My Music Picks for 2016

[a list of my favorite albums of 2016 in no particular order] [65 releases] [genres; electronic, dark ambient, ambient techno, industrial, industrial techno, drone, noise, post punk, minimal, experimental, coldwave, darkwave, few black metal]

Third Law // Roly Porter

Tooth // Raime

Continuum // Paul Jebanasam

Love Streams // Tim Hecker

Modern Pressure // Kane Ikin

Echoic Memoir // Isorinne

A Body Turns to Eden // Body Sculptures

You’re Welcome Here // Vanessa Amara

Förensligandet // D.Å.R.F.D.H.S.

Between The Shieds // Lundin Oil

Works // Abul Mogard

Too // Klara Lewis

Valentina Tereshova // Mats Erlandsson

Brazil // Hvide Sejl, Varg, F.Valentin

Drawn With Shadow Pens // Yves De Mey

Self Mythology // Lucy

Controlling Body // Peder Mannerfelt

Singulacra // Sophia Loizou

Barotrauma // Eric Holm

Centres // Ian William Craig

I Know No Weekend // Ketev

The Composite Moods Collection vo.1 // Dalhous

You Want it Darker // Leonard Cohen

Vicarious Memories // These Hidden Hands


Struggle & Emerge // Lakker

Clonic Earth // Valerio Tricoli

IDLE033 // Matt Karmil

Terms // Body Boys

De Kløvede Enge, De Bombarderede Marker // Genoasejlet

Walk Type // Kilner

Last Signs Of Speed // Eli Keszler

Tourist // Dravier

Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. II // Rashad Becker

Vienna Orchestra // U

Wuthering Drum // Public Memory

Slow Knifes // Kuedo

Hollowed // iTAL tEK

Skeleton Tree // Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

A Requiem For Edward Snowden // Matthew Collings


Compassion // Lust For Youth

Caramel // Konx-Om-Pax

The Mind of a Gemini // First Hate

A Corpse Weird For Sound // Merchandise

Bitch Blood // Jenny Hval

Blackstar // David Bowie

Insipid Dalliance // Burning Pyre

Taking Into Account Only a Portion of Your Emotions // Pinkcourtesyphone

When you are not at home // Stanislav Tolkachev

Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle, Vol. 2 // Anthony Child

Nordic Flora Pt. 2, En Ros Röd som Blod // Varg

A Moon Shaped Pool // Radiohead

Ground and Figure // Sendai

The Shape of the Dance // Tomaga

You Know What It’s Like // Carla dal Forno

$uccessor (ded004) // Dedekind Cut

Simultaneous Flight Movement // Laura Cannell

Interiors // Händer som vårdar

Wonderland // Demdike Stare

The Glowing Man // Swans

Human Performance // Parquet Courts

Skisser och Idéer Från Frankrigshusene & Främmande  // Norin

Light Falls // Wrekmeister Harmonies

Strands // Steve Hauschildt

2016 was a very bad year in both general and personal level but so many great and iconic albums were released this year so there’s that.


Author: ホワイトノイズ

Visual Artist and Graphic Designer. Interested in white noise, minimalism, sci-fiction, generative art, patterns, glitch, vhs errors, non-fiction, new media art, drones, visual poetry, experimental languages, light and space

2 thoughts on “My Music Picks for 2016”

  1. Whew! Quite a list. I’ve only heard a few of these (Raime, Roly Porter, Carla dal Forno, Radiohead) but know others by reputation, and will explore further.
    Thanks for finding me. We appear to be _simpatico_ on a musical/artistic level. I’m encouraged to post more!


    1. Thank you for checking out my blog and following! If you liked Raime, Roly Porter’s album you should enjoy most of the list. And please come back and tell me if so! So excited for more posts from you. Keep them coming.


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