Headphone Commute’s Best of 2012 : Music For Awakened Spirits And Open Minds

After spending an entire night dancing at an outdoor festival, I wake up in my tent, drenched in morning dew and sound. The music never stopped playing, but it has slowed down in pace. As the sound guides me towards its source, the path winds in between the trees that seem to sway with the rhythm. Suddenly, I’m up in the air, floating towards an open field, where yogis have already began to levitate. But before I circle around a large amanita dancing to the sonic colors, the bass rolls off, and I wake up in my tent, drenched in morning dew and sound. Welcome to the sounds of awakened spirits. You may enter… with an open mind…


5 thoughts on “Headphone Commute’s Best of 2012 : Music For Awakened Spirits And Open Minds

  1. Thanks for your lovely review!

    some of the albums spoted in this article didn’t pass my our ears! will immediately take care of it!

    Who knows maybe in result will provide you with one more mix to awaken spirits!

  2. I am grateful for the existence of HC and particularly the annual “Best Of” list. I tend to agree wholeheartedly with the selections in the AS&OM category. (Ott’s Mir was my favorite of 2011, for instance) I don’t know if bt’s “If Stars Are Eternal….” (2012) will make it on to one of your lists. But Brian’s followup to This Binary Universe, IMVHO, deserves some recognition. Similarly, I find Jamie Watt’s Acceptitude (2012) to be his finest complete work to date. (Not in AS&OM maybe – but somewhere.) If you agree or not, thank you for allowing me to share. Here’s to a banner 2013 for the electronic MUSIC and Headphone Commute. Thanks!

    1. Hey Richard, thank you for your comments. I haven’t heard BT’s latest, so I’ll have to check it out (I was a big fan a decade ago). KiloWatts is on my radar, and will appear on one of the lists! Shhh! :)

  3. There was a really, really late entry into 2012 that should have found it’s way onto this list: Vataff Project – Maeoma. It was released through Matt Hillier’s ‘Virtual Records’ label and it’s pretty amazing stuff. You can listen on the bandcamp here —> http://vataff.bandcamp.com/album/maeoma .

    I’m going to enjoy eventually getting through the rest of the entries on here though, lots of albums I’ve been meaning to buy for months and haven’t been able to, here’s to a more prosperous new year so more new music can be found :-) Thanks again HC

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