Pete Young (peteyoung) wrote,
Pete Young
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2009 music

I've just realised I hadn't yet posted my new music list for 2009.The list below has links for the more interesting stuff, but it wasn't an especially good year for finding new music and no new album I heard really stood out as something amazing, so for 'album of the year' I'm invoking No Award... Sturgeon's Law just got upgraded to 95%. The ambient albums I dug the most were probably Cliff Martinez's Solaris soundtrack (for the Steven Soderbergh film) and Twilight Archive's eponymous Twilight Archive; their jazz album Ritual Fiction isn't at all bad either. Most listened-to rock/pop album of the year was probably Chris Cornell's Timbaland-killed-my-career CD Scream because it contains the excellent 'Part of Me'; the rest of it I don't mind at all even though it's a risky new departure for him. Metallica's stunningly awful Death Magnetic from 2008 just confirmed to me they've always the most completely overrated band in the history of rock. For new sounds the most interesting album I heard was probably Laura Inserra's 2007 recording Hang; she plays a rare, newly-invented Swiss hand instrument called the hang which produces a gorgeous percussive sound not unlike a steel pan. All in all, I'm hoping 2010 will fare much better for discovering stuff I haven't heard before.

— acoustic —

Corde Oblique, The Stones of Naples, 2009  ( ITALY )
Rob Costlow, Reconstruction, 2008  ( USA )
Fernwood, Almeria, 2008  ( USA )
Fernwood, Sangita, 2009  ( USA )
Jamie Janover, All Strings Considered, 2004  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Jamie Janover, Now, Center of Time, 2004  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Shira Kammen, Mistral, 2006  ( USA )
Jesse Manno, Sea Spirits, 1993  ( USA )
Reza Manzoori, Reza Nation, 2009  ( USA )
Robert Rich, Open Window, 2007  ( USA )
Ehren Starks, The Depths of a Year, 2003  ( USA )
Greg Williams, A Circle of Hidden Intentions, 2008  ( USA )

— ambient / idm —

Ambient Teknology, The All Seeing Eye Project, 2006  ( UK )
Airnino, Spacesuit Radio, 2009  ( GERMANY )
Amethystium, Evermind, 2004  ( NORWAY )
Adam Certamen Bownik, Elmania Live 2003, 2007  ( POLAND )
Thom Brennan, Mist, 2000  ( USA )
Thom Brennan, The Secret Faiths of Salamanders, 2001  ( USA )
Thom Brennan, Vibrant Water, 2001  ( USA )
Thom Brennan, Signals in Moonlight, 2002  ( USA )
Ray Carl Daye, Spectral Navigator, 2008  ( CANADA )
DJ Zentao, The Village in the Valley, 2007  ( FRANCE )
Doc, Nangilima, 2007  ( FINLAND )
Domased, Selection, 2005  ( SLOVAKIA )
doss-house, Dreamland, 2008  ( FRANCE )
Dreamerion, The Pain Without Name, 2008  ( POLAND )
Escape Philosophy, Chapel Perilous, 2009  ( USA )
Escape Philosophy, Grid, 2009  ( USA )
Etherine, Gleam, 2004  ( USA )
Etherine, 24 Days, 2004  ( USA )
Felixdroid, The Longing, 2009  ( UK )
Fortadelis, Fortadelis, 2007  ( CROATIA )
General Fuzz, Soulful Filling, 2009  ( USA )
The Glimmer Room, Now We Are Six, 2007  ( UK )
Glissando, Loves are Like Empires, 2007  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]
David Julyan, The Prestige, 2006  ( USA )
Just in Space, Galaxy, 2007  ( FRANCE )
Nawang Kechong, Tibetan Meditation Music, 2007  ( TIBET )
Kirsty Hawkshaw, The Ice Castle, 2008  ( UK )
Loop Guru, Catalogue of Desires, vol. 3: The Clear White Variation, 1996  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]
Macroform, Barren Tree, 2007  ( USA )
Macroform, Eclipsed, 2007  ( USA )
Macroform, Letting Yourself Go, 2007  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Macroform, Your Heart is a Transceiver, 2007  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Philippe Mangold, Voyage dans l'ether, 2006  ( FRANCE )
Cliff Martinez, Solaris, 2002  ( USA )
Mechanoflora, Hues of Sound, 2007  ( USA )
Music for the Minority, Ambient, 2007  ( ITALY )
Oöphoi, Mare Tranquillitatis, 2001  ( ITALY )  [ STREAM ]
Matti Paalanen, Warehouse of Distant Dreams, 2005  ( FINLAND )
Matti Paalanen, Hollow, 2006  ( FINLAND )
The Persephone, Blue and Other Colours, 2008  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]
Project Divinity, Divinity, 2006  ( FINLAND )
Psychetropic, China Radio Sunshine, 2004  ( USA )
QLHead, Metamorphosis, 2007  ( POLAND )
Robert Rich, Calling Down the Sky, 2003  ( USA )
Robert Rich, Temple of the Invisible, 2003  ( USA )
Robert Rich, Echo of Small Things, 2005  ( USA )
Robert Rich, Shamballa – Live Archive vol. 3, 2009  ( USA )
Robert Rich, Alien Zoology – Live Archive vol. 4, 2009  ( USA )
Robert Rich, Lumin – Live Archive vol. 6, 2009  ( USA )
Robert Rich, Mycosphere – Live Archive vol. 7, 2009  ( USA )
Steve Roach, Immersion: Three, 2007  ( USA )
Steve Roach, Destination Beyond, 2009  ( USA )
SaReGaMa, Spirits of Ancestors, 2007  ( ISRAEL )
Satori, For Relaxation, 2005  ( UKRAINE )
David Schombert, Quiet Life, vol. 1, 2005  ( FRANCE )
Sebrider, Heaven and Sea, 2005  ( FRANCE )
Sieber, Kammer, Fulton & Schatz, Music from 'Braid', 2009  ( USA )
Softspace, The Darkness, 2009  ( UK )
Softspace, Evolution, 2009  ( UK )
Stidiek, Feelms, 2007  ( SPAIN )
Strange Space, Road, 2007  ( POLAND )  [ STREAM ]
Strojovna 07, Switch On – Switch Off, 2006  ( SLOVAKIA )
Tiristor Theory, Our Dreams, 2009  ( HUNGARY )
Transient, Hexual Ceiling, 2008  ( USA )
TVset under repair, Cosmoportable, 2005  ( UKRAINE )
Twilight Archive, Twilight Archive, 2009  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Uberlulu, Espace, Temps, Esotérisme & Compagnie, 2007  ( HAITI )
Vangelis, Antarctica, 1983  ( GREECE )
Zentriert in Antlitz, Diametral, 2007  ( GERMANY )

