What The Cramps Dredged Up 2LP (Fantastic Voyages)

a-musik staff picks april 2015

Amos & Crew, True Tears LP (War Extension)
Aphex Twin, Marchchromt30a Edit 2B 96 EP 12" (Warp)
Death Grips, The Power That B 2LP/2CD (Fontana)
Beatrice Ferreyra, GRM Works LP (Recollection GRM)
Jlin, Dark Energy 2LP/CD (Planet Mu)
Lloyd McNeill & Marshall Hawkins, Tanner Suite LP (Universal Sound)
Lotic, Heterocetera MLP (Tri Angle)
Mutamassik, Symbols Follow LP (Discrepant)
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Research Orchestra, Planets of Life or Death: Amiens '73 LP (Strut)
V.A., Early Pakistani Dance Music LP (Ovular)

a-musik staff picks march 2015

Sir Richard Bishop, Tangier Sessions LP/CD (Drag City)
Pascal Comelade & Les Liminanas, Traite De Guitarres Triolectiques LP/CD (Because Music)
Future Brown, S/t LP/CD (Warp)
Hama, Torodi LP (Sahel Sounds)
Ariel Kalma, Open Like a Flute 2LP (Black Sweat Records)
Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Desarroi LP/CD
Miss Hawaii, Girls, Be Ambitious LP (Storage Records)
Pauline Oliveros/Zeena Parkins, Land Escaping/Once LP (Lucky Kitchen)
Veronique Vincent/Aksak Maboul/Honeymoon Killers, Ex-Futur Album LP/CD (Crammed Discs)
Zugezogen Maskulin, Alles Brennt LP (Buback)

a-musik staff picks february 2015

Aural Rage, A Nature of Nonsense LP (Hallow Ground)
William S. Burroughs, Nothing Here But The Recordings LP (Dais Records)
Der Wahre Heino, Deutschland/Die Letzte Schlacht 7" (Staatsakt)
Elian, Harrowgate CD (Home Normal)
David Maranha & Helena Espvall, Sombras Incendiadas LP (Three:Four Records)
Romare, Projections 2LP/CD (Ninja Tune)
Selten Gehörte Musik, Novembersymphonie (Doppelsymphonie) 2CD (Tochnit Aleph)
Dennis Young, Reel to Reel LP/CD (Staubgold)
Trevor Wishart, Red Bird: A Political Prisoner's Dream LP (Sub Rosa)
V.A., Nonplace Soundtracks. Scenes 1-25 CD (Nonplace)

a-musik staff picks january 2015

Aphex Twin, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 EP MLP/MCD (Warp) 
Die Tödliche Doris und Einstürzende Neubauten, Wassermusik Book & CD-R (Hybriden Verlag)
J.D.Emmanuel, Echoes from the Ancient Caves LP (Black Sweat Records)
Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Eroina LP (Holidays Records)
Jasmine Guffond, Yellow Bell LP/CD (Sonic Pieces)
Ariel Kalma, An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings 1972-1979) 2LP/2CD (Rvng. Intl.)
The Notwist, Messier Objects 2LP/CD (Alien Transistor)
Parker/Bailey/Bennink,, The Topography of Lungs LP (Oto Roku)
Plastic Palace People, From the Host of Late-Comers LP (Streamline)
Viet Cong, S/t LP/CD (Jagjaguwar)

a-musik staff top 50 2014

here our the top 50 records of 2014, selected by the a-musik crew. our bestseller, highlights and recommendations - 25 new titles and 25 archival titles/rereleases:

archival releases:

Francis Bebey, Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984 2LP/CD (Born Bad)
Pascal Comelade, Degeneration Electronics 1973-83 & First Bel Canto Orquestra Concert 1983 5LP (Vinyl-On-Demand)
Die Partei, La Freiheit des Geistes LP/CD (Bureau B)
J.D. Emmanuel, Echoes from Ancient Caves LP (Black Sweat Records)
The Fall, The Unutterable 2LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Family Fodder, Monkey Banana Kitchen LP/CD (Staubgold)
The Group, The Feed-back LP/CD (Schema)
Harald Grosskopf, Synthesist LP/CD (Bureau B)
Samuel J. Hoffmann/Harry Revel/Leslie Baxter, First Electronic Chillout Music LP (Black Sweat)
Implog, Holland Tunnel Dive 12" (Dark Entries)
Ferdinand Kriwet, Hörtexte Zwei 2LP (Edition RZ)
Felix Kubin, Chromdioxidgedächtnis CD & K7 (Gagarin)
Angkanang Kunchai with Ubon-Pattana Band, Isan Lam Plearn LP/CD (EM Records)
Maurice Lemaitre, Poemes et Musiques Lettristes et Hyperphonie LP (Alga Marghen)
Hailu Mergia & The Walias, Tche Belew LP/CD (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
Mittagspause, S/t LP (Cien Fuegos)
Ti Paris, Ti Paris et Sa Guitare LP (Little Axe Records)
Theo Parrish, Black Jazz Signature 2LP/CD (Black Jazz Records)
Eliane Radigue, Opus 17 2LP (Alga Marghen)
Morton Subotnick, The Wild Bull LP (Karlrecords)
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra, Sign of the Myth LP (Roaratorio)
Lino Capra Vaccina, (Frammenti da) Antico Adagio LPs/CD (Die Schachtel)
Ruth White, 7 Trumps from the Tarot Cards and Pinions LP (Black Mass)
V.A., Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik 2LP/CD (Finders Keepers)
V.A., Wir Triumphieren. Bergedorfs Kinderbandszene 1982-1985 K7 (ALARM)

