favorites2012

Kenji Terada | Pastel Records (nara)

playlist 2012

eric chenaux : guitar & voice (constellation)
anna von hausswolff : ceremony (kning disk)
ripple & murmur : reverie (kning disk)
steffi thiel and michael chashmore : late but never (Coptic Cat)
sophie hutchings : night sky (preservation)
black elk : sparks (KOMU/KOMU002)
dana falconberry : leelanau (antenna farm records)
ombre : believe you me (asthmatic kitty records)
the tallest man on earth : there’s no leaving now (dead oeans/doc068)
josephine foster & the victor herrero band : anda jaleo/perlas [deluxe
edition] (wind bell/four112/113)
masayoshi fujita : stories (flau)
espen eriksen trio : what took you so long (rune grammofon)
grand salvo : slay me in my sleep (preservation)
christina vantzou : N°1 DVD and remixes (christina vantzou)
oren ambarchi : audience of one (touch)
nuojuva : valot kaukaa (preservation)
emma gatrill : chapter 1 (willkommen records)
the boats : ballads of the darkroom (our small ideas)
james blackshaw : love is the plan, the plan is death (important records)
greg haines : moments eluding [solo piano series Vol. 3] (kning disk)
hammock : departure songs (hammock music)
andre mehmari - chico pinheiro - sergio santos : TRIZ (rip curl recordings)

maattsmith  asked:

What was your single favorite moment of 2012 (((( omg i also love that you have tiny little boy cat on your layout. still fav episode ))))

Ahw, thank you! I like the little boy(/girl) cat as well :D My favorite moment of 2012 was how my mom got ‘better’. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and had to go through surgery and chemotherapy. She still isn’t as strong as she used to be, and she gets tired quickly, but all of the cancer is gone and that’s really good news. And even though you can’t say someone is clean after the first few years, everything looks good right now and that’s something I’m really glad about :-)

Orla Wren (europe)

Favorite music and films of 2012

MUSIC

Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love - Phantasy and Because
Isnaj Dui - Abstracts On Solitude - Hibernate Recordings
Au - Both Lights - The Leaf Label
Alog - Unemployed - Rune Grammofon
Death Grips - Exmilitary - Mixtape
Aesop Rock - Skelethon - Rhymesayers Entertainment
Clark - Iradelphic/Fantasm Planes - Warp Records
Grand Salvo - Slay Me In My Sleep - Preservation
Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough - Brainfeeder
Kelpe - Cambio Wechsel/Ex-Aquarium - DC Recordings
Buddy Peace - buddypeace.bandcamp.com
Parallel 41/BarbaraDeDominicus/Julie Kent - Baskaru
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Allelujah, Don’t Bend, Ascend - Constellation
Rozi Plain - Joined Sometimes Unjoined - Fence Records
Weave - A Part Not Apart - weaveinbetween.bandcamp.com
Liz Christine - Sweet Mellow Cat - Flau
Twigs & Yarn - The Language Of Flowers - Flau
Christoph Berg - Paraphrases - Facture
Kath Bloom and Loren Connors - Sing The Children Over Sand In My Shoe - Chapter Music


FILMS

Somewhere To Dissapear - Laure Flammarion & Arnaud Uyttenhove
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine
Faraway Close - Davide Lonardi
Mr Nobody - Jaco Van Dormael
Her Name Is Sabine - Sandrine Bonnaire
Sound Of My Voice - Zal Batmanglij
The Gleaners - Agnes Varda
Jeff, Who Lives At Home - Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass

Mayumi Hasegawa miaou/Teto Records (tokyo)

playlist2012

Boy Friend - Egyptian Wrinkle
Chromatics - Kill For Love
DIIV - Oshin
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Maria Minerva - Will Happiness Find Me?
Sea Pinks - Freak Waves


今年はRadical FaceとMasha Qrellaという自分の中の2大アーティストと共演できたことが一番のハイライトでした!

