We asked to different musicians, producers, bloggers, journalists, label owners to make a short list of their best albums of this year. This is the list curated by Canadian Vancouver-based musician and composer Scott Morgan aka Loscil.


Deaf CenterLow Distance. Delicate and microscopic, it pulls you into its beautifully intricate sonic cosmos.

EluviumVirga I. Thick, warm blankets of acoustic reverie.

Kali Malone – The Sacrificial Code. Raw, breathing acoustic organ that finds its way into your bloodstream.

Chihei Hatakeyama – Forgotten Hill. Distant, foggy memories and dreams return as shimmering soundscapes.

Rafael Anton Irisarri – Solastalgia. Harmonic monoliths of catharsis moving at the pace of mountains.