Episodes of the Independent Music Podcast

#228 – Kool Keith, Harrga, Meursault, Wilted Woman & Nick Klein, Terminal Cheesecake

Terrifying stuff from a Bristol hotbed of experimental sounds whets our appetite for wonderful music this week. We move through noises from Canada, Japan, Scotland, and Italy as we promo some of the best noises coming out of the independent sector. Tracklisting Harrga – Artaud (Avon Terror Corps, UK) RX-101 – Dopamine (Suction Records, Canada)...

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#227 – Sarathy Korwar, Suzi Analogue, Sea Urchin, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Viscount

Following our week a way we return overwhelmed with excellent morsels of global experimental independent sound. We start with Sarathy Korwar’s outstanding jazz/Indian MC hybrid that is sure to get noticed by discerning listeners, elsewhere we have choral music, twisted abstract hiphop, splendid psych folk, electric acholi music from central Africa and much more. Tracklisting...

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Bonus #8 – Video Game Music

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#226 – Carla Del Forno, Sunn O))), Prince Fatty, Altın Gün, Otoboke Beaver

Some absolutely blistering music this week, ranging from excitable Japanese punk from the brilliant Otoboke Beaver, to intense French black metal, stopping off via Turkish psych, Polish pop, beautiful sun-filled reggae and much more. Tracklisting Dolenz – Pull ft. Guilty Simpson (Exit Records, UK) Otoboke Beaver おとぼけビ〜バ〜 – 脱・日陰の女 datsu, hikage no onna (Damnably, UK)...

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#225 – DJ Haram, SPAZA, Astrosuka, Anatolian Weapons, HELM

Some real otherworldly business occurring on this week’s podcast. Abstract sounds from Thailand, from Brazil, and Argentina dovetail nicely with fantastic new jazz sounds from South Africa. There’s also African reggae via Glasgow, synth duals out of Kampala, punk rock from the UK and a great deal more. Tracklisting Stalawa, Blessed San – Traitor (Scotch...

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#224 – Amnesia Scanner & Bill Kouligas, Jan St Werner, Lena Raine, Bogdan Raczynski, My Disco

The usual blend of abstract noises coming from across the globe this week. There’s Lebanese belly dance music punctuated with Polish breakcore, experimentation from the magnificent Amnesia Scanner, amongst pleasant indie rock, video game music, and abrasive noise. Tracklisting Scalping – Satan II (Council Records, UK) Amnesia Scanner & Bill Kouligas – Lexachast VIII (PAN...

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Bonus #7 – vinyl treasures

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#223 – Minyo Crusaders, Dylan Henner, BIG|BRAVE, Cochemea, Mahatma X

From Japanese Cumbia, mill town hip hop, and Viennese experimental music, there’s a whole bunch of goodness to chomp down on through this week’s podcast. We have banging house music, droney, beautiful experimentation, punk rock and loads more Tracklisting Mahatma X – RUPT (Home Assembly Music, UK) BIG|BRAVE – Sibling (Southern Lord, USA) Dutch Courage...

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#222 – Laura Cannell, UKAEA, Gnoomes, Rōnin Arkestra, Sikka Rymes

The brilliant Metro Crowd LP on Maple Death Records is a journey in its own right, and its opening track – a dubby, abstract corker – kicks us on our own journey this week. It’s a trip that takes in forward-looking techno, French dancehall, twisted LA dubs, Irish jazz, experimental violinists and Russian punk. Tracklisting...

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#221 – Holly Herndon, Yung Bae, Jonnie Common, Terminal Cheesecake, Spill Gold

Just some of the best music around right now, kicking your week into action with some high tempo, high feeling disco from Yung Bae, then driving through a selection of psych, Tunisian dance music, stunning Scottish experimental music, UK hiphop and outrageous non-dance music out of Africa Tracklisting Yung Bae – Don’t Stop w/Flamingosis (My...

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#220 – Madlib, Oh No, Vanishing Twin, Drahla, Andrew Liles, Sly & the Family Drone

A mix of the unusual and wonderful this week – and that’s just the 50-minute cover of 70s power ballad Without You by Nurse With Wound experimentalist Andrew Liles featuring writer and Quietus editor John Doran. We also have a new one from the peerless hiphop producer Madlib, some heavy bass from The Bug, synthpop...

