Bella Union

#199 – Mountain Man, The Oscillation, The Field, Parly B & Mr Benn, Alter Echo & E3 meet Ishan Sound & Rider Shafique

Our last show before we hit the 200 episode milestone starts with us in Israel and the fuzzy sounds of the brilliant Hynom. From there we move into gorgeous accapella music from the much-missed Mountain Man, globe trotting dubstep, groovy psychedelia, dancehall, abstract electronics and techno.

Tracklisting
HYNOM – Beware of Pickpockets (Raash Records, Israel)
Mountain Man – Stella (Bella Union, UK / Nonesuch Records, USA)
Liberez – Here is the Proof (Alter Records, UK)
Alter Echo & E3 meet Ishan Sound & Rider Shafique – Ah Mi Guide (Egoless remix) (Scotch Bonnet, UK)
The Oscillation – Drop (Fuzz Club Records, UK)
Moontribe – Osmium (Fortuna Records, UK)
The Field – Who Goes There? (Kompakt, Germany)
Parly B & Mr Benn – Gwarn Go Bathe (Nice Up! Records, UK)
David Allred – The Garden (Erased Tapes, USA)
Brassfoot – Surfing on Haemoglobin (Don’t Be Afraid Recordings, UK)

#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)

#189 – RP Boo, HAAi, Hekla, The Innocence Mission

Congolese power showers, gnarly metal, and beautiful, stunning folk music pepper this week’s podcast. In amongst the usual blend of conscious hiphop, abstract and experimental electronics, and avant garde Japanese jazz. We have the latest from long-time favourite Bass Clef as well as new music from across the globe.

Tracklisting
RP Boo – Earth’s Battle Dance (Planet Mu, UK)
KOKOKO! – Azo Toke (ICI)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing – Still At It (Village Live, UK)
Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin, USA)
The Innocence Mission – Records From Your Room (Bella Union, UK)
RyokoSam – パイププレイ (Raw Tonk Records, UK)
HAAi – Your Disk is Full (Coconut Beats, UK)
Thousand Foot Whale Claw – No Kingdom (Holodeck Records, USA)
Bass Clef – Charnel House (Happy Skull Records, UK)

#97 – Marissa Nadler, DJ Sotofett, 食品まつり (Foodman), Interrupt

What a week for incredible tunes this week is. We get off to a weird start with 食品まつり (Foodman) but take in stops across the spectrum of independent music – from remixed Finnish jazz funk, to the gorgeous sounds of Marissa Nadler, to random electronic releases recorded across the internet from WWWINGS. We have other new tracks from Interrupt & Tenor Youtman, Bruxo Maria, Apple Rabbits, Les Halles, and we celebrate the life of the brilliant Tenor Fly.

Tracklisting
食品まつり a.k.a foodman – Beybey Feat. Taigen Kawabe (Orange Milk Records, USA)
DJ Sotofett – 458 R.T. Ft. Day is Over (Sähkö Recordings, Finland)
Marissa Nadler – Janie in Love (Bella Union, UK)
Interrupt & Tenor Youtman – Keep Calm (Reggae Roast, UK)
DJ Nori – Happy Sunday (Maurice Fulton remix) (Running Back Records, Germany)
WWWINGS – ARCANE (Planet Mu, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Drunken Arab (Extreme Ultimate Records, UK)
Apple Rabbits – Oberkampf (Kilburn State Records, UK)
Tenor Fly and Capitol 1212 – Don Man Sound (Capitol 1212 Records, UK)
Les Halles – Skies that Soar (Not Not Fun Records, USA)

#20 – Zola Jesus, Pretty Lights, Tweak Bird, Squarepusher

Everything’s a little ambient on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. We have songs about brushing your teeth from Kathryn Williams’ new project Crayonettes, we have exclusive first play of a track from the new PLUG record on Upset the Rhythm and we have beautiful tracks from Peter Broderick and Portugal’s Gala Drop.

Tracklisting
1.The Future – Tweak Bird (Souterrain Transmissions, Germany)
2.Human Eyeballs on Toast – Peter Broderick (Bella Union, UK)
3.Mehu Moments – K-X-P (Smalltown Supersound, Norway)
4.Disco Teeth – Crayonettes (One Little Indian Records, UK)
5.High School Art Class – Pretty Lights (self-release, USA)
6.Been So Long – Seeland (LoAF, UK)
7.Man Vs. Machine – Plug (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
8.Rauze – Gala Drop (Lantern, Japan)
9.Cryptic Motion – Squarepusher (Ed Banger Records, France)
10.Sea Talk – Zola Jesus (Souterrain Transmissions, Germany)

#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)

#3 – Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Faust, Funki Pocini, Eagleowl

The third Independent Music Podcast starts off a little more mellow than the first two, with soul, folk and ambient tracks opening the longest one yet.

There’s still plenty to hurt your ears though, with the usual mix of electronics, noise, rock, pop and all the rest from another interesting batch of independent releases

Tracklisting
1.I learned the hard way – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (Daptone Records, USA)
2.Animal tracks – Mountain Man (Bella Union, UK)
3.Morpheus – Eagleowl (Kilter Records, UK)
4.Feed the Greed – Faust (Klangbad, Germany)
5.There’s Someone at the Window – Misty’s Big Adventure (self-release, UK)
6.Banish Negative Thoughts – Pagan Wanderer Lu (Brainlove Records, UK)
7.Flight of the Solstice Queens – Blue Sausage Infant (Zeromoon, USA)
8.Revenge of the Extra from Zulu – Matthew Sawyer & the Ghosts (Fire Records, UK)
9.Youth Tunes – Little Girls (Captured Tracks, USA)
10.Untitled – Laish (self-release, UK)
11.Dumb Head – The Dumbettes (self-release, UK)
12.Those Days, Those Nights – The Notes (Holiday Records, USA)
13.The Magic Hands of Fernando del Rey – Funki Porcini (Ninja Tune, UK)
14.Vapourise – Chrome Hoof (Southern Records, UK)