1. the dream -- love vs. money (perfect from end to end. melodies GALORE).
2. mount eerie -- wind's poem
3. funeral mist -- maranatha (HOLY SHIT THIS IS HEAVY. also, hell of beautiful moments all over the place. real darklord shit right hurrrr).
4. fever ray -- fever ray
5. evangelista -- prince of truth
6. memory tapes -- seek magic
7. gucci mane -- murder was the case
8. pictureplane -- dark rift (okay there are like 4 good songs on this record, but they SLAY).
9. mountain man -- mountain man
10. gorgoroth -- quantos possunt ad satanitatem trahunt
i also really loved records by antony (of course), RUN DMT, pissed jeans, desolation wilderness, destroyer, the xx, ducktails, washed out, a grave with no name, jj, klimek, neon indian, oneohtrix point never, raekwon, a sunny day in glasgow, toro y moi, HEALTH (stoked on that reissue).
∆∆∆ non-2009s that were important to me (us) in 2009 ∆∆∆
alvin lucier--- wind shadows
this is the most beautiful music. i don't even know what it is. i meditate to this shit and reach all kinds of new heights of despair.
j dilla--- donuts
i thought i knew, but i had no idea how masterful this shit was... damn.
weakling--- dead as dreams
oh ya and ERRRYTHING htdw & cokc dokc dropped in 2009. look for 2010 releases soon (with distro thru cryptic carousel records!).
okay, byeeeeee for now
-htdw & cokc dokc