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The best EPs & LPs of 2013 - what a love, what a life
100Deep Magic
Reflections of Most Forgotten Love

The ethereal springtime and its hidden electronic compotents |

I CAN'T BE LATE I CAN'T BE LATE I CAN'T BE LATE I | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AifaiV8NRP8

Distant dusty memories | http://decimus.bandcamp.com/album/raajmahal-2

not safe for work | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTjFGElBNPM

16 year old prodigy does ambient house better than most... | http://xcv-music.bandcamp.com/album/chambers-ep
95C V L T S

Hazy dreary daydreams of retro action credit sequences | http://beerontherug.bandcamp.com/album/intentions
94The Focus Group
The Elektrik Karousel

Surreal cocktail parties of your own creation | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHa4GDDwWKc

Cute AND nostalgic...*melts* Seriously like the cutest song of the year -> | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsIrcQaFGAU
92DJ Rashad
Double Cup

IT'S GOT A FUNKY BEAT AND I CAN BUG OUT TO IT | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzEK5Z9ALU8
91Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt
The Raw and the Cooked

Are these two simply havin' fun or should they be locked up and forced to wear straight
jackets for the rest of their days | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ4gVDTZZ_E
90Colin Stetson
New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

Bon Iver's soaring falsetto is a little grating after a while, but oh my goodness is Colin
Stetson continually ever wonderful | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu9Qj1ZekSI

Abhorrently self-deprecating realists on suicide watch who gave up their chance of
happiness for hard truths and even harder techno | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K3SBNdZCZk

Wailing mechanical banshee at the end of city in ruins | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBss8QtfvM0
Infinity Caller

One of the most criminally overlooked indie bands in years. YEARS! | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8f4jjjspcM
86My Bloody Valentine
m b v

Also one of the most criminally overlooked indie bands in years | Just go outside and
listen to a big plane flying past your trailer park while you pound on your Roland TR-
No World

Your faded memory of the early-00s R&B track that always distantly played over the
speakers of the local shopping mall | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4TpTEA3dNo
84Rodolphe Alexis
Utsukushi Haru

If you aren't aching to visit Japan after this, your either not human or are already
there, and are pleasantly reminded how beautiful your surroundings are | http://impulsivehabitat.com/releases/ihab079.htm
83Dean Blunt
Stone Island

Dean Blunt and his motionless bodyguard continue to stare at us through another dimension | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBSa5rIr37o
82Tim Hecker

A stripped and naked celestial portrait flowing through incidental and naturally occurring
realms | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-ihs4BkAs
81Echo Lane Afterschool Recreational Dept
Greenvale SodaPop and Clinic

The microscopic forces of nature are whimsical | http://echolane.bandcamp.com/album/greenvale-sodapop-clinic
Lush Islands - Illusion of Paradise

After a truly buzz worthy year (the beyonce split, the arrest) Lord Magnetophonique
somehow managed to drop one of the hawtest tapes of the year | https://carpi-records.bandcamp.com/album/cr-15-lush-
Machine Love

ASC (even though we all know this is secretly Deviant) and co destroy and
reconstruct Skynet's leftover terminator parts depository | http://www.beatport.com/track/blue-sun-original-mix/4485795
Sky Margin

Gently flowing optimism and hope | http://ownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sky-margin

Hyper-electro synthesis ideal for flipping through futuristic Manga | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHzScp7mlXo
76Dirty Beaches

One man, a piano, and somber hotel acoustics. Let your heart say the rest | https://dirtybeaches.bandcamp.com/album/hotel-
75Luxury Elite
TV Party

The realization that some sonic fetishes can truly be realized (if yours are late night
80s muzak buzzing out of a 10" panasonic TV) | https://fortune500.bandcamp.com/album/tv-party

Features one of the absolute best dance tracks in years | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57CLMLLqnFA
Raw Solutions

What often comes off like a man purely exercise his right to DRUM MACHINE, this
comes off as (brace yourself) ...crossover footwork? | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgTekW_Q99Y
72Atom TM

"Sonic invasion, from nation to nation. Gaga, Gomez, Timberlake. Give us a fucking
break." | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlIeKi72j5U
Totale Nite

~ y o u c o u l d h a v e i t a l l d e a r ~ | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRngUy5u--A
70Fortune 500
The Music of the Now Age II

Compilation No. 2 of the best & brightest dreamy looping DJs (or uh *cough*
vaporwave) echoing their beautiful sounds to the masses | https://fortune500.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-the-now-
Colored Sands

Justifies an entire night spend on Stronghold Crusader, effortlessly making the virtual all
too real | YYEAH your a member of sputnikmusic and actually you need a clip of how
this sounds #smh
68Buke and Gase
General Dome

Oh so bouncy and cute oh how to resist ~ | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-vZEShtlJE
67The Yearning
Still in Love

