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My EPs of 2009

January 8, 2010

I’m – finally – going to post my Albums of the Year list shortly, but first I’ll start with ten EPs and singles that helped to soundtrack my year, since I’m not including them in the main list. Inclusion is based on them being standalone releases, not lifted from an existing full-length album. But it’s pretty loose. And there’s a bonus at the end which doesn’t apply.

1.

MOUNT KIMBIE
MAYBES
HOTFLUSH

Here’s a link to a piece I wrote about the London electronic duo on iheartau.com recently.

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MOUNTKIMBIE

2.

WASHED OUT
LIFE OF LEISURE
MEXICAN SUMMER

Click here to read a piece about the wonderfully named Ernest Greene, for Washed Out is he. And he is fantastic.

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEBABEINTHEWOODS

3.

CRIMEA X
PHOROS
HELL YEAH!

“Lead track ‘10pm’ is the pick – it builds from a repetitive synth arpeggio into a euphoric floorfiller, all sexy bass, housey piano stabs and the constant patter of bongos bubbling under the surface.”

From my review of the EP on iheartau.com
Click here for the feature I wrote in the mag.

(I can’t find a video for any of the tracks, other than the one remix I don’t really like! Give me a shout if you find one.)

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/CRIMEAX

4.

JOY ORBISON
HYPH MNGO
HOTFLUSH

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/JOYORBISON

5.

WALTER JONES
I’LL KEEP ON LOVING YOU
DFA

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/WMJ3

6.

SKREAM
BURNING UP/MEMORIES OF 3RD BASE
DIGITAL SOUNDBOY

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SKREAMUK

7.

MOUNT KIMBIE
SKETCH ON GLASS
HOTFLUSH

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MOUNTKIMBIE

8.

HELIOPAUSE
MOMENT OF RECOGNITION
FURIOUS TRADESMEN

(I shot this video myself! Apologies for terrible sound, it was just done using my stills camera)

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/WECOMEFROMBELFAST

9.

NOT SQUARES
AYE YO PA/IYOUUSIT
RICHTER COLLECTIVE

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/NOTSQUARES

10.

NO AGE
LOSING FEELING
SUB POP

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/NONOAGE

BONUS TRACK!

BURIAL
FOSTERCARE
HYPERDUB

This track appeared on the excellent 5 Years of Hyperdub compilation towards the back end of this year, and following Burial’s collaboration with Four Tet earlier in 2009, it reaffirmed in my mind that the man is a) a genius and b) working on something pretty special. It’s now over two years since Untrue, so let’s hope we get a third album in 2010. This track, though not exactly a progression in his sound, is getting me positively moist in anticipation. What he does, he does better than anyone else, so he can keep on doing it indefinitely for all I care. Enjoy.

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BURIALUK

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4 comments

  1. hey Chris first time reader, first time commenter! Great choice of EPs. Dance-wise, Hyph Mngo was pretty much the tune of the year for me, I can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve this year. You don’t mind me adding you to my blogroll?
    Darragh


    • Course not Darragh! I’ll add you as well. Thanks for the comment, much appreciated.


  2. i love that you love mount kimbie as much as i do…


    • Yeah boi! Can’t wait for more from them. They could be up there with Burial.



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