Anti-Gravity Bunny

The Monks Of The Eiheiji album cover
 
Not much metal in this one. I highly recommend checking out Cinder Well’s album in full. Ends with 30+ minutes of absolute mayhem while Paul Giamatti reads A Scanner Darkly.
 

00:00:00 Cinder Well – Our Lady’s (from No Summer)
00:09:15 Sarah Hennies – Habitat (from Habitat)
00:13:40 Unknown musicians – トラック諸島 (from The Music Of Micronesia, The Kao-shan Tribes Of Taiwan, And Sakhalin)
00:21:27 Sunn O))) – 606Day1_LM Song6 (from 606_LM preproduction 270618)
00:27:17 Kamila Govorčin – Introversion (from Anima)
00:30:14 The Monks Of The Eiheiji – 夜坐 (from )
00:50:25 Tolerance – Voyage Au Bout De La Nuit (from Anonym)
00:52:45 Penelope Trappes – Gnostic State (from Gnostic State)
01:01:36 Konstantin Raudive – Side A (from Breakthrough (An Amazing Experiment In Electronic Communication With The Dead))
01:11:46 Windy & Carl – Song In A (Instrumental Demo, May 1995) (from Unreleased Home Recordings 1992-1995)
01:16:38 Emily A. Sprague – Mirror (from Hill, Flower, Fog)
01:25:55 Primitive Man – Menacing (from Immersion)
01:33:55 Garbage Pail Kids – Bjerg Bichaels (from Garbage Pail Kids)
01:34:38 Philip K. Dick read by Paul Giamatti – Chapter 14 (excerpt) (from A Scanner Darkly)

Kassel Jaeger Jim O’Rourke - In Cobalt Aura Sleeps album cover
 
This is a pretty heavy & dark episode with tons of collaging (there’s 4 songs going at once for part of “Blood Rite”) but ends on a light note with some simultaneous Jobin/Atkinson action and a couple 80s New Age dreams.
 

00:00:00 Vulgarite – They Will Fall (from Fear Not The Dark Nor The Sun’s Return)
00:06:30 Ellen Fullman & Theresa Wong – Blue Tunnel Fields (from The Harmonic Series)
00:06:53 Mai 12 – Turquoise, Grey, White, Black (from Relatives Schoensein)
00:07:01 Ursula K. Le Guin – The Escape (excerpt) (from The Left Hand Of Darkness)
00:18:47 Terminal Nation – Expired Utopia (from Holocene Extinction)
00:19:38 Dead Neanderthals – Blood Rite (from Blood Rite)
00:23:11 Old Tower – The Fallen One (from The Last Eidolon)
00:25:40 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project – Caatfin (from Scaath Catfish)
00:28:19 Kassel Jaeger & Jim O’Rourke – In Cobalt Aura Sleeps 2 (from In Cobalt Aura Sleeps)
00:49:32 Vile Creature – Glory! Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (from Glory! Glory! Apathy Took Helm!)
01:03:27 Enya – Water Shows The Hidden Heart (from Amarantine)
01:08:01 Hilary Woods – Through The Dark, Love (from Birthmarks)
01:13:04 Phurpa – 01(3) (from Hymns Of Gyer)
01:13:43 Various – tracks 14, 8, 4, 5, 19, 7 (from Spectra Ex Machina: A Sound Anthology Of Occult Phenomena 1920-2017 Vol.1)
01:30:46 France Jobin – Inertia (from Death Is Perfection, Everything Else Is Relative)
01:30:46 Félicia Atkinson – I Can’t Stop Thinking About It (from Everything Evaporate)
01:45:51 Mimi Izumi Kobayashi – Meditation In The Water (from Seaside Memories – Poesy Of The Island)
01:52:02 Pete Bardens – The Stargate (from Seen One Earth)

https://claricejensen.bandcamp.com/album/the-experience-of-repetition-as-death
 
Got some excellent new metal, some excellent new weird shit, new Shirley Collins (!!!), Korean religious rituals, a poem about Harriet Tubman, strange 70s spoken word stuff, an excerpt from Annie Jacobsen’s book Surprise, Kill, Vanish (which sounds especially good paired with both Christopher Elmore & Sunrot), and plenty more.
 