— blues —

Jag, Pretty Girl Blues, 2004  ( USA )
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Wake Up Call, 1993  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Blues for the Lost Days, 1997  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]

— jazz —

Miles Davis, ’Round About Midnight, 1956  ( USA )
Tamia, Pierre Favre, De La Nuit... Le Jour, 1988  ( CANADA / SWITZERLAND )
Tamia, Pierre Favre, Solitudes, 1992  ( CANADA / SWITZERLAND )
Chico Freeman, The Emissary, 1996  ( USA )
Jon Hassell, Fascinoma, 1999  ( USA )
Dave Holland Trio, Triplicate, 1988  ( UK / USA )
Jive Ass Sleepers, Gettin' Down to Business, 2008  ( USA )
John Taylor, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron Rosslyn, 2003  ( UK/USA )
Steps Ahead, Modern Times, 1984  ( USA )
John Surman Quartet, Stranger Than Fiction, 1994  ( UK )
Steve Tibbetts, Big Map Idea, 1989  ( USA )
Colin Towns Mask Quintet with Maria Pia De Vito, Still Life, 1998  ( UK )
Twilight Archive, Ritual Fiction, 2008  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]

— reggae / dub —

Ali Campbell, Big Love, 1995  ( UK )
King Dubby, 1st Dubs, 2006  ( FRANCE )  [ STREAM ]
Mad Professor & Lee "Scratch" Perry, Dub Take the Voodoo out of Reggae, 1997  ( UK / JAMAICA )  [ STREAM ]
Augustus Pablo, The Very Best of Augustus Pablo, 2002  ( JAMAICA )
Taya Wooden, Mone Zion, 2007  ( IVORY COAST )

