2007 Top 10

It was an odd year music-wise. For me, 2007 was a period of transition, from IDM back to techno and from CDs to vinyl and downloads. I listened to a lot of older releases; thankfully, a wave of reissues helped in that respect. I have a new appreciation for electronic music’s roots in Chicago and Detroit, and renewed respect for small labels sticking it out and bucking the mainstream.

Albums

album covers
  1. Dopplereffekt: Calabi-Yau Space (Rephlex)
  2. Newworldaquarium: The Dead Bears (NWAQ/Delsin)
  3. Deepchord presents Echospace: The Coldest Season (Modern Love)
  4. Kettel: Whisper Me Wishes (DUB)
  5. The Tuss: Rushup Edge (Rephlex)
  6. Sleeparchive/Antti Rannisto: untitled (Sleeparchive)
  7. Freescha: Freeschaland (Attacknine)
  8. Bvdub: Strength In Solitude LP (2600)
  9. Yard: Deciduous Flood Plains (Concrete Plastic)
  10. Lusine: Podgelism (Ghostly International)

EPs

single covers
  1. Substance & Vainqueur: Reverberation/Reverberate (Scion Versions)
  2. E.R.P.: Alsoran (Frantic Flowers)
  3. Quantec: Deep in Mind (Styrax Leaves)
  4. Jason Fine: EP 01 (FXHE)
  5. Luke-Hess: EP 01 (FXHE)
  6. Leftover: Response EP (Statik Entertainment)
  7. Hieroglyphic Being: Guidance/Direction E.P. (Apnea)
  8. Nukubus: Europa EP (SD)
  9. Mr. G: U Askin’? (Rekids)
  10. Bvdub: I Never Cried A Tear EP (Night Drive Music)

Reissues

reissue covers
  1. Ron Hardy: Muzic Box Classics Volume Three (Partehardy)
  2. The Black Dog: Book Of Dogma (Soma)
  3. Link: Link EP (Evolution)
  4. Link: The Augur (Symbiotic)
  5. Fingers Inc/Robert Owens: I’m Strong (Clone Classic Cuts)
  6. Mike Dunn: So Let It Be House (Clone Classic Cuts)
  7. Dopplereffekt: Gesamtkunstwerk (Clone Classic Cuts)
  8. John Beltran: Fragile/Earth & Nightfall (Millions of Moments)
  9. The Detroit Escalator Co.: Soundtrack [313] (Spiral)
  10. Various: Basic Replay (Basic Replay)

5 Comments

Hey Jacob,

Here's my tops of 2007 (in no real order)... self indulgent post first ;)

Yard's top 2007 picks...

Yard: Deciduous Flood Plains
The Field: From Here We Go Sublime
Boris/Sunn0))): Altar
Shed: Remixes In Four Parts: Part 3
Throbbing Gristle: Part Two-The Endless Not
Vladislav Delay: Whistleblower
KTL: 2
Substance & Vainqueur: Libration/Resonance
Substance & Vainqueur: Reverberation/Reverberate
Smith'n'Hack: Space Warrior
Anders Ilar: Ludwijka (Extended Visit)
Deepchord: Vantage Isle
Deepchord presents Echospace: The Coldest Season
The Tuss: Rushup Edge
Dopplereffekt: Calabi-Yau Space
Shed: These Kinky Dudes From Germany
E.Stonji: Con.trst
Blamstrain: Lowblow
Smith'n'Hack: Moving Like A Train/To Our Disco Friends
Underworld: Oblivion with bells

ps: buy vinyl.
http://yardrec.com

Hey guys :)

Emulsion top picks here -

Thomas Fehlmann - Honigpumpe
Lusine - Language Barrier
Bvdub - Requited Love EP
Deepchord Presents: Echospace - The Coldest Season
MLZ - Dark Days EP
V/A - In Loving Memory 3:4
V/A - Pop Ambient 2008
Gui Boratto - Chromaphobia
The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
Near the Parenthesis - Of Soft Construction
Vector Lovers - Afterglow
Cepia - Natura Morta
Yard - Deciduous Flood Plains :)

Hi guys,
this is my top10 for 2007:

matthew dear - asa breed
the field - from here we go sublime
LCD soundsystem - sound of silver
gui boratto - chromophobia
amiina - kurr
cobblestone jazz - 23 seconds
morgan packard - airship fill the sky
newworldaquarium - the dead bears
kiln - dusker
vector lovers - afterglow


have a great 2008

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Hello.

Some of my favorites in 2007.

EBOLA - ON A GASTRO-BASS TIP
DEV/NULL - LAZER THRASH
DISTANCE - MY DEMONS
FANNY - THE GREAT AMERICAN FEARMETER
GOTH-TRAD - CUT END / FLAGS
HORACIO POLLARD - VULCANO EHOE
LONE WOLF - THE RIVERS OF SHAOLIN
MINION - BORED IN THE USA EP
XANOPTICON - ALEMBIC
XANOPTICON - THE SILVER KEY

Live event: SCHIZOPHRENIA II (Detroit, December 1)

Thanks for the lists, everyone!