Friday, February 6, 2015

Noise Admiration's Best of 2014



No hierarchies implied here, says Droopy , only pure admiration !
Only a list - in a random order, numbers are included only for the sake of legibility !
A big thanks to all my readers, listeners, members, contactors and visitors of my blog !
It is highly appreciated ! Dear artists - it was an exiting year with your soundworlds ...


(1) Favorite Artists 2014
1. Les Rallizes Dénudes
2. Morton Feldman
3. Peter Brötzmann
4. Keiji Haino
5. Stephen David Heitkotter
6. The Quash Wagon Reclusion
7. The Blunder of a Horse
8. Fushitsusha
9. Nazoranai
10.  .es [dotes]
11. Inryo-fuen.
12. Takayuki Hashimoto
13. Love Cult
14. La Monte Young
15. Minoru Sato
16. Mad Nanna
17. Katusyoshi Kou.
18. Paul Panhuysen
19. Ignatz & De stervende honden
20. Rie Nakajima
21. Jeremiah Cymerman
22. Aoki Tomoyuki & Mochizuki Harutaka
23. Yong Yandsen / Game of Patience
24.  Akio Suzuki
25. La Morte Young

(2) Favorite Releases 2014
1. Fushitsusha feat. Peter Brötzmann ---- Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself (Utech Records 2014, 3 CDs)
2. Nazoranai ---- The Most Painful Time Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Already (Ideologic Organ 2014)
3. Haino - O'Rourke - Ambarchi ---- Wanting To Melt Beautifully Away Is It A Lack Of Contentment That Stirs Affection For Those Things Said To Be As Of Yet Unseen (Black Truffle 2014)
4. Peter Brötzmann - Keiji Haino - Jim O'Rourke ---- Two City Blues (Trost Records 2015)
5. Inryo-fuen ---- Ho-aku (Em Records 2014)
6. Inryo-fuen ---- Early Works 1980/82 (Em Records 2014)
7. The Quash Wagon Reclusion ---- Deconstructive rock (self-released 2014)
8. The Blunder of a Horse ---- Mystical Manta (self-released 2014)
9. Stephen David Heitkotter ---- Black Orckid (Now Again 2014)
10. Peter Brötzmann / Sonny Sharrock ---- Whatthefuckdoyouwant (Trost Records 2014)
11. Morton Feldman ---- Stringquartet No. 2 (Ives Quartet, Hat hut 2010)
12. Evan Parker - Derek Bailey - Han Bennink ---- Topography of the lungs (Vinyl Reissue 2014)
13. Love Cult ---- Know EP (2014)
14. Ueno Maasaki ----Vortices (Raster Noton 2014)
15. Minoru Sato ---- Irregularity / Homogeneity (2012)
16. Takayuki Hashimoto ---- Sound Drops (Nomart Editions 2014)
17. .es [dotes] ---- darkness (nomart Editions 2013)
18. .es [dotes] ---- void (PSF records 2013)
19. Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Seventeen Years in Ektachrome (Held-Recordings 2014)
20. Aoki Tomoyuki & Mochizuki Harutaka ---- s/t (2014)
21. Brötzmann/Adasiewicz/Edwards/Noble ---- Mental Shake (Otoroku 2014)
22. H.R. Giger's Studiolo ---- s/t (Pacific City Sound Visions 2014)
23. Ora Iso ---- Bathcat (Bada Bing Records 2014)
24. A Handful of Dust ---- Topology of a Phantom City (1997 / Bada Bing Records, Tape Re-issue 2014)
25. Jeremiah Cymerman / Evan Parker / Nate Wooley ---- World of Objects (2014)
26. Francisco Meirino ---- Notebook (Techniques of Self-Destruction) (Misanthropic Agenda 2014)
27. Haikai no ku ---- Ultra High Dimensionality / Pre-Studio Sessions (Box Records 2014)
28. Rie Nakajima - Four Forms (Consumer Waste 2015)
29. John Duncan / Masami Akita ---- The Black Album (Tourette Records 2014)
30. John Duncan / Jim O'Rourke ---- Yeah (Ideal Recordings 2014)
31. La Morte Young - La Morte Young (Dysmusie 2014)

(3) Album of the year 2014
Fushitsusha feat Peter Brötzmann ---- Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself (Utech Records 2014, 3 CDs) 

(4) HNW-projects of the year 2014
1. Clive Henry
2. Julien Skrobek 
(not much more else to report here of an already dead and ill-informed branch of experimental music, sadly)

(5) Main Discoveries 2014
1. Katsuyoshi Kou
2. Ora Iso
3. The Quash Wagon Reclusion
4. The Blunder of a Horse
5. .es [dotes]
6. Mette Rasmussen
7. Wadada Leo Smith
8. Akio Suzuki
9. Minuro Sato
10. Inryo-fuen
11. Brett Naucke
12. Mad Nanna
13. Patrick Emm
14. Paul Panhuysen
15. Aki Onda
16. Sonny Sharrock
17. Morton Subotnik
18. Nate Wooley
19. Haikai no ku
20. Anthroprophh
21. Zemi 17
22. Carl Michael von Hauswolff
23. Jack Ruby
24. Nord
25. Rie Nakajima
26. John Duncan
27. Jason Lescalleet
28. Yong Yandsen
29. Game of Patience
30. Tristan Perich

(6) Life-Savers and/or other antidotes 2014

1. Martin Heidegger
2. Morton Feldman
3. Paul de Man
4. Tom Cohen
5. Walter Benjamin
6. Friedrich Nietzsche
7. Friedrich Hölderlin
8. James Joyce
9. Robert Walser
10.Les Rallizes Denudes
11. Jacques Derrida
12.Werner Hamacher (main rediscovery)  
13. Claire Colebrook
14. William S. Burroughs (main rediscovery "fiction")