Live on NTS (London, UK), 2015
I learned of Nisennenmondai this year for their Adrian Sherwood-produced new album #N/A, but it appears they haven't toured or promoted it with live sessions. This song, "B-1'" is from their 2015 album N', which is different versions of the songs from their 2013 album N.* However, a live 2015 recording of "B-1'" was included as a bonus track on #N/A, so I don't feel too bad about fudging the year category... I've frequently listened to all three albums this year. (Late realization: #N/A was released in Japan in late 2015 -- without the live bonus tracks found on the 2016 UK release on Sherwood's label.)
I really don't know what's grabbed me about them... the pulse with simple adornments? It's like what if a three-piece rock band took their influences from Plastikman or something. This song in particular seems is a bit of an audio illusion, keeping at the same pace while sounding like it's speeding up. This and Horse Lords, that's been my year in music.
*I can recite the tracklist of each of these albums from memory:
N: A, B-1, B-2
N': A', B-1', B-2', B-4, [Bonus tracks: A' (Shackleton Remix), B-1' (Shackleton Remix)]
#N/A: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, [Bonus tracks: A' (Live), B' (Live)]