Lists of works selected by some label staffers and collaborators as their favorites from 2010

Part of our staff and some randomly selected collaborators and friends were asked to make a list of their favorite works from the year that is just ending. We now publish this lists so we all have a broader perspective on some of the noteworthy works published throughout 2010.

Luís Antero
Sound artist, label manager (Green Field Recordings). Portugal

In alphabetical order:

Al Borde Del Silencio. David J Fonseca (Audiotalaia)
Comfort. Jan Kees Helms (Impulsive Habitat)
London - A field memory. Anton Mobin (Wandering Ear)
Into The Nothings. Hiroki Sasajima (Impulsive Habitat)
Entropia. David Velez (Mandorla)
No-r-mall II. Various (Just Not Normal)

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Juan José Calarco
Sound artist, label staffer (Impulsive habitat). Argentina

In alphabetical order:

Michelangelo Antonioni. Trilogy and Epilogue (and/OAR)
Overflows. Yannick Dauby (Sonoris)
3 Landscapes. Matt Davies (Electronic Musik)
Passeports. Mathias Delplanque (Crónica Electrónica)
Hampi. François-Emmanuel Fodéré (Green Field Recordings)
Lignes D'erre et Randons. Kassel Jaeger (Unfathomless)
Heard Laboratories. Ernst Karel (and/OAR)
Zone Sensible 2_Dundee 2. Eric La Casa (Room40)
Between no ground and the bay leaf tree. James Mcdougall (Taalem)
Dispossession Of Periphery. James McDougall (Mystery Sea)
The Body As I Left It. Christopher Mcfall (Sourdine)
San Miguel del Bala. Antony Milton (PseudoArcana)
Polen II. Federico Monti (Con-V)
Soundwalk. Glenn Ryszko (Konkretourist)
Vacío Retórico. David Velez (Audio Gourmet)
A Walk Chez J. Dan Warburton (Homophoni)
Rojo. David Wells (Siridisc)
Beneath The Swinging Bridge. Simon Whetham (Mystery Sea)
Energy Field. Jana Winderen (Touch)

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Edu Comelles
Sound artist, label manager (Audiotalaia). Spain

In alphabetical order:

Habitat. Gastón Arévalo (Passage)
Pulses and places. Andrea Belfi, Machinefabriek (Korm Plastics)
Arbole. Blezna (Alg-a)
10pts. Denshi (test tube)
Shoals. Taylor Deupree (12k)
Mount A. Hildur Gudnadottir (Touch)
Ensemble. Inane (self released)
The mask of God. Agustín Medina (48 laws)
Into the nothings. Hiroki Sasajima (Impulsive Habitat)
Sval. Pjusk (12k)

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Daniel Crokaert
Label manager (Mystery Sea / Unfathomless). Belgium

In alphabetical order:

Les Ecoutis Le Caire. Gilles Aubry, Stephane Montavon (Gruenrekorder)
Límites. Juan José Calarco (Con-V)
Reduced Spaces. Juan José Calarco, James McDougall (Siridisc)
Hysteresis. Stephen Cornford (Gifts Nobody Wants)
Léthargie & Autres Animaux Rugueux. D'Incise (Audiotong)
Site listening: Brisbane. Lawrence English (Room40)
Auto-bridge. Five elements music (Semperflorens) MP3
Continued To Be. John Grzinich (self released)
Standing Sitting. Anne Guthrie (Engraved Glass)
23 Panoramas de Fréquence. Emmanuel Holterbach (Editions Gallerie Roger Tator)
W2. Eric La Casa (Herbal International)
An amber hollowed night. Christopher McFall, Asher (Taalem)
The Anatomical Submissiveness Of Lions. Christopher McFall (Entr'acte)
Mountain Upon A Phosphorescent Sky. James McDougall (Impulsive Habitat)
We Are None Of Us. Fransisco Meirino, Dave Phillips (Misanthropic Agenda/Domizil)
O Païva. Pali Meursault (Kaon)
Leaving My Shadow Still To Be With You. Joseph Clayton Mills (Entr'acte)
Nothing's Gonna Change. Mites (Alamut)
Solar Night. Michael Northam (Mirror Tapes)
05012009 FP. Ben Owen (Seasonal)
Mineral Orange. Vanessa Rossetto (Kye)
Into The Nothings. Hiroki Sasajima (Impulsive Habitat)
Tropical Amnesia One. Matt Shoemaker (Ferns Recordings)
Lux. Philip Sulidae (Impulsive Habitat)
Archival. Ubeboet (Moving Furniture Records)
Vacío Retórico. David Velez (Audio Gourmet)
Canopy Beat : The Soundtrack Of The Rainforest. Els Viaene (self released)
Restricted Access. Simon Whetham (White_Line Editions)

