Music 2006

And another list for the new year: the albums I’ve discovered and enjoyed this past year.

Like last year, I’m still digging through a large collection of albums alphabetically, although the pace has slowed considerably. This year I made it through S and T, and nothing more. Mostly, I enjoyed long-acclaimed albums that I’d never got around to hearing: Tortoise, the Smiths, Stereolab, and finally a few Sonic Youth albums that I found accessible. Sufjan Stevens was a surprising and intriguing find, though, and Tyson put me on to a fantastic Buck 65 disc.

Why the slowdown in new consumption? Well, the shift from a computer science job to transit took its toll: I’m no longer spending hours in front of a computer with the headphones on. Instead, most of my listening this year took place during my two hours of commuting to work. The iPod was helpful there – I mastered the fine art of listening to music while biking Vancouver’s back streets. (The one time I tried using my isolating earbud headphones was scary, though – I couldn’t even hear a truck pulling up next to me. Apple’s original headphones are thankfully very poor at isolating the sound.) The sound quality while biking was so poor that I couldn’t really experience new music, so I stopped trying.

The CBC Radio 3 podcast was another excellent find this year. While they don’t have much on electronic music, they cover some very interesting rock groups.

As for concerts, I saw a few good ones. We Are Wolves were entertaining enough to justify watching twice more, RJD2 was great, and Art Brut was entertaining. Electronic shows really aren’t doing much for me these days, though… I was quite disappointed by DJ Shadow.

So there we have it. On to the next year’s music.

Great Albums (8/10)

  • boards of canada. the campfire headphase. ambient.
  • broken social scene. broken social scene. rock, pop.
  • buck 65. talkin’ honky blues.
  • herbie hancock. v.s.o.p.: the quintet. jazz.
  • sufjan stevens. michigan: the great lakes state. folk, pop.

Good Albums (7/10)

  • rae & christian. anotherlatenight. downtempo, soul, hip hop.
  • smiths, the. the queen is dead. rock.
  • sonic youth. daydream nation. rock, postrock.
  • sonic youth. goo. rock, postrock.
  • sons and daughters. the repulsion box. rock.
  • spiritualized. ladies and gentlemen we are floating in outer space. rock.
  • squarepusher. ultravisitor. drum & bass, experimental.
  • stefie shock. le décor. chanson, pop.
  • stereolab. emperor tomato ketchup. pop, downtempo.
  • stereolab. transient random-noise bursts with announcements. pop, downtempo, rock.
  • stone roses. fools gold (the remixes). rock, downtempo.
  • stone roses. the stone roses. rock.
  • sufjan stevens. illinois. folk, pop.
  • sufjan stevens. seven swans. folk, pop.
  • sweet trip. velocity : design : comfort. glitch, ambient.
  • swollen members. bad dreams. hip hop.
  • tortoise. it’s all around you. rock, jazz.
  • tortoise. millions now living will never die. rock, jazz.
  • tortoise. tnt. rock, jazz.
  • tubbs. good days, better nights. acid jazz.
  • u.n.k.l.e. sounds big brother is watching. big beat, hip hop.
  • we are wolves. non-stop je te plie en deux. rock, français.

Canada by stereotype

I just have two small anecdotes to recount, both in the “stereotype of Canada” vein.

1) I was just listening to a few more episodes of the CBC Radio 3 podcast, and I must say I loved the concept of their See Vous Play edition. The two co-hosts banter back in forth in English and French, seamlessly switching and never translating their discussion of the latest in hipster Canadian and Québécois music. Only in Canada, and only on the CBC.

2) I went to a show at the Rex on Saturday, and I still really love that place. Yeah, it’s a bit of an older crowd, and it’s jazz – given those two, it should be a stuffy, snotty affair, right? But the musicians played upbeat improvised, solo-stuffed jazz with no dull crooners, the bar was jam-packed with standing room only and the crowd was talking loudly but still really into the music. And the Rex itself is so utterly unpretentious: Labatt 50 signs on the walls, battered wooden tables everywhere, and a television with the hockey game a few feet from the bassist’s head. Lesson to the musicians: keep the crowd’s attention, or you’ll lose out to the hockey game. Lesson to Vancouver jazz bars like the Cellar: loosen up, lose the red tablecloths, and make jazz fun. Damn, I’m glad the Rex’s owners didn’t sell out to the new condo building that now occupies most of the block.

