Alastair Galbraith - Orb
All of Alastair Galbraith's albums are amazing so it was really hard to single one out. Alastair's albums always have these great combinations from track-to-track, moving between fragile, hushed songs that are underpinned by a natural pop sensibility. His songs are incredibly open and emotive. Other pieces are formed from the abstract sounds of late night radio interference, feedback and ambient atmospherics. These are all recorded on to 4-track tape machines. Galbraith's pieces read like a music concrete book of short stories, his use of backwards material always make me feel as though I have never heard this kind of process done anywhere before. The great thing is, when listening, I can almost picture his sheer delight at playing himself back and marvelling at the outcome.