WFMH Shares 5 Asian Songs to Celebrate Asian Lunar New Year. 2022 Year of the Water Tiger

February 1 marks the start of a New Year in the Asian Lunar calendar, and 2022 is the year of the Water Tiger. The tiger is the third animal in the Chinese zodiac, exuding loyalty, humanitarianism, and fight to protect the people in their care. The Year of the Water Tiger will be very prosperous for people born in the Tiger year. 

In fact each sign in the Chinese zodiac will have an opportunity to improve their fortunes, love life, business, education, careers and other personal areas for growth. 

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting a tiger will not attack you because you are a vegetarian.”Bruce Lee

Faye Wong – Passenger

Faye Wong is a popular actor and singer born in Beijing who began her career in Hong Kong at 18 years old after introduction to the industry by her music teacher. Signed to Cinepoly, in 1989 she released her first album,“Shirley Wong.” Her name was changed to avoid conflicts within listeners who do not agree with a singer’s first name that means “Queen” in English. 

Faye is well known for her starring roles in Chungking Express (1994) and 2046 (2004) directed by Wong Kar Wei. The same year she released her album sung entirely in Mandarin, Mystery. Faye became a fan of the Cocteau Twins, releasing Random Thoughts shortly after. The album included 2 cover songs by the Cocteau Twins plus a cover song of “Dreams” by The Cranberries (IMDb).

Roman Tam – Laser Light

Roman Tam aka “Grand Godfather of Canto Pop,” or Law Man was a voice tenor singer and TVB (Television Broadcasting Company Hong Kong) star who shot to superstardom in Asia in the 1980s. Tam was a LGTBQ+ icon who wore peacock gowns when performing at stage shows.

Tam influenced the next generation of Canto-pop stars, coaching singers Shirley Kwan, Ekin Cheng and Joey Young. Tam unfortunately passed away at the young age of 57 from liver cancer. His iconic peacock gown is on display at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum as tribute to the “Grand Godfather of Canto Pop.” (scmp.com)

Kim Choo Ja – On the Beach at Dusk

Kim Choo Ja was one of the most influential Korean female pop singers in the 1970s. She blew into stardom in the Korean pop scene with the psychedelic soul music stylings of Shin Joong-Hyeon where the creative partnership was a reciprocal loop beginning in the Korean trot scene.

Kim Choo Ja provided sex appeal with her sultry voice with breath work that drove fans into deep emotional states. She showed off her full body curves by wearing tight jeans, mini skirts and cleavage elevated tops where her influence on K-pop today is observable with the new generation of K-pop artists. Her song, “It’s a Lie,” was banned by the Korean military dictatorship who alleged the song fueled distrust. The Korean military also claimed her dance in “It’s a Lie” was a hand signal to North Korean spies. Her manager proposed marriage to her, and when she declined, he struck her in the face with a broken bottle leading to Kim receiving 100 stitches in her face and numerous plastic surgeries to correct her injuries (askakoreanblogspot).

Shin Jung-Hyeon – Beautiful Rivers and Mountains

Shin Jung-Hyeon began his career in the 1950s performing to US troops who were stationed in Korea after the armistice of the war in 1953. Shin’s psychedelic guitar playing and production work was influential, inspiring The Pearl Sisters, Kim Choo Ja and Kim Jung Mi as well as newer K-pop artists where multiple cover albums by current artists have paid tribute to his explosive, anthemic rock sound. 

Shin was targeted by the Korean military dictatorship after he grew a following of fans who subscribed to a hippie way of life. The President of South Korea monitored the Korean hippie scene where drug use was illegal and punishable by law. Shin’s music was deemed “subversive” after he refused to write a song to praise a political leader, and he was deemed unpatriotic, his career instantly banished through governmental torture, surveillance and imprisonment (LITA).

Shin has found a new generation of fans globally, and he continues to play to audiences today thanks to the reissuing of his masterpiece albums by Light In The Attic records and K-pop popularity.

Chew Chin Yuin –跳無停 (Jump Without Stop) to the melody of “Beat It” by Michael Jackson

Chew Chin Yuin was a popular Malaysian Hakka singer descending from immigrants from Fujian, China. He was most famous for his song, “Old Lady Selling Pickled Vegetables (阿婆賣鹹菜).”” His music was loved by Chinese in Malaysia as well as audiences in Hong Kong and Taiwan (Hakka Affairs Council). 

