The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: The Stargazer Lilies

Another rough year corresponded to another bumper crop of excellent music. Once again, my list is huge, because I fell in love with each of these 125 records and found it impossible to not include all of them in my fashionably late list.

I'm choosing to post my favorites in alpha order from A-Z again this year. You'll probably find some records that everyone and their fifth cousin raved about, but I hope you'll also find a few records that might be new to you, and that you'll fall in love with them as much as I have.

My thanks, as always, to the artists who created these records.


Who: The Stargazer Lilies

What: Occabot

When: November 2019

Where: Rad Cult

Why: Prismatic, vaporous. magnificent psychgaze. Kim Field and John Cep's Occabot record is a thing of beauty. Feedback, distortion, fuzz - and somehow, through all the noise, softness. Field's voice is that of a celestial chanteuse, her gossamer tones floating amongst a constantly morphing soundscape. Dripping both blood and honey, this record contorts and distorts its way into something ethereal, a dreamlike state where the air is perfumed and the starry skies are endless. 

[posted 4.9.20]


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