The absolute finest merger of 60s girl groups and modern twee pop | http://elefantrecords.bandcamp.com/album/still-in-love

Why does the summer continually get represented as peaceful and happy. Like a blue sky,
some sunshine, and a beach could make this empty hole in my heart ever go away! | http://www.youtube.com/watch?
65Outer Limits Recordings
Birds, Bees, Babys, Bacteria

The charm and spirit of early Ariel Pink for the bandcamp age | https://sewagetapes.bandcamp.com/album/birds-bees-babys-
64Merzbow, Gustafsson, and Pandi

Swirling choatic neon hate jazz for that after-breakdown listen | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E-Ds984Vv4

We base far too many opinions on the audience of groups like these (which really says
more about your insecurities than it ever could their own) than the actual music,
which, to my ears, is frequently gorgeous and alot of fun | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjgEBZhsGJs
62L. Pierre
Surface Noise

Absorbing classical loops never forget to haunt | https://soundcloud.com/melodic-records/movement-iv
61Fortune 500
The Music of the Now Age

Compilation No. 1 of the best & brightest dreamy looping DJs (or uh *cough*
vaporwave) echoing their beautiful sounds to the masses | https://fortune500.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-the-now-
60Kodak Cameo

VHS casino memories lost in a dream | https://fortune500.bandcamp.com/album/riviera
59Omar S
Thank You for Letting Me Be Myself

Thank You For Letting Me Listen To This Album While Driving And Starring Out The
Window To "It's Money In The D" Which Helped Me Realize How Beautiful The City Can Be
At Night | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN7uojJ55Rw
Black Death Horizon

Undead Samurai overlords creep through the night cutting flesh and capturing souls | http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Cro Magnox

Squarepusher's little brother (aka Andy Jenkinson) completely out does his older
brother's recent shortcomings, creating an inspired soundtrack to a non-existent
virtual world | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp5xki8Wzu4
56Former Selves
Calico Sunset

Who said New Age was only for greying garden enthusiasts sipping on unsweetened
coffee with their radio dialed to NPR news | http://formerselves.bandcamp.com/album/calico-sunset
55Kurt Vile
Wakin on a Pretty Daze

A little up and down, but when Vile is in stride it's absolutely magical | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llz8UUuXHSU
With Love

Trap may have been a slightly unexpected turn for Zomby, but who else is taking such a
familiar sound these days and injecting it with such mysteriousness and gloom? Nobody.
| http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhQMlw3upe8

Fascinating blend of 60s harmonies and exotica's exquisiteness | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2MXrBJ1nsQ
52Mark Templeton
Jealous Heart

Glitchy tape plunderphonics sewed and stretched to new levels of dark | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2I22njUa_Q
51 Boards of Canada
Tommorow's Harvest

This feels far more like a soundtrack than anything they've done. Now what exactly its
scoring is up to you, I choose wandering in awe and sorrow around a post-apocalyptic
earth. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwz9Ue4RH-w
50James Blake

Can someone explain to me how 'Every Day I Ran' was a BONUS track? It's easily the best
thing he's ever done. I went on multiple trips to and from airports in 2013, and every time
that song perfectly captured the essence of walking around a futuristic hangar at night,
past all the walking suits, flight attendants, and neon trimmed sushi bars, until I was
starring out of the window of a plane watching the fluttering city lights obscure and fade
into the infinite fog above. .........BONUS TRACK!? | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe-Shm_clUY
49No Joy
Wait to Pleasure

The Shoegaze band of the moment | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajCLQLg6coU
48Daniel Romano
Come Cry With Me

The best thing that's happened to Country in recent years | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVn0g4soHgE

Completely inauthentic, but how could what fundamentally sounds Jim O'Rourke
shooting for a modern pop record be a bad thing | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WNvswC3Mlc
46Steven Wilson
The Raven That Refused to Sing

I'm not remotely concerned with prog or how (apparently) artificially this borrows from
the past. This completely reminds me of the painfully overproduced nerd wank on
various instruments of the Sonic Adventure soundtrack, and I adore it for that. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Vapor City

Machinedrum continues to be the most forward thinking Footwork producer out there,
taking the sound to new lush and organic levels never ventured | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp5jpAYeYI4
44Julianna Barwick

Considering how much I adored The Magic Place, this was only slightly disappointing as a
more condensed and produced take on Julianna's effortless celestial gaze | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8s_pm9uqMs
43Casino Hearts
Lonesome Island

Endlessly looping exotic sublimity, you could hardly ask for a more appropriate tropical
get away score | http://carpi-records.bandcamp.com/album/cr-16-lonesome-island-2

The catharsis of rock 'n roll in 2013 | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enrmDWVAZBw
Chunky Monkey

