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700 Bliss

#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 us going with the blistering track from Sophie’s phenomenal Oil of Every Pearl’s Uninsides LP on Transgressive. Across the first ten tracks we take in a third play from the 700 Bliss cassette, Anna von Hausswolff’s sublime LP, middle eastern techno, Kenya glitches, a track from a ballet and a lot more.

More great highlights coming next week… just don’t call it a best of.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)

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 the bill:

Pharoah Overlord – I Drove All Night By My Solar Stomp (Ektro Records, Finland)
700 Bliss – Ring the Alarm (Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Os Tubarões – Stranger Ê un Ilusão (Sons D’Africa, Portugal)
Miss Red – Murder (self-release, Israel)
Afrodeutsche – And! (Skam Records, UK)
Kink Gong – Hit Qin Qin (Discrepant, UK)
Electric Wizard – Black Mass (Rise Above Records, UK)
Gazelle Twin – Belly of the Beast (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
The Evil Usses – Preop Pop (Stolen Body Records, UK)
UKAEA – The Rake, The Loam (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)

#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.

Tracklisting
ZOHASTRE – Birds Oracle (Zam Zam Records, USA)
700 Bliss – Living (Halcyon Veil, USA)
Tyler, The Creator – OKRA (self-release, USA)
Annabel (lee) – The Latest News (Youngbloods, USA)
Marmo – I Colori Dell’Universo (self-release, UK)
Zapatilla – Crumbling Down (Zap Music, UK)
Pere Ubu – Prison of the Sense (Cherry Red Records, UK)
Sterile Hand – Security (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Lucrecia Dalt – Edge (RVNG Intl., USA)
Warren Schoenbright – Excavations (Vacant Fulfilment, UK)