Best of 2019

It's late November and apart from next weeks (Nov 29th) release of Pop Ambient 2020 there's nothing likely to scare my annual album list. I spent a ridiculous amount of time listening to old 80s records this year. Despite that, many gems were still found in 2019.   #10 The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Brian Jonestown... Continue Reading →

Jaykits Vol. 14

The annual Jaykits mix. It's been a good year. 1.     ‘Tuning Out’ - Halftribe 2.     ‘Capsules of Energy’ - Max Wurden 3.     ‘You’ve Arrived’ - Cocoon 4.     ‘The Assassination’ - Martin Phipps 5.     ‘Purples’ - Sebastian Plano 6.     ‘Eventually’ - Helios 7.  ... Continue Reading →

Thom Yorke – Anima

Album of the year alert! I can’t stop playing this album. ANIMA, Thom Yorke’s third solo album is his most melodic and emotive work to date. Although the style hasn’t changed much since The Eraser or Tomorrows Modern Boxes, there is a rhythm that is present here which is more evident than his other 2 releases. Whilst the first 2... Continue Reading →

Klaus Schulze – Timewind

A friend of mine does a lot of work restoring old houses. He often clears them of stuff that's been left behind. Sometimes there's some vinyl left over. If it is not claimed, he gets lucky. One of the albums he got, he passed onto me. That album is Klaus Schulze - Timewind. My word,... Continue Reading →

Halftribe – Backwater Revisited

I can always rely on Ryan Bisset (aka Halftribe) to deliver an album that totally speaks to me. Also, a label (Dronarivm) that includes Brock Van Wey (bvdub), is likely to present a joy. Backwater Revisited is definitely that. Most of this summer Halftribe (along with Warmth - Wildlife) have soundtracked my sleep over the... Continue Reading →

Pop Ambient 2019

It’s the end of the year and decent music releases have tailed off. The Christmas albums flood the retailers. Buble and Slade are everywhere. One thing I can always rely on is the November release of Kompakts’ Pop Ambient series. The 2019 edition is textbook. Another compilation of such a high standard, a standard that... Continue Reading →

2018 Album List

I’ve spent a lot of 2018 revisiting old music, call it my age or a lack of imagination. Talk Talk, King Creosote and the Cocteau Twins consumed a lot of the year. As did my new found love for The War On Drugs (first to the party as always). Anyway, 2018 did provide some wonderful... Continue Reading →

Helios – Veriditas

I was getting a little concerned. Each of the last 4 years have produced an album that I’ve been obsessed with, played almost daily, often daily. Mogwai, AWVFTS, Max Richter, and last year Ben Lukas Boysen and Sebastian Plano with Everything. August was nearly over and there had been albums i'd liked, liked a lot,... Continue Reading →

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