30 December 2011

2011 favorites at Soft Abuse HQ

Just like every year, 2011 saw a heap good records trickle out... In compiling this list of favorites I'm surely forgetting a few things that I really loved, but below is what I can recall at this moment, listed in no particular order.


The UV Race - Homo (In the Red)

Blackout Beach - Fuck Death (Dead Oceans)

Stare Case - Lose Today (DeStijl)

Bill Callahan - Apocalypse (Drag City)

Cass McCombs - Wit's End (Domino)

Cass McCombs - Humor Risk (Domino)

Condominium - Warm Home (Condominium)

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)

Zomes - Earth Grid (Thrill Jockey)

Stan Hubbs - Crystal (re, Companion)

Martin Newell - Songs for a Fallow Land (re, Fixed Identity)

Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge)

Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society - Father of Origin (re, Eremite)

Various - Still Going in Offices (Savoury Days)

Der Teenage Panzerkorps - German Reggae (Holidays)
Horrid Red - Celestial Joy (Holidays/Brave Mysteries)

Angus Maclise / Tony Conrad - Dreamweapon III (re, Boo-Hooray)

Vernon Wray - Wasted (re, Sebastian Speaks)

Sic Alps - Napa Asylum (Drag City)

Jerusalem & the Starbaskets - Dost (DeStijl)

Grouper - A I A (Yellow Electric)
Jakob Olausson - Morning & Sunrise (DeStijl)

Matthew De Gennaro - Adversaria (TU-134)

The Axemen -
Three Virgins, Three Versions, Three Visions (Siltbreeze)
Ryan Garbes - Sweet Hassle (Hello Sunshine)

Lighted - Queendom (Lighten-Up Sounds)

Papercuts - Fading Parade (Sub Pop)

Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep on the Floodplain (Drag City)

Total Control - Henge Beat (Iron Lung)

Kitchen's Floor - Look Forward to Nothing (Siltbreeze)

Various - Krypton Ten (Unwucht)

Belong - Common Era (Kranky)
KWJAZ - KWJAZ (Not Not Fun)

The Garbage & The Flowers - Stoned Rehearsal (re, Quemada)

Steven R. Smith - Old Skete (Worstward)

Myrrh - Myrrh (Self-Released)

Tinariwen - Tassili (Anti/V2)

Larry Marshall - Queer & Wonder (re, Rare Youth)

Bobb Trimble - Crippled Dog Band (re, Yoga)
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)
Pigeons - No Shore (Sixteen Tambourines)
Slugfuckers - Three Feet Behind Glass / Instant Classic (re, Insolito)
Suspensers - FMLOL (Self-Released)

Peaking Lights - 936 (Not Not Fun)

Singles / EPs

Real Numbers - Tear it in Two (Florida's Dying)

Lower Dens - Deer Knives (Sub Pop)

Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Walking in Unison (Captcha)

Mad Nanna - Mad Nanna (Eggy)

Mad Nanna - I've Been Talking (Albert's Basement)

Jonathan Halper - Puce Moment (Bootleg)

Art Museums - S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G. (Dulcitone)

Grudge - When Christine Comes Around (re, Mighty Mouth)

The UV Race - Acid Trip (Sweet Rot)

The Mantles - Raspberry Thighs (SDZ)

Muura - Untitled (Albert's Basement)

Scrotum Poles- Revelation (re, Ducitone)
Just Urbain - Everybody Loves (re, 540)
Three Legged Race - Raining Order (NNA Tapes)
Cuffs - Privilege (Ride the Snake)
Lures - New Boy (Salvaged)

The Moondogs - Heads I Win (re, Sing Sing)
Gold-Bears - Something to Think About (Cloudberry)

Last but not least, a recap of all things Soft Abuse from 2011, listed chronologically --

Horrid Red - Pink Flowers EP
Primitive Motion - Certain Materials EP
Brute Heart - Lonely Hunter
Horrid Red - Silent Party EP
Julian Lynch -
Music for How Mata Hari Lost Her Head and Found Her Body
Pumice - Pebbles (remastered LP)
Primitive Motion - By Arc or Chord
Pigeons - They Sweetheartstammers
Ulaan Khol - La Catacomb

& the above list, in playlist form -

Soft Abuse 2011 by Soft Abuse

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