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MARTIN HOLM

Top 20 Albums of 2012

1. Musette: Drape Me In Velvet (Häpna)
2. Actress: R.I.P (Honest Jon's)
3. Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras & The Congos: Icon Give Thank FRKWYS Vol. 9 (RVNG)
4. Chilly Gonzales: Solo Piano II (Gentle Threat)
5. Juju & Jordash: Techno Primitivism (Dekmantel)
6. Sophie Hutchings: Night Sky (Preservation)
7. Snow Palms: Intervals (Village Green)
8. Chromatics: Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better)
9. Hilary Hahn & Hauschka: Silfra (Deutsche Grammophon)
10. Silent Servant: Negative Fascination (Hospital Productions)
11. Jon Brooks: Shapwick (Clay Pipe) 
12. Bill Fay: Life Is People (Dead Oceans)
13. Raime: Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (Blackest Ever Black)
14. Insa Donja Kai: Insomnie Joyeuse (Sonic Pieces)
15. Robert Hood/Motor: Nighttime World 3 (Music Man)
16. Pye Corner Audio: Sleep Games (Ghost Box)
17. Lukid: Lonely At The Top (Werkdiscs)
18. Elitechnique: Intrusion (Clone)
19. Burnt Friedman: Zokuhen (Nonplace)
20. The Boats: Ballad Of The Research Department (12K)

Top 20 Compilations of 2012

1. Bizarre Unit: A Strange Functional System 1979-1982 (Vinyl-On-Demand)
2. Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984 (Chocolate Industries)
3. Francis Bebey: African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (Born Bad)
4. Kiki Gyan: 24 Hours In A Disco 1978-82 (Soundway)
5. Strange Passion: Explorations In Irish Post Punk DIY And Electronic Music 1980-83 (Finders Keepers)
6. Wendy Rene: After Laughter Comes Tears, Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964-65 (Light In The Attic)
7. Various Artists: Spiritual Jazz 3 (Jazzman)
8. Khana Khana: Funk, Psychedelia And Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation (Pharaway Sounds)
9. Zendooni: Funk, Psychedelia And Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation (Pharaway Sounds)
10. Sofrito: International Soundclash (Sofrito/Strut)
11. Various Artists: Underground Wave Volume 3 (Walhalla Records)
12. Private Wax: Super Rare Boogie & Disco (BBE)
13. Various Artists: Psych Funk A' La Turkish (Turk-A-Disk)
14. Dabke: Sounds Of The Syrian Houran (Sham Palace)
15. Various Artists: Music Minus Music, Vintage Voltage Vinyl Compiled By Andy Votel (Fat City)
16. That's Why: Best Of That's Why (Jazzman)
17. Bunalim: Complete Output (Pharaway Sounds)
18. Various Artists: Fac. Dance 02 (Strut)
19. Elias Rahbani: Mosaic Of The Orient, Näi, Buzuk & Guitar (Arabesque)
20. Laila Je T'aime: Guitar Music From The Western Sahel (Mississippi/Change/Sahel Sounds

Top 20 Re-issues of 2012

1. Fabio Frizzi: The Beyond O.S.T. (Mondo)
2. Lives Of Angels: Elevator To Eden (Dark Entries)
3. Gareth Williams & Mary Currie: Flaming Tunes (Blackest Ever Black)
4. Donnie & Joe Emerson: Dreamin' Wild (Light In The Attic)
5. Ike Yard: S/T (Desire)
6. Alessandro Alessandroni: Prisma Sonoro (The Roundtable / The Omni Recording Corporation)
7. Egisto Macchi: Voix (The Roundtable / The Omni Recording Corporation)
8. Peter Zummo: Zummo With An X (Optimo)
9. Tsege Mariam Gebru: Spielt Eigene Kompositionen (Mississippi / Change Records)
10. Derdiyoklar Ikilisi: Disko Folk (Guerssen)
11. Suzanne Ciani: Seven Waves (Bird)
12. Goblin: Zombi, Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film (AMS / Cinevox)
13. Gary Sloan & Clone: Harmonitalk (Finders Keepers)
14. Dariush Dolat-Shahi: Electronic Music, Tar And Sethar (Dead-Cert)
15. African Brothers Band: Tribute To D.K. (Kindred Spirits)
16. Johan Söderqvist: Let The Right One In O.S.T. (Death Waltz)
17. Loren Nerell: Point Of Arrival (Forced Nostalgia)
18. Deutsch-Amerikanischen Freunschaft: Ein Produkt Der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Freundschaft (Bureau B)
19. Elis Reginald: Samba, Eu Canto Assim (Soul Jazz)
20. Dark Day: Exterminating Angel (Dark Entries)

