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)
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, MrUnderwSood, Wire, Ghost Box, Lo Recordings, Subtext Records and many moreProduced and edited by Nick McCorriston.