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Jac's (late) 1st Quarter 2018

I know this is more the first third of the year by now, but I got behind on releases (as has usually been the case these last few years) but oh well. Here is just about every album I've heard from this year, sans stuff I plan on revisiting. Enjoy.
56Jean-Luc Guionnet / Daichi Yoshikawa
Intervivos


Free improvisation - I can definitely see myself being in the minority here but ugh
55Starved
Starved


Black metal
54Graham Lambkin
No Better No Worse


Musique concrete
53Golgothan Remains
Perverse Offerings To The Void


Death metal
52Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain
Ondrej Adamek: Sinuous Voices


Modern classical - The squelchy, unlistenable kind
51Mount Eerie
Now Only


Griefcore
50Jerusalem Quartet
Dvorak: Quartet, Op. 97 / Sextet, Op. 48


Romanticism
49Tinashe
Joyride


R&B - Has some choice cuts but drops the ball pretty clumsily in the middle
48Taku Sugimoto / Cristian Alvear
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Onkyo
47Rivers of Nihil
Where Owls Know My Name


Progressive death metal - It really isn't that good
46Cardi B
Invasion Of Privacy


Hip hop - It really isn't that bad
45Vanessa Rossetto
Fashion Tape


Musique concrete
44Steve Reich
Pulse/Quartet


Modern classical - Can work well as background music but just a little yawn inducing at times
43Insect Ark
Marrow Hymns


Sludge metal
42HFMFM
Trapped


Hardcore
41Maurizio Pollini / Daniele Pollini
Debussy: Preludes II


Impressionism
40Jon Rune Strom Quintet
Fragments


Jazz
39Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos 1 + 2


Modern classical
38Vastum/Spectral Voice
Split


Death metal - Neither band's strongest material but it's 11 minutes so who cares?
37Augury
Illusive Golden Age


Progressive death metal
36Fire!
The Hands


Jazz
35Demonomancy
Poisoned Atonement


War metal
34Musica Ficta
Lassus: St Matthew Passion


Renaissance music / christian liturgical music / - Definitely not for listening while in a setting that could allow you to be easily distracted. Not because there's a lot going on, there isn't, quite the opposite
33Marc Hantai / Pierre Hantai
Bach: Sonates pour flute et clavecin


Baroque music
32Wombripper
From The Depths Of Flesh


Death metal - Seems to compensate for lack of interesting songwriting with savagery but definitely worth a listen and assessing on its own merits
31Munchner Philharmoniker
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Piano Concerto n.3


modern classical
30Hooded Menace
Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed


Death / doom metal
29Bach Collegium Japan
J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9


Baroque music
28Sinfonia Varsovia
Khachaturian / Penderecki: Cello Concertos


Modern classical - Nowhere near as fraught as those who only know Penderecki through Matrix 5 or "Threnody..." might expect, but still spooks
27Yhdarl
Loss


Black metal
26Gnaw Their Tongues
Genocidal Majesty


""""""power electronics"""""" / """"""black metal"""""" - The first Gnaw Their Tongues album I've bothered to sit through all the way
25Shinya Fukumori Trio
For 2 Akis


Jazz - Very melodic and harmonically rich, piano-centric jazz that's a breeze to listen to
24Grave Upheaval
(untitled)


Death metal - Improvement over their last album, in that they actually wrote songs this time
23Alva Noto
Unieqav


Techno - A little overlong but the tracks in isolation are very engrossing
22The Sixteen
Monteverdi: Messa a Quattro Voci et Salmi Vol II


Renaissance music
21Chaos Echoes
Mouvement


Atmospheric death metal - Another improvement on a previous installment, having melding the instrumentation and ambiance in a more purposeful way
20Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 9


Romanticism
19Ill Natured
Twisted Visions


Metallic hardcore - Not all that complicated but goes ahrd m/
18Masson / Vallon / Moret / Friedli
Travelers


Jazz
17Replicant
Negative Life


Tech death - Something relatively fresh in today's saturated dissodeath scene is always worth a peep
16Patricia Kopatchinskaja / Polina Leschenko
Deux: Bartok / Poulenc / Ravel


Modern classical
15Inferi
Revenant


Tech / melodic death
14Ensemble Cairn
Gerard Pesson: Blanc merite


Modern classical - Odd but strangely infectious, which after the most brief of background research regarding the title leads me to believe that was the intention. Congrats, Mr. Pesson?
13Mika Vainio + Ryoji Ikeda + Alva Noto
Live 2002


Glitch
12Isabelle Faust / Kristian Bezuidenhout
J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord


Baroque / chamber music
11Exlimitir
It Weighed Itself In Silver


Death metal - Unabashed Demilich worship; the kind we need more of
10Pendant
Make Me Know You Sweet


Ambient
9Clara de Asis
Do Nothing


Modern classical / drone
8Bach Collegium Japan
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis


Romanticism - One of the few large-scale Beethoven works that I've really enjoyed
7Garroted
Of Damnation and Abyssal Terrors


Death metal - Think early-Morbid Angel imbued with Spheres-era Pestilence technical weirdness and just a hint of Demilich
6Stile Antico
Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories


Renaissance music / choral
5Jurg Frey / Magnus Granberg
Early to Late


Modern classical / lowercase - I'm convinced at this point that Jurg cannot make ugly music no matter the source material or the techniques used to manipulate it
4Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble
Duplant: Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017


Modern classical - The quiet, waft-y kind
3Portal
ION


Tech death - See my review
2Abigor
Höllenzwang - Chronicles Of Perdition


Black metal
1Ricercar Consort
J.S. Bach: Consolatio


Baroque music - See my review
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