new releases:

Fatima Al Qadiri, Asiatisch LP/CD (Hyperdub)
Kai Althoff, Fanal 4 LP (Sonig)
Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Piano Nights 2LP/CD (Pias)
Copeland, Because I'm Worth It LP (Not On Label)
Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence 2LP/CD (Vertigo Berlin)
Ekoplekz, Unfidelity 2LP/CD (Planet Mu)
FKA Twigs, LP1 LP/CD (Young Turks)
Hallo Werner Clan, We-rner LP (De La Roll)
Hayvanlar Alemi, Twisted Souvenirs LP (Unrock)
Irmler + Liebezeit, Flut LP/CD (Klangbad)
Jarse, Det Gar Runt Igen LP/CD (Fonal)
Kassem Mosse, Workshop 19 2LP (Workshop)
Kemialliset Ystävät, Alas Rattoisaa Virtaa LP (Dekorder)
Viola Klein, Presence of Bauffor Bosco & Terrilyn Latrice McQueen 12" (Viola Klein)
Lawrence Le Doux, Terrestre 12" (Vlek)
Lord Tang, EP1 & EP2 MLPs (ALARM)
Malayeen, S/t LP (Discrepant)
OOIOO, Gamel 2LP/CD (Thrill Jockey)
Oval, Voa LP (Evoa)
Razen, Remote Hologram 2LP (K-raa-k)
Schlammpeitziger, What's Fruit LP/CD & What's Fruit Remixes MLP (Pingipung)
Marcus Schmickler & Julian Rohrhuber, Politik der Frequenzen LP/CD (Editions Mego)
Sleaford Mods, Divide and Exit LP/CD (Harbinger Sounds)
The Soundcarriers, Entropicalia LP/CD (Ghost Box)
The Space Lady, The Space Lady's Greatest Hits LP/CD (Night School)

a-musik staff picks december 2014

Sir Richard Bishop / Bill Orcutt, Road Stories (Kali) LP (Unrock)
Tom Dissevelt, Fantasy in Orbit - Round the World LP (Sonitron)
Lubomyr Melnyk, Evertina 10"/MCD (Erased Tapes)
Seth Nehil, Bounds LP (Auf Abwegen)
Theo Parrish, American Intelligence 3LP/2CD (Sound Signature)
Razen, Remote Hologram 2LP (K-raa-k)
Steve Reich, Four Organs/Phase Patterns/Pendulum Music LP (Karl Records)
Sun Ra, Sign of the Myth LP (Roaratorio)
Ueno, Variations of Weeds CD (Room40)
V.A., Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik 2LP/CD (Cache Cache)

a-musik staff picks november 2014

Francis Bebey, Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984 2LP/CD (Born Bad)
Biblo, Absence LP/CD (C.Sides)
Nick Cave The Bad Seeds, Your Funeral... My Trial 2x12" (Mute)
DJ Marcelle, Meets Most Soulmates at Faust Studio Deejay Laboratory 2LP (Klangbad)
Tom Ellard, Eighties Cheesecake LP (Dark Entries)
Hieroglyphic Being, The Seer of Cosmic Visions 2LP/CD (Planet Mu)
Konstrukt & Joe McPhee, Babylon LP (Roaratorio)
Ferdinand Kriwet, Hörtexte Zwei 2LP (Edition RZ)
Lord Tang, EP2 MLP (ALARM)
Mittagspause, S/t LP (Cien Fuegos)

a-musik staff picks october 2014

Kai Althoff, Fanal 4 LP (Sonig)
Family Fodder, Just Love Songs LP (Staubgold)
Bene Gesserit, The Second Benefit EP 7" (EE Tapes)
Implog, Holland Tunnel Dive 12" (Dark Entries)
Kink Gong, Gongs LP (Discrepant)
Viola Klein, Presence of Bauffor Bosco & Terrilyn Latrice McQueen 12" (Viola Klein)
Konstrukt & Joe McPhee, Babylon LP (Roaratorio)
Felix Kubin, Chromdioxidgedächtnis CD & K7 (Gagarin)
Schlammpeitziger, What's Fruit? LP/CD (Pingipung)
Schrein, EinsZweiSchrein LP (Spam)