Black Acre

#197 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Pisitakun, Orchestra of Spheres, Uwalmassa, Jun Kamoda

Recorded live at Milhões de Festa, this week’s show has the usual blend of excellent new music from the farthest reaches of experimental sounds. The idyllic setting is matched by the new track from New Zealand’s Orchestra of Spheres, less so than the morbid techno of Thailand’s Pisitakun. Elsewhere we have new hiphop from Queens D.Light, the new one from our favourite swines Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Indonesian experimentation and the first track from the long-awaited Jun Kamoda LP

Tracklisting
Orchestra of Spheres – Koudede (Fire Records, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP01 (Chinabot, UK)
Magnétophonique – Bon Voyage (Not Not Fun, USA)
Queens D.Light – Flavor of Green (self-release, USA)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – GNT (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Uwalmassa – Untitled 02 (Linear Perspective, Indonesia)
Graham Massey & Umut Çağlar – Appian (Samarbeta, UK)
Angels Die Hard – Tears of the Cobra (Jesus Factory Records, UK)
HHY & The Macumbas – Wilderness of Glass (House of Mythology, UK)
Jun Kamoda – Nightmare Club (Black Acre Records, UK)

#163 – Mica Levi, GAIKA, Jun Kamoda, Pauline Anna Strom

On the show this week we kick off with a banger with the new EP from Japan’s Jun Kamoda. Along the way towards Oscar-nominee Mica Levi’s new soundtrack we touch on modern classical, Lithuanian avant pop, tambutronics, heavy rock and a whole loft of hefty bass music.

Tracklisting
Jun Kamoda – Body & Soul (Black Acre, UK)
Drunk in Hell – Sick Sick Sex (Burning World Records, Netherlands)
Pauline Anna Strom – Energies (RVNG Intl., USA)
NSRD – Kastanis (Chestnut) (Stroom.tv, Belgium)
Kuenta i Tambu – Bon Bon (Buchi Records, Netherlands)
Oneida – Town Crier (Joyful Noise Recordings, USA)
Sebastian Reynolds (with Solo Collective) – Ascension (Nonostar Records, Germany)
GAIKA – BATTALION ft. Miss Red (Warp Records, UK)
Woven Skull – The Cracking of the Limbs (God Unknown Records, UK)
Mica Levi – Interlude 2 (DDS Records, UK)

#159 – Sea Moss, Daphni, Brokenchord, Helena Hauff

We discover some spectacular music this week, starting with Oregon duo Sea Moss, who bring what we might term industrial funk to this week’s podcast. We’re not great with genre descriptions clearly, which is just as well because our selection is from across the spectrum. We have new music from Caribou’s Daphni, Lithuanian producer Brokenchord, Helena Hauff, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Breeders and more.

Tracklisting
Sea Moss – Diurnal Enuresis (Crash Symbols, USA)
Daphni – Face to Face (Jiaolong, Canada)
Brokenchord – Ochra (Black Acre, UK)
Ghold – Ruptured Earth (Head in Sand) (Crypt of the Wizard, UK)
破地獄/Scattered Purgatory – Sand of Sumeru (Guruguru Brain, Netherlands / Japan)
Helena Hauff – Gift (Ninja Tune, UK)
Filthy Huns – Forever Beast (Not Not Fun, USA)
The Breeders – Wait in the Car (4AD, UK)
East of the Valley Blues – Lesser Sunda (Death is Not the End, UK)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – An Intention (Western Vinyl, USA)

#140 – Jun Kamoda, Mary Epworth, Drahla, Twenty-Three Hanging Trees

This week we’re covering the usual number of miles and sounds, whether it’s electronics from Uganda, dub from Romania, or indie music from Leeds. We have the new one from podcast favourite Surgeon, we also have new tracks from Twenty-three Hanging Trees, Jun Kamoda, Mary Epworth, Drahla, The Cosmic Dead, and Siobhan Wilson

Tracklisting
Disco Vumbi – Didi at Night (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Twenty-three Hanging Trees – II (self-release, UK)
Jun Kamoda – Blind Disco (Black Acre Records, UK)
Mary Epworth – Me Swimming (Sunday Best, UK)
Drahla – Fictional Decision (A Turntable Friend Records, Germany)
TST: The Southern Tenant – Silent Rage (Pure Destructive Records, UK)
Surgeon – Convenience Trap part 4 (Dynamic Tension, UK)
The Cosmic Dead – Psych is Dead (Riot Season Records, UK)
Musai Soundworks – Hoinar (Steppas Records, UK)
Siobhan Wilson – Whatever Helps (Song, By Toad Records, UK)

#134 – Nan Kolè, Alphabets Heaven, Basic Rhythm, Secret Chiefs 3

We have the usual ten tracks for you this week, and they’re absolute stunners. Kicking off with a beaut from Al Lover and Cairo Liberation Front, we also have Gqom Oh! label boss Nan Kolè’s solo debut. There are also new ones from Secret Chiefs 3, Russian jazz band Brom, Japanese dub producer Sak Dub I and loads more

