Pietro Da Sacco :: Top lists for 2009

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(January 2010) Top 10’s are always an interesting task; with so many releases passing through these physical and virtual doors, some titles offer more of an audio impact and they are the ones that consistently remain in rotation with due credit. Etching a solid footprint during the past 365 days of 2009; there are numerous titles that have reconfigured the electronic audio spectrum, and this Top Ten offers more than just ten highlighted releases. The addition of sub-sections amount to 43 releases of 2009 worth your hard-earned cash to purchase and digest even further. The titles in the lists below have, in a unique way, unleashed sound that is timeless, engaging, enlightening and oftentimes carving a skewed path that is innovative and moving.

Genre’s ranging from abstract melodic noise-dub (10-20, Me Raabenstein, Markus Guentner, Monolake, RMSonce, Ford Proco, i/Dex and Jim Gordon) to precision shoe-gaze/melodic electronics (Port-Royal, Down Review, Worm is Green, Worriedaboutsatan, Displacer) to darkened electro-dub-step and industrial fragmentation (Defrag, Hecq, Tonikom, Undermathic, Mobthrow, RD, TwoFourteen, Ahnst Anders, Detritus, Darkened, Dicepeople, Somatic Responses, Centre, and the Female Electronic Musicians Compilation Vol. 1) and succinct electronic turbulence’s tied to old-school elements (Point 7, Sensiva, Deru, Clark, Masmod, Weirdcore Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, One On Twoism Vol. 3, Milieu, Shamanic Technology, Meditronica and Reklein). Three notable demonstrative releases/tracks include PEM (Precise Emotional Movements), Skytree and Trendi; I am sure we’ll hear more from them in 2010.

Here’s to a new decade full of electronic audio frequencies that expand upon the sonic arches of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Listen ::

Listen to a few the releases listed below in a full 3-hour radio broadcast mix via Digital::Nimbus archive (#352) featured on January 2nd, 2010 at KUCI 88.9FM (Irvine, CA):

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Top 10 Albums ::

  • 10-20 :: 10-20 (Highpoint Lowlife) ~featured artwork
  • Clark :: Totems Flare (Warp)
  • Defrag :: Lament Element (Hymen)
  • Displacer :: X Was Never Like This… (Tympanik Audio)
  • Hecq :: Steeltongued (Hymen)
  • Monolake :: Silence (Imbalance Computer Music)
  • Point 7 :: What? (Toytronic)
  • Port-Royal :: Dying In Time (n5MD)
  • Tonikom :: The Sniper’s Veil (Hymen)
  • Undermathic :: Return to Childhood (Tympanik Audio)

    Not quite released in 2009 ::

  • Deru :: Say Goodbye To Useless (Mush)

    Compiled material from the past, released in 2009 ::

  • Loess :: Burrows (nonresponse/n5MD)

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    Top 7 EP’s ::

  • 10-20 :: Lake (Highpoint Lowlife)
  • Centre :: Another Year (Square Root)
  • Down Review :: From Here, For Anyone (Hidden Shoal)
  • Mobthrow :: Mutant Dubstep Vol. 3 (Spectraliquid)
  • R/D :: Cricket (The Designed Disorder)
  • TwoFourteen :: Camuy (Pyramid Transmissions)
  • Worm Is Green :: The Politician (ata:digital)

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    Top 23 Honorable Mentions ::

  • Ahnst Anders :: Many Ways (Ant-Zen)
  • Darkened :: Flipside (Octofoil)
  • Detritus :: Things Gone Wrong (Ad Noiseam)
  • Dicepeople :: Time To Play (Self Released)
  • Ford Proco :: Diagrama Percutor (At-at)
  • i/Dex :: Layers (Lagunamuch)
  • Jim Gordon :: Escape Velocity Now (jimsjazz.com)
  • Markus Guentner :: Doppelgaenger (Sending Orbs)
  • Masmod :: Axiom (Nueva Forma)
  • Meditronica :: Meditronica (RareNoise)
  • Me Raabenstein :: Raabenstein_esk (Nonine)
  • Milieu :: New Drugs for Nuclear Families of the 70s (I, Absentee)
  • Reklein :: Piedmont (High Grade Media)
  • RMSonce :: Reflections (Medusa Music)
  • Sensiva :: Draught (System)
  • Shamanic Technology :: Doorways (Herb)
  • Somatic Responses :: Reformation (Ad Noiseam)
  • Xurba :: Euphoria Industries Inc. (Electric Studios)
  • V/A :: FEM Compilation Vol. 1 (FEM)
  • V/A :: One On Twoism Vol. 3 (Twoism)
  • V/A :: Weirdcore Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (Weirdcore)
  • Worriedaboutsatan :: Arrivals (Gizeh)

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    Top 3 Demo’s ::

  • PEM :: “Breath With Me” (Demo 2009) (Scott Lohr)
  • Skytree :: Demo 2009 (Evan Snyder)
  • Trendi :: Demo 2009 (Blake Clements)

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    All releases mentioned above (except the demo’s) are out now and can be listened to and/or purchased via the links provided.

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