T.O.P. five charts of 2017

Tales of Psychofonia asks 5 artists about their top 5 favourite records of 2017 and the result is quality. We wish you Happy New Year!



Dimette (Thrènes, CH)  has a particularly special approach to her blend of electronic music. As a music collector, she has always been passionate about analog warmth and great fidelity sounds, which she contributes to not only as a performer but also as a record label co-founder with Threnes records. Dimette’s music bridges the gaps between various underground currents, including techno, dark, abstract, experimental techno and more. The result is a lush, organic and textural blend of atmospheres and beats with a rhythmic melancholic feel. Her top 5 beauties for 2017 are:

  1. Belief Defect- Decadent Yet Depraved- Raster
  2. Restive Plaggona- Silently Hopelessly- Thrènes
  3. Pact Infernal-Infernality- Horo
  4. Kangding Ray-Hyper Opal Mantis- Stroboscopic Artefacts
  5. Tzusing-東方不敗- L.I.E.S




Mora/Beyond/ (Urban Legend, ES) is an artist from Seville with a long career as a DJ and producer, with a special presence in the Barcelona, London and Berlin underground scenes. By 2012, he started his personal project under his new AKA /beyond/, which consolidates after his debut “Now I See There’s Light /beyond / Darkness”, a vinyl 12 “ EP released by his own label Urban Legend Record Label. Mora shares with us his 5-star records for this year:

  1. Rainbow Mirror/ Prurient- Profound Lore Records
  2. Bastet/ LCC-Editions Mego
  3. Hungry For Candy/ Florian Kupfer- Valcrond Video
  4. Weightless/ Jasss-iDeal Recordings
  5. Wakati/ Unknown Cultures- Urban Legend




Fonemi ( Blackwater, IT) is Vito Santoro, an Italian writer, novelist and producer. Santoro juxtaposes the passion for crime stories with electronic music, thinking his music as a soundtrack for his novels. His style blends ambient music, experimentalism and ethnic suggestions. Earlier in the year, T.O.P. had published a wicked mix by him which shows the quality of his music and selection. Fonemi’s favourite records for 2017 are:

  1. Gas – Narkopop- Kompakt
  2. Caterina Barbieri – Patterns of Consciousness- Important Records
  3. Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold – Sferic Ghost Transmits- Honest Jon’s Records
  4. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Async- Milan
  5. Forest Swords – Compassion-ZEN




Catoune (DE) is the collaboration between Cathy Daniëls and Andrea Cichecki. Cathy and Andrea have been soul sisters for many years and shared the same dedication to music. Catoune consists of performing DJ sets as a duo, always responding to and embracing each other’s music and vibe while playing B2B. This drives their performance to very energetic and diverse heights, never shying away from the very depths of their record bags. And this collaboration is only the start of more goodness to come.
As 2018 will see the birth of a new connoisseur’s record label… so stay tuned. They picked up for us their top 5 records for 2017, in no specific order:

  1. Jan Jelinek – Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records -Faitiche
  2. Various artist – Thoughts from Chicago Volume 4. -Eargasmic
  3. FP-Oner – Arigato- Mule music
  4. Vakula – B – Bandura
  5. Galsher Lustwerk – Tape 22- White Material repress



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Helena Markos (Tales of Psychofonia, UK) is the woman behind Tales of Psychofonia, our Bristol based music web. More about Helena on talesofpsychofonia.com. For this year she highlighted:

  1. Ashtrejinkins – Fruit In Failure EP (APRON34)
  2. Reeko- La Mala Educacion- Avian
  3. Midori Takada-Through the Looking Glass- We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records
  4.  Fonemi- Cosmopolis – Blackwater
  5. Addremove- Clean Slate- Thrènes

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