Tracklisting
Al Lover Meets Cairo Liberation Front – Level 1 (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Secret Chiefs 3 – The System of Antichrist (Web of Mimicry, USA)
Sak Dub I – Warrior Steppa Style (Part 1) (Steppas Records, UK)
Alphabets Heaven – Oats (self-release, UK)
Basic Rhythm – Suburban Bass (4 Da R) (Type Records, UK)
Brom – Vortex (ТОПОТ, Russia)
Nan Kolè – Bayefal (Black Acre, UK)
Tradition – The Breathtaking Blast (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Candelilla – Intimität (Trocadero Records, Germany)
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (Top Dawg Entertainment, USA)

#122 – Music for 2017

Our last show of 2016 sees us looking forward and talking about what we’re anticipating in 2017. That includes labels who have emerged this year, artists with long-awaited album releases, and albums coming out early in the year that we want to shout about. Thank you for all your support in 2016, see you in 2017

Tracklisting
Clap! Clap! – Ar-Raqis (Black Acre, UK)
Lord Tusk – Absent Lovers (self-release, UK)
Throwing Snow – Cantor’s Dust (Houndstooth, UK)
Clipping. – Shooter (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Aquadab & MC A – Anatamohayaku, Saa (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Bad Guys – Crime (Riot Season Records, UK)
Moon Duo – Creepin’ (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Move D – Want Some (Electrics Minds, UK)
Elf Kid – Reload That (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Oto Hiax – Creeks (Editions Mego, Austria)

#115 – Clap! Clap!, Romare, Tom Furse, Brandt Brauer Frick

We’re mostly between California and Germany this week, with plenty of tracks from artists and labels in either (or both) of those places. The music is typically varied, with abstract hip-hop producer SELA, contemporary afrobeat from the KutiMangoes, Ghanaian gospel from Alogte Oho, and the latest from Brandt Brauer Frick. We also have a decent dose of London artists, including Horrors man Tom Furse, Ninja Tune producer Romare, punk trio Dancehall, and deconstructed dnb producer Pessimist.

Tracklisting
The KutiMangoes – This Ship Will Sink (Tramp Records, Germany)
Clap! Clap! – Ar-Raqis (Black Acre, UK)
Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy – Mam Yinne Wa (Philophon, Germany)
SELA – Makeup (there’s no way) (Error Broadcast, Germany)
Brandt Brauer Frick – You Can Buy My Love (K7!, Germany)
Tom Furse – Drone On (Kaya Kaya Records, UK)
Dancehall – Vs & Gs (Vibe/Anti~Vibe, UK)
Pessimist – Balaklava (A14, UK)
Romare – Who Loves You? (Ninja Tune, UK)
Fleshy Temples – Lake Quivira (self-released, USA)

#106 – Susso, L’Orange & Mr. Lif, Scott Walker, Terminal Cheesecake

There’s a mix of legendary, soon to be legendary, and utterly new artists on this week’s show. The likes of Scott Walker and Terminal Cheesecake are amongst the finest ever in their particular genres, whilst artists such as L’Orange and Ex-Easter Island Head are beginning to create consistently excellent bodies of work. We’ve also got an incredibly exciting release from Susso – first promoted on a podcast back in July 2015 – that is set to be huge, whilst LA funk producer Yung Bae gives us another reason to get excited.

Tracklisting
Ex-Easter Island Head – Six Sticks (Low Point Records, UK)
L’Orange & Mr. Lif – Strange Technology (feat. Akrobatik & Gonjasufi) (Mello Music Group, USA)
Terminal Cheesecake – Song for John Pt. 1 (Box Records, UK)
Yung Bae – All Night (self-release, USA)
Susso – Ansumana (Soundway Records, UK)
Bajka – The World (Philophon Records, Germany)
Clean & Jerk – Silhouette du Barry (Inversions Records, UK)
Wallwork & Tsvi feat. Nico Lindsay – Facts (Black Acre, UK)
Julian Fairshare – Blessed Melody (self-release, UK)
Scott Walker – Finale (4AD, 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)

#78 – Iggy Pop, Mikael Seifu, Gaika, She-Devils

Some extraordinary electronic music on this week’s show. JahYu’s rootsy dub with throat singing and bird noises ticks all our boxes, we’ve got two future British masters in Commodo and Rocks FOE combining, and another one in Gaika. It’s a real showcase of wonderful British electronics, with Not Waving, Champion, and Four Tet also appearing. Away from that we have the legendary Iggy Pop kicking things off, brilliant electronic pop with Montreal’s She-Devils, Italian drone from Fulkanelli and Ethiopian electronics from Mikael Seifu.

Tracklisting
Iggy Pop – Gardenia (Caroline International, UK)
JahYu – To The End of the Earth and Sea (Steppas Records, UK)
Gaika – Heco (self-release, UK)
Commodo – Set it Straight (feat. Rocks FOE) (Black Acre, UK)
Various Artists – Febri di Funana Vol. 2 (Music With Soul, Netherlands)
Mikael Seifu – How to Save a Life (Vector of Eternity) (RVNG Intl, USA)
Fulkanelli – Harmonikes Mundi (NO=FI Records, Italy)
She-Devils – Come (self-release, USA)
Champion + Four Tet – Disparate (Text Records, UK)
Not Waving – Believe (Diagonal Records, UK)