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A Good 2012 List

so far so good
1Mount Eerie
Clear Moon


Similar to Wind's Poem (meanwhile - Xenophanes: "He has more albums wtf???") in its sonic themes, arrangements and level of experimentation. But whereas Wind's Poem was a massive, unsettling affair evoking a sense of twinpeakism, Clear Moon is much more timid and welcoming, like a peaceful midnight stroll in a forest inhabited by the spirit of Euronymos and WitTR faggots. Can't wait for Clear Moon's evil brother later next year. Aoty. 4.5/5
2Ophacht
Ophacht


Noiz, drooone, industrial, electroacoustic or dark ambient? We'll have to wait for aubgerdraems to properly categorise this elite clusterfuck (2 listeners on last.fm omg). All I know is that this is one of the darkest albums I've ever heard. It's the musical equivalent of purgatory, except there is no escape from this. Once you've heard this, you're trapped in with the other unsuspecting listeners forever. A pulverizing mass of darkness and despair which expands on itself, not bound in space or time. If you want to out elite every single sputnik user in a swift move, put this on repeat and on your end of year list. There is nothing after this. Clear Moon, meet your match. 4.5/5
3War (DK)
At War for Youth


Lo-fi noise/industrial/synth dirge. The fascinating closer Brodermodet haunts techno faggots worldwide. 3.5/5
4Je suis le petit chevalier
An Age of Wonder


Fever Dunes is the sound of the mind slowly spiralling downwards into limbo; a path without purpose or form. The First Forest is the journey of the subconscious across deserted, intangible landscapes, gently floating above total nothingness. In the words of KILL, "this rapes ass". 4/5
5Pogrom
Multicultural Degeneration


Ah, Pogrom. The thing that's been missing on all these 2012 lists so far. And I ask, why? Why do you DELIBERATELY leave out one of the year's finest masterpieces? It it because not enuff blast beats? Because they're no Fiona Apple? Not SowingSeason approved? If you're into Sillverson Pickouts and Lmao Prieta, then definitely don't give this noise/industrial album with a sweet old-school feel a listen. 3.5/5
6Vatican Shadow
Iraqi Praetorian Guard


It's industrial so expect something weird. Apparently, it's also techno so idk... maybe I can dance to this shit??? How the fuck should I know. 3.5/5
7Egyptian Art Strike
Egyptian Art Strike


Crazy hardcore/powerviolence/no wave/grindcore (I probably forgot a few genres) album with insane vocals. Just read the painfully unfunny troll review for it if you want to delve deeper into this shit. Also, they're not my band. I specialize in avant-garde field recordings and technical twee pop. 3.5/5
8Zelienople
The World Is a House on Fire


Is there anything about this record that kingsoby1, the long lost drone visionary, hasn't said already? 3.5/5
9Lower
Walk On Heads


Extremely enjoyable punk/noise rock. There is not much else that can be said. Or is there? Your turn Irving. 3.5/5
10Natural Assembly / Cremation Lily
Nothing, Everything Hidden


Two dark, menacing artists compliment each other in the spookiest album of the year, an unsettling marriage of venomous synths, darkwave and power electronics. This is even scarier than Brand New's Luca. 3.5/5
11Bedroom (NY)
Solipsist


Amazing dreamy ambient not too disimilar to last year's phenomenal Venn Rain. Tranquility Tapes outdid themselves again. 3.5/5
12Various Artists (Noise)
Port Out, Starboard Home


I suck at describing industrial & power electronics so this rules I guess. 3.5/5
13Loma Prieta
I.V.


This would be higher but I remember Hawks liking it. 3.5/5
14Lust for Youth
Growing Seeds


Another quality piece from one of my favorite synth artists.
15Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Visiting This World


The sound of JCL re-visiting (c wut i did ther) the style present on Love Is a Stream and Shining Skull Breath. Yet another great noisy ambient drone from Ledesma. 3.5/5
16Street Drinkers
Dead Secrets


Lo-fi synth pop. Not on par with the material on their split with Lust for Youth but I like everything this band has done. 3/5
17Dweller on the Threshold
Dweller on the Threshold


It has guitars, drums, vocals and production. What else can the listener ask for? 3/5
18Slow Magic
Triangle


My 1979 of 2012. But unlike the dreamy summer haze that was Casa del Mirto's latest offering, Slow Magic's Triangle is a bit more subdued affair, perfect for lazy evenings spent on the beach, watching sunset turn into moonrise. It carries a certain nostalgic, melancholic feel that makes this record sexy and memorable. We'll see how long before I lower this shit to BTBAM level. 3/5
19Matt Elliott
The Broken Man


Very Cohen-esque, which is not a bad thing considering Cohen's latest album is something of a turd really. Drinking Songs remains his best effort but this is a great piece of dark, emotional folk. 3/5
20Starving Weirdos
Land Lines


By now you're probably wondering where is Koloss and Utilitarian. In that case go fuck yourself, this is great droning free folk (let the comparisons with Natural Snow Buildings beign). Not very original but still better than whatever Wintersun have in store for us this year. Seriously, fuck that band. 3/5
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