Hello! So, some of you already know about this, but Luna recently came up with the brilliant idea of all of us YIKIS writers doing a top 5 list of each of our fave albums of 2015, and then each of us can comment about all of it. I figured the best way to do this would be to start a mass text.
Even if you don’t wanna make a list, you can still comment or say hi or ridicule us. At the end, if this ever ends, I’m just gonna copy and paste the entire chat log as a review on YIKIS. So, like… don’t put anything here you wouldn’t be comfortable appearing in public. Like, Idk… nude photos, secret love letters…
Also, since KN is out of YIKIS-town for a bit, we’ll probably just have to write his list for him, put things we think he probably liked a lot, or random stuff that maybe he never listened to. Good opportunity for shameless self-promotion!
I’ll get us started… my #5 pick for greatest albums of 2015 was Odessey And Oracle And The Casiotone Orchestra. It was pretty great. I don’t know if anybody else listened to that thing… um… anyway…
I’ve listened to maybe three albums that were released this year, & almost all of them were doom metal; I’ve really been out of the loop lately.
Hija, I’m Johan 🙂 Used to release under Caelicus Pugna. Spend some time running SPeu, the european version op SP recordings. Reviewed a lot in the past, but now struggeling with a lot of other things that take up my time. Building a new house, two kids, work, game development and Longboarding (when it is dry in this too flat of a country called the Netherlands).
Still want to get back in DIY with Inverterted Records. Have an offer standing of someone that if I hit a certain target I can get exposure on record label owners meeting prior to some sort of big festival/congress. Hope that will work one day 🙂
And I only drink special beers and whisky from Islay or Skye!
Johan Nederpel named the conversation: YIKIS chitterchat.
Right, for me, it is………… 1. Rodney Cromwell – Age of Anxiety
Yeah, I almost wish Belinda Bedekovic were all five of my five in a way! 🙂 I was thinking some more about it, because really I had no clue of my list when I started this, but I think I have to put some Toxic Chicken on this thing for sure and I remember reviewing Dog Park Electronix this year, it was pretty fantastic, so that’s my #2. I think I just need a #1 and a #3 now. 😛
Nope :blush: I’ll also make a non free top 5 😀
Well that is indeed a familiar face.
And it resides in a worn out place.
Whoohoohoo I’m the sucky spirit of the festive season, I represent depression, Christmas cakes, alcohol intolerance, burning the roads of yesteryear’s nonsense and the occasional fireworks. Is this the chitter chat to find a hot date to start a new life in the new year? How are you all doing and most importantly what are you all wearing? If you are confused, then imagine all the people… (Insert a Beatles song..) and how confused I am. More then normal even! And the words are not even written down in the top notch Portuguese language…
1. Vomir (no ideas, no reasons, just embodies emptiness in a solid way; I’m hooked!)
2. Mark Williams (because that is the singer & songwriter that everyone should know and hear about; wonderful stuff no matter what year it is!)
3. Agnes Pe (because her colorful experimental happy music never failed to make me smile.
4. Petunia liebling mc pumpkin , because her songs & video art are full of hard work, love and really establish itself as a audio and visual escape from reality.. Talking fish and singing plants are just the top of the iceberg.
5. That alien dude… I.V. Martinez not because he is haunting me in my dreams and nightmares with stuff we have to listen, but actually because all his releases had been rather excellent trip dope for the brain…
Gosh too fives are so short & limited.. I could have made a million top fives and yet feel not satisfied and left out the important things. I mean everything-whistler Henry Glissenaar deserves a whole top five spot all to himself! An amazing whistling artist that can almost whistle on anything! It doesn’t come and sound better than that! (According to my personal festive spirit and opinion..)
Also Graham Boosey is my number one of 2015. He brought in so many interesting music makers and interviewed with so much love.. I’m on my knees thanking him for the joy he had giving me (and hopefully you, dear readers..)
Also specially sharing with Adrian because of his brand new level of combining side wards photography with music reviews. I really feel like he gave us the fresh air and outside looks we needed and craved.
I would like to say again thank you to Alex Spalding as he too had been shining like a super star in this year. So much music he had made, but also so much action and cultural entertainment he had giving here on YIKIS; damnit he even turned the whole place in a museum!
Special attention goes to Spicky Lee Jones our music reviewing hamster.. He had let me know his top five of the year 2015:
1 Eep eep. (Eep eep) , 2 Eep (eep eep eep) , 3 Eep (eep) , 4 Eep eep (eep eep) , 5 EEP EEP (eep eep eep eep eep)
Woohoohoo before I go back to cry under a palm tree in a place that is still Christmas free, I’ll also would give artist and label owner Jjoth a nice mention. With his label 8Ravens he delivers throughout the years a never disappointing flow of great quality releases in 8kbps! A sound that makes me weep from sentiment and joy & herby I hijack this moment to show my honest gratitude to keep the lobit underground spirit alive and solid like a rock.
Thank you, you are a life safer!!
I could go on and on mentioning labels that had been important in my life the last year.. Attenuation circuit, dog park records, weakie discs, floppy kick, floppy noise etc.. But I should refrain from that as it’s simply too festive & feel it could go all wrong by mentioning the wrong label on the wrong spot, or simply forgetting all the other ones
So now it’s time to say goodbye from me, so I leave you too rambled in shambles of even more confusion. Love you all and in my book you are all a number one in a top five! Shine and live friendly friends; may the powers of suck be with you! Xxxx
I think this thing is about ready to be posted now, hahaha… just gotta finish adding some flavor to it while forgetting my self-aware commentary will probably be weird for people to read. I never finished my top 5, but at the same time, I can’t count to five anyway, so it all works out in the end. MERRY YIKISMAS!!! ❤ ❤ ❤