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John Doran , July 21st, 2014 06:25

Here is tQ's half year non-studio album list as voted for by Luke Turner, Laurie Tuffrey, Sophie Coletta and John Doran (who compiled and wrote the feature)

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Last week we published our albums of the year so far list and as tradition dictates, hot on its heels, here is the Reissues, Compilations and Mixes chart to go with it. Comprised of releases that came out between January 1 and June 30 (although some readers may spot a couple that came out late last year), this chart is, in some ways, even more important to the Quietus than the studio albums list. Or at least if you add the two charts together you should get a clear idea of what our aesthetic is.

I think you can tell a lot about tQ by what isn't in these charts as well as what is. No doubt some readers will be mortified to not see the inclusion of Slint's Spiderland. And don't get me wrong it's a fine album, it's just that I personally listened to it enough when it came out and feel that it hasn't aged particularly well. More to the point, I know some of you feel the same way. Anyway, I don't have the time to be going back to listen to the same canonical albums over and over again when I could be listening to amazing new albums like Olga Bell's Krai or new to me albums such as Annette Peacock's astounding I Belong To A World That's Destroying Herself. (As someone pointed out to me recently, this reissue of her debut - formerly known as Revenge - has only been released in America so far. But we live in hope that such a brilliant artist will get the massive worldwide audience she deserves.) That's not to say there aren't a couple of classics on there… it would be kind of ridiculous to leave Albert Ayler's Spiritual Unity off. I discovered him myself, relatively late in life, via a list on this site, and can't express how much happiness some of his recordings have brought me. I hope other people like me take a punt on this extraordinary album.

If you want to spank some cash on music right away and you're interested in value for money, then look no further than The World Is Yours 72 track compilation for a fiver! And what's even better is the cash goes to the really worthwhile cause of remembering Peter Kemp and raising money for some of his favourite causes including The Gate Community Centre and Smallsteps children's charity.

Anyway, if madness, screen blindness, exhaustion and mental decrepitude don't get to us first, keep them peeled for more half year charts coming up soon and some Spotify playlists. But for the time being feel the width, feel the length, feel the quality and feel the mellow being harshed by terrifying techno and death metal trilogies.

I'm sure you have your own views on what constitute the best mixes and reissues etc. So please share them with us below. And if you've got any sense you'll get the Elijah and Skilliam mix on right now. Good times.

75. Muslimgauze - Chasing The Shadow Of Bryn Jones 1983 - 1988
(Vinyl On Demand)

74. Wild Beasts - FACT Mix 427
(FACT)

Read our recent interview with Wild Beasts here

73. The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column
(Factory Benelux)

Read our review of The Return Of The Durutti Column here

72. Various Artists - Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986 - 1997
(Soul Jazz)

Read our review of Hardcore Traxx here

71. Ralph Jones - The Slumber Party Massacre OST
(Death Waltz)

Read our review of The Slumber Party Massacre OST here

70. Overlook - Special Mix
(Supynes Festival Mix Series)

69. Various Artists - ...And Now Our Lives Are Complete
(O Genesis)

Read our recent interview with Tim Burgess of O Genesis records here

68. Various Artists - The World Is Yours
(Bandcamp)

67. The Residents - Residue Of The Residents
(Superior Viaduct)

Read our recent feature on The Residents here

66. Various Artists - Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock From Singapore And Malaysia 1964 - 1970
(Sublime Frequencies)

Read our recent interview with Mark Gergis of Sublime Frequencies here

65. Cairo Liberation Front - CLF Meets Geert Wilders in Eurabia
(CLF)

Listen to CLF's mix for tQ here

64. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
(Island)

Read our review of Nightclubbing here

63. Evian Christ - RA.404 Mix
(Resident Advisor)

Read our recent interview with Evian Christ here

62. Miles Davis - Miles At The Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970 The Bootleg Series Vol. 3
(Colombia)

