The owners and DJs of the radio station Anti-Gravity Bunny Radio airs on, BFF.fm, collectively decided it would be cool if DJs wanted to share their favorite records of the year. Since I already did my Top Drone list, I figured I’d do a Top Non-Drone list.
The list I made (which you can see here, with a little writeup of each) is officially a Top 10, but since 10 songs couldn’t fill up the show, I added a few more that probably would’ve taken the 11-13 spots if they existed. Anyway, I ended up being completely head over heels for a bunch of records this year that weren’t drone (which is not uncommon, contrary to what I review on AGB, I actually have somewhat rounded music taste), so I was more than happy to make this list and shower these records with even more praise.
Update: Thanks to Carr down there in the comments, I had no idea Andy Stott had so many records. Dude’s been recording since 06 and he’s got like 20 records, so ignore my comments during the show about the Luxury Problems full length and the We Stay Together/Passed Me By EPs being his first releases.
Background music: Ak’chamel, The Giver Of Illness – Head Of Acante, Talking Tree (from Fucking With Spirits)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:19 Benjamin Booker – Always Waiting (from Benjamin Booker)
00:03:37 Cody Yantis – Brightness IV (from Resonant Memory)
00:07:58 Horseback – Chanting Out The Low Shadow (from Piedmont Apocrypha)
00:24:39 Jackie McDowell – Golden Fields (from Baptisia)
00:29:58 Talk break
00:31:21 Wold – Spiral Star Inversion (from Postsocial)
00:45:38 Panopticon – Where Mountains Pierce The Sky (from Roads To The North)
00:58:16 Talk break
00:59:37 Andy Stott – Violence (from Faith In Strangers)
01:06:10 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – What We Loved Was Not Enough (from Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything)
01:17:32 Mamiffer – Enantiodromia (from Statu Nascendi)
01:33:46 Talk break
01:34:43 Rivulets – Summer Rain (from I Remember Everything)
01:40:19 Have A Nice Life – Burial Society (from The Unnatural World)
01:46:55 Dama/Libra – The Chant (from Claw)
01:53:29 The Body – Our Souls Were Clean (from I Shall Die Here)
01:58:36 Talk break