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VINAL EDGE RECORD's BEST OF 2020 LIST!
In alphabetical order by artist...
VINAL EDGE RECORD's BEST OF 2020 LIST!
In alphabetical order by artist...
Actress “Karma & Desire”
From a critical standpoint, this is Actress’ best work in years and possibly the most overlooked. It is urban decay embodied in a record with futuristic, minimal electronics and house elements. Definitely one for late-night listeners. –Sunshine
Fiona Apple “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”
Rarely does a highly anticipated record live up to one’s hopes. This one does. Venturing away from the standard pop world these songs use unique percussion and structures to accompany her very personal poetry. Since it is not hook laden pop it stands up to repeated listens. -CHuck
Arca “KiCk i”
This album has solidified my love for Arca. Experimental and weird yet highly accessible pop album, I’d call it avant-perreo. Did your fav’s album feature the greatest of all time, Bjork? I didn’t think so… -Sunshine
Bohren & Der Club of Gore “Patchouli Blue”
OK OK, this doesn’t sound much different than ANY of their previous albums, but it is SO GOOD! Smokey, dark, slow, chill, ambient jazz that could have accompanied Twin Peaks. Works for me. -Chuck
Hyper-pleasant hypnagogic synthpop from Puerto Rico with angelic vocals. A lush and lovely record that the world desperately needed in 2020. –Sunshine
Coil "Music to Play in the Dark"
RE-ISSUE! Dark and moody this beautifully crafted 1999 release finally gets a re-issue and it is done RIGHT! Coil was a side project from the notorious Psychic TV/Throbbing Gristle groups. First pressing of this edition is on blue vinyl with a gorgeous etching on the fourth side. The sound on this makes you love that it is on Vinyl in 2020. Currently available on black vinyl. –-cHUCk
“Everybody’s Moving to London” is my song of 2020. -Kora
Daisies “In the Studio with DJ Rap Class”
Daisies and all affiliated projects (CCFX, CC Dust, Trans FX, etc.) are criminally underrated. This is one of the freshest records that came out in 2020 - it’s a bit pop, a bit trip hop, but completely genre defying. The physical record is pay what you want on Bandcamp (don’t be an asshat, pay these nice folks!!!). I promise it’s worth a million bucks. -Sunshine
Dead Horse “Horsecore: An Unrelated Story that’s Time Consuming”
RE-ISSUE! Mike Haaga always felt that this album needed to get a great sounding re-release. They “baked” the old tapes and did a first class repressing! 100 on clear vinyl, plus a red vinyl and black vinyl pressing. Essential Houston Metal/Thrash/Hard Core circa 1989.
Ataraxia (Mort Garson) “The Unexplained”
RE-ISSUE! Sacred Bones followed up last year’s re-issue of Plantasia with some more Mort Garson goodies in 2020. Standing as Plantasia’s dark and moody cousin, Ataraxia is my favorite of Garson’s projects. I love the atmosphere Garson achieves on this release by combining more experimental elements with his iconic space-age electronic sounds. –Jake
Matthew Halsall “Salute to the Sun”
Much like his work with Gondwana Orchestra, Halsall’s album Salute to the Sun is a testament to how well modern day spiritual jazz can evoke the works of the greats while also finding its own unique identity. Halsall’s trumpet weaves some incredible spiritual passages without even the need for any sax or vocals. If you’re into the works of Alice Coltrane or Pharaoh Sanders, this is worth checking out. -Jake
Rafael Anton Irisarri “Peripeteia”
Doomy and brooding drone that envelops you in its sonic landscapes. Peripeteia is immensely cold yet never oppressive. Never gets dull and doesn’t outstay its welcome. Some great music for a late night alone in these times. -Jake
The general consensus of our customer base would easily have this album in the best of lists more than any other 2019 record. EASILY the best selling local release for Vinal Edge since it’s release. It took me many listens to “Get” this record, but what convinced me of it’s value is that it creates a special “vibe”. Houston Chronicle critic Andrew Dansby said it created a “mood”, but I’m sticking with “vibe”. -CHuck