Read our feature on the favourite Miles Davis albums of various musicians here

61. Imaginary Forces - June 2014 Mix
(Entr'acte Mixes)

60. Placebo - Ball Of Eyes
(Music On Vinyl)

59. The Fall - The Unutterable
(Let Them Eat Vinyl)

Read one of our classic Mark E Smith interviews here

58. Various Artists - The Tabu Records Box Set
(Tabu)

57. Prurient - Cocaine Death
(Hospital)

56. Baader Meinhof - Baader Meinhof
(3 Loop Music)

Read our review of Baader Meinhof here

55. Ministry Of Wolves - Music From Der Republik Der Wolf
(Mute)

Read our review of Music From Der Republik Der Wolf here

54. Various Artists - Classic Drug References Vol 1.
(Classic Drug References)

53. Various Artists - Gipsy Rhumba
(Soul Jazz)

52. K Leimer - A Period Of Review
(RVNG Intl.)

Read our review of A Period Of Review here

51. Mumdance - Mahraganat Mixtape
(Dummy Mix 205)

Read our series of features on mahraganat or electro chaabi here

50. Caustic Window - Caustic Window LP
(Rephlex)

Listen to all of The Caustic Window LP here

49. Therapy? - Troublegum
(Commercial Marketing)

Read our review of Troublegum here

48. Cardiacs - Sing To God
(Alphabet Business Concern)

Read our review of Sing To God here

47. Joe Delia - Ms.45 OST
(Death Waltz)

Read our review of Ms.45 OST here

46. Nguzunguzu - Perfect Lullaby Vol. 2 mix
(DIS Magazine)

45. Hell - Trilogy
(Pesanta Urfolk)

44. Ingram Marshall - Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem
(Arc Light Editions)

Read our review of Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem here

43. Sunroof! - Rock Power
(Nashazphone)

42. Parris - Keysound Take Over Mix
(Rinse FM)

41. Pan Sonic - Oksastus
(Kvitnu)

40. Jam City - Earthly II Mix
(Soundcloud)

39. Various Artists - The Sound Of Siam 2
(Sound Way)

Read our review of Sound Of Siam 2 here

38. Pinch & Mumdance - Pinch B2B Mumdance
(Tectonic)

Read our recent interview with Mumdance here

37. Mastodon - Call Of The Mastodon
(Relapse)

36. Various Artists – Oriental-Trap Mix
(Norient)

35. Pye Corner Audio - Black Mill Tapes Vols. 1-4
(Type Recordings)

Read our review of the Black Mill Tapes here

34. COUM Transmissions & John Lacey - Music For Stocking Top Swing And Staircase
(Other Ideas)

33. Cybotron - Enter
(Fantasy)

32. DJ Clent - Mixed By DJ Clent
(Thump)

31. GNOD - The Somnambulist’s Tale
(Aguirre)

Read our review of The Somnambulist's Tale here

30. Cabaret Voltaire - #7885 (Electropunk To Technopop 1978-1985)
(Mute)

Read our review of #7885 here

29. Harry Smith - The Anthology Of American Folk Music
(Mississippi)

28. AnD - RA 398 Podcast
(Resident Advisor)

27. Perc - FACT Mix 426
(FACT)

Read our recent interview with Ali Perc here

26. NOMEANSNO - The Dance Of The Headless Bourgeoisie
(Southern)

Read our review of The Dance Of The Headless Bourgeoisie here

25. Oneman, Kode9, Ikonika & Addison Groove - A Tribute to DJ Rashad
(Boiler Room)

Read our recent interview with Ikonika here

24. Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat Deluxe Edition
(UMe)

Read our review of the White Light/White Heat reissue here

23. M.E.S.H. - Functions Of The Now VII Mix
(Truants)

22. Various Artists - A NoCorner Collection: From The Reels
(NoCorner)

21. Various Artists - Cambiare
(Opal Tapes)

20. Teeth Of The Sea - A Field In England: Reimagined
(Rocket)

Read one of our classic Teeth Of The Sea interviews here

19. Various Artists - Horse Meat Disco 4
(Strut)

18. Stephen O'Malley - Fact Mix 445
(FACT)

Read our recent interview with Stephen O'Malley here

17. Perc & Truss - Awakenings Festival UK Special Mix
(Be-at.tv)

Read our review with Blacknecks here

16. The The - Soul Mining Box Set
(Sony)

Read our recent interview with Matt Johnson here

15. Cyclobe - Sulphur - Tarot - Garden/The Visitors
(Phantomcode)

Read our interview with Cyclobe here

14. Various Artists - Hyperdub 10.1
(Hyperdub)

13. Albert Ayler Trio - Spiritual Unity
(ESP)

12. Sandra Electronics - Sessions
(Minimal Wave)

Read our guide to the work of Regis here

11. Circle - Hollywood
(Ektro)

Read our guide to the work of Circle here

10. Jessy Lanza - Mix
(Thump)

Read our interview with Jessy Lanza here

9. Various Artists - Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960-1978
(Strut)

Read our review of Haiti Direct here

8. Koen Holtkamp - Motion: Connected Works
(Thrill Jockey)

Read our interview with Mountains here

7. Alexander Tucker - Alexander Tucker
(Thrill Jockey)

Read our interview with Alexander Tucker here

6. Various Artists - Suburban Base Records: The History of Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass: 1991-1997
(New State)

