Album List(s) -- 2007

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Out 24 2008, 23h44

This is the final instalment in my effort to retrospectively post my annual album picks, originally prepared for Birdman Sound's website – 2008’s list will be posted to both sites concurrently...

Some of the great new music coming to my attention in 2007:

- Acid Mothers Temple -- Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Tour [Important]
- Alasehir -- The Philosophy of Living Fire [Siltbreeze]
- Boris with Michio Kurihara -- Rainbow [Inoxia]
- Loren Connors -- The Hymn of the North Star [Family Vinyard]
- Julian Cope -- Yougottaproblemwithme [Invada]
- Do Make Say Think -- You, You're A History In Rust [Constellation]
- Earthless -- Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky [Tee Pee]
- Giant Brain -- Plume [Small Stone]
- Growing -- Vision Swim [Troubleman]
- The Heads -- Dead In The Water [Invada]
- Daniel Higgs -- Metempsychotic Melodies [Holy Mountain]
- Hrsta - Ghosts Will Come And Kiss Our Eyes [Constellation]
- Jackie-O Motherfucker -- Freaker Pipe [uSound]
- Kinski -- Down Below Its Chaos [Sub Pop]
- Major Stars -- Mirror/Messenger [Drag City]
- Mammatus -- The Coast Explodes [Holy Mountain]
- Harris Newman -- Decorated [Strange Attractors]
- Oakley Hall -- I'll Follow You [MERGE]
- Pharoah Overlord -- Live In Suomi Finland [vivo]
- Radiohead -- In Rainbows [radiohead]
- Terry Riley -- Reed Streams [Organ Of Corti]
- Shining Path -- Shining Path [Holy Mountain]
- Six Organs of Admittance -- Shelter From The Ash [Drag City]
- Space Ritual -- Otherworld [Esoteric]
- Spacious Mind -- Gentle Path Highway [Goddamn I'm A Countryman]
- Valet -- Blood Is Clean [Kranky]
- Rick White - Memoreaper [Blue Fog]
- Wooden Shjips -- Wooden Shjips [Holy Mountain]
- Wooden Wand -- James & The Quiet [Ecstatic Peace]
- Robert Wyatt -- Comicopera [Domino]


Some of the great pre-2007 music first coming to my attention this year (missed until now, for whatever reason):

- Kevin Ayers -- Whatevershebringswesing [EMI/Harvest]
- Donald Byrd -- Free Form [Blue Note]
- Charalambides -- Our Bed Is Green [Timelag]
- Circle -- Andexelt [tUMULt]
- John Coltrane -- Ascension [Impulse]
- Roky Erickson & The Explosives -- Casting the Runes [5 Hours Back]
- Espers -- The Weed Tree [Locust]
- Josephine Foster -- All the Leaves Are Gone [Galactic Zoo Disc/Eclipse]
- Joy Division -- Unknown Pleasures [Factory]
- Koenji Hyakkei -- Viva Koenji!! [God Mountain/Skin Graft]
- György Ligeti -- Requiem, Streichquartetts, Continuum etc. (Boxed Set) [Wergo]
- Residual Echoes -- Residual Echoes [Holy Mountain]
- Terry Riley -- Persian Surgery Dervishes [Shanti]
- Pharoah Sanders -- Jewels Of Thought [Impulse]
- Serpent Power -- Serpent Power [Locust]
- Sleep -- Jerusalem [Music Cartel]
- Julie Tippetts -- Sunset Glow [Utopia]
- Tyrannosaurus Rex -- T. Rex [Pye/Cube]
- Witchcraft -- Witchcraft [Rise Above]
- Robert Wyatt -- The End of an Ear [CBS]


Best re-discoveries in 2007:
- Grateful Dead - American Beauty [Warner]
- Sam Rivers - Crystals [Impulse]


Album cover dude now inducted into the hall of fame for album cover dudes bearing a disturbingly uncanny resemblance to me:
- "Badui," from Carlito e BaduiOs Reis Do Batidão [Chantecler]

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