KRAFTWERK “MULTIPLE RE-ISSUES”
This year saw the much loved German robotic band re-issue several essential titles on quality colored vinyl pressings. Radio Activity, Autobahn, Man Machine, etc. All important pieces in music history. -Chuck
Narrow Head “12th House Rock”
Save the Deftones and Hum comparisons for your momma...Narrow Head is killing the game in 2020. 12th House Rock has a classically 90’s alt-rock sound but this album is a modern classic in the making. These guys are from Houston and I foresee them getting massive, so don’t flake on their post-covid shows. Support them before their shirts and albums are $300 in 20 years. -Sunshine
Best riffs of 2020. Great death metal album by Oakland based band Necrot. Recommended for fans of Tomb Mold and Blood Incantation –Jake
Pauline Oliveros/Stuart Dempster/Panaiotis "Deep Listening”
RE-ISSUE! In the year of the Covid 19 virus I found myself finding comfort in a year of wonderful re-issues. This INCREDIBLE sounding repress practically defined the whole “Deep Listening” ambient movement. Originally released in 1989 this Ultra-chill collection of music was recorded in an underground cistern. Meditate on THAT! -CHuck
Peel Dream Magazine “Agitprop Alterna”
It’s been years since I’ve found a new record that I immediately obsessed over like I did “Agitprop Alterna”. Extremely well written and produced nuggets of dream pop goodness. -Kora
Tom Petty “Wildflowers”
Tom Petty and Rick Rubin’s 1995 masterpiece was finally reissued this year so that us fanatics could finally add it to our collections for a reasonable price. Petty even blessed us from the grave with an extra disc of unreleased tracks. Thanks Tom! -Kora
Alain Pierre “Ô Sidarta”
This archival recording from 1974 by Alain Pierre recently resurfaced this year for a first time release. Originally created to compliment a documentary on French comic artist Philippe Druillet, Ô Sidarta is a cool bit of history that shows off some of the best that spacey 70’s electronic music has to offer. -Jake
Public Acid “Condemnation”
2020 Hardcore doesn’t get any better than this. 6 tracks of blistering US Hardcore with a dash of Japanese noize. The vocals and solos put it over the top for me. -Kora
RG Rough & Makoto Kawabata “RG Rough - Makoto Kawabata”
Ambient musician RG Rough and Acid Mothers Temple guitarist Makoto Kawabata blend their talents to put out a surprisingly cohesive ambient/drone record with some nice psych influences mixed in. Although not the crazy jamming you’d expect from Kawabata, this more restrained approach from him balances out great with Rough’s layered synth work. -Jake
Run the Jewels “RTJ4”
I haven’t felt this way about an intense rap release since early PE or NWA. Killer Mike delivers the kind of in your face poetry that when we play it in the shop you can almost feel the customer sweat. -Chuck
Sial “Tari Pemusnah Kuasa”
Hardcore punk from Singapore that’s as raw and primitive as it is artistic and smart. The cover painting by drummer, Izzad, is as beautiful as the music itself. -Kora
Spivak "Meta to Peib"
I’ll admit that I only bought this because it’s been likened to HTRK, but the only comparison is the sexiness factor. It’s a minimal synth pop gem from Cyprus that takes heavy inspiration from Lena Platonos and 80’s-90’s electro. I don’t have a damn clue what she’s saying in Greek but it’s an impressive debut. Maria Spivak is one to watch in the coming years. –Sunshine
Ghédalia Tazartès “Diasporas”
RE-ISSUE! Dais Records released a much needed high quality re-issue of this avant-garde masterpiece in 2020. If you’re into crazy throat singing, tape music, and musique concrète, look no further. Diasporas is one of my all time favorite records and a must listen for all you weirdos out there. -Jake