5. Elijah & Skilliam - Fabriclive 75
(Fabric Worldwide)

4. CTI - Carter Tutti Remix Chris & Cosey
(Conspiracy International)

Read our interview with Chris & Cosey here

3. British Murder Boys - Live In Tokyo
(Downwards)

Read our interview with Regis on British Murder Boys live in Tokyo here

2. Annette Peacock - I Belong To A World That’s Destroying Itself
(Ironic)

Read our interview with Annette Peacock here

1. Coil / Nine Inch Nails - Recoiled
(Cold Spring)

Read our review of Recoiled here

The Quietus Compilations, Reissues & Mixes Of The Year So Far 2014

  1. Coil / Nine Inch Nails - Recoiled (Cold Spring)
  2. Annette Peacock - I Belong To A World That’s Destroying Itself (Ironic)
  3. British Murder Boys - Live In Japan (Downwards)
  4. CTI - Carter Tutti Remix Chris & Cosey (Conspiracy International)
  5. Elijah & Skilliam - Fabriclive 75 (Fabric Worldwide)
  6. Various Artists - Suburban Base Records: The History of Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass: 1991-1997 (New State)
  7. Alexander Tucker - Alexander Tucker (Thrill Jockey)
  8. Koen Holtkamp - Motion: Connected Works (Thrill Jockey)
  9. Various Artists - Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960-1978 (Strut)
  10. Jessy Lanza - Mix (Thump)
  11. Circle - Hollywood (Ektro)
  12. Sandra Electronics - Sessions (Minimal Wave)
  13. Albert Ayler Trio - Spiritual Unity (ESP)
  14. Various Artists - Hyperdub 10.1 (Hyperdub)
  15. Cyclobe - Sulphur - Tarot - Garden/The Visitors (Phantomcode)
  16. The The - Soul Mining Box Set (Sony)
  17. Perc & Truss - Awakenings Festival UK Special Mix (Be-at.tv)
  18. Stephen O'Malley - FACT MIX 445
  19. Various Artists - Horse Meat Disco 4 (Strut)
  20. Teeth Of The Sea - A Field In England - Reimagined (Rocket)
  21. Various Artists - Cambiare (Opal Tapes)
  22. Various Artists - A NoCorner Collection: From The Reels (NoCorner)
  23. M.E.S.H. - Functions Of The Now VII Mix (Truants)
  24. Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat Deluxe Edition (UMe)
  25. Oneman, Kode9, Ikonika & Addison Groove - A Tribute to DJ Rashad (Boiler Room)
  26. NOMEANSNO - The Dance Of The Headless Bourgeoisie (Southern)
  27. Perc - FACT Mix 426 (FACT)
  28. AnD - RA 398 Podcast (Resident Advisor)
  29. Harry Smith - The Anthology Of American Folk Music (Mississippi)
  30. Cabaret Voltaire - #7885 (Electropunk To Technopop 1978-1985) (Mute)
  31. GNOD - The Somnambulist’s Tale (Aguirre)
  32. DJ Clent - Mixed By DJ Clent (Thump)
  33. Cybotron - Enter (Fantasy)
  34. COUM Transmissions & John Lacey - Music For Stocking Top Swing and Staircase (Other Ideas)
  35. Pye Corner Audio - Black Mill Tapes Vols. 1-4 (Front And Follow)
  36. Various Artists – Oriental-Trap Mix (Norient)
  37. Mastodon - Call Of The Mastodon (Relapse)
  38. Pinch & Mumdance - Pinch B2B Mumdance (Tectonic)
  39. Various Artists - The Sounds Of Siam 2 (Sound Way)
  40. Jam City - Earthly II Mix (Soundcloud)
  41. Pan Sonic - Oksastus (Kvitnu)
  42. Parris - Keysound Take Over Mix (Rinse FM)
  43. Sunroof! - Rock Power (Nashazphone)
  44. Ingram Marshall - Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem (Arc Light Editions)
  45. Hell - Trilogy (Pesanta Urfolk)
  46. Nguzunguzu - Perfect Lullaby Vol. 2 mix (DIS Magazine)
  47. Joe Delia - Ms.45 OST (Death Waltz)
  48. Cardiacs - Sing To God (Alphabet Business Concern)
  49. Therapy? - Troublegum reissue (Commercial Marketing)
  50. Caustic Window - Caustic Window LP (Rephlex)
  51. Mumdance - Mahraganat Mixtape (Dummy Mix 205)
  52. K Leimer - A Period Of Review (RVNG Intl.)
  53. Various Artists - Gipsy Rhumba (Soul Jazz)
  54. Various Artists - Classic Drug References Vol 1. (Classic Drug References)
  55. Ministry Of Wolves - Music From Der Republik Der Wolf (Mute)
  56. Baader Meinhof - Baader Meinhof reissue (3 Loop Music)
  57. Prurient - Cocaine Death (Hospital)
  58. Various Artists - The Tabu Records Box Set (Tabu)
  59. The Fall - The Unutterable (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
  60. Placebo - Ball Of Eyes (Music On Vinyl)
  61. Imaginary Forces - June 2014 (Entr’acte Mixes)
  62. Miles Davis - Miles At The Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970 The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (Colombia)
  63. Evian Christ - RA.404 Mix (Resident Advisor)
  64. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (Island)
  65. Cairo Liberation Front - CLF Meets Geert Wilders in Eurabia (CLF)
  66. Various Artists - Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock From Singapore And Malaysia 1964 - 1970 (Sublime Frequencies)
  67. The Residents - Residue Of The Residents (Superior Viaduct)
  68. Various Artists - The World Is Yours (Bandcamp)
  69. Various Artists - ...And Now Our Lives Are Complete (O Genesis)
  70. Overlook - Special Mix (Supynes Festival Mix Series)
  71. Ralph Jones - The Slumber Party Massacre OST (Death Waltz)
  72. Various Artists - Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986 - 1997 (Soul Jazz)
  73. The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column (Factory Benelux)
  74. Wild Beasts - FACT Mix 427 (FACT)
  75. Muslimgauze - Chasing The Shadow Of Bryn Jones 1983 - 1988 (Vinyl On Demand)

