So,marching as we are through the mists of time where each cycle of 12 months seems to speed up by a factor of 3 the longer we cling to the surface of the earth, it is apparently that time of the year again where we try and remember those things that have made this particular trip around the sun more memorable or special than the last spin round.
So without further a do, and in no particular order, here are some of the things we thought were cool in 2012. Actually you will notice that, as we are at the cutting edge of all things contemporary, there are a few things here from 2011, that’s because it is taking some of us a while to catch up with things these days!
With best wishes to you all for Xmas and the New Year from everyone in Camp Vessels. We are looking forward to a busy and exciting 2013 – we look forward to seeing you then!
Nathan fake – Steam Days
Swans – The Seer
Grizzly Bear – Shields
Haushka at the National ATP
The Twilight Sad at Brudenell Social
Swans at Koko
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Not a massive budget but just a lot of fun.
I know this has been out for a while but I just started collecting this year and fell in love with it. Really funny but with a very relevant plot. I’m up to number 8 of 10.
Fieldhead – A Correction
Awesome ambient throbs with gently crackling beats on the wonderful Gizeh Records.
Sun Glitters – Everything Will Be Fine
Actually came out in 2011 but only discovered this year when we played a gig with him in Luxembourg. Blissed-out side-chained wonky trip-hop with great use of pitch shifted vocal samples.
ALBUM – James Blackshaw – Love Is the Plan, the Plan Is Death
FILM – Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film
GIG – Leo Kottke, Passionskirche, Kreuzberg, Berlin
Daphni – Jiaolong
Infectious dance music with smatterings of soul and afrobeat.
Sandro Perri – Impossible Spaces
Another late 2011 release but more of a soundtrack to late 2012 for me. Some of the most intelligent pop music around, managing to be experimental and catchy at the same time.
Kiasmos – Thrown EP
Best track of the year on this. Clearly not an album though.
Do Make Say Think, Electric Palace, London