Bokeh Versions

#280 – 700 Bliss, Minyo Crusaders and Frente Cumbiero, SRS, Nahash, Mighty Lord Deathman

From the very top of this week’s podcast we’re dealing with a contradiction of styles from across the globe. There’s remapped jungle from Shanghai, cumbia from Japan, Kenyan luo music from Michigan, tropical psych from Amsterdam and lots more.

Elsewhere, there’s the latest from Moor Mother and DJ Haram’s phenomenal 700 Bliss project, cutup hip hop from canooooopy, the new side project from Giant Swan’s Robin Stewart and Sunun and much more.

Tracklisting
Nahash – The Horns feat. Osheyack (Svbkvlt, China)
Winsome – SUG002-A (Sugar Records, UK)
Minyo Crusaders and Frente Cumbiero – Cumbia del Monte Fuji (Mais Um, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Tolomei Exidy (self-release, UK)
canooooopy – 並行世界の基礎数学 [parallel maths (basic)] (self-release, Japan)
700 Bliss – Sixteen (Adult Swim, USA / Hyperdub, UK)
Lola’s Dice – Cacri ‘e Playa (Music With Soul, Netherlands / Names You Can Trust, USA)
SRS – Spit Fossil (Bokeh Versions, UK)
ESTHER – App Green (POLAAR, France)
Dr. Pete Larson and his Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band – Abiro (Dagoretti Records, USA)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#272 – Roger Robinson, Jenya Kukoverov, SNØW & Serocee, PRIMO!, Andrea Taeggi

The one with the clarinets. Well, two tracks with prominent clarinet, but not like you’ve ever heard before – especially the skronk dance jazz goodness from Moscow’s  Jenya Kukoverov (it’s better than that sounds, promise). We’ve got a fair chunk of low tempo, exquisite sounds this week, with a good dosage of acid and grime in there for good measure. Take it all, it’s amazing.

Tracklisting
Roger Robinson – Forward (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Mike Neaves – The Sideman (self-release, UK)
Jenya Kukoverov – Losing the Ground Under My Feet (ТОПОТ, Russia)
Andrea Taeggi – Cuttleburrs (OOH-Sounds, Italy)
SNØW – Move & Breathe (ft. Serocee) (More Time, UK)
PRIMO! – Diamond Day (Anti Fade, Australia / Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Seabuckthorn – Through A Vulnerable Occur (feat. Gareth Davis) (IIKKI, France)
Echo Canyon – Library Montage (Untitled-1, Greece)
Tristan Arp – Slip (Banoffee Pies, UK)
Land Trance – Regulate (Dense Truth, UK)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#227 – Sarathy Korwar, Suzi Analogue, Sea Urchin, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Viscount

Following our week a way we return overwhelmed with excellent morsels of global experimental independent sound. We start with Sarathy Korwar’s outstanding jazz/Indian MC hybrid that is sure to get noticed by discerning listeners, elsewhere we have choral music, twisted abstract hiphop, splendid psych folk, electric acholi music from central Africa and much more.

Tracklisting
Sarathy Korwar – Mumbay (feat. MC Mawali) / Pravasis (feat. Deepak Unnikrishnan) (The Leaf Label, UK)
Leo Pa-Layeng – Kono Wiye Ocung Otara (self-release, Uganda)
The Art Ensemble of Chicago – We Are On The Edge (Erased Tapes, UK)
Suzi Analogue – Way Live ft. ZenSoFly (Never Normal Records, USA)
Flamingods – Koray (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Sebastian Reynolds with Solo Collective – Ripeness Is All (Nonostar Records, Germany)
The Improvisers’ Choir – Stem (self-release, UK)
Sea Urchin – Mish Hata’ref tesHa? (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Viscount – Reverse Engineering (Warecollective, UK)
Death and Vanilla – Let’s Never Leave Here (Fire Records, UK)

 

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#222 – Laura Cannell, UKAEA, Gnoomes, Rōnin Arkestra, Sikka Rymes

The brilliant Metro Crowd LP on Maple Death Records is a journey in its own right, and its opening track – a dubby, abstract corker – kicks us on our own journey this week. It’s a trip that takes in forward-looking techno, French dancehall, twisted LA dubs, Irish jazz, experimental violinists and Russian punk.

Tracklisting
Metro Crowd – Gas in a Wagon (Maple Death Records, UK)
UKAEA – Shivering Dancer (self-release, UK)
Polypores – Rapt (Front & Follow, UK)
Mr. Zèbre feat. Lisa Dainjah – Tell Myself RUFF MIX1 (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Laura Cannell – Untethered (Brawl Records, UK)
Sikka Rymes & Duppy Gun Productions – Love Di People (ft. John D) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Fixity – Becoming an Earthworm (Penske Recordings, Ireland)
Taupe – Get The Keys (self-release, UK)
Gnoomes – Sword in the Stone (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rōnin Arkestra – Redeye Reprisal (Alberts Favourites, UK)

Produced and Edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#192 – Tim Hecker, Mars89, Paul Frick, Sealionwoman

This week’s show has a lot of psych in it. From the opening riffs of Japanese band Kikagaku Moyo through to metal psych of Kurokuma, there’s a lot of tasty colours on show here. Also from Japan we have gqom-inspired bass music from Mars89, there’s some detective jazz out of Salford with The Crime Scene Ensemble, stunning avant-garde folk from Sealionwoman, and a gorgeous ending from Alexander Tucker.

