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June Records Staff Picks 2016

Thank you everyone for a great 2016! We hope you had as much fun listening to music this year as we did. Here are some of our favourite new releases and reissues over the past twelve months.

Here's our crew's list (sorted alphabetically) with links to release notes and labels:

Andrew’s Top 10 Releases
Bromp Treb - Concession Themes [Feeding Tube]
Spencer Clark - The Stimulated Australia [Edições Cn]
Gate - Saturday Night Fever [Mie]
Ignatz - The Drain [Feeding Tube]
Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered [Interscope]
Pauline Oliveros + Musiques Nouvelles - Four Meditations/Sound Geometrics [Sub Rosa]
Ot To Not To - Goshen [Other People]
Toyomu - Imagining "The Life Of Pablo" [soundcloud]
Chris Weisman - Play Sharp To Me [Feeding Tube]
Hartley C. White - Something Better [OSR Tapes]

Andrew’s Top 10 Reissues
Paul Bley & Annette Peacock - Dual Unity [Bamboo]
Brother Ah - Move Ever Onward [Manufactured Recordings]
Delia Derbyshire & Else Stansfield - Circle Of Light [Trunk]
Jean Dubuffet - Expériences Musicales 1961 [Jeanne Dielman]
The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour [Superior Viaduct]
The Peace - Black Power [Now Again]
Michel Redolfi - Desert Tracks [Sub Rosa]
The Woofers & Tweeters Ensemble - Beatle Barkers [Aberrant]
La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela - Dream House 78' 17" [Aguirre]
Various Artists - Sky Girl [Efficient Space]

Dennis’ Top 10 releases
Ben Lukas Boysen - Spells [Erased Tapes]
Sam Evian - Premium [Saddle Creek]
Steve Gunn - Eyes on the Lines [Matador]
The Highest Order - Still Holding [Idée Fixe]
Glenn Jones - Fleeting [Thrill Jockey]
Papa M - Highway Songs [Drag City]
Natural Child - Okey Dokey [Natural Child Records & Tapes]
Nonkeen - Oddments of the Gamble [R&S]
William Tyler - Modern Country [Merge]
Whitney - Light Upon the Lake [Secretly Canadian]

Dennis’ Top 10 reissues
John Angaiak - I’m Lost in the City [Light in the Attic]
Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine [Polydor]
Ilian - Love Me Crazy [Anthology Recordings]
Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther [Bella Union]
Nino Nardini/Eddie Warner/Roger Roger - Studio Ganaro: Space Oddities (1972-1982) [Born Bad]
Gimmer Nicholson - Christopher Idylls [Light in the Attic]
Prix - Historix [Hozac]
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock [Polydor]
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai [Mr. Bongo]
Neil Young - On the Beach [Warner]

Ian’s Top 10 Releases
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service [Epic]
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy [RVNG]
Nu Guinea - The Tony Allen Experiments (Afrobeat Makers Vol. 3) [Comet]
The Highest Order - Still Holding [Idée Fixe]
Mekons - Existentialism [no vinyl]
Anderson .Paak - Malibu [OBE]
Jeff Parker - The New Breed [International Anthem Recording Co.]
Romare - Love Songs: Part 2 [Ninja Tune]
Whitney - Light Upon The Lake [Secretly Canadian]
Adrian Younge - Something About April Part II [Linear Labs]

Ian’s Top 10 Reissues
Brotherhood Of Lizards - Lizardland [Captured Tracks]
John Bender - I Don't Remember Now / I Don't Want To Talk About It [Superior Viaduct]
Brother Ah - Key To Nowhere [Manufactured Recordings]
Vivien Goldman - Resolutionary [Staubgold]
Manuel Gottsching - E2-E4 [MG.Art]
Maxwell - Urban Hang Suite [Columbia]
Sand - Desert Navigation [Rotorelief]
Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther [Bella Union]
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai [Mr. Bongo]
Various Artists - Sky Girl [Efficient Space]

Jay's Top 10 Releases
Cosmic Range - New Latitudes [Idée Fixe]
Cough - Still They Prey [Relapse]
Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion [Sub Pop]
King - We Are King [King Creative]
Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood [4AD]
Makaya McCraven - In The Moment E & F Sides [International Anthem]
No Name - Telefone [Soundcloud]
Jeff Parker - The New Breed [International Anthem Recording Company]
Andy Shauf - The Party [Arts & Crafts]
Whitney - Light Upon The Lake [Secretly Canadian]

Jay's Top 10 Reissues
Air- Air [Be With]
Betty Davis - The Columbia Years 1968-1969 [Light In The Attic]
Gas (Wolfgang Voigt) - Box [Kompakt]
Vivien Goldman - Resolutionary [Staubgold]
Ilian - Love Me Crazy [Anthology Recordings]
Odion Irouje - Down To Earth [Soundway]
Pedro Santos - Krishnanda [Mr. Bongo]
Syrinx - Tumblers From The Vault [RVNG]
Various Artists - Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta [Numero]
Various Artists - Space Echo: The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed [Analog Africa]

Pat’s Top 10 Releases
Blood Orange - Freetown Sound [Domino]
David Bowie - ★ [Columbia]
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree [Bad Seed Ltd]
The Highest Order - Still Holding [Idée Fixe]
Nap Eyes - Thought Rock Fish Scale [You’ve Changed]
Nu Guinea - The Tony Allen Experiments (Afrobeat Makers Vol. 3) [Comet]
Parquet Courts - Human Performance [Rough Trade]
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy [RVNG]
Vallens - Consent [Hand Drawn Dracula]
Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo [no vinyl]

Pat’s Top 10 Reissues
Erykah Badu - Baduizm [Motown]
King Geedorah - Take Me To Your Leader [Big Dada]
Prince - Sign ‘O’ The Times [Warner]
Psychic TV - Force The Hand Of Chance [Angry Love Productions]
The Scientists - A Place Called Bad [Numero]
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine [Geffen]
Sloan - Twice Removed [Murder]
Syrinx - Tumblers From The Vault [RVNG]
Various Artists - Boombox 1: Early Independent Hip-Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-82 [Soul Jazz]
Various Artists - Sky Girl [Efficient Space]

Raf’s Top 10 Releases
A Vision Of Panorama - Aquafusion [Mellophonia]
Conga Radio - Right Beside You [Good Timin’]
Jex Opolis - Look At My Car E.P. [Good Timin’]
Steven Julien - Fallen [Apron Records]
Jump Source - Guide To Action [ASL Singles Club]
Music People - Always On [Mood Hut]
Nu Guinea - The Tony Allen Experiments (Afrobeat Makers Vol. 3) [Comet]
Pellegrino - Periplo [Early Sounds Recordings]
Various Artists - Church Volumes 003 [Church]
Various Artists - Rhythms Of The Pacific Vol. 3 [Pacific Rhythm]

Raf’s Top 10 Reissues
Air - Air [Be With]
Escape From New York - Fire In My Heart [Isle of Jura]
Manuel Gottsching - E2-E4 [MG.Art]
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Mambo Nassau [Light in the Attic]
Mashisa - V.O. [Invisible City]
Nail - Big D’s Lounge [99:Wave]
Pedro Santos - Krishnanda [Mr. Bongo]
Sory Bamba - Du Mali [Africa Seven]
Suso Saiz - Odisea [Music from Memory]
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai [Mr. Bongo]

We appreciate all the love and support you've given us in 2016. We'll see you in the new year to celebrate even more great music! Be safe and take care this holiday season!