The End Of The Year Review 2016 / Fat Cat & 130701
A little shy of the pre-Christmas time-line we set. But what`s a few days between friends? Here`s Fat Cat / 130701`s Alex Knight & Dave Howell`s favourites from 2016`s releases.
Niagara / São João Baptista (Principe Discs)
Jane Arden / Sleepwalking (Blackest Ever Black)
Beatrice Dillon / Can I Change My Mind? (Boomkat Editions)
Top 3 LPs
Stian Westerhus / Amputation (House Of Mythology)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith / EARS (Western Vinyl)
Ian William Craig / Centres (130701)
Top 3 Reissues / Compilations
African Head Charge / Environmental Holes (On-U Sound)
Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield / Circle Of Light (Trunk)
Big Star / Complete Third (Omnivore)
Top 3 Singles
KiNK / Chorus
I`m not the biggest KiNK fan but this track, well it does the business.
Ali Berger / Bang It
A great floor filler from a genuinely talented newcomer
Peggy Gou / Six o Six
I`ve bought all her releases this year. She’s got something great going on.
These three just pipped the following: Mall Grab / Can`t (A great E.P. from a young and talented chap); Telfort / Lickety Split (I don’t know much about this other than it reminds me of early Stacey Pullen. A top track); the H.O.T. Records catalogue from this year; Dwayne Jensen / People; Decius / Rupture Boutiqe E.P.; and The Soundstream / Soundhack guys who hit great form with their Sound Sampler series (vols 1, 11/2, and 2).
Top Three LPs
Omar S / The Best
Unbelievably good. Omar S comes of age across four slabs of blood red vinyl. Worth every penny of the £40 import price
Ian William Craig / Centres
It really is that good.
Parquet Courts / Human Performance
A real solid return to form. The best of the rest.
Top Three Reissues / Compilations
New World Aquarium / The Games That We Play
Soulful Dynamics / Jungle People (Lee Douglas Edit)
Let’s Pet Puppies / Short Fat Skinny Tall