00:00:00 Soyuz – The Sacred War (Towards Victory) (from Red Blood, White Frost)
00:13:11 Phew – Can You Keep It Down, Please? (from Can You Keep It Down, Please?)
00:15:51 Margaret Walker – Harriet Tubman (from The Poetry of Margaret Walker)
00:23:41 Musikautomatika – Untitled 2 (from Musikautomatika)
00:31:57 Annie Jacobsen – An Assassination Capability (excerpt) (from Surprise, Kill, Vanish)
00:35:44 Christopher Elmore – James River Running Beneath Boulevard Bridge (from Two Studies For A Self-Portrait)
00:41:00 Sunrot – Aether (from Sunnata)
00:50:19 Undirheimar – Heljarrúnar (from Heljarrúnar)
00:54:24 David First – Scene 7 (from The Consummation Of Right And Wrong)
00:56:11 Shirley Collins – Sweet Greens and Blues (from Heart’s Ease)
01:07:57 Lamp Of Murmuur – A Burning Spear To The Heart Of Dawn (Part II) (from The Burning Spears Of Crimson Agony)
01:18:18 Marr’del – Maria (from Mystery Of Love)
01:30:35 Marina Rosenfeld – Two (Joy Of Fear) (from Joy Of Fear)
01:40:47 Group lead by Kim Dae Re – Che-Sok Kut (excerpt) (from Shamanistic Ceremonies Of Chindo)
01:41:43 Clarice Jensen – Day Tonight (from The Experience Of Repetition As Death)
01:53:35 Horace Sprott – Early One Morning, The Blues Come Falling Down (from Music From The South, Vol. 02: Horace Sprott, 1)

flowers of evil album cover
 
UPDATE 2: The episode is back with the Atramentus song removed. I didn’t update the timestamps in this post so if you need to, just subtract about 23 minutes from whatever timestamp you see after Atramentus to get an approximate time.

UPDATE: I removed the whole audio file as the quickest way to remedy a takedown situation (my sincerest apologies to the band). I’ll figure something out so you can listen to the episode again soon. Sorry for the fuckup.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been as obsessed with a record as I am with Lankum’s The Livelong Day from last year. I just found out about it thanks to this Shirley Collins interview (they’re her new favorite band too). I’ve listened to nothing but that record all day every day for the past week. There’s lots of other great stuff here too but there’s a reason I bookended the episode with two tracks from The Livelong Day.
 

00:00:00 Lankum – The Dark Eyed Gypsy (from The Livelong Day)
00:07:36 Atramentus – Stygian III – Perennial Voyage (Across The Perpetual Planes Of Crying Frost & Steel-Eroding Blizzards) (from Stygian)
00:30:47 Terry Riley live in Japan, July 23, 1977 (excerpt)
00:34:18 Ruth White – The Litanies Of Satan (from Flowers Of Evil)
00:44:00 Side D (excerpt) (from WARM Radio – River On A Rampage)
00:47:20 Joanna Bruzdowicz – Homo Faber: La Solitude (from Bruzdowicz – Bogaert)
00:59:16 You Have Chocolate, No Money (Jaipur, Varanasi, Darjeeling, Arambol) (from Indian Soundscapes)
01:03:20 Budhaditya Chattopadhyay – The Well-tempered City (from The Well-tempered City – Book I)
01:20:40 Charles Kellogg – Sounds Of The Forest Pt. 2 (from The Nature Singer: His Complete Issued Recordings – February 1915 to January 1919)
01:25:20 Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin – Prelude / The Unbodied Air (from Stygian Bough Vol. 1)
01:48:53 Evicshen – Under The Stall Door (from Hair Birth)
01:56:44 Lankum – Hunting The Wren (from The Livelong Day)