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Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid
Sound artist. Argentina

In alphabetical order:

Hum of the tram. Siri Austeen (Errant Bodies Press)
Les écoutis le caire. Gilles Aubry (Gruenrekorder)
A narrow angle. Marc Behrens (Entr´acte)
Zwölfzungen. Alessandro Bosetti (Sedimental)
Exp. Frank Bretschneider (Raster-noton)
A field for mixing. Richard Chartier (Room 40)
Tools. Giuseppe Ielasi (12k)
15 tapes. Giuseppe Ielasi (Senufo Editions)
Grey mass/grey matter. Roel Meelkop (1000 füssler)
Durée. Minamo (12k)
Gravitoni. Pan sonic (Blast First Petite)
Lux. Philip Sulidae (Impulsive Habitat)
Energy field. Jana Winderen (Touch)

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Cordell Klier
Sound artist. US

In alphabetical order:

Monocoastal. Marcus Fischer (12k)
Disciple. Amaresh Mark Seelig (Projekt)
Ecotone. Nobuto Suda (Somehow Recordings)
Vacío Retórico. David Velez (Audio Gourmet)
Rocketfire. Ceremony (Killer pimp)
Past Memory and Image. Ryonkt (Students of Decay)
Live in Munich. Jim Deneley & Kim Myhr (and/OAR)
Tibi. Paolo Angeli (ReR Megacorp)
Catastrophe Point #7 & #8. Lethe (Invisible Birds)
Egrets. Toshimaru Nakamura (Samahdi Sound)

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Pedro Leitão
Label staffer (Impulsive Habitat), label manager (test tube / mono¨cromatica). Portugal

In alphabetical order:

Between Worlds / Paralyzed. Akumu (Demo EPs)
Blanc. Alessio Ballerini (Zymogen)
Límites. Juan José Calarco (Con-V)
$O$. Die Antwoord (Cherrytree)
Whispers, Then Silence. Elian (Home Normal)
Farad: The Electric Voice. Bruce Haack (Stones Throw)
Slow Films In Low Light. Ian Hawgood (Home Normal)
Memorie Confuse. David Fungi (Sinewaves)
Graveyard Shift. Guanxi (Resting Bell)
Untitled. Loscil (self released -reissue of a 2001 release from Involve-)
Espíritu Invisible. María Y José (Grabaciones Amor)
A Long Time Running for The Suicide Strays. Christopher McFall (Resting Bell)
Braid Heritage. Mensa (Resting Bell)
Music For The Jilted Generation. Ergo Phizmiz (Up It Up)
This Wandering winter. - The Strait of Anain (Qunabu)
Artificios 3. V/A (Sincro)

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Ennio Mazzon
Sound artist, label manager (Ripples). Italy

In alphabetical order:

Songs From Ruined Days. Enrico Coniglio (Touch, Spire)
Dear Dad. Nicholas Szczepanik (Goat Eater Arts, Basses Frequences)
Anthems for Unsuccessful Winners. Francisco Meirino (Echomusic)
The City of Simulation. Tiziano Milani (Setola di Maiale)
Sea Cathedrals. Enrico Coniglio Feat. Manuel P. Cecchinato And Massimo Liverani (Silentes)
Frame, Fault, Fold. Andy Graydon, Kenneth Kirschner (Impulsive Habitat)
Horisont. Terje Paulsen (Mystery Sea)
American Gothic. Jenks Miller & Nicholas Szczepanik (Small Doses)
Entropia. David Velez (Mandorla)
Active Crossover. Simon Whetham & VA (Impulsive Habitat)

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Christopher McFall
Sound artist. US

1. Distante 3. Coeval (Con-V)
2. King Night. Salem (I Am Sound Records)
3. It All Falls Apart. The Sight Below (Ghostly International)
4. Blanc. Alessio Ballerini (Zymogen)
5. Black Pyramid. AUN (Cyclic Law)

