More subtle and deeper than his previous raucous sounds, the Portuguese beat maestro showed us another side to his artistry. Fumiya Tanaka releases his fifth album, the triple-LP Right Moment, on Perlon. Detroit hero Andres returned to his spiritual home - Moodymann’s Mahogani Music - with his first new album since 2011. Astrally scoped into blissfully timeless appeal. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Globetrotting Texan trio Khruangbin gave us ‘Hasta El Cielo’ in 2019, the band’s glorious dub version of their second album ‘Con Todo El Mundo’. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Quite a night it was too! Our album selection gets more and more varied each year and it’s not only electronic & club music we are embracing. The album features a collection of Jayda’s soulful house and fiery disco jams. Channeling the more progressive side of American New Age and 80s Public Access soundtracks alongside the rich tradition of Australian ambient music, the record is awash with dreamy melodies and drifting pads. It's an incredibly deep and emotive album with beautiful vocal features and sax and guitar solos combined with slick modern production. The opposite of thrown together, this has been worked and weathered, naturally. Pavel Milyakov aka Buttechno has had a string of releases coming in quick succession recently yet the standards of production are consistently high and reliably weird, which is how we like it! Crawling out from the undergrowth at the speed of a snail with dreadlocks this six track EP builds upon his previous venture for Optimo Music and manages to enchant in many of the same ways. Equal parts tuff, tail-thrashing dancehall pressure – see ‘Hell Dub’ – and art-of-darkness ambience and introspection, culminating in the slow-burning, third-eye-opening 23-minute dreamweapon, ‘Vertigo’. We eagerly await a new record, whoever URA are! Iury Lech is a Ukrainian born multidisciplinary artist, whose main focus now is as the curator of ‘Madatac’ a festival based in Madrid focused on new media art, video art and audio visual technologies which has featured the work of Brian Eno amongst many others. Needless to say we had high hopes for his second album 'Gamma Infolded' and it certainly doesn't disappoint, spanning Ambient Techno to breakneck-speed IDM, all immaculately produced. This quickly became one of our favourite albums of the year here at Phonica. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Burial has shared a new single, ‘Chemz’, from a vinyl EP set for release next year. We are not saying that any record is better than another, it is merely a recap of the records we have loved and ones we want to shout about. The Highest Rated Albums of 2019. Alongside her work as a sonic activist and in curating and managing the NON Worldwide collective beside Angel Ho and Chino Amobi - Nkisi sees her first full album land on UIQ.‘7 Directions’ - is rooted firmly in the African Cosmology of the Bantu-Kongo and in particular the writings of Kongo scholar Dr Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau. 2019 / Under The Radar. Slowdive - In Mind (Reload Remix - The 147 Take) D2. Chlorophytum ticks all of the right boxes, sitting somewhere between a budding sci-fi homage, drum machine escapism and a fascination with the motorik styles of West Germany and the wider On-U continuum. Replicant - Analiz D1. The return of storied Southern Gothic electronic entity Telefon Tel Aviv is as unexpected as it is impressive. "Coolie" (feat Delhi Sultanate & Prabh Deep), "City Of Words" (feat TRAP POJU & Mirande), Stanley’s Get Down (No Parking on the DF), Jayda G & Alexa Dash - Leave Room 2 Breathe, Jayda G & Alexa Dash - Sunshine in the Valley. 2019 / BrooklynVegan. In the autumn of 2018, Lindstrøm composed a commissioned piece for Norway’s premiere art centre Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. The music spans across two years of studio sessions and exhibits Enzo and the FUSE label’s biggest work to date. I listened to this album and I must say that it surprised me. This cassette only release from 1989 is a minimal masterpiece practically unheard until now. Aiken returns to the latter now with a hefty album project that gives Desert Sky the appropriate room to breathe, and Aiken sounds free spirited and expressive through every inch of tumbling percussion, deft handclaps, spooked out textures and more besides. Starting as a solo sound collage piece (where Locks pulled samples from Civil Rights era speeches and recordings to create an improvisational pallet for performance on his drum machine), over 4 years the project has blossomed into his 15-piece Black Monument Ensemble – featuring musicians (including Angel Bat Dawid on clarinets and Dana Hall on drums), singers (alumni of the Chicago Children's Choir), and dancers (members of Chicago youth dance company Move Me Soul). Sound design masters Benjamin Brunn and Dave Wheels of Workshop fame team up with the iconic Berlin based Sushitech for a beautiful double 12" LP release. It's a pick 'em and stick 'em ride of individual gems and a cohesive whole too. 