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

From Russia With Love

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From Russia with love comes the stellar debut album from blog favourite, Ishome. The nine-track release perfectly showcases her excellent brand of forward-thinking electronica. With a few familiar classics blended with some new treats, ‘Confession‘ is an absolute corker of a release. The album is out now via Fuselab. Stream the mightily impressive, ‘Adam‘, below. Ishome (aka Mirabella Karianova) is the future.

Ishome – Adam

Confession

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In the year since we last checked in with twenty-two year old Russian superstar, Ishome (aka Mirabella Karianova) she has been hard at work on her debut album, Confession. The album is set for release next month via Fuselab. Yesterday, Ishome put together this slick live performance previewing some of the tracks from the forthcoming album. The twenty-two year old producer has been steadily building an impressive array of experimental electronic tracks over the last few years or so. ‘Eva’ is one such track, with its minimal dance elements, rolling drum patterns, and delicate vocal samples. A true gem, free download here.

Ishome – Eva