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a-musik staff picks september 2016

Af Ursin, Classement Vertical LP (Ultra Eczema)
John Chantler, Even Clean Hands Damage The Work LP (Room40)
Lord Tang, EP3 MLP (ALARM) / Butterflies (Meakusma)
Okkyung Lee / Bill Orcutt, Live at Cafe Oto LP (Oto Roku)
The Male Nurse, S/t LP (Decemberism)
Mouse on Mars, Lichter 10“ (Infinite Greyscale)
Steve Reich, Drumming etc. 3LP (Deutsche Grammophon)
Sea Urchin, Yaqaza LP (K-raa-k)
V.A., Orbital Planes & Passenger Trains Vol.1 2LP/CD (Serein)
V.A., The Essential Doi Inthanon: Classic Isan Pops from the 70s-80s LP/CD (EM Records)

a-musik staff picks august 2016

Asuna, Tide Ripples CD (Home Normal)
Mario Bertoncini, Arpe Eolie LP (Die Schachtel)
John Cage meets Sun Ra, The Complete Concert 2LP/CD (Modern Harmonic)
Hüseyin Ertunc Trio, Musiki LP (Holidays Records)
John, Paul, George, Ringo & Richard, Augen Zu, Malibu LP (Beau Travail)
Saturn And The Sun, Focus on the Centre of Your Skull LP (iDEAL Recordings)
Shackleton with Ernesto Tomasini, Devotional Songs 2x12“ (Honest Jon’s Records)
Shigeo Tanaka, Yumi Kagura LP/CD (EM Records)
Therapeutische Hörgruppe Köln / hans w. koch, Tube Dust Drone - Brückenmusik 1995-2015 Book & CD (Brückenmusik)
Piero Umiliani, Genti e Paesi del Mondo LP (Black Sweat Records)

a-musik staff picks july 2016

Lawrence English, Approaching Nothing CD (Baskaru)
Daniel Higgs, The Fools Sermon, Part 1 LP (Ideologic Organ)
Jürgen Karg, Elektronische Mythen LP/CD (Bureau B)
Monochord, Spatial Stereo 12“ (Meakusma)
Porest, Modern Journal of Popular Savagery LP (Nashazphone)
Swans, The Glowing Man 3LP/2CD/2CD&DVD (Mute)
David Toop, Entities Inertias Faint Beings LP (Room40)
Yoshi Wada, Off The Wall LP (Lantern)
Iannis Xenakis, La Legende d'Eer LP (Karlrecords)
V.A., Aufabwegen 50. Ausgewählte Geräusche 2CD (Auf Abwegen)

a-musik staff picks june 2016

"A" Trio & Alan Bishop, Burj Al Imam LP (Unrock)
Christian Fennesz & Jim O’Rourke, It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry LP/CD (Editions Mego)
Charbel Haber, Of Palm Trees and Decomposition LP (Discrepant)
Hey-O-Hansen, Sno Dub LP (Hey Rec)
Antonio d. Luca, Musik Wozu LP (Hauch Records)
Michael Moser, Antiphon Stein 2LP (Edition RZ)
Teresa Rampazzi, Immagini per Diana Baylon LP (Die Schachtel)
Rainer Riehn, Chants de Maldoror 2LP (Edition Telemark)
Mika Vainio, Mannerlaatta CD (iDEAL Recordings)
Max Würden, Transit CD (Binemusic)

a-musik staff picks may 2016

Benoit and the Mandelbrots, S/t 2LP (Syff)
Black Sun Productions, Dies Juvenalis LP (Hallow Ground)
Johanna Biling, Pulheim Jam Session LP (Apparent Extent)
J.D.Emmanuel, Electronic Minimal Music 3LP (Black Sweat)
Vivien Goldman, Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982) LP/CD (Staubgold)
High Wolf / The Durian Brothers, High Wolf vs. The Durian Brothers 12" (Diskant)
La Tène: Vouerca/Fahy LP (Three:Four Records)
Lucifer, Black Mass LP (Black Mass Rising)
M.Ostermeier, Tiny Birds CD (Home Normal)
Red Stars Over Tokyo, Deconstructing Happiness LP (Testtoon)

a-musik staff picks april 2016

Chris Abrahams, Fluid to the Influence LP/CD (Room40)
Karel Appel, Musique Barbare LP/CD (Sub Rosa)
Henning Christiansen, Requiem of Art Fluxorum Organum II Opus 50 LP (Penultimate Press)
Peter Cusack, After Being in Holland for Two Years LP (Blume)
Tony Conrad with Faust, Outside the Dream Syndicate LP/CD (Superior Viaduct)
John Duncan, Bitter Earth LP (iDEAL RECORDINGS)
Michaela Melian, Electric Ladyland Book/LP/CD (Lenbachhaus)
Danny Oxenberg & Bear Galvin (Pillow Mt. Conspiracy), Late Superimpositions LP (Three:Four Records)
Razen, Endrhymes LP (K-raa-k)
Ytamo, MI WO CD (Someone Good)

a-musik staff picks march 2016

Masami Akita & Eike Ishibashi, Kouen Kyoudai LP (Editions Mego)
Fatima Al Qadiri, Brute LP/CD (Hyperdub)
Bruckner, Happy End LP (Moozak)
Cavern of Anti-Matter, Void Beats/Invocation Trex 3LP/CD (Duophonic)
Chris Corsano & Pak Yan Lau, Asbestos and Little Rain LP (Les Albums Claus)
From Scratch, Five Rhythm Works LP/CD (EM Records)
The Cray Twins, The Pier CD (Fang Bomb)
Nest, Retold CD (2016 special edition) (Serein)
Harry Partch, A Portrait LP (New World Records)
Steve Reich, Four Organs/Phase Patterns LP (Aguirre)

