Not much time for palaver - I'm racing to complete a pair of illustrations for a German kultur mag (crude Photoshop collages, but that's what they asked for!), and then I'm off to party in the ATL...
Hope all of you have an uproarious NYE, and a terrific 2008...
Best-of lists are inherently ass-fucked, but a rundown of office favorites? Not a problem. As many of you are aware, we keep it simple at TLASILA HQ: three albums, three singles, and we're out. All were captivating, all were repeated and studied and dozed off to and admired for hundreds of repeat plays.
Our aesthetic is the most rigorous of all possible aesthetics, and all other fuckers are WRONG. This is the hot global truth.
Caveat: if you are a friend to, a member (or close associate) of TLASILA, your work is excluded from competetion. Fair is fair.
Selection process revealed:
I listened to thousands of recordings in 2007, but these are the ones I came back to time and again. Got it?
Burial - Untrue
(Hyperdub HDBCD002 CD)
Ez3kiel - Naphtaline
(Jarring Effects CD0337 CD)
Eedl - Everse
(spa.RK sp 14cd CD)
Favorite COMPILATION (only one selection)
Space and Time
(Hotflush HFCD001 CD)
Compound One - Get Loose
(Compound One CMPD 001 12")
Goth-Trad - Cut End / Flags
(Deep Medi Musik Medi-05 12")
Substance & Vainqueur - Libration / Resonance
That's it. Everyone else's records can go fuck themselves.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!