January in 161 Albums

Wednesday, 1 January

Blast Furnace – I Pray for Death

22:15
grindcore, experimental jazz, noise
New Jersey
Harvestman

Blast Furnace – The Pox

22:57
grindcore, experimental jazz, noise
New Jersey
Harvestman

East London Sound Ensemble – Echoes / Shadows

22:22
contemporary classical, electroacoustic
London, UK
Independent

Good Night Owl – Liars

44:29
progressive rock
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Independent

Mammock – Itch

30:38
noise rock
Athens, Greece
Independent

My Wrist – Keeps Me Awake

58:43
free improvisation, noise
West Palm Beach, Florida
Independent

Palay – Царство жалю (Carstvo žalju)

19:20
mathcore
Odessa, Ukraine
Independent

Spine Readers – Recorded Instruments

33:42
avant-prog
Bellingham, Washington
Independent

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Tod hütet Übel – Nōmen nesciō

33:31
black metal
Reading, UK
Independent


Thursday, 2

Gulguta –

28:33
blackened grindcore
Fribourg, Switzerland
Independent

The Windansea Symphony Orchestra – Frey & Babbitt Orchestral Works

62:21
contemporary classical
San Diego, California
Independent


Friday, 3

Ando San – Schemin Season

21:47
math rock, hip-hop
Los Angeles, California
Independent

Karfagen – Birds of Passage

57:04
progressive rock
Ukraine
Caerllysi Music

Ekmeles – A Howl, that Was Also a Prayer

57:36
contemporary classical
New York, New York
New Focus

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Jazztick – It’s a Me!

54:06
jazz fusion, VGM
Santiago, Chile
Independent

Jeremy Rose and the Earshift Orchestra – Iron in the Blood

69:45
avant-garde jazz
Sydney, Australia
Earshift Music

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Kaelen Ghandhi, Michael Larocca, and Jonathan Milberger – Bones of a House

46:03
free improvisation
Connecticut
Independent

16-17 – Phantom Limb

32:51
experimental jazz
Vienna, Austria
Trost

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Victory over the Sun – A Tessitura of Transfiguration

32:55
avant-garde black metal
Portland, Oregon
Independent

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Saturday, 4

Ernesto Aurignac Ensemble – Plutón

60:39
modern jazz
Spain
Autoedit

Leo Suarez – Feliciano

43:33
free improvisation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Independent

M’airsidorien – Welcome in Béarnistan

43:54
folk, Balkan
Pau, France
Independent

My Wrist – Rock n Roll Never Dies

24:05
experimental rock, noise
West Palm Beach, Florida
Independent

The Nautilus – 2

13:03
progressive death metal
Vancouver, British Columbia
Independent

Pestilength – Shrine (The Eilatik Parallels)

5:54
avant-garde black metal
PV, Spain
Independent

風間深志 (Shinji Kazama) – 風間深志 (Shinji Kazama)

23:03
post-metal
Rochester, New York
Independent


Sunday, 5

Flegme – Flegme

13:26
post-rock, blackgaze
Haut Valromey, France
Independent

Svrm – Занепад (Zanepad)

20:05
atmospheric black metal
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Vigor Deconstruct

Tapioca – Demo

19:12
blackened grindcore
Victoria, British Columbia
Independent

Tiny Planet – Tiny Planet

40:11
progressive rock, jazz fusion
Seattle, Washington
Independent

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Monday, 6

Morto – Sentir

47:11
blackened post-metal
Natal, Brazil
Independent


Wednesday, 8

Chester Gorilla – Chester Gorilla

31:46
world fusion, funk
Palermo, Italy
Vasto

Don Malfon – On Resonance

42:58
free improvisation
Barcelona, Spain
Sirulita

Lucy Gooch – Rushing

18:49
experimental pop, ambient
Indianapolis, Indiana
Past inside the Present

Vástígr – Aura aeternitātis

45:50
atmospheric black metal
Italy
Avantgarde Music


Friday, 10

Aiming for Enrike – Music for Working Out

39:15
math rock, noise rock
Oslo, Norway
Pekula

Blind Equation – Born to Die

6:40
cybergrind
Illinois
Independent

Dragged into Sunlight – Terminal Aggressor Ⅱ

28:40
avant-garde doom metal
UK
Prosthetic

Gordon Grdina’s Nomad Trio – Nomad

51:43
modern jazz, free jazz
Vancouver, British Columbia
Independent

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Jake Willson – A Piece of the Action

