Sóley – Never Cry Moon [ A Number Of Small Things, 2017]

Icelandic favourite is back with a brand new song! I already love this year. ‘Endless Summer’ will be available from the 5th May 2017 through Morr Music.

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Mariam the Believer – Crust [Repeat Until Death, 2017]

One of my favorite singers, swedish Mariam Wallentin returns with a new single and a new album this year. I’ ve been waiting for her to make a second album, like forever! Her voice is an instrument. That’s a fact people.

Her first album (and in general her work with her husband Andreas Werliin as Wildbirds & Peacedrums) is an all-time favorite of me.

 

 

 

1. Building Instrument – Kem Som Kan å Leve [Hubro, 2016]

My major discovery and love this year was Mari Kvien Brunvoll and her various works. I respect Hubro label for the stuff they do but this was beyond my expectations. It wasn’t just experimental jazz. It was something else I couldn’t put a label or a tag or anything at all. I fell in love with her songwriting. So mystical and dreamlike and at the same time melancholic and peaceful 🙂 It’s the best thing by far as a whole that I heard this year.

2. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Ears

3. Julianna Barwick – Will

4. Arve Henriksen, Hilmar Jensson & Skúli Sverrisson – Saumur

5. Amiina -Fantômas

6. Xeno & Oaklander – Topiary

7. Jóhann Jóhannsson – Orphée

8. Steve Hauschildt – Strands

9. Clark – The Last Panthers

10. Eluvium – False Readings On

11. Alex Somers – Captain Fantastic (Music From The Film)

12. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch

13. Agnes Obel – Citizen of Glass

14. Dan Lissvik – Midnight

15. Anohni – Hopelessness

16. El Perro Del Mar – KoKoro

17. Tasseomancy – Do Easy

18. La Femme – Mystère

19. Anonymous Choir – Anonymous Choir Sings STAX

20. Plaid – The Digging Remedy

16. El Perro Del Mar – KoKoro

El Perro Del Mar once again evolved to something musically beautiful. I loved the whole Japanese influence and vibe. Breadandbutter isn’t just my jam, it’s my song of the year, the most played track at home 🙂

 

17. Tasseomancy – Do Easy

18. La Femme – Mystère

19. Anonymous Choir – Anonymous Choir Sings STAX

20. Plaid – The Digging Remedy