Free Kick is a weekly free-form radio show broadcast on CKUT 90.3 from Montreal every Sunday at 11am-1pm eastern time; or alternatively, subscribe to the podcast – all links at the bottom of this post. Here is a shared top 10 of 2013 from hosts Swan and Dave.
True to the format of the show, each of us came up with a separate list of 5 Canadian releases that became favourites in 2013. A fair number were released in late 2012 but got most of their play in 2013. Items are listed in no particular order.
Swan’s Top 5:
Alaclair Ensemble – Touladis –
A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation – http://atribecalledred.com/portfolio/nation-ii-nation/
Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson – Stones – http://www.runegrammofon.com/artists/colin-stetson-mats-gustafsson/rcd-2136-colin-stetson-mats-gustafsson-stones-cd/
Stefan Cristoff & Sam Shalabi – родина (Rodina) – http://howlarts.net/rodina
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! – http://cstrecords.com/cst081/
Dave’s Top 5:
Ratchet Orchestra – Hemlock – http://www.dripaudio.com/releases.php?release=33
Bernard Falaise – S’Enfouir – http://www.actuellecd.com/en/cat/et_19/
Drumheller – Sometimes Machine – http://mechanicalforestsound.blogspot.ca/2013/06/recording-drumheller.html
Land of Kush -The Big Mango – http://cstrecords.com/new-release-land-of-kush-%E2%80%93-the-big-mango/
Alex Lukashevsky – Too Late Blues – http://store.standardform.org/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=69