Another Bleepin’ Year


Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Maribou says:

    I am SO EXCITED that as it is almost winter break, I will soon be able to listen to all of these.Report

  2. aaron david says:

    Not much of an electronica fan, but Sister Crayon is always a +:

  3. Glyph says:

    Also, the actual album’s not out yet, but this should get an honorary mention. One of my favorite scores on TV:

  4. Chris says:

    Good stuff. As I was going through, I was convinced that both the Scuba and Lakker albums had come out in ’14, since it feels like I’ve been listening to them for that long.

    Other good ones this year: Kiasmos, whom dhex mentioned recently, along with Nicolas Jaar:

    • Chris in reply to Chris says:

      And though it’s heavy on the vocals, I’ve been transfixed by BAILE, particularly when paired with Felicia Douglas, as here:

      • Chris in reply to Chris says:

        Oh, and Blanck Mass (another album I was thinking was from ’14, since it feels like I’ve been listening to it forever) and Earthly’s Days.Report

        • dhex in reply to Chris says:

          see dude i was just gonna say blanck mass but then you did.


          oneohtrix point never (!!!)
          holly herndon
          coil (backwards was released this year but is from the 90s – i love it)
          christoph de babalon (i like this return to breakcore form)
          mark mcguire’s new one

          i really like the new kanding ray album cover more than i like the music, which is disappointing since i love his dj sets.Report

          • Glyph in reply to dhex says:

            I never gave the new OPN a chance, I kind of burned myself out on him.

            Holly Herndon I need to try, but a lot of the commentary surrounding it seemed so discouragingly theoretical/analytical, it kind of put me off.Report

            • dhex in reply to Glyph says:

              it’s good! not very theory at all.

              i am an opn fanboy pretty hard (he’s a nice dude who makes nice music) but i will say garden of delete is

              a) got some great cover art
              b) is the most expansive and unusual thing he’s done

              i also liked r plus 7 quite a bit for it’s weird 70s art museum vibe.Report

    • Glyph in reply to Chris says:

      If I’d learned of Kiasmos earlier, they likely would’ve made my list. But as it is, it would have felt like cheating for me (I like to spend a LOT of time with a record before I pronounce it a favorite).

      That Nicolas Jaar track seems like a throwback to the ‘glitch’ era.Report