Outsider drum and bass from one of electronic music's brightest [and most underrated]
minds (Aaron David Ross) | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi_7f3AaLN8
40William Tyler
Impossible Truth

Gorgeous pastoral acoustic noodling for wandering tall country sides | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGnNhtd1HGc
39Slim Guerilla & DJ Smokey
Guerilla Warfare

Rawest album of 1994. RIP DJ Screw we still got luv for ya mayne | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcsQSSxVds8
38Olivia Block

Haunting classical grandeur with tape deck irrelevance | http://thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/listen_exclusive-olivia-block-
37Dirty Beaches
Drifters/Love Is The Devil

Few artists capture the physical elements of dust and decay this successfully |
Cerulean Salt

I'd like to think if Beck's One Foot In The Grave at a female counterpart... | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQusUE8y3SA
35Taku Unami, Moe Kamura & Tetuzi Akiyama

What hollowly vortex did this fall from? Simultaneously as hauntingly mysterious as
these three enigmas while being completely heartfelt, intimate, and warm. Needless to
say we need more music like this. | couldn't find a single clip =\
Niaiw Ot Vile

Beautiful Autechre'ish extremes with lush cavernous dreams | http://boomkat.com/vinyl/861103-dalglish-niaiw-ot-vile
33Aidan Baker and Troum
Nihtes Niht

Completely immersive darkness transporting whomever allows it to realms unknown | http://www.youtube.com/watch?
32Bataille Solaire

Seemingly jetting from all angles influence wise (see: computer graphics reels, new age
harmonies, glitchy bliss, sampling madness), this is a soundtrack to a grown up
imagination stuck in the past | http://ctatsu.bandcamp.com/album/documentaires
31Pierrot Lunaire
This Love of Mine

"Imagine Krusty the Clown doing his best Jack-Nicholson-as-Jack-Torrance
impersonation and you?re not even close to the musical extravaganza hidden within" | https://sicsic.bandcamp.com/album/this-
30Lubomyr Melnyk
Three Solo Pieces

Gorgeous classically trained minimalism, pure bliss from start to finish | http://boomkat.com/vinyl/856051-lubomyr-melnyk-
29 Work/Death
Death Phone About To Ring

As far as noise music goes, this is masterful. Arrestingly dark and incredibly subtle,
slowly let it consume you. | http://boomkat.com/vinyl/767569-work-death-phone-about-to-ring
28Andras Fox
Erskine Falls

Nobody's quiet cookin' up grooves like Andras Fox - his expert sense of rhythm and
loveable nostalgic vibes carry this one to the stars | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n46r3KUHy-c
27 Zahava Seewald and Michael Grebil
From My Mother's House

A richly original album oozing in haunt, obscurity, and poignance | https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/zahava-seewald-
26Sean McCann
Music for Private Ensemble

McCann takes a giant leap from home-brewed ambient tapes to elegant classical
recordings and the result is nothing more than amazing | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw7JAFC8W-8
World Music

Subtly crafts the skeleton of hip-hop into a beautiful work of art | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umMxrm1w8SU
24Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile

Roberts is inarguably one of the most original and vital Jazz artists to come around in a
long while, and her clash here of "high and low art" (opera against jazz and spirituals)
is all kinds of wonderful | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhVlG4hkJKs
23Julia Holter
Loud City Song

A sole winged songstress flies above the loud city and renders all quiet as she spreads
her heavenly hymns across the land | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7paoM2cghjI
22Laurel Halo
Chance of Rain

Halo wonderfully shifts her focus from pop songs to the spirit of rave, inviting all to
dance with her on cloud lifted floors | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6dN1WB8Az0
21Tomonari Nozaki
Une Histoire de Bleu

Glorious drones for wide-eyed reflection, sorely overlooked. | http://ingentingkollektiva.bandcamp.com/music
20No Joy
Pastel and Pass Out

Yes, the EP is better than the album. With the boom in Shoegaze and Dream Pop acts,
this little EP is a revelation | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIlCcGozaGI
19Josh Mason

Takes the spirit of Tim Hecker's Radio Amor with the micro sensitivity of Taylor
Deupree. Heartbreaking simplicity | http://scissortail.bandcamp.com/album/conduit
18Matt Krefting
High Hopes

A heart of obscurity and sorrow, attempting to connect with the outside world but
reaching at shadows | https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/mark-krefting-high-hopes-album
17Memorex Dawn

As "Vaporwave" treaded in 2013, this little gem stood out the most for me. Will
Burnett (aka Internet Club) has had alot of aliases over the past few years, but
never has he sounded as vital as he does here. Transforming static beaten muzak
loops into shadowy, distant figures as they so often feel in real life, Galleria is the
most physical, intimate, and tragic I've ever heard this sound reach | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5vQJfOfZaA
16L. Pierre
The Island Come True