A new mix

With a bit more free time on my hands than usual, I finally put together another mix CD. If you’re a friend, e-mail me and I’ll send you a URL to download it. (Okay, and who actually reads my blog that I don’t know, anyways?)

In true blog form, here’s a description of the bands and tracks on the disc, with plenty of navel-gazing along the way.

  1. Dandy Warhols – You Were the Last High. Rock. From Welcome to the Monkeyhouse, 2003. Dave Burke was a big fan of these guys, but I didn’t hear their stuff until last spring. They played a fun show at the Commodore in the fall.
  2. We are Wolves – L.L. Romeo. Rock/Electronic. From Non-stop je te plie en deux, 2005. I went with Hendrik and others to a show at Richards in the fall, and this Montreal band opened with a really fantastic live show. Paul and I saw them play at the Drake in the winter, and then I saw them again at Richards a few weeks ago. Just a great live show, and mighty entertaining costumes.
  3. Calexico – Güero Canelo. Rock (folk rock). From A Feast of Wire, 2003. Erin, a Tucson native, was a big booster of Calexico and Big Sand, and I really liked the disc she loaned me. I was waiting in line to get into Richards for the show when the power for the entire block went out. The band came out of the club and played mariachi tunes in the street for us until the power came back to the surrounding skyscrapers. Now I just need to listen to some of their newer discs.
  4. Cat Power – Cross Bones Style. Rock (folk rock/lo fi). From Moon Pix (1998) and the Everything is Nice compilation (1999). Lars introduced me to Matador Records with the 1999 compilation, but I was initially lukewarm to most of the disc, except this one Cat Power track. I saw her play a very tempestuous set in a tiny club in Yverdon, but her constant complaints about the sound guy didn’t endear her to me. I didn’t get around to listening to any more until about a year ago; I’m a fan now, but she’s depressing in large doses.
  5. Beth Orton – Mount Washington. Electronic/Pop. From Daybreaker (2002). I’d heard Beth from her Chemical Brothers days of course, but it would never have occurred to me to listen to her pop disc. It was in the library though, and I came across it eventually. It’s the type of overproduced pop I like, and her vocals here are stellar.
  6. Nash & The Pharcyde – 100 Million Ways + It Ain’t Nothing Like. Hip Hop / Electronic. From Rae & Christian: Another Late Night (2001). This is really a Rae & Christian track: they assembled a Nash loop and some Pharcyde vocals into a really catchy track. I found their music initially via the Verve Remixed series and have since been a big fan. I found this disc in the $5 bargain bin at HMV.
  7. Tosca – Boss on the Boat [Deadbeats version]. Electronic (dub/downtempo). From Suzuki in Dub (2000) and Delicious Tunes (2001). Mike Ang introduced me to Tosca (and Richard Dorfmeister’s earlier K&D project) back in 2000, and I’ve been a fan ever since. Oddly enough, there’s no connection between this Deadbeats remix and the artist Deadbeat in the next track.
  8. Deadbeat – Texas Tea. Electronic (minimal dub/downtempo). From New World Observer (2005). I discovered this Montrealer featured in Zulu Records, and really liked the disc; one of my best finds from last year, a really minimal dub taking off where Pole left off.
