Headphone Commute’s Best of 2010 : Music For Withered Leaves And Lonely Fishtanks

Something warm and crispy is tickling the inside of my ear canal. It travels through my cochlear labyrinth, where the sensory hair cells sway with the vibrations and generate electric signals, which in turn fire the synapse towards my primary auditory cortex. Somewhere within the Wernicke’s area of my cerebral cortex it all makes sense, and my hand moves, and my heart palpitates, and the trees sway, and the leaves fall. When asked if I would rather lose my hearing or my sight, I always choose the latter. In complete and total silence of the world, the void would make my soul implode. Because even the fishtanks need music.

(entries are listed in alphabetical order by artist. links point to album reviews on headphone commute)

Boy Is Fiction – Broadcasts In Color (Sun Sea Sky Productions)
Gultskra Artikler – Galaktika (Other Electricities)
Haruka Nakamura – Twilight (Kitchen)
Lights Out Asia – In The Days Of Jupiter (n5MD) [ REVIEW ]
Mark Van Hoen – Where Is The Truth (City Centre Offices) [ REVIEW ]
Markus Mehr – Lava (Hidden Shoal)
Moshimoss – Hidden Tape No. 66 (Dynamophone)
Near The Parenthesis – Music For The Forest Concourse (n5MD) [ REVIEW ]
Pleq – My Life Begins Today (U-Cover) [ REVIEW ] [ INTERVIEW ]
The Moving Dawn Orchestra – Dials (Fluid Audio)

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2 thoughts on “Headphone Commute’s Best of 2010 : Music For Withered Leaves And Lonely Fishtanks

  1. Well hmmmm, several of these were either in my best of for 2010 or in heavy rotation. That means I’ve got a bunch of new recommendations to check out. Thanks for the good work that you do…

  2. Beautiful music with an equally brilliant description. “In complete and total silence of the world, the void would make my soul implode.” That is superb — and I think I would make the same decision, for the same reasons. Again, though, very nicely worded!

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