Africa Seven

#156 – Godspeed You! Black Emperor , Zombie Zombie, AK/DK, Minor Science

We’re hitting the uptempo button this week with blinding new tunes from AK/DK, Zombie Zombie, Graham Dunning and Minor Science alongside some reissued Afrofunk from Cameroon’s Jo Tongo. We also have neo-classical music from Astrïd & Rachel Grimes, the latest from post rock titans Godspeed You! Black Emperor, indie rock from Protomartyr and gorgeous latin music from Esther Suarez and Niña de la Puebla

Tracklisting
AK/DK – Morphology (Little Miss Echo Recordings, UK)
Minor Science – Volumes (Whities, UK)
Esther Suarez – Agua Del Olvido (Little Axe Records, USA)
Zombie Zombie – Livity (Versatile Records, France)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Anthem For No State, Pt. III (Constellation Records, Canada)
Niña de la Puebla – Tinieblas (Darkness) (Death is Not the End Records, UK)
Protomartyr – A Private Understanding (Domino Recordings, UK)
Jo Tongo – Funky Feeling (Africa Seven, UK)
Graham Dunning – Suspicious Rhythem (tape version) (Fractal Meat Cuts, UK)
Astrïd & Rachel Grimes – The Herald en Masse (Gizeh Records, UK)

#123 – Roger Robinson & Disrupt, Ty Segall, Paper Hats, Blanck Mass

Our first show of 2017 shows that not all things change with time. Ten tracks of wonderful independent music, from the Bollywood-soaked garage punk of Doctors & Engineers to the experimental electronics of Blanck Mass, stopping off for an exclusive first play from the new Roger Robinson and Disrupt record, new Ty Segall, a new Kiki Hitomi and Dead Fader collaboration and much more.

Tracklisting
Doctors & Engineers – Karle Pyar Karle (Love Imperative) (self-release, USA)
Micall Parknsun – Practice (Boot Records, UK)
Paper Hats – Tana (self-release, Belgium)
Ty Segall – Orange Color Queen (Drag City, USA)
Shogun – Vulcan
Ekambi Brilliant – Aboki (Mon Copain) (Africa Seven, UK)
NoinoNoinoNoino – Wash Me Away (Caoutchou Records, Belgium)
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba Pt. 1 & 2 (Philophon, Germany)
Roger Robinson & Disrupt – Dog Heart City (Jahtari, Germany)
Blanck Mass – Please (Sacred Bones Records, USA)

#87 – Fumaça Preta, Hey Colossus, Orchestra of Spheres, Tim Hecker

An exclusive first play of a new Hey Colossus track is just one highlight in this week’s podcast. There are absolute storming tracks from the ever reliable crate diggers at Finders Keepers Records and Africa Seven, we also have new tracks from the legendary alto saxophonist Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids, New Zealand jazz rockists Orchestra of Spheres, podcast favourites Fumaça Preta, Tim Hecker, and The Dwarfs of East Agouza

Tracklisting
Fumaça Preta – Decimo Andar (Soundway, UK)
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Baka of the Future
 (Nawa Recordings, UK)
Orchestra Of Spheres – Trapdoors (Fire Records, UK)
Jay Glass Dubs – Glacial Dancehall Side B
 (Bokeh Versions, UK)
M’Bamina – Djambo (Salut a l’Afrique)
 (Africa Seven, UK)
IMARHAN – Tahabort
 (City Slang, USA)
Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera – Escape
 (Finders Keepers, UK)
Hey Colossus – All Humans are Losing Control (self-release, UK)
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Rhapsody in Berlin
 (Strut Records, Germany)
Tim Hecker – Black Phase (4AD, UK)

#81 – Stian Westerhus, Nisennenmondai, Poirier, Venetian Snares

This week we have the exclusive first play of former Jaga Jazzist member Norwegian experimental guitarist Stian Westerhus’ new track. We’ve also got two from Japan with the insatiable techno-esque sounds of Japanese trio Nisennenmondai and the experimental work from Keiji Haino. Two too from Canada with Venetian Snares and Poirier. There’s Cameroonian disco from Pasteur Lappé, experimental Italian jazz from Piero Umiliani, and modern soul from Adrian Younge

Tracklisting
Pasteur Lappé – More Sekele Movement (Papa Ni Mama) (Africa Seven, UK)
Mugstar – Flemish Weave (Rock Action Records, UK)
Adrian Younge – Sittin’ by the Radio (Linear Labs, USA)
Gary Lucas’ Fleischerei – The Broken Record (Cuneiform Records, USA)
Poirier – Jump (ft. Red Fox) (Nice Up!, UK)
Nisennenmondai – #3 (On-U Sound Records, UK)
Piero Umiliani & I Suoi Oscillatori – Delenda Cartago (Omicron, Italy)
Stian Westerhus – How Long (House of Mythology, UK)
zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino – Unbegrenzt (Karlrecords, Germany)
Venetian Snares – Mutant Snare Jam (Timesig, UK)

#69 – Independent Label Market London special

The Independent Label Market returns to London on 28 November. In anticipation Gareth and Anthony play tracks from some of the brilliant labels who will be selling their wares. From reggae in the form of Nice Up!, to Romanian prog from Strut via crazy Thai sounds from the Carvery and much more.