  9. Aphex Twin – Heliosphan. Electronic (ambient). From Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1993). I enjoy the influence Aphex Twin exerted over the electronic music scene (particularly Squarepusher), but I’ve never really gotten into most of his music. His ambient pieces are very accessible, and top notch, though.
  10. Astrud Gilberto – The Gentle Rain [RJD2 remix]. Jazz / Hip Hop. From Verve Remixed 3 (2005). I’ve enjoyed the entire Verve Remixed series. They’re never solid albums, but there are always a few great tracks, and this one was the highlight from this series. My brother Mike got Paul and I onto RJD2 at about the same time. Paul and I saw RJD2 at the Phoenix in June, and he played a really fun set.
  11. Hird feat. Yukimi Nagano – Keep You Kimi. Electronic (acid jazz). From Future Sounds of Jazz 9, 2003 (and finally released on full-length LP Moving On in 2005, but I haven’t listened to that yet). I discovered Compost’s Future Sound(s) of Jazz series in the $2 bargain bin at Zulu several years ago, and I’m now a big fan. The style is a bit too uniform at times though, so volume 9 was a refreshing change from the earlier discs. I should check out some more tracks from this Swedish artist at some point, I think.
  12. Lamb – Cotton Wool [Fila Brazillia remix]. Electronic (trip hop/drum & bass). From Rebirth of Cool 6, 1996 and Brazilification (Remixes 95-99), 1999. Both Lamb and Fila Brazillia seem to be better known for their remixes than their original tracks, so this is an appropriate combination. (Like many, I first heard Lamb through the excellent Trans Fatty Acid remix on The K&D Sessions.) I do like Lamb’s original tracks too, but they’re often a bit too moody and slow for a mix CD. This track was my introduction to Fila Brazillia, but I’ve since come to really like their remix work. The Rebirth of Cool series has a special place for me too, since Mike Ang introduced me to the world of electronic music when he loaned me volume 5 back in 1996.
  13. Mocean Worker – Diagnosis. Electronic (drum & bass). From Home Movies from the Brainforest, 1998. I just discovered this guy this year, and he makes some real quality drum & bass / jazz tracks. Eddy was a fan, I think, but I never bothered listening to his CDs since the name sounds like a really bad house DJ.
  14. Space Manoeuvres – Stage One [Total Separation mix]. Electronic (trance). From Sasha & John Digweed – Northern Exposures: Expeditions, 1999. Yes, trance is well past its best-before date. But I still wind up breaking out this disc when I need an upper, and mostly for this one track. It characterizes the best elements of trance: super cheesy science fiction samples and sound effects, but very positive and upbeat.
  15. Pete Tong & Chris Cox – More Intensity. Electronic (house). From It’s All Gone Pete Tong soundtrack, 2005. I really enjoyed the mockumentary, and this is easily the best track from the soundtrack. For house, there’s a surprising amount of diversity in this five minute track. But that’s not saying much.
  16. Metric – Dead Disco. Rock. From Old World Underground, Where are You Now?, 2003. I got on the Metric bandwagon a bit late, but it’s still been a fun ride. And yes, even great tracks like this one are already getting a little tired for me – which is why it’s the last track on the mix. I can easily skip the cheesy trance / house / new wave when I get bored of it.

