Chopped beats from The Philippines, drone-blues melding, and medieval music from the US midwest are some of the more unfamiliar sounds making their way onto … Read more
We often go full fat on the Independent Music Podcast, but with so many mammoth records on this show, we’ve had to give you morsels of the full glory. Whether that is a 6-minute snippet of 45mins of Balkan choral chanting, 2 minutes of 25 minute Indian-infused metal, or five minutes of the absolutely ear-meltingly good new record from Japanese legends Mainliner, there’s plenty of good stuff to get stuck in to.
Bookended by sublime hiphop, this episode of the Independent Music Podcast takes us on a contemplative journey across the genres. From Portuguese pianist Tiago Sousa’s exquisite new modern classical on Discrepant to Livingdog’s tentative spatial folk sounds, there’s a lot to sit back and settle in to.
A fantastic hour of new music this week, although the highlight could well be the sublime cut of Eswatini and South African music from 1989 that’s had a reissue on France’s Nyami Nyami label. That Azumah track is bookended by two fairly gnarly pieces from Canada’s Seum and Australia’s Divide and Dissolve, we also have stunning ambient soundscapes from Chinese debutant Voision Xi, straight-to-disc improvisation from Sarathy Korwar and Upaj Collective, timely social commentary from Micall Parknsun and loads more.