Best EPs and Singles of 2011 [part one]

26Dec11

I will be the first to admit that mini-albums, EPs, and 12″ singles do not get as much attention on these pages as they deserve. These brief glimpses of miniature releases fall and melt like tiny snowflakes in the night. But unlike short-lived crystals of water, this beautiful music leaves a lasting impression on our minds. In this first part of Best EPs and Singles of 2011, we honor releases that take a stand all on their own, often making up the foundation of an independent label. Enjoy and make sure to read Part Two.

NOTE: ALL ENTRIES ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY ARTIST


Access To Arasaka
Orbitus
Tympanik | REVIEW | INTERVIEW

Antonymes Meets Slow Dancing Society
We Don’t Look Back For Very Long
Hidden Shoal | INTERVIEW

Bnjmn
141
Svetlana Industries

Burial
Street Halo
Hyperdub

Clem Leek
A Letter
hibernate | LABEL PROFILE | INTERVIEW

Demdike Stare
Elemental – Parts 1 & 2
Modern Love

Fennesz
Seven Stars
Touch

Frank Riggio
Texturtion EP + Distosolista EP
DeepVast | REVIEW | INTERVIEW

Ghosting Season
Far End Of The Graveyard
This Is Forever

Hauschka
Youyoume
Serein | REVIEW | LIVE
More…

We’ve got a lot more coverage coming up… Be sure to read Part Two, and check out our site daily for the next few weeks as we’ll be revealing more of our favorite EPs, Podcasts, Interviews, and of course, full length albums! And don’t forget our selections of Best New Labels of 2011 as well as Best Compilations and Mixes in two parts.



One Response to “Best EPs and Singles of 2011 [part one]”

  1. 1 Robert Halvarsson

    Ah, that Burial release is gold. Stolen Dog. Omg…



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