thai elephant orchestra album cover
 
Definitely grab that Overgrow To Overthrow benefit compilation from Bindrune. All proceeds go to Black Lives Matter and Life After Hate. It has 31 tracks including Thou, Inexorum, Vukari, Obsequiae, Falls Of Rauros, Cloud Rat, Aerial Ruin, Woe, Krieg, Dawn Ray’d, Krallice, and so many more incredible artists.
 

00:00:00 Panopticon – Flag Burner Torch Bearer (from Overgrow To Overthrow)
00:10:04 Unknown artist – I Want Some Food (from Street And Gangland Rhythms, Beats And Improvisations By Six Boys In Trouble)
00:15:04 Julianna Barwick – Safe (from Healing Is A Miracle)
00:19:57 Thai Elephant Orchestra – Floating Down The Pin River (from Elephonic Rhapsodies)
00:24:41 Marcin Barski – Conversation With Father (from Wanda’s Dream)
00:26:56 Ann McMillan – Gateway Summer Sound (from Gateway Summer Sound)
00:37:58 Murdered By A Woman – ΜΔiden-ΜΘther-ĊrΘne (from Murdered By A Woman)
00:43:58 Divide And Dissolve – Black Vengance (from Basic)
00:50:01 No Home – Burning The Body (from Fucking Hell)
00:56:28 Pattie Rosemon – I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say (from Sorrow Come Pass Me Around: A Survey Of Rural Black Religious Music)
00:57:22 Aki Onda – Seoul (2010) (from Nam June’s Spirit Was Speaking To Me)
01:03:11 Unknown artists – Gamelan Angklung: Margepati (from The Balinese Gamelan – Music From The Morning Of The World)
01:14:13 Ehnahre – Warriors, Columns Of Infantry, Warships (from Quatrain)
01:22:41 Nawaharjan – Umbibrautiniz (from Lokabrenna)
01:32:57 Emmalee Hunnicutt – Cirrus (from Wooden Hollow)
01:34:55 Mary Price – Dark Was The Night (from Music From The South Vol. 7 – Elder Songsters, 2)
01:39:26 Simo Lazarov – From Melody To Melody II (from The City (Electronic Music))
01:48:52 NYZ – CEZbulgan (from Old Trx (87-93))
01:55:49 Félicia Atkinson – This Is The Gate (from Everything Evaporate)

Tony Schwartz ?– An Actual Story In Sound Of A Dog's Life album cover
 
How is the “no talk breaks” thing going? Does it totally ruin the experience or are you enjoying the show just as much?

The 3 metal songs are from 3 of the best metal records this year (M.S.W. is the Hell guy, Paysage D’Hiver should be obvious, and I thought Velnias was dead because their last LP was in 2012). The AWE track is from the upcoming final AWE record. RIP. Thankfully AW will still be active on his own and elsewhere. Backxwash is some phenomenal new horrorcore that I didn’t know I needed. And I am way psyched that there’s not one but TWO new Revolutionary Army records. We’re not worthy.
 
