Mixtape #32 : Best Albums of 2014

by 5:4
4 minutes read

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

Many, many thanks to all of you who have followed the blog through the last 12 months, particularly to all those who have commented and tweeted in response or retort. As usual, here’s my new year mixtape featuring a track from all forty of my Best Albums of the Year. i said yesterday how 2014 had been a breathtaking year, and listening to this 3-hour condensed version of its best music, i really think that becomes obvious.

Enjoy! – and assuming you do, please support the artists wherever possible; links to purchase each of the albums can be found on the last two days’ articles.

Here’s the tracklisting in full, followed by the download link; and you can also stream the mixtape via Mixcloud.

Bora Yoon – Little Box of Horrors [excerpt] (from Sunken Cathedral)
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Aerality [excerpt] (from Aerial)
Weeping Willows – The Time Has Come (from The Time Has Come)
Gwenno – Chwyldro (from Y Dydd Olaf)
Jenny Hval & Susanna – I Have A Darkness (from Meshes of Voice)
Deerhoof – Oh Bummer (from La Isla Bonita)
Black Swan – Prophecy (from Tone Poetry)
Paul Dolden – The Village Wind Orchestra: The Answer Is Blowing in the Winds (from Who Has the Biggest Sound?)
Gazelle Twin – Child (from Unflesh)
Poemss – Gentle Mirror (from Poemss)
Kristin Øhrn Dyrud – Hugh and Amir (from Coherence (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
Markus Reuter – Movement IV (from Todmorden 513)
Howard Shore – I’m Sorry (from Maps to the Stars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
Aphex Twin – syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix) (from Syro)
Sea Oleena – Shades of Golden (from Shallow)
Motion Sickness of Time Travel – alpha piscium (from Alpha Piscium)
Duologue – Traps (from Never Get Lost)
Richard Causton – Millennium Scenes – Part II: Berceuse 1-Grandioso-Brutale (from Millennium Scenes)
The Noisettes – 5CZKQ-7 [excerpt] (from Elegant Electronic Entrées)
Mica Levi – Andrew Void (from Under the Skin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
Salvatore Sciarrino – Berceuse [excerpt] (from Cantare con silenzio)
Bass Communion – Wvndrkmmer [excerpt] (from Box Set)
irr. app. (ext.) – Foregone And Ungotten [excerpt] (from The Jennies Made Me Do It {1})
OY – Doondari (from No Problem Saloon)
Senko – wolfsong (from Dronetudes)
John Pickard – Symphony No. 4 ‘Gaia Symphony’ – I. Tsunami [excerpt] (from Gaia Symphony / Eden)
Joseph Trapanese, Aria Prayogi & Fajar Yuskemal – Hammerballs (from The Raid 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
Markus Reuter – Lorena [Prague, 27 March 2014] (from Sultry Kissing Lounge (Crimson ProjeKCt Tour 2014))
St. Vincent – Huey Newton (from St. Vincent)
John Cage – Three Dances for prepared pianos – II (from Works for Two Keyboards • 2)
Monty Adkins – Ecstatic Drift (from Rift Patterns)
Alfredo Costa Monteiro – Insula [excerpt] (from Insula)
Arlene Sierra – Moler [excerpt] (from Game of Attrition)
V/Vm – Smithy & Dave The Rave (from The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback))
David Brynjar Franzson – The Negotiation of Context (b) [excerpt] (from The Negotiation of Context)
iamamiwhoami – Fountain (from Blue)
The Bad Plus – First Part: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds (from The Rite of Spring)
Tim Hodgkinson – Attaot [excerpt] (from Onsets)
Gareth Davis & Machinefabriek – Memory Space (Ostrava) [excerpt] (from Lucier: Memory Space)
Lee Fraser – Thews and Limbs (III) (from Dark Camber)

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Click here to respond and leave a commentx