As usual, reissues and unearthed obscurities take up a lot of listening bandwidth but these are top of the class for Just A Blip in 2017.
Ellen Arkbro – For Organ and Brass (Subtext Recordings)
Meditative drones inna meantone temperament stylee. A+.
Visible Cloaks – Terrazzo (Ft. Motion Graphics). (RVNG Intl.)
Opened a door to the Fourth World and now I can’t find my way back.
Lord of the Isles – Parabolas Of Neon EP (Firecracker Recordings)
Melancholic machine music from the consistently correct Firecracker label.
Davy Keogh – Short Passing Game (WAH WAH WINO)
Every song is a winner on this EP, but the title track is too fast, too long, too noisy. Perfect in every way.
Lanark Artefax – Touch Absence (Whities)
Golden era Warp sounds repurposed into dancefloor gold dust by the innocence of youth.
Gig of the Year: Lanark Artefax’ live debut at Unsound, Krakow.
Deafening lights, blinding noise, infinite fractal pierogi.