Music Ranking

I’ve been listening to a large quantity of music lately, little of which I actually like. It’s called “pushing my boundaries.” At the least, I managed to find a few good gems in the rough. In the process, I’ve been rating all of the albums I own, and the albums I’ve borrowed for listening purposes.

I’m going to maintain a list of those here, grouped by rating. The ratings are pretty coarse, but whatever. Come back to this post once in a while; it’ll be kept up to date as I listen to more music.

Best Albums (9/10)

  • barenaked ladies. gordon. pop.
  • boards of canada. in a beautiful place out in the country ep. ambient.
  • radiohead. ok computer. rock.
  • sarah mclachlan. fumbling towards ecstasy. pop, pop-rock, folk.
  • sarah mclachlan. the freedom sessions. pop, pop-rock, folk.
  • thievery corporation. the mirror conspiracy. downtempo, dub, jazz.

Great Albums (8/10)

  • aphex twin. selected ambient works 85-92. experimental, ambient, drum & bass.
  • autechre. amber. ambient, experimental.
  • beatles. 1967 to 1970. pop, rock.
  • beatles. magical mystery tour. pop, rock.
  • bebel gilberto. tanto tempo. latin, pop.
  • black sun empire. driving insane. drum & bass.
  • boards of canada. geogaddi. ambient.
  • boards of canada. music has the right to children. ambient.
  • bob marley and the wailers. very best of the early years 1968-74. reggae, dub.
  • broken social scene. you forgot it in people. rock, pop.
  • calexico. a feast of wire. rock, latin.
  • clifford gilberto. i was young and i needed the money! acid jazz.
  • deadbeat. new world observer. dub, downtempo, minimal techno.
  • delerium. karma. ambient, world, trance, new age.
  • dizzy gillespie. compact jazz. jazz.
  • dj krush. jaku. acid jazz, downtempo, hip hop.
  • dj krush. ki-oku. acid jazz, downtempo, hip hop.
  • dj maüs. intersections. drum & bass.
  • dj teebee. the legacy. drum & bass.
  • dj tiësto. in search of sunrise. trance.
  • elektrofant. flipstick ep. downtempo, synthpop.
  • elvis costello and the attractions. very best of elvis costello and the attractions. pop, reggae.
  • fatboy slim. halfway between the gutter and the stars. big beat, breaks.
  • four tet. rounds. ambient, glitch, folk.
  • franz ferdinand. franz ferdinand. rock.
  • freddie hubbard. the body and the soul. jazz.
  • future sound of london. cascade ep. ambient.
  • godspeed you black emperor!. lift your skinny fists like antennas to heaven. postrock, rock.
  • herbaliser. blow your headphones. acid jazz, hip hop.
  • herbie hancock. head hunters. jazz, funk, hip hop.
  • kruder & dorfmeister. the k&d sessions. downtempo.
  • manu chao. clandestino. pop, latin.
  • massive attack. blue lines. trip hop.
  • metric. old world underground, where are you now? rock, synthpop.
  • michael brook. cobalt blue. ambient, new age.
  • miles davis. the best of miles davis. jazz.
  • miss kittin. radio caroline. techno, electro.
  • monolake. gravity. ambient, minimal techno.
  • mouse on mars. autoditacker. ambient, minimal techno.
  • mouse on mars. instrumentals. ambient, minimal techno.
  • neil young. sleeps with angels. rock, folk.
  • nicola conte. bossa per due. downtempo, acid jazz.
  • nils petter molvaer. solid ether. acid jazz.
  • nina simone. jazz masters 17. jazz, soul.
  • nirvana. nevermind. rock.
  • nirvana. unplugged in new york. rock.
  • peace orchestra. peace orchestra. downtempo.
  • plaid. double figure. techno, ambient.
  • pluhgt. when nature calls. ambient, drum & bass.
  • police. live!. rock, pop.
  • portishead. dummy. trip hop.
  • prodigy. fat of the land. big beat, breaks.
  • quench. punctuated. ambient.
  • radiohead. the bends. rock.
  • radiohead. kid a. rock.
  • radiohead. hail to the thief. rock.
  • rae & christian. northern sulphuric soul. downtempo, soul, hip hop.
  • r.e.m. automatic for the people. rock.
  • r.e.m. monster. rock.
  • rjd2. deadringer. hip hop.
  • sarah mclachlan. surfacing. pop, pop-rock, folk.
  • sasha. xpander ep. trance.
  • sigur rós. ( ). postrock, rock.
  • simon & garfunkel. old friends. pop.
  • spring heel jack. 68 million shades. drum & bass.
  • squarepusher. feed me weird things. drum & bass, experimental.
  • squarepusher. hard normal daddy. drum & bass, experimental.
  • suba. são paulo confessions. latin, acid jazz.
  • tea party. the edges of twilight. rock.
  • thievery corporation. dj kicks. downtempo, dub, jazz.
  • thievery corporation. sounds from the verve hi-fi. downtempo, dub, jazz.
  • tom jenkinson. bubble and squeak ep. drum & bass.
  • tori amos. from the choirgirl hotel. pop, pop-rock.
  • tori amos. under the pink. pop, pop-rock.
  • tosca. suzuki. downtempo, dub.
  • trüby trio. dj kicks. acid jazz.
  • u2. achtung baby. pop-rock, rock.
  • u2. the joshua tree. pop-rock, rock.
  • u2. under a blood red sky. pop-rock, rock.
  • various artists. compost – the future sound of jazz 4. acid jazz.
  • various artists. compost – future sounds of jazz 5. acid jazz.
  • various artists. compost – future sounds of jazz 9. acid jazz.
  • various artists. heat soundtrack. soundtrack, jazz, minimalist, ambient, industrial.
  • various artists. instinct – the future sound of jazz 3. acid jazz.
  • various artists. mojo club dancefloor jazz 9. jazz, funk.
  • various artists. nettwerk – plastic 4. trance.
  • various artists. ninja tune – funkungfusion. acid jazz, downtempo, hip hop.
  • various artists. ninja tune – xen cuts. hip hop, acid jazz, downtempo.
  • various artists. st. germain café – the finest electrojazz compilation. acid jazz.
  • various artists. the blue box – blue note’s best. jazz.
  • yo la tengo. and then nothing turned itself inside-out. pop-rock, rock.

