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Listening Listfully 2022:
a simulacrum of an outline of a catalogue

Singfish

Hello, friends,

This dusty old blog is down to one post per year: my annual listing of the music that I have enjoyed or become excited about or found important or intriguing or otherwise got stuck in my mind or between my teeth over the last twelvemonth, and that I want to commend to you, in the hope that your own mileage as to some of it will not vary. Posting this wee beastie on New Year's Eve is semi-traditional for me at this point, and I am relieved to have made my deadline one more time, even if the piece as I present it to you is less elaborate, and the body of it less wordy, than has been my wont in the past.

For the sake of there being a Listening Listfully list for 2022, it arrives as little more than that: simply a list. Everything here is accompanied by links to Bandcamp - meaning that a small handful of items have been omitted altogether for want of a presence on that platform. I will likely try to catch up with at least some of those on Twitter, where I still maintain a presence at this writing. I have a fledgling presence on fledgling Post.News (where I am also @foolintheforest), but I was thwarted in posting this list there because Post still seemingly lacks the ability at this stage to save a draft, and its handling of Bandcamp URLs is just odd so far. We shall see where things stand next year.

There is no real organizing principle to the List this year: it is very, very roughly chronological based on release dates in 2022, but there are numerous deviations. Some items are where they are based on when they first came to my attention, some are where they are because combining them, or putting them in that spot in the sequence, just seemed a good idea at the time.

Anyway, here's the List:

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Guma - A List of Sightings

Philip Glass, Filharmonie Brno, Dennis Russell Davies, Angelique Kidjo - Philip Glass: Symphony No. 12, "Lodger"

Robert Stillman - What Does It Mean to Be American?

Bog Bodies - Bog Bodies

Uncivilized - Uncivilized Plays Chico

Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon - Break a Vase

Judd Greenstein, yMusic - Together

Zeal and Ardor - Zeal & Ardor

Joanna Nicholson - Gyre

Dana Lyn - Aqualude
and
Dana Lyn - A Point on a Slow Curve

The Singleman Affair - 4pm Sunlight

Širom - The Liquified Throne of Simplicity

wildUp - Julius Eastman Vol. 2: Joy Boy

four larks - hymns

Antoine Berjeaut - Chromesthesia

Mary Halvorson - Amaryllis
and
Mary Halvorson - Belladonna

String Orchestra of Brooklyn - enfolding

Moor Mother - Jazz Codes

700 Bliss [DJ Haram and Moor Mother] - Nothing to Declare

Obongjayar - Some Nights I Dream of Doors

Ficino Ensemble & Michelle O'Rourke - Folk Songs

Binker Golding - Dream Like a Dogwood Wild Boy

Binker and Moses - Feeding the Machine

JoVia Armstrong & Eunoia Society - The Antidote Suite

Lorna Dune - Anattā

Janel Leppin - Ensemble Volcanic Ash

Akusmi - Fleeting Future

Carlos Truly - Not Mine

Battle Trance - Green of Winter

Travis LaPlante - Wild Tapestry

Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider, A Far Cry - The Blue Hour

Kokoroko - Could We Be More

Luke Gullickson Trio - When It Used to Rain

Sélébéyone, Steve Lehman - Xaybu: The Unseen

Chad Taylor Trio - The Reel

Matt McBane, Sandbox Percussion - Bathymetry

Makaya McCraven - In These Times

Orlando Furioso - Orlando Furioso

Sophia Subbayya Vastek - In Our Softening

Beth Orton - Weather Alive

Danny Lubin Laden - Notes to Rest

MVW - Connections

Sam Gendel - blueblue

Psychic Temple - Plays Planet Caravan

Benny Maupin & Adam Rudolph - Symphonic Tone Poem for Brother Yusef

Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Prom Queen

Ahanes - Petrichor

Imperial Valley - Imperial Valley, III

Clarice Jensen - Esthesis

Holmes + atten Ash - Saturnian

Julie Campiche Quartet - You Matter

Loraine James - Building Something Beautiful for Me

Christopher Cerrone - The Air Suspended

Nadje Noordhuis - Full Circle

Oren Ambarchi / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin- Ghosted