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Roly Porter

Giedi Prime

Roly Porter

Giedi Prime

Roly Porter, formerly of Vex'd, with corrosive, greyscale and heavy dub-wise electronics.

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Holy Other

Touch

Holy Other

Touch

...like 2-step pitched-down and re-strung for Valium-munchers.

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Bnjmn

Traditions

Bnjmn

Traditions

Beautifully realised and smudged House formations from BNJMN.

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Gerry Read

We Are

Gerry Read

We Are

Unique minimalist Tech-House sound designs from the increasingly on-point Gerry Read.

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ANDY STOTT

New Ground

ANDY STOTT

New Ground

Slowed down and murky House unravelling into itself...

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DJRum

Undercoat

DJRum

Undercoat

Low-lit pads and vocals giving way to sleek stepping rhythms...

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Vatican Shadow

Whitewashed Compound Stealth Helicopter Crash

Vatican Shadow

Whitewashed Compound Stealth Helicopter Crash

Prurient's Vatican Shadow offshoot with majestically moody AFX-style synth orchestrations.

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Julia Holter

The Falling Age

Julia Holter

The Falling Age

A standout moment from one of the standout albums of the year...

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HYPE WILLIAMS

MITSUBISHI

HYPE WILLIAMS

MITSUBISHI

Blissful synths peering through a dense cloud of smoke...

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JOHN MAUS

Matter Of Fact

JOHN MAUS

Matter Of Fact

Untouchable bittersweet synthpop...

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SLEEP OVER

Casual Diamond

SLEEP OVER

Casual Diamond

Heart-stopping re-appropriation of vintage Cocteau Twins styles from Stefanie Franciotta.

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TROPIC OF CANCER

Dive (Wheel of the Law)

TROPIC OF CANCER

Dive (Wheel of the Law)

Lamenting vocals over a malnourished drum machine...

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CHRIS WATSON

El Divisadero (The Telegraph)

CHRIS WATSON

El Divisadero (The Telegraph)

Incredible reworked sequences from master of field recording - Chris Watson.

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GROUPER

Alien Observer

GROUPER

Alien Observer

The most beautiful 4 minutes of music ever released by Liz Harris?

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This time on 14tracks:

“The Best of 2011 Part 1”

So here we are again with another annual roundup covering twelve months of standout music from a multicoloured spectrum taking in Techno to Pop, Bass music to Ambient, Coldwave to House and numerous mongrel styles in between. Over the next four weeks we're gonna be picking choice cuts that have defined our year, starting here with a sublime chamber-blissout from Julia Holter, squashed House malfunctions from Andy Stott, Gerry Read and BNJMN, industrial-strength synth experimentation from Roly Porter, majestically moody AFX-style ambience from Vatican Shadow, bittersweet midnight romance from John Maus, downbeat gothic pop from Tropic of Cancer and Sleep Over, and four minutes of distilled bliss from Grouper. In all, almost 90 minutes of incredible music...and that's just part one!

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“...E' were in a band before E' started recordin' birdsong - Am tellin' yer!”

Great to hear music from Chris Watson, the undisputed king of wildlife recording. I'm a big fan [since 1979], of the mighty Cabaret Voltaire, in which Chris used to play keyboards. I tell people this, and they don't believe me. This is a beautiful piece. I just love it.