Sun Glitters (luxemburg)


favorites2012



Music


Purity Ring - Shrines
Shigeto - Lineage
Holy Other - Held
How To Dress Well - Total Loss
Clams Casino - Instrumental II
Young Magic - Melt
Fauna - d®one
Slow Magic - Triangle
Ryat - Totem
Life & Limp - L&L
Kyson - Blackstone
Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
Evenings - Unreleased Collection Ep
cuushe - Girl / You Know That I Am Here / But The Dream
Burial - Kindred EP
Gold Panda - Mountain / Financial District
Com Truise - Galactic Melt (Redux)
Breton – Other People’s Problems

Books

I’m sorry I don’t have time to read ;)

Movies

I had no chance to see any movie

Experience

1. The birth of my daughter
2. Playing all my different shows in all the different countries
3. Being now friend with artists that I listened a long time ago, I’m talking about Populous with Shortstories and Isan!

Jara Tarnovski Gurun Gurun / Wabi Experience (pardubice)

My playlist for 2012 (in alphabetical order)

albums:
Barbara De Dominicis & Julia Kent - Parallel 41 (Baskaru)
Beak> - >>  (Invada)
Dans Les Arbres - Canopee (ECM)
David Cordero & Carles Guajardo - OST Emma (Foehn)
Don Preston - Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes 1967-82 (Sub Rosa)
Evade - Destroy & Dream (Kitchen)
Federsel & Mäkelä - An Evening with Federsel & Mäkelä (Poli5)
Gareth Dickson - Quite A Way Away (12k)
Jessica Bailiff - At the Down-Turned Jagged Rim of the Sky (Kranky)
Lau Nau - Valohiukkanen (Fonal)
Oval - OvalDNA (Shitkatapult)
Suzanne Ciani - Lixiviation (Finders Keepers)  

tracks:
Anthony Moore - A, B, C, D, Gol'fish
Arianna Savall - El Mariner
Arvo Pärt - Creator Spiritus
Boduf Songs - Temping
Bronius Kutavicius - Last Pagan Rites
Etnografinis Ansamblis - Tututis
Julia Holter - Marienbad
Lee Ranaldo - Off The Wall
Master’s Hammer - Vracejte konve na misto
Miles Davis - Montreux ‘73
OTK - Srdce

Sylvain Chauveau (brussels)

favorites 2012

- “How music works” by David Byrne (book)
- Scott Walker, “Bish bosch” (CD)
- My tour in Japan in April:
 fantastic memories from Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Fukuoka and Tokyo
- “Substantial #04” (book + CD)
- Sol Lewitt, “Wall Drawings” (exhibition in Leuven, Belgium)
- Hijiri Kai (CD)
- Morton Feldman, “Crippled Simmetry” (CD)

It’s a fake picture of New York City drowned in the waters. This could once become reality if we don’t do anything about climate change. The ices are melting on the poles, the level of the seas are increasing, it’s about to be a disaster. We must try to avoid this. It means changing our way of life: using much less electricity, much less fuel, buying products from our own places.

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flau : Thank You So Much for Your Support 2012


flau 2012

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releases:

MayMay - MayMay E.P.
Madegg - Teach
MayMay - And So I Place You in the Setting Sun
Sylvain Chauveau - Abstractions
Madegg - Bluu Form
Madegg - Tempera
The Boats - Our Small Ideas
Cuushe - Girl You Know That I Am Here But The Dream
Twigs & Yarn - The Language Of Flowers
Liz Christine - Sweet Mellow Cat
El Fog - Reverberate Slowly
Masayoshi Fujita - Stories


events:


FOUNDLAND: Karato Yukari, Yok, Rachael dadd, Predawn
Henning Schmiedt Japan Tour
FOUNDLAND: Pascal Pinon, Predawn, 伊藤ゴロー
Sylvain Chauveau Japan Tour
Rayons ‘After the Noise Is Gone’ Release Party
Grouper / En Japan Tour
FOUNDLAND: Grouper, Cuushe, En, Sapphire Slows, Bun/Takemura+Takcom, Ikebana
flau night in Kobe
flau showcase in Kuala Lumpur
flau night in Macau
flau night in Beijing
flau night in Shanghai/Hangzhou
MayMay Japan Tour
FOUNDLAND: MayMay, うつくしきひかり, 青木隼人
The Boats Japan Tour
flau night in Tokyo
Madegg 'Tempera’ Release Party
Twigs & Yarn Japan Tour
CROSSS: Grand Salvo x Minakumari w. Cokiyu
James Blackshaw Japan Tour
FOUNDLAND: 石橋英子, 青葉市子, James Blackshaw
CROSSS: James Blackshaw x Rayons
FOUNDLAND: Masha Qrella, Aspidistrafly, Masayoshi Fujita
CROSSS: Masayoshi Fujita x Kyo Ichinose Ensemble
Masayoshi Fujita Japan Tour

other:

flau FADER Mix
flau PLAY t-shirt / tote bag

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SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!

photo by Aurore Bagarry

Kumisolo
(paris)

2012年の想い出

今年はEMIとの契約や録音、10月1日のミニアルバムの発売などなかなか充実した年になったのではないかと自負しております。一番印象に残っているのはやっぱりフランス ギャルの為にテレビ(Grand journal)で『夢見るシャンソン人形』を日本語で歌ったことです。フランス ギャルさんは、「フランスがお上手ねぇ」と言って下さいました!

その他、東北被災者の方々の応援イベント『ミニ丼グラン丼』もパリで何度か、ナントでも1回行いました。毎回参加して下さるボランティアの方、参加して下さるお客様に感謝感謝です。たくさん集まった募金はCRMS市民放射能測定所という市民団体に寄付しています。

1月に聴いていた曲

Maxine Sullivan / Skylark

まだクリスマスの名残りで落ち着いた感じの曲です。

2月

Veronica Falls  / Bad Feeling
The Rapture / Miss you

服のブランド、APCでもこの二つのバンドのCDが売られてました。

3月

Deux / Decadence

ドゥーはフランス80年代のチープポップバンドで、Youtubeでもたくさん聴けます。ビデオも素敵。

Perfume / Spice

パフュームファンです!朝、メトロで聴くと元気が出ます。

4月

Azealia Banks / 212

彼女は衝撃的でした!超シンプルなのにも関わらず超インパクトのあるビデオで、彼女のベビーフェイスと厚い唇にノックアウトされた方もたくさんいるのでは?!

Grimes / Oblivion

グライムズの声は透き通っていて聴いていると10代になれるかも!

5月

ももいろクローバーZ / 労働讃歌

The Go! Teamの人のアレンジで日本のアイドルが歌うという夢の共演に私は端から見ていても「わーこんなことありなんだ!」とびっくりしました。

Toro Y Moi / Still Sound

来年の一月にパリでライブがあります。チケットをクリスマスプレゼントに頂きました。今から楽しみ~。

6月

Neon Indian / Polish Girl

Toro Y Moiに続くこういうはやりのバンドは一応聴いておこうかな、と思っていた6月のとある日。

Kelis / Milkshake

R&Bの楽曲はそんなに聴かないのですがちょっとはまるとすごく好きになる方です。

7月

Justin Timberlake / Summer Love

こういうシンプルな夏のヒット曲が歌えていいなージャスティンは。

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Only In My Dreams

アリエルピンクはよくパリでもライブをするので2~3回見たことあります。日本人の人がベースなんですよね。

8月

Renato Zero / Il Triangolo no

フランスキュルチュールというラジオを聴いていて「こ、これは!」と思ってシャザムでさっそく探したのがこの70年代イタリア人の歌手です。元気一杯!

Astrud Gilberto / Black Magic (A Gira)

グルービーなのにゆっくり可愛く歌っていていいな~。こんな曲歌いたいな~。

9月

Sleater-Kinney / Modern Girl

これはコンキデュエットで一緒だったゾエがファンのバンドで教えてもらった曲です。
この曲で女子ドラマーに憧れました。

Frank Rabeyrolles / Listening To Tago Mago (Kumisolo Remix)

これはリミックスを頼まれたので頑張ってみました。リミックスはカバーとはまた違った難しさがあります。



10月

Nathalie / Mon coeur qui craque

この曲はベルギーのゲイのお友達がいつも開いている『dansez vous français?』というパーティーにて発見した曲です。可愛すぎる。youtubeで見ると、イントロで何だかアジアンティックに手を合わせてお辞儀をする場面も見られます!