Good Albums (7/10)

  • a forest mighty black. mellowdramatic. downtempo.
  • air. 10,000 hz legend. downtempo.
  • air. premiers symptomes. downtempo.
  • air. the virgin suicides soundtrack. downtempo.
  • alex cortex. laconic. techno.
  • alex reece. so far. drum & bass.
  • amon tobin. bricolage. drum & bass.
  • amon tobin. out from out where. drum & bass.
  • amon tobin. supermodified. drum & bass.
  • antibalas afrobeat orchestra. liberation afrobeat vol. 1. jazz, world, downtempo.
  • aphex twin. selected ambient works volume 2. experimental, ambient, drum & bass.
  • apollo four forty. electro glide in blue. drum & bass.
  • arcade fire. funeral. rock.
  • arcade fire. the arcade fire ep. rock.
  • as one. 21st century soul. downtempo, soul.
  • a tribe called quest. beats, rhymes and life. hip hop.
  • a tribe called quest. midnight marauders. hip hop.
  • a tribe called quest. people’s instinctive travels and paths of rhythm. hip hop.
  • a tribe called quest. the low end theory. hip hop.
  • autechre. tri repetae++. ambient, experimental.
  • b.b. king. best of. blues.
  • beastie boys. hello nasty. hip hop.
  • beastie boys. the in sound from way out. hip hop.
  • beastie boys. the sounds of science. hip hop.
  • beatles. past masters vol. 1. pop, rock.
  • beatles. the white album. pop, rock.
  • beck. midnite vultures. rock.
  • beck. odelay. rock.
  • beefcake. ¥003 + ¥024 + 2x = ¥727. drum & bass, techno, idm.
  • belle & sebastian. 3..6..9 seconds of light ep. pop.
  • belle & sebastian. dog on wheels ep. pop.
  • beth orton. daybreaker. pop, trip hop.
  • big bud. infinity + infinity. drum & bass.
  • billie holiday. the quintessential billie holiday vol. 2. jazz.
  • bitman y roban. robar es natural. downtempo, turntablism.
  • björk. homogenic. pop, trip hop, ambient.
  • björk. post. pop, trip hop, ambient.
  • blue rodeo. five days in july. rock, western.
  • blue rodeo. nowhere to here. rock, western.
  • boards of canada. aquarius ep. ambient.
  • bob marley and the wailers. exodus. reggae, dub.
  • bob marley and the wailers. legend. reggae, dub.
  • bottine souriante. anthologie. celtic, jazz, québécois.
  • bran van 3000. glee. pop, disco.
  • cake. prolonging the magic. rock.
  • cat power. moon pix. pop, rock.
  • cat power. you are free. pop, rock.
  • charles mingus. this is jazz vol. 6. jazz.
  • chemical brothers. dig your own hole. big beat.
  • chemical brothers. surrender. big beat.
  • chris clark. ceramics is the bomb ep. experimental, ambient.
  • cinematic orchestra. every day. acid jazz.
  • cinematic orchestra. man with the movie camera. acid jazz.
  • concrete blonde. bloodletting. rock.
  • cujo. adventures in foam. acid jazz, drum & bass.
  • cure. galore. rock, synthpop.
  • dandy warhols. thirteen tales from urban bohemia. rock, pop, synthpop.
  • dandy warhols. welcome to the monkeyhouse. rock, pop, synthpop.
  • david gahan. paper monsters. rock.
  • david hedes skönt. hedoni ep. downtempo.
  • delerium. semantic spaces. ambient, world, trance, new age.
  • depeche mode. singles 86-98. synthpop, rock.
  • depeche mode. ultra. synthpop, rock.
  • depeche mode. violator. synthpop, rock.
  • de phazz. detunized gravity. acid jazz, downtempo.
  • diana krall. when i look in your eyes. jazz.
  • dieselboy. dungeon master’s guide promo. drum & bass.
  • dj czech. hooked on phonics. breaks.
  • dj food. a recipe for disaster. acid jazz.
  • dj krush. zen. acid jazz, downtempo, hip hop.
  • dj shadow. endtroducing. hip hop.
  • dj shadow. the private press. hip hop.
  • dj tiësto. in search of sunrise 2. trance.
