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The Year In Drool…….

I probably acquired more music this year than ever before in my life. That doesn’t speak so much to my buying habits as it does my discovery of the Amazon Forrest of blogs found online. Since 99% of what I grabbed was OOP, I wont bother covering any of that here. Rather, I’ve just decided to list the things that I found myself returning to again & again that are, for the most part, readily available and came out this year. It should go without saying that I really enjoyed everything we had the great pleasure of releasing on RS this year….
Anyway, in no particular order:

Arthur Russell – Love Is Overtaking Me
Grouper – Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill / Split with Inca Ore
Sun Circle – Parhelion (Split w/ ELEH)
Toumani Diabate -The Mande Variations
Kevin Drumm – Imperial Distortion
Barn Owl – From Our Mouths A Perpetual Light
Xela – The Illuminated
Orchestre Regional De Kayes – S/T
Brendan Murray – Commonwealth
Steve Gunn – Sundowner
Raglani – Oneism
Christina Carter – Original Darkness & Masque Femine
Jim O’Rouke – Long Night
Beach House – Devotion
Evan Wells – Four Day Songs
Emeralds – Solar Bridge

  1. Alex on December 30th, 2008

    Nice list, Jef. That Wells disc is so rad.