Friday, April 13, 2007


i'ev been asked to update my list of 2007 releases that i have heard so far, to keep those friends who care updated. whether or not it is healthy that i've downloaded over 70 albums and it is still early april, i am not entirely sure...

rough favorite 10-15 so far (in no order; pretty much all brilliant, essential albums):
mv+ee and the bummer road - green blues
panda bear - person pitch
marissa nadler - songs 3: bird on the water
soft circle - full bloom
death unit - infinite death
plants - double infinity
robedoor & pocahaunted - mouth of prayer
excepter - tank tapes
raccoo-oo-oon - behold secret kingdom
rameses III - honey rose
mv + ee - mars delta
mv + ee - goodbye moonface
hototogisu - spooked summer
mammatus - the coast explodes

very great albums:
ignatz - II
boris with michio kurihara - rainbow
tom ze - Danç-Êh-Sá
richard youngs + tirath singh nirmala - s/t
sinking infinities - the life of riley
birchville cat motel with anla courtis - three sparkling echoes
dungen - tio bitar
titan - a raining sun of light & love for you & you & you
charlemagne palestine - a sweet quasimoto between black vampire
master musicians of bukkake - s/t

really good albums:
fursaxa - alone in the dark wood
burning star core - blood lightning
lichens - OMNS
wolf eyes - black wings over the sand
GHQ - crystal healing
frog eyes - tears of the valedictorian
carlos giffoni - arrogance
blonde redhead - 23
acid mothers temple - the soul of a mountain wolf
nadja - thaumogenesis
lambsbread - stereo mars
battles - mirrored
david thomas broughton - it's in there somewhere
baikal - s/t
alligator crystal moth - bones of the great divide
aaron dilloway - white hair amputation bloodlust 7"
cold bleak heat - simitu
starving weirdos - shrine of the post-hypnotic
of - the awful cloud
badgerlore - we are hopeful farmers
wold - screech owl
egypt is the magick # - the valentine process
frode haltli - passing images
ettrick - sunder arrythmic death vol. 2
tovah olson - waves and i don't get along
jesse sykes and the sweet hereafter - LLL

disappointing/non-essential/probably skippable, but still interesting albums:
wooden wand - james and the quiet
avey tare and kria brekkan - pullhair rubeye
500mg - apocatastisis
omar rodriguez-lopez & damo suzuki - please heat this eventually
rio en medio - the bride of dynamite
maher shalal hash baz - l'autre cap
boris & merzbow - walrus and groon
haunting - hallway
marnie stern - in advance of the broken arm
deerhunter - cryptograms
arcade fire - neon bible
jesu - sundown sunrise
jesu - conqueror
bill callahan - woke on a whaleheart
hauschka - room to expand
sir richard bishop - staged
magik markers - you can't fuck a clock
magik markers - last of retsin


emily said...

the arcade fire album is probably my favorite album since i first heard "meat is murder" by the smiths. ;)

Phil said...

thanks for updating this. i am already unorganized with 07s. I agree with all your placements. what was up with that 500mg? it seemed like such a great concept and then it simply didn't deliver.