#BestOf2011 : Special Mentions – Experimental


The groundbreaking and experimental was one of the most fluorishing musical areas of 2011 with projects of such caliber as Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer’s reworking of selected pieces from the avant-jazz label ECR; Matthew Herbert sampling the life of a pig from birth to plate – much better than it sounds – or Hauschka making classical piano and house music collide. Our Top 10 Experimental honorable mentions after the jump.

10-ESMERINE
La Lechuza
(Constellation)
9-RICARDO VILLALOBOS & MAX LODERBAUER
Re: ECM
(ECM)
8-CHARALAMBIDES
Exile
(Kranky)
7-WHITE HILLS
H-p1
(Thrill Jockey)
6-MATTHEW HERBERT
One Pig
(Accidental)
5-HAUSCHKA
Salon Des Amateurs
(130701/FatCat)
4-EARTH
Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light
(Drag City)
3-JULIA HOLTER
Tragedy
(Leaving)
2-JAMES FERRARO
Far Side Virtual
(Hippos In Tanks)
1-JULIANNA BARWICK
The Magic Place
(Ashmatic Kitty)

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