The end of the year is all about reflections, new beginnings and, naturally, listening to lots and lots of tunes. That’s why we’ve asked a cadre of bands to assemble a collection of kicka$$ playlists featuring their favorite jams of 2012. Next up, we have Aleksi Gustafsso of Kiki Pau‘s picks. Check them out after the jump.
1. Tomutonttu – “Hylyt pt.2″
Diverse and mindboggling sound collage from the Finnish avant artist Tomutonttu.
2. Bill Fay – “Cosmic Concerto (Life Is People)”
Bill Fay plunges deep into the very essence of humanity with this epic track.
3. Can – “Waiting for the Streetcar”
Lost tapes from the legendary band.
4. Neil Young – “Driftin’ Back”
Just close your eyes and enjoy the trip.
5. Patti Smith – “Constantine’s Dream”
One of the best songs and most memorable lyrics that Patti Smith has written in many years. Mesmerizing.
6. Swans – “The Seer”
A 32-minute long journey into the heart of darkness. Stick around, the best part begins after about 10 minutes.
7. Prince Rupert’s Drops – “Plague Ride”
Our fellow Beyonders made an incredible debut album.
8. Godspeed! You Black Emperor – “Mladic”
G!YBE is back! Their new album opens with this monolithic and very powerful piece of music.
9. Dr. John – “Kingdom Of Izzness”
A great song from one of the grooviest albums of the year.
10. Emeralds – “Search for Me in the Wasteland”
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