Analog Africa

#207 – Randall Dunn, Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek, Italia 90, Deft, Bad@Maths

As we close in on the year end, the exceptional new independent music just isn’t drying up. This week we take in the sounds of Somalia, Turkey, Indonesia, and more on our usual traipse around new interesting, independent sounds.

Tracklisting
Sofheso – 0102 (First Terrace Records, UK)
Deft – Bellyboy (feat. BUCHANAN) (20/20 LDN Recordings, UK)
Italia 90 – New Factory (Box Records, UK)
Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek – Oy Oy Emine (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Andrew DR Abbott – Daisy Hill (Bloxham Tapes, UK)
Bad@Maths – Levin B w/Dodgelodge – Gravey Milks Toi Truth (Slip, UK)
Randall Dunn – A True Home (feat. Zola Jesus) (Figureight Records, USA)
OCnotes – Somebody Loves You (self-release, USA)
Dur-Dur Band – Yabaal (Analog Africa, Germany)
Jonathan Kusuma – Edit 003 (Dekadenz Records, Indonesia)

#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 whole lot more.

Tracklisting
New Optimism – Jet Setters (Phantom Limb, UK)
Astrosuka – B3T (Genome 6.66Mbp, China / TRRUENO, Argentina)
Maarja Nuut & Ruum – Kiik Tahab Kindaid (130701 Records, UK)
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – The Message (Analog Africa, Germany)
Eartheater – MMXXX (ft. Moor Mother) (PAN Records, Germany)
Tomás Tello – Ekeko Mix: Sonidos Transporta Sueños (Sucata Tapes, UK)
Tippa Lee & Naram – Dancehall Ram Up (Red Robin Records, New Zealand)
Twenty-Three Hanging Trees – Palimpseste de Fréquences (Radio edit) (Where It’s At is Where You Are Records, UK)
Beachers – Random Soul Generator (Czaszka (rec.), UK)
Marissa Nadler – For My Crimes (Sacred Bones Records, USA / Bella Union, UK)

#142 – Mr Thing x Micall Parknsun, Jlin, Deerful, Henry Wu

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Tracklisting
Train Fantôme – Loin du Monde (La Souterraine / ABRecords, France)
Jlin – Black Origami (Planet Mu, UK)
Mr Thing x Micall Parknsun – The Raw (Boot Records, UK)
The Mountain Goats – For the Portugese Goth Metal Bands (Merge Records, USA)
Love Theme – Desert Exile (Alter Records, UK)
Mystic Djim & The Spirits – Yaoundé Girls (Analog Africa, Germany)
ToiToiToi – A Travel Agent’s Dream (Ghost Box Records, UK)
Richard Dawson – Ogre (Domino Recordings, UK)
Deerful – Cloudwatching (Where it’s at is Where you are Records, UK)
Henry Wu – Deep in the Mudd ft. Banton (Eglo Records, UK)

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No doubt it’s a more mellow podcast this week, kicking off with soft French chanson and taking time with drone from Love Theme, library-inspired sounds from ToiToiToi, and brilliant folk music from Richard Dawson. Elsewhere there’s an exceptional track off the new Jlin record, there is also some Cameroonian music from the latest Analog Africa compilation. Pop from Deerful, new Henry Wu, and the new single from The Mountain Goats.

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#133 – Trans Am, WaqWaq Kingdom, Hector Plimmer, Vincent Ahehehinnou

So much good music this week that Gareth has tracks in reserve to cope with the fact that both of them picked the immense WaqWaq Kingdom record. Fortunately that means that we get an airing of the new one from podcast favourite Pye Corner Audio. Elsewhere there is Steve Reid Foundation beneficiary Hector Plimmer, Jesca Hoop and loads of other great music.

