Part I – Honorable Mentions – Avant Music News

Here we are again – the first part of our annual list of favorite recordings for 2022. Today is for the honorable mentions. Tomorrow we will publish our albums of the year.

Honorable Mentions

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5uu’s / Dave Kerman – The Quiet in Your Bones
Abhorrent Expanse – Gateways to Resplendence
Adelaidean, The – Solarpunk
Ahleuchatistas – Expansion
Ajna – Mors Ultra
Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace – The Inflatable Leviathan
Alio Die / Dirk Serries – The Chapters of the Eclipse
Altus – Hidden Realms and Vacant Spaces
Amba, Zoh – O, Sun
Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela – O Life, O Light Vol. 1
Ambarchi, Oren – Shebang
Archer, Martin / Pat Thomas / J. Hunter – Forensic Trio
Armstrong, JoVia – The Antidote Suite
Baldwin, Nat – Blind Field
Balungan – Kudu Bisa Kudu
Barbiero, Daniel Special – Editions Community …for double bass & prerecorded electronics
Barrett, Natasha – Diabolus/Ras
Becuzzi, Gianluca – DeepeR
Beissel, Frank / Steve Roach – Nautical Twilight
Berger, Karl / Max Johnson / Billy Mintz – Sketches
Bernard, Will – Pond Life
Beyond the Ghost – Sundown
Bisio, Michael / Quartet – MBefore
Blake, Jason – Imaginary Cages
Blood Luxury – Blood Luxury
Bocci, Cristiano – Beyond the Dark Zone
Bong-Ra – Meditations
Braxton, Anthony / James Fei – Duets (Other Minds) 2021
Brown, Rob / Juan Pablo Carletti – Fertile Garden
Burka – Claustrofobia
Burnett, Aaron – Correspondence
Carrier, F. / von Schlippenbach / Edwards /Lambert – Unwalled
Carter / Ishito / Plaks / Swanson / Panikkar – Open Question Vol. 1
Carvalhais, Hugo – Ascetica
Cericola, Loris – Metaphysical Graffiti
Chemical Resistance – Grief of Loneliness
Ckraft – Epic Discordant Vision
Clearfield, Rob / Quin Kirchner – Concentric Orbits
Clotet, Amidea – Trasluz
Clucas, Dan / Kyle Motl / Nathan Hubbard – Daydream and Halting
Coleman, Anthony / Brian Chase – Arcades
Colonial Skyway – Evening on Earth
Colossloth – Promethean Meat
Common Eider, King Eider – Yearn
Concussed – Electromagnetic Dust
Conflux Coldwell – The Phantomatic Coast
Corbacho, Max – Atmospheric Twilight
Corbacho, Max – Equinox
Crypthios – Vestigium
Cymerman, Jeremiah / John McCowen – Bitter Desert
Darja Kazimira – Medea Forgives Jason
Davachi, Sarah – Two Sisters
Davis / Hutchins / Osborne / Verploegh – Quartet: Vol. 1
Dead Melodies – Memento
Dead Melodies – Murken Hollow
Den Sorte Død – Depressiv Magi
Dickey, Whit / Quartet – Astral Long Form: Staircase in Space
Dikeman / Gonzalez / Håker Flaten / Horne – Texas Butt Biters
Dikeman, John / Pat Thomas / J.Edwards / S.Noble – Volume 1
Dikeman, John / Péter Ajtai / Nicolas Field – The Throes
Discepoli, Massimo – An Unusual Way to Disappear
Dreadnought – The Endless
Dronny Darko & Ugasanie – Dark Source of the North
Dunstan, Nick – Spider Season
Duplant, Bruno / Julien Heraud – Nocturne Incertain
Eaters of the Soil – EP II
Echoes from Jupiter – Le Grand Tour
Elnath Project – The Fourth Rift
Emmeluth / Andersen / Nergaard – The A-Z of Microwave Cookery
Fang, Forrest – The Lost Seasons of Amorphia
