Optic Echo – Best Vinyl of 2012

Optic Echo - Best Vinyl of 2012

In case our Best of 2012 lists are not enough, here’s a 70+ minute mix for you of the best releases of the year. That’s right, we continue the celebration of music from 2012 with this special vinyl-only mix from Mike Jedlicka of Optic Echo radio. This has now become an annual tradition on Headphone Commute – last year Jedlicka created his Best of 2011 vinyl mix which has received a massive positive response from our listeners and readers. We hope you enjoy!


Vatican Shadow- Ornamental Walls b4 (Modern Love)
Machinefabriek & Celer- Numa/Penarie 7” a1 (Machinefabriek self release)
Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm- Stare 10” a1 (Erased Tapes)
Thomas Köner- Novaya Zemlya c1 (Touch)
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin- Instrumental Tourist b1 (Software)
From the Mouth of the Sun- Woven Tide b1 (Experimedia)
Padang Food Tigers- Ready Country Nimbus a3 (Bathetic)
Gabriel Saloman- Adhere a3 (Miasmah)
Lali Puna (Odd Nosdam rmx)- Silver Light 10” b2 (Morr Music)
Anduin- Stolen years a2 (SMTG Limited)
Orcas- s/t a4 (Morr Music)
Ben Frost & Daniel Boarnason- Solaris b3 (Bedroom Community)
Kreng Works For Abattoir Fermé 2007 2011: Mythobarbital d1.2 (Miasmah)
Drape An Idea and it’s Map a2 (Infraction)
Marcus Fischer + The OO-Ray- Tessellations b1 (Optic Echo)
Otto A Totland- Harmony From the Past (split 7″ w/ Erik K Skodvin) a3 (Seven Pieces)
Concern- Misfortune b1 (Isounderscore)
Jana Winderen- Debris a1 (Touch)
Pye Corner Audio- Sleep Games b8 (Ghost Box)
Christoph Berg- Paraphrases b1 (Fracture)

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2 thoughts on “Optic Echo – Best Vinyl of 2012

  1. This is the best of the headphone commute mixes for me. A truly sublime mix.Thank you so much Optic Echo. Is there any possibility that the times of each track could be provided as there is so much stuff in the mix that I would like to explore further?

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