Favourites of 2009

  • AI ASO: aida (PSF records) CD

  • ALAN COURTIS & AARON MOORE: Brokebox Juke (No-Fi) LP

  • ANDREW COLTRANE: In Dreams We Channel The Flight Of The Blind (905 tapes) CSx2

  • BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA: I speak Fula (Outhere) CD

  • BILL DIXON: Weight/counterweight (Broken Research) 2xLP

  • BLACK TO COMM: Alphabet 1968 (Type) CD

  • BORAH BERGMAN TRIO: Luminescence (Tzadik) CD

  • C. LEI LIANG: Brush Strokes (Mode) CD

  • C. PETER GARLAND: String quartets (Cold Blue) CD

  • CALIFONE: All my friends are funeral singers (Dead Oceans) CD

  • CHAS SMITH: Nakadai (Cold Blue) CD

  • CHRISTOPHER ROBERTS: Last cicada singing (Cold Blue) CD

  • CHRISTOPHER ROBERTS: Trio for deep voices (Cold Blue) CD


  • DUANE PITRE: ED09 for string/wind ensemble, live at Roulette (Quiet Design) CD

  • EMERALDS: What Happened (No Fun) CD

  • FRANCO & LE TP OK JAZZ: Francophonic Vol 2 (Sterns) CDx2

  • GREG KOWALSKY: Tape Chants (Kranky) CD

  • GROUP BOMBINO: Guitars from Agadez Vol. 2 (Sublime Frequencies) LP

  • GROUP DOUEH: Treeg Salaam (Sublime Frequencies) LP

  • HIVE MIND: Cities in Bronze (Chondritic Sound) CSx2

  • JASON KAHN: Vanishing Point (23five) CD

  • JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: The place we began (Cold Blue) CD

  • KABEMIMI IV: Desired dog (No Label) CDRx2

  • KEVIN DRUMM: Imperial Horizon (Hospital Productions) CD

  • KING TUBBY & THE CLANCY ECCLES ALL STARS: Sound system international dub (Pressure Sounds) CD

  • LEE PATTERSON: Seven vignettes (Shadazz) CD

  • LEYLAND KIRBY: Sadly, the future is no longer what it was (History Always Favours The Winners) CDx3

  • LOREN CONNORS & JIM O'ROURKE: Two Nice Catholic Boys (Family Vineyard) CD



  • MICHAEL TENZER: Let others name you (New World Records) CD

  • MULATU ASTATKE/THE HELIOCENTRICS: Inspiration information (Strut) CD

  • NAOAKI MIYAMOTO: Me no Tawamure (Hitorri) CD

  • NILS OKLAND: Monograph (ECM) CD

  • ORCHESTRE POLYRYTMO DE COTONOU: Echoes Hypnotiques (Analogue Africa) CD

  • RACHEL GRIMES: Book of Leaves (Karate Body Records) CD


  • RADU MALFATTI & KLAUS FILIP: Imaoto (Erstwhile) CD

  • RICHARD GARET & BRENDAN MURRAY: Of Distance (Unframed) CD

  • SOPHIE AGNEL: Capsizing Moments (Emanen) CD

  • SPIRACLE: Ananta (Helen Scarsdale Agency) CDx2

  • STAFF BENDA BILILI: Tres tres fort (Crammed) CD

  • STELIOS PETRAKIS: Orion (Buda Musique)

  • SUN ARAW: Heavy Deeds (Not Not Fun) CD

  • SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU: Touching down lightly (Creative Sources) CD

  • TETUZI AKIYAMA & TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA: Semi-impressionism (Spekk) CD

  • THELONIUS MONK QUARTET: The Last Concerts (Rare Live Recordings) CDx2

  • TINARIWEN: Imidiwan (Independiente) CD

  • TOUKASEIBUNSHI: Meta-Inorganicmatter Meta-Newlon (PSF Records) CD

  • VA: An anthology of Chinese experimental music (Sub Rosa) CDx3

  • VA: Can you dig it? (Soul Jazz) CDx2

  • VA: Improvised Music from Japan 2009 (IMFJ) CDx3

  • VA: Legends of Benin (Analogue Africa) CD

  • VA: Panama! 2 (Soundway) CD

  • VA: Red (Lona Records) CDx3

  • VA: The Festival of San Miguel Tzinacapa (Ocora) CD

  • VA

  • VANESSA ROSSETTO: Dogs in English porcelain (Music Appreciation) CDR

  • WHITE: S/T (Maybe Mars) CD

  • XIAO HE: The performance of identity (Maybe Mars) CDx2

  • YAN JUN: Wormhole Trip (Kwanyin) CD


Did you find it?, 2009
cassette on Object Tapes

Translations Of Opacity - For Michelangelo Antonioni, 2008
track "non so" chosen for this and/OAR online compilation inspired by the late great director

You Get So Alone, 2008
oud piece "black sand" on this Harha-askel comp

Wrack, 2008
cassette release of oud recordings on Sloow Tapes

Airport Symphony, 2007
track "between" on the online room 40 compilation

Ophelia Wanders, 2007
full-length cdr of acoustic guitar improv compositions on Harha-Askel

Like Twilight Bleeding, 2007
3" cdr-ep with 3 acoustic guitar improv compositions on New American Folk Hero

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