This first list is XPERI-MeNTAL-IzM! WOAH YEAH! So if you are one of those guys who is like "hey whats all that racket?", then maybe you wanna skip this list. But also why not open up your mind and free your soul and give peace a chance and stick around? Let's go!
All that said, experimental music does not easily lend itself to rankings/list makings etc...as experimental music is often much more casual, the art act integrated into daily life, for everyone by everyone, as opposed to art as event, the album as blockbuster red carpet roll out hype, which is more easily found in other genres. This is a good thing in my opinion but also why people often think its "boring" because their listening is framed in a different manner. It's also why they don't end up on lists because they are not designed in such away as to be "album of the year" or whatever.
But anyway lists are fun so screw all that here's some stuff i liked.
1. The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - Roadburn (Parallel Corners)
2. Jerusalem In My Heart - Mo7it Al-Mo7it (Constellation)
Seriously check out that track!
3. Bitchin Bajas - Krausened (Permanent Records)
4. Günter Schlienz - The Catalanian Tapes (Seconds Records) /Organ Studies (Constellation Tatsu)
I couldn't find tracks from the albums. This is okay but not as good and not really what you need to know that.
5. Grapefruit - Stolen Highway (Constellation Tatsu)
Constellation Tatsu is putting out some good stuff. This is more synthy good times. Grapefruit is a fairly new comer but already batting like a pro. Last year's Twin Reflections c40 on Sloow Tapes was also great.
6. Forming - Variations of the One Essence (Worn Habit)
Also they give their stuff away on bandcamp! Free! Actually going to find that link I found that they released a longer tape just this december. It could be even better! Its also free! I bet its not better than "Resident of" though! wow what a track of bliss!
There is supposed to be a bandcamp preview of the track embedded here but for some reason it won't embed. Probably because our blog is the worst most ugly blog of all time. Anyway its free at bandcamp, go get it!
7. Donato Dozzy - Plays Bee Mask (Spectrum Spools)
8. Looks Realistic - Where Does it Come From? (Constellation Tatsu)
9. Expo '70 - Virtually from the Unknown (Sonic Meditations)
10. Golden Pawn - This Lake is a Misty Mirror (Space Slave Editions)
11. Noveller - No Dreams (Important Records)
|Other goodies, ie. Honorable Mention:|
Julianna Barwick, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (cannot make a bad album), Aquarelle (Thanks Jim), Mammane Sani et son Orgue (Bryce, you'll love it), Date Palms (Bryce you will also like this), Jan St. Werner (This is gonna slip through the cracks and it shouldn't), J.D. Emmanuel (New Age synth king returns!), Moon Wheel