Headphone Commute’s Best of 2009 : Music For Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The Moonlight

In the silent and sad mountains, music speaks without the lyrics. Words escape and rise in clouds, forming vapor, pain and passion. Music, on the other hand, is harmless, floating low above the ground, spreading long and foggy fingers, through the grass and morning flowers. In this dark and lonely winter, snow begins to lightly tumble. There I sit without breathing, watching time pass in the moonlight.

(entries are listed in alphabetical order by artist. links point to album reviews on headphone commute)
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto – utp_ (Raster-Noton) [REVIEW]
A Broken Consort – Crow Autumn Part Two (Sustain-Release)
Dakota Suite – The End Of Trying (Karaoke Kalk)
Helios – Unreleased Vol. 1 / Unleft (Unseen)
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Without Sinking (Touch) [REVIEW]
Klimek – Movies Is Magic (Anticipate)
Richard Anthony Jay – This Is What I Live For (Burning Petals) [REVIEW]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Out Of Noise (Rhythm Republic / Commons)
Solo Andata – Solo Andata (12k) [REVIEW]
Sunwrae – Autumn Never Fall (self)

See more favorite selections on Headphone Commute’s Best of 2009

4 thoughts on “Headphone Commute’s Best of 2009 : Music For Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The Moonlight

  1. This is now officially the coolest end-of-year list I’ve seen ~ rather like a mega series of mix tapes. In the frost and snow categories, I’d add:

    Nils Frahm ~ Wintermusik
    Hauschka ~ Snowflakes & Car Wrecks
    Ian Hawgood ~ Snow Roads
    Jaxson Payne ~ Hopen (music based on an Arctic Ocean outpost)
    Marc Behrens ~ Sleppet (The third track was sampled from a glacier.)

    I kind of have a thing for winter music. Looking forward to the rest of the lists! :D

    1. Thank you, Richard! I love Nils Frahm’s “Wintermusik” – you’re right, it should have been on here. I gave him some love with “The Bells” in Music For The Film Behind Closed Eyelids, though…

      Oh, man and with Hauschka’s “Snowflakes & Car Wrecks”, we’re back in the snow category ;). That was really an extended EP, so I reviewed it in my 20 Favorite EPs of 2009

      And I’m definitely going to check out the rest of your recommendations! So much music!!!

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