  • dj tiësto. live on trance airwaves 2004.05.15. trance.
  • doors. the doors. rock.
  • doves. lost souls. rock.
  • duke of harringay. alroy road tracks. drum & bass, acid jazz.
  • dupain. musica viva. rock, dub, français.
  • dzihan & kamien. freaks & icons. downtempo.
  • ed rush & optical. the creeps disc 1. drum & bass.
  • electrelane. rock it to the moon. rock.
  • ella fitzgerald & louis armstrong. best of. jazz.
  • elliott smith. xo. pop.
  • elvis costello and the attractions. this year’s model. pop, reggae.
  • eminem. the eminem show. hip hop.
  • eric clapton. the cream of clapton. blues, rock.
  • everything but the girl. temperamental. pop, downtempo, house.
  • everything but the girl. walking wounded. pop, downtempo, house.
  • fatboy slim. you’ve come a long way, baby. big beat, breaks.
  • fc kahuna. machine says yes. house, big beat, acid house, techno.
  • fila brazillia. brazilification. downtempo, latin.
  • findley quaye. maverick a strike. reggae, trip hop.
  • flaming lips. the soft bulletin. rock.
  • flim. helio. ambient, folk.
  • four tet. as serious as your life ep. ambient, glitch, folk.
  • four tet. pause. ambient, glitch, folk.
  • frank zappa. freak out!. rock, humour.
  • freak power. more of everything for everybody. downtempo, funk.
  • freaky flow. obscene underground 1 – tits. drum & bass.
  • freddie hubbard. this is jazz vol. 25. jazz.
  • fryderyk chopin. piano concertos 1 & 2 – murray perahia. romantic.
  • future prophecies. warlords rising. drum & bass.
  • future sound of london. dead cities. ambient.
  • future sound of london. lifeforms. ambient.
  • future sound of london. my kingdom ep. ambient.
  • galliano. a thicker plot: remixes 93-94. acid jazz.
  • glenn gould, j.s. bach. goldberg variations. baroque.
  • godspeed you black emperor!. f#a#oo. rock, symphonic rock.
  • harry manx. wise and otherwise. blues.
  • herbaliser. session one. acid jazz, hip hop.
  • herbaliser. very mercenary. acid jazz, hip hop.
  • hrvatski. swarm and dither. glitch.
  • hybrid. wider angle. trance.
  • james. laid. rock.
  • jamiroquai. synkronized. funk.
  • jamiroquai. travelling without moving. funk.
  • jean leloup. l’amour est sans pitié. québécois, rock.
  • jean leloup. le dôme. québécois, rock.
  • jewel. pieces of you. folk, pop.
  • joe henry. scar. pop.
  • kate bush. hounds of love. synthpop, pop.
  • keith jarrett. standards, vol. 1. jazz.
  • ken nordine. colors. jazz.
  • ketil bjørnstad. the sea ii. jazz.
  • kid koala. carpal tunnel syndrome. turntablism.
  • kid koala. scratchcratchratchatch demo. turntablism.
  • kruder & dorfmeister. dj kicks. downtempo.
  • laika. good looking blues. trip hop.
  • laika. sounds of the satellites. trip hop.
  • lamb. fear of fours. trip hop.
  • led zeppelin. houses of the holy. rock.
  • led zeppelin. physical graffiti. rock.
  • lee scratch perry. arkology. reggae, dub.
  • legion of green men. floating in shallow water. techno, downtempo.
  • leonard cohen i’m your man. folk, pop.
  • lil kim. la bella mafia. hip hop.
  • little rabbits. la grande musique. français, downtempo.
  • llorca. new comer. acid jazz, house.
  • lonesome organist. collector of cactus echo bags. rock, novelty, experimental.
  • lou donaldson. blue breakbeats. jazz, funk.
  • luomo. the present lover. microhouse, house, pop.
  • magnetic fields. 69 love songs. pop, humour.
  • man or astroman? intravenous television continuum. rock, surf.
  • manfred hüber & sigfried schwab. vampyros lesbos sexadelic dance party. soundtrack, acid jazz.
  • manu chao. proxima estación: esperanza. pop, latin.
