(2012 end-of-year lists) – MIKE COOPER

I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Mike Cooper (musician)
http://www.cooparia.com/

– THE MAGIC I.D.: I’M SO AWAKE (STAUBGOLD VINYL ANALOG 4)

– EL INFIERNO MUSICAL [CHRISTOF KURZMANN, KEN VANDERMARK, EVA REITER, CLAYTON THOMAS & MARTIN BRANDLMAYR]: SELF-TITLED (MIKROTON CD 20)

– JOHN FAHEY: FARE FORWARD VOYAGERS (SHANACHIE CD)

– LUCA VENITUCI: INTERSTIZIO (BRIGADISCO VINYL BRG031)

– VAN DYKE PARKS: HOLD BACK TIME / AMAZING GRACE (SEVEN INCH VINYL SINGLE)

– VARIOUS ARTISTS: LISTEN WHITEY / THE SOUNDS OF BLACK POWER (LIGHT IN THE ATTIC RECORDS, LITA 081 CD)

– THE HENRYS: SO THIS IS TOMORROW (CD+DVD, HEN 2009)

– SUN RA: MAYAN TEMPLES (BLACK SAINT CD)

– VARIOUS ARTISTS: REMBETIKA 1850-1960 (26 CD BOXSET, MINOS-EMI)

– SCOTT WALKER: BISH BOSCH (4AD CD)

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