Takes the heart of Leyland Kirby and his Caretaker project and injects it with an exotic
twist; tropical loops and soul crushingly beautiful drones | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT1W896jwV8
15Dean Blunt
The Redeemer

A thoroughly interesting and enigmatic artist, Dean Blunt's mysteriousness lies within
how closely he walks the line of the accessible and experimental. The Redeemer acts
as just that, something familiar yet strangely frightening and out of this world | http://www.youtube.com/watch?
14Death Grips
Government Plates

Until Government Plates, my enjoyment of Death Grips were only in brief moments. It just
never quiet clicked the way I felt it should, until the whirling electro absurdity of this
changed all of that. It's hip-hop taken to the boundaries and then jumping off the end
into a blank void only to find itself back on solid ground and attempting to maintain
composure as its head drifts off into rave and electronic culture (or something) | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eltn_nyOPh8
13Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

The most thoroughly enjoyable and consistent J-Pop album to come out in recent
years. Nandacollection is all things weird and adorable, without being too much or little
at any time | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y6H-YjsE9Q
12Power Trip
Manifest Decimation

Not unlike spending hours crushing buildings on Rampage World Tour and feeling pumped
straight from your innards. Question: did that game ever actually end? | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-T8JbG9ht4
Abandon All Life

A blast of high volume shape shifting formlessness that stimulates life at its most primal
and essential core | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX8Pm465Nj4
10Jakob Ullmann
Fremde Zeit Addendum 4

Ullmann, already a sort of classical extremist, takes minimal to a singular, trance
inducing state. Individual electronic waves gently sway around distant occurrences, an
experience that becomes meditative and deeply introspective as your own surroundings
fade to follow along this alien signal to places unknown | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNk4d2HDre4
9Benoit Pioulard

Pastoral tape decks, natural ambience, and folky pop assimilate as Benoit Pioulard taps
into all kinds of beauty and delicacy | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d3zqravvt0
8Tomasz Stanko

Masterful cool jazz with free improvised elements; occasionally toe tappin', occasionally
heartbreaking, always compelling | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bRInHD-tMw
7Willis Earl Beal
Nobody Knows

The voice of an dusty ol' turn of the 19th century bluesman who sold his soul to the
devil and stumbled across a time machine, and his name is Willis Earl Beal | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuDRyAWxNNw
6 Paysage d'Hiver
Das Tor

An immersive experience to the brutality, atmosphere, and totality of extreme metal, one of the
finest and most complete black metal albums ever | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk6WAptENIU
5Oneohtrix Point Never
R Plus Seven

As physical copies of the album and Jon Rafman's Still Life video and subsequent gallery pieces
suggest, R Plus Seven is all about abstractions, eschewed states, virtual worlds, and documenting
this generation's obsession with convenience, instant access, maximization. Obtuse technology
falling in and out of liquid obscurity, flashing advertisements in every corner, hyper-real caricatures
of the perversely commonplace masquerading as art, and attempting to document the sorrows of
internet culture. With R Plus Seven, Lopatin continues to push boundaries and create music that's
remarkably ahead of the curve. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmlJveN9IkI
Rival Dealer

"That this world that we imagine in this room might be used to gain access to other
rooms, to other worlds, previously unimaginable." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1bb2JakOmo
3Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Wonderfully abbrasive, choatic, gorgeous, and hopeful, Devotion is simply one of the
most beautiful EP's ever released. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k0JN8cC4H0
2Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet

Lambkin and Lescallet manage to capture a series of situations, moments, and memories that
aren't observable or detectable, suggesting the listener to establish their own feelings based
on the abstractions at ear. That suggestion leads to some of the most fascinating, disturbing,
otherworldy, and moving sounds of the year | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPGN_rpRk8M

Exai is more "human" than you may realize. Within life there are hidden worlds - universes within
universes. Right now, billions of invisible micro-matters are bouncing and colliding off you at every
direction, keeping you upright and on solid ground. Your mind is a hyperactive collection of
arbitrary detail and aimless thoughts; rapidly cut-up and spewed out into glitchy, unrefined
dialogue that rarely comes out the way you plan it. Over a lifetime these random, unstable forces
create "friendship" and "love", which comfort us with feelings of "optimism" and "happiness" in an
otherwise cold, random, and unforgiving world. But often these feelings are limited, and even more
often, artificial. As much as I'd like to believe otherwise, life isn't the steady 4/4 of a Juan Atkins,
Derrick May, or Jeff Mills; it's unstable, chaotic, and unpredictable forces that move life forward.
With Exai, Autechre have managed to pull off a nearly impossible task; giving the cold, unsettling
reality of the real world a sense of vitality, urgency, and beauty that few else in electronic
composition can achieve. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiRLb8AYgIc
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