December 24, 2016

20 Favorite Releases of 2016

In the spirit of the season, I wanted to share some of my favorite releases of the year. Obviously not exhaustive; just some personal highlights. Let me know if links are broken. Happy holidays!

Arthur Russell - World Of Echo, 1986
Bill Nelson - Getting The Holy Ghost Across, 1986
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand, 1986
Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd - The Moon And The Melodies, 1986
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Coil - Horse Rotorvator, 1986
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David Hykes - Harmonic Meetings, 1986
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Double Fantasy - Universal Ave, 1986
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The Feelies - The Good Earth, 1986
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Felt - Forever Breathes The Lonely Word, 1986
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Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Ecophony Rinne, 1986
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Hiroshi Yoshimura - Soundscape 1: Surround, 1986
Isabelle Antena - En Cavale, 1986
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Janet Jackson - Control, 1986
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Just-Ice - Back To The Old School, 1986
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Linda di Franco - Rise Of The Heart, 1986
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Nu Shooz - Poolside, 1986
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Riccardo Sinigaglia - Riflessi, 1986
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Toshifumi Hinata - Reality In Love, 1986
Virginia Astley - Hope In A Darkened Heart, 1986
Zavijava Orchestra - Rivers Of Light, 1986
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9 comments:

  1. All from 1986 ;-) Thanks! Wonderful post from a wonderful blog... All the best for 2017! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year... DubMe

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  2. It was a very good year indeed! Studio sound had reached that perfect balance between acoustic/electronic elements, both sparkling and vibrant. Thank you for this excellent collection! - Happy 2017
    ps I think Talk Talk's "Colour of Spring" and Angelo Badalamenti's "Blue Velvet" would fit nicely in there too..

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    1. ah, good call--i had talk talk dated as 1985 because it was released early in germany, but you're right that that's a big omission! thanks for reading, happy new year <3

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    2. Another lovely one from 1986 is "Wind" by Gigi Masin.

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    3. I forgot as well "Exploded View" by Steve Tibbetts - when I discovered the latter Geinoh Yamashirogumi albums I did see them in a way as the other side of the coin to it (very tight fusion of ethnic and contemporary sounds... more intense and less electronic than Jon Hassell).

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  3. I was going to mention Talk Talk's Colour of Spring too.

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  4. Many Thanks and Happy New Year 2017 to You and all of your followers.
    Cheers
    musicyoucan

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  5. Good ones, but hold on! Parade by Prince and The Revolution!

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