Episodes

#277 – The Soft Pink Truth, Marja Ahti & Judith Hamann, Anatolian Weapons, Sebastian Reynolds, Birds

It seems quite poignant to have a track from ‘Am I Free to Go?’ an LP of punk covers from The Soft Pink Truth – the project of Matmos’ Drew Daniel – on this week’s show. It’s been a while since we had some breakcore, but this record is a must-buy. All profits will go to the International Anti-Fascist Legal Defence Fund, which assists people all around the world with the legal repercussions of protesting fascism: https://thesoftpinktruth.bandcamp.com/album/am-i-free-to-go

Elsewhere this week, we’ve got some Sudanese jazz that sounds more like surf music, epic modern classical, jazz funk, dancehall, and your usual blend of the good stuff.

Our next online live show is on 11 June. Buy tickets from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independent-music-podcast-live-music-for-adventurous-music-lovers-tickets-106268092726

Tracklisting
Birds – Transcendental Phases (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Sharhabil Ahmed – Argos Farfish (Habibi Funk, Germany)
The Soft Pink Truth – Fuck Nazi Sympathy (Thrill Jockey, USA)
JonnyGo Figure & Genius T – Unemployment (Rebelmadiaq Sound, Spain)
Marja Ahti & Judith Hamann – Portals (OTOROKU, UK)
Sebastian Reynolds – Everest (Faith & Industry, UK)
Anatolian Weapons feat. Anna vs June – Athanato Nero (Invisible Inc., UK)
Unpure Impulse – 2 (Pater Noster Records, Germany)
Mai Mai Mai – Isola (self-release, Italy)
Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s – Pecan Trees Speak to Each Other (edit) (Tramp Records, 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

#276 – Meridian Brothers, Dijit, Einstürzende Neubauten, Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers, King Rambo Sound

Quite a hefty batch of tracks on our usual global excursion. Starting in the Ukraine with some post-punk and travelling swiftly to Haitian voodoo polyrhythms, Egyptian triphop, Portugese RPG jazz, and a whole lot more. We’ve got gritty rock from Leeds, dub techno from Japan, the latest from favourites Medidian Brothers and Einstürzende Neubauten, and two tracks from the brilliant Swiss record shop and label Les Disques Bongo Joe.

Our next online live show is on 11 June. Buy tickets from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independent-music-podcast-live-music-for-adventurous-music-lovers-tickets-106268092726

Tracklisting
Plastic Lorna – Drowning (Perfsect, Ukraine)
Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers – Vodou Alé (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Dijit feat. SD – 1772 (cover) (Youth, UK)
The Shits – Witching Hour (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Manuel Pinheiro & Andre Novoa – Robot Invasion (Games Omnivorous, Portugal / Exalted Funeral, USA)
Regis – Cracked Earth (Downwards, UK)
Patrick Jahn – Abenteuer überm Schrank (2020 Version) (Growing Bin Records, Germany)
Einstürzende Neubauten – Ten Grand Goldie (Potomak, Germany)
King Rambo Sound – Isolated Dancer (Chinabot, UK)
Meridian Brothers – Puya Del Empresario (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland

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

#275 – Okkyung Lee, Eartheater, HHY & The Macumbas, Sloath, Wild/Life

Even by our usual standards, this podcast is eclectic. We start things off with the mesmerising experimental electronics of Eartheater. Beyond that, we have a Polish-Malawian post-everything project, intense percussion music from Portugal’s HHY & The Macumbas, the first release in six years from psych masters Sloath, a 14-minute chamber pop opus from Daniel O’Sullivan, and a 24-minute track from Sly & the Family Drone’s Matt Cargill and UKAEA’s Dan Jones.

Tracklisting
Eartheater – Below the Clavicle (PAN, Germany)
Wild/Life – Smoke & Burn (Mik.Musik.!., Poland)
Mrs. Piss – Downer Surrounded by Uppers (Sargent House, USA)
The Stance Brothers – Resolution Blue (We Jazz Records, Finland)
HHY & The Macumbas – Horror Vector (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Sloath – Rewengue (Riot Season Records, UK)
Daniel O’Sullivan – The Colour of Entropy (Sleeperhold Publications, Belgium)
Okkyung Lee – Facing Your Shadows (Shelter Press, France)
Party Dozen – The Great Ape (Best and Fairest Records, Australia)
Pocket Signs – How to be Saved (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

Guest show: Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Pet Brick, Mixhell)

For our latest guest show we welcome Sepultura and Pet Brick drummer Iggor Cavalera to fill an hour with exceptional sounds.

Tracklisting
Bobby Krlic – Prophesy
Inigo Vontier – Bo Ni Ke
Ye Gods – Gilded Eternity
Laima Leyton – Home
Alessandro Cortini & Daniel Avery – Illusion of Time
Old Tower – Shadow Over Thy Kingdom
Screen Shadow – Bodies
Noor1 – Voukolikon
Tashi Wada & Yoshi Wada – Niagara (Laurel Halo Remix)
Ferrari Garden – Blindfold
Skinnerbox – Gender
Bolt Gun – The Altar of Lies Will Not Be Destroyed
ACxDC – Gorged

#274 – Etuk Ubong, Emanative & Ismail Ilgün, L-Zee Roselli, Human Leather, Lucidvox

Lots of phenomenal compilations have been released during the current crisis, and some of them are prominent on this week’s podcast. Including the Isolation compilation on Shapes of Rhythm, the Trussel Trust-fundraiser of noisy punk on Human Worth, and the latest on France’s Hard Fist label.

Elsewhere we have Indonesian bossa nova, the debut from Nigerian trumpeter Etuk Ubong, brutal hip hop from L-Zee Roselli, Russian punk from Lucidvox and a lot more.

Tracklisting
Etuk Ubong – African Struggle (Night Dreamer, UK)
Neil Scott Pennycook – Meursault (The Song) (self-release, UK)
L-Zee Roselli – Make Them See the Devil (20/20 LDN Recordings, UK)
Human Leather – Looking Great is Nice and All, But a Little Worrying if it’s Your Only Hobby (Human Worth, UK)
Balam – Kuhatemalha (Hard Fist, France)
Emanative & Ismail Ilgün with Enver Goyken & Tom Central – Rüya Pavyonu (Shapes of Rhythm, UK)
David Chalmin – La Forêt des Ombres Part.2 (Ici d’ailleurs, France)
Lucidvox – Knife (Нож) (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
Rubina – Brigas, Nunca Mais (Orange Cliff Records, Indonesia)
Autotelia – First Flight (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

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)