SubVersion and Foci Left present - EOY Charts

Favourite piano piece of the year: Levi Patel - Dissociation (Extended Mix)

Favourite track — David Bowie - Blackstar (title track)
Favourite album — Moor Mother - Fetish Bones
Favourite label — Otoruku
Favourite mix — can't remember any mixes in particular - probably something by esb or Muttley
Favourite book — Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha - Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home
Favourite food — shepherd's pie
Favourite random moment — staying with famous relative in London Docklands
Favourite guilty pleasure — binge watching Game of Thrones when I should have been working
Favourite SC thread — former subvert roll call -
Favourite film — not been to the cinema at all this year
Gig of the year — Massicot, Rattle, Negative Midas Touch @ Rammel Club, Nottingham, 22nd August



Read my shorthand reflections of the year, all condensed and presented as nice as I can, at our blog -
A .csv (Spreadsheet) of 100 download codes, redeemable at, for my "Human Respect" LP. XOXO!!

My all-time Best Of album, taking into account all elements of my sound for the last 28 years.

Looks like it is just me and you this year, innit Statto. Lol



A few entries from me:

Fav radio show: Penryn Space Agency

Fav random moment: the subverts x-mas reunion on SC

Fav album: the 20 years of Optical Album

Fav track: Dead Man's Chest - Farseer

Fav producer: Coco Bryce

Fav label: Omni Music and Pinecone Moonshine

Fav SC thread: The Mover aka Marc Arcadipane:

Music critic for the Tally Ho

That is more like it Xyxthumbs

Looks like it'll be three to five key subverts this year end contributing a roundup chart. The best thing is there is no limit on amount of entries b y one person. So that means you can add different unique things to your chart while I get time in listening to it and potter

Rest assured im finding it difficult to make any definitive entries at all this year.

An early l.p. of the year was Black Swan - Travesty Waves.

My best record this year was "May Everyone Be Safe From Harm". Followed by "Warneford Wanderings".

Beat food of the year eating out: The Beehive Asian Inspired Swordfish.

Favourite random moment: celebrating my Grandads 90th birthday in Carterton with a meal at the Plough and tea and friends.

Favourite track confirmed. Which is:

Sub Loam - Elevation, A Map Unfolding And Simultaneous Apprehension Of A Pineapple Mayweed (Wist Rec. 2017)

Favourite song is

Cigarettes After Sex - Apocalypse

"Your lips my lips...apocalypse".

Favourite mix: Goldfrapp live at 02 Academy OX4. 20th March 2017.

Favourite book: Josephine Cox in the tradition of Catherine Cookson novels - Outcast.

Tracks-wise, Im a huge fan of the partially unreleased Ric Gordon operation, "Despairs Lover EP". Particularly "Suddenly Single". The lyrics are really well voiced in a cool, fluid tone.

Calexico and Scanner also really got my attention with their latest album tunes. Im also really partial to Goldfrapps "Systemagic" and "Ocean".

Favourite computer game: Pokemon Moon Beta on the Nintendo 3DS XLR and friends Clubs.

Favourite 2017 Pokemon: Popplio.

Favourite SC thread: MMA.

Fave ambient blog: a tough one, but Low Light Mixes never fails to calm my schizophrenia disorder down. I read a lot of and in the summer to spring of this year. Asip has been grand for features.

Favourite boxing fight: Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko.

Other good ones...too many to list. The big money McGregor stoppage was great to watch, as well as Canelo Alvarez draw with Gennady Golovkin.

I tend to remember boxing fights more...more chess.

My track of the year, and also my fav of the Dubs From The Dungeon series:

Music critic for the Tally Ho

Thanking you firefinga for c oming forward.
You'll see a pattern developing with my posts.
I am tieing all information up to siphon into group lists.

Favourite dedication concept confirmed:

"Utopia" CD by Bjork & Arca that I have a deluxe copy of. The "pearl inside the clam" poem inside joke notice made me emit a heartfelt lol.

My review of the year is this...

Malk - Death From A Love

Can we really imagine death from a love? It's one of those rare things that happens all too often, painted into the fabric of
cotton goods promises and soft-hearted tenderness. Say a love leaves us unexpectedly, dies suddenly, and we are insatiable to
that love originally - that could be marked as death from a love. Like something inside us has died, ready to be replaced with
something else that we don't really want to replace at all costs. This is the "love" element, closeness, some would say clinging,
but I don't know about you, love never comes through death...

And I don't know either, whether you also feel how mental transmogrification turns the concept of "it" inside out, with fake
society, conceited people, counterfeit claims and all that negative mind-melting stuff that comes through death. Do some people
enjoy perverting the concept of death? Of over-dramatising what life is actually always eternal? Seriousness is seriousness, and
words are just that - dust in deserts of sound. It is only when we find material serious and mature enough to tranquilise the
sheer grief that non-psycopathic people feel that we find albums like "Death From A Love". It's a great title, a great album and
a great package. One that will last for all eternity in the eyes of those willing to use that oh-so important word: care.

You need patience, in other words, to tackle a concept like "Death From A Love". The weak-minded fall down and have no patience.
The creator of this recording has a lot of patience, I would wager. How else could one commit to things that are seen as trite
in the minds of the unminded robot-hybrids of our generation? Pedalling out the unreal at every turn - this album is real. From
the opening lines, where morose tones touch the back of the neck in a FareWell Poetry style, the anger that we all feel is self-
contained and instead of being left to fester, is expressed in musical, and here, reviewer language. It's the least trade-off a
true artist could expect of intelligent life, after all. As represented by electronic skeletons throughout the central coda.

In life, nobody is better than anyone else. We are all winners. And every album is a treasure, whether you choose to "like" it
or not? And what is like? We may as well be all self-defeatist - I'll tell you what; we may as well all be Franz Kafka. Never
finishing our stories properly - I've wrote a lot of those stories over the years. But the deciding factor on whether we keep
art in our collections (we are ultimately nerdy collectors if we are perusing this area of music by nature, after all) is if the
central concept is a successfully realised one. Come tune in to "Death From A Love" and find out why we have something special.

Fave streaming service: Spotify.
Fave streaming playlist: "drone music" 203 h Spotify continuous playlist.
Fave new music video app: Box Plus.
Fave longstanding Mp3/Mp4 hybrid: YouTube.
Fave app game: World Chef virtual restaurant manager.
Fave exercise: cardio kickboxing.
Fave virtual exercise: UFC brainstem endurance training.

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