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Anna Von Hausswolff

Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them.

Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back mid-January.

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)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#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)

#169 – Efrim Manuel Menuck, Anna von Hausswolff, ज़ितम सिहँ, Ben Frost

We’re back with our first podcast of 2018, and what better way to kick off than the exquisite jazz from Chicago’s avant-garde trumpeter Jaimie Branch? We also have cosmic soul from NYC-based, Indian musician ज़ितम सिहँ (Jitwam), the latest from Anna von Hausswolff, roots reggae from Ghana’s Y-Bayani And His Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Jaimie Branch – Theme 001 (International Anthem, USA)
ज़ितम सिहँ (Jitwam) – Alone (Cosmic Compositions, New Zealand)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra
Y-Bayani And His Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love – Rehwe Mie Enyim (Philophon, Germany)
Ben Frost – Eurydice’s Heel (Bedroom Community, Iceland)
Bingo Palace – Before 03 (Codek Records, USA)
Normil Hawaiians – British Warm (Upset the Rhythem, UK)
Xphone Tweeted Hatena – 028 (Pale Master, UK)
Curtis Roach – Stay Golden (self-release, USA)
Efrim Manuel Menuck – LxOxVx / Shelter in Place (Constellation Records, Canada)

#70 – Anna Meredith, The Comet is Coming, I Know I’m an Alien, Epirus Quartet

Weird electronic noises this week, with something very special from the complete unknown I Know I’m an Alien. We’ve got a 10-minute opener from Maserati, who played their first ever UK show last week. Also new reggae from Berlin’s iLLBiLLY HiTEC, extremely good glitchy sounds from Anna Meredith and some sublime jazz from Austin’s Epirus Quartet. Loads of more great sounds too, including drone from Belgium’s Aymeric de Tapol, cosmic jazz from The Comet is Coming, noise from Anna Von Hausswolff, folktronica reissue from Capital K, and some offcut electronic sounds from Tobacco’s band Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Tracklisting
Maserati – No Cave (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – The Chew (Rad Cult, USA)
I Know I’m an Alien – Being at Work = Being at School (self-release, UK)
iLLBiLLY HiTEC – Reggae Not Dead (Echo Beach, Germany)
Anna Meredith – R-Type (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Epirus Quartet – Never Right (Fair Weather Friends Records, Greece)
Capital K – Pillow (XL Recordings, UK)
The Comet is Coming – Do the Milky Way (The Leaf Label, UK)
Anna Von Hausswolff – Evocation (Universal Music GmbH, UK)
Aymeric de Tapol – Rayon Vert (Vlek, Belgium)