00:00:00 M.S.W. – Obliviosus (from Obliviosus)
00:19:38 Unknown artists – Rise And Fly (from Angola Prison Spirituals)
00:25:22 Plank & Ishq – Church Of The Holy Shale (from Nine Maidens Circle)
00:28:00 Robert Pete Williams & Tom Dutson – Dig My Grave With A Silver Spade (from Angola Prison Spirituals)
00:43:25 Backxwash featuring Malldate – Into The Void (from God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It)
00:48:58 Andrew Weathers Ensemble – An Unkindness Of Ravens (from The Thousand Birds In The Earth, The Thousand Birds In The Sky)
00:54:32 Caroline McKenzie – A Thousand Butterflies (from A Thousand Butterflies)
01:00:10 Tony Schwartz – Dog’s Life, Part 2 (from An Actual Story In Sound Of A Dog’s Life)
01:10:07 Paysage D’Hiver – So Hallt Es Wider (from Im Wald)
01:28:30 Unknown artists – “ベ平連” 街を行? (1) (from 新宿広場’69)
01:29:25 Unknown artists – Ceremonial Drums (from African And Afro-American Drums)
01:34:05 Zero Kama – Winged Eye Hadit (from The Secret Eye Of L.A.Y.L.A.H.)
01:39:16 Velnias – Oblivion Horizon – Null Terminus (from Scion Of Aether)
01:54:24 The Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus – Opening (from Nocturnes)

angel rada - upadesa album cover
 
Goddamn this world is fucked.

For countless reasons, I’ve been absent from this site and my A Thick Mist radio show. The last episode was 3 months ago to the day. Before that, it was over a month. I’ve missed A Thick Mist a lot. It’s pretty much my only creative outlet and doing a live show is kind of cathartic. I’ve tried replicating the experience from home while the university radio station is closed but have been unsuccessful. That failure lead to abandonment. Enough time has passed that I’m now making another effort and doing it with different goals in mind.

I’m rusty. Hardly experimenting here. Nothing too weird. The main difference though is there’s no talk breaks. I know that makes this less of a radio show and more like a mix. But the talk breaks were getting in the way of making an episode, so I axed em just to get something done. Here it is. I think I’ll be able to do this more consistently now.
 

00:00:00 Amy Cutler – Vigil For Örö (One Month Of Fieldtrip Sounds – Radar, Bird Calls, Bunker Bell System, Ice, Rust, Swamp) (from Örö Tape (Fieldtrips Of The Damned))
00:04:08 Pale Cocoon – Aozora No Jikken-shitsu (from Aozora No Jikken-shitsu / Secret Sounds)
00:13:59 Burning Witch – Rift.Canyon.Dreams (from Asva / Burning Witch split)
00:26:45 Angel Rada – Mar De La Tristeza (from Upadesa)
00:34:59 The Gyuto Monks – Guhyasamaja Tantra. Chapter II (from Tibetan Tantric Choir)
00:37:51 People Meowing (excerpt) (from People Meowing)
00:59:33 Midwife – C.R.F.W. (from Forever)
01:08:01 Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes – Poème Non Épique (from N°2)
01:26:35 Hellish Forms – Gazing Upon A Forgotten Shadow (Descent) (from MMXX)
01:52:18 BERU – In The Red Thickness Of Your Skin (from Forgiveness Is Supernatural)

Electric Enigma - The VLF Recordings Of Stephen P McGreevy album cover
 
This was the first at-home live broadcast I’ve ever done, so it might feel/sound a little different than the usual A Thick Mist episodes that are recorded live at WMWM. It worked out pretty ok, though, and I will definitely be doing more live shows from home, hopefully on a weekly basis. This episode aired from 8-10 (ET) on Saturday night and I’ll probably continue with that time. You can listen at mixlr.com/justinsnow

For those curious about the setup in case you also might want to try live broadcasting, I’m only using two pieces of free software: the Mixlr app for broadcasting to Mixlr and Mixxx for playing music which I basically just use to crossfade and stuff. Mixxx outputs directly to Mixlr so it’s super simple. I use an external mic but that’s not required.

Music-wise, this episode is pretty cool, with new Jeremy Bible (!!!!), the debut from Apologist, some classic Rev. Gary Davis, Aurora Borealis recordings, Indian chants, Tolowa dances, and some new killer doom out of Boston by Sea.
 

