50 favorite albums from the last 10 years

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my 50 favorite albums from the last 10 years

(in no particular order)

I have 7817 single musical files on my computer (enough for 28 days of continuous music) and I listen to a lot of music of many types. Much of it is older than 10 years. But these 50 albums I come back to again and again and again. I can recommend them all to you.


Trentemøller The Last Resort

Future of the Left How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident

Richie Hawtin as Plastikman Arkives

Rhys Chatham A Crimson Grail

Liturgy Aesthethica

Sadsic Sadsic

Russell Haswell Wild Tracks

The Necks Open

Nobuko Hori Xtoyourmilkyhair

ManOfTheDown aka Man of The Downtrodden Friends Vol. 2

Semprun + Christodoulides Mondes Incantatoires et Espaces Carnivores

OWL BRAIN ATLAS a.k.a. J. D. Nelson Snow Eater

Oval Oh

Ryoji Ikeda Dataphonics

Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet

PBK Thrill Pictures (Condensed)

Lucy Kaplansky Over The Hills

Maps and Diagrams A Pulsating History

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Lyre Of Orpheus

Nine Inch Nails The Slip

Thomas Bey William Bailey Progressive Lycanthropy

Pan sonic Katodivaihe/Cathodephase

Thomas Fehlmann Good Fridge. Flowing: ninezronineeight

Otomo Yoshihide & Sachiko M Filament 1

Sinéad O’Connor Throw Down Your Arms

Fenn O’Berg In Stereo

 Sparklehorse + Fennesz In The Fishtank

Signal Robotron

2kilos &More feat Black Sifichi 2kilos &More-10- (live)

John Watermann The Denial Of Cricket, Alias Frequencies

Willits + Sakamoto Ocean Fire

Wolves In The Throne Room Celestial Lineage

USA Out Of Vietnam Crashing Diseases & Incurable Airplanes

Uusitalo (Sasu Ripatti) Tulenkantaja

Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping

Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin The Ambient Cookbook II

Natural Snow Buildings Tracks on the Bloody Snow

John Zorn Astronome

James Blackshaw Litany Of Echoes

Christian Fennesz Black Sea

H2 (Joshua Stevenson) Halo (DjH2)

Aphex Twin Drukqs

Michael Vincent Waller Five Easy Pieces

Big K.R.I.T. 4eva Na Day-Clean

Bajofondo Tango Club Remixed

Alva Noto Unitxt

 Can’t (Jessica Rylan) Prepares To Fail Again


Amon Tobin Foley Room

Uri Caine Moloch- Book of Angels

Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang

About josephnechvatal

Joseph Nechvatal is an American post-conceptual artist who creates virus-modeled artificial life computer-assisted paintings and animations. Themes he has addressed in his art include the apocalyptic, communication excess, the virus, and gender fluidity. In 1975, he moved from Chicago to the downtown Tribeca area of New York City. He began studying at Columbia University with the philosopher Arthur Danto while working for the Dia Art Foundation as archivist to the minimalist composer La Monte Young. In 1980, he moved from Tribeca to the sordid Lower East Side where he found artistic camaraderie and politically inspired creative energy. There he became closely associated with Collaborative Projects (Colab), the influential post-punk artists’ group that included Kiki Smith and Jenny Holzer, among others. Those were glory days for the famous Colab projects, such as Just Another Asshole, The Real Estate Show and The Times Square Show. He also helped establish the non-profit cultural space ABC No Rio, where exhibitions were animated by political purpose. In the early 1980s, his art consisted of dense post-minimalist gray graphite drawings (that were sometimes photo-mechanically enlarged), of sculpture, of photographs, and of musique concrète audio collages. In 1983, he co-founded the famous avant-garde art music project Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine. In 1984, he created an opera called XS: The Opera Opus (1984-6) with the no wave musical composer Rhys Chatham that was presented in Boston and New York. In 1986, Nechvatal began using computer-robotics to make conceptual paintings. Some were exhibited at Documenta VIII in 1987. In 1992, when he was artist-in-residence at the Louis Pasteur Atelier in Arbois and at the Saline royale d’Arc-et-Senans, he created computer virus codes that he used as an artistic tool. This work was a reflection on his personal experiences of risk and loss with the AIDS epidemic. In 1999, he earned his doctorat in the philosophy of aesthetics and technology in England and soon wrote two art theory books: Towards an Immersive Intelligence and Immersion Into Noise. In 2001, he extended his initial experimentations into the virus as an artistic painterly tool in a series of artificial life works. These works include various series of paintings, animations, and a lengthy audio composition entitled viral symphOny. He has created a series of virus-based themed exhibitions of artificial life paintings and animation projections that explore the fragility and fluidity of the human body. You can follow him on Twitter at @twinkletwink Homepage: http://www.nechvatal.net
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