Favourite Releases of the Year 2013

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That time of the year has come once again, formulating lists of favourites from the year. In truth, 2013 has been a year of many exciting new artists/releases that I haven’t got around to checking out. The following is a selection of releases that particularly impressed in my opinion and they are very worthy of your attention.

12. Oathless – Inhale / Exhale

11. Surf Dad – Unholy

10. Female – Female

9. Bearcubs – Honest

8. Odesza – My Friends Never Die

7. TMPST – Serpentine

6. Benihana – Patterns

5. Ishome – Confession

4. TWOS – Feel

3. CRISTALLIN – Eon

2. Gacha – Album

1. Winter Flags – Winter Flags

Eon

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Eon, the debut EP from CRISTALLIN, is a welcome reminder that music is indeed beautiful. The Switzerland-based producer’s four-track EP serves as a glorious collection of euphoric electronic treats. CRISTALLIN has always had this great ability to create a sense of nostalgia in his work, both musically and visually, and his debut EP seamlessly follows suit. The EP-closer, ‘Forever‘, displays an eclectic range of sounds: soothing vocals drifting over airy chimes, swirling synth sounds and fluid drum patterns. The Eon EP is out now via the excellent The Brio Life. This is the seventh time (yeah, I counted) CRISTALLIN has featured on BIS, it’s safe to say I’m a fan.

CRISTALLIN – Forever

Terranea

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Thoughts of summer continue to swirl as we edge closer to those warmer times. Switzerland’s CRISTALLIN is back with another treat to fuel our good-vibed summer musings. ‘Terranea‘ is said treat and free to download. The official video is an apt representation of the track’s overall emotion. The video is by CRISTALLIN himself. Be sure to follow his filmography here and music here.

CRISTALLIN – Terranea