Tracklisting
Trans Am – Alles Verboten (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Pye Corner Audio – Do You Hear Them? (self-release, UK)
Tamikrest – Ehad Wad Nadorhan (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
Hector Plimmer – Bossa B (Albert’s Favourites Records, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – I Would Like to Let You Go (Jahtari, Germany)
Karen Lust – Vigilax (Caoutchouc, Belgium)
Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Earth Girl Helen Brown – Set the Woods on Fire (Empty Cellar Records, USA)
Jeremy Gara – The Desert (NRCSS Industry, USA)
Vincent Ahehehinnou – Best Woman (Analog Africa, Germany)

#107 – Tanya Tagaq, Sun Ra & Merzbow, Will Long, Ross McHenry

Epic deep house opener this week followed by a multitude of good tidings. From the heavy sounds of Taman Shud the the brutal experimentation of Merzbow let loose with a bucketful of Sun Ra samples. We’ve also got Turkish dub music from Abu Ama, Canadian throat singing from the extraordinary Tanya Tagaq, pysch from Denmark’s The Wands, funk from Melbourne’s Ross McHenry, and extreme dubstep from the brilliant Joker.

Tracklisting
Will Long – Time Has Come (DJ Sprinkles Overdub) (Comatonse Recordings, Japan)
Bitori – Bitori Nha Bibinha (Analog Africa, Germany)
Abu Ama – Efendi Remix (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Joker – G Shit (Kapsize, UK)
Taman Shud – Oracle War (Trashmouth Records, UK)
Sun Ra | Merzbow – Granular Jazz Part 4 (Cold Spring, UK)
Tanya Tagaq – Aorta (Six Shooter Records, Canada)
The Wands – Faces (Flammekaster Records, Denmark)
Aquaserge – Les Zouzes (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Ross McHenry – Opening / Despair (First Word Records, UK)

#83 – Booze, Billy Bao, Flamingods, Memotone

We haven’t got far through the alphabet this week, with new tracks from Adrena Adrena, Ash Walker, and Asher Levitas, whilst highlighting a new vinyl release of Alexander Robotnick with Ludus Pinsky, and a rare Basque record from Akauzazte. Absolutely all artists aren’t ‘A’s though, we’ve also got a new track from The Comet is Coming, some house from Belfast’s Jordan, Sweden’s Josefin Öhrn, and the return of exceptional Italian electronic maestro Husband.

Tracklisting
Le Tropical Jazz – Kiko Medina (Analog Africa, Germany)
Flamingods – Rhama (Soundway, UK)
Joker Starr – Shottas (Boot Records, UK)
Seabuckthorn – They Haunted Most Thickly and Sang (Bookmaker Records, France)
I Monster – The ballad of Harry Chamberlin and the surreptitious window cleaner (Twins of Evil, UK)
Ray Cathode – Waltz In Orbit (Parlophone, Germany)
Memotone – Your Eyes my Teeth (Black Acre, UK)
Booze – Negative Inversion (self-release, UK)
Billy Bao – C (Munster Records, Spain)
Witching Waves – Flowers (Soft Power Records, UK)

#15 – Woods, Madlib, Woodpecker Wooliams, Drum Eyes

Music that takes in the usual weird and wonderful, steeped in drum and bass, plus weird jazz, hip hop and Woods. Of course it’s different, of course it’s great, then again, it is the Independent Music Podcast

Tracklisting
1.Break Through – Marijata (Analog Africa, Germany)
2.Suffering Season – Woods (Woodsist, USA)
3.Jive Baby On A Saturday Night – The Jellies (Trunk Records, UK)
4.See Spaces – Teeth (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
5.Space & time – Madlib & Yesterday’s New Quintet (Madlib Invazion, USA)
6.By Some Miracle – Philip Selway (Bella Union, UK)
7.Future Yakuza – Drum Eyes (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
8.For Ash – Marnie Stern (Souterrain Transmissions, Germany)
9.You Will Be – Macc and dgoHn (Rephlex, UK)
10.A Conversation about Cancer – The Daredevil Christopher Wright (Amble Down Records, USA)
11.Move (Tip Instrumental) – J Dilla (Stones Throw Records, USA)
12.I Shot You – Woodpecker Wooliams (Autumn Ferment Records, UK)