PRINT December 2012

Music: Best of 2012

Liz Wendelbo

Cover of Peter Ivers’s “In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)” (Sacred Bones, 2012).

1 Peter Ivers, “In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song)” (Sacred Bones) I saw David Lynch’s Eraserhead for the first time when I was sixteen. Listening to the industrial-noise score is alienating yet comforting, like putting your ear against a wall and hearing your own internal hum. Besides rereleasing the entire sound track, Sacred Bones has put out Peter Ivers’s classic “In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)” as a seven-inch single.

2 Umrijeti Za Strojem, “Mini-Suknja I Psihoanaliza” (Aufnahme + Wiedergabe) Inspired by Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality, this song’s Croatian title translates as “Miniskirt and Psychoanalysis.” The track is one of many treats on Forward + Rewind: The Future Echo Tapes, a compilation of cold, seductive music by brand-new bands from all over the world.

3 Borghesia, “Zmr” (Dark Entries) A rare, risqué favorite off the group’s second

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