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Interview with Loud and Quiet’s Stu Stubbs

Last week Loud and Quiet published a statement illustrating the struggles they were having to survive due to the Coronavirus crisis and the impact on advertising.

Loud and Quiet is a 15-year-old staple of the alternative, independent music scene in the UK, and to lose it would be an awful thing.
In this extra podcast, Gareth discusses the issues with founder and editor Stu Stubbs. They talk about troubles in publishing generally and what the future could look like.

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Read Gareth’s piece on why we should support music magazines: https://medium.com/independent-music-podcast/six-facts-to-convince-you-that-should-start-paying-for-music-journalism-6741977996ca

Read the Loud and Quiet statement: https://www.loudandquiet.com/short/a-statement-about-the-future-of-loud-and-quiet-and-how-you-can-save-it/

#273 – GNOD & João Pais Filipe, Kuldaboli, Asher Gamedze, DJ Die Soon & MC Yallah, ADRA Hubble

A wonderful array of sounds this week, we have dystopian industrial electro-funk from Iceland, field recordings from Brazil, a couple of records from lockdown, the latest from Gnod and loads more.

Tracklisting
Group A – Inhuman Ecstasy (Mannequin Records, Germany)
Kuldaboli – Milljón ára (FTP, Germany / Bunker Records, Netherlands)
ADRA Hubble (Alice Hubble and Andy Abbott) – Hierve el Agua (Signal Records, UK)
DJ Die Soon – Kawo Kada (feat. MC Yallah) (Morphine Records, USA)
Samuel Barton – Chime and Pandemonium (self-release, UK)
Kiko Dinucce and Thiago França – Tocar Na Banda (Collection Petites Planètes, Brazil)
Asher Gamedze – Synthesis (On the Corner Records, UK)
TYVYT|IYTYI – Shade Beneath (Pinkman Records, Netherlands)
Amnertia – Stampee O Lonesome
GNOD & João Pais Filipe – Faca De Terra (Rocket Recordings, UK)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#272 – Roger Robinson, Jenya Kukoverov, SNØW & Serocee, PRIMO!, Andrea Taeggi

The one with the clarinets. Well, two tracks with prominent clarinet, but not like you’ve ever heard before – especially the skronk dance jazz goodness from Moscow’s  Jenya Kukoverov (it’s better than that sounds, promise). We’ve got a fair chunk of low tempo, exquisite sounds this week, with a good dosage of acid and grime in there for good measure. Take it all, it’s amazing.

Tracklisting
Roger Robinson – Forward (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Mike Neaves – The Sideman (self-release, UK)
Jenya Kukoverov – Losing the Ground Under My Feet (ТОПОТ, Russia)
Andrea Taeggi – Cuttleburrs (OOH-Sounds, Italy)
SNØW – Move & Breathe (ft. Serocee) (More Time, UK)
PRIMO! – Diamond Day (Anti Fade, Australia / Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Seabuckthorn – Through A Vulnerable Occur (feat. Gareth Davis) (IIKKI, France)
Echo Canyon – Library Montage (Untitled-1, Greece)
Tristan Arp – Slip (Banoffee Pies, UK)
Land Trance – Regulate (Dense Truth, UK)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#271 – Black Devil Disco Club , Sabiwa & Queimada, Charles Hayward Vs. Harmageddon, Ann Margaret Hogan, OHYUNG

Some extraordinary sounds on this week’s podcast, three of which push the boundaries of the music you can make with a piano. We’ve got an exclusive first play of the new release from Taiwanese producer Sabiwa, alongside an outlandish 8-minute opus from Nebraska’s Moonworshipper Records, the first new material from legendary electronic producer Bernard Fevre’s Black Devil Disco Club moniker, and lots more.