Tracklisting
Tala A.M. – Arabica (Africa Seven, UK)
Rodian GA – Citadelle (Strut Records, Germany)
Souleance – Hustle ft. VECT (First World Records, UK)
Waipod Petchsuphan – Ding Ding Dong (The Carvery, UK)
Bo Ningen – Henken (Stolen Recordings, UK)
Peepholes – Conversation (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Matt Berry & the Maypoles – The Pheasant (Live) (Acid Jazz Records, UK)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution – Hol Dem ft Gappy Ranks (Nice Up!, UK)
Shuya Okino – Still in Love (Mukatsuku, UK)

#64 – Tortoise, Meridian Brothers, The Wharves, Alien Dread

The first track in six years from post-rock pioneers Tortoise kicks off this week’s podcast. Some more new music from Colombia’s Meridian Brothers, house from Medlar, techno from Scalameriya & VSK, dub from Devon’s Alien Dread, plus a new compilation of Radiophonic music, afro-disco and art house ambience.

Tracklisting
Tortoise – Gesceap (Thrill Jockey, USA)
John Baker – The Ice Cream Man (cue 18A) (Buried Treasure Records, UK)
The Wharves – Naz (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Meridian Brothers – Vertigo (Soundway, UK)
Medlar – Loon (Wolf Music Recordings, UK)
Scalameriya & VSK – Codex (Power Vacuum, UK)
Rob St John – Branch Line (Random Spectacular, UK)
Alien Dread – La Loi Du Milieu (hornz dub) (Iron Sound, UK)
Maserati – End of Man (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)
Jo Bisso – Give it Up (Africa Seven, UK)

#55 – Henry Blacker, Silicon, Ichi, Mari Kvien Brunvoli

Fela Kuti’s key collaborator Tony Allen kicks off this week’s podcast with a track from his excellent 2009 record with Finnish multi-instrumentalist Jimi Tenor. Elsewhere we’ve got exceptional soulful pop from Silicon, bouncy Thai goodness from The Super Ranat Band, a cut from King Midas Sound vocalist Roger Robinson’s new release on Jahtari, Japanese oddball Ichi, gorgeous Scandinavian folk from Mari Kvien Brunvoll, an exclusive first play of a track from the new Early Mammal LP, and much more. Expect the usual afrodisco (from Jake Sollo), eastern european sci-fi (from Rodian G.A.) and hard rocking brilliance from Devon’s Henry Blacker.

Tracklisting
Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen – Selfish Gene (Strut, UK)
Ichi – Go Gagambo (self-release, UK)
Henry Blacker – Shit Magus (Riot Season, UK)
Rodian G.A. – Printre Meteoriti (Strut, UK)
Silicon – Burning Sugar (Weird World Record Co, UK)
Mari Kvien Brunvoll – Everywhere You Go (Jazzland Recordings, Norway)
Roger Robinson – Ashes to Fire (Jahtari, Germany)
The Super Ranat Band – A-Ba-Ni-Bi (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
Jake Sollo – Weebo-Me Weebo (Africa Seven, UK/France)
Early Mammal – Morning (Riot Season, UK)

#43 – Selvhenter, The Heliocentrics, Hirvikolari, Proxima

More new music for your ears this week. We have two unreleased tracks – one from Teeth of the Sea side project Hirvikolari and another from Eyes and No Eyes’ Tristram Bawtree – we also have new ones from the legendary noise act Lightning Bolt and a hip hop collaboration between L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae. We’ve got a reworking of a rare Yves Simon track from brilliant British duo Psychemagik alongside recent releases from dubstep producer Proxima, Danish band Selvhenter as well as London jazz band The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles. Throw into that a rare track from Osibisa and The Funkees man Jake Sollo and “the best track you’ll ever hear” from Indian prog flute maverick Ramasandiran Somusundaram and it’s a jam-packed hour.

Tracklisting
1.Golden Boy – Selvhenter (Eget Værelse, Denmark)
2.Father Time, Mother Nature – Jake Sollo (Africa Seven, UK)
3.On The Edge Of Maybe Breaking Things – Shevek (self-release, UK)
4.Blue Mist – The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles (Now Again Records, USA)
5.The Cavern – The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles (Now Again Records, USA)
6.Taken by the Night – L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae (Mello Music Group, USA)
7.Pressurized (feat. P Money) – Proxima (Tempa Recordings, UK)
8.Live at the Redchurch Brewery – Hirvikolari (self-release, UK)
9.The Metal East – Lightning Bolt (Thrill Jockey, USA)
10.Electronic Heart – Ramasandiran Somusundaram (Leng Records, UK)
11.Au Pays des Merveilles de Juliet (Psychemagik Tour de Force Remix) – Yves Simon (Leng Records, UK)