Castle Face Records

#233 – Ohsees, Equiknoxx, Kefaya & Elaha Soroor, Achwghâ Ney Wodei, Laura Cannell & Polly Wright

After a few weeks of studio upheaval, our first episode in our new space is here – and it’s a bit of an abstract one. With fragmented samples of 78rpm records from a French library to Glaswegian dubstep, via violin experiments and Afghan folk music, we have the whole set of what’s good and great in contemporary independent music.

Tracklisting
Achwghâ Ney Wodei – Malalam Solom (Table Sports, Portugal)
Equiknoxx – Corner (Equiknoxx Musiq, Jamaica)
Oren Ambarchi, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, Sam Shalabi – Oglon Day 2 (Thirty Three Thirty Three, UK)
Rapture 4D & Ruda – Hubble flow Dub (Scotch Bonnet, UK)
Kefaya & Elaha Soroor – Jama Narenji (Bella Union, UK)
City of Women – Sergei (Sähkö Recordings, Finland)
Stefan Fraunberger – Elegie (Morphine Records, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon – L’Offrande (Akuphone Records, France)
Laura Cannell & Polly Wright – Help Me to Salt Help Me to Sorrow (Brawl Records, UK)
Oh Sees – Henchlock (Castle Face Records, USA)

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#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)

#112 – Ziúr, Sex Swing, Thee Oh Sees, Death Pedals

Two tracks from the always magnificent Discrepant Records are amongst the highlights this week. We have brutal electronics from Ziúr, pysch-folk from usually brash Thee Oh Sees, and a whole host of library music, experimental cumbia, noise and Krautrock

Tracklisting
Ziúr – Deeform (Objects Limited, UK)
Sex Swing – Karnak (The Quietus Phonographic Corporation, UK)
Puccio Roelens – Make Up (Schema SCEB Series, Italy)
Dollkraut – Rollercoaster (The Gym Records, Germany)
Thee Oh Sees – The Poem (Castle Face, USA)
Silver Apples – Fractal Flow (ChickenCoop Recordings, USA)
German Army and Old Komm – No Roles / Sea Reaks (Discrepant, UK)
Chupame El Dedo – La Mate (