Best of 2021

Onsy - MetaConc
Onsy
MetaConc
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Mar 22

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55
One of the very few surviving recordings of the immensely prolific Tori Kudo, from one of his countless pre-Maher Shalal Hash Baz obscure projects. Harking from his anti-band ideology days, this strange little bootleg captures the retro psychedelic rock love dispanded by Kudo in his early years, while offering the characteristic dismantled, stripped-down sound of Guys and Dolls. Eccentric, crumbling jams with disjointed instrumentals, off-time beats, messed-up guitar solos and very amateurish ... read more
EMR -
84
While historically being stimulated to attribute conceptual value and moral assignments to whatever artistic piece before us, an interesting minor branch of theorists and artists alike has been riding against the wind since the middle of the past century, approaching artistic mediums as independent, self-sufficient objects that operate in their own terms, apart from the seemingly ubiquitous influence of human rationality. Experimentalists such as Morton Feldman, John Cage, Christian Wollf and ... read more
EMR -
83
Rating goes to the 51 min bonus tracks version. Totally essential sludge/crust punk crossover with immense doses of nasty, gritty paranoia and hatred toward the darkest sides of mankind.
EMR -
77
Some of the most disturbing stuff ever produced, even if a few cuts rely a little much on repetition and spoken word recordings for shock value complementing. That aside, the 1989-2009 is the essential version of the germans' debut, containing two mind-boggling bonus incursions to hell for a complete maddening session. Proceed with caution.
EMR -
85
Rating goes to the Bestial Devastation split, which takes an already distinct and powerful early death/black metal album to another level of greatness. Definitely essential metal.

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Oct 15, 2021
Thank you so much for following, nice page :)
Oct 8, 2021
666 followers >:)
Sep 19, 2021
Can't find the man without qualities anywhere :c
Sep 14, 2021
I see you are dipping your toes in some Mahler, I can’t recommend enough, Michael Gielen’s masterful reading of the complete symphonic cycle on Hänsler. He really has a field day with the subtly dark undertones found throughout Mahler’s symphonies.
Sep 6, 2021
Can you please give me your top 5 albums from 1971?
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY user's individual top ten albums, I'm compiling a ranked community top 100. I'd love it if you could contribute by just replying with your top ten ranked from 1-10; I'm totally fine with being redirected to a ranked favourites list of sorts, if that's what you'd prefer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and replying, if you do
Aug 1, 2021
Hi. I just finished crime and punishment and I can't thank you enough for recommending me this book. It was such an amazing read! I have a long way to finish the man without qualities though since it's so long.
Mar 24, 2021
Thank you very much! I'll check them out :D
Mar 23, 2021
Hi. I know you have a lot of knowledge about music and books. I've recently started reading some heavier books just like music 2 years ago. I'm asking you for some recommendations. I don't know much about genres but I like out of the box and more grand philosophical books if I'm making sense. I also like novels that are either heavily symbolic or have a very deep and compelling lore while conveying a message. Sorry if I'm bothering you and not wording myself very well (I'm not native so pardon my poor choice of words). Thanks in advance!
Feb 27, 2021
Hello! I asked you a while back whether there were any poets you loved and you mentioned Trakl alongside some icons of the field. Having not heard of him before then, I looked up some information - was intrigued - and ordered 'The Last Gold of Expired Stars' online, a book that compiles all his work with both the parent text in German and a great English translation alongside. I was expecting fantastic things from him, but I got so much more than I was hoping for. I'm still dumbfounded by the way he was able to so vividly portray emotions of despair and hopelessness, whilst simultaneously placing the reader with both feet so firmly on the ground that there is no choice other than to be ecstatic to be alive. Thank you for the recommendation!

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