Chew released duet albums with Mary Sia where both would supply humorous banter between duets laced with synth sounds, drum beats and gongs celebrating Asian Lunar New Year and relationship drama. After numerous releases Chew’s popularity declined where Hakka language songs did not expand past Malaysia and his career decreased.

Chew passed away in 2006 and is buried in “Chew Chin Yuin’s Artistic Memorial” at Nirvana Memorial Garden in Malaysia where his tomb celebrates the singer’s musical Hakka career with his image and tombstone keyboard marked for remembrance, contribution and promotion of Hakka songs (nirvana-malaysia.com).  

Gong Hay Fat Choy (Happy New Year) from The Weekend Family Music Hour. We wish you love, hapiness and health in the Year of the Water Tiger.

Written by Karen Lee

Weekend Family Music Hour has been with Freeform Portland since the station was established. As a family we have grown with the station & feel so privileged to have an affordable family activity that brings us together with your family’s lives, letting us share our musical household tastes. 

We love reciting Chinese horoscope predictions for Asian Lunar New Year, playing our Moog on Halloween, selecting songs based on politics or societal challenges and holidays! Check out our seasonal shows! Mostly ethnic; folk, rock, synth, disco, soul, hip hop, experimental and jazz/tongue jazz.

Link to past shows: https://www.mixcloud.com/karen-lee3/ 






Shinhwa: The Boy Band that Rescued Us

L-R: Hyesung, Eric, Jun Jin, Dongwan, Minwoo (in back), Andy

K-pop and K-dramas came into my life in a sly way. I’d been somewhat dismissive of pop music in general since high school, though I always told myself that I liked a little of everything. Then Covid happened. My friends and I, like everyone around us, lost our means of spending time together.

One of my closest friends, who had Netflix long before I did, started watching a South Korean series called Another! Miss Oh (aka Another Oh Hae Young on other streaming services) in the spring of 2020. Little did she know that this melodrama encompassing acts of sabotage, mistaken identity, and even prophetic visions, would take her down the radiant orange highway of superfandom!

As my friend recalls, she took one look at the romantic lead playing opposite Seo Hyun-Jin as Ms. Oh, and thought to herself, “Who is THAT?”

My friends, that man was Eric Mun (or Moon, depending on where you look).

Eric pops up around 45 seconds into this trailer:

A quick search found that Eric has about 16 acting credits to his name. He’s an excellent actor, as it turns out, but he’s best known as a pop music idol. Eric is one of six members of the K-pop boy band Shinhwa.

The word “Shinhwa” translates to “myth” or “legend.” Eric sings and dances alongside bandmates Hyesung, Jun Jin, Andy, Dongwan and Minwoo. They are the longest running band in K-pop history, having started in 1998 and continuing to this day. They have made dozens of TV appearances and even hosted their own variety show. All of this and more my friend discovered and transmitted unto me. Little did I know that her seemingly inauspicious introduction of Shinhwa into my world would be one of the main things helping me survive the challenges of social distancing over the next year and a half.

Mind you, we were watching these much of the time in each of our own homes while talking via the Signal app, or while physically distanced in our backyards (projecting onto a folding screen from a laptop). We needed this lift so badly. I could spend a year posting clip after clip of these delights.

Let’s start with a link to the first music video we viewed together:

“Venus” – The Return, 2012

There’s no arguing that their talent is immense, and they bring EVERYTHING. THEY. HAVE. to each performance. Here’s one of my personal favorites:

“Level” – Heart, 2018 (fancam concert footage)

They all have solo musical careers and most of them have several acting credits to their names. Here’s Kim Dongwan portraying the title role of the melodrama Cheer Up! Mr. Kim:

Over our weekly viewing dates (kindly aided by the recordings my friend supplied on a thumb drive), we each sat in our own living rooms and coordinated the Play and Pause buttons over the phone so we could enjoy watching, separately but together.

What I realize now was that it wasn’t just their talent that kept us there. It was their endless ability to have fun no matter what and to laugh at themselves.

Shinhwa Broadcast, episode 19 (“Shinhwa’s Dignity”)
Shinhwa Broadcast, episode 39 (partying tutorial with comedian Kim Shin-Young)

It’s getting easier to find these same videos and more with subtitles, often edited in by fans.

Their friendship particularly endeared me to them, after watching many interviews and other appearances:

Only recently I observed, after we had watched many of Shinhwa’s concert videos together, that they end their performances unlike anything I had ever experienced from another band. Instead of a swift post-encore farewell, the guys take their time walking from one end of the venue to the other and speaking to their Changjo: their dedicated fans.

