Judging by the end of year polls currently doing the rounds, our line-up for the first SAFE AS MILK Festival features a host of the strongest listens of 2016.
Ulver appeared in the Get Into This top 10 albums of the year, described as “a whopping 80 minute leviathan of grooves, ambience and rhythmic thunder largely improvised during an 11-date European tour and later sculpted into the finished piece by Daniel O’Sullivan.”
Horse Lords made up part of Red Bull‘s top 5 experimental albums of the year, the noxious syrup calling Interventions “chaotic, repetitive, evolving, jaggedly precise, hard-hitting and sometimes hard to listen to because it’s so darn claustrophobic with all its spiraling horns and dizzying guitars and rapid percussion. But don’t think about it too much because it’s also party music.”
Meanwhile Moor Mother and Anna Meredith were named amongst Pitchfork‘s best experimental albums of 2016 and Mererdith also scooped Loud & Quiet‘s album of 2016 and topped The List‘s Hot 100 of 2016 and won the Scottish Album Of The Year Award.
Princess Nokia’s filmic accompaniment to her great Brujas appeared in Okayafrica‘s best 16 music video’s of 2016 – in fact you should head to Youtube now and see all her videos.
The Quietus show their love for Carla Dal Forno, Anna Meredith and Shirley Collins (no.5) in their top 100 of 2016.
The Quietus also included Nurse With Wound’s Dark Fat album in their Rum Music Best of 2016.
The biggest sweep though was in The Wire’s top 50 of 2016, which featured six SAFE AS MILK artists, namely Shirley Collins (no.2), Moor Mother (no.3), Gaika, Mark Ernestus, Anna Meredith and Carla Dal Forno.