|Trif's 2020: Records I Love So Far Pt.2|
O M G. There were so many records I love (so far), that 101 entries wasn't enough!
|1||Misha Panfilov Sound Combo|
Days As Echoes
Great flow, very relaxing and interesting drum patterns. This was really cool.
Some old school house sounds, very club-heavy sound, always summery. Lovely EP.
Keys are very 90s (=good), production is nice and warm (=good), vox are distant and hazy (=good). Yeah, =good. Reminds me of Lakker with the vox! A good thing in my book.
|4||Animal Man Machine|
The Cruelty Of Life
Nice and raw. Burzum-ish. From Greece.
Old School bleeps and bloops. Slick, clean and twinkly. Hmmmmm, 3/5 albums so far are old school, I'm starting to notice a pattern here.
Diverse, many collabs, the African ones in particular are A M A Z I N G!
|7||The Happy Fits|
What Could Be Better
Super fun, very cheerful, a dose of unadulterated, sweet indie rock happiness.
Spacious, unique sound. Yeah this is blowing me away!
All Singing All Dancing
Pixelated, very low-res. Can be a bit too much of a cliché because of that, but it does capture my attention throughout, so that's good.
Metal (whatever style he chooses) and rock (whatever style he chooses)
Loved it, better than Telemark. T/t especially is cool!
Afrik Toun Me
Excellent guitar playing and those rhythms, oh my goodness they're too delicious, just what you'd expect from a Malian artist.
|13||Maarja Nuut and Ruum|
Experimental electronic/Classical/Pop weirdness
Reeeeaaaallly good! Love this. It reminds me of something but I can't quite put my finger on it. Perhaps Orbital and Lakker (...again!) and something else?
61 Mirrors ⁄ Music for SKALAR
Made for a 360° sound installation, but mixed for stereo. Lovely piece by a very precise techno veteran.
Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin
Horribile cover, music is nice! Reminds me of many things (Sinéad O'Connor, Grouper, Radiohead) but is also weird on its own.
Bleeps and bloops, many of them. Glitchy, atmospheric, cavernous. From BE.
Some seriously good tracks on this one, can't wait for the 2021 full-length!
Dream pop/Shoegaze/Prog rock
Half of this album sounds like Radiohead's Weird Fishes. It is beautifully produced, with airy and slightly dissonant vox and delicious drumming. From Mexico City.
Painting Stupid Girls
Just a girl with her guitar. Sounds superb. Nicely introspective.
Ruins Of The Marble Garden
Great beats, nice and clean.
Another excellent release from RX-101. He recorded all of his stuff in the late 90s, but his music wasn't released until last year, when he finally put something online and was approached by a Canadian label. Awesome stuff from a fellow NL-dude!
Office-themed indie post punk record that focusses on the monotony of everyday life.
Very soulful house. This Is For You is such a greeeaaat track jeesh!