Tracklisting
Charles Hayward Vs. Harmageddon – Helix (God Unknown Records, UK)
OHYUNG – No One Else (ft. Charlie Sheena) (Chinabot, UK)
João Pais Filipe – XV (Lovers & Lollypops / Holuzam, Portugal)
Black Devil Disco Club – Six Six Sex (Lo Recordings, UK)
Kooba Tercu – Fair Game (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Effluvium – Vera (Moonworshipper Records, USA)
Harrga – Échos Obscurs De L’Orient (self-release, UK)
Sabiwa & Queimada – Tomorrow You Said Yesterday
Metal Preyers – Hard Screw (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)

Ann Margaret Hogan – CODA (Downwards, UK)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

Guest show: pq (Nihiloxica, Hakuna Kulala, Hot in da Club)

The second in our series of guest shows. This time we have the exceptional producer pq putting together an hour or so of music that takes us from Southeast Asia to Uganda, touching down in Japan, Greece, and Rotherham, whilst giving us a taste of some unreleased sounds of his own.

pq is one-sixth of Nihiloxica, whose debut LP lands on 12 June via Crammed Discs. He is also one-third of blitzkriegesque synth duellers Hot in da Club and accompanying label Spooky Shit. He was the noise behind the immense Ecko Bazz EP on Hakuna Kulala.

Tracklisting
Eliane Radigue – Geelriandre (Important Records)
3 Men From The Brao Hmong Ethnic Group – Gaw Ja Galpeu (Ethnic Music From Southern Laos – Sublime Frequencies)
Mark Fell – INTRA-1 (Boomkat Editions)
Iannis Xenakis – Concret PH (El Records)
Tomoko Sauvage – Clepsydra (Shelter Press)
Angklung Part 2 (Badui Village Songs – Javasounds)
Xylophone Birifor (Art of the Balofon – Arion)
Brian Eno – Lizard Point (Editions EG)
Suara Parahiangan Group – Ayun Ambing (SP Records)
Grup Tongkek Agreed – Tongkek Medley (pq submix) (Aural Archipelago)
pq – kadod1 (unreleased)
Jako Maron – Maloya Valsé chok 1 (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
Drums Off Chaos – Clockwise Instinct (Nonplace)
pq – beater (unreleased)

#270 – Laurel Halo, Manga Saint Hilare, Hibotep, Solo Ansamblis, Thiago Nassif

Our first podcast from lockdown. It means the quality of the chat is a bit off, but the quality of the music is second to none. From Brazilian funk to Lithuanian synthpop via modern classical, grime, dancehall, hip hop and a load more, this return of Anthony and Gareth to the podcast jams enough goodness into your ears to lighten the darkest of times.

Tracklisting
Thiago Nassif – Soar Estranho (Gearbox Records, UK)
Algernon Cornelius – Super 89 Peshwari Naan (part 1)/Lightning Bolt (Solidarity Tapes, UK)
Laurel Halo – Hyphae (The Vinyl Factory, UK)
Solo Ansamblis – Fosforinis Baseinas (Artoffact Records, Canada)
Manga Saint Hilare – Not Around ft P Money (self-release, UK)
Hibotep – Maraakame (Byrd Out, UK)
Menzi – GQOM Tera feat. Ecko Bazz (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Sun Runners 女神の恋人達 / Lord Tusk – Talk to tha P (self-release, UK)
O.B.F. & Aza Lineage – Rebel Daawtaz (OBF Dubquake Records, France)
Mor Air – Two Sides of the Same Moon (self-release, UK)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#269 – Félicia Atkinson, Coucou Chloe, Гласность (Glasnost), 3phaz, Awkward Corners

It’s a rollercoaster on this week’s podcast. We start hard with the acid-tinged punk of Гласность, we move swiftly through searing mahraganat from Cairo’s ever-blistering 100copies label, on to abstract electronics, bass-heavy jazz and electro-cumbia. All rounded off through jazz-tinged hip-hop. It’s a journey to savour.

Tracklisting
Гласность (Glasnost) – Злобная молодость (Angry Youth) (Cruel Nature Records, UK)
3phaz – Siren (100copies, Egypt)
Emanative & Tamar Collocutor – Energy (self-release, UK)
Awkward Corners – Straight Ahead (Shapes of Rhythm, UK)
Coucou Chloe – Nobody (Nuxxe Records, UK)
Félicia Atkinson – Everything Evaporate (Shelter Press, France)
Allegra Krieger – The Push and the Pull (Northern Spy, UK)
Digital Hair – Horacio is in da House (Pakapi Records, Argentina)
Pardon Moi – Power To The People (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
44th Move – Hope feat. Takuya Kuroda (Black Acre Records, UK)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

Guest show: Spooky-J (Nihiloxica, Spooky Shit, Hot in da Club)

Spooky-J is one-sixth of the mesmerisingly excellent Nihiloxica, whose first LP is coming out in June on Crammed Discs. He is also one-third of the extraordinary fast beats label Spooky Shit and the unrelenting synth dualling trio Hot in da Club.

