Best of 2018 - Kristoffer Rom of Tambourhinoceros

Continuing a wonderfully eclectic series of selections by label heads of repute, Kristoffer Rom of Denmark’s Tambourhinoceros picks a tremendous list of favourites from 2018.

This follows on the heels of selections from Bella Union, Slumberland, Cascine, Memorials of Distinction & Geographie.


Marlon Williams – Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore

Two of the most interesting singer songwriters around. And a song with both quality and characteristics that reminds me of one of my all time favourite songs Scott Walkers “Old Man’s Back Again”.

Mitski - Geyser

2018 has been Mitski’s year! And this song alone is enough to justify it in my opinion.

Julia Holter - I Shall Love 2

The album (Aviary) is still relatively new to me but I have a feeling it can grow into a record that’ll stick with me for years. And this song is one I’m especially fond of.

Amnesia Scanner - A.W.O.L.

Something to be absorbed by at 5am in the morning which we all need from time to time.

Moonface - Minotaur Forgiving Knossos

Who doesn’t enjoy vocoder, steel drums and xylophones? Also, Spencer Krug is really one of my favourite singers. 


Serpentwithfeet - Soil

His soulful vocals blow me away every time I put this on. Also,  despite being highly manipulated the production feels very intimate.

Soho Rezanejad - Six Archetypes

Listening to this record is a very intense experience. And what a way to finish off a record. Nothing should stand in her way. 

Johanna Warren - Gemini II

I completely missed this when it was released but when I stumbled across it just a few weeks ago I was completely captivated by how atmospheric and haunting her voice and music are.

Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love

There’s no abiding to genre conventions here. It’s one of those records that continue to unveil new stuff for every repeat listen. 

Cloud Nothings - Last Building Standing

This is much more than a hard-hitting fast-paced guitar rock; his voice is so intense and the songwriting is about as good as it gets.

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