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#192 – Tim Hecker, Mars89, Paul Frick, Sealionwoman

This week’s show has a lot of psych in it. From the opening riffs of Japanese band Kikagaku Moyo through to metal psych of Kurokuma, there’s a lot of tasty colours on show here. Also from Japan we have gqom-inspired bass music from Mars89, there’s some detective jazz out of Salford with The Crime Scene Ensemble, stunning avant-garde folk from Sealionwoman, and a gorgeous ending from Alexander Tucker.

Tracklisting
Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 – Gatherings (Guruguru Brain, Netherlands)
Tim Hecker – This Life (Kranky, USA)
Mars89 – Run To Mall (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Sealionwoman – Call (Antigen Records, UK)
Paul Frick – Great Song Title 9 (Apollo Records, UK)
Free Love – July (Full Ashram, UK)
Kurokuma – Dope Rider pt. 1 (Doom Stew Records, UK)
The Crime Scene Ensemble – Act 2, Scene 2: Harold’s Diner; A 3.30am Special (Samarbeta, UK)
LWW – DTE (The Leaf Label, UK)
Alexander Tucker – Visiting Again (Thrill Jockey Records, USA)

#191 – Eartheater, Maarja Nuut, Astrosuka, Marissa Nadler

From twisted Russian-born, Argentina-based, Chinese music from Astrosuka through to the new one from Bella Union and Sacred Bones artist Marissa Nadler, this week’s podcast takes you through a wild exploration of delicate and twisted experimental music. We have the brutal, brilliant new Eartheater record, experimental Ghanaian afro funk, beautiful New Zealand dancehall and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
New Optimism – Jet Setters (Phantom Limb, UK)
Astrosuka – B3T (Genome 6.66Mbp, China / TRRUENO, Argentina)
Maarja Nuut & Ruum – Kiik Tahab Kindaid (130701 Records, UK)
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – The Message (Analog Africa, Germany)
Eartheater – MMXXX (ft. Moor Mother) (PAN Records, Germany)
Tomás Tello – Ekeko Mix: Sonidos Transporta Sueños (Sucata Tapes, UK)
Tippa Lee & Naram – Dancehall Ram Up (Red Robin Records, New Zealand)
Twenty-Three Hanging Trees – Palimpseste de Fréquences (Radio edit) (Where It’s At is Where You Are Records, UK)
Beachers – Random Soul Generator (Czaszka (rec.), UK)
Marissa Nadler – For My Crimes (Sacred Bones Records, USA / Bella Union, UK)

#190 – Jlin, Warmduscher, Mighty Lord Deathman, Big Lad

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This week’s show brings you the unbelievable new collaboration between Jlin and Wayne McGregor’s contemporary choreography show ‘Autobiography’, we also have experimental folk from Germany, rock noise, smooth hip hop and a whole lotta exploratory electronic sounds.

Tracklisting
Warmduscher – I Got Friends (The Leaf Label, UK)
Thomas Ragsdale – Needles of Stone (self-release, UK)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Sourdure – L’Escribòta (Les Disques du Festival Permanent, France)
Nogood Luna – Broken Winged Dove (self-release, Germany)
Big Lad – Ricky Balboa (Box Records, UK)
SWARVY – No Evils (feat. Nelson Bandela) (Paxico Records, USA)
A Stone A – Garaji Mesin (Syrphe, Germany)
Nathan Micay – First Casualty (Whities, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Jonah (Hominid Sounds, UK)

Interview with Ninja Tune and Coldcut’s Jon More

A little two hour bonus to see you through the weekend – Gareth’s conversation with Ninja Tune co-founder and one half of Coldcut Jon More. Ninja Tune has released hundreds of records, with names on the roster including Roots Manuva, Bonobo, Cinematic Orchestra, Young Fathers, and The Bug.

They talk about the foundation of Ninja Tune, the role of the label in the 21st century. The role of sub labels (including Big Dada, and Technicolor), their relationship with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder records, and play a lot of great music.

Tracklisting
DJ Food – Turtle Soup (Luke Vibert Mix)
Funki Porcini – King Ashabanapal (Dilinja Mix)
Roots Manuva – Witness (One Hope)
Mr Scruff & Kirsty Almeida – Pickled Spider
Bonobo – Cirrus
Cinematic Orchestra Ft. Fontella Bass – All That You Give
Bicep – Glue
Young Fathers – Shame
The Bug – Skeng (Autechre Remix)
Thundercat – Them Changes
Peggy Gou – Han Jan

#189 – RP Boo, HAAi, Hekla, The Innocence Mission

Congolese power showers, gnarly metal, and beautiful, stunning folk music pepper this week’s podcast. In amongst the usual blend of conscious hiphop, abstract and experimental electronics, and avant garde Japanese jazz. We have the latest from long-time favourite Bass Clef as well as new music from across the globe.

Tracklisting
RP Boo – Earth’s Battle Dance (Planet Mu, UK)
KOKOKO! – Azo Toke (ICI)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing – Still At It (Village Live, UK)
Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin, USA)
The Innocence Mission – Records From Your Room (Bella Union, UK)
RyokoSam – パイププレイ (Raw Tonk Records, UK)
HAAi – Your Disk is Full (Coconut Beats, UK)
Thousand Foot Whale Claw – No Kingdom (Holodeck Records, USA)
Bass Clef – Charnel House (Happy Skull Records, UK)

#188 – Pram, Flowdan, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Modeselektor

A real pick n mixture for podcast 188. Metal from KEN Mode, new material from rock heroes Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, grime from Skeng legend Flowdan, and dubs, abstract electronics, the long-awaited return of Pram and loads more.

