Favorite releases of 2014

Here are my favorite releases from 2014 presented without much commentary…if you know where I can get tangible copies of the Coneheads tapes, hit me up! – T

FULL-LENGTH/LPs:

1) JASON LESCALLEET“Much To My Demise” (Kye)
2) PARQUET COURTS“Sunbathing Animal” (What’s Your Rupture?)

APACHE DROPOUT“Heavy Window” (Magnetic South)
AI ASO“Lone” (Ideologic Organ)
AUSMUTEANTS“Order Of Operation” (Goner)
BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE“Piano Nights” (PAIS/Ipecac)
D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD“Black Messiah” (RCA)
NICK HENNIES“Work” (Quakebasket)
DAVID KILGOUR AND THE HEAVY EIGHTS “End Times Undone” (Merge)
MILLIE & ANDREA“Drop The Vowels” (Modern Love)
TOTAL CONTROL“Typical System” (Iron Lung)

CASSETTE / CDr only:

THE COKE DARES“Shock Rock & Small Talk” (self-released)
THE CONEHEADS“Canadian Cone” & “Demo 2014” (self-released)
COPPICE“Ex” (self-released) & “Vinculum (Coincidence)” (Agxivatein)
CHRIS CORSANO & BILL ORCUTT“Live At Various” (Palilalia)
AARON DILLOWAY“Medicine Stunts” (Lal Lal Lal / Hanson)
DOBERMAN“Doberman” (Castle Bravo)
TASHI DORJI “V” (Marmara)
FLOWER-CORSANO DUO“Syracuse Live – 10.29.09: The Red House” (self-released)
WILL GUTHRIE“Stepped Stoned” (Astral Spirits)
ICEPICK“Hexane” (Astral Spirits)
THEE OPEN SEX / MAGICIAN JOHNSONsplit (Magnetic South)
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE“SchlingenCassettenBlängen” (Close/Far)
ARTHUR RUSSELL“Tower Of Meaning” (Keep Tapes Alive)
SITAR OUTREACH MINISTRY“Revolution In Dimension 5” (Magnetic South)
WILLIAM TYLER“Blue Ash Montgomery” (Lightning)

SINGLES / EPs

BODY/HEAD“The Show Is Over” (Matador)
DEMDIKE STARE“Testpressing #005” & “Testpressing #006” (Modern Love)
DOBERMAN“Doberman” (American Tapes)
YO GOTTI“Errrbody” (Epic)
LIFE STINKS“Portraits” (Total Punk)
TV MIKE & THE SCARECROWES“Out At Sea” (Royal Oakie)

ARCHIVAL / REISSUE

1) JOHN COLTRANE“Offering: Live At Temple University” (Impulse!)

ALIEN CITY “Cathode Rays On Overload” (A-1)
CAN – LP reissues (Spoon / Mute)
CHRIS & COSEY“Songs Of Love & Lust” (Conspiracy International)
DEMDIKE STARE‘Tryptych’ LP reissues
DELIA DERBYSHIRE & BARRY BERMANGE“The Dreams” (Psychic Sounds)
ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO “Arispejal Astisaró+” (Geometrik)
SIMON FINN“Pass The Distance” (Little Big Chief)
NEIL HAMBURGER“Great Phone Calls” (Ipecac)
STEFAN JAWORZYN“Drained Of Connotation” (Blackest Ever Black)
DAN MELCHIOR UND DAS MENACE“Hunger” (Castle Face)
ONE OF YOU“One Of You” (Mississippi / Little Axe)
SCHARPLING & WURSTER“Rock, Rot & Rule” (Flannelgraph)
MICHAEL YONKERS“Michael Lee Yonkers” (Galactic Zoo Disk / Drag City)
V/A“Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965-74” (Soul Jazz)
V/A“Modern Mayan: The Indian Music Of Chiapas, Mexico” (Moi J’Connais/Mississippi)
V/A“Studio One Dancehall” (Soul Jazz)

P.S. – Peter Brötzmann & Jason Adasiewicz‘s – “Mollie’s In The Mood” (BRÖ) and Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet‘s “The Abyss” (Erstwhile) were quite good as well…I just didn’t get much of a chance to spend enough time with each of them yet.


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