RELEASE Subvert Central's End Of Year Highlights

so here's the short, unpunctuated idea. chart of ten highlights. add more if you want in your thread post here. all entries welcome. any idea whatsoever. i've thrown out the ten years old template. we need fresh ideas. the template is still the same and available. just check the eoyre chart thread from last year (2018). why do the same thing to infinity? people get bored easily we know. it's why 2019 has been so rhetorical on the net.

i'll start with an entry.

highlight 1: my restaurant of the year is The Plough Inn, Alvescot. search TripAdvisor for my review as Muttley S. i am a level nine restaurant expert on that site.

highlight 2: wandering through cotswold farm areas like visiting ireland when i was yunger.

highlight 3: randomly bumping into people i used to know, whether as acquaintances, mostly acquaintances because i cannot identify.

thanks the friends who bother.
lots of love, michael

next month Xyxthumbs

a gift for statto, noisemonkey, cube, firefinga and macc in particular (because they occasionally pop in)

Wave to annastay, luv ya for everything ya do. this is a reverbed ambient crush of a tune, heavy on the sinewaves.

and happy christmas to all in general. i'm keeping my posts "tidy", since we want to keep the main forum page as uncluttered as poss.

i get between 150-200 Bandcamp site visitors a week now. here's 151 for the latest release made available this morning (7am)

"jilted harmonies" post remembrance sunday weekend.

Aldous Harding
Chelsea Wolfe
Bedouin Orchestra
Jacques Greene
Fort Romeau
Moon Duo
Bat For Lashes
Angel Olsen

Ten feminine or femme artists that have really done it for me this year.

new albums:
Kimyan Law
Nu Era
Tek 9

new label discoveries:
Deathsoundbat (free Russian netlabel with incredibly heavy dark stuff.
Ragga Terror Front (breakcore)
The Dreamers Recordings (dnb/footwork crossover)
Drift Deeper (dub techno)
beats are there to be broken

thanks for getting this thread rolling noisemonkey (and Statski for the prompt)

I made a little condensed (unexplained) top 10 highlights of the year list about 2 days ago:

Pokemon TCG Trainer Club
The Plough Inn, Alvescot
Random encounters with old acquaintances
Understanding marriage
Understanding soulmates
Understanding triggers
Recapitulation of the what when where hypercube
Ambient labels being more sharity alike
Less trash media
Mixing with the right people, at the right time (staying offline mostly!)

Gig of the year: Melt Banana. Amazing from start to finish and I managed to speak to them a little bit to. Pure adrenaline rush of sonic barbarity and catchiness.
beats are there to be broken

2019 Current Value highlight shortlist


Thomas Dimuzio (Thomas Koner) and Anla Courtis (Alan Courtis) - Monk Style Or Scream 

Statto liked it bitd. It's a fantastic recipe for repentant raga atmosphere . Has a definitive edginess and "end times" peace. 

I have a forwarded Buchla synthesis experiment from Mr Courtis, I must check out that. 

This release has been on my laptop for some time.

Good time to drop a few 2019 debut lp, highlights here & there.


nêhiyawak - Edmonton / Treaty 6 territory, Alberta, Canada

"nipiy" lp aka. water, October 2019

Love the production via Colin Stewart (Victoria BC - New Pornographers, Destroyer, Ladyhawk, etc)

Paula Temple is the reason. 

Brilliant debut lp. 
Temple as a personal, 2019 soundtrack has been a pleasure.  Coming correct with lp remixes as well. 

"Edge of Everything" lp  (Noise Manifesto)

2019 highlight debut lp

Remco Beekwilder,"Culture Vulture"

I'm an old Tim Taylor fan. Beekwilder stuff reminds me of old Taylor jams in places. 

Tribal kicks, breaks, LOUD tunes, and contrasting trancey melodies when it calls for it.

Where are we at folks??

There's MANY you can list in this category- TOO MANY, but... for all sense and purposes:

Biggest public douche of 2019 (if you happened to pay attention..) -  Donald Trump Jr.