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Luke
Jul 21, 2014 11:52am

Larry Heard - Alien
Craig Leon - Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1
Vangelis Katsoulis - The Sleeping Beauties
Lewis - L'Amour
Woo- When the Past Arrives
Akira Ifukube - Godzilla (Death Waltz)

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Jul 21, 2014 1:26pm

Midtown 120 Blues - DJ Sprinkles
Lewis - L'Amour
Killed By Deathrock Vol. 1 - Various
The First Edition - The First Edition
Bob Frank - Bob Frank
Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles - Various
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah - Bikini Kill

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Jul 21, 2014 1:30pm

Add the Caustic Window album to that if we're counting it as a reissue...never came out though did it?

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Jul 21, 2014 1:30pm

Add the Caustic Window album to that if we're counting it as a reissue...never came out though did it?

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Jul 21, 2014 1:30pm

Add the Caustic Window album to that if we're counting it as a reissue...never came out though did it?

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Jul 21, 2014 1:30pm

Add the Caustic Window album to that if we're counting it as a reissue...never came out though did it?

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Jul 21, 2014 1:48pm

*Ssssssstrobes*

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squench
Jul 21, 2014 3:39pm

In reply to Luke:

this guy absolutely nailed it, don't know how these were left off. That Vangelis Katsoulis is probably top 10 records i've heard all year

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phil
Jul 21, 2014 4:41pm

On the text list, you listed Pan Sonic for #18 and #41. Stephen O'Malley is #18.

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Rob
Jul 21, 2014 5:33pm

Electronic Explorations - 317 - Sendai (3 hour extended improv session)

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Aaron C
Jul 21, 2014 11:37pm

Great list, thanks John D. Here're are a few others I'm very much enjoying.

Severed Heads – Since the Accident and City Slab Horror (Medical)
Alice Coltrane – A Monastic Trio LP (Superior Viaduct)
Sunnyboys – Sunnyboys (deluxe edition on Warner Australia)
Mark Lanegan – Has God Seen My Shadow? Anthology (Light in the Attic)
Sven Libaek – Nature Walkabout & The Set soundtracks (Votary / Trunk)
Simon Jones – Melanie & Me (Strawberry Rain via Light in the Attic)

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Jul 22, 2014 6:43am

In reply to :

i agree. lewis - l'amour. where the hell did that come from?

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Michael
Jul 22, 2014 6:49am

Good list.
But I must add Jon Hassell's incredible triple disc reissue of City: Works Of Fiction.
And Leyland Kirby's Death Of Rave (although you had that in the main albums list)

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Matt
Jul 24, 2014 12:20am

Good list. FYI, the Dance Mania comp is on Strut, not Soul Jazz.

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