Outsiders: Skupina x mappa
Outsiders: Skupina x mappa

Spring is finally here. Everything is waking up and hope is coming back into our lives. You can hear it in the Jaro / Spring series of field recordings by our favourite Czech sound artist Tomáš Šenkyřík. Kyiv and the whole of Ukraine are still resisting enormous russian aggression. On the album Kyiv Eternal, Ukrainian artist Heinali composed hymns to the capital, which had faced a five-week onslaught at the beginning of the war.

There are also three great reissues (Richter Band - Czech, Nenad Jelić i Laza Ristovski - Serbian, Oleksandr Yurchenko - Ukrainian), testaments to the vibrancy and innovation of the Eastern European experimental scene of the 80s and 90s. Don't forget to include in your AOTY list the debut album of the Emer project by Marija Rasa, a Lithuanian native living in Brussels.

Tomáš Šenkyřík - Za horami (2023, self-released) Heinali - Botanichnyi sad (2023, Injazero) Oleksandr Yurchenko - Intro (TBA, Shukai) emer - through the earth (2023, Lillerne Tapes) kodiki - Noise of Aether (2023, self-released) Waterflower - Plant Music: Dīfenbahija / Dumb Cane (Dieffenbacua Camille) (2023, Self-released) emer - kaili (2023, Lillerne Tapes) Biliana Voutchkova & Sarah Davachi - Slow poem for Stiebler (2023, Another Timbre) Richter Band - Hučivá (2023, Infinite Expanse) Myst - Apere Oredxer - А​п​ы​щ С​а​с​э и​о​р​э​д (2023, Ored Recordings) Nenad Jelić i Laza Ristovski - Sometimes At Nine (2023, Soundway Records) Hayk Karoyi - Tsarin (2023, Self-released) Zosia Hołubowska - Lyna Lore / Legenda o Łynie (2023, EXILES) Attila Csihar - Daytime of 30th of March, on the top of the biggest ever human​-​made Monolith called Stone Of The South. (2023, Ideologic Organ) Fausto Mercier - glare (2023, Genot Centre)