Best of 2014 Part 1

Good morning 2015.

In place of an end of year list, here’s an end of year mix.

This is part one (of two).

Do you like dust? Have you ever licked a battery? What does the sound of a helicopter mean to you? Empty submarines, spiders on keyboards, the light on your laptop blinking.

The mix is punctuated by excerpts from Marc Baron’s Hidden Tapes, a fine collage of unearthed cassettes, and ends with a track from The Lowland Hundred’s astonishing self-titled release; it sounds like a dream about Robert Wyatt singing in the Welsh countryside, and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve heard in years.

There are also some noisy bits from Valerio Tricoli and Stefan Jaworzyn, nice songs from Peter Escott, Dean Blunt and Amen Dunes and a reissued gem from Woo.

Electronics are provided by Alessandro Cortini, Hands and Ron Morelli, among others, and there are even more things that I haven’t mentioned (that you might recognise).

Keep your nips peeled for part two, which will be full of funky, dancy, sexy stuff – a lot of which has been making people smile/bleed at Kling Klang┬áthis past year.

A brilliant year for new music, as this selection hopefully testifies.

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I’ll sort a tracklist out soon

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