crackdown 2 (unreleased video game soundtrack)
various
non really. microsoft published the game., Video game soundtrack, otherwise unreleased.

i apologize for the crassness of pimping something i was involved in, but when you see the artist list it’s a downright tragedy that no one knows about this project outside of gamers. the soundtrack to crackdown 2 for the xbox 360 has tons of great music on it, including remixes that were commissioned especially for the game. some of the artists: atari teenage riot, daedelus, tek-one, the bug, klause schulze, king cannibal, joker, starkey… and the exclusive remixes are amazing(ly overlooked): bob dylan, johnny cash, public enemy, creedence clearwater revival, blue oyster cult, and r.e.m. the best i can do is offer links to some of the tracks that third parties have uploaded: ccr remixed by mistabishi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5KScX_zmeA blue oyster cult remixed by mistabishi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYcR_2xpVDg public enemy remixed by the bug: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmYz-AHQjAU bob dylan remixed by scntfc (me…cough): http://www.vimeo.com/17420257 as of now there are no plans for an official soundtrack release, so i’d say it’s about as overlooked as you can get! thanks, sorry again for the self-pimpage and wordiness.

Suggested by scntfc scntfc.com



Dj Kicks James Holden
various artists
K7, Mix
http://www.jamesholden-djkicks.com/

It’s magical. Like every set i heard from him it totally blew me away and every time in a new way.. Can’t get enough from this guy and his amazing label Border Community! Always very inspiring… Another one to watch from 2010 is the xlr8r podcast featuring BC’s Margot release and his remix of Caribou’s Bowl.. So good! Can’t wait whats coming next… (can’t wait for the Labels Kate Wax release too)

Suggested by Lukas Musy uf not yet ^^



Data Protection
Various Artists
Warm Data, EP
http://warmdata.digital-tunes.net/releases/data_protection

Much enjoyable slice of no messin electronica….gets me twitching everytime

Suggested by Dewi Cyngwystl



Yello By Yello – Anthology
Yello
Universal, Album (full-length)
www.yello.com

This release was masterfully re-mastered and collects all the best Yello songs in the last 30 years.

Suggested by Julian Kovalsky www.theyellosite.com


Face Tat
Zach Hill
Sargent House, Album (full-length)
http://www.lastfm.pl/music/Zach+Hill

1. songwriting + themes / melodies – true gems hidden beneath distortion, beautifully warped! 2. the album sound/production. difficult, but love it.

Suggested by Poli



Face Tat
Zach Hill
Sargent House, Album (full-length)
http://zachhill.bandcamp.com/album/face-tat

No album sounds even remotely like this. The songs have very experimental sounds but are all catchy. The percussion is relentless. Its hard to tell what exactlly is making a sound you are hearing…in a very good way.

Suggested by bloodbender http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sequins-and-Skeletons/345680548930

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  • http://agargara.iiichan.net Agargara

    Wow, this has given me a lot of new, good music to sift through. Thanks!

  • http://hendersonsix.com Henderson

    I suppose I only have myself to blame for not nominating it, but I am surprised nobody else thought of Oval: O. After almost a decade from his last record, Markus Popp returns with a fantastic new sound: sharp, crystal clear, the sounds of particles ricocheting off marble surfaces. With some tasty drum breaks too ;) Think it was produced on his custom Oval software – although I might be wrong about that…

  • Carl Lumma

    What, nobody mentioned knowsur's NANA WODORI?

    http://split-notes.com/spnt004.php

  • drrn

    As much as I love Burial's "Untrue," it's from 2007 not 2010.

  • james

    Yes! Si, well fucking done.

  • strunkdts

    Sorry, no review for AlvaNoto BlixaBargeld apart from, with a pedigree like that how do you go wrong?. The sonic palette is perfect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp4lZWZRsvo

    Big props also to Kollektive Turmstrausse (whom i also only just discovered last year) The maighty Demdike Stare who just seem to get better, Caribou and the release from Roj. (Ghost Box is the bomb!)

    Heres looking forward to even better revelations this year.

  • http://rm-sounds.com Ryan

    What, no Shobaleader One?

  • FreakWithoutACause

    A Michael Jackson video cover with no crotch-grabbing?!?! Aren't Pomplamoose the couple from that car commercial? Anywhoo, great to see Balam Acab get a nod. Their EP is in steady rotation on my iPod.

  • http://essentiallistening.co.uk eclectic reader

    pomplamoose and pendulum

    thanks for keeping your ears to the streets for me fellas

    (im just fronting though, i really had to dig to find scoffs)

  • http://www.beansandbacon.com franz

    wow thnx for demdike stare!

  • http://fallsastar.com Crashproof

    Awesome.  Bought Cosmo D and Eskimo Spy, added a few more to my Amazon list.

    I thought "Cosmo D" was a familiar name — I'm pretty sure he released a free cello sample set a couple years ago.

  • Sarah

    the new kyle bobby dunn is the most gorgeous release i've heard in 10+ years. good list. 

  • http://www.lamigra.com.mx Johan

    Where is Shackleton´s Fabric Mix? Forget the fact that its "fabric" or a "mix"; as a whole, its without a doubt the most engaging, organic, seductive piece of music of the last DECADE! haha… thats just my opinion.. but seriously… its futuristic, its atavistic, its structure is at first glance simple but its foundations are incredibly detailed and crafted. He´s one of the few producers in recent memory who´s music managed to become its own archetype…

  • http://www.eskimospy.bandcamp.com Eskimo Spy

    I just want to say thank you to those of you who've taken the time to listen/download/purchase my album. A friend of mine submitted this on my behalf and I'm so pleased he has. Thanks again, Cheers!

  • http://www.casimirsblake.co.uk Casimir's Blake

    If I can make this humble suggestion:
    http://casimirsblake.bandcamp.com

    If you fancy some psychedelic space melodies. :)

  • Dave Dri

    @Johan – Agreed on the Shackleton mix. I recently had a mammoth roadtrip with my editor, and somewhere between Brisbane and Sydney I was lost in a 2am-on-the-highway daze through that mix. It's pretty dense, and very interesting in the right space. I'd love to see some of the producers of this stuff in the studio. 

    As for me, my picks of 2010 are on Page 34 of 3D World's end of year issue:&nbsp ;http://bit.ly/eDYe3e. Needless to say, I was a big fan of the new Chemical Brothers album (listening to it on high-end cans is a mind-blowing step forward in production values, and erm, invincible EMS Synthi analogue goodness), but the Gold Panda album surprised me. Unsurprisingly…. the new Bonobo album is still on high rotation. Black Sands is so good that I listen to it whole – even the intro track. 

    Final note for the dancefloor inclined? Don't miss out on Technasia's 'Central'. It is an accomplished display of "less is more" production, crafted to fit the album format like Josh Gabriel's incredible 'Eight' only a few years before. Gush, swoon and appreciate : )

  • http://rhythminmind.net Eric Beam

    Thanks for the nomination. Much appreciated.

  • http://cosmod.net Cosmo D

    @Crashproof,

    Cosmo D here… I did release a sample library a few years back… the Solo improvisations + Beats album is another skew of my cello explorations.  Thanks Nate C for the mention!

  • Wendell

    Slacker latecomer here, who missed the call for nominations. I'd offer Pale Sketcher's "Pale Sketches Demixed" album. http://ghostly.com/artists/pale-sketcher Self-indulgent and sentimental in all the right ways, IMNSHO. Yet another winning project from Justin Broadrick. (Cool with this post not being approved due to late late late submission.)