a-musik staff picks february 2016

AMM, Ammmusic LP (Black Truffle Records)
Sir Richard Bishop / Ava Mendoza, Ivory Tower (Hanuman) LP (Unrock)
Mike Cooper, New Kiribati LP (Discrepant)
Dionysian, S/t LP (iDEAL Recordings)
Driftmachine, Eis Heauton LP (Hallow Ground)
Finis Africae, Amazonia LP/CD (EM Records)
Gagarin Kombinaatti, 83-85 2x12" (Puu)
Gelbart, Preemptive Musical Offerings to Satisfy our Future Masters LP (Gagarin)
Phillip Schulze, Ambassador Duos 2LP (Apparent Extent)
This Heat, S/t LP (Modern Classics)

a-musik staff picks january 2016

Arca, Mutant 2LP/CD (Mute)
Anton Bruhin, Vogelsang/Vogelsong/Vogelsung/Vögelsäng 4CD (Alga Marghen)
FM Einheit/Irmler, Bestandteil LP/CD (Klangbad)
Gabriele Emde, Die Natur der Klänge. Neue Musik für Harfe CD (Edition RZ)
Richard Hamilton & Dieter Roth & Luis Chispas, Canciones de Cadaques 2x7" (Primary Information)
Johann Johannsson with Hildur Gudnadottir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, End of Summer LP/CD+DVD (Sonic Pieces)
Konstrukt and Peter Brötzmann, The Message: Live at Kargart 2LP (Holidays Records)
Ross Manning, Interlacing LP (Room40)
Musette, A Cosmic Serenade LP (Häpna)
Guy Reibel, Douze Inventions En Six Modes De Jeu LP (Karlrecords)

a-musik staff top 50 2015

here our the top 50 records of 2015, selected by the a-musik crew. our bestseller, highlights and recommendations - 25 new titles and 25 archival titles/rereleases:

new releases:

Alvarius B, Chin Spirits (Durga) 10" (Unrock)
Luigi Archetti, Null I-VII 7CD (Die Schachtel)
Future Brown, S/t LP/CD (Warp)
John Chantler, Still Light, Outside LP/CD (1703 Skivbolaget)
Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, Live at l'Etrange Festival 2004 2LP (Black Mass Rising)
Mike Cooper, Fratello Mare LP (Room40)
EEK, Kahraba LP (Nashazphone)
James Ferraro, Skid Row 2LP/CD (Break World Records)
Stavros Gasparatos, Expanded Piano LP/CD (Ad Noiseam)
Will Guthrie, Sacree Obsession LP (iDEAL Recordings)
Laurel Halo, Drift (In Situ/Honest Jon’s) 2x12“/CD
Jlin, Dark Energy 2LP/CD (Planet Mu)
K.I.Z., Hurra die Welt geht unter 2LP (Vertigo Berlin)
Kode9, Nothing LP/CD (Hyperdub)
Lau Nau, Hem. Nagostans CD (Fonal)
Pisse, Mit Schinken durch die Menopause LP (Beau Travail)
Colin Potter, Rank Sonata LP (Hallow Ground)
Romperayo, S/t LP (Discrepant)
Schmickler/Tilbury, Timekeepers CD (a-musik)
R.Schwarz, The Scale of Things LP (Gruenrekorder)
Shuttle358, Can You Prove I Was Born LP (12k)
Tapes, No Broken Hearts on This Factory Floor 2LP (EM Records)
U.S. Girls, Half Free LP/CD (4AD)
Anna von Hauswolff, The Miraculous 2LP/CD (City Slang)
Zugezogen Maskulin, Alles Brennt LP (Buback)

archival releases:

Amos & Crew, True Tears LP (War Extension)
Anima, Monte Alto LP (Youdonthavetocallitmusic)
William S. Burroughs, Nothing Here Now But The Recordings LP (Dais Records)
David Borden, Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments LP/CD (Spectrum Spools)
Pascal Comelade & Les Liminanas, Traite De Guitarres Triolectiques LP/CD (Because Music)
Die Tödliche Doris, Die Unsichtbare LP 2LP (Major Label)
Arnold Dreyblatt, Second Selection 2LP (Black Truffle Records)
Family Fodder, Sunday Girls (Director’s Cut) LP/CD (Staubgold)
Ellen Fullman, Long String Instrument LP (Superior Viaduct)
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Conso
Haku, Na Mele A Ka Haku (Music of Haku) LP/CD (EM Records)
Hama, Torodi LP (Sahel Sounds)
Richard Hamilton & Dieter Roth, Canciones De Cadaques 2x7“ (Primary Information)
Joe Jones, Solar Music at Sierksdorf, Ostsee LP (Edition Telemark)
Max Keller, Vier Politische Kompositionen für Tonband CD (Tochnit Aleph)
Kosmose, Kosmic Music from the Black Country 2LP/2CD (Sub Rosa)
Laraaji, Ambient 3: Day of Radiance LP/CD (Glitterbeat)
M.Zalla, Problem d'Oggi LP (Black Sweat Records)
Davide Mosconi, Mosconi Wagner CD (Alga Marghen)
Popol Vuh, Aguirre LP (Wah Wah)
Populäre Musik, Kollektion 03: Populäre Mechanik Compiled by Holger Hiller LP/CD (Bureau B)
Second Layer, World of Rubber 2LP (Dark Entries)
Veronique Vincent/Aksak Maboul/Honeymoon Killers, Ex-Futur Album LP/CD (Crammed Discs)
When, The Black Death LP (Ideologic Organ)
V.A., Early Pakistani Dance Music LP (Ovular)