Monday, 3 August 2015

2015: Favourites of Q2

Another quarter means another list, and it's just as fragmented and all over the place as ever; that's just part and parcel of doing a two man show. And hey, who wants a neatly uniform round-up of the ever-volatile musical landscape? I know for a fact I don't dig the new Jamie xx record, but //APEX's other half does enjoy it a fair bit, so in it goes. It gets even more interesting when our tastes do actually converge: a noise opus, future-shock abstractions and the Super Chef are all things we can agree on, somehow. So, without further ado, here's our collective favourites of April–July (in no particular order). Joe Sherwood


Jim O'Rourke – Simple Songs
(Drag City)

Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too
(Big Dada)

Jamie xx – In Colour
(Young Turks)

Holly Herndon – Platform
(RVNG Intl./4AD)

Young Thug – Barter 6
(300 Entertainment)

Everything Everything – Get to Heaven

Oneohtrix Point Never – Commissions II

Lower Dens – Escape From Evil
(Ribbon Music)

Prurient – Frozen Niagra Falls
(Profound Lore)

Kehlani – You Should Be Here

Nosaj Thing – Fated
(Innovative Leisure)

In Media Res – リンキンパーク
(Exo Tapes)

JME – Integrity>
(Boy Better Know)

Dean Blunt – Babyfather

Beat Detectives – Boogie Chillen / The Hills of Cypress
(Where to Now?)

A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP
(Polo Grounds)

Kamasi Washington – The Epic

iLoveMakonnen - Drink More Water 5

Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, girl
(Sacred Bones)