35:17
progressive rock
UK
Independent

Kassad – London Orbital

38:43
post-black metal
Esquimalt, British Columbia
Hypnotic Dirge

Poppy – I Disagree

35:04
alternative metal, pop
Boston, Massachusetts
Sumerian

Pyre – Come Home

29:29
progressive thrash metal
Gainesville, Florida
Independent

Rýr – Left Fallow

50:03
atmospheric post-metal
Kiel, Germany
Narshardaa

Snorlax –

23:09
black metal, sludge
Brisbane, Australia
Brilliant Emperor

Sylvaine & Unreqvited – Time without End

25:41
post-black metal, blackgaze
Canada
Prophecy

Unreqvited – Mosaic Ⅱ: La Déteste et la Détresse

47:46
atmospheric black metal
Canada
Prophecy


Saturday, 11

Golden Mean – Through Walls

30:26
modern jazz, nu jazz
London, UK
Jazz Refreshed

Mehdi Nabti & Prototype – Grooves à mystères

40:52
world fusion
Montréal, Québec
Mehdi Nabti


Monday, 13

Bál –

46:33
atmospheric black metal
Hungary
Independent

Gnarbot – Meinl Sessions, Volume 1

29:32
progressive rock, jazz fusion
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Independent

Jeff Davis – The Fastness

57:48
modern jazz
Brooklyn, New York
Independent

M-Opus – Origins

136:18
progressive rock
Dublin, Ireland
Rude Chord

Pía Hernández Trio – Lilith

38:30
modern jazz
New York
Irazú


Tuesday, 14

Abacaxi – 2

35:01
experimental rock, noise
Paris, France
Independent

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Discord Means Liberation – Discord Means Liberation

17:22
grindcore
Doncaster, UK
Rip Roaring Shit Storm


Wednesday, 15

Body Void & Keeper – Split

31:49
sludge, post-metal
Texas
Tridroid

Fulusu – The Nativity

22:58
math rock, post-hardcore
Tokyo, Japan
Independent

Gleb Kanasevich – If You Want to Be Reborn, Let Yourself Die

57:54
noise, electroacoustic
New York, New York
Independent

مهرزاد محمدی (Mhrz’d Mḥmdy) / Mehrzad Mohammadi – در خاکجایِ آسیمگی، دفنِ سراشیب ها (Dr kh’kj’ye ’asymgy, dfne sr’shyb h’) / In the Grave of Inertia, Buried on the Hillside

19:05
Persian folk
Tehran, Iran
Independent

Vytear – Kingtrips EP2

29:04
experimental electro, breakcore
Denver, Colorado
Occult Research


Thursday, 16

Alec Goldfarb – Laughing Coffin

46:26
avant-garde jazz
Brooklyn, New York
Independent

Artifiseer – Syncretist

32:53
experimental pop
Saint John, New Brunswick
Independent

Ruminant – Domicile Unknown

28:20
powerviolence
Italy
Shove


Friday, 17

Absolute Terror Field – Psychospirtual

65:10
free improvisation, noise
Chicago, Illinois
Neutral Archive

Algiers – There Is No Year

39:46
jazz fusion, hip-hop
Atlanta, Georgia
Matador

Aly Keïta, Jan Galega Brönnimann, and Lucas Niggli – Kalan Teban

60:13
world fusion
Zurich, Switzerland
Intakt

Cody Carpenter – Control

46:29
progressive rock, jazz fusion
Los Angeles, California
Independent

¡Fiasco! – Arson

34:29
modern jazz
Washington, D.C.
Independent

Garganjua – Toward the Sun

48:40
doomgaze
Leicester, UK
Holy Roar

General Grievous – Mth 6​:​23

22:25
blackened sludge
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Independent

