Here it is, finally – the second half of my favorites of 2021. So far this year has been quite a whirlwind. With day job workload and the general daily grind, finding time to wrap this up has been challenging, but I wanted to close the loop on this since some of my absolute favorites of the year are in this mix.
The Voice of Saturn “Winston” (0:00) – the solo work of Travis Thatcher, one half of the duo Personal Bandana. This track is taken from the release Gratitude, on the Woodford Halse label.
Panamint Manse “LandMarks” (5:40) – sun-baked electronic sounds off the album Seldom Seen.
Cate Brooks “Free Play” (9:05) – taken from the second of two Commentaires releases from 2021.
D. Rothon “West of the Moon” (14:00) – released on England’s Clay Pipe music, the album Memories of Earth saw some serious rotation over the past summer.
A Journey of Giraffes “Muddy Opal” (16:35) – from the Spool album released on the Somewherecold label.
SineRider “Ashore” (18:30) – drifting ambient courtesy of Sound In Silence.
White Flowers “Different Time, Different Place” (22:20) – quite possibly my favorite new band, delivering a sound steeped in dream pop reminiscent of Cocteau Twins. From their amazing album Day By Day.
Hattie Cooke “Cars” (26:35) – from the album Bliss Land released by the always amazing Castles In Space label.
Colleen “Hidden in the Current” (30:00) – full of bubbly organic synth sounds, off of one of my favorite albums of 2021, The Tunnel and the Clearing on Thrill Jockey Records.
Heron & Crane “Sleep Patterns” (36:00) – closing out the episode with a track off of another favorite release of 2021, Heron & Crane’s Streams.
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