Alien Jams

#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)
Kool Keith – Zero Fux (feat. B-Real) (Mello Music Group, USA)
Enablers – Bill, In Consideration (Exile on Mainstream, Germany | Broken Clover Records, USA | Lancashire and Somerset Records, UK)
Nick Klein & Wilted Woman – Café Kotti (Alien Jams, UK)
Meursault – Beaten (Common Grounds Records, UK)
Nakayubi – Magnetic Radio – 20190501 – 13:26 – TokyoArea FM @ Takeshiba wharf (self-release, Japan)
The Pheromoans – The Sixth Bell (Alter Records, UK)
Heith – Yoga of Stealth (Saucers Production, Italy)
Terminal Cheesecake – Saddle Shower (Box Records, UK)

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#168 – Best of 2017 (part three)

The final show of 2017 showcases just how fantastic the year has been for UK labels. Nine of the final ten tracks of our best of are from UK record labels, covering rock, metal, italo-disco, jazz, dub, techno and a whole host of good stuff. We also have Japanese afrobeat just to mix it up. Thank you to all our listeners for a great year, we’ll be back early in 2018.

Tracklisting
Jane Weaver – The Architect (Fire Records, UK)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Emanative – Omnious Shanti (self-release, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Sweet Relief (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wilted Woman – Heating Problem (Alien Jams, UK)
Snapped Ankles – Hanging With the Moon (The Leaf Label, UK)
Ajate – Taiwasho (180g, France)
Slabdragger – Muffin Man (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Rer Repeter – Suddenly The Lights Went Out (featuring Finna) (Bokeh Versions, UK)

#124 – Mahatma X, Mighty Lord Deathman, Bastien Keb, Rob St. John

Scottish-infused Philadelphian hiphop kicks us off this week. We have ten tracks exploring Italian library music, soul jazz, Malian folk, and power electronics. We also have a tribute to the late William Onyeabor, who passed away last week.

Tracklisting
Mahatma X – Mahatma and the White Devil (Home Assembly Music, UK)
Kælan Mikla – Kalt (Fabrika Records, Greece)
Sandro Brugnolini – L’Ora Di Agire (Schema SCEB Series, Italy)
Bardo Pond – Crossover (Fire Records, UK)
Bastien Keb – Pick Up (First Word Records, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Enemies of Deathman (self-release, UK)
Nochexxx – Overhound (Alien Jams, UK)
Rob St. John & Pete Harvey – Farewell, Dear Love (Autolycus Records, UK)
Awa Poulo – Djulau (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
William Onyeabor – Good Name (Luaka Bop, USA)

#108 – Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Kiki Hitomi, G.H., Unik Ubik

An exclusive first play from the new Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band record is just one highlight from an hour of new, experimental, and exciting independent music. We’ve got new Japanese digidub from Jahtari’s Hitomi Tanaka, dub legend Dennis Bovell-produced new music from industrial rock band The Pop Group, French/Belgian jazz from Unik Ubik, the long-awaited vinyl release of the OST for Megadrive classic Golden Axe, industrial techno from Yorkshire’s G.H., experimental electronics from rkss via Alien Waves, French pop music from Croque Madame, and brutal noise from Shit & Shine.

Tracklisting
Unik Ubik – Maximum Delirium (Rockerill Records, Belgium)
The Pop Group – Zipperface (Freaks R Us Records, UK)
Kiki Hitomi – Nightwalkers (Jahtari, Germany)
Veronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul – Paysage Volé (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Naofumi Hataya – Death Adder 2 (Data Discs, UK)
Shit & Shine – Kramer Striker (Riot Season, UK)
rkss – Wave (Alien Jams, UK)
G.H. – Yorkshire Fog (Modern Love, UK)
Croque Madame – Jeep (Emotional Response, USA)
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – Lai Wua (Chasing The Cow) (Paradise Bangkok, UK)

#96 – Moses Boyd, Beatrice Dillon, Kind & Kinky Zoo, Pheeyownah

Gareth’s flying solo this week, but what a week for amazing independent releases – we’ve got the incredible modern jazz of London’s Moses Boyd to kick us off, and then we’re taken on a journey that takes in experimental, abstract electronics, German fun, driving electro and IDM, atmospheric soul music, desert rock, piano hip hop, and psychedlia

Tracklisting
Moses Boyd – Rye Lane Shuffle (Exodus Records, UK)
Kind & Kinky Zoo – Wonder Zebra (Rocafort Records, Spain)
Ensemble – Likwid (Versatile Records, France)
Beatrice Dillon – Curl (Alien Jams, UK)
Walt Bolen – Peace Chant (Tramp Records, Germany)
The Poets of Rhythm – The Plan (Mukatsuku Records, UK)
Pheeyownah – Mountain Peak, Sea Deep (Labrador Records, Sweden)
Henry Blacker – The New Evil (God Unknown Records, UK)
Gilead7 & Subtrax – Piece Offering (Echoes of Oratory Muzik, USA)
Cool Ghouls – Sundial (Empty Cellar Records, USA)