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2014 27 Dez

„Desert 100“

von: Michael Engelbrecht Filed under: Blog | TB | 2 Comments

1) Brian Eno: Another Green World
2) Talk Talk: Laughing Stock
3) Talking Heads: Fear Of Music
4) Joni Mitchell: Hejira
5) Miles Davis: In A Silent Way
6) Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom
7) Brian Eno: On Land
8) Keith Jarrett: The Survivors´ Suite
9) The Kinks: The Greatest Hits
10) Scott Walker: The Drift
11) Neil Young: After The Goldrush
12) Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (or 5, 2, 3)
13) Young Marble Giants: Colossal Youth
14) Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate
15) Paul Bley: Open, To Love
16) Can: Tago Mago
17) Weather Report: Mysterious Traveller
18) Van Morrison: Astral Weeks
19) Wire: Chairs Missing (or 154)
20) Ralph Towner: Solstice
21) Brian Eno and David Byrne: My Life In The Bush of Ghosts
22) The Go-Betweens: Spring Hill Fair
23) Jan Garbarek: All Those Born With Wings
24) The Beatles: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
25) Neu!: Neu! (with red letters)
26) Jon Hassell/Brian Eno: Possible Musics
27) Laurie Anderson: Big Science
28) The Books: Lost And Safe
29) John Cale: Music For A New Society
30) David Sylvian: Manafon
31) Steve Tibbetts: The Fall Of Us All
32) Miles Davis: Big Fun
33) Supersilent: Supersilent 5
34) David Bowie: Low
35) Cluster: Sowiesoso
36) Marion Brown: Geechee Recollections
37) Codona: Codona 3 (or 2)
38) Jacques Brel: Brel (his last one, with clouds on the cover)
39) Soft Machine: Third
40) The Necks: Drive-By
41) Joanna Newsom: Ys
42) Bill Callahan: Apocalypse
43) John Coltrane: Live At The Village Vanguard…Again
44) Brian Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
45) J.J. Cale: Naturally
46) Edvard Vesala: Nan Madol
47) Sidsel Endresen / Stian Westerhus: Bonita
48) Gavin Bryars: The Sinking of the Titanic (Obscure Records)
49) Ian Dury an the Blockheads: New Boots and Panties
50) Portishead: Third
51) Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
52) Brian Eno: Here Come The Warm Jets
53) Chick Corea: Return to Forever
54) Talking Heads: More Songs about Buildings and Food
55) John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
56) Wilco: A Gost Is Born
57) Laurie Anderson: Bright Red
58) Thomas Köner: Novaya Zemlya
59) Harold Budd & Brian Eno: The Plateaux of Mirror
60) Arthur Russell: Another Thought (Arc Light Editions, Vinyl)
61) The Beatles: dito (White Album)
62) Lucinda Williams: Essence
63) Punkt: Crime Scenes
64) Jon Hassell: Power Spot
65) Keith Jarrett: Belonging
66) Robert Fripp: Let The Power Fall
67) Tigran Hamasyan w/ Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang (t.b.a.)
68) Bonnie Prince Billy: Master and Everyone
69) David Holland: Conference Of The Birds
70) Can: Ege Bamyasi
71) Kraftwerk: Transeuropa Express
72) Robert Wyatt: Dondestan
73) Labradford: Fixed::Context
74) The Go-Betweens: Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
75) Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
76) Joni Mitchell: Mingus
77) Keith Jarrett: Facing You
78) Steve Tibbetts: Northern Song
79) Music from the Penguin Cafe Orchestra (Obscure Records)
80) Van Morrison: Veedon Fleece
81) Television: Marquee Moon
82) Art Ensemble of Chicago: A Jackson in Your House/ Message To Our Folks
83) Jackie McLean: A Long Drink of the Blues
84) Meredith Monk: Book of Days
85) Svalastog: Woodwork
86) King Crimson: Islands
87) Ornette Coleman: American Skies
88) Al Green: The Greatest Hits
89) Keith Jarrett / Jan Garbarek: Luminessence
90) Fennesz: Becs
91) T. Rex: Electric Warrior
92) Caetano Veloso: Estrangero
93) Thelonious Monk: Alone in San Francisco
94) Robert Wyatt: Shleep
95) Johnny Cash: Solitary Man
96) Lewis: L’Amour
97) Kammerflimmer Kollektief: Absencen
98) Bo Hansson: Lord of the Rings (a teenager’s door of perception, for me)
99) Byard Lancaster: Us (Palm Records)
100) Bobo Stenson: Serenity

(These are, in this moment of time, my 100+ favourite albums. This list will constantly be revised:) In the January edition of Mojo, Robert Wyatt was asked what his all time favorite album is, if it comes push to shove: he chose Duke Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder”. There’s still a lot lurking in the underground. Worlds within worlds within worlds.)

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  1. Ennen, Norbert:

    Kein Beefheart? John Peel (RIP) hätte das aber nicht gefallen.

    Guten Rutsch, Michael.

  2. Michael Engelbrecht:

    The best to you, too. No Beefheart, sorry. I never found a way into his music, though I tried. Natural limitations:)

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