Fionnlagh – What Came After
Foster, Michael – The Industrious Tongue
Fowler, Chad / Matthew Shipp – Old Stories
Fren – Wiosna
Gammelsæter & Marhaug – Higgs Boson
Garchik, Jacob – Assembly
García / Navas / Reviriego / Trilla – Les Capelles
Garcia, Violeta – FOBIA
Garuda Trio (Costa, Faustino, Valinho) – Garuda
Gauci /Hertenstein /Schlippenbach /Roder – Soundlift Berlin – New York
Gauci, Stephen / M.Mitchell / E.Opsvik / B.Mintz – Live at Scholes Street Studio
Gauci, Stephen / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey – Live at Scholes Street Studio
Gauci, Stephen / S.Leibson / W.Parker / T.Sorey – Live at Scholes Street Studio
Gauci, Stephen / Wendy Eisenberg / Francisco Mela – Live at Scholes Street Studio
Gay, Ben Lamar – Certain Reveries
Gematria – Gematria II: The Spindle of Necessity
Ghosts of Electricity – Field Recordings 2017-2021
God Body Disconnect – Spiral of Grief
Graham, Forbes – Another Day – Another Vector
Grdina, Gordon / Haram Night’s – Quietest Hour
Gridfailure – Ghoul Bushcraft: Henchpersons Instrumentals II
Gridfailure & Megalophobe – Harbinger Winds
Grimal, Alexandra – Refuge
Grossman, Michael / Jai Morris-Smith – Curious Music
Grune Maar – Deconstructed Dreams
Grune Maar – Within the Abyss
Halvorson, Mary – Belladonna
Hammett, Kirk – Portals (EP)
Hands Holding the Void – BRDLND
Harmonic Cross – The Grand Paradise (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Heinemann, Jakob – Resonant Ocean USA 2022
Heldentenor – Blood Moons and Black Lakes: Chapter One
High Castle Teleorkestra – The Egg That Never Opened
Jackson Serries Vanderstraeten – Dandelion
Jensen, Clarice – Drone Studies
Johnson, Max – Hermit Music
Jones Jones – Just Justice
Kaluza, Anna / Jan Roder – Am Frankfurter Tor
Kane Loggia Hypothesis – Another Time
Karris, Reid – Solo Guitars 2021
Karris, Reid – We Enter the Circle After Dark and Are Consumed by Fire
Kelly, Keith – Departure
Kloob & Onasander – Tempestarii
Kollaps – Until the Day I Die
Kuhl / Ballou / Dierker / Stewart – KRAFT
Kurws – Powiez / Fascia
Landsraad – Fate; The Inevitability Thereof
Laplante, Travis – Wild Tapestry
Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey – Counterfeit Mars
Lencastre, José – Inner Voices
Lencastre, Jose / Common Ground – Common Ground
Leppin, Janel – Ensemble Volcano Ash
Lipscomb, Jon – Conscious Without Function
Lustmord / Various Artists – The Others (Lustmord Deconstructed)
Macri, Nick & Mono No Aware – Amache
Magma – Kãrtëhl
Mahall, Rudi / Michael Griener – Jazzpreis
Mahanthappa, Rudresh / Hero Trio – Animal Crossing
Mahogany Frog – Faust
Matsumoto, Kozue / Patrick Shiroishi / S.Watanabe – Yellow
Maulen – El Miedo de Amar (Part 1) (EP)
MAW (Meadows / Ackerley / Wallace) – A Maneuver Within
Mela, Francisco / Zoh Amba – Causa y Efecto Vol. 1
Metatron Omega – ISIH
Microkingdom – Undevelopmental Arrestment
Miller, Benjamin – In the Moment
Mindwarden – Timeless
Miriodor – Elements
Mitelli, Gabriele / John Edwards / Mark Sanders – Three Tsuru Origami
Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Disasters Vol. 1
Moten, Fred / Brandon López / Gerald Cleaver – Moten / López / Cleaver
Motl, Kyle – Hydra Nightingale