'Tangerine' is the sound of Shanti Celeste breaking free from the summery house genre that many confine her to. Alfa Mist is one of the key figures in the new wave of London Jazz music and his second album 'Structuralism' is the perfect example as to why. Special Request's second LP of 2019 is an introspective emotional roller coaster. HTML5 Video will be paused as soon it's scrolled out of view. So please enjoy listening...... A mysterious record arrived in the spring, given out by Moodyman himself at the Movement festival barbecue - we were inundated with calls & questions about it but when the record arrived a few months later, we only got a handful of copies and they lasted one evening...whilst it could be argued its an EP, Sinner is a full-length double-pack featuring three new tracks, a live version of "I Got Werk" and both cuts off last year's Pitch Black City Reunion 12-inch. Create your own list of music and share it with the world. Although Anthony Naples should also get a mention too for 2 excellent albums this year!! Great stuff from Ninja Tune! Twelve delicious house, techno and ambient cuts can be found here! Yes, Devil’s Dance shares DNA with those sullen masterpieces we will always associate with the city, from blunted 90s street-soul/hip-hop to sub-loaded dubstep – but like his forebears Ossia is ultimately a mongrel breed, drawing from his own, very contemporary and idiosyncratic well of influences: grime, jazz, steppers, dub, post-punk and industrial abrasion, concrète minimalism…. Australian producer with a stunning debut double vinyl album. The full album has been processed anew along with two bonus dubs by renowned Jamaican producer Scientist. A list of all music releases for 2019. Employed to Serve - Eternal Forward … The pair, made up of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie, have created iconic film scores and forward-thinking ambient groups, releasing a series of game- changing records for Erased Tapes and Kranky. It's a hazy, sultry and densely produced masterpiece and the mystery surrounding its producer only adds to the appeal. His last album - 2019's 'Monkey Formula', made it to number 9 in our Best Of 2019 Albums end of year charts. Arguably a more complete album than last year's 'De Los Cantos' reissue, Originally composed for two short films ‘Final Sin Pausas’ and ‘Bocetos Para Un Sueno’ as a full score the arrangement is a beautiful listening experience spanning through ambient, meditational and cinematic minimalism of real depth, romanticism and sincerity. The experience inspired him to embrace a similar set-up when making the album, starting with the title track, a 10-minutes improvisation on the Moog Memorymoog. From the shuddering software oscillations of the opening piece, “I dream of it often,” the classic Telefon palette of hyper-modern sound design and smoky nocturnal emotion feels vividly revitalized.An undercurrent of eerie melancholy flows through the album, manifested in shivering widescreen meditations, depressive twilit modern pop, and devotional industrial abstractions. W.H. But these new, exciting records is what makes our life more interesting at Phonica, not knowing what we are going to hear as we open boxes from far-flung labels and distributors from all over the world who just keep on finding us mind-blowing music. The effects are excellent, the musicianship is out of this world. The great Rolando Simmons, who's already fed us some amazing eerie and psychedelic bouncy electronic funk, both self released and on this magical 030303 label from the Netherlands. This is the intro to article. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Tom Scholefield has moved on from the dark ambient and brittle rave of the first two Konx-om-Pax albums, which were a reflection of his hometown Glasgow's electronic music scenes. October 25, 2019, famed producer and egomaniac Kanye West released his ninth studio album: a Christian Hip-Hop record titled "Jesus is King." MORE THAN KEEPING UP WITH TIME. It’s haunting, delicate and very much recommended by us! Keep an eye out for … Lo Kindre's sound has recently developed by way of countless hours spent twiddling with delay units alongside vintage Italian football commentary and murky casks of Tennents, and has culminated here in the following six tracks. Another week, another new Special Request album. Our top 100 reflects both the diversity of opinion amongst staff members here at Phonica and the records you, our Phonica customers, buy. Cinematic Orchestra returned this year with “To Believe” - its articulation of the band’s unique sonic language, encompassing not only jazz but the sort of transcendental orchestration combined with the elegant electronics of artists like Ólafur Arnalds and Floating Points, artists they have helped forge a path for, has never been more cohesive and compelling. He utilised thirty plus synthesizers and drum-machines during his performance at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Canadian producer, DJ and label owner Adam Feingold, better known as Ex-Terrestrial, has been high up on our list of artists to approach for the Phonica Mix Series for quite some time – especially since his incredible second full-length album ‘Gamma Infolded’ was released in 2019. MORE THAN KEEPING UP WITH TIME. Some familiar names return such as E.R.P (Convextion), FKA Twigs and Special Request who manages to be the first artist to have 3 albums included in a Best of chart! Thom Yorke yields his most enjoyable solo record yet with ‘Anima’, shapeshifting back into avant-pop mode. In March 2019 we held a special in-store launch event for Jayda G’s debut album 'Significant Changes’. Find the best new albums on AOTY. Ex-Terrestrial first caught our ears with the exceptional 'Paraworld' 12" on the now defunct 1080p label and we've been keenly following his progress ever since, with recent 12"s for Pacific Rhythm and NAFF recent highlights. