Friday, February 5, 2016

Noise Admiration's Best of 2015



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 2015
1. The Quash Wagon Reclusion
2. The Julia Sound
3. The Blunder of a Horse
4. Neil Michael Hegarty and the Howling Hex
5. Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura
6. Absurde
7. Tom Carter
8. Alvarius B 
9. Sammartano
10. Tashi Dorji
11. Pedestrian Deposit
12. Weasel Walter
13. Sound Awakener
14. Noordwiijk
15. Peter Brötzmann
16. Matthew Bower
17. Keiji Haino
18. Lauren Chasse
19. Slomo
20. Black Sun Roof
21. Thierry Müller
22  Head Dress
23. German Army
24  Forests
25. Granite Mask
26. Bitchin' Bajas
27. Anthroprophh
28. Raajmahal
29. Pye Corner Audio
30. Zombi
31. Li Jianhong
32. Hijokaidan
33. Jojo Hiroshige
34. Deathstench
35. Phurpa
36. .es


(2) Favorite Releases 2015
1. The Quash Wagon Reclusion - Introducing: A-Question-of-Will T'retett (Bandcamp 2015)
2. The Quash Wagon Reclusion - A Room with Tempered Walls.(Bandcamp 2015)
3, The Blunder of a Horse - Mystery Manta.(Bandcamp 2015)
4. The Blunder of a Horse - Zooanthrophi.(Bandcamp 2015)
5. The Julia Sound - Post-Creation. (Bandcamp 2015)
6. es.- Senses Complex (Nomart 2015)
7. Sara et al. - Tinctura (Nomart 2015)
8. Neil Michael Hegarty and the Howling Hex - The Hildreth Tapes (Golden Lab 2013)
9. Tom Carter - Long Time Underground (Three Lobed 2015)
10. Caught on Tape / Corsano - Bishop - Orcutt - Parallelograms (Three Lobed 2015)
11. Alvarius B - Sir Richard Bishop - If you don't like it.... Don't (Three Lobed 2015)
12. Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura - Clifton Park, Vol. 1/2 (LP, Bandcamp 2015)
13. Ramleh - Circular Time (Crucial Blast 2015)
14. Ilitch - 10 Suicides (Re-issue 1980/2013)
15. Ilitch - Periodikmindtrouble (reissue 1978/2015)
16. Tashi Dorji / Marisa Anderson - Karma Lata (Footfalls Records 2015)
17. Laddio Bollocko - Live and Unreleased 1997-2000 (Bandcamp 2015)
18. Mamman Sani - Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984 (Sahelsounds 2015)
19. Sammartano - Low Pitched Italy (Black Moss 2015)
20. Hijokaidain - Emergency Stairway to Heaven  (Cold Spring 2015)
21. Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Some Historical Shrines of 1934 (Bandcamp 2015)
22. Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 (Bandcamp 2015)
23. Frank Rosaly - Malo (Utech Records 2015)
24. Burning Tree - North Hex (Utech Records 2015)
25. Byron Westbrook - Precipices (Root Strata 2015)
26. Peter Brötzmann & Kontrukt - Dolunay (Holiday Records 2015)
27. Chris Corsano & Pak Yan Lau - Asbestos and little Rain (Les Ateliers Claus 2016)
28. Grant Evans - Brittle / Reflection / Silent Refusal / Juvenilia (Bandcamp 2015)
29. Coppice - Matches & Cores / Eruct  (Futurevessel 2015)
30. Toy.bizarre - kdi dctb 278 (Semperflorens 2015)
31. Ernest Gibson - Pastoral IV (Bandcamp 2014)
32. Frank Bretschneider - Isolation (L-NE 2015)
33. Kostis - The Jail's a Fine School (Missippi Records 1930/2015)
34. Berber Ox - Communication with the Interior (Cave Recordings 2015)
35. Keith Rowe & John Tilbury - Enough Still Not to Know (Sofa Label 2015)
36. Noordwiijk - Sailor Boy II (Jeunesse Cosmique 2015)
37. Ryoko Akama & Bruno Duplant - Immobilité (Notice Records 2015)
38. Masahiko Togashi & Masayuki Takayanagi - Zojoji Conceet No.13 (1983, LP 2015)
39. Joshua Burkett - Gold Cosmos (2001 , re-issue 2015)
40. Tlaotlon - Natural Devices (World Memory 2015)
41. Sabisha Friedberg & Peter Edwards - The Hant Variance (Issue Room 2015)
42. Henry Kaiser & Ray Russell - The Celestial Squid (Cuneiform 2015)
43. German Army - Tapes, Tapes and Tapes ... from 2015
44. Jason Lescalleet & Justin Meyers - The White Page (Glistening Examples 2015)
45. JFK - La bàs 1987-1992 (2014)
46. Valerio Tricoli - Miseri Lares (Pan 2014)
47. Afrikan Sciences - The Image (Boiler Room Debuts 2015)
48. Moniek Darge & Graham Lambkin - Indian Soundies (Penultimate Press 2014)
49. Aaron Dilloway / Jason Lescalleet - Popeth (Glistening Examples 2015)
50. Sound Awakener - September Traveler (2015)
51. Manuel Mota - Rck (Dromos Records 2012)
52. Brötzmann - Haino - O'Rourke - Two City Blues 2 (Trost Records 2015)
53. Chris Corsano Mette Rasmussen Duo - All the Ghosts at Once (Relative Pitch 2015)
54. John Duncan Jim O'Rourke - Yeah (Ideal Recordings 2014)
55. Sick Llama - Surrounded by Gold and Death (Premier Sang 2014)
56. Forest - Dead Species (Bandcamp 2015)
57 Head Dress - Recordings for Ensoniq Fizmo Vol. 1 (Bandcamp 2015)
58. Bitchin' Bajas - Vibraquatic (Captcha Records 2012)
59. Anthroprophh - U.F.O. (Captcha Records 2015)
60. Expo 70 - Kinetic Tones (Oaken Palace Records 2015)
61. Other Matter - Probes (Improviseds Beings 2015)
62. Deathstench / Phurpa- Evoking Shadows of Death (Black Plague /Malignant 2016)

(3) Album of the Year 2015
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(4) HNW-projects of the Year 2015
1. Clive Henry
2. Absurde
3. Flood
4. Vomir
5. Black Matter Phantasm
6. Nascitari
7. Gesis

(5) Main Discoveries 2015
1. Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura
2. Neil Michael Hegarty and the Howling Hex
3. Thierry Müller
4. Weasel Walter
5. Grant Evans
6. Kenny Millions
7. Berber Ox
8. Asmus Tietchens
9. Departmentstore Santas
10. Doug Hream Blunt
11. Andrew Weathers Ensemble
12. Notice Records
13. Coppice
14. Michale Pisaro
15. Tlatolon
16. Discordian Community Ensemble
17. Scott Tuma
18. Else Marie Pade
19. Afrikan Sciences
20. Stephen Cornford
21. Nicolas Bernier
22. Hossein Alizadeh
23. Harry Bertoia
24. Yan Jun
25. Aki Onda
26. Sound Awakener
27. Nonhorse
28. Akira Sakata
29. Costin Miereanu
30. Jason Kahn
31. Monoton
32. Total Control
33. John Duncan
34. Forests
35. Granite Mask
36. Other Matter
37. Michael Morley / Gate

(6) Life-Savers and/or other antidotes 2015

1. Martin Heidegger
2. Morton Feldman
3. Paul de Man
4. Tom Cohen
5. James Joyce.
6. John Barth (main discovery "fiction",)
7. Friedrich Hölderlin
8. Walter Benjamin
9. Jacques Derrida