Josh Bratton :: Top lists for 2009

Top 20 Albums of 2009 ::

  • Thomas Köner :: La Barca (Fario)
  • Rhian Sheehan :: Standing in Silence (LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa)
  • Leyland Kirby :: Sadly the Future is… (HAFTW)
  • Alva Noto :: Xerrox Volume 2 (Raster-Noton)
  • Jean-Michel :: Tons of Fun (Onpa)
  • Elegi :: Varde (Miasmah)
  • DJ Signify :: Of Cities (Bully)
  • Christopher Hipgrave :: Subtleties (Under the Spire)
  • Raison d’etre :: Stains of the Embodied Sacrifice (Cold Meat Industry)
  • Tim Hecker :: An Imaginary Country (Kranky)
  • Jega :: Variance (Planet Mu)
  • Ben Frost :: By the Throat (Bedroom Community)
  • Pillowdiver :: Sleepingpills (12k)
  • Sven Weisemann :: Xine (Wandering)
  • William Fowler Collins :: Perdition Hill Radio (Type)
  • Tapage :: Fallen Clouds (Tympanik Audio)
  • Yagya :: Rigning (Sending Orbs)
  • Peter Wright :: Snow Blind (Install)
  • Imminent :: Cask Strength (Ant-Zen)
  • Cloaks :: Versus Grain (3by3)

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    Honorable Mentions (Albums/LP’s) ::

  • Alio Die & Aglaia :: Private History of the Clouds (Infraction)
  • Ametsub :: The Nothings of the North (Progressive Form)
  • Ard Bit :: Spanon (Symbolic Interaction)
  • Aun :: Motorsleep (Alien8)
  • Ben Woods :: Moments (Wise Owl)
  • Brock van Wey :: White Clouds Drift On and On (Echospace [detroit])
  • bRUNA :: And It Matters to Me to See You Smiling… (spa.rk)
  • Bvdub :: A Prayer to False Gods (Shoreless Recordings)
  • Celer :: Engaged Touches (Home Normal)
  • Chihei Hatakeyama :: Saunter (room40)
  • Christ. :: Distance Lends Enchantment to the View (Benbecula)
  • Clark :: Totems Flare (Warp)
  • Cylon :: Resonanz (Dead Pilot)
  • D_rradio :: Leaves (Symbolic Interaction)
  • Danny Norbury :: Light in August (Lacies)
  • Dextro :: Winded (16k)
  • DJ Sprinkles :: Midtown 120 Blues (Mule Musiq)
  • Gui Boratto :: Take My Breath Away (Kompakt)
  • Heimstatt Yipotash :: Urban Night Motifs (Hands Productions)
  • Incite/ :: Mindpiercing (Hands Productions)
  • IP Neva :: Symbiosis of Contradictions (Impulsive Art)
  • Loren Dent :: Anthropology Volume 1 (Infraction)
  • Markus Guentner :: Doppelgaenger (Sending Orbs)
  • Matter :: Technology and Planetary Power (Le Petite Machiniste)
  • Odd Nosdam :: T.I.M.E. Soundtrack (Anticon)
  • Pandora’s Black Book :: Black Brothel (Tympanik Audio)
  • Peter Bjärgö :: A Wave of Bitterness (Kalinkaland)
  • Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek :: Blank Grey Canvas Sky (Fang Bomb)
  • Porzellan :: The Fourth Level of Comprehension (Hibernate)
  • Rameses III :: I Could Not Love You More (Type)
  • Saito Koji :: Beautiful (SEM Label)
  • SubtractiveLAD :: Where The Land Meets The Sky (n5md)
  • Svarte Greiner :: Kappe (Type)
  • The [Law-Rah] Collective :: Solitaire (Raubbau)
  • Troum :: Eald-ge-streon/Abhijna (Beta-Lactam Ring)
  • Tu’M :: Monochromes Volume 1 (Line)
  • Venetian Snares :: Filth (Planet Mu)
  • William Basinski :: Vivian & Ondine (2062)
  • Wisp :: The Shimmering Hour (Rephlex)

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    Top 20 EP’s & 12″ ::

  • Mika Vainio :: Vandal (Raster-Noton)
  • Yui Onodera & The Beautiful Schizophonic :: Radiance (Basses Frequences)
  • Maps & Diagrams :: * k o o m & * f o e l (Handstitched)
  • Bvdub :: To Live (Smallfish)
  • Posthuman :: Monsters & Vortices (B12)
  • Pub :: Bubbling Spring (Earplug)
  • Lunar Testing Lab :: Seashore Blvd. (Secret Station)
  • R/D :: Cricket EP (The Designed Disorder)
  • Benn Jordan :: Louisiana Mourning (Alphabasic)
  • Nukua :: Verminruqre (Envizagae)
  • Down Review :: From Here, For Anyone (Hidden Shoal)
  • Loscil :: Strathcona Variations (Ghostly International)
  • Seas :: Arctic/Blue Dub (Expanding Electronic Diversity)
  • Mobthrow :: Mutant Dubstep Volume 3 (Spectraliquid)
  • St. Kilda :: St. Kilda (Phantom Channel)
  • Stephen Spera :: 4 {h2o} (Parvo Art)
  • VHS Head :: Video Club (Skam)
  • Sytrjv :: Adiscipling Vehicula (Brainstormlab)
  • Mark Pritchard :: Question/The Hologram (Ho Hum)
  • The Village Orchestra :: The Starry Wisdom (Highpoint Lowlife)

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    Top 10 Cassettes ::

  • Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words :: No Words (When Skies Are Grey)
  • Xela :: The Divine (Digitalis Limited)
  • Mark McGuire :: A Pocket Full of Rain (Pizza Night)
  • Sundog Peacehouse :: Brosound (Digitalis Limited)
  • Sam Goldberg :: Winter Hallucinations III (Pizza Night)
  • Black Eagle Child :: Seeds That Sprout in Summer (Stunned)
  • Unknown Artist :: Silverhome/Wendesel (CO_RD Tapes)
  • Emeralds :: The Overlook (Wagon)
  • Philip Jeck :: Spool (The Tapeworm)
  • Greg Davis :: Full Spectrum (Digitalis Limited)

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