Tracklisting
Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 – Gatherings (Guruguru Brain, Netherlands)
Tim Hecker – This Life (Kranky, USA)
Mars89 – Run To Mall (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Sealionwoman – Call (Antigen Records, UK)
Paul Frick – Great Song Title 9 (Apollo Records, UK)
Free Love – July (Full Ashram, UK)
Kurokuma – Dope Rider pt. 1 (Doom Stew Records, UK)
The Crime Scene Ensemble – Act 2, Scene 2: Harold’s Diner; A 3.30am Special (Samarbeta, UK)
LWW – DTE (The Leaf Label, UK)
Alexander Tucker – Visiting Again (Thrill Jockey Records, USA)

#179 – Kamasi Washington, Froe Char, Sleep, Mubashira Mataali Group

Some long epic tracks on pod 179. The return of Kamasi Washington with his kung fu jazz kicks us off in fine style, the welcome return of stoner rock pioneers Sleep also makes an appearance. Elsewhere there’s new techno from Froe Char, Ugandan percussion from Mubashira Mataali Group, a double barrel of Russian goodness from Mirrored Lips and The New Movement, Burmese field recordings, twisted dancehall and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Froe Char – Inside From City Captive (Medical Records, USA)
Sleep – Giza Butler (Third Man Records, USA)
Mubashira Mataali Group – Kulika Hijja (Welcome back from the Holy Pilgrimage) (Blip Discs, UK)
Za! – Ochate Zi Ô (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Duppy Gun Productions – Miro Tape Side A (Love Di People / Mad) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Russian Cocaine (Alakir Records, Israel)
The New Movement – Neocortex Interruption (Version 3) (Post-Materialization Music, Russia)
Dog Chocolate – Tesco Flag (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Jesse Paul Miller – Maing Thauk Paya Monk / Monk on a Train from Thazi to Kalaw (self-release, USA)

#170 – Venetian Snares, Solo Banton, Chris Carter, Leslie Winer and Jay Glass Dubs

Old favourites and some new ones this week as Canadian breakcore stalwart Venetian Snares returns with a new record of glitchy beats and elongated track titles. We also have a debut release from Paper Dollhouse and the latest in the monthly series from Moscow avantgarde quintet Сольвычегодск

Tracklisting
Warmduscher – Big Wilma (The Leaf Label, UK)
Chris Carter – Blissters (Mute Records, UK)
Solo Banton – Super Lyrics (Reality Shock Records, UK)
Paper Dollhouse – Haze (MoonDome, UK)
Сольвычегодск – Ко мне (self-release, Russia)
UUUU – Verlagerung, Verlagerung, Verlagerung (Editions Mego, Austria)
Leslie Winer and Jay Glass Dubs – Woodshedded (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Golden Retriever – Thread of Light (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Bisk – Neo-noir (self-release, UK)
Venetian Snares – The Shriek She Made When She Died Was Erased By The Sound of Lightning (Mute Song, UK)

#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)

#157 – Golden Teacher, Bjork, L’Orange, Weaves and Tanya Tagaq

New favourites and old favourites on this week’s show. We have the new one from Bjork, the lead track from the forthcoming L’Orange record (on his eighth podcast appearance), and a new collaboration between Pinch and Mumdance.

We also have a track from the long-awaited Golden Teacher debut LP, Polaris prize winner Tanya Tagaq collaborating with Weaves, Japanese dub from 7Fo on Bokeh Versions, and the new project from Gnod member Gardener. We have a submission from Brooklyn band No Kill, some sublime black metal from Sacred Son, and the latest from Hamburg-based producer Jahyu

Tracklisting
Golden Teacher – Sauchiehall Withdrawal (self-release, UK)
No Kill – Eddie Vedder (self-release, USA)
Pinch and Mumdance – Control (Tectonic Recordings, UK)
Weaves feat. Tanya Tagaq – Scream (Memphis Industies, UK / Buzz Records, Canada )
L’Orange – Look Around (feat. Oddisee) (Mello Music Group, USA)
Sacred Son – Cleave the Alicorn (self-release, UK)
7FO – Quiet Flash (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Bjork – The Gate (One Little Indian, UK)
Jahyu – Again Again (feat. Ras Tinny) (Tripedal Crow Records, Germany)
Gardener – Late Summer Lawn (Golden Ratio Frequencies, UK)

#152 – DUDS, SAICOBAB, Time Cow, Nekra

There’s a lot of single-word named artists this week. We kick off with one of them – DUDS from Manchester are the first UK band to release a record through John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. We have punk from Impalers and newcomers Nekla, experimental dub from Time Cow, techno from Wilhelm via new label GlassTalk Records, and loads more good stuff.

Tracklisting
DUDS – Elastic Feel (Castle Face Records, USA)
Colleen – Separating (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Impalers – Nazi Burning Man (Static Shock Records, UK)
Nekra – Sisters of the Yam (self-release, UK)
Time Cow – Yellow and Purple Equals Yurple (7” edit) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
SAICOBAB – Bx Ax Bx (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Wilhelm – 38th Parallel (GlassTalk Records, UK)
Tembok Kamar Dinding Sekolah – Mati Rasa (Chinabot, UK)
Autumns – Female Model (Clan Destine Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Raw Language (Ninja Tune, UK)