Tracklisting
KEN Mode – Feathers & Lips (Seasons of Mist, France)
Jay Glass Dubs – The Safest Dub (Berceuse Heroique, France)
Modeselektor – Kalif Storch (Ninja Tune, UK / Monkeytown Records, Germany)
John Bence – Kill (Grooming Records, UK)
Pram – Shimmer and Disappear (Domino Record Co., UK)
Flowdan – Bodybag (Tru Thoughts, UK)
Bad Tracking – Clanger (FuckPunk, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Cake of Light (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Butsenzeller – Half A Century (Jezus Factory Records, UK)
Veins Full of Static – Any of Us (Disintegration State, UK)

#187 – SOPHIE, Khalab, Flohio, Slikback

After the chilled week last week, we’re unashamedly throwing bangers at you on this week’s pod. The brutal, brilliant pop sounds of SOPHIE kick us off, as we travel through stunning sounds from Khalab’s new record, a new Ugandan record label releasing heavy bass sounds, Lewisham grime fro Flohio, and Polish experimental music from Edinburgh.

Tracklisting
SOPHIE – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
Khalab – Black Noise (feat. Tenesha the Wordsmith) (On the Corner Records, UK)
Slows – A Great Big Smile From Venus (excerpt) (Deep Distance, UK)
Slikback – Ascenscion (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
YOB – The Screen (Relapse Records, USA)
Andria – So Far (Yes, Serbia)
Ekiti Sound – Ife (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Ko Shin Moon – Zaffa (Akuphone Records, France)
Flohio – Bands (Alpha, UK)
Januszewski – Untitled II (Czaszka (rec.), UK)

#186 – Jitwam, Low, Blawan, Lee Scratch Perry

A show that’s best described as ‘chill’ this week, as most of the music will have you woozy in the summer sun. Another description would be ‘symmetrical’ as it’s bookended by two dub tracks – the first from debutants Spiritual Rockers, and the final note from legend Lee Scratch Perry. In the middle we have a 14 minute opus from Low, electronic experimentation from Jako Maron on Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, thundering techno from Blawan, cocaine pop from Jitwam and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Spiritual Rockers – Fireland (Steppas Records, UK)
Crack Cloud – Swish Swash (self-release, Canada)
Jako Maron – Katangaz (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Low – Double Negative Triptych – “Quorum”, “Dancing and Blood” and “Fly” (Sub Pop, USA)
Jitwam – Desires (The Jazz Diaries, India)
Blawan – North (Ternesc, UK)
Astronauts, etc. – The Border (Company Records, USA)
Hilary Woods – Prodigal Dog (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
The Space Lady – Be Thankful For What You Got (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Lee Scratch Perry – Game of the Throne (Byrd Out, UK)

#185 – Giant Swan, Samuel Kerridge, Dorcha, Sophia Loizou

Back from our Bulgarian excursion we’ve got a whole load of good stuff waiting for you. We’ve got alternative rock stylings of Birmingham’s Dorcha alongside experimental sounds of Ben Vince. We have legendary techno producer Samuel Kerridge’s new track, mutant jungle from Sophia Loizou, a surprising folk project from Roger Robinson, reggae from Parly B, hiphop, Latvian experimentation and loads more.

Tracklisting
Dorcha – Bruiser (self-release, UK)
Samuel Kerridge – Silent Notes (Downwards, UK)
Ben Vince – Assimilation (Where to Now?, UK)
Horsedreamer (Roger Robinson & Piers Faccini) – Trigger (Beating Drum, France)
Dameetis Brown – I T S M E (self-release, USA)
Parly B & The Elementz – Skylark (Reggae Take Over, UK)
1/2H 1/2W – Inbreed (Bezirk, Austria)
Sophia Loizou – Memories of Angels (Cosmo Rhythmatic, Germany)
Giant Swan – High Waisted (Mannequin Records, Germany)
Field Lines Cartographer – Repulsin Engine Test (Concretetapes, UK)

#184 – Dwarfs of East Agouza, JK Flesh, Siete Catorce, Carla Bozulich

After last week’s smooth funk openers, let’s get a little more brutal shall we? Raw Ambassador’s Mental Disorder track is as intense as the artist name and title would suggest, and it takes brave ears to get through that. But persist and (more) rewards are forthcoming – the outstanding collaboration between Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert for one, and Marlowe – the L’Orange and Solemn Brigham collaboration – for another. Elsewhere we have a mix of the good stuff – get involved

Tracklisting
Raw Ambassador – Mental Disorder (Mannequin Records, Germany)
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert – Party On (Rock Action Records, UK)
Marlowe – Lost Arts (Mello Music Group, USA)
Rob Lewis – Pines (self-release, UK)
Dwarfs of East Agouza – Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers (Akuphone Records, France)
Carla Bozulich – Let It Roll (Constellation Records, Canada)
Siete Catorce – Susurro (Hypermedium, Greece)
JK Flesh – Wasplike (Inner Surface Records, UK)
Grimm Grimm – Take Me Down to Coney Island (Some Other Planet Records, UK)
Rattle – All Over the Place (God Unknown Records, UK)