Gloe – Dead Wait

58:05
progressive rock, post-hardcore
Salt Lake City, Utah
Independent

L’Homme absurde – Belong

40:38
post-black metal
Moscow, Russia
Independent

Jim Black, Thomas Morgan, and Elias Stemeseder – Reckon

47:10
free jazz
Zurich, Switzerland
Intakt

Kaoteon – Kaoteon

35:37
blackened death metal
Netherlands
Independent

Luke Norris – Northern Song

57:03
modern jazz
Bethpage, New York
Ears & Eyes

Markus Reuter – Truce

62:20
progressive rock
Berlin, Germany
Moon June

Movses Pogossian – Modulation Necklace: New Music from Armenia

78:30
contemporary classical
New York, New York
New Focus

Odious Mortem – Synesthesia

37:57
technical death metal
San Francisco, California
Willowtip

Ooioo – Nijimusi

51:32
experimental rock, noise
Japan
Thrill Jockey

Rat King – Vicious Inhumanity

33:09
deathgrind, sludge
Seattle, Washington
Within the Mind

String Orchestra of Brooklyn – Afterimage

49:28
contemporary classical
New York, New York
New Focus

Want of Sin – Echoes of Resentment

41:10
doomgaze
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Independent

Mikko Pettinen’s Why Not – Two Suites for the Change

80:40
modern jazz
Finland
Eclipse Music Official Store


Saturday, 18

Autodestruction Needed – Ashes Fire Smoke

27:32
noise
Belgium
Musical Excrements

Kloct – Years of Silence

56:46
atmospheric black metal
France
Independent

My Purest Heart for You – Change of Heart

12:40
blackgaze
South Carolina
Independent

The Planet You – Techxture

41:34
math rock
Montclair, New Jersey
Independent


Monday, 20

An Anderson – Rude Unraveling

33:17
progressive rock, math rock
Portland, Maine
Independent

Endless Floods – Circle the Gold

38:56
drone metal, post-metal
Taiwan
Bad Moon Rising / Shinseinen

Hibernal – Beyond

52:31
post-rock, synthwave
Brisbane, Australia
Independent

Pestilength – Eilatik

43:29
avant-garde death metal
PV, Spain
Red Door


Tuesday, 21

Ensemble Super Musique – Voir dans le vent qui hurle les étoile rire, et rire

51:28
contemporary classical
Montréal, Québec
Ambiances magnétiques

Frank Macchia & Brock Avery – Rhythm Abstraction: Azure

24:06
jazz fusion, progressive rock
Los Angeles, California
Cacophony

Gabriel Dharmoo – Quelques Fictions pour voix

44:10
contemporary classical, electroacoustic
Montréal, Québec
Actuelle CD

Omer Kringel – Okan Project

42:41
world fusion, Afrobeat
Israel
Independent

Quatuor Bozzini – Short Stories

56:54
contemporary classical
Montréal, Québec
Actuelle CD

Светлост (Svetlost) – Jazz (To the Working Class)

45:46
free improvisation
Skopje, Macedonia
PMG Jazz


Wednesday, 22

Henri Roger – Variables

23:07
free improvisation
Monaco
Facing You / IMR&Nl

The Voices – If Nightmares Could Sing

38:12
contemporary classical, a cappella
Italy
Masked Dead


Thursday, 23

Bokotono – Bokotono

16:25
math rock
Galway, Ireland
Independent

Cthulhu Rise – Last

23:39
progressive rock, jazz fusion
Kyiv, Ukraine
Independent

Errant Cone – Declining

15:54
experimental hip-hop, jazz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Madacy Jazz

