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Monday 22 December 2014

SubVersion Stop 237: Wire Chart 2014

In Stop 215, I wrote about “buying one record reviewed in The Wire each month”, culminating in a "proper" Wire chart of 15, comprised of one record per issue for 2013 plus three more I'd bought that were also reviewed that year. I've been carrying that on and hence now have another chart for 2014. The # marks denote the issues in which the records featured.

SubVersion 2014 15

#359 Logos - Cold Mission (Keysound)
#360 various - The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners (Sub Rosa)
#361 Anne Hytta - Draumsyn (Carpe Diem)
#362 Sleaford Mods - Divide and Exit (Harbinger Sound)
#363 Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - William S. Burroughs in Dub (Echo Beach)
#364 Tom Chang - Tongue & Groove (Raw Toast)
#365 Jacaszek & Kwartludium - Catalogue des Arbres (Touch)
#366 Electric Funeral - Total Funeral (Southern Lord)
#367 Robert Curgenven - Sirène (Recorded Fields)
#368 Oren Ambarchi & Eli Keszler - Alps (Dancing Wayang)
#369 Pharmakon - Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones)
#370 Mamoru Fujieda - Patterns of Plants (Pinna)

+#361 N.E.W. - Motion (Dancing Wayang)
+#365 David Ross & Clive Bell - Recovery Suite (Ini.itu)
+#368 Darius Jones - The Oversoul Manual (AUM Fidelity)

Compiled by Jonathan Tait, subvertcentral.blogspot.co.uk

Note that this isn't a “best records of the year” list. There are others that'd make that kind of list, such as...

L'Ensemble Volta ‎– Les Nuages de Magellan (ReR Megacorp)
Morton Feldman - Two Pianos and Other Pieces, 1953-1969 (Another Timbre)
Mortals - Cursed to See the Future (Relapse)
Nu Era - Nouveau Synthetic Compositions (Omniverse)
Dave Phillips - Homo Animalis (Schimpfluch Associates)

Rather, it's a list of records each of which made me go: “this is great!”

If I had to pick one to be my record of the year, it'd probably be either Patterns of Plants (pianist: Sarah Cahill) or Catalogue des Arbres. The flora theme there is quite unintentional.

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