— rock / pop / soul —

The Album Leaf, The Seal Beach EP, 2005  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
A Scanner Darkly, A Scanner Darkly, 2006  ( USA )
Avanea, Solaris, 2008  ( FRANCE )
Ayo, Gravity At Last, 2009  ( NIGERIA / ROMANIA )
The Beautiful South, Blue is the Colour, 1996  ( UK )
Bertycox, Free Climb, 2009  ( FRANCE )
Justin Bianco, Nocturnum, 2008  ( USA )
J.T. Bruce, Universica, 2008  ( USA )
Myles Cochran, Marginal Street, 2003  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Chris Cornell, Euphoria Morning, 1999  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Chris Cornell, Carry On, 2007  ( USA )
Chris Cornell, Scream, 2009  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
The Cure, Disintegration, 1989  ( UK )
The Cure, Show, 1993  ( UK )
Mario Chaos Descheneaux, Alerte Bleue, 2009  ( CANADA )
DJ Bouly, 4:00, 2007  ( FRANCE )
DJ Bouly, The Revolution of Fluff, 2007  ( FRANCE )
DJ Markitos, Unreachable Destiny, 2005  ( UK )
Dr. Kuch, Analog Disease, 2004  ( FRANCE )
Electric Frankenstein, The Time Is Now, 2003  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Emma's Mini, Beat Generation Mad Trick, 2003  ( USA )
Newton Faulkner, Hand Built By Robots, 2007  ( UK )
Five Star Fall, Automatic Ordinary, 2006  ( CANADA )
Macy Gray, On How Life Is, 1999  ( USA )
Greendjohn, Nights and Days, 2008  ( ROMANIA )
Hands Upon Black Earth, Translucent, 2009  ( USA )
John Holowach, Elements, 2007  ( USA )
Kalabi, Dandelion, 2008  ( UK )
Kavi Jezzie Hockaday, Dancing Buddhas, 2008  ( UK )
The Kiss That Took a Trip, Dating Aphrodite, 2008  ( SPAIN )
KLUtCh, Bugs Eat My Dreams, 2005  ( RUSSIA )
Jade Leary, The Lost Art of Human Kindness, 2004  ( CANADA )  [ STREAM ]
Liquid Zen, Seventythree, 2006  ( USA )
Loop Guru, Bathtime with Loop Guru, 2003  ( UK )
Loop Guru, Elderberry Shiftglass, 2006  ( UK )
Mercy Machine, Mercy Machine, 1997  ( USA )
Metallica, Death Magnetic, 2008  ( USA )
Mogwai, Mr. Beast, 2006  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]
Mud&Dust, Mud&Dust, 2008  ( ISRAEL )
Mystery, Darkness is Coming, 2007  ( FRANCE )
Paperadio, Novella, 2008  ( UK )
PeerGynt Lobogris, Outworld, 2009  ( SPAIN )
Prince, Graffiti Bridge, 1990  ( USA )
Quarks, Rendez-vous sur la Terre, 2009  ( FRANCE )
Antony Raijekov, Jazz U, 2008  ( BULGARIA )
C.J. Rogers, Neon Lights, 2007  ( LUXEMBOURG )
Roots of Rebellion, Surfacing, 2007  ( USA )
Ruined Machines, The Grasping Hands of Possibility, 2007  ( USA )
Carlos Santana, Supernatural, 1999  ( MEXICO )
Nitin Sawhney, Beyond Skin, 2005  ( INDIA / UK )
Erica Shine, I Will Wait for You, 2009  ( USA )
Sigur Rós, Takk..., 2005  ( ICELAND )  [ STREAM ]
Silly Fools, Silly Fools, 2007  ( THAILAND )
Solar Cycle, Sunlight, 2005  ( UK )
Sonic Mystery, Great Moves, 2009  ( SLOVENIA )
Sonic Mystery, Light in the Dark, 2009  ( SLOVENIA )
Spin Doctors, Turn It Upside Down, 1994  ( USA )
Roger Subirana, The Dark Symphony, 2009  ( SPAIN )
David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, The First Day, 1993  ( UK )
Syntharmony, Reworked, 2009  ( BELGIUM )
Tryad, Listen, 2006  ( USA )
Version, Versions, 2004  ( USA )
The West Exit, Nocturne, 2004  ( USA )
WhiteRoom, WhiteRoom, 2007  ( CANADA )  [ STREAM ]
Williamson, A Few Things To Hear Before We All Blow Up, 2003  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Williamson, The Trashcan Electric, 2008  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Josh Woodward, Breadcrumbs, 2009  ( USA )
Zilla, Egg, 2003  ( USA )

— world / roots —

3 Mustaphas 3, Soup of the Century, 1990  ( UK )
Amadou & Mariam, Dimanche à Bamako, 2005  ( MALI )
Anamar, Transfado, 2005  ( PORTUGAL )  [ STREAM ]
Curandero, Curandero, 1995  ( USA )
Curandero, Aras, 1997  ( USA )
Dub Colossus, In a Town Called Addis, 2008  ( ETHIOPIA )
Falik, Streaks and Strokes, 2003  ( USA )
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Gurrumul, 2008  ( AUSTRALIA )
The Headroom Project, Apa Ya, 2006  ( GERMANY )
Laura Inserra, Hang, 2007  ( ITALY )  [ STREAM ]
Jesse Manno, Opium, 2001  ( USA )
Novalima, Coba Coba, 2008  ( PERU )
Deva Premal, Dakshina, 2005  ( INDIA )
Rasa, Shelter, 2006  ( USA )
Tim Rayborn, Ashek, 2003  ( USA )
SaReGaMa, Bodhi Tree, 2007  ( ISRAEL )
SaReGaMa, 4D Reality, 2007  ( ISRAEL )
SaReGaMa, The Four Elements, 2008  ( ISRAEL )  [ STREAM ]
Solace, Ahsas, 2003  ( USA )
Solace, The Medusa Crown, 2009  ( USA )
Sonic Ahmed, Balkanbrääz, 2009  ( GERMANY )
Tarahumara, Mama Shungo, 2000  ( PERU )
touchingGrace, Happenstance, 2004  ( INDIA / USA )
touchingGrace, Panacea, 2004  ( INDIA / USA )  [ STREAM ]
touchingGrace, The Reformation Sessions, 2004  ( INDIA / USA )
touchingGrace, Submission, 2004  ( INDIA / USA )
Ruben van Rompaey, Eastern Expressions 3 – Asahi, 2008  ( HOLLAND )  [ STREAM ]
Hector Zazou & Swara, In the House of Mirrors, 2008  ( FRANCE )

— anthologies / collections —
Desperado: The Soundtrack, 1995  
Music from the Motion Picture 'Pulp Fiction', 1994  
South by Southwest, 2006  ( MAGNATUNE )
Music from the Motion Picture 'A Low Down Dirty Shame', 1994  

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