Plenty of exceptional experimental workouts on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, starting off with a wild change of direction from Comité Hypnotisé, whose new record marks a wild change of direction from last year’s Dubs Pour Oh La La – one of our favourites from 2021. The new direction is equally magnificent though, drawing on a wide range of influences to create something great.
Across the pod, we have minimal drones from China’s 梁奕源 Liang Yiyuan and an exclusive first play of the superlative OCH release on Rocket Recordings. We also have a healthy dose of acid – with the blistering track from Kharkiv artist Metadata, and the latest from Part Chimp drummer Drumm Chimp.
Elsewhere, we have a cracking track from Nick Klein, raising money for the Red Cross in Ukraine, an always-welcome return from Solo Banton, a sublime avant folk masterpiece from Alison Cotton and more.
Comité Hypnotisé – The Dragon Rider (Cortizona, Belgium)
Better Dance – Backwards Dance (The state51 Conspiracy, UK)
Nick Klein – Pfefferspray (iDEAL Recordings, Portugal)
OCH – Bolid (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Solo Banton – We Pulsating (Scotch Bonnet Records, UK)
BLK JKS – Maiga Mali Mansa Musa (Glitterbeat, Germany)
梁奕源 Liang Yiyuan – 靈抽 Convulsions of the Spirit (WV Sorcerer Productions 巫唱片 , France)
Alison Cotton – Violet May (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Metadata – Just Tell Me True (Childsplay, UK)
Drumm Chimp – See Saw (Wrong Speed Records, UK)
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. Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.