Årets 48 bästa album sett med Zeonögon

Årets nr 1 när det kommer till album känns naturligt. Det finns inget annat album jag hört så mycket som 121012 och det finns inget annat som varit lika bra. Det finns inget annat album som har melodier så starka som 121012 och det finns inget annat album 2012 som kommer betyda lika mycket för mig. Att det nu råkar vara ett album som är släppt på Zeon Light är egentligen ovidkommande.  Att det är ett album från Zeon Light är ändå fantastiskt. Och: med tanke på hur jag lyssnat på album släppta på Zeon Light skulle det egentligen varit fler ZL-namn på den här listan. 2013 kommer att bli ett fortsatt fint år med mina Zeon Light-öron. Tidigt kommer album med Differnet, Arc Light, Soft Parts, tsukimono, Diskoteket, Petter Herbertsson att se ljuset. Det kommer att bli mycket flott och ni är alla välkomna.

1 erik de vahl – 121012
2 jeans wilder – totally
3 clark – iradelphic
4 dean blunt – the narcissist II
5 mala – mala in cuba
6 andy stott – luxury problems
7 raime – quarter turns over a living line
8 d’eon – lp
9 sand circles – motor city
10 ricardo donoso – assimilating the shadow
11 julia holter – ekstasis
12 diskoteket – det ska se ut som slutet
13 cooly g – playin me
14 jonas lundqvist – så e de me de
15 horrid red – nightly wreaths
16 chicagojazzen – elände
17 svenska kaputt – svenska kaputt
18 chromatics – kill for love
19 anna von hausswolff – ceremony
20 maria minerva – will happiness find me?
21 daughn gibson – all hell
22 demdike stare – elemental
23 offshore – bake haus
24 shackleton – music for the quiet hour – the drawbar organ
25 oliwa – rituals
26 toni holgersson – sentimentalsjukhuset
27 todd teje – it´s the arps
28 belbury poly – belbury tales
29 taken by trees – other Worlds
30 sun araw & m. geddes gengras meet the congos FRKWYS Vol. 9
31 sternpost 7″
32 el perro del mar – pale fire
33 dean blunt and inga copeland – black is beautiful
34 fay – din
35 actress – r.i.p
36 1991 – 1991
37 goat – world music
38 ilyas ahmed – with endless fire
39 rolo tomassi – astraea
40 björn olsson – lite nya melodier
41 tvärvägen – staring directly into the sun
42 neneh cherry & the thing – the cherry thing
43 va – C86JPN
44 lightships – electric cable
45 ved – ved (skulle varit högre om det varit nya bitar)
46 scott walker – bish bosch
47 peaking lights – lucifer
48 musette – drape me in velvet

erik de vahl – 121012 (zeon light 024)

We are extremley proud presenting this release. Erik De Vahl has always been one of our swedish faves and when he said that he was interested in releasing a cassette it felt like: ok, we can quit this now. But we carry on some more time and then we´ll see.

The cassette will see it´s light next week and it contains 9 songs in different length and style.

You can order it today: 50 skr or 10$ postage included. Just mail urberget741 [@] gmail.com

Take a listen to the last song on the tape. A true beauty and here is some words about it:

A few words about the sample:
We visited a church i Charleston a couple of years ago when we were travelling with Pastors For Peace from New York to Cuba. I recorded this choir that sang at one of our events to raise aid to break the embargo. I didn’t do anything with it for a couple of years but now I’ve finally finished it.

The trip through USA was important to me and I felt that I understood the world a bit better after seeing the parts of USA that usually are not shown on TV back home. We were travelling in an old school bus together with a gang of young liberation theologians from Harlem and we visited the community-organizers in New Orleans one year after the flood. We saw a lot of poverty and anger in USA but the whole trip really made me believe in humanity again. Unlike the US citizens we travelled with we didn’t have to take the humiliation they got to face in the customs when travelling back to their homeland. A couple of years before the busses had actually got shot at in Miami by a state-founded organization.

I hope I’ll get the another possibility to visit both USA and Cuba again. / Erik De Vahl