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2021 23 Dez

My island collection 2011 – 2022 (part 1: 2011 -2016)

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



2011 – 1)  Kate Bush: 50 Words for Snow / 2)  Bill Callahan: Apocalypse / 3)  Brian Eno and the words of Rick Holland: Drums Between The Bells / 4) PJ Harvey: Let England Shake 5) David Sylvian: Died In The Wool – Manafon Variations

2012 – 1) Scott Walker: Bish Bosh / 2) Thomas Köner: Novaya Zemlya / 3) Swans: The Seer 4)  Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit: Secret Rhythms 4 5) Eivind Aarset w/ Jan Bang: Dream Logic (und Heiner Goebbels: Stifters Dinge)

2013 – 1) Bill Callahan: Dream River / 2) Dysnomia: Dawn of Midi / 3) Carla Bley: Trios / 4) Boards of Canada: Tomorrow‘s Harvest / 5) These New Puritans: Field of Reeds

2014 – 1) Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots / 2) Eno & Hyde: Someday World & High Life (just handling it as a double album)3) Scott Walker & Sunn O))): Soused / 4) Sun Kil Moon: Benji / 5) Anouar Brahem: Souvenance

2015 – 1)  Joanna Newsom: Divers / 2) The Mountain Goats: Beat The Champ /  3) David Torn: Only Sky / 4) Matana Roberts: Always / 5) Laurie Anderson: Heart Of A Dog

2016 – 1) Brian Eno: The Ship / 2) David Bowie: Blackstar / 3) Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker / 4) Matmos: Ultimate Care II / 5) Jon Balke: Warp


It is an old tradition to look at a year in regards to each one‘s favourite albums. Some take it cool here, and invent their private revelations without following the calendar‘s accuracy. Like Martina or Lajla. Being in the mood of closing curtains these days (never close a curtain without a window in mind!), I went into full memory mode, looked at my old lists, and gave them a fresh pre-Christmas 2021 up-date. Now, going through every single year this blog has been flying under the radar of Facebook, Instagram and all (to retain a sense of privacy), and always keen on time traveling, I will surprise the readers here with an unexpected twist. Part 2 (to be posted on this blog in the first half of  January, probably) will have a decent showdown with, seriously, my favourite five albums of 2022. I made some phone calls, followed by further calls, mails, faxes, glances, talks, jokes, threats, laughs, puns, orders, zooms, downloads, covers – in the end it was easy, that glimpse into the future.

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