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Episodes of the Independent Music Podcast

#202 – Maarja Nuut, Sarathy Korwar, Part Chimp, Alma Negra, Dreadsquad

This week we’re keeping it local to where we record the podcast, with eight of our ten tracks being released on UK-based record labels. That doesn’t stop the international flavour of the artists though, and Estonia’s Maarja Nuut has just released a record that is amongst the best we’ve heard all year. We also have...

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#201 – DUDS, Sharron Kraus, Swindle, Sealionwoman, Rabit

The morning after the night before! We’re super grateful to all our amazing listeners, and we got a huge amount more for podcast 200. Hopefully those of you who came in on #200 are ready for #201, because we’ve got a whole new batch of amazing new sounds for your ears. First up there’s the...

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#200 – Shackleton, Jerusalem In My Heart, Etienne Jaumet, Tomás Urquieta, Lucinda Chua

Episode 200 is here but for regular listeners it’s just another Independent Music Podcast. We have the usual trapse around the globe finding innovative, exciting music. So whether is Chilean techno from Tomás Urquieta, Arabic-Canadian experimentalism from Jerusalem In My Heart, or contemporary dance soundtracks from England’s Sebastian Reynolds we have you covered. We also...

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#199 – Mountain Man, The Oscillation, The Field, Parly B & Mr Benn, Alter Echo & E3 meet Ishan Sound & Rider Shafique

Our last show before we hit the 200 episode milestone starts with us in Israel and the fuzzy sounds of the brilliant Hynom. From there we move into gorgeous accapella music from the much-missed Mountain Man, globe trotting dubstep, groovy psychedelia, dancehall, abstract electronics and techno. Tracklisting HYNOM – Beware of Pickpockets (Raash Records, Israel)...

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#198 – Giant Swan, Soap&Skin, E.M.M.A., JK Flesh, Guttersnipe

Back on normal duty this week, and what a selection we have: from the opening from the irrepressible Bristol duo Giant Swan through to “Leeds’ answer to Melt-Banana” in the closer from Guttersnipe. In between those delicious bookends we have a lot of tasty morsels, including the beautiful soundtrack from E.M.M.A., depression-busting sounds from Madagascar...

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#197 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Pisitakun, Orchestra of Spheres, Uwalmassa, Jun Kamoda

Recorded live at Milhões de Festa, this week’s show has the usual blend of excellent new music from the farthest reaches of experimental sounds. The idyllic setting is matched by the new track from New Zealand’s Orchestra of Spheres, less so than the morbid techno of Thailand’s Pisitakun. Elsewhere we have new hiphop from Queens...

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#196 – Esben & the Witch, Shit & Shine, Tiny Leaves, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Kristin McClement

Modern classical seems to be the order of podcast 196. We kick things off with Roberto Musci and Giovanni Venosta’s collaboration using plunderphonics. We also have New Orleans modern classical artist Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Yarn Wire, and beautiful music from Tiny Leaves. Elsewhere there’s folk, bleak goth metal, techno, and the latest from podcast favourite Shit...

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Milhões de Festa Festival 2018 Special

A little special episode for you this week as Gareth and Anthony look forward to the excellent Portugese festival Milhões de Festa. It happens 6-9 September in the beautiful town of Barcelos and has a killer line-up, including the first ever live recording of the Independent Music Podcast. On this show, ten tracks from artists on...

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#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...

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#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...

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#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...

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#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...

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#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...

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#190 – Jlin, Warmduscher, Mighty Lord Deathman, Big Lad

Every week the Independent Music Podcast brings you new music for your adventurous ears. To support the podcast and get bonus episodes, please join us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/independentmusicpodcast 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,...

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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...

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#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...

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#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...

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#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....

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#186 – Jitwam, Low, Blawan, Lee Scratch Perry

A show that’s best described as ‘chill’ this week, as most of the music will have you woozy in the summer sun. Another description would be ‘symmetrical’ as it’s bookended by two dub tracks – the first from debutants Spiritual Rockers, and the final note from legend Lee Scratch Perry. In the middle we have...

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#185 – Giant Swan, Samuel Kerridge, Dorcha, Sophia Loizou

Back from our Bulgarian excursion we’ve got a whole load of good stuff waiting for you. We’ve got alternative rock stylings of Birmingham’s Dorcha alongside experimental sounds of Ben Vince. We have legendary techno producer Samuel Kerridge’s new track, mutant jungle from Sophia Loizou, a surprising folk project from Roger Robinson, reggae from Parly B,...

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#184 – Dwarfs of East Agouza, JK Flesh, Siete Catorce, Carla Bozulich

After last week’s smooth funk openers, let’s get a little more brutal shall we? Raw Ambassador’s Mental Disorder track is as intense as the artist name and title would suggest, and it takes brave ears to get through that. But persist and (more) rewards are forthcoming – the outstanding collaboration between Aidan Moffat and RM...

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#183 – Miss Red, Kamaal Williams, Elza Soares, Sen Morimoto

This week’s podcast starts off of the funky side, with smooth jazz funk from The Comet is Coming-affiliated Soccer96 and Henry Wu’s Kamaal Williams. We get as nasty as usual though, with Miss Red and The Bug’s latest, giallo disco from Parasols, and the mesmerising Batu record on XL. Elsewhere we have the latest from...

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#182 – Gazelle Twin, Pal Hwang Dan, Regional Justice Centre, Chromatics

Dark, dangerous music on this week’s podcast as the guys bring along twisted sounds from thrash punk to industrial techno to epic goth drone. It’s almost relieving when we get Streets of Rage invoking Korean electronics of Pal Hwang Dan, the new one from Gazelle Twin, and Pye Corner Audio moniker Head Technician Tracklisting Idris...

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#181 – Lucrecia Dalt, 700 Bliss, Sterile Hand, ZOHASTRE

Some of the best music of the year is squeezed into this 90 minute episode of the podcast. From legends Pere Ubu and Tyler, The Creator to debut releases from ZOHASTRE and Owiny Sigoma Band affiliated Zapatilla, through to the latest from Colombia’s Lucrecia Dalt, there’s a whole heap to get stuck into this week....

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#180 – MZ.412, WaqWaq Kingdom, Tasos Stamou, Lay Llamas

This week’s pod has Gareth and Anthony in fine fettle. Lengthy tracks from Sudanese tambour artist Abu Obaida Hassan, Earth legend Dylan Carlson, and London jazz staple Emanative punctuate a show full of dark doom, Estonian synth pop, blistering Lithuanian techno, crete experimentation, and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour...

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