Seriously.     Doublebash

Most camp music video of 2019 (...and that's saying something)


Most personally ignored reunion comeback of 2003 - 2019  - The Pixies    *yawn*  I heard one song on the radio the other week but I still can't be arsed.

In contrast:

Most random 2019 comeback I checked out this past week:


Top 2019 sequel releases:   

Iron Sight - "Chapter One, Decade" - January 2019

Iron Sight - "Chapter Two, The Broken Son" - December 2019


2019 makes you want to kick holes in the ceiling highlight collection of jams:

Show Me the Body - "Dog Whistle"


okay then, using the same basic list as last year...

Favourite track: —  K-X-P ‎- Nimetön Tie
Favourite album: — 9T Antiope & Siavash Amini - Harmistice
Favourite mixtape: — Arpanet @ Fanzine Fest
Favourite book: — Micah Rajunov & Scott Duane (eds.) - Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity
Favourite random moment: — a Facebook message from my youngest niece
Favourite TV/film: — Pose (season 2)
Favourite food or snax: — raspberries + custard
Favourite gig: — Melt Banana @ Nottingham Bodega, October 2019
Favourite forum thread: — 7" rettles appreciation
Favourite radio: — James O'Brien @ LBC
Favourite website: — Discogs

Lisa Wave Wave Rainbow

Favourite forum addict: Muttley
Best Statto: Kingstatto
Personal set achievement: somehow ending up with a support slot for Andy C
Coldest location: Madison WI -48 with wind chill
beats are there to be broken

near miss of the year: nearly having a decent government but not quite
beats are there to be broken

(22nd December 2019, 17:39)noisemonkey Wrote: Personal set achievement: somehow ending up with a support slot for Andy C

Coldest location: Madison WI -48 with wind chill

^^ did you drop Body Rock for the massive?  Teef

-48 with wind chill.. some places in the world will never experience the PAIN of attempting to walk outside in that crazy of a wind chill. -40 ish is bad enough.  Ridiculous. 

Top 2019 radio jams that crept up on me heavy this year - Tame Impala.  

I bug out to their stuff in the car.  


Most traumatic 2019 live gig experience - Morrissey

Top 2019 live album release - Mizmor, Live at Roadburn, 2018 

Top 2019 auditory, blackened doom, spiritual experience - Mizmor, Cairn lp

Top 1990 Codeine tune - "Castle"

Top 2019 dnb producer of the year - Homemade Weapons

2019 dnb lp of the year - Homade Weapons, "Gravity" lp

Top 2019 annoyance as I post - currently apartment sitting for a friend this xmas week. They apparently cooked some fish & burned it earlier in the week. I'm trying everything to get the remnants of the deep, fish oil smell out of the apartment. lol. I boiled everything - vinegar & water, bleach, tea tree oil & peppermint, weird lavender "green" house cleaners, I've left vinegar out in a bowl overnight,  I've even cooked other things today.  It isn't as bad now, but there's still remnants of fishy ghost smells in the apartment.  I'm contemplateing wiping the walls, fuck it...  the apartment might need a carpet cleaning. 

Top 2019 fall road trip experience - southern Alberta, into south western British Columbia, Kootenay mountains up to Kootenay lake.    Beautiful.

Top 2019 random said road trip, fast food dining revival experience - um.. since this past October, I've started eating at Arby's again. I haven't eaten at Arby's since... fuck.. late 90's??  We ate at Arby's 3 times this past month. It is good for a bit, but I think I'm getting over it now.  It isn't real roast beef, never was, but, while dwindling, Arby's is still in business. I don't like spiced curly fries in general, but I will admit they work with an Arby's sandwich.    Crazy huh?

Who's the "chef" in are Arby's vid?   lol  


(22nd December 2019, 21:16)+ToRMeNT+ Wrote:
(22nd December 2019, 17:39)noisemonkey Wrote: Personal set achievement: somehow ending up with a support slot for Andy C

Coldest location: Madison WI -48 with wind chill

^^ did you drop Body Rock for the massive?  Teef

I have two copies but was playing old skool lol.
beats are there to be broken

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