"memory burns a great light up behind your back" pt. 1

The first of two episodes looking back at some of my favorite music from 2021... both classical and not.


  1. stoned gesture by Claire Rousay on a softer focus (American Dreams)
  2. Christopher Cerrone: A Natural History of Vacant Lots by Andy Meyerson on Christopher Cerrone: A Natural History of Vacant Lots (self released) Local
  3. Stacy Garrop: Rites for the Afterlife - IV. The Field of Reeds by Akropolis Reed Quintet on Ghost Light (New Focus)
  4. Walk All Day by Sour Widows on Crossing Over (Exploding In Sound) Local
  5. Pine Trees (Home Recording) by Mary Lattimore on Collected Pieces II (Ghostly International)
  6. Nattåg by Obay Alsharani on Sandbox (Hive Mind)
  7. Gazing at Taurus - Santa Eulalia by Colleen on The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey)
  8. Red Hen by Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno on Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno (Free Dirt)
  9. The Blue of Distance by Elori Saxl on The Blue of Distance (Western Vinyl)
  10. Island by Briars of North America on Supermoon (Brassland)
  11. Movement 6 by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra on Promises (Luaka Bop)
  12. Luminescence by Van Stiefel on Spirits (Panoramic)
  13. The Order of Things by Lori Scacco (Longform Editions)
  14. Paniniwala (Belief) by Alex Peh, Susie Ibarra on Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong (New Focus)
  15. Devotion by The Staves on Good Woman (Nonesuch)
  16. 1978 (Reunion) by Lomelda, Daniel Hart (arranger) on Anjimile: Reunion EP (Father/Daughter)
  17. El viento by Cecilia Pastorino, Daniela Cervetto, Francisco del Pino, Pablo Jivo on Francisco del Pino: Decir (New Amsterdam)
  18. Baby Grand by Anna B Savage on A Common Turn (City Slang)
  19. Slink & Stride by Psappha on Ryan Latimer: Antiarkie (NMC)
  20. More by Low on HEY WHAT (Sub Pop)