Episodes

#303 – Gazelle Twin & NYX, Tunes Of Negation, Sulk, Negativland, Agrupación Changó, Alex Stolze

The long-awaited (okay, 12 months) return of Shackleton’s Tune of Negation is a real highlight at the end of this week’s show. Before that we have a treasure trove of experimental sounds

#302 – Senyawa, Eels, Christian Fitness, Air Max ’97, The End, Mark Dicker

Looking towards 2021, Phantom Limb have brand new music from Indonesian experimental pioneers Senyawa coming out that we preview this week. Looking even further afield – to 2022 – mclusky have their first LP in nearly 20 years coming out, and we have the first taste of that via Andy Falkous’ one-man band Christian Fitness.

#301 – Ela Minus, Krust, The Patchouli Brothers, Gwenifer Raymond, Lorenzo Morresi & Tenderlonious, Jung Buffalo

Bookended by two contrasting releases from Portugal, the podcast takes us from brutal death metal to disco, from drum n bass to Vietnamese ambient techno. Even by our usual standards, this episode is eclectic.

#300 – podcast favourites

For our 300th episode, we decided to ask our listeners to vote on their favourite tracks that we played between episodes 201-298. We received more than 400 votes, and have pulled the top 20 for you, split into two separate shows of ten tracks each. In the third podcast, Anthony and Gareth have picked their favourite five each.

#299 – Jahari Massamba Unit, William Basinski, Ziyiz, Calum Gunn, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right, Maral

On this week’s pod the mood is a little more downtempo as we explore new releases that cut across musique concrète, spiritual jazz, and drone. It’s not all abstract and down though, we also have a fantastic unreleased track from the sadly split Taman Shud, we have a phenomenal club banger from Ziyiz, the latest tropical sounds from Conjunto Papa Upa and loads more

#298 – Mdou Moctar, Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin, Mary Hampton, Maths Balance Volumes, Jessica Moss, Dolphy Kick Bebop

A really dark, fascinating start to the podcast, ideal for the time of the year we’re in in the northern hemisphere. But it’s not all darkness, we have phenomenal psych rock from China, Toureg shredding, Dutch dungeon synth, violin experimental, conscious hip hop and a whole lot more.

#297 – Jane Weaver, The Bug, Bridget Chappell, Monkey Marc, Sonia Calico, Divide and Dissolve

A heavy Melbourne influence on this week’s show, with stunning esoteric electronics from Bridget Chappell, crushing doom from Divide and Dissolve, and dancehall from Monkey Marc. Elsewhere we have psychedelic pop from Jane Weaver, club electronics from Sonia Calico, big-band funk from The Yorkshire Film & Television Orchestra, the latest from The Bug on Hyperdub and a lot more.

#296 – Ex-Easter Island Head, JUU4E, R.AGGS, pq, ΠΕΡΑ ΣΤΑ ΟΡΗ, Om Unit & Seekers International

We have political hiphop from JUU4E – Thailand’s answer to D Double E, we have abstract electronics from Korea’s Arexibo, there’s “‘orrible noise” from Medical Negligence, ambient music utilising field recordings from the sea from Niholoxica’s pq, the first record from Shopping, Sacred Paws, and Trash Kit guitarist R.AGGS and loads more

#295 – Keeley Forsyth, Moor Mother, Pharaoh Overlord, UKAEA, Maciej Maciągowski, drwg

This podcast explores all reaches of musical experimentation, some weeks you might hear disco, other weeks you may hear metal. So when Finnish faves Pharaoh Overload combined the two on their new record for Rocket Recordings, we had to sit up and listen. Thankfully it’s phenomenal.

#294 – Oh Sees, Lucrecia Dalt, Sarathy Korwar, HHY & the Kampala Unit, Kibrom Birhane, Paisiel

There are few better ways to stretch your musical legs than the 8-minute delight that is the title track from the debut EP from Kibrom Birhane on the new Flying Carpet Records, and that’s exactly how we kick off this week’s show.