Due to technical difficulties, Stylus will continue the essay portion of its year-end festivities on Friday.

Michael Heumann
Reviewer

michael_heumann@stylusmagazine.com



ichael Heumann teaches English at the University of California, Riverside. A native of Southern California, Heumann received his Ph.D in English back in 1998. His dissertation focused on the influence of sound technology on 20th century literature. Heumann has been writing about music for well over ten years. He also creates music, recording under his own name and under the moniker Aboo. If you are interested in hearing any of his music or reading more of his reviews, visit his web site at http://www.hauntedink.com.


All Time Top 10

Lee Perry - Arkology
Various Artists - Tuva: Among The Spirits; Sound, Music And Nature In Sakha And Tuva
The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations
The Velvet Underground - Peel Slowly and See
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Random Inc. - Jerusalem: Tales from Outside the Framework of Orthodoxy
William Basinski - The River
Gevorg Dabaghyan - Miniatures: Masterworks for Armenian Duduk
Various Artists - Lowercase-Sound 2002
Radiohead - OK Computer

Reviews

0/R - Varied
2002 Year End Thoughts - Michael Heumann
2003 Year End Thoughts - Michael Heumann
Accelera Deck - Ipsissima Vox
Afrocelts - Seed
Mitchell Akiyama - Temporary Music
An-Shu - Every Monkey is a Star
Ian Andrews - Ceremonial
Angel - nr.1 – nr.10
Autechre - Draft 7.30
Susana Baca - The Best of Susana Baca
William Basinski and Richard Chartier - William Basinski and Richard Chartier
William Basinski - The River
William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops I-IV
William Basinski - Variations: A Movement in Chrome Primitive
Bizz Circuits - Bizz Circuits Play Intifada Offspring Vol. 1: Nishbar Li Ha
Björk - Medulla
Die Blutleuchte - RUS
Herve Boghossian - rvb
Frank Bretschneider - Looping I-VI
Cascone+Chartier+Deupree - After
A Certain Ratio - The Graveyard and the Ballroom
Richard Chartier - Direct.Incidental.Consequential / Other Materials
Richard Chartier - Set or Performance
Gevorg Dabaghyan - Miniatures: Masterworks for Armenian Duduk
Taylor Deupree - Stil.
Taylor Deupree & Kenneth Kirschner - Post_piano
Taylor Deupree - January
Taylor Deupree & Christopher Willits - Mujo
DoF - If More than Twenty People Laugh, It Wasn
Electric Birds - Gradiations
Epoq - Scintilla
Flössin - Lead Singer
Fourcolor - Air Curtain
Freeform - Human
Tim Hecker - Radio Amor
Ryoji Ikeda - op.
ISAN - Meet Next Life
King Tubby - In Fine Style
Kenneth Kirschner - September 19, 1998 et al.
Komet - Gold
Thomas Köner - Zyklop
Francisco Lopez - Buildings (New York)
Motion - Dust
Motion - Every Action
Muslimgauze - No Human Rights for Arabs in Israel
Sevara Nazarkhan - Yol Bolsin
Nibo - Con.duct Spc.trm
Christopher O'Riley - True Love Waits: O'Riley Plays Radiohead
Organum - Vacant Lights/Rara Avis
Patton Oswalt - Feelin' Kinda Patton
Pan Sonic - Kesto
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Baffling Smoke Signals
Piana - Snow Bird
Radian - Rec.Extern
Random Inc. - Jerusalem: Tales Outside the Framework of Orthodoxy
Random Inc. - Walking in Jerusalem
Recon - White Label
Charbel Rouhana - The Art of the Middle Eastern Oud
Salamat Sadikova - The Voice of Kyrgyzstan
Doron Sadja - A Piece of String, a Sunset
Rusty Santos - Outside Versus In
Shoghaken Ensemble - Traditional Dances of Armenia
Shuttle358 - Understanding Wildlife
Mamadou Sidibe - Nacama
Sogar - Apikal Blend
Sogar - Basal
Sogar - Stengel
Sug(r)cane - Ton CD de Moi
Super_Collider - Raw Digits
David Toop - Black Chamber
Tu m' - Pop Involved [Version 3.0]
Various Artists - Afghanistan Untouched
Various Artists - Anthology of World Music: The Music of Azerbaijan
Various Artists - Avantometric Attachments 2002
Various Artists - Beginner's Guide to Bollywood
Various Artists - Blue Skied An' Clear
Various Artists - Clicks and Cuts Volume 3
Various Artists - E*A*D*G*B*E
Various Artists - Frequencies [Hz]
Various Artists - Haunted Weather: Music, Silence, and Memory
Various Artists - I Remember Syria
Various Artists - Inflation
Various Artists - INstruments
Various Artists - Klangmaschine
Various Artists - Levitate
Various Artists - lowercase-sound 2002
Various Artists - Music of the Silk Road
Various Artists - Muzik City—The Story of Trojan
Various Artists - Radio Palestine: Sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean
Various Artists - Radio Palestine: Sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean
Various Artists - Radio Morocco
Various Artists - Rough Trade Shops Electronic 01
Various Artists - Sanity vs. Insanity
Various Artists - The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan
Various Artists - Something Wikkid This Way Drumz
Various Artists - Songs of Freedom & Joy: A Saturday Compilation
Various Artists - Team America: World Police Soundtrack
Various Artists - Two Point Two
Various Artists - Variious
Various Artists - Weltecho
Mika Vainio - In the Land of the Blind, the One-Eyed is King
Tom Waits - Blood Money
Chris Watson - Weather Report
Christopher Willits - Folding, and the Tea
Christopher Willits + Taylor Deupree - Invisible Architecture_08
Christopher Willits - Pollen
Achim Wollscheid - 60 x X
Miki Yui - Silence Resounding
Z'EV - Headphone Musics, 1 to 6

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