For this special additional show to keep you occupied in these crazy times, he’s pulled together some outstanding sounds, ranging from raiding French cassette labels, to Italian library music and Greek synthpop, not forgetting to put in some unreleased Spooky-J sounds.

Enjoy this, it’s special.

Tracklisting
Reino do Sol (◉ GIRA DE ORAÑIA ◉) – gritos & gongs
Fernando Falcão – Amanhecer Tabajara (À Alceu Valença)
Roberto Musci – Water Music
Marcello Giombini – Bali (Indonesia)
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Lena Platonos – A Physical Exercise Unresolved
Drinks – Real Outside
The Sound of Taiwan’s Tribesmen – 泰耶魯山歌
Compro Oro – Greeting From the Colony
Atom TM – Mambo Brillante
Knowsum – Playing God
Lakutis – Death Shark
Andrea Benini – Syncussion
Culture Clash – Never Take A Wrong Turn When You’
Not In Da Club w/ Elvin Brandhi – Unreleased Jam 1
Spooky-J & Po – Fujifiji (Unreleased)
Spooky-J – Work it like its 2011 again (Harmonawanabemix)

#268 – Gazelle Twin, Nihiloxica, Cucina Povera, DJ これからの緊急災害, Photay

Covid-19 lockdown was implemented in the UK this week, so Gareth has a solo show for you. A whole heap of favourites have been putting out music: obviously something from Uganda’s Nihiloxica, whose first LP is forthcoming on Belgium’s Crammed Discs. There are also two Coronavirus-related records, with a one-day write and record track from Gazelle Twin, and a brutal industrial punk record from Germany via Turkey project BEEATSZ v2.0999d. Chuck in the mesmerising new record from Glasgow-based Finn Cucina Povera, and there’s more than enough good stuff to improve your mood.

Tracklisting
Nihiloxica – Tewali Sukai (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
DJ これからの緊急災害 (DJ Emergency Disaster) – T O K Y O G H E T T O 2 0 2 0 (FTP, Germany)
Gazelle Twin – HERD (self-release, UK)
Mr. Zèbre feat. Lasai – Under Pressure (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Cucina Povera – Salvia Salvatrix (Night School, UK)
ONIPA – Hey No I Say (Strut Records, UK)
BEEATSZ v2.0999d – Just Buy It (Brain Pussyfication, Germany)
Photay – Warmth in the Coldest Acre (Mexican Summer, USA)
U – Don’t Fuck With the Dragon (Where to Now? Records, UK)
Y-Bayani & Baby Naa And The Band of Enlightenment, Reason & Love – Zooba Maka (Philophon, Germany)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#267 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Clap! Clap!, Roll The Dice & Glasser, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, JP y Los Marcianos Galácticos

In these strange times, this may be the last ‘proper’ new podcast for some time. We will keep the feed awash with great music, but we’re not 100% sure whether we’ll be able to record new shows in the manner you’ve come accustomed to.

Despite the uncertainty, there’s still a whole lot of new exciting music out there, and – as usual – that’s what we want to focus on. Whether it’s Uruguayan garage, Italian dub techno, or Glaswegian DIY non-jazz, we’ve got the good stuff for you.

If you can, please support bands, artists, record labels, promoters, and venues at this tough time. Without them the world would be a much poorer place.

Tracklisting
Taupe – Almera Tino (Scant Records, UK)
Roll The Dice & Glasser – Elevate (The New Black, Sweden)
Dean Blunt – War Report Freestyle (World Music, UK)
JP y Los Marcianos Galácticos – Praying Mantis (Chape Records, Uruguay)
Pluralist – UN Sanctions (feat. Rex Domino) (Manuka Records, UK)
Clap! Clap! – Southern Dub (feat. Domenico Candellori) (Black Acre, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Rubbernecker (Rocket Recordings, UK)
69 Complex – The Witness Room (Hamfuggi Records, Spain)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Expanding Electricity (Ghostly International, USA)
Frak – Arcitect (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc