Mixtape #57 : Best Albums of 2019

by 5:4

Happy New Year!

i want to start this year by expressing my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have followed and supported 5:4 in the last year, particularly my delectable band of Patrons. Hot on the heels of my Best Albums of 2019 list, i’m beginning 2020 with the usual mixtape comprising selections from each of those 40 albums. It rather nicely encapsulates another year of breathtaking musical imagination and ingenuity, exploring a typically eclectic range of styles, attitudes and aesthetics.

Here’s the tracklisting in full, together with the start time for each track in the mix; links to obtain the music can be found in the previous two days’ articles. As usual, the mixtape can be downloaded or streamed.

  • 00:00:00 The Faint – Quench The Flame (from Egowerk)
  • 00:04:40 ionnalee – Silence My Drum (from Remember The Future)
  • 00:08:18 Natasha Barrett – Sagittarius A* [excerpt] (from Flock)
  • 00:12:29 Benge – Space Filling Curve [excerpt] (from Forms 7 – Topological Landscapes)
  • 00:16:43 Sir Babygirl – Flirting With Her (from Crush on Me: BICONIC Edition)
  • 00:20:57 Erkki-Sven Tüür – Spectrum III [excerpt] (from Spectrums)
  • 00:25:14 Martin Smolka – Wooden Clouds – III (from Edition Musikfabrik 17: Erbe)
  • 00:29:13 Clemens von Reusner – Sphären der Untätigkeit [excerpt] (from Electroacoustic Works)
  • 00:34:40 Øyvind Torvund – Starry Night (from The Exotica Album)
  • 00:38:17 Rose Elinor Dougall – Something Real (from A New Illusion)
  • 00:43:30 Catherine Lamb – Overlays Transparent/Opaque – #7 & #6 (from Atmospheres Transparent/Opaque)
  • 00:45:50 C Duncan – Pulses & Rain (from Health)
  • 00:49:30 Roland Kayn – Radi [excerpt] (from Scanning)
  • 00:53:28 Vyacheslav Artyomov – Lamentations – II (from In Memoriam)
  • 00:57:29 John Williams – Join Me (from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
  • 01:01:03 Chelsea Wolfe – Preface to a Dream Play (from Birth of Violence)
  • 01:04:51 Dis Fig – WHY (from PURGE)
  • 01:09:00 Phill Niblock – Disseminate as Five String Quartets [excerpt] (from Phill Niblock: Baobab)
  • 01:12:37 Jakob Ullmann – Solo V für Klavier [excerpt] (from Fremde Zeit Addendum 5)
  • 01:17:11 Joseph Branciforte & Theo Bleckmann – 5.5.9 [excerpt] (from LP1)
  • 01:21:20 Juhani Silvola – Machines Of Loving Grace [excerpt] (from Post-Biological Wildlife)
  • 01:26:14 Tom Holkenborg – Broken Doll (from Alita: Battle Angel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
  • 01:28:45 Zbigniew Karkowski – Encumbrance [excerpt] (from Encumbrance)
  • 01:31:40 Holly Herndon – Crawler (from Proto)
  • 01:37:27 Ståle Storløkken – Prelude To The Haze Of Sleeplessness (from The Haze of Sleeplessness)
  • 01:42:02 Tanya Barany – Nightfall (from Lights Disappear)
  • 01:45:28 The Ballet – Am I Dreaming? (from Matchy Matchy)
  • 01:48:44 Hildur Guðnadóttir – Corridors (from Chernobyl (Music from the HBO Miniseries))
  • 01:51:51 Jenny Hval – Accident (from The Practice of Love)
  • 01:55:37 Esa-Pekka Salonen – Cello Concerto – II [excerpt] (from Cello Concerto)
  • 02:00:02 Enno Poppe – Rundfunk – II [excerpt] (from Rundfunk)
  • 02:04:40 Tim Clément & Lance Austin Olsen – Memory Lost, Memory Found [excerpt] (from Dark Night On The Black Dog Highway)
  • 02:09:28 Stefan Fraunberger – Adagio Hirtengesang (from Quellgeister #3 Bussd)
  • 02:13:04 Davíð Brynjar Franzson – Longitude [excerpt] (from Longitude)
  • 02:17:12 relief – Tenebrae [excerpt] (from The Gloaming)
  • 02:21:00 Sigur Rós – The Silence of Animals, The Truth is it Wanted to Cave in [excerpt] (from Variations On Darkness)
  • 02:26:28 The Caretaker – Place in the World fades away [excerpt] (from Everywhere at the end of time – Stage 6)
  • 02:32:16 Bobby Krlic – Gassed (from Midsommar (Original Score))
  • 02:36:40 Aurora – Daydreamer (from A Different Kind Of Human (Step 2))
  • 02:40:14 Þóranna Björnsdóttir & Federico Placidi – Main sequence [excerpt] (from LUCID)



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