  • manyfingers. manyfingers. ambient, folk.
  • massive attack. 100th window. trip hop.
  • massive attack. protection. trip hop.
  • mazzy star. among my swan. rock.
  • meat beat manifesto. actual sounds and voices. big beat.
  • michael blake. blake tartare. jazz.
  • miles davis. birth of cool. jazz.
  • miles davis. bitches brew. jazz.
  • miles davis. kind of blue. jazz.
  • miles davis. ’round about midnight. jazz.
  • moby. play. ambient, acid jazz, techno.
  • mocean worker. home movies from the brainforest. drum & bass, acid jazz.
  • mocean worker. mixed emotional features. drum & bass, acid jazz.
  • monolake. cinemascope. ambient, minimal techno.
  • monolake. interstate. ambient, minimal techno.
  • monolake. live at beta lounge 1999.11.23. ambient, minimal techno.
  • moog cookbook. the moog cookbook. novelty, rock.
  • most serene republic. underwater cinematographer. rock.
  • mouse on mars. agit itter it it. ambient, minimal techno.
  • moxy früvous. bargainville. pop, humour.
  • mr. scruff. keep it unreal. acid jazz.
  • mùm. yesterday was dramatic – today is ok. ambient, glitch.
  • murcof. martes. ambient, minimal techno, glitch.
  • my bloody valentine. loveless. rock.
  • naomi. pappelallee. pop, downtempo.
  • neil young. freedom. rock, folk.
  • nine inch nails. fixed ep. industrial, rock.
  • nine inch nails. march of the pigs ep. industrial, rock.
  • nine inch nails. pretty hate machine. industrial, rock.
  • orbital. untitled. techno, ambient.
  • orb. orbus terrarum. ambient, ambient house, ambient techno, dub.
  • orb. u.f.off. ambient, ambient house, ambient techno, dub.
  • orb. u.f.orb. ambient, ambient house, ambient techno, dub.
  • oscar peterson and freddy hubbard. face to face. jazz.
  • overman. 100% loaded ep. ambient.
  • passengers. original soundtracks 1. experimental, rock, ambient.
  • paul simon. graceland. pop, world.
  • pavement. terror twilight. rock.
  • pearl jam. ten. rock.
  • pearl jam. vs. rock.
  • peatbog faeries. mellowosity. celtic.
  • photek. form & function. drum & bass.
  • pink floyd. meddle. rock.
  • pixies. doolittle. rock.
  • placebo. placebo. rock.
  • plaid. peel session. techno, ambient.
  • p-love. hey mama. rhythm & blues, acid jazz, house, synthpop.
  • pole. 1. minimal techno, glitch, dub.
  • pole. 2. minimal techno, glitch, dub.
  • pole. 3. minimal techno, glitch, dub.
  • portishead. portishead. trip hop.
  • portishead. roseland nyc live. trip hop.
  • prefuse 73. extinguished outtakes. instrumental hip hop, glitch, downtempo.
  • prefuse 73. one word extinguisher. instrumental hip hop, glitch, downtempo.
  • prodigy. experience. big beat, breaks, jungle, house.
  • prodigy. the dirtchamber sessions vol. 1. big beat, breaks, funk, hip hop.
  • radiohead. amnesiac. rock.
  • radiohead. pinkpop ep. rock.
  • rae & christian. sleepwalking. downtempo, soul, hip hop.
  • reinhold heil. run lola run soundtrack. soundtrack, techno.
  • r.e.m. eponymous. rock.
  • r.e.m. new adventures in hi-fi. rock.
  • r.e.m. up. rock.
  • richie hawtin. de9 | closer to the edit. minimal techno.
  • r.l. burnside. wish i was in heaven sitting down. blues.
  • roots manuva. brand new second hand. hip hop.
  • st. germain. boulevard. house, acid jazz.
  • st. germain. tourist. house, acid jazz.
  • salaryman. salaryman. experimental, ambient.
  • sarah mclachlan. remixed. pop, pop-rock, folk.
  • sarah mclachlan. solace. pop, pop-rock, folk.
  • sasha. airdrawndagger. trance.
  • sasha & john digweed. northern exposure – expeditions. trance.
  • sergei rachmaninov. piano concerto no. 2 and 3 – phillippe entremont and andre watts. romantic, 20th century.
