A whole lot of stunning, somewhat contemplative music on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, starting with the fabulous new release from former Zun Zun Egui member Yama Warashi, moving through operatic music from London techno label AD 93, and sublime musique concrete from Ukraine’s Nikolaienko.
Elsewhere, there’s the semi-concept album from eternal pod favourites Gnod, the latest from the always surprising and mesmerising Lara Jones, grime from the legendary No Hats No Hoods label, elongated metal, elongated disco, and much more.
Yama Warashi – Makkuroi Mizu (まっくろい水） (PRAH Recordings, UK)
Gnod – Bad Apple (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wojciech Rusin – Speculum Veritatis feat. Eden Girma (AD 93, UK)
Boëthius – 4Loko (Wannamarchi Club, UK)
Lara Jones – Pillow (rework) (self-release, UK)
Nikolaienko – Muzak For Mesozoic Showreel (feat. Arthur Mine) (Muscut, Ukraine)
Absent in Body – The Acres/The Ache (Relapse Records, USA)
Durrty Goodz – Barcode 9 Trainers (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Dälek – Decimation (Dis Nation) (Ipecac Recordings, USA)
Man Power – Devil’s Island (Throne of Blood Recordings, USA)
This week’s episode is sponsored by the state51 Conspiracy, an independent music house. Go to state51.com to find out more about everything they do: state51 Factory sessions and events; hand-made Atelier products; a diverse roster of Label releases; Greedbag stores, pop-up and fanzine, and the Collective of distribution partner labels and artistsProduced and edited by Nick McCorriston.