Married duo Northern Valentine orchestrate hypnotic
works of polar drone, and The Distance Brings Us Closer Together is
their latest opus out on Silber Records. Take a gander at the
review of the album, and enjoy this list of what they consider the top ten (well, twelve)
Here is our list of ten crucial recordings that we came up with.
We have 10 artists (though we lumped 2 albums together under the
same artist a couple times because it was difficult to narrow it to just
one). Hope this works:
Wendy Carlos - "A Clockwork Orange Soundtrack"
It can be considered the template for most electronic music that we
Pink Floyd - "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn"
Pink Floyd - "Wish You Were Here"
"Piper" is simply one of the greatest psychedelic records ever put out.
"Wish You Were Here" is a masterful concept album with an eerie,
It has perfect flow from start to finish.
sigur rós - "ágćtis byrjun"
There are so many overwhelming emotions and images that are conjured by
listening to this album...it's otherworldly.
Depeche Mode - "Violator"
Nine songs, perfectly timed, perfectly executed.
Synth-pop at its finest.
Brian Eno (w/ Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno) - "Apollo: Atmospheres
Brian Eno - "Music for Airports"
These are the ultimate realizations of Eno’s ambient trials.
They carry an unshakable gorgeousness and a deep emotional resonance.
My Bloody Valentine - "Loveless"
Completely changed the way music could sound. Made it clear that noise
and pop music could be married and that things were going to be different
from that point forward.
Windy and Carl - "Antarctica"
Windy and Carl - "Consciousness"
These are two of the most beautiful albums ever recorded.
Pure, simple and layered in sound. The sound takes you away.
Stars of The Lid - "Tired Sounds of..."
It's all about the sounds between spaces; the textures more than the
The Olivia Tremor Control - "Black Foliage, Volume One"
A masterpiece of sound collage, experimentalism, pop music and theme.
Lo-fi, complex, thoughtful and 100% addictive.
Boards of Canada - "Music Has The Right To Children"
Like listening to a bunch of memories from a time when you really
enjoyed everything in life. Catchy, nostalgic repetitions that you want to
hang onto forever.
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