Welcome to the end of 2020 – a year that will change the course of our history into the foreseeable future. For various reasons, including being here at home full-time, I had a lot of time to spend listening to new music and following some bands I had lost touch with. For this episode, I’m going through my favorite albums, almost month-by-month, and playing my top song picks. You’ll see over the course of the year, things started off pretty strong with the guitargazing of Purple Heart Parade and Ringo Deathstarr, but gradually tended towards an ambient direction later in the year.
As always thank you for listening, it’s been quite an interesting year to say the very least. I look forward to 2021 at least not being 2020.
Zelienople “You Have It” (22:26) – Off the album Hold You Up; check out an interview I did earlier this year with band member Matt Christensen.
KILN “Beachglass” (51:04) – Possibly my top album of the year, KILN’s Astral Welder on Ghostly International. For some historical reference, check out the KILN article from Issue #4 of Masstransfer (circa 2000).
Memory Drawings “The Right To Be Forgotten” (56:02) – Another of my favorite albums from 2020, A Few Scattered Hours. Read the first part of my interview with Memory Drawings band member Joel Hanson, with part two following soon into the new year.
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Peace love and sanity for the new year…