“Thank you. We love you. We couldn’t do this without you. We’ll keep coming back.”

It’s a very small thing to be a fan, a seemingly inconsequential pastime. As someone who has worked in a grocery store for the entire pandemic, however, I can attest that the time we’ve spent watching and listening to Shinhwa has given us something to look forward to, a sense of discovery, and some of the community we missed. After nearly 24 years, Shinhwa’s constancy has a warmth we’ve needed. I feel pure gratitude to them for everything they do.

by DJ Wuxtra – Host of Wuxtra’s Ghost every other Wednesday 4 am – 6 am

Behind the Shop with S11DJ – Craft Service

Meet the owner behind Portland’s unique art and music shop called Craft Service, “a playground for creative exploration and inspiration.” He is more than a collector and admirer of art and music. He is an educator and collaborator seeking to bring together a curious and creative community. He is intentional in his craft and selections. He views playing records as a way to help slow down in this rapid-paced world and to be more intentional with the music playing in your ears.

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Steven Kasprzyk. I have been in Portland for 11 years and am originally from Wisconsin. I have a degree in Design and Printmaking and that’s my background. For the last 15 years, I’ve worked in design and I started my career at Apple, which is kind of crazy since it was right out of the gate. I have a strong interest in education so I moved out here to work for PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art). When that job fell through during my drive out here, I got thrown into the design advertisement field and I worked at a few advertisement agencies and design studios. In the last 8 years, I switched from being a designer to being in business development and later it became apparent that my heart wasn’t in it anymore.

I’ve always had this idea to do an art and music general store and that is Craft Service. It’s a space where if you love art and know a lot about it, you can find something you will like or if you’re new to it, it is going to be very welcoming. I want to push for the education side of it, such as having workshops and anything to make art and music more inviting and accessible to people. I believe everyone has creativity and artistic curiosity within them and I’d like to encourage people to explore them.

Photos by DJ AuteurPop

Do you run Craft Service full-time?

Yes! My wife and I had our baby in January, and I want to do something that when my daughter sees me at work, she doesn’t wonder why her dad hates his job. I want to preface that I love the folks at my last design agency but I simply wasn’t into it anymore. My wife, who is also my business partner, said to me, “Just do Craft Service. You talked about this for years and now is the time to do it!

What is your favorite thing about running Craft Service?

Owning my own business! I did not expect to not be stressed and I thought I was going to be stressed 24/7. I found that although there is a lot on me to get things done, I enjoy the work much more. It pushes me to make sure I’m doing things right, such as working with the right artists, finding the right manufacturers, and holding myself accountable.

Is there a surprising challenge when it comes to running Craft Service?

My personal taste. *laughs* I like so many different types of music so maybe having a pop-punk album that I listen to all the time in high school isn’t the best thing to have on the shelf. Also, I’m a collector and I love the chase of the limited editions, and just because I like a limited-edition art toy that costs $300 doesn’t mean the customers will. It’s a balance.

Craft Service isn’t your typical online music store and pop-up shop. Your customers can find a variety of things and not just vinyl. From art books to effect pedals to modular synths. How do you go about curating and deciding what to showcase given your wide range of products?

It’s tough! There are companies that do certain products very well and I admire them. For example, 4ms in Portland is a nationally known modular synth company, and their products are amazing and I love the people who work there. I think if I don’t showcase some of their stuff, I would be doing Craft Service and customers a disservice.

I want Craft Service to be a specialty in a way that people know they can find something that is unique and high-quality. I want the products to push them to learn more about their creative side. I am sure some things will sell better than others and I might stop carrying certain things. With this pop-up at Baerlic Brewing, it’s a great way to see what people are into and have interesting conversations about their tastes.

I noticed earlier posts on Craft Service’s Instagram page have a nostalgic, retro advertisement aesthetic. What was the reason behind that?

Thanks for noticing that! I remember reading this magazine called ‘Boys Life’ when I was much younger and advertisements in the back are that of which I mimicked in those Instagram posts. Other magazines’ ads, comic books’ ads, and some catalogs had so much random stuff, and I don’t think anyone looked through and thought, “Of course, I need x-ray glasses! Finally, there is a place I can order them from.” That’s basically the idea of Craft Service. People may come in because they know we carry records but they may find something they didn’t expect we’d carry and be excited enough to buy it.

How did you get into collecting records and how would you describe your collection?

