#346 – Blawan, The Oscillation, Raja Kirik, Seekersinternational & Roger Robinson, Hawthonn, Fine Place

We keep reading about the new Blawan release “shedding the ‘techno’ box he has so often been put in” but his new, exceptional record on XL shows us a consistently innovative artist continuing a journey we’ve enjoyed since ‘Getting Me Down’ back in 2011. It’s a must-listen and a probably must-buy for those who like your electronics a little off-kilter.

But that’s a common reason for listening to this pod, as is the consistently extraordinary dark music from across the genres. This week we have the latest in a rapid-fire release schedule of dark ambient music being put out by Leeds’ Hawthonn, we have tasty experimental metal from EXSUL, a remarkable traditional dance/distinctly non-traditional record from Indonesian duo Raja Kirik to fall in love with.

The best psych rock of the year (as far as we’ve heard) from The Oscillation, jungle-cum-ragga from Seekersinternational, synth pop from The Organizing Committee, and an afro-caribbean-fused club banger from newcomer Obeka are just some of the delights to get stuck into this week.

The Organizing Committee – The Day Computers Became Obsolete (No Type, Canada)
Blawan – Under Belly (XL Recordings, UK)
Hawthonn – Cat’s Cradle (Ba Da Bing Records, USA)
Raja Kirik – Tarian Maut Dari Gunung (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Fine Place – It’s Your House (Night School, UK)
Obeka – Duppy Drum (Basy Tropikalne, Poland)
EXSUL – How in the Land of Satin We Saw Hearsay, Who Kept a School of Vouching (Caligari Records, USA)
Ostrowski – Moro (Brutality Garden, Poland)
The Oscillation – Forever Knowing (All Time Low, UK)
Seekersinternational – Kill-a-Milli (feat. Papa Roger Robinson) (Diskotopia, Japan)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.

This week’s episode is sponsored by The state51 Conspiracy, a creative hub for music. Head to state51.com to find releases by JK Flesh vs Gnod, Steve Jansen, MrUnderwood, Wire, Ghost Box, Lo Recordings, Subtext Records and many more.

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