This year, for the sake of fun and variety, alongside the usual aJazzNoise top ten list, I asked a few compatriots whose taste and artistic endeavours I trust and love to suggest their own ‘best of’ lists for 2016.

Diego Caicedo is a guitarist, composer, and improviser. One half of the Melodies Intemporelles guitar-vocals duo with Ilona Schneider and one third of RCJ (guitar-drums-clarinets). Between them these two projects clearly demonstrate the range of his versatility. For more on Diego, check out his 7 Questions interview in English or Castellano.

This is Diego’s top ten for 2016…


gorguts-cover1. Gorguts: Pleiades’ Dust


synarchy-cover2. Deathspell Omega: The Synarchy of Molten Bones


blackstar-cover3. David Bowie: Blackstar



ulcerate-cover4. Ulcerate: Shrines Of Paralysis


lopes-cover5. Luis Lopes: Love Song


halvakch-cover6. Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté: Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté


dce-cover7. Discordian Comunity Ensemble: Contrast/Movement


kevin-cover8. Kevin Hufnagel: Backwards Through The Maze


espinal-cover9. Espinal-Samá-Vázquez: Espinal-Samá-Vázquez


inquisition-cover10. Inquisition: Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith


And as a bonus, bubbling under…

  • Dysrhythmia: The Veil Of Control
  • Aborted: Retrogore
  • RCJ: Adeptus Exemptus
  • Rhabdoviridae: Rhabdoviridae
  • Vasco Trilla: The Suspended Step
  • Memoria uno: Cook For Butch
  • Swans: The Glowing Man
  • Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool



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