This is the decidedly unscientific listing of engaging, magnificent, or otherwise important recordings that crossed the RTQE aural transom at varying velocities and amplitudes during 2006. It is inherently personal, unfair, and exclusive.
I've provided links to nearly all of the recordings pictured here. I always suggest supporting local businesses first (In Madison, WI, that means B-side records and the Mad City Music Exchange), but it may be difficult to find some of these.
|Nik Bartsch's Ronin||Stoa||ECM|
|My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts||Virgin|
|Miles Davis||The Cellar Door Sessions 1970||Columbia Legacy|
|Tod Dockstader||Aerial #3||Sub Rosa|
|R. Luke DuBois||Timelapse||Cantaloupe|
|Fluorescent Grey||Lying On The Floor Mingling With God In A Tijuana Motel Room Next Door To A Veterinary Supply Store||Record Label Records|
|Fovea Hex||Bloom / Huge||Die Stadt|
|Joseph Holbrooke Trio||The Moat Recordings||Tzadik|
|Matt Rogalsky||Memory Like Water||XI|
|Four Gentlemen of the Guitar||Cloud||Erstwhile|
|Giacinto Scelsi||Natura Renovatur||ECM|
|Ben Thigpen||Human For Scale||EMF|
|This Heat||Out of Cold Storage||This Is|
|Christopher Willits||Surf Boundaries||Ghostly International|