A while ago I realized that my RYM ratings appear at random to people, and that a more organized list would better tip people to the music I’d suggest. Since there aren’t that many downloads on this blog anymore, there has been a move away from the site as a recommendation thing. These lists, then, will give you an organized idea of what I think is the best music I heard this month.
Clicking here will take you to a RYM list that starts with the highest rated material listed in chronological order based on date rated(regardless of year). For the inaugural list, the genres run the gambit: there is modern composition, lo-fi digital delay pedal workouts, pristine techno, free improvisation, dubstep, harsh electro, juke, eai, drone, alternative R&B, electroacoustic, jazz, musique concrete, ambient, Wandelweiser, spoken word, house, indie, experimental big band, noise, plunderphonics, disco, electronic, gangsta rap, darkwave/new wave, and Indian classical (phew).
This variety is a byproduct of a renewed interest in music that started a couple months back. I’m trying to avoid the ruts of 2011 and get back to what I find best about music: multiple approaches and perspectives that cut across culture and geography. Click here.