Episodes

#195 – The Necks, Kommerzklaus, Sauna Youth, Accü, Roy of the Ravers

From 111 year old whistling music to bang up-to-date Japanese dub, it’s fair to say that this week’s podcast is eclectic. We have a sample of the 56-minute opus from The Necks, experimental hiphop from Kommerzklaus, Tanzanian singeli from Bamba Pana, acid house from Roy of the Ravers, indie rock from Sauna Youth, extremely good Welsh pop from Accü and more.

Tracklisting
The Necks – Body (excerpt) (Northern Spy Records, USA)
Kommerzklaus – Being Lovesick at War (Prrrrrrr Records, Germany)
Al Vomano – Mayon – The Grave of Love (self-release, UK)
Bamba Pana – Agaba Kibati (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Sauna Youth – Percentages (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Roy of the Ravers – Supremacy Royale (Acid Waxa, UK)
Nzamba & G36 – Vex (Pressure Records, Germany)
Alice J. Shaw – In Venice (Canary Records, USA)
Perhaps – The Number of the Priest (Riot Season Records, UK)
Accü – Am Sêr (Libertino Records, UK)

#194 – D Double E, Snapped Ankles, Bliss Signal, Kathryn Joseph, Deafkids

Grime veteran D Double E finally has his first LP coming out and it kicks us off in fine style. Elsewhere on the show there’s Brazilian noise from Deafkids, Mumdance’s new metal direction with Bliss Signal – his collaboration with Altar of Plagues’ James Kelly, the latest from hiphop stalwart Jeremiah Jae and more.

Tracklisting
D Double E – Back Then (Bluku Music, UK)
Deafkids – Espiral da Loucura (Neurot Recordings, USA)
Snapped Ankles – Tailpipe (The Leaf Label, UK)
Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake the Want Is (Rock Action Records, UK)
Bliss Signal – Bliss Signal (Profound Lore Records, Canada)
Get The Blessing – If It Can It Will (Kartel Music Group, UK)
Tarawangsawelas – Tetap Terbit (Morphine Records, Germany)
Jeremiah Jae – All Me (ft Karenbe) (Hit + Run, USA)
Norvis Junior – Not Normal (New Math Records, USA)

#193 – Aphex Twin, Anna Meredith, Disrupt, Enzo Elia

This week we have a stunning selection of leftfield electronic music. Not only is there a new record from Aphex Twin, but stunning Mexican electronics from IntiNahual and the brilliant new record from Brandt Brauer Frick’s Daniel Brandt. We also have Anna Meredith’s rework of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a collaboration between Throwing Snow and Will Plowman under the Swaabi Maa moniker to celebrate the birthday of their A Future Without Records, and lots of good music from Portugal, Germany, Niger and beyond.

Tracklisting
Aphex Twin – T69 Collapse (Warp Records, UK)
Anna Meredith & the Scottish Ensemble – WINTER – Low Light (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Beautify Junkyards – Aquarius (Ghost Box Records, UK)
IntiNahual – Tierra Maya (Shango Records, Greece)
Pill Fangs – Bison Grass (Sunstone Records, UK)
Swaabi Maa – 000 (A Future Without Records, UK)
Daniel Brandt – Flamingo (Erased Tapes, UK)
Etran de L’Aïr – Agrim Agadez (Sahelsounds, USA)
Disrupt – Observation Deck (Jahtari Records, Germany)
Enzo Elia – Don’t Let it Go (Black Pearl Records, Germany)

#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)