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#219 – HAAi, Merlin Nova, Centrum, Bajram Bili, Jatinder Singh Durhailay & Suren Seneviratne

There are a few sound issues in this week’s show due to technical issues… sorry about that! Another week with slow, contemplative, exquisite sounds from across the globe. It all starts with Moroccan field recordings spliced into excellent techno, we have Japanese experiments, drones about water heating appliances and a whole lot more Tracklisting HAAi...

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#218 – Tzusing, USA Nails, Leafcutter John, Mana, Asher Levitas

From Ukrainian grime to Japanese Geisha music, you’re in for an unusual journey through this week’s podcast. Between those two stops we have new noise from ex-Future of the Left and Kong member project USA Nails, Chinese techno from Tzusing, stunning modern classical from Austria’s Martin Ptak, reggae out of Jamaica and Devon and a...

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#217 – Theon Cross, L’orgasme Masochiste, Pye Corner Audio, Black Chama, Matmos

After the mellow nature of last week’s podcast, this week we’ve dug out a bit more of the nasty. Not least some cracking synth-led sounds from Serbia, Uruguay, and Israel. We also have new ones from old favourites Pye Corner Audio and Matmos amongst tuba toting Theon Cross, Indonesian house and loads more. Tracklisting Stevie...

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#216 – Cucina Povera, Bell Lungs, Saba Alizadeh, Black Bombaim, Faten Kanaan

Taking ambience to the extreme this week, there is a lot of beautiful music on podcast 216, not least the absolute exquisite records from Cucina Povera and Faten Kanaan. Amongst the picks this week is Iranian spike fiddle, screaming Scottish acapellas, sound recordings from the Argentinian jungle and more. Tracklisting Black Bombaim w/Jonathan Saldanha –...

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Bonus #6 – more old favourites

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#215 – AK/DK, Chupame El Dedo, Bruxa Maria, Nihiloxica, Lower Slaughter

If you’re looking for unusual sounds, you don’t have to search far into this week’s podcast. The opening noise of Colombian noiseniks Chupame El Dedo (trans. Suck the Finger) is the type of tropical Cumbia you won’t find anywhere else.  Moving on from that this week, there is stunning dub music from the exceptionally exciting...

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#214 – Slikback, King Midas Sound, Housewives, Cocaine Piss, Mighty Lord Deathman

Rare new sounds from the underground on this week’s show as we have self-released experimental Mapuche music from Chile, field recordings from Indonesia, and intense music from Kenyan producer Slikback.  TracklistingCocaine Piss – Pretty Pissed (Hypertension Records, Belgium)Tecnología Para Ser Libres – Nguillatun (self-release, Chile)King Midas Sound – You Disappear (Cosmo Rhythmatic, Germany)Aesop Rock &...

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#213 – Tanya Tagaq, USA/Mexico, Deafkids, William Tyler, Krikor

On this week’s show we kick things off with the latest weird hiphop drop from Germany’s Prrrrrrr Records, we have pleasant jazz from Norway, beautiful guitar from William Tyler, an early contender for record of the year from Krikor, and some hefty noise from all corners. Tracklistingedac – onto (Prrrrrrr Records, Germany)William Tyler – Call...

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#212 – Fat White Family, hmurd, Teeth of the Sea, Rozi Plain, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right

After Anthony’s time in Guatemala the team is back together with a brand new show. He’s arrived with the sounds of Belize in his ears after he snuck across the Central American border to have a little dance. A bit closer to home, we have ambient drones from Statski and Left Hand Cuts Off The Right, we’ve...

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Bonus #5 – Favourites of 2018 (part 4)

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Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them. Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back...

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#211 – favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part three

Our third part of our 2018 review has heavy rock railing against gentrification, North African-infused jazz, Chilean techno, Ugandan bass, Thai noise, and sea creature folktales. Thank you for listening this year. To listen to our fourth and final part of our review, support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/independentmusicpodcast TracklistingAnthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)Khalab...

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#210 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part two

We continue our journey through the exceptional music we’ve enjoyed this year with another batch of music that’s worth looking back on. From the brilliant and silly Marie Davidson track ‘Work It’ through the exquisite sounds of Low and Cucina Povera, this is another cross-section of the stunning independent music released this year. Tracklisting Jean...

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#209 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part one

Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when there’s still so much great music we haven’t heard. But from what we have heard there are so many highlights to cram into three shows of favourites. This first one gets...

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