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Kerrang! Share. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen. On a Nimbus presented us with 11 tracks of cosmically-inflected house that the label describes as a “trip to the heart of the network…frenetic and weightless, bleepy”. Some others that haven't arrived by Christmas will be on next years chart! The band’s exotic, spacious, psychedelic funk aligns with the dub treatment particularly well. Category News. The Dutch polymath producer has been releasing music since the early 90's on labels such as Djax-Up-Beats, Delsin and Rush Hour. When compiling the chart, we look at both the bestsellers and those lesser-known records we have fallen in love with over 2019 and also to see what records have made a difference, given us a new sound or provided the soundtrack to our year. This is also the first time ever Lindstrøm has made an album entirely with hardware instead of computer-plugins. Lo Kindre is the solo project of Irish/Luxembourgish bedroom producer, amateur footballer and award-winning bartender Daniel Magee. This is not necessarily a record of unity; it’s an honest reflection of Korwar’s experience of being an Indian in a divided Britain. A list of Pitchfork's best music of 2019. Chapterhouse - Alpha Phase B1. Montréal-based producer and DJ Priori releases his debut album on NAFF Recordings, the label he co-runs with Ex-Terrestrial. We welcome comments on our Off The Record page where we will also list our Best of 2019 charts, but please remember this is just an opinion, or an amalgamation of many opinions here. After a brief appearance on Warp, DJ Nigga Fox returned to his own Principe imprint, this time with his debut album “Cartas Na Manga”. One of the most refreshing albums of the year that has already become a firm staff favourite. Abfahrt Hinwil - Tech 7 C1. They did this last year too - sneaking out a sublime, limited edition album on their own US imprint, just a few days before Christmas. Konx-om-Pax has made an album that is filled with joy and sunshine, saturated with the classic feel of Berlin Techno. Yet another inventive release from this young Russian producer. This was the year the city’s new jazz sound took flight – and a 12-week XOYO residency, Kala, Gottwood and We Out Here festivals plus his Rhythm Section parties mean Bradley was foremost among those most responsible for spreading its gospel. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's second joint album is another top notch collaboration! Recorded in New York, LA and London, Michael returned to the studio with Danger Mouse and Inflo, the same production team from Love & Hate, KIWANUKA finds a new assuredness in Michael’s writing, and takes the basic sonic blueprint of that last record to a dizzying new realm. Black Monument Ensemble - Where Future Unfolds LP. 2019 album releases. Sketches from the three sold-out performances became the foundation for this new album. Where Future Unfolds is a new work spirited by Chicago-based sound & visual artist Damon Locks. James Clements (ASC) debuts his first full-length album under his Comit alias, born out of his love for music that was often classed as 'IDM' during the mid-to-late 90's, and labels such as Morr Music, City Centre Offices, Merck and Hobby Industries, Broken, glitchy breakbeats weave amongst emotive and often melodic chord progressions, all stemming from James' expansive collection of analog synthesizers. Published on April 15, 2019. The album was recorded after a three week tour of Nigeria's major cities in 1979, during which Roy Ayers performed as the opening act for Fela's band. The prolific producer Paul Woolford returned late in the year with the album based on the question: “What if Jam & Lewis signed to Metroplex?” (and, yes, Janet Jackson does make a surprise vocal addition here!) Unique electronic albums from Boreal Massif, Flaty, Aardvarck, Leif and Eye No No has led to a truly outstanding selection of outstanding long-players this year. Written by Gabriela Helfet. For a debut release it's impressively accomplished, so what we want to know is... just where does he find the time?! Hasta El Cielo (Con Todo El Mundo in Dub) LP. Following on from the deranged machine mulch of the Cru Servers we proudly announce the second record on the label to emerge from our native south side of Glasgow. 2019 was a relatively quiet year when it came to album releases from the biggest stars in music. 2. New album releases, ratings, reviews and more. You can tell a lot of love went into this one. Exclaim! ... With 20 years on the back of one of their most important and popular albums "Proud Like A God", Guano Apes with Sonor... Sonor at the UK Drum Show 2017. Spanning Afro-Brazilian spiritual dance ceremonies, late-eighties Detroit techno parties and jungle and broken beat raves in nineties London, Maunick celebrates our instinctive, age-old desire to come together and lose our sense of self. 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