2012 Year End Lists from Mexican Summer

2012 — what a year. Below are a few mex summer staff and artist highlights of 2012.

Jesper:
F.J. McMahon – Spirit Of The Golden Juice LP (Circadian Press)
Can – The Lost Tapes 3xCD (Mute)
Johan Kugelberg, ed. – Punk: An Aesthetic (Rizzoli)
Mike Wexler – Dispossession LP (Mexican Summer)
Mount Carmel – Real Women LP (Siltbreeze)
A Carrot is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond – Captain Beefheart
Interviews and texts 1966-2001 (no publisher listed)
Charles Portis – Escape Velocity (Butler Center Books)
Hoping for a Medico Doktor Vibes type 2013!
R.I.P. Thomas Mera Gartz

Keith:
1. Mirroring – Foreign Body (Kranky)
2. Sand Circles – Motor City (Not Not Fun)
3. Spacin’ – Deep Thuds (Richie)
4. Ashrae Fax – Static Crash! (Hot Releases)
5. Sensations’ Fix – Music Is Painting In The Air (1974-77) (RVNG)

Nancy:
1. Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path
2. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
3. Woods – Bend Beyond
4. Gareth Williams & Marie Currie – Flaming Tunes LP (reissue)
5. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
6. Bonus
-Favorite mixtape: Jeremih – Late Nights with Jeremih
-Favorite find in 2012: MELTDOWN – Senior Was the Best 7″ (actually from 1996 but i just learned about this little gem this year)

Matt:
Top 5 NHK’Koyxen Tracks That I Annoyed This Side of the Office With this Year:
1. 638
2. 112
3. 703
4. 530
5. 601

Jess:
1. Laurie Spiegel- The Expanding Universe
2. Chris Cohen-Overgrown Path
3. Country Funk 1969-75
4. Personal Space – Electronic Soul 1974-84
5. Sensations Fix – Music Is Painting In The Air (1974 – 1977)
-AND the video for Olivia Newton John + John Travolta’s “I Think You Might Like It”

Jason:
Ty Segall – Slaughterhouse
Goat – World Music
Wilco – The Whole Love
Ice Choir – Afar
Daughn Gibson – All Hell

Shelby:
Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship (Secretly Canadian)
Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path (Captured Tracks)
Daniel Rossen – Silent Hour / Golden Mile (Warp)
John Talabot – Fin (Permanent Vacation)
Julia Holter – Ekstasis (RVNG Intl.)

Nick:
1. Jason Urick – I Love You
2. Tim Hecker/Daniel Lopatin – Instrumental Tourist
3. Raime – Quarter Turns Over A Living Line
4. Mirroring – Foreign Body
5. Actress – R.I.P
6. Chromatics – Kill For Love
-D’Angelo ‘Voodoo’ (Best Reissue)
-Most Regretted Missed “Experience”: R Kelly’s ‘Single Ladies Tour’

Warren:
Father John Misty – Fear Fun
Mac Demarco – Mac 2
Tame Impala – Lonerism

—ARTISTS—
Peaking Lights:
1.Flaming Tunes (Gareth Williams and Marie Currie) release on vinyl for the first time
2.Holger Czukay and U-She- “La Premiere”
3.Francis Bebey- “African Electronic Music 1975-1982″
4.”Personal Space” Electronic Soul comp on Chocolate Industries

Best Coast:
(Bethany)
1. Taylor Swift- Red
2. Beach House – Bloom
3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

(Bobb)
Laurie Spiegel – The Expanding Universe
Codeine – When I See the Sun
Confessor – Uncontrolled
Sensations Fix – Music is Painting in the Air
Everything on Dead Cert Label

No Joy:
(Laura)
1. METZ – METZ
2. Violens – True
3. Terry Malts – Killing Time

(Jas)
1. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action At A Distance
2. DIIV – Oshin
3. (I think this is technically a 2011 release but who’s countin) YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN-YT//ST

The Soft Pack:
1. Light Asylum – Light Asylum
2. Ariel Pink – Mature Themes
3. The Fresh & Only’s – Long Slow Dance

Lilacs & Champagne:
1.Egisto Macchi – I Futuribili (The Omni Recording Corporation)
2.Sensations’ Fix ‎- Music Is Painting In The Air (1974 – 1977) (RVNG Intl)
3.Ilaiyaraaja – Fire Star: Synth-Pop & Electro-Funk From Tamil Films 1984-1989 (Bombay Connection)
4. Circle – Forest (Full Contact Records)
-Records that desperately need to be Re-issued!!
5.Kebnekaise – Kebnekaise II (Silence 1973)
6.Morning ‎- Struck Like Silver (United Artists 1972)

The Alps:
James Cargill – Toys & Techniques Mixtape
Mariah Utakata – うたかたの日々(Better Days)
Mark Leckey Fioricci – Made Me Hardcore (The Death of Rave)
Lee Gamble – Diversions 1994–1996 / Dutch Tvashtar Plumes (Pan)
Woo – It’s Cozy Inside (Yoga)
Gareth Williams & Marie Currie – Flaming Tunes (Blackest Ever Black)
Laurie Spiegel – The Expanding Universe (Unseen Worlds)
Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)
Francis Bebey – African Electronic Music 1975–1982 (Born Bad)
Sand Circles – Motor City (Not Not Fun)
Terekke – Pf Pf Pass/Damn (L.I.E.S)
Terrence Dixon – Far From The Future Pt.2 (Tresor)
Tin Man – Neo Neo Acid (Absurd Recordings)
Discover – Tunnels (Digitalis)
No UFO’s – MPC Tracks Vol. 1 (Nice Up Int’l)
Bee Mask – When We Were Eating Unripe Pears (Spectrum Spools)
Nhk’koyxe – Dance Classics Vol. II (Pan)
Maximillion Dunbar – Polo (Lauer Remix) (Live At Robert Johnson)
Lindstrøm – Smalhans (Smalltown Supersound)
Traxman – Da Mind of Traxman (Planet Mu)
Jandek – Maze of The Phantom (Corwood Industries)
William Basinski – The Disintigration Loops (Temporary Residence)
Durutti Column – Short Stories For Pauline (Factory Benelux)

Zig Zags:
(Patrick)
1. Black Banans – Rad Times Express IV LP
2. FIDLAR – No Waves 7″
3. Crass – 10 Notes On A Summer’s Day LP (Reissue)
4. The Skabbs – Idle Threat LP (Reissue)

(Jed)
1. Heavy Blanket – Heavy Blanket (Outer Battery Records)
2. Public Nuisance – Third Man Records (reissue)
3. The Shrine – Primitive Blast (Tee Pee)
4. Unnatural Helpers – Land Grab (Hardly Art)

Autre Ne Veut:
Arca – Stretch EP 1&2
Holly Herndon – Movement
Rhye – “Open”
Usher – “Climax”
Brandy – “Put It Down”

Mike Wexler:
0. Last days of Zebulon. R.I.P./VIVA!
1. Koen Holtkamp- Liquid Light Forms (Barge) (delayed/forthcoming)
2. Duane Pitre- Feel Free (Important)
3. Laurie Spiegel- The Expanding Universe (Unseen Worlds)
4. Roberto Cacciapaglia- Sonanze (Wah-Wah)
5. Rootmix: In Thin Air by Spencer D.