First new post in six months

I wish I had more time to blog about the music I really cared about and create something more expansive, but for the moment that thought is just fantasy. In the meantime, I continue listening to full length albums, all kinds but mostly electronic. One of the things that struck me over the past 6 mos. is how many albums come out and why isn't there more focus put on these long playing platters? Sure there are plenty of shit albums made up only of tech-house, dubstep, trance, etc. and mixes that were better off as freebie podcasts, but so much time is spent on these album releases by artists creating for the sheer joy of expression. There may be more music out there in a digital landscape but it seems like there is less upward mobility for the top underground artists making it harder to distinguish the good stuff from the countless amateurs. In that spirit I took some time to look back on 25 albums from the past six months that really caught my attention.

Robag Wruhme - Thora Vukk (Pampa)

Various - Fania Records 1964 - 1980 - The Original Sound of Latin New York 2xCD (Strut)

Aril Brikha - Deeparture In Time Revisited 2xCD (Art of Vengeance)

Various - Crosstown Rebels pres Rebel Rave 3xCD (Crosstown Rebels)

DJ T. - The Pleasure Principle (Get Physical)

Catz N Dogz - Escape From Zoo (Mothership)

Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Noise (Circus Company)

Jay Haze - Love = Evolution (Tuning Spork/Contexterroir)

Various - Dekalog 1 DVD (de'fchild Productions)

Pere Ubu - The Annotated Modern Dance (Hearpen)

Arthur's Landing - Self-titled (Strut)

Discodeine - Self-Titled (Pschent)

Various - Galaktika 5 Years Compilation 2xCD (Galaktika)

Martin Dawson - Sunday Smoking (Moodmusic)

Marcin Czubala - Back To Back Vol. 5 2xCD (Mobilee)

Julien Parise - Dirty Symphony (Missive)

Arthur Oskan - A Little More Than Everything (Thoughtless Music)

Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap - DJ-KiCKS (!K7)

The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter (Domino)

Barem - After The Storm (M_nus)

The Florian Muller Project - As A Dream (Logos Recordings)

Tony Rohr - Oddlantik Avenue (H-Productions)

Mark Farina - Mushroom Jazz 7 (Mushroom Jazz)

Tangongo - Mate y Cigarrillos (Take 5 Music)
Dr Lopez - Tangongo by overdub_argentina

International Peoples Gang - Up (Hi-Phi Music)
International Peoples Gang - Second (Coyote Remix) by International Feel

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