Top 10 Releases of 2013 Series
For the next several weeks, WTSH will be posting a series of Top 10 Releases of 2013 lists submitted by a variety of musicians, artists, writers, records labels, djs and other industry-related folk who were kind enough to participate. These lists are great opportunities to discover releases that you may have missed throughout the year, as well as to learn more about the persons behind the lists.
So far we've posted lists from Stephen Lawrie of The Telescopes and Lilies on Mars, with many more coming soon! Next up is the talented Keith Canisius - keep scrolling to learn more about Canisius and view his Top 10 list; you can also read WTSH's previous interview with Canisius HERE.
ABOUT KEITH CANISIUS
Beautiful Sharks was heavily inspired by the Canadian documentary Sharkwater (2006), which chronicles the shark's harrowing fight against extinction. Beautiful Sharks is Canisius' homage to the great white shark and to the sea itself. Genre-wise, the LP is impossible to pigeonhole; the 13 tracks delve further into psychedelia, sometimes heavy on reverb and other times veering more toward electronica, with elements of dream pop and shoegaze weaved throughout. The song craft itself and the way Canisius manipulates so many stylistic elements is truly masterful. The icing on the cake: the album art is absolutely stunning. Highly recommended. Canisius is also currently releasing music under the moniker Shortwave Broadcaster. This project is excellent and you can check out the bandcamp page HERE.
Top 10 Releases of 2013
Boards of Canada || Tommorrow’s Harvest
Tim Hecker || Virgins
William Basinski || Nocturnes
My Bloody Valentine || mbv
Deerhunter || Monomania
Candy Claws || Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time Forever
Steve Haushildt || S/H
Sigur Ros || Kveikur
Daft Punk || Random Access Memories
Wild Nothing || Empty Estate EP