on life, music etc beyond mainstream

1. Brian Eno: The Ship
2. David Bowie: Blackstar
3. Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith: A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
4. Jon Balke: Warp
5. Matmos: Ultimate Care II
6. Naqsh Duo: Narrante
7. Van Morrison: It’s Too Late To Stop Now, Vol. II, III & IV
8. Paul Simon: Stranger To Stranger
9. Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
10. Tindersticks: The Waiting Room
11. Thomas Köner: Tiento de la Luz
12. P. J. Harvey: The Hope Six Demolition Project
13. Darren Hayman: Thankful Villages Vol. 1
14. Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison: In Movement
15. Glenn Jones: Fleeting*
*  … this will be one of my all time favourite guitar solo albums!

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  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Maybe, the one or other Manfonista has chosen her/his Top 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or even 30:)

  2. Michael Engelbrecht:

    A hard exercise to leave out 16 till 20, because there have been released so many fantastic albums in the first half of 2016. Okay, Zugabe, No. 16 would have been THE GLOWING MAN.

  3. Michael Engelbrecht:

    ‘Narrante’ is an utterly fascinating album, and it’s like very little else that I’ve ever heard. Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi, who perform as Naqsh Duo, are Iranian musicians making their debut on the German jazz and classical label ECM. Khayam plays guitar and Riahi clarinet, and their music explores the uncategorizable place where western and eastern traditions meet. […]

    This unusual music is beautifully recorded with ECM’s trademark spacious sound. These two instruments make each other vibrate in unusual and colorful ways. Adventurous listeners will find much to captivate them here.

    Gary Whitehouse, Green Man Reviews

  4. Poschlost:

    Top 15 oder gar 25 wäre in meinem Fall keine Auswahl, sondern eine Chronik, aber immerhin 6 Alben gibt es, für die ich den Drang verspüre, sie hier nachdrücklich zu empfehlen:
    1. Michael Formanek & Kolossus: The Distance
    2. Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues & Ballads
    3. Ches Smith: The Bell
    4. Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans
    5. Jon Balke: Warp
    6. DeJohnette / Coltrane / Garrison: In Movement

  5. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Das stimmt, Karsten, eine Chronik, aber vertikal, nicht horizontal, eine Chronik meiner liebsten Platten der letzten sechs Monate, streng selektiert, und ganz bewusst in diese Reihenfolge gebracht. In etwa so, als würde man 15, 16 herausragende australische Weine vorgesetzte bekommen, und müsste daraus eine Favoritenliste bilden, die Trauben & Gegenden ersetzen die Genres.

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