My Top Ten music releases of 2012

In no particular order

1: Demdike Stare - Elemental 
2: Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
3: Aleksi Perälä ‎– Mental Union
4: Burial - Street Halo / Kindred
5: Steinvord ‎– Steinvord
6: Last Step - Sleep
7: Silent Servant - Negative Fascination
8: Recondite - On Acid
9: MNLTH ‎– Ages Sound EP
10: Squarepusher - UfabulumKCRW Session

Notable others from: 
Old Apparatus, Ital Tek, Rrose, Ugandan Methods, Venetian Snares, Machinedrum, Vatican Shadow, Dinosaur Jr. and the My Bloody Valentine remastered collection

µ-Ziq - Somerset Avenue Tracks (1992-1995)

Release date: 25th February, 2013

Ltd Edition 300 copies. Audiophile 180g 2xLP vinyl. Spot gloss gatefold sleeve. Comes with a bonus download album ‘Someset Avenue Tracks Vol.2’ - 12 further exclusive tracks compiled by Mike Paradinas

To celebrate 20 years of µ-Ziq, and Planet Mu’s 300th release, Mike Paradinas, owner of Planet Mu has prepared this vinyl only, carefully compiled, limited edition album charting his unreleased productions from the start of his career in the early nineties

Added to my 2013 music wishlist

RIP Pete Namlook (1960-2012)
The man born Peter Kuhlmann (“Namlook” is his name pronounced backwards) was an incredibly prolific artist from the ’90s on, releasing some 130 albums over the course of his career. These included numerous collaborations with artists like Richie Hawtin, Uwe Schmidt (as Atom Hart), Biosphere and Move D among many others. He also ran his own label, FAX +49-69/450464 (often known simply as Fax), which released more than 100 CDs and records in its first year of operation. Working on his own, Kuhlmann’s style was heavily influenced by Germany’s kosmische tradition and artists like Brian Eno, as well as classical and Eastern music - Resident Advisor

RIP Pete Namlook (1960-2012)

The man born Peter Kuhlmann (“Namlook” is his name pronounced backwards) was an incredibly prolific artist from the ’90s on, releasing some 130 albums over the course of his career. These included numerous collaborations with artists like Richie Hawtin, Uwe Schmidt (as Atom Hart), Biosphere and Move D among many others. He also ran his own label, FAX +49-69/450464 (often known simply as Fax), which released more than 100 CDs and records in its first year of operation. Working on his own, Kuhlmann’s style was heavily influenced by Germany’s kosmische tradition and artists like Brian Eno, as well as classical and Eastern music - Resident Advisor

John Carpenter - Escape From New York (2012 Limited Edition)

Exclusively re-mastered for this vinyl release including 6 tracks that never made it into the original film. John Carpenter not only directed Escape From New York but also composed and recorded all of its music too. This score sounds as fresh today as it did when it was first released. Laden with brooding electronic pulses, flashes of Krautrock and healthy dose of nu disco ensures that this soundtrack sounds as happy on the dance floor as it is in your headphones

Available from Death Waltz Recording Co.

Mark Leckey – Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, 2012
Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey has released the audio from his 1999 video work Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, available on vinyl in a limited edition of 500
It’s a mesmerising piece, a collage of sound and video footage encapsulating UK club and youth culture over the past 40 years
The artwork can be seen HERE > Watch on full screen and turn up the volume

Mark Leckey – Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, 2012

Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey has released the audio from his 1999 video work Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, available on vinyl in a limited edition of 500

It’s a mesmerising piece, a collage of sound and video footage encapsulating UK club and youth culture over the past 40 years

The artwork can be seen HERE > Watch on full screen and turn up the volume