Air date: March 28, 2020

Background music: Nadi Qamar – Ode To The Shrines Of Buddha (from The Nuru Taa African Musical Idiom)

Talk break
Wolvserpent – Serpent (from Blood Seed)
Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz – Azax Attra (from Desert Equations: Azax Attra)
Talk break
Jeremy Bible – Human Savagery (from Human Savagery)
Stephen P. McGreevy – Eves River Auroral Chorus (from Electric Enigma: The VLF Recordings Of Stephen P. McGreevy)
Apologist – Haks (from Dirt Road)
Alison Knowles – Descending Clogs Event (from Frijoles Canyon)
Su Tissue – 2nd Movement (from Salon De Musique)
Talk break
Loren Bommelyn, Sam Lopez, & Walter Richards, Sr. – Ceremonial Dance (from Songs Of Love, Luck, Animals, And Magic: Music Of The Yurok And Tolowa Indians)
Nyrabakiga – Cor Corora (Long Version) (from Cor Corora)
Eleh – Overt Too (from Living Space)
Talk break
The Cult Of Brighter Death Now – Promises Of Death (from No Decency)
Sea – Penumbra (from Impermanence)
Reverend Gary Davis – Devil’s Dream (from Pure Religion & Bad Company)
Unknown artist – In Praise Of Guru Nanak (from Religious Chants From India: Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu)
Talk break

Open house update: I’m postponing the open house. New date TBA.

I recently admitted to myself and my family that I have a compulsive buying disorder (aka shopping addiction). I racked up multiple thousands of dollars in debt, opened multiple credit cards, etc. On average, I purchased one record every day for 11 years straight. In 2019 alone, I averaged $1000 every month on records. So I’m selling my records in an attempt to recover some of the money I spent but never had to begin with and in the hopes of moving toward having a healthier relationship with music that doesn’t involve addiction.

This post serves two purposes. First, I want to be open about my problems so maybe others having similar problems can feel less alone or less ashamed. The more that people talk about things like this, the less stigma there will be, and the easier it will be for addicts to seek help. The second purpose is to let you know how I’m selling my records and how you might be able to buy some.

I’ve been quietly selling the higher-end items on Discogs for a few weeks. There are still some for sale there. Everything there is $50 or higher. However, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life running a distro shop out of my house, so what’s on Discogs now is likely all that will ever be for sale there.

Before selling everything to some record shop/dealer, I’d like to do some more direct sales with local acquaintances. So I’m going to be running an open house of sorts. Saturday, March 14th, from noon to 4. You can come to my house and shop through my collection. In general, prices will be 25% off the price of the lowest currently available on Discogs. I’ll take cash, PayPal, and Venmo.

I want to minimize the amount of time spent on packing and mailing records from online sales, which is why I limited my Discogs shop to more valuable items. However, if you’re not close enough to come to the open house, I will consider mailing records to you if it’s enough to make it worth my time.

I have a spreadsheet online that contains almost everything in my collection. It’s broken down by genre, albeit very broad, but it’s how the records are shelved in reality. You can take a look and see if i have anything you’d be interested in buying. I’m going to try to keep it updated by highlighting or removing items that have sold or aren’t available anymore.

I’m in Salem, Massachusetts but I’m not publishing my address publicly. For more info about my records and the open house, email recordaddict@antigravitybunny.com. If you can’t make the open house but still want to stop by, let me know and we can work out another time that works for you.

P.S. I still intend to continue A Thick Mist, it just won’t be a vinyl-only show.


 
Did you know there’s a song with lyrics written/sung in Black Speech, the language spoken by the Nazgûl in Lord of the Rings? Because that’s fucking awesome. Also, the short-lived closing piece of martial industrial alongside Native American chants is pretty excellent imo.
 