I was afraid to start collecting records because I love the limited editions, the cool vinyl variants, and the chase to find that one vinyl that it’s hard to get. When I finally started, I was buying records that I was illegally downloading as a kid. My first design job in Portland was located right around the corner to 2nd Avenue Records and during my lunch breaks, I would walk over and buy a record every week. It got dangerous. *laughs*

My wife and I have a room where the record collection is in and a turntable. Nothing else. It’s our chill out zone. Now the collection varies across the board. What you see in Craft Service’s crates is a good indicator of what is on my shelf at home.

Do you remember the first record that you purchased and where?

I do! I bought a record by Rainer Maria, an old emo band. I got it in Baltimore, MD at a store called The Sound Garden that I believe is still around. I still have that record and it’s beat to hell. *laughs*

If someone is just getting into record collecting, what are some tips that you wish you had known earlier?

Honestly what I wished I would’ve done earlier is go into shops and talk to the people behind the counter. I understand that it may be intimidating, say if you don’t know the shop or if it’s an older shop, you might get a grumpy vibe. If you’re in Portland, go to Specks Records in Kenton because Mike is the person to ask for recommendations and can curate something amazing for you.

Second tip would be to find a label that you like. If you like a certain band/artist, find out which label they’re with because more than likely, you will like the other bands/artists that are also with that label.

If there was a fire/natural disaster and you have enough time to save just one record, what would it be?

I was given The Promise Ring record by the lead singer of The Promise Ring when I was young. It has a lot of meaning for me.

Describe your perfect day of shopping for records or a ‘record store crawl’ in Portland. Where would you start and where will you end? You can squeeze in coffee spots, bars/breweries, food places.

Ah, I love this question. I will start my day at Either/Or for coffee. From Either/Or, I will go to Speck’s. After Speck’s, I will need another coffee so I’ll go to Barista in Alberta. Then I will head down to Tomorrow Records. I’ll grab lunch at Rollin’ Fresh, get some poke. Now it’s the afternoon so I need another coffee so I’ll stop at Prince Coffee. I will end at Music Millennium because I feel like that is my all-encompassing shop that probably would have records that I wasn’t able to find at the other shops. Well, to be honest, I’ll probably end the day back at Speck’s again because Mike is such an amazing dude with so much knowledge. I do need to give a shout-out to Future Shock in Burnside though.

What would you do if you didn’t own and run Craft Service?

If money wasn’t an object, it would be teaching to some capacity. I also love coffee and have a lot of friends in coffee so maybe working coffee. I think the coffee community is just as cool as the vinyl community.

Any next big plans for CS?

We are currently looking for a space and that’s number one on the agenda. I’m super thankful for Baerlic Brewing and Ben for letting us do this pop-up for Craft Service for the next few months (until Jan. 31st). Once we find the space, we want to design it to be where everyone is welcome, it doesn’t matter if you are super into music and art or are brand new, just come in and let’s talk about the things we love.


Visit Craft Service pop-up Baerlic Brewing (SE location on 11th Ave), operating Mon-Fri from 3pm to 9pm and Sat-Sun from 1pm to 8pm, until January 31st, 2022. Or visit http://crftsrvc.com/.


Places Mentioned:

1.      Baerlic Brewing

2.     2nd Avenue Records

3.     Speck’s Records & Tapes

4.    Tomorrow Records5

5.    Future Shock

6.     Either/Or

7.    Barista

8.    Rollin’ Fresh

9. Prince Coffee

10.    Music Millennium

11.  The Sound Garden

S11DJ hosts Into The Night every other Saturday at 6 pm.
AuteurPop hosts Across Medium every other Sunday at 6 pm.

