Artists' best of 2012 pt.4

To accompany FACT’s own Best of 2012 features, we asked some of our favourite artists what their highlights of the year were. We’ll be rolling their answers out across the coming days. You can read yesterday’s selections here.


Silent Servant

Raime – Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (Blackest Ever Black)
In Aeternam Vale – Dust Under Brightness (Minimal Wave)
Shifted – Crossed Paths (Mote Evolver)
Pye Corner Audio – Black Mill Tapes 1 and 2 (Type)
Trop Tard – Ils Etaient 9 Dans L’Obscurité (Sacred Bones)
Lives of Angels – Elevator To Eden (Dark Entries)
Vatican Shadow – Ornamented Walls (Modern Love)
Demdike Stare – Elemental (Modern Love)
Oscar Mulero – Black Propaganda (Warm Up)
Trevor Jackson / VA – Metal Dance: Industrial, Post-Punk, EBM Classics & Rarities ’80-’88 (Strut)

Bill Kouligas (PAN)

Terence Dixon – From The Far Future 2 (Tresor)
Jakob Ullmann ‎– Fremde Zeit – Addendum (Edition RZ)
Actress – R.I.P (Honest Jon’s)
Maggi Payne ‎– Ahh-Ahh – Music For Ed Tannenbaum’s Technological Feets, 1984-1987 (Root Strata)
ÉLG – Mil Pluton (Alter / Hundebiss)
Aaron Dilloway ‎– Modern Jester (Hanson)
Raime – Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (Blackest Ever Black)
Mark Leckey ‎– Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (The Death Of Rave)
The Automatics Group ‎– Summer Mix (entr’acte)
Sensate Focus – all 12″s (Sensate Focus)
Robert Haigh ‎– Strange And Secret Things (Siren)
Silent Servant – Negative Fascination (Hospital Productions)
KTL ‎– V (Editions Mego)
Jacques Brodier ‎– Filtre De Réalité (Penultimate Press)
Various – American Noise (L.I.E.S.)
Various ‎– Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974 – 1984 (Chocolate Industries)
Various ‎– Into the Light: A Journey into Greek Electronic Music 1978-1991 (Echovolt)

Holly Herndon

Austin Cesear – Cruise Forever (Public Information)
Brotman & Short – Distance Unknown (Chondritic Sound)
African Sciences – Boss Nova’s Second Pass EP (Deepblak)
Mutant Beat Dance – ‘Urban Dust’ (L.I.E.S.)
DJ Stingray – Psyops For Dummies (Presto)
Unit Moebius – Anonymous (SD Records)
Raime – Quarter Turns Over a Living Line (Blackest Ever Black)
Mykki Blanco – Cosmic Angel The Illuminati Prince/ss (Mixtape)
Arca – Stretch II (UNO)
Fay – Din (Time No Place)

Old Apparatus

Pye Corner Audio – Electronic Rhythm Number Eighteen (from Black Mill Tapes Volume 3)
Portico Quartet – Ruins (from Portico Quartet)
Silent Servant – The Strange Attractor (from Negative Fascination)
Claro Intelecto – It’s Getting Late (from Reform Club)
Grimes – Oblivion (from Visions)
Rrose – Wedge (from Wedge of Chastity)
Dreamscape – Dreamsleep Eternal (from La-Di-Da Recordings)
Andy Stott – Numb (from Luxury Problems)
Bandshell – Rise em up
DeepChord Presents Echospace – Theme From Silent World (from Silent World)

Pete Swanson’s “Top 11 NEW Albums of 2012”

Scott Walker – Bish Bosch (4AD)
Andy Stott – Luxury Problems (Modern Love)
Chromatics – Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better)
Bulbs – Sky Listening (Self-Released)
Mark Fell – Sentielle Objectif Actualite (eMego)
Jason Lescalleet – Songs About Nothing (Erstwhile)
Gucci Mane – I’m Up (Self-Released)
Raime – Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (Blackest Ever Black)
Emptyset – Collapsed (Raster-Noton)
Traxman – Da Mind of Traxman (Planet Mu)
Baronic Wall – The Mind of Roses (Gift Tapes)



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