As the year draws to a close, we picked our favourite Albums of 2012
- Jherek Bischoff – Young & Lovely (feat. Zac Pennington & SoKo)
[The Leaf Label / Brassland]
- ROM -Whale Vomit
- Torkelsen – Ugle
- Liars – No. 1 Against The Rush
- St. Vincent – Krokodil
- Zs – Balk
- Arc In Round – Hallowed
[La Société Expéditionnaire]
- James Ferraro – Linden Dollars
[Hippos In Tanks]
- Haruomi Hosono – Gaplus
[Scitron Digital Content]
- Can – Millionenspiel
- Get Well Soon – You Cannot Cast Out The Demons (You Might As Well Dance)
- Zammuto – Too Late To Apologize
- Gosprom – San Francisco
- Dusted – (Into The) Atmosphere
[Hand Drawn Dracula / Polyvinyl]
- Bruce Peninsula – 2nd 4th World War
[Bruce Trail Records]
New York and Miami based Roberto Carlos Lange and Matt Crum are mostly known for being part of outfits like Savath Y Savalas, Helado Negro, Feathers and many others.
The pair also make up experimental duo ROM and they are about to deliver their somophore full-length entitled Foot Signal.
Although the album was recorded over three years in several different places and cities, it is an “entirely cohesive sonic outing” according to the issued press release. “That they used mostly broken instruments throughout the process only reinforces that soundscape they sought to create. That they played them even with their feet as the title reveals gives us a slight visual hint at the anarchy of the sessions.
Could they have used an organ that stayed in tune? Probably. But taping its keys down and pressing record in hopes to document something at all usable is part of the random fabric that makes ROM’s music so incredibly transcendent.”
Foot Signal will be out on May 21st via Pingipung.
The first two cuts from the upcoming album, ‘Whale Vomit’ and ‘Kids’ are utterly amazing and you can listen to them below.