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WCBN Music Department


wcbn fm chart november 28, 2016

Hey all,
Drove out to Chicago this weekend to see Steve Hauschildt (formerly of Emeralds) and Forma at Constellation. I never saw Emeralds before they broke up, but now I've seen all 3 members solo, and I've been following Forma since they first started posting demos on Soundcloud and this was my first chance to see them. Both sets were astonishing. Forma use several tables of synths plus a grand piano, flute, and percussion, and Hauschildt has mind-bending visuals. He also dedicated one piece to Pauline Oliveros, who passed away this weekend, which I'm still :'( about. Fantastic concert.

I'm being told this is the last CMJ reporting week of the year, which I was totally unprepared for, so here is a short, top-of-the-head list of some of my favorite releases of 2016:

Andy Stott "Too Many Voices" 
clipping. "Splendor & Misery"
Ian William Craig "Centres"
Troller "Graphic" 
Venetian Snares "Traditional Synthesizer Music" 
A Tribe Called Quest "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Time" 
Amnesia Scanner "AS"
Devata Daun "Look"
Negative Gemini "Body Work"
Forma "Physicalist"
Datach'i "System"
etc. etc. etc. More to come when we do our year-end lists at AllMusic.

See you next year,

wcbn fm chart november 28, 2016 "dammit 2016 just end already gaaahhhh"
1. A Tribe Called Quest "We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service" Epic
2. Tyvek "Origin of What" In the Red
3. His Name Is Alive "Patterns of Light" London London
4. v/a "Killed By Deathrock Vol. 2" Sacred Bones
5. Cellular Chaos "Diamond Teeth Clenched" Skin Graft
6. Lemon Twigs "Do Hollywood" 4AD
7. YPY "Zurhyrethm" EM Records
8. Planet D Nonet "A Salute to Strayhorn" Detroit Music Factory
9. NxWorries "Yes Lawd!" Stones Throw
10. Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions "Until the Hunter" Tendril Tales
11. Wax Tailor "By Any Beats Necessary" Le Plan
12. Sam Evian "Premium" Saddle Creek
13. Bon Iver "22, A Million" Jagjaguwar
14. v/a "20 Years of Victory" Catskills Records
15. TAD "God's Balls" Sub Pop
16. Jamie Lidell "Building a Beginning" Jajulin
17. Andrew Liles "The Power Elite" United Dairies
18. The Intended "Time Will Tell" In the Red
19. Storm Ross "Welcome, Sunshine" Satellite Records
20. Different Creatures "Escape" Custom Made Music
21. Benoit Pioulard "The Benoit Pioulard Listening Matter" Kranky
22. Tycho "Epoch" Ghostly International
23. FaltyDL "Heaven is For Quitters" Blueberry
24. Cosmonauts "A-OK!" Burger Records
25. L'Orange and Mr. Lif "The Life and Death of Scenery" Mello Music Group
26. Eki Shola "Final Beginning" self-released
27. matt pond PA "Winter Lives" 131 Records
28. Blues Control "OldEnuff2KnoBetta: The Mixtape" self-released
29. GOAT "Requiem" Sub Pop
30. Kastle "Reflections" Symbols
31. Computer Magic "Obscure But Visible" Channel 9
32. Lee Fields & the Expressions "Special Night" Big Crown
33. Radian "On Dark Silent Off" Thrill Jockey
34. Forma "Physicalist" Kranky
35. The Schwartz-Fox Blues Crusade "Sunday Morning Revival" Smog Veil
36. Tanya Tagaq "Retribution" Thirty Tigers
37. Moby and the Void Pacific Choir "These Systems Are Failing" Little Idiot
38. Sad13 "Slugger" Carpark
39. TAD "Salt Lick" Sub Pop
40. Roy Montgomery "R M H Q: Headquarters" Ba Da Bing
41. Steve Hauschildt "Strands" Kranky
42. Powell "Sport" XL
43. Papa M "Highway Songs" Drag City
44. Kestrels "s/t" Sonic Unyon
45. DD Owen "s/t" 12XU
46. Tender "EP III" Partisan
47. Romare "Love Songs, Part Two" Ninja Tune
48. Machinedrum "Human Energy" Ninja Tune
49. Hannah Williams and the Affirmations "Late Nights and Heartbreak" Record Kicks
50. Daniel Bachman "s/t" Three Lobed
Kelly Jean Caldwell "Downriver" Outer Limits Lounge Records
Body/Head "No Waves" Matador
Syna So Pro "Vox" FPE
Whetzel "Beatology Volume 1" self-released
Exotic Adrian Street & the Pile Drivers "Shake, Wrestle 'N' Roll" Burger