João Braz – Who? and Other Interrogative Pieces

37:30
free improvisation
Barcelona, Spain
Discordian

Maleo – Maleo

18:46
post-metal
Varmland County, Sweden
Independent


Friday, 24

All Systems Know – I​/​O

19:41
post-hardcore, progressive rock
Los Angeles, California
Independent

Atena – Drowning Regret & Lungs Filled with Water

31:16
deathcore
Oslo, Norway
Independent

Bohren & der Club of Gore – Patchouli Blue

59:10
dark jazz
Germany
Ipecac

Brendan Carniaux, Ryan Carniaux, and Max Goldman – Carniaux​/​Goldman​/​Carniaux

49:53
free jazz
Rhode Island
Independent

Caspian – On Circles

46:16
post-rock
Beverly
Triple Crown

Colin Stetson – Color out of Space

45:13
soundtrack
Montréal, Québec
Milan

Etoile filante – Magnum opus caelestis

43:30
ambient black metal
France
Northern Silence

Galleons – Metropolis

60:03
post-hardcore
Australia
Independent

Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey – Invisible Ritual

76:32
free improvisation
New York, New York
New Focus

John Zorn – Beyond Good and Evil

avant-garde jazz
New York, New York
Tzadik

Label page

Konvent – Puritan Masochism

48:08
doom metal, death metal
Copenhagen, Denmark
Napalm

To Languish – Sown

13:51
post-hardcore
Indiana
Middle-Man

Last Dream of the Morning – Crucial Anatomy

56:50
free improvisation
Vienna, Austria
Trost

Michelangelo Scandroglio – In the Eyes of the Whale

45:08
modern jazz
Grosseto, Italy
Auand

Nero di Marte – Immoto

67:04
progressive post-metal
Bologna, Italy
Season of Mist

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Novelists – C’est la vie

37:03
progressive metalcore
Paris, France
Arising Empire

Power Tools – Dissonant Surfer

78:00
free improvisation, noise
Chicago, Illinois
Neutral Archive

Quasarborn – A Pill Hard to Swallow

49:19
progressive thrash metal
Belgrade, Serbia
Independent

Torben Snekkestad, Agustí Fernández, and Barry Guy – The Swiftest Traveler

44:25
avant-garde jazz, free improvisation
Vienna, Austria
Trost

Raphael Weinroth-Browne – Worlds Within

40:40
classical
Canada
Independent


Friday, 21

Starfruit – Wild West Combat

41:07
avant-pop
Dallas, Texas
Independent

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Friday, 24

Thy Catafalque – Naiv

47:02
progressive rock
Makó, Hungary
Season of Mist

Walt Shaw – Burnt with a Brilliant Light

22:03
free improvisation
Sheffield, UK
Discus Music

Yeliz Trio – Moon Palace

61:12
modern jazz, world fusion
Paris, France
Quart de lune

渥美幸裕 (Yukihiro Atsumi) – 花鳥風月 (Kachōfūgetsu)

56:04
world fusion
Kyoto, Japan
Independent


Monday, 25

Bruant zizi – L’Oiseau flou

22:30
math rock, noise rock
France
Independent

Zio – Flower Torania

52:32
progressive rock
UK
Posh and Rock


Sunday, 26

Coyote the Trickster – Migrate

19:11
math rock, indie rock
San Antonio, Texas
Independent

Phalanx – Golden Horde

16:24
post-hardcore, death metal
Los Angeles, California
Independent


Tuesday, 28

Guinea Pig – The New Neighbors

33:22
free jazz
San Francisco, California
Edgetone

M-Kat Ensemble – Eight Durations

71:52
free improvisation
San Francisco, California
Edgetone


Wednesday, 29

Tricot – 真っ黒 (Makkuro) / Pitch Black

math rock
Japan
Avex Entertainment


Thursday, 30

Granite Hands – Void

16:19
jazz fusion
Austin, Texas
Independent

In Parentheses – Brackets

32:18
experimental math rock
Indianapolis, Indiana
Independent

Mobius – काल (Kāla)

44:37
progressive metal
France
Independent

Neo Film Opera – Daemon

40:29
post-metal, darkwave, soundtrack
Italy
Independent


Friday, 31

Baraque à free – Baraque à free

experimental jazz, free jazz
Toulouse, France
Independent

The Conjuration – Gospel

42:39
avant-garde death metal
Danville, Virginia
Independent

Dan Rosenboom – Absurd in the Anthropocene

64:19
modern jazz
Los Angeles, California
Independent

David Brenner & Christian Molenaar – Uninvited Savior

81:22
avant-garde jazz, noise
California
Nefarious Industries

Deathwhite – Grave Image

48:43
progressive metal
United States
Season of Mist

Ekorce – Endless Flow

47:07
electro
Australia
Merkaba Music

Eric Hofbauer & Tony Leva – Five Agents: Book of Fire

36:47
avant-garde jazz
Boston, Massachusetts
CNM

Former Worlds – Iterations of Time

40:46
post-metal, doomgaze
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Independent

Hyper Olympic – Life Is but a Dream Team

39:10
experimental math rock
Atlanta, Georgia
Independent

Live People Ensemble – High Water

72:12
modern jazz
Moscow, Russia
Fancy Music

Michael Wang – Bone of the Wang, Volume 1

52:01
modern jazz
New York, New York
Independent

Moloken – Unveilance of Dark Matter

42:02
progressive post-metal
Sweden
The Sign

My Project Ghost – Young, Griven

17:04
post-hardcore, sludge
Truro, UK
Truthseeker Music

Sarkh – Kaskade

45:38
post-black metal
Germany
Independent

Stömb – From Nihil

71:15
progressive metal
Paris, France
Independent

Thematic – Skyrunner

68:15
progressive metal
Chicago, Illinois
Independent

Vartra – Luna nouà

50:19
folk, post-rock
Belgrade, Serbia
Independent

Will Vinson – Four Forty One

74:41
modern jazz
New York, New York
Whirlwind

Yunjin Claire Lee – Voluntary Response

20:55
modern jazz
Toronto, Ontario
Independent

Юрий Виноградов (Jurij Vinogradov) – Snow in Europe

87:46
modern jazz
Moscow, Russia
Fancy Music

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