The penultimate instalment of our albums of 2014 sees Getintothis’ Peter Guy relishing industrial Polish outrock, Reykjavík’s electronic wilds plus Wirral and Widnes artists creating sonic wonders.
Nearly there. The second to last reveal of our albums of 2014 finds us taking detours to the dancefloors of NYC via improvisational Polish prog and an unlikely partnership in electronic pop.
The countdown continues…
20. Jane Weaver: Silver Globe
When we alluded to why End of Year polls are important, we immediately thought of this record. Jane Weaver‘s quite remarkable record Silver Globe completely slipped under our radar but thanks to Piccadilly Records‘ #1 shout it’s been an ever present on Getintothis‘ Jukebox ever since. Make it your must-purchase festive treat.
19. The Juan Maclean: In A Dream
The Juan Maclean have been on a roll for sometime now, and In A Dream continues their superlative interstellar disco funk overdrive in no uncertain terms. Like crack, but much better for the soul.
Getintothis on The Juan Maclean
18. Innercity Ensemble: II
Polish out-rockers Innercity Ensemble reimagine Mahavishnu Orchestra and inject a dollop of undulating improvisational kraut-jazz and industrial dub-noise. And flugelhorn. Oh, and darabukka.
17. Eno & Hyde: Someday World
An astonishing collection of quite simply boss pop music. I don’t jog but if I did I would do lots of running to this. It’s makes you feel impossibly alive.
Getintothis on Eno
16. VEYU: VEYU
The finest EP released by a Merseyside band in recent times. Four Grade A winners, from the statement of intent Running though to Murmur-era alt-rock of All That We Know back to the soaring In The Forest and the colossal outrock of The Everlasting. Chapter two is much anticipated.
Getintothis on VEYU
15. Ben Frost: A U R O R A
One of those rare records which despite how impenetrable it seems to be you can’t help but revisit – even on the first time of listening. Frost shapes chasms of harsh electronica but allows enough menacing melody in there to captivate and beguile. Centre-piece Secant is truly astonishing.
14. Woods: With Light And Love
Woods must be one of the most consistent song-writing teams around – this was another slice of brilliance with the nine minute title track a career high.
Getintothis on Woods
13. How To Dress Well: What Is This Heart?
By thrusting Tom Krell‘s voice RIGHT up front, What Is This Heart? isn’t just his most direct album it’s also his best – there’s a fountain of flourishing pop music within and on Repeat Pleasure he absolutely nailed the spirit of peak MJ.
Getintothis on How To Dress Well
12. Grouper: Ruins
One of the most miserable records of 2014 is also one of the most heart-warming. Just hold on…
11. Mark E: Product Of Industry
Melancholic, slightly unsettling yet hugely rewarding, Mark Evett‘s Product Of Industry is one of 2014’s finest electronic records.