Ulysses, member of the NY duo Neurotic Drum Band, picks his 2016 favorite records before they play for Wurst's 10-year anniversary party on Saturday, January 28th.
BEST ALBUMS Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's In Summer (Geographic North) "I don’t know how it’s done, but he manages to make tape distortion sing. Pop songs that seem to bubble up from underwater."
Fatou Seidi & Alamnou Akrouni's Les Filles De Illighadad (Sahel Sounds) "It’s only the first half of this album I like, but its really amazing. Hypnotic percussive guitar playing and lilting melodies sound like folk/blues from another planet (which I guess it is, really). The second half is a traditional dance chant that’s not as interesting."
Skee Mask's "HAL Conv (Illian Tape)" "The Acronym album is my favorite, but it works best as a whole. The Skee Mask album from the year before hits the same notes of ambient noise, calm, and techno, but all in each song. They also add a helping of un-clichéd breakbeats, as well."