[TRANSMISSION 270] Antarctic Research Station – Best of 2019

You can find the Antarctic Research Station – Best of 2019 picks and Spotify playlist below.

First, I’d like to say a thank you to all artists who released such a beautiful, kaleidoscopic selection of music this year. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing just a small portion of it via my channel. I shared half of what I would have liked to and only a fraction of what I’ve listened to. (And I barely scratched the surface of what’s out there in the latter regard.)

As such, the list below feels almost a disservice to the many artists who created such moving music in 2019, and yet don’t appear. Rather, the entire Antarctic Research Station channel (launched on Jan 1, 2019) and its associated [ t r a n s m i s s i o n s ] playlist is a more accurate representation of the “best of” music from over the last 12 months.

Nevertheless, I felt to cap off the year that I should curate something a little more concise and palatable. The result of that effort is below. And yet these tracks represent merely the tip of an iceberg of what was an incredible year of music.

I’d also like to thank everyone who listened and commented. I’ll continue sharing over 2020 because I strongly feel this music should be heard and far and wide, and I enjoy contributing to its exposure in some small way. I can’t wait to see what the artists I have loved this year – and the artists I’m yet to discover – have planned for the year ahead.

 

40.

Not Waving, Dark Mark

Downwelling

39.

Arovane, Porya Hatami

C.H.R.O.N.O.S.

38.

Félix Blume

Fog Horns

37.

Andy Stott

It Should Be Us

36.

Roy Montgomery

Scenes from the South Island

35.

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Tracing Back the Radiance

34.

Carter Tutti Void

Triumvirate

33.

John Carroll Kirby

Tuscany

32.

Forest Management

After Dark

31.

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Fade to Grey (Reinterpreted)

30.

Imaginary Softwoods

Gold Fiction Loop Garden

29.

Ripperton

Contrails

28.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

The Undivided Five

27.

Topdown Dialectic

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26.

Tanya Tagaq

Toothsayer

25.

Ulla Strauss

Big Room

24.

Kali Malone

The Sacrificial Code

23.

地球

ジャングル

22.

Josephine Wiggs

We Fall

21.

Bobby Krlic

Midsommar (Original Score)

20.

Rafael Anton Irisarri

Solastalgia

19.

Theodore Cale Schafer

Patience

18.

Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima, Satsuki Shibano

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17.

JAB

Erg Herbe

16.

Mary Lattimore / Mac McCaughlan

New Rain Duets

15.

Caroline Shaw / Attacca Quartet

Orange

14.

K. Leimer

Irrational Overcast

13.

Loscil

Equivalents

12.

Caterina Barbieri

Ecstatic Computation

11.

Julia Reidy

In Real Life

10.

Simon Scott

Soundings

9.

Tim Hecker

Anoyo

8.

William Basinski

On Time Out of Time

7.

Maria w Horn

Epistasis

6.

Yann Novak

Slowly Dismantling

5.

Leo Svirsky

River Without Banks

4.

Fennesz

Agora

3.

Abul Mogard

And We Are Passing Through Silently

2.

Ana Roxanne

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ASUNA & Jan Jelinek

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