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#150 – Meridian Brothers, Circuit Des Yeux, Ty Segall, Shabazz Palaces

A stunning selection this week, kicking off with Colombia’s finest Meridian Brothers, we touch upon experimental pop of Circuit des Yeux, a fabulous collaboration between podcast favourites Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar and Shabaka Hutchings, and the brutal punk of Lower Slaughter. We also have great new hiphop, jazz breaks, garage rock, and lost Somali tapes

Tracklisting
Meridian Brothers – Estaré Alegre, No Estaré Triste (Soundway Records, UK)
Circuit Des Yeux – Paper Bag (Drag City, USA)
Sleep Terminal – Angry Cunning Lizard Brain (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar & Shabaka Hutchings – The Doctrines Of Swedenborg (Techinicolour Records, UK)
Tubby Tooba – Bring the Needle Down (Dpercussion Recordings, UK)
Lower Slaughter – Bone Meal (Box Records, UK)
Aamina Camaari – Rag waa Nacab iyo Nasteexo (Men are Cruel and Kind) (Ostinato Records, USA)
Shabazz Palaces – Welcome to Quazarz (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Ty Segall – Big Man (self-release, USA)
Sothiac – ON (self-release, Italy)

#129 – Miss Red, The Bug vs Earth, Jane Weaver, Ramson Badbonez

After some hazy sounds last week, we’re altogether more upbeat this week. You wouldn’t guess so with the opening track from Sax droner Colin Stetson, but with tracks from Miss Red, Moor Mother, Ramson Badbonez, and lost disco cats Teakwood, there’s plenty in here to get you going.

Tracklisting
Colin Stetson – Spindrift (Kartel Music Group, UK)
Miss Red – Lock off the Dance (Soul Jazz Records, UK)
Jane Weaver – Slow Motion (Fire Records, UK)
Ramson Badbonez – The Pick & Mix Experience (self-release, UK)
Moor Mother – By The Light (Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Waipod Phetsuphan – Ding Ding Dong (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
Left Hand Cuts off the Right – Void of Heaven (Box Records, UK)
Jaubi – Her Smile Made Me Smile (Astigmatic Records, UK)
The Bug vs Earth – Snakes vs Rats (Ninja Tune, UK)
Teakwood – Powerplay (Tramp Records, Germany)

#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)

#91 – Raw Power Festival special

The festival season is here, so the Independent Music Podcast is kicking off its annual series of festival specials. This week, all our tracks are from bands playing Raw Power Festival. It’s in London 27-29 May, and headlined by noisy Japanese two-piece Melt-Banana and industrial London band Test Dept – both of who appear on this episode.

Tracklisting
Melt-Banana – Shield for Your Eyes, A Beast in the Well on Your Hand (A-Zap, Japan)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
Orchestra of Spheres – Anklung Song (Fire Records, UK)
Pikacyu*Makoto – OM Marijana FU? (Riot Season Records, UK)
Selvhenter – Tribute (Eget Værelse, Denmark)
Woven Skull – The Hollow Dark (self-release, UK)
Housewives – Life Swell (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Test Dept. – Fuckhead (Ministry Of Power, UK)
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – Yeah, I was Hypnotised (Riot Season Records, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Psychopomp, Pt.2 (Box Records, UK)

#84 – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Maghreban, Girl Sweat, Gainstage

A little gnarly this week, we’ve got industrial techno, brutal rock, hip hop, house, heavy rock, digidub against trident and funk. It’s the usual mix of genres and great new music from Girl Sweat, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Maghreban and loads more

Tracklisting
Girl Sweat – Human Glue (Box Records, UK)
Gainstage – RGB Sun (Portals Editions, Germany)
Kendrick Lamar – untitled 05 09.21.2014 (Top Dawg Entertainment, USA)
The Maghreban – Output (Zoot Records, UK)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Existence In The Unfurling (Western Vinyl, USA)
Lord Funk – Global Warming (Bearfunk, UK)
Menimals – In This Unforgiving Heat (Riot Season, UK)
The Beacon Sound Choir – Drone 1 (Infinite Greyscale, Germany)
Slabdragger – Mercenary Blues (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Invada Allstars – 99 Red Balloons (ft. Anika) (Invada Records, UK)

#77 – Prince Rama, Supermoon, Dreadsquad, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Polish dub from Dreadsquad kicks off a podcast crossing across the genres, with new music from Brooklyn’s Prince Rama, Yorkshire’s moog master Matthew Bourne, and Haiku No Ku. We’ve also got covers performed by Scotland’s Supermoon and Kay Dennis, as well as a tribute to the late, great Clarence Reid AKA Blowfly.

Tracklisting
Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – Last Tune (feat. Kush Arora & Smerins Anti-Social Club) (Superfly Studio, Poland)
Paddy Steer – Bifurcation Arrows (Paraventricular Nucleus Recordings, UK)
Prince Rama – Now is the Time of Emotion (Carpark Records, USA
Blowfly – I Believe My Dick Can Fly (Alternative Tentacles, USA)
Matthew Bourne – Daniziel (The Leaf Label, UK)
Test Dept. – Total State Machine (Some Bizarre, UK)
Kay Dennis – Sunny (Tramp Records, Germany)
Supermoon – Day Drinker (Song, By Toad, UK)
Haikai No Ku – Saltes of Humane Dust (Box Records, UK)
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma – Mille Voix (RVNG Intl, USA)