Another year ends and another year begins. In 2010 we at Noori Records had a lot of effort making 2010 happen, and also preparing and working on what 2011 will become. But, as you might expect, our world of music doesn’t start nor end within Noori Records. So, to mark the end of one year and the begining of the other, here’s our tiny and personal list of “Top 10 music releases in 2010”. Mind you, we know this isn’t a fair list – it just wouldn’t be possible to do one like that – but still, this can be seen as a recommendation list – good recommendations, we’re sure, if you’re keen of our work (and we think you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t…).We expect to present you one of this lists from each Noori Records’ artist, in the following weeks. First, the top 10 from +ko+ko+:
What follows is a top 10 list, in no particular order, of 2010 releases that
I’ve heard or purchased.
DVAR – “El mariil”
They are the band that most surprised me for a long while – maybe ever.
They’re awesome. Just that.
Although their latest record is softer and lighter than the previous, it
is still great, great.
kokori – “init()”
This is the debut EP from kokori, probably the greatest band in the
universe and surroundings. The fact that I’m a member is purely
coincidence. Superb edition from “A Beard of Snails” records.
+ko+ko+ – “parasite”
+ko+ko+ – “OVO”
These are +ko+ko+’s released on the witte dood label, the 333 seconds
and 666 seconds releases. Dark as it could be.
The 20th project from January 2010 to December 2010
Cabinetpin’s “The 20th project” is a monthly edition of tracks totally
made on a single day. It includes bands like kokori, Merankorii, +ko+ko+, Telafonica and other adventurous bands. Always a surprise!
Unter Null – “Moving On”
I’ve bought the ultra-super-special edition with t-shirt, 3CDs and
studio piece. Great edition! Softer than previous works but still as
good as them.
Funker Vogt – “Blutzoll”
I was feeling a bit disappointed with the previous FV CD, but with this
one I’m happy again. FV rules. If only they’ve put English subtitles on
their DVDs… 😦
Brendan Perry – “Ark”
The return of BP. Bought some weeks after the concert in Lisbon.
V/A – “Maere Compilation”
AWESOME edition! AWESOME compilation! Get one if you can.
V/A – “now this is what I call retrofuturism part 1”
Diskette compilation with each track only taking some 100 and so Kbytes!. kokori’s track is very cool ;-), and the rest is great.
Some extras after the 10:
Voltaire – “Spooky Songs For Creepy Kids”
Voltaire for “kids” 🙂
Black Tape For A Blue Girl – “10 Neurotics”
Homens da Luta – “A Cantiga é uma Arma”
MP3 player edition with phones. A surprise.
Momus – “Hypnoprism”
I’ve followed the development of the tracks on Nicholas Currie facebook page. Some of the previous versions were better and some not. I’ve enjoyed the album and took the opportunity to buy a lot old Momus CDs on amazon.co.uk 😀
Brendan Perry @ Santiago Alquimista
Great. Liked it a lot. Hope that Brendan Perry continues doing more concerts and CDs with regularity.
Ordo Rosarium Equilibrio and Ashram @ Entremuralhas
Even with the sound people trying to destroy the sound for everybody, ORE and Ashram acts were awesome – the best of the show. I’ve missed Projekt Pitchfork concert since I don’t buy anything from them after they released an album several years ago with DRM (copy protection) which didn’t play in my car’s CD player – I have their previous complete discography, I think. I’ve also missed the Covenant, walked away after two tracks – not in the mood and it wasn’t sounding anything special. I don’t talk about the other bands on the festival, since their sound was badly damaged by the sound people.