Air date: February, 19, 2020

Background music: Unknown artists – Untitled locked grooves (from RRR500)

00:00:00 Talk break
Ilmestys – Demo 1 (from The Noose Hangs From Heaven)
Natural Snow Buildings – Kadja Bosou (from Night Coercion Into The Company Of Witches)
Side B (from The Edge Of The Meadow)
00:32:30 Talk break
Catherine Madsen & The Greater Lansing Spinsters Guild – Menstruation Ritual / Kote (from The Patience Of Love)
Hama – Wassa (from Houmeissa)
Summoning – Mirdautas Vras (from Oath Bound)
Gandalf – The Keeper Of The Old Forest (from Visions)
01:02:01 Talk break
Aeoliah – Tien Fu: Heaven’s Gate / Mahavira (from The Light Of Tao)
Read by Zia Mohyeddin, translated by Swami Prabhavananda & Christopher Isherwood – Side B (excerpt) (from Selections From The Bhagavad-Gita: The Song Of God)
Bantu Glee Singers – Jim Takata Kanjani (from Mbube Roots: Zulu Choral Music From South Africa, 1930s-1960s)
01:29:15 Talk break
Agalloch – She Painted Fire Across The Skyline (from Pale Folklore)
Apoptose – Calanda (from Blutopfer)
William Horncloud – I’m Remembering You (from William Horncloud Sings Sioux Rabbit Songs)
01:56:55 Talk break


 
New Panopticon, old Fred McDowell, Native American chants, new Post Scriptvm, old La Monte Young/Marian Zazeela, talking without a larynx, strange locked grooves, strange vocalizations, old fado, old Oliveros/Dempster drone, and all sorts of other cool shit.
 

Air date: February 12, 2020

Background music: Hototogisu & Burning Star Core – Side A (from Hototogisu & Burning Star Core)

00:00:00 Talk break
Panopticon – Rune’s Heart (from Nechochwen / Panopticon Split)
Mississippi Fred McDowell – You Drove Me From Your Door (from Long Way From Home)
00:27:20 Talk break
Pauline Oliveros & Stuart Dempster – Ione (from Deep Listening)
Unknown Native American musicians – Side B (from Chants Of The Native American Church Of North America)
Parabuccal Speech / Singing Voice (from Speech After The Removal Of The Larynx)
Post Scriptvm – Rat In The Crown (from Variola Vera)
Amalia Rodrigues – Sombra (from Haunting Fire Of The Fado)
00:57:50 Talk break
La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela / The Theatre Of Eternal Music – Drift Study 14 VII 73 9 : 27 : 27 – 10 : 06 : 41 PM NYC (from Dream House 78’17”)
Roger Reynolds – Voicespace IV: The Palace (from Voicespace)
I. N. Marlor – Barbara Allen (from I’m On My Journey Home: Vocal Styles And Resources In Folk Music)
01:28:27 Talk break
Side B (excerpt) (from Tower Communications)
Unknown artist – Untitled locked groove (from RRR 100)
SubRosa – Stonecarver (from No Help From The Mighty Ones)
Terror Cell Unit – God Will Forgive Us But God Will Never Forgive You (from God Took Everything Away From Us & Now We Will Take Everything From You)
02:01:20 Talk break


 
New Eluvium, new Turk Dietrich & Duane Pitre collab (First Tone), new Mamiffer, new Tim Macuga (HANL) project (Consumer), new age piano, Holocaust despair, Russian chorus, and Gullah sermons.
 

Air date: February 5, 2020

Background music: Russell Haswell – Nutrino Hunter (from 37 Minute Workout)

00:00:00 Talk break
Vril Jäger – Celestial Bliss (from Celestial Bliss)
Mamiffer – Hymn Of Eros (from The Brilliant Tabernacle)
00:26:00 Talk break
Eluvium – Virga I (from Virga I)
Virginia M. Geraty – Rebus Tuh Rebulashun (from Maum Chrish’ Chaa’stun. A Gullah Story By Virginia M. Geraty)
Jay Arrigo – The Joy Of Being (excerpt) (from Organic Synthesis)
Side B (excerpt) (from Nights Of Love In Lesbos)
00:59:50 Talk break
Anhedonist – Inherent Opprobrium (from Netherwards)
Sarah Gorby – Tzien Sich Machnes Far Tribene (Marching Toward Death) (from Songs Of The Ghetto)
Consumer – In Computers Pt. 1 (from In Computers)
01:31:50 Talk break
First Tone – Reaction 2 (from Reactions)
Piatnitsky Women’s Chorus – The Gusli Serenade (from Russian Choral Music)
James Roosevelt – Side B (from A Fireside Chat On Social Security And Medicare)
Fleurety – Fragmenter Av En Fortid (from Min Tid Skal Komme)
Orthrelm – Untitled 1 / 2 / 5 (from Trans Atlantic Asthma Attack)
01:59:40 Talk break


