TOP 3 RECORDS OF 2007
Colleen – Les Ondes Silencieuses – (Leaf)
I saw colleen perform live twice this year and must have listened to this
Colleen - Les Ondes Silencieusesalbum at least 100 times: it is deceptively simple, captivatingly hypnotic, and mesmerizingly beautiful.
Matthew Herbert – Score – (Accidental/K7!)
A new look at Herbert, with compositions for film and dance: good for tea-drinking, toe-tapping and deep listening.
Kieran Hebden And Steve Ried – Tongues – (Domino)
Four Tet paired up with a legendary drummer who’s played with Fela, James Brown and Miles Davis? This record will fly you to heaven and back in a psychedelic spacepod.
MOST UNDER-RATED RECORDS OF 2007
Dj Co-op – Co-operation Vol.3: Yahoo Serious – (Independent)
From the bowels of the prairie comes a mysterious DJ with too much time on his hands and a knack for mashing up all your favourite shit. It’s like a party in a jewel case. I hear Volume 4 is out now?
MOST OVER-RATED RECORD OF 2007
Menomena – Friend And Foe – (Barsuk)
The only thing not over-rated about this cd was the packaging.
BEST LOCAL RELEASE OF 2007
Harris Newman – Decorated – (Strange Attractors)
Montreal’s finest mastering engineer comes out with this solo effort of minimal guitar compositions From the bowels of the prairie comes a mysterious DJ with too much time on his hands and a knack for mashing up all your favourite shit. and meditative sonic meanderings: a panacea for the ears.
BEST PERSONAL C/C RADIO MOMENT OF 2007.
At the end of an interview with stereo total at a noisy curbside café on the corner of Mont-Royal and Papineau, Brezel Goring announces, “they told me the doors were at 8pm, and I said ‘wow, the Doors are playing with us tonight?’”
MOST ANTICIPATED RECORD FOR 2008
Cloudland Canyon – As Yet Unnamed Lp – Kranky
…and you can mail me a limited edition vinyl copy of their “Silver Tongued Sisyphus” EP for Christmas!!