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Pablo Reche
Sound artist. Argentina

In alphabetical order:

Límites. Juan José Calarco (Con-V)
Al Borde Del Silencio. David J. Fonseca (Audiotalaia)
Amarok. Francisco López (Glacial Movements)
Mountain Upon a Phosphorescent Sky. James McDougall (Impulsive Habitat)
Tactile Surface. Christopher McFall & Luigi Turra (Unfathomless)
Secret Communication. Juan Antonio Nieto (Mandorla)
Returnal. Oneohtrix Point Never (Editions Mego)
Gravitoni. Pan Sonic (Blast First)
Lux. Philip Sulidae (Impulsive Habitat)
Vacío retórico. David Velez (Audio Gourmet)
Rojo. David Wells (Siridisc)
Beneath The Swinging Bridge. Simon Whetham (Mystery Sea)
Energy Field. Jana Winderen (Touch)

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Hiroki Sasajima
Sound artist. Japan

In alphabetical order:

Overflows. Yannick Dauby (Sonoris)
Lignes d’erre & randons. Kassel Jaeger (Unfathomless)
Rabbit Travelogue: Central Region. Edwin Lo (Rabbit Travelogue Edition)
Between no ground and the bay leaf tree. James Mcdougall (Taalem)
Generic City. Yui Onodera, Celer (Two Acorns)
Horisont. Terje Paulsen (Mystery Sea)
Gravity Controls Our Myths. Mathieu Ruhlmann (Semperflorens)
Vacio Retorico. David Velez (Audio Gourmet)
Active Crossover. Simon Whetham & VA (Impulsive Habitat)
Inanimate Life. Mark Peter Wright (3LEAVES)

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Harry Towell
Sound artist, label manager (Audio gourmet). UK

1. Becalmed. Sophie Hutchings (Preservation)
2. Fugues. Tape and Bill Wells (Immune)
3. Home Is Where The Ghost Is. Hessien (Handstitched)
4. Retold. Nest (Serein)
5. Holly Lane. Clem Leek (Hibernate)
6. Fountain. Danny Paul Grody (Root Strata)
7. Hiding Nature. Offthesky (Home Normal)
8. Flare. Erik K. Skodvin (Sonic Pieces)
9. Monocoastal. Marcus Fischer (12k)
10. Music In Four Movements. Talvihorros (Hibernate)

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David Velez
Sound artist, label staffer (Impulsive Habitat). Colombia

Límites. Juan José Calarco (Con-V)
Continued to be. John Grzinich (self released)
Heard Laboratories. Ernst Karel (and/OAR)
Nille. Hiroki Sasajima (Mystery Sea)
Energy Field. Jana Winderen (Touch)

Also:

Outside the fjord. Biosphere (Touch)
Reduced spaces. Juan José Calarco, James McDougall (Siridisc)
Between no ground and the bay leaf tree. James McDougall (Taalem)
Two. Ben Owen (Gruenrekorder)
Meetings with half light. Philip Sulidae (Audiotalaia)
Beneath the swinging bridge. Simon Whetham (Mystery Sea)

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Simon Whetham
Sound artist. UK

1. Foce. Juan José Calarco & David Wells (Siridisc)
2. The Invisible City. BJ Nilsen (Touch)
3. Music for Empty Spaces. @c (Baskaru)
4. Relocation.Reconstruction. Yann Novak (Line)
5. Catastrophe Point # 7 & 8. Lethe (Invisible birds)
6. Nille. Hiroki Sasajima (Mystery Sea)
7. Oltre. Robert Curgenven (Line)
8. The Cable House. Andrew Chalk (Faraway Press)
9. Coda. Jonathan Coleclough ()

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Chris Whitehead
Sound artist. UK

In alphabetical order:

3 Landscapes. Matt Davies (Electronic Musik)
Ignis Fatuus. O.O.O. (Frozen Tendril Records)
I Think I ate too much Butter as a Youth. Gish / Perry (Apollolaan Recordings)
We Outnumber You. Ed Hine (radio broadcast on Radioarchive radio)
Thoughtless Thoughts. Evolv (Frozen Tendril Records)
Live in Eindhoven. Low (self released)
Wing off a Plane. White Pee (Apollolaan Recordings)

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