A rollicking hour of experimental music action on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, where an intro of colourful, DIY, Japanese ambient-pop lulls you into a false sense of security as ferocious tracks from Guinea-Bissau, South Africa, and the inimitable Godflesh punctuate throughout.
But there’s subtlety amongst the power, with a roots-flavoured new one from Mungo’s Hi Fi, a stunning track of the year contender from China’s Yikii, and a beautiful solo record from Throwing Muses’ Kristin Hersh.
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く ま ち ゃ ん シ ー ル Kumachan Seal – 食 む （ Hamu ） Graze (EM Records, Japan)
Mungo’s Hi Fi x Pupajim – Past and Present (Scotch Bonnet Records, UK)
Normal Nada the Krakmazter – Beautiful Chaos (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Kristin Hersh – Dandelion (Fire Records, UK)
Angel-Ho – ID Lock (self-release, South Africa)
Godflesh – Land Lord (Avalanche Recordings, UK)
Yikii – 盐 与 蔷 薇 辉 石 / Slat and Rhodonite (self-release, China)
Doom Snakes (of the Moon) – Virid City (self-release, UK)
Man Rei – Mangeler (Somewhere Between Tapes, UK)
Pan African Peoples Arkestra – Little A’s Chant (The Village, USA)
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