Top 20 Singles Of 2012

1. Timothy J. Fairplay: The Final Reel (Bird Scarer)
2. Keyboard Masher: Afro Editions (Resista)
3. Niama Makalou et African Soul Band: Kognokoura (Sofrito)
4. Mungolian Jetset: Smells Like Gasoline (Smalltown Supersound)
5. King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm (Hyoerdub)
6. Fürsattl: Rheinlust/Links Der Pegnitz (Claremont 56)
7. Electrick Dragon: Night With You (Cyber Dance)
8. Untold: Change In A Dynamic Environment EP's 1-3 (Hemlock)
9. Ike Yard: Loss, Regis Version/Ncr, Monoton Dub (Blackest Ever Black)
10. Jai Paul: Jasmine (XL)
11. Teere Thaemlitz: Soulnessless EP 1 (Comatose)
12. Mark Ernestus Featuring Djery Djery and Mbene Diatta Seck: Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh (Ndagga)
13. Yør: Modern Slaves Of Contemporary Contexts EP (Purple Maze)
14. Bepu N'Gali: I Travel To You, Todd Terje Remix (International Feel)
15. Electric Street Orchestra: Scorpio/MFA (Dirty Tech)
16. Kassem Mosse: Staat Aus Glass (Sounds Of The Universe)
17. Lucy: Banality Of Evil (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
18. Maxmillion Dunbar: Woo (RVNG)
19. Porn Wax One
20. JD Twitch: Autonomous Africa Vol 1 (Autonomous Africa) 

DAVID SHEPPARD

Best of 2012

Marc Ribot: Silent Movies (Pi)
Can: The Lost Tapes (Spoon/Mute)
Alessandro Alessandroni - Prisma Sonoro (Omni)
Julia Holter: Ekstasis (RVNG International)
Peter Zummo: Zummo With an X (Optimo)
Georges Delerue: Le Mepris (Original Soundtrack) (Universal)
V/A: Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti (Now Again)
Chilly Gonzales: Solo Piano II (Gentle Threat)
Bill Fay: Life Is People (Dead Oceans)
Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas (Sony)
Miles Davis: Ascenseur pour L'echafaud (Original Soundtrack) (Fontana)
Hilary Hahn & Hauschka: Silfra (Deutsche Grammophon)
Spoek Mathambo: Father Creeper (Sub Pop)
Staff Benda Bilili: Bouger Le Monde (Crammed Discs)
Scott Walker: Bisch Bosch (4AD)
V/A: The Backbeat of Rock'n'Roll: Seminal Sounds From the Instrumental Era (Famous Flames)
Beach House: Bloom (Bella Union)
Oren Ambarchi: Audience of One (Touch)
Paul Buchanan: Mid Air (Newsroom) 
Lana Del Rey: Born to Die

GLEN JOHNSON

Best Of 2012

Chromatics – Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better)
Karine Polwart – Traces (Hegri)
Dead Can Dance – Anastasis (PIAS)
Wild Nothing – Nocturne (Captured Tracks)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – s/t (Weird World)
Beach House – Bloom (Bella Union)