[ Top "10s" 2016 ]

(Not yet final)

Never too soon [or too late!!] to start thinking about year-end best of lists! Here are the 2016 releases we’re pretty sure about so far. Andee’s already picked considerably more than ten, as is his wont, while Allan’s leaving some room yet... And of course, when the time is right, please feel free to share your own top tens (or whatevers) in the comments section.

Andee's list (totally unfinished)

Posies Solid States (My Music Empire)
Terra Tenebrosa The Reverses (Debemur Morti)
Trim 1-800-Dinosaur Presents (1-800-Dinosaur Communications)
Flanch s/t (Darling Recordings)
Mrs Magician Bermuda (Swami)
Forn s/t (Gilead Media)
Huerco S For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) (Proibito)
Nada Surf You Know You Are (Barsuk)
Defeated Sanity Disposal Of The Dead / Dharmata (Willowtip)
Nails You Will Never Be One Of Us (Nuclear Blast)
Ahpdegma Seolfkwyllen (Drakkar Productions)
Mizmor Yodh (Gilead Media)
Paranoid Satyagraha (Southern Lord)
XavlegbmaofffassssitimiwoamndutroabcwapwaeiippohfffX Gore (self-released)
Anakin Radio Transmission Failure (self-released)
Death Index s/t (Deathwish Inc.)
Blood Incantation Starspawn (Dark Descent)
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Scientists A Place Called Bad (Numero Group)
Siege Drop Dead (Disk Union / Armageddon)
White Zombie It Came From N.Y.C. (Numero Group)
Hell MMXVI  (Cloister Recordings)
Anakin Prim@ry (Kenobi)

Allan's list (pretty close to done)

Agatus The Eternalist (Hells Headbangers)
Angela Martyr The November Harvest (Avantgarde)
The All Seeing Hand Sand To Glass (Muzai)
Barrow Wight Kings In Saurons Service (Heavy Chains)
Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann self-titled (Lovers & Lollipops/Shhpuma)
Blood Incantation Starspawn (Dark Descent)
The Body/Full Of Hell One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache (Neurot)
CCR Headcleaner Tear Down The Wall (In The Red)
Deamon's ChildScherben Mussen Sein (Zygmatron)
Eggs Of Gomorrh Rot Prophet (Vault Of Dried Bones)
Electro Guzzi Clones (Macro)
Eternal Champion The Armor Of Ire (No Remorse)
Horse Lords Interventions (Northern Spy)
Kandodo/McBain Lost Chants/Last Chance (Rooster Rock)
Nisennenmondai #N/A (On-U Sound)
Ravensire The Cycle Never Ends (Cruz Del Sur)
Rebolledo Mondo Alterado (Hippie Dance)
Savoy Motel s/t (What's Your Rupture?)
Sugai Ken ‎Goto no Yoniwa - Garden in the Night (An Electronic Re-creation) (EM Records)
Vektor Terminal Redux (Earache)
Woods City Sun Eater In The River Of Light (Woodsist)
YPY Zurhyrethm (EM Records)

Bixio*Frizzi*Tempera Magnetic Systems (Finders Keepers)
From Scratch Five Rhythm Works (EM)
King Sighter The One Eyed Giant (Burning Sounds)
Lifetones For A Reason (Light In The Attic)
Osamu Kitajima Benzaiten (Psychedelic Sounds International)
Pit Piccinelli, Fred Gales & Walter Maioli Amazonia 6891 (Black Sweat)
Syrinx Tumblers From The Vault (1970-1972) (Rvng Intl.)
v/a Space Echo - The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed! (Analog Africa)
v/a Venezuela 70 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth - Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970's (Soul Jazz)
Dennis Young Wave: Electronic Music 1984-1988 (Bureau B)


  1. Aluk Todolo "Voix"
    Félicia Atkinson + Jefre Cantu-Ledesma "Comme un seul narcisse"
    Body Sculptures "A Body Turns To Eden"
    Bölzer "Hero"
    Cube "My Cube"
    Geryon "The Wound and the Bow"
    Grim "Orgasm"
    Howls Of Ebb "Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows"
    Liebestod "Beta Male"
    Mamiffer and Daniel Menche "Crater"
    Mamiffer "The World Unseen"
    Francisco Meirino "Surrender, Render, End"
    Mithras "On Strange Loops"
    NHK yx Koyxen "Doom Steppy Reverb"
    Oranssi Pazuzu "Varahtelija"
    Pan Sonic ‎"Atomin Paluu"
    Margo Price "Midwestern Farmers Daughter"
    Puce Mary "The Spiral"
    Raime "Tooth"
    Tanz Ohne Musik "Infinity"
    Valerio Tricoli "Clonic Earth"
    Violent Change "VC3"
    Wormed "Krigsu"


    Autechre "Incunabula"/"Amber"/"Tri Repetae"
    Browning Mummery "Obiter Scripta"
    Caroline K "Now Wait for Last Year"
    Coil "Ape of Naples"/"The New Backwards"
    Controlled Bleeding "Knees & Bones"/"Distress Signals" I & II/"Body Samples"
    Darkspace I
    Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words "No Words"
    Manuel Gottsching "E2-E4"/"Inventions for Electric Guitar"
    Jürgen Karg "Elektronische Mythen"
    Le Syndicat "Audiostatik Repress"
    Skin Crime "Case Studies in Early Taxidermy"
    Spear Of Longinus "Domni Satnasi"
    S.P.K. "S.P.K. Dokument - Recordings 1979-1983"
    Trad Gras Och Stenar "Djungelns Lag"/"Mors Mors"/"Kom Tillsammans"/"Gärdet 12.6.1970"
    Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guèbru "Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guèbru"

  2. in no particular order:

    Crying "Beyond the Fleeting Gates"
    Big Eyes "Stake My Claim"
    Funeralizer "Funeralizer"
    Bent Shapes "Wolves of Want"
    Aluk Todolo "Voix"
    Look Mexico "Uniola"
    Sneaks "Gymnastics"
    Three Trapped Tigers "Silent Earthling"
    Dalek "Asphalt For Eden"
    Katie Dey "Flood Network"
    Steve Lehman "Selebeyone"
    Mitski "Puberty 2"
    Grave Miasma "Endless Pilgrimage"
    DJ Rude One "ONEderful"
    Dedekind Cut "$uccessor"
    Bangladeafy "Narcopaloma"
    Writing in the Skies "Metamorphose"
    Dynatron "The Rigel Axiom"
    Virus "Memento Collider"
    Ladyhawke "Wild Things"
    Sevens Nines and Tens "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Slums"