The A.M. – Episode December 27, 2021

Part one of a two-part look back at some of 2021's most memorable musical releases. Soothing electronics, library music grooves, cosmic Canadiana, and psychedelic bedroom pop all share space here under the banner of offbeat easy listening. Saying goodbye to 2021, and hello to whatever is coming next.


  • Threads
    Apta • Echoes
  • Appa Wu Wei
    Liila • Soundness of Mind
  • Vespera
    Loscil • Clara
  • Mockingbird
    Robin Hatch • T.O.N.T.O.
  • The Myth is the Myth
    Future Museums • Harpoon of Sunlight
  • The Way Out
    Drummachinemike • A Certain Death
  • Silver Gate
    NETRVNNER • Fractured Veil
  • All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace
    Haiku Salut • The Hill, The Light, The Ghost
  • Make Me Your Wife
    Lisa Bella Donna • The World She Wanted
  • We Have to Leave This Town Because I Have Done Something Unforgivable
    Peter Talisman • Lord Of The Harvest
  • Waterfront Station
    Kogane • All Together
  • We Travel the Spaceways
    Bitchin' Bajas • Switched On Ra
  • Ghost
    Maston with L'eclair • Souvenir
  • Holy Scroller
    Nolan Potter's Nightmare Band • Music is Dead
  • It's Me, Robin
    Bernice • Eau de Bonjourno
  • Hold On
    Not Waving, featuring Marie Davidson • How To Leave Your Body
  • Cry a Spiral
    Cobalt Chapel • Orange Synthetic
  • Pentimento
    Sven Wunder • Natura Morta
  • Beside April
    BADBADNOTGOOD • Talk Memory
  • Spiral
    Astral Swans • Astral Swans
  • June Like a Bug
    Fiver & The Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition • Fiver with The Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition
  • Sitting on a Satellite
    Soccer96, featuring Salami Rose Joe Louis • Dopamine
  • Murkit Gem
    El Michels Affair • Yeti Season
  • Bury Me With My Money
    The Garrys • Get Thee To A Nunnery
  • Watching Cartoons
    La Luz, featuring Adrian Younge • La Luz
  • What Has Happened
    Tonstartssbandht • Petunia
  • Station to Station
    Mega Bog • Life, and Another
  • Golden Pear
    Chad VanGaalen • World's Most Stressed Out Gardener
  • Loan Your Loneliness
    Gruff Rhys • Seeking New Gods
  • We Grew, and We Are Astonished
    Deerhoof • Actually, You Can