  • shadows. greatest hits. pop.
  • sigur rós. untitled (vaka) ep. postrock, rock.
  • skalpel. skalpel. acid jazz.
  • smashing pumpkins. adore. rock.
  • spring heel jack. busy curious thirsty. drum & bass.
  • squarepusher. music is rotted one note. jazz.
  • squarepusher. port rhombus ep. drum & bass, experimental.
  • squarepusher. untitled ep. drum & bass, experimental.
  • squarepusher. venus no. 17 ep. drum & bass, experimental.
  • state of bengal. visual audio. drum & bass, bhangra.
  • tan dun. crouching tiger, hidden dragon soundtrack. soundtrack, orchestral.
  • tea party. transmission. rock.
  • terje rypdal. skywards. jazz.
  • thelonious monk. the best of thelonious monk. jazz.
  • thievery corporation. sounds from the thievery hi-fi. downtempo, dub, jazz.
  • thievery corporation. the richest man in babylon. downtempo, dub, jazz.
  • tori amos. little earthquakes. pop, pop-rock.
  • tori amos. to venus and back. pop, pop-rock.
  • tosca. suzuki in dub. downtempo, dub.
  • tracy chapman. tracy chapman. folk, pop, rhythm & blues.
  • tragically hip. day for night. rock.
  • tragically hip. fully completely. rock.
  • u2. pop. pop-rock, rock.
  • u2. zooropa. pop-rock, rock.
  • u.n.k.l.e. psyence fiction. hip hop, rock.
  • vangelis. blade runner soundtrack. ambient, soundtrack.
  • various artists. animatrix soundtrack. downtempo, trance, drum & bass, soundtrack.
  • various artists. compost – the future sound of jazz 1. acid jazz.
  • various artists. compost – the future sound of jazz 2. acid jazz.
  • various artists. compost – future sounds of jazz 7. acid jazz.
  • various artists. compost – future sounds of jazz 8. acid jazz.
  • various artists. compost – future sounds of jazz 9. acid jazz.
  • various artists. deep concentration 1. downtempo, trip hop, hip hop.
  • various artists. desert sessions vol. 9 & 10. rock.
  • various artists. du maurier jazz, vancouver 2002. jazz, latin.
  • various artists. garage anthems. garage.
  • various artists. global underground – departures sampler. trance.
  • various artists. hed kandi – winter chill 1. downtempo.
  • various artists. human traffic soundtrack. breaks, hip hop, drum & bass, downtempo, house, trance, soundtrack.
  • various artists. jackie brown soundtrack. soul, rhythm & blues, hip hop, western, soundtrack.
  • various artists. lost in space 3. drum & bass.
  • various artists. nettwerk – plastic 3. trance.
  • various artists. nutone – delicious tunes. downtempo.
  • various artists. pi soundtrack. soundtrack, techno, industrial, ambient, experimental, downtempo.
  • various artists. rebirth of cool 3. hip hop, acid jazz.
  • various artists. rebirth of cool 5. downtempo, acid jazz, hip hop.
  • various artists. rebirth of cool 6. downtempo, acid jazz, drum & bass, funk.
  • various artists. the freestyle files 2: germany vs. england. downtempo.
  • various artists. trainspotting soundtrack. rock, downtempo, techno, ambient, soundtrack.
  • various artists. verve – the jazz masters: 27 classic performances. jazz.
  • various artists. verve – verve remixed. acid jazz.
  • various artists. verve – verve remixed 2. acid jazz.
  • various artists. verve – verve remixed 3. acid jazz.
  • various artists. verve – verve unmixed. jazz.
  • various artists. verve – verve unmixed 2. jazz.
  • various artists. verve – verve unmixed 3. jazz.
  • various artists. way out north. house.
  • we are wolves. non-stop je te plie en deux. rock, français.
  • wild strawberries. quiver. pop.
  • yann tiersen. le fabuleux destin d’amélie poulain soundtrack. soundtrack, français.