Good things come to wait, and we’ve been waiting a long time for the debut LP from the long-standing collaboration between Switzerland’s Simon Grab and Togo’s Yao Bobby, whose new single is an abrasive slice of forward-thinking experimentation.
We have another superb collaboration this week with the emergence of Congotronics International, a supergroup from the long-running Congotronics series on Crammed Discs. The new group, including Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars, Konono No.1, Skeletons, and Wildbirds & Peacedrums, is as good as the sum of its parts.
Elsewhere this week we have metal from Cannibal Corpse vocalist Corpsegrinder, goth drum and bass from VHS¥DEATH, a Russian doubleheader of grime from Champion Sound and techno from Wulffluw XCIV, modern classical from Noir et Blanc and much more.
Corpsegrinder – On Wings of Carnage (Perseverance Media Group, USA)
Congotronics International – Banza Banza (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
VHS¥DEATH – Falsehood of Man (Dystopian Mix) (Cruel Nature Records, UK)
Baron Saturday – 999 Deaths (self-release, UK)
Wulffluw XCIV feat. Chrisman & Lord Spikeheart – No Escape (self-release, Russia)
Scrounge – This Summer’s Been Lethal (Fierce Panda, UK)
Noir et Blanc – [footsteps waltz] (4000 Records, Australia)
Société Étrange – La Rue Principale de Grandif (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Champion Sound – Gunfinga (Nice Up! Records, UK)
Yao Bobby & Simon Grab – Lekeo (LavaLava Records, UK)
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