1 Daphne Oram, Oramics (Paradigm) Music created by one of the founders of the BBC Radiophonic Workshopa spellbinding mixture of bright sci-fi television ads, ominous tape work for theater, and cobwebby electronic classical miniatures. I love the whir and clunk and sine whistle of these pieces. A backyard workshop vision of the future.
2 Panda Bear, Person Pitch (Paw Tracks) The Brian Wilson thing is only a small part of it for me; it’s the whole ecstatic childlike vision and dreamlike slip and slide of these songs as they collapse in on themselves.
3 Tom Recchion, Sweetly Doing Nothing (Schoolmap) This begins in the world of pulp exotica before cutting free and dragging the listener into dark, echoing space, snagging on faded memories of late-night films.
4 Now We Are Ten (Trunk Records) Jonny Trunk’s compilation of releases on his own label unearths some gems. Somehow, in Trunkworld,
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