Once again, this by no means is a “best of 2013″ list, but instead a list of things I stumbled upon and stuck with me. I found myself impressed with a lot of mainstream pop music this year, but only listed a few here. There’s so much I missed that I hope to investigate in 2014, such as the vast array of wildly differing 2013 Richard Youngs releases (I mean, seriously, what is up with that guy ?), all the awesome things that Devonté Hynes did, much of the Improv and/or composed music (etc) I missed out on, and a lot of early electronic/Musique Concrète reissues.
Most of my year was spent settling in Portland, after kind of throwing myself into a new city with absolutely no connections, after zigzagging Texas, the Southwest and California for three months. Since being here, becoming more connected with gardening, farm animals, working with kids, exploring the amazing state of Oregon and becoming involved with the Creative Music Guild has all been very engaging.
All of the album titles are linked to either a Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Youtube or Discogs page which contains some or all of the music contained within said album/single.
In no particular order, other than roughly sectioned by genre:
Grammies – Award Winning (self-released)
｡-_-｡)a - Soundcloud
Arca – Fader Mix
Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe (Virgin)
Abigail Wyles – Mantra (MTA Records)
Laura Welsh – Cold Front (CFCF Remix) (Polydor / Outsiders)
Side B :
John Gross Trio
Artwork and design by me.
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Saw this incredible sculpture, entitled Lubber, by Dean Snyder, at the Albany International Airport yesterday. They exhibit some of the best artwork I’ve seen in any airport.
An eBook entitled Unfinished has been released through the Creative Music Guild, based in Portland, OR.
Featuring interviews with Marisa Anderson, Linda Austin, Tracy Broyles, John Butcher, Loren Chasse, Ben Goldberg, John Gross, John Gruntfest, Buke and Gase, Catherine Lee, Tatsuya Nakatani and Nate Wooley.
It can be bought for 5$ here:
Cover designed by me.