Kumisolo / Coeur Frag

10月1日に発売されたミニアルバムのシングルです。Arthur Kingという今をときめくグラフィックデザイナー兼DJのフランス人がジャケを担当してくれました。お互いに猫が好きなので、「じゃ猫使おう」と単純に決まっていったアートディレクション。撮影の日は実はもう一匹(Mr Freezeくん)が待機していました。でも年配のエクレールくんが見事にジャンプを何回も決めてくれました。さすがプロの猫!お疲れさまでした。

Saint Etienne / Tonight

サンテティエンヌは6月にポルトガルのプリマヴェラサウンヅでライブで見ました。一緒に行った友達はいまいち私のテンションには着いていけてなかったのが残念。。

11月

Chairlift / I belong in your arms

「に、日本語で歌ってる!」とびっくりしたのがこの曲です。ビデオではわきがちょっと気になる。。。

Holograms / Monolith

パリにライブに来ていたスウェーデンの若手バンド。ほっぺが赤くなりながら一生懸命歌ってました。かわいい。

12月

Aluna George / watching over you

冬らしい楽曲がたまたまsound cloudで見つかって嬉しかった一曲。このボーカルの鼻声が何とも言えずセクシーでキュート。

Raga Megh Malhar / ten ragas to a disco

またまた「こ、これは!」という感じで素敵なインドのシンセサイザーディスコを発見しました。リズムのチープさもすっごく好みです。


という感じであっという間に一年が経ってしまいました。怖いなー。また来年もEMIからミニアルバム発売予定です。4649 !

久実より♪

photo by marcus fischer (matsumoto_oct)

Simon Scott
(cambridge)

Best Of 2012

Album:

Dans Les Arbres – Canopee – ECM
Duane Pitre – Feel Free – Important
Robert Macfarlane and Chris Watson – The Sea Road – Caught By The River
Seaworthy – Sleep Paths – Slaapwel
James Blackshaw – Love Is The Plan And The Plan Is Death – Important
Taylor Deupree – Faint (Deluxe Edition) – 12k
Zelienople – The World Is House On Fire - Type
Orcas – Orcas – Morr Music
Berangere Maximin – No One Is An Island – Sub Rosa

EP:

Fockea Crispa – Moderate – Self Released
Stephan Mathieu – Coda – 12k

7” single:

Celer & Machinefabriek – Maastunnel/Mt.Mitake– Machinefabriek Self Released
Otto A totland/Erik Skodvin – Harmony From The Past – Sonic Pieces
Kane Ikin – Contrail – 12k

Book:

Chris Yates – Naturewalk - Collins
Boff Whalley – Run Wild - Simon & Schuster
Sean Street – The Poetry Of Radio (The Cpolour Of Sound) - Routledge


Concert:

Oren Ambarchi – Café Oto – London
Fuijta Yosuke (藤田陽介) - SuperDeluxe – Tokyo

Ryo Mitamura | 三田村亮 (tokyo)

playlist2012

Balmorhea “stranger”
Dakota Suite “an almost silent life”
Dirty Projectors “swing lo magellan”
Dudley Benson “the awakening”
Edgar Summertyme “sense of harmony”
Gary Marks “ipon oanda’s wing”
Green kingdom “Egress”
Jóhann Jóhannsson “Copenhagen Dreams”
Josephine Foster “blood rushing”
Julia Holter “ekstasis”
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins “diamond mine”
Mark Fry “the a. lords : i lived in trees”
The Memory Band “apron strings”
musette “drape me in velvet”
Rickard Javerling “the valleys”
Simon Dalmain “the songs remain”

GOFISH “とてもいいこと”
寺尾紗穂 “青い夜のさよなら”
ザ・なつやすみバンド “TNB!”
わすれろ草 “みみくりげ”

ASUNA (kanazawa)

favorites2012


v i n y l / c a s s e t t e / c d (20)

AZUSA PLANE / ‘Where The Sands Turn To Gold' from rocket girl
DANIELLE LEMAIRE / 'Darling' from inner landscapes
BERNARD PARMEGIANI / 'L'OEil ecoute | Dedans-Dehors' from recollestion grm | editions mego
ALVIN CURRAN / 'Solo Works: The '70s' from new world records
CHRIS WEISMAN / 'Message From Work' from autumn records
CHE CHEN / 'Block Flute Signal #1 | T-H-R-S-H-L-D-S' from autumn records
ROBERT RIDLEY-SHACKLETON / 'The Super Goaty Mixtape' from goaty tapes
DUSTIN WONG / 'Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads' from thrill jockey/plancha
ATSUSHI TOMINAGA (WrK) / '056' from meeuw muzak
BASIL KIRCHIN / 'Worlds Within Worlds' from island records
TEST PATTERN / 'Uka' from rev-node records
SAD HORSE / 'Eggy Tape' from eggy records
BACK MAGIC / 'Blood Plaza' from pilgrim talk
CHUBBY WOLF / 'Turkey Decoy' from digitalis
CELER & MACHINEFABRIEK / 'Maastunnel - Mt. Mitake' from self released 7 inch
BIONSE / 'Snake' from pong-kong records
WASUREROGUSA / 'Mimikurige' from sweet dreams press
GOFISH / 'Totemoiikoto' from sweet dreams press
RIMA KATO / 'Four Songs | Cover Songs' from helicopter records | curly sol records
all the UNION POLE TAPES releases from unionpoletapes.bandcamp.com



l i v e (20)

TEST PATTERN TRILL / at Space Eauuu, Kobe, 11th Feb.
NATE YOUNG + JIM O'ROURKE / at Super Deluxe, Tokyo, 17th Feb.
PARK DAHAM, DYDSU, LANG LEE BAND, THE MEDIUM NECKS, OPQ / at Nanahari, Tokyo, 2nd Apr.
PASCAL PINON, SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU, RIMA KATO / at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, 8th Apr.
DUSTIN WONG / at Cafe Salon As Salon, Matsumoto, 11th Apr.
HUNGRY GHOST, BIONSE, FUMU FUMU / at Epok, Osaka, 20th May
JOHN RUSSELL + HIDEAKI SHIMADA + SABU TOYOZUMI / at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, 31st May.
CAT SAND, THE MEDIUM NECKS, HAIKARAHAKUTI, DJ JACOB / at Woody, Niigata, 21st Jul.
TANAKA MOVIE SOUND ASSOCIATION / at Yusurago, 16th Sep.
LAKE / at Hair Salon Gunjyo, Matsumoto, 25th Sep.
MINORU SATO-m/s,SASW / at Centralna Postaja, Maribor, 10th Oct.
MINORU SATO-m/s,SASW, BURLIN MUD/MAHTPA, FAMILY CRUISERS, SKVLKRSH / at V.Esch, Vienna, 13th Oct.
AOYAMA MASASHI / at Ftarri, Tokyo, 17th Oct.
YAMAGATA TWEAKSTER, WE DANCE, RIMA KATO, 404, DANPYUNSUN / at Kuchu Camp, Seoul, 20th Oct.
GEORGES MELIES + MINIKO / at Cinemonde, Kanazawa, 28th Oct.
SJQ++, CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA, KYOSUKE FUJITA, LOMANCH / at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, 4th Nov.
GOFISH, KAKITSUBATA / at Shioya Guggenheim House, Kobe, 17th Nov.
KEIJI HAINO / at Gallery Kapo, Kanazawa, 2nd Dec.
MINORU SATO-m/s,SASW / at Gallery Chifuriguri, Sendai, 15th Dec.
AGENCEMENT / at Sakyukan, Niigata, 23rd Dec.



f i l m (10)

JESSICA HAUSNER / 'Lourdes’
DAIHACHI YOSHIDA / 'Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo’
BELA TARR / 'The Turin Horse’
KATSUYA TOMITA / 'Saudade’
ASGHAR FARHADI / 'Nader and Simin, A Separation’
KOJI WAKAMATSU / 'Petrel Hotel Blue’
PAOLO SORRENTINO / 'This Must Be The Place’
DEBRA GRANIK / 'Winter’s Bone’
ASAMI SUNADA / 'Ending Note’
MARIUS HOLST / 'Kongen Av Bastoy’



e x h i b i t i o n (10)

REBECCA HORN / at Umetnostna Galerija Maribor
ATSUKO TANAKA / at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
MORGAN BETZ / at Gallery Kapo, Kanazawa
YAYOI KUSAMA / at Matsumoto City Museum of Art
PETER FISCHLI, DAVID WEISS / at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa
AMEYA NORIMIZU + OTOMO YOSHIHIDE / at Water and Land Niigata Art Festival
PETER MCDONALD / at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa
IPPEI MATSUI / at No.12 Gallery, Shibuya
MEGUMI OCHIAI / at Salon As Salon, Matsumoto
TOSHIKO NAKAJIMA / at Aun Cafe, Kanazawa



b o o k / z i n e / c o m i c (10)

SIGTRYGGUR BERG SIGMARSSON & DENNIS TYFUS / 'Mss Meesterd’
RICHARD VOLKMANN LEANDER / 'The Artistic Organ’
ROBERT MILLIS & JEFFERY TAYLOR / 'Victrola Favorites’
DANNY NORBURY / 'Bluebeard’
TAEKO TOMIOKA / 'Anthology Of Taeko Tomioka’
ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY / '100 Notes - 100 Thoughts’
PHILIPPE WEISBECKER / 'Accessoires’
MIHO YAMAZAKI / 'Cake Show Cake’
CHRISTOPHER FORGUES / 'Powr Mastrs’
all the MOTHERS NEWS Issues / mothersnews.net

cokiyu (tokyo)

playlist2012

Shigeto “Lineage”
Himuro Yoshiteru “Our Tunrn, Anytime”
Madegg “Tempera”
el fog “Reverberate Slowly”
Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe “Kidsuke”
Aquastella “Magical Flight”

flau asia tour
ping pong
pancake
sushi
guremike

The Boats (manchester)

Andrew

Playlist

 1. Can - The Lot Tapes
 2. Raime - Quater Turns Over A Living Line
 3. Silent Servant - Negative Fascination
 4. Cuushe - Girls You Know I am Here But The Dream
 5. Knuckleduster - Nuukoono
 6. Jesus On Mars - Jesus On Mars
 7. Various - Strange Passion
 8. Various - Personal Space1974-1985
 9. Egisto Macchi - I Futuribili
 10. Nite Jewel - One Second Of Love

Books

Eric Hoffer - The Ordeal Of Change
Vincent Curcio - Suicide Blonde: The Life Of Gloria Grahame
Lydia Lunch - Paradoxia: A Predator’s Diary
Mickey Spillane - I, The Jury
Tony Parker - Lighthouse

Other

Boats Japan tour 2012 (Cuushe Joins The Boats).

Craig

Playlist

EMPTYSET - Collapsed 
Nightshift - Trespassers Guide To Nowhere
Various - The Book Report Series
Being - The Folkestone Lighthouse EP

Books

‘Rogue Male'   by Geoffrey Household
'Notes from Walnut Tree Farm'  by  Roger Deakin
'Lighthouse'  by Tony Parker
'Fire Season’ by Phillip Connors

ISAN (southend on sea/denmark)

favorite list 2012

MUSIC

Ela Orleans - Mars is Heaven.  This came out at the end of 2011 so I got into it in 2012.  She’s my favourite artist right now, I really love all of what she does, such chaotic sounds..

Alexander Tucker - Third Mouth.  His lyrics really intrigue me, and mostly I just ignore lyrics.  I think if he wrote a book I’d read it.  And there’s a really dark undercurrent to all of the music which brings out the teenage goth in me.

Karen Novotny X - Nothing Here Now But These Recordings (78-79).  Brilliant discovery, the kind of thing that feels like a hoax because it’s just too perfect.  I don’t really mind either way.   The white vinyl’s gorgeous too.

Simon Scott - Below Sea Level.  I used to live near the places which inspired these recordings, my mum still lives in the Fens.  It’s a landscape I struggle to enjoy, but Simon’s release makes me feel more fondly towards it than I have done for years.

Tiiu Helinä - Veli.  Don’t know if this is officially out yet, but if not then it will be shortly.  Finnish organic electronics with a folk leaning.  But even better than that sounds.  More like transporting electronics into the past, rather than trying to bring folk instruments into the future.

Brian Eno - Lux.  Just lovely.  Nice of him to make one of these again.

P.Mannaseh - ANA.  A collection of beautiful electronic pieces on Wayside and Woodland which I think deserves a lot more recognition than it got.  Really a wonderful thing, and a really cute package too.

BOOKS

Chris Adrian - A Better Angel.  I love short story collections and this is one of the best I’ve read in ages.  I read “The Childrens Hospital” by him as well.  Also good.

Nicola Barker - The Yips.  She’s just my favourite author.  She builds worlds that are savage and hilarious and surreal and familiar all at the same time and she’s at least ten times cleverer than me.

Richard Mabey - Weeds.  As a gardener I’m supposed to dislike weeds.  I always had a bit of admiration for them, but after reading this I like them rather too much.  Also, in terms of accepted ecological wisdom, Richard’s a bit of an iconoclast and I find his viewpoint very refreshing (because I’m an awkward bastard too).

Federico Durand (Buenos Aires)

Albums:
- Vikki Jackman - A Paper Doll’s Whisper of Spring. Self released, 2012
- Stephan Mathieu + Sylvain Chaveau - Palimpsest. Schwebung, 2012
- Tyneham House - Tyneham House (CD, small book and cassette-tape). Clay Pipe, 2012
- Ian Hawgood - The Shattered Light. Home Normal, 2012
- Chihei Hatakeyama - Norma. Small Fragments, 2012
- David Cordero & Carles Guajardo - Emma. Foehn, 2012
- Tiny Ruins - Some Were Meant For Sea. Own Records, 2012

Favorite Youtube video:
- Kuupuu (Finland) live @ Avamaa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3abO17atBM

Other vinyls, tapes and CD’s with haunted music:
- Veljo Tormis - Teeme Muusikat II. Мелодия, URSS, 1977
- Heino Jürisalu - Teeme Muusikat III. Мелодия, URSS, 1977
- Raimo Kangro - Teeme Muusikat IV. Мелодия, URSS, 1978
- Reet Hendrikson - Reet. Raindeer Records, Finland/Canada, 1969
- Andrew Chalk - Goldfall. Faraway Press, 2006
- Kuupuu - Lumen Tädhen. Time-Lag Records, 2009
- Toshiba C-60AX Extra Cassette Tape, Chrome Position (Japan)

Favorite books:
- Maria Sibylla Merian - Das Leine Buch Der Tropenwunder. Insel, Germany, 1999.
- Wasson, Hoffman & Ruck - El camino a Eleusis. Fondo de Cultura Económica, México, 1995.
- James George Frazer - La Rama Dorada. Fondo de Cultura Económica. México, 2011.
- Ceramic Art in Finland. Edited by Åsa Hellman. Thames & Hudson, 2004.

Movies:
- Malá Mořská Víla (Czechoslovakia, 1976). Director: Karel Kachyna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7oXVdkl-SY

- The Color of Pomegranates (Armenia, 1968) Director: Sergei Parajanov
Excerpt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i0cdW5Tx3E

New member of the family:
Mumi, our exotic short-hair cat.

Favorite exhibition:
Lucía Mancilla Prieto - Mumi - Carmen Sandiego A. C. Buenos Aires.

Favorite adventure:
Travelling, meeting friends, playing and recording music with Melodía (Tomoyoshi Date & Federico Durand) in Europe: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and France.

Favorite blog:
Atelieur Pour Enfants
http://atelierpourenfants.blogspot.com.ar