Station Top 30 – Week of 11/16

1. Marissa Nadler – The Path of the Clouds (Sacred Bones)
2. Nation of Language – A Way Forward (PIAS)
3. Parquet Courts – Sympathy for Life (Rough Trade)
4. Mia Doi Todd – Ten Views of Music Life (City Zen)
5. Emma Ruth Rundle – Engine of Hell (Sargent House)
6. Helado Negro – Far In (4AD)
7. Black Marble – Fast Idol (Sacred Bones)
8. Curtis Harding – If Words Were Flowers (Anti-/Epitaph)
9. Fire-Toolz – Eternal Home (Hausu Mountain)
10. Colleen Green – Cool (Hardly Art)
11. Patrick Shiroishi – Hidemi (American Dreams)
12. Longboat – Basically Blue, Vol. 2 (AchduliebeZeit!)
13. Valida – Mixed Signals EP (HRMNX / Create Music Group)
14. Mo Douglas – Fry The Onion Gently (Ten Dollar Recording Co.)
15. illuminati hotties – Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks / Hopeless Records)
16. Said the Whale – Dandelion (Everything Forever)
17. Margo Cilker – Pohorylle (Fluff & Gravy)
18. Pepe Deluxé – Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1 (Catskills)
19. Dark Leaves – Laid under leaf, under branches (Ramble)
20. SPECTRES – Hindsight (Artoffact)
21. Dummy – Mandatory Enjoyment (Trouble in Mind)
22. Extinction AD – Chaos, Collusion, Carnage & Propaganda EP (Unique Leader)
23. Myriam Gendron – Ma délire – Songs of love, lost & found (s/r)
24. Roy Montgomery – Rhymes of Chance (Grapefruit)
25. Geese – Projector (Partisan / Play It Again Sam)
26. Alda – A Distant Fire (Eisenwald)
27. Hand Habits – Clean Air (Saddle Creek)
28. Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort to Me (ATO)
29. Gustaf – Audio Drag for Ego Slobs (Royal Mountain)
30. RÜFÜS DU SOL – Surrender (Rose Avenue/Reprise)

Station Top 30 – Week of 11/9

1. Black Marble – Fast Idol (Sacred Bones)
2. Fire-Toolz – Eternal Home (Hausu Mountain)
3. Marissa Nadler – The Path of the Clouds (Sacred Bones)
4. Anz – All Hours EP (Ninja Tune)
5. Parquet Courts – Sympathy for Life (Rough Trade)
6. Amon Tobin – How Do You Live (NOMARK)
7. Clinic – Fantasy Island (Domino)
8. The Pop Group – Y in Dub (Mute)
9. Mia Doi Todd – Ten Views of Music Life (City Zen)
10. Lala Lala – I Want the Door to Open (Hardly Art)
11. Mo Douglas – Fry The Onion Gently (Ten Dollar Recording Co.)
12. Patrick Shiroishi – Hidemi (American Dreams)
13. Low – HEY WHAT (Sub Pop)
14. Deerhoof – Actually, You Can (Joyful Noise)
15. Pepe Deluxé – Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1 (Catskills)
16. Ronan – Reflections on Intrinsic Value (Eternal Ocean)
17. MONO – Pilgrimage of the Soul (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
18. Said the Whale – Dandelion (Everything Forever)
19. La Luz – S/T (Hardly Art)
20. Space Afrika – Honest Labour (Dais)
21. Roy Montgomery – Rhymes of Chance (Grapefruit)
22. Valida – Mixed Signals EP (HRMNX / Create Music Group)
23. Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101)
24. Syl Johnson – Foxy Brown (Numero Group)
25. Raja Kirik – Rampokan (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
26. Xenia Rubinos – Una Rosa (Anti/Epitaph)
27. Colleen Green – Cool (Hardly Art)
28. Bryan Rahija – Timber (Ramseur)
29. d’Eon – Rhododendron (Hausu Mountain)
30. Ross Goldstein – Chutes and Ladders (Odd Cat)

Station Top 30 – Week of 11/2

1. Fire-Toolz – Eternal Home (Hausu Mountain)
2. Lala Lala – I Want the Door to Open (Hardly Art)
3. Clinic – Fantasy Island (Domino)
4. Black Marble – Fast Idol (Sacred Bones)
5. ONETWOTHREE – s/t (Kill Rock Stars)
6. Dummy – Mandatory Enjoyment (Trouble In Mind)
7. V/A – Sound Wonders: A Series of Epics (Touchtheplants)
8. Amon Tobin – How Do You Live (NOMARK)
9. Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101)
10. MONO – Pilgrimage of the Soul (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
11. Explosions In The Sky – Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack For Public Television) (‎Temporary Residence)
12. Reb Fountain – Iris (Flying Nun)
13. La Luz – S/T (Hardly Art)
14. Colleen Green – Cool (Hardly Art)
15. Suss – Night Suite [EP] (Northern Spy)
16. Deerhoof – Actually, You Can (Joyful Noise)
17. Mega Bog – Life, and Another (Paradise of Bachelors)
18. Snapped Ankles – Forest of Your Problems (Leaf)
19. Jordana & TV Girl – Summer’s Over (Grand Jury)
20. Yola – Stand For Myself (Easy Eye Sound)
21. My Morning Jacket – S/T (ATO)
22. Low – HEY WHAT (Sub Pop)
23. King Woman – Celestial Blues (Relapse)
24. HearThuG – Planet Rhythm X (Banofee Pies)
25. SiP/Prezzano – S/T (Moon Glyph)
26. Disimperium – Malefic Obliteration (Sentient Ruin)
27. Darkthrone – Eternal Hails…… (Peaceville)
28. Cando – Clutch EP (Le Chatroom) 
29. Church Girls – Still Blooms (Anchor Eighty Four)
30. Aquaserge – The Possibility Of A New Work For Aquaserge (Crammed Discs)

Station Top 30 – Week of 10/26

1. Fire-Toolz – Eternal Home (Hausu Mountain)
2. Lala Lala – I Want the Door to Open (Hardly Art)
3. Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101)
4. V/A – Sound Wonders: A Series of Epics (Touchtheplants)
5. Amon Tobin – How Do You Live (NOMARK)
6. ONETWOTHREE – s/t (Kill Rock Stars)
7. Deerhoof – Actually, You Can (Joyful Noise)
8. Ada Lea – One Hand On The Steering Wheel The Other Sewing A Garden (Saddle Creek)
9. Explosions In The Sky – Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack For Public Television) (‎Temporary Residence)
10. Reb Fountain – Iris (Flying Nun)
11. Colleen Green – Cool (Hardly Art)
12. Angel Olsen – Aisles (Jagjaguwar)
13. Suss – Night Suite [EP] (Northern Spy)
14. Yola – Stand For Myself (Easy Eye Sound)
15. Bria – Cuntry Covers Vol. 1 (Sub Pop)
16. Catbells – Wilderness EP (SQFT)
17. Wavves – Hideaway (Fat Possum)
18. King Woman – Celestial Blues (Relapse)
19. The Lyonz – Change in Colour (E. 47 Records)
20. Aquaserge – The Possibility Of A New Work For Aquaserge (Crammed Discs)
21. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine (Asthmatic Kitty)
22. Disimperium – Malefic Obliteration (Sentient Ruin)
23. HearThuG – Planet Rhythm X (Banofee Pies)
24. SiP/Prezzano – S/T (Moon Glyph)
25. Low – HEY WHAT (Sub Pop)
26. Other – Sacred & Profane (s/r)
27. Syz – Du Rong EP (Bokhari Records)
28. Snapped Ankles – Forest of Your Problems (Leaf)
29. Laura Jane Grace – At War with the Silverfish (Polyvinyl)
30. The Shivas – Feels So Good // Feels So Bad (Tender Loving Empire)

Station Top 30 – Week of 10/19

1. Amon Tobin – How Do You Live (NOMARK)
2. Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101)
3. Xi – Xi (Riot Material)
4. Tirzah – Colourgrade (Domino)
5. Brett Naucke – Mirror Ensemble (American Dreams)
6. Ducks, Ltd. – Modern Fiction (Carpark)
7. Efterklang – Windflowers (City Slang)
8. Jose Gonzalez – Local Valley (Mute)
9. Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine (Asthmatic Kitty)
10. 박혜진 Park Hye Jin – Before I Die (Ninja Tune)
11. Maurice Louca – Saet El-Hazz (The Luck Hour) (Sub Rosa/Northern Spy)
12. Illuminati Hotties – Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless)
13. Myriam Gendron – Ma Délire – Songs of Love Lost & Found (Feeding Tube)
14. Moor Mother – Black Encyclopedia of The Air (Anti-)
15. Devin Hoff – Voices From The Empty Moor (Songs Of Anne Briggs) (Kill Rock Stars)
16. V/A – Sound Wonders (Touchtheplants)
17. Baligh Hamdi – Modal Instrumental Pop of 1970s Egypt (Sublime Frequencies)
18. The Shivas – Feels So Good // Feels So Bad (Tender Loving Empire)
19. The Body & BIG|BRAVE – Leaving None But Small Birds (Thrill Jockey)
20. Full Of Hell – Garden Of Burning Apparitions (Relapse)
21. Nala Sinephro – Space 1.8 (Warp)
22. Film School – We Weren’t Here (Sonic Ritual)
23. Machinedrum – Psyconia EP (Ninja Tune)
24. Maston with L’eclair – Souvenir (Innovative Leisure)
25. Cindy – 1:2 (Mtn.St.Mtn.)
26. Ashley Shadow – Only The End (Felte)
27. Blod – Missväxt (Grapefruit)
28. Buffalo Daughter – We Are The Times (Anniversary)
29. Low – HEY WHAT (Sub Pop)
30. Astrid Sonne – outside of your lifetime (Escho)