 
I played a bunch of my favorite metal records. The full Top 27 list is here, so consider this episode a 2-hour highlight reel.
 

Air date: January 29, 2020

Background music: False – The Serpent Sting, The Smell Of Goat (from Portent)

00:00:00 Talk break
Mizmor – Cairn To God (from Cairn)
Astronoid – I Dream In Lines (from Astronoid)
Nusquama – De Aarde Dorst (from Horizon Ontheemt)
00:31:00 Talk break
Big Brave – Holding Pattern (from A Gaze Among Them)
Ragana – Waiting / The Tower (from We Know That The Heavens Are Empty)
00:57:40 Talk break
Il’Ithil – Mother Protect Her From Harm (from On This Day We Were Reborn In A Shroud Of Light And Shadow)
Tvar – Палач (Executioner) (from Tvar)
Night’s Threshold – Feasting In Your Fears (from Deep Within The Night)
Borda’s Rope – My Axe Soaked With Paikra’s Gore (from Across The Black Deltaruin)
01:31:00 Talk break
Sutekh Hexen – Torrential (from Sutekh Hexen)
Crawl – A Broken Lich (from Necrotic Fear)
Bull Of Apis, Bull Of Bronze – What Awaits Us (A Void Is But An Open Mouth) (from Offerings Of Flesh And Gold)
Sadness – I Want To Be With You (from I Want To Be There)
02:01:30 Talk break

maria w horn - epistasis album cover
 
I played a bunch of my favorite drone records. The full Top 27 list is here, so consider this episode a 2-hour highlight reel.
 
Air date: January 22, 2020

Background music: Jessica Ekomane – Solid Of Revolution (from Multivocal)

00:00:00 Talk break
Mára – Sangre De Cristo I-VII (from Here Behold Your Own)
00:27:48 Talk break
Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria – Fight The Good Fight (from are SING, SINCK, SING)
Kali Malone – Spectacle Of Ritual (from The Sacrificial Code)
Maria W Horn – Konvektion (from Epistasis)
00:59:46 Talk break
J. Pavone String Ensemble – By And Large (from Brick And Mortar)
William Engelen – Announcing (from Today, The Organ Has Played Beautifully Again)
Sarah Louise – Late Night Healing Choir (from Nighttime Birds And Morning Stars)
Jen Kutler – Meg Noe (from Disembodied)
01:25:53 Talk break
Microtub – Chronic Shift (from Chronic Shift)
Ellen Arkbro – Chords For Organ (from Chords)
Mondkopf – Growing (from How Deep Is Our Love?)
02:06:49 Talk break

I had a harder time than usual making this list. I mostly attribute it to the fact that there were so many labels and artists who were both prolific and at the top of their game and I didn’t want to clog the list with the same artists and labels. So I held back on Gilead Media (as usual), Mystískaos/Amor Fati, Sentient Ruin/Cyclic Law, Eisenwald Tonschmiede, Knife Vision… in order to keep the list fair and interesting.

Instead of uploading a song for each record like I’ve done in the past, I made sure the album title links to a stream (all but one go to Bandcamp).

Let me know what I missed and what some of your favorites of the year were.

As always: Thanks for reading. Thanks for listening. Thanks for making incredible music.
 
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