Murrayglossus – Earthcore
MWWB – The Harvest
Mz.412 – Macht Durch Stimme
Nagano, Sana – Anime Mundi
NakedEye Ensemble – A Series of Indecipherable Glyphs
Nam-Khar & Vortex – Nag-Hammadi
Neptunian Maximalism – Finis Gloriae Mundi
Nieuwsma, Greg / Antonello Perfetto – Chase Ritual
Nilssen-Love, Paal / Large Unit – Clusterfuck
Nilssen-Love, Paal / Large Unit – New Map
Nonsun – Blood & Spirit
Nyctalllz – Purifying Noises for Your Demonic Genomes
NYIÞ – ᛬ᚢᛁᛋᚿᛁ•ᚼᛆᛏᛁ•
Obomsawin, Mali – Sweet Tooth
øjeRum – Reversed Cathedral
Okazaki, Miles – Thisness
Olencki, Weston – Old Time Music
Onasander & Ashtoreth – Devotio
Orca, Attack! – You Won’t Remember This (Cassingle)
Oxley, Tony – Unreleased 1974-2016
Parish, Shane – Liverpool
Park, Duncan – In the Floodplain of Dreams
Pavone, Jessica / String Ensemble – Of Late
Planet Supreme – Rule from the Dark Mountain
ProtoU – Memory Alpha
ragenap – Thriving Culture
Rapoon – Ten Four: Centred Horizons
Ravenna – For the Public
Reid, Tomeka / K.Kitamura / T.H.Bynum / J.Morris – Geometry of Trees
Retribution Body – Baphomet
Reuter, Markus – Truce 2
Reuter, Markus / Tim Motzer / Kenny Grohowski – Bleed
Rich, Robert / Luca Formentini – For Sundays When It Rains
Romus, Rent / Actual/Actual – Baptismal
Ruehlen, Cecyl – Levitation Elixir
Schulze, Klaus – Deus Arrakis
Schwalm, J. Peter / Stephan Thelen – Transneptunian Planets
Serries, Dirk – Garland in Grey
Serries, Dirk / Trösta – Island on the Moon
Shiroishi, Patrick / Cassiopeia Sturm – The Invention of the Saxophone
Sinton, Josh / Predicate 4 – Freedoms
Sloth Racket – Organising Space
Smith, Ches – Interpret It Well
Smith, Wadada Leo – The Emerald Duets
Smudges, The (Jeff Gauthier & Maggie Parkins) – Song and Call
Soonago – Fathom
Sorey, Tyshawn – Mesmerism
Sousa, Pedro Alves – Ma Estrela
St. Hugh, William – Derelict in White (EP)
St. Hugh, William – Dominion
St. Hugh, William – Mons Piton
Stancati, Mario Lina – Vairgya
Stetson / Martin / Sharp / MacDonald – Void Patrol
Stewart, Luke – ‘Assassinations’ for Free-Jazz Quintet
Stewart, Luke / Silt Trio – The Bottom
Sun Ra Arkestra / Marshall Allen – Living Sky
SUSS – Heat Haze
SUSS – SUSS
Talweg – Monster Rebellion
Tasselmyer, Andrew – Limits
Taylor, Chad / Trio – The Reel
Thompson, Robert Scott – Ascension
Topo, El – Wet
U/nu – Teknovortex Club – Sound Pictures from Professor Bad Trip’s Comics
URUK (Duthoit, Hautzinger, Drake,Zerang) – Âme (Live at Artacts)
Van Horn, Marla – A Daughter of Hades
Various Artists – Anthology of Contemporary Music from Greece
Various Artists – Anthology of Experimental Music from Japan
Vasallo, Nick – Apophany
Veldman, Hessel – Ymuiden
Veloce, Stellan – Complesso Spettro
Vigroux, Franck – Atotal
Void Stasis – Ruins
Voutchkova, Biliana / Michael Zerang – The Emerald Figurines
Warnecke, Pierce – Deafened by the Noise of Time
Wøllo, Erik – Sojourns
Wooley, Nate – Live at De Ruimte
Xerxes the Dark – The Rise of AI
Yang – Designed for Disaster
Yuleman, Mombi – Beneath Bridgewater
Zorn, John – Multiplicities: A Repository of Non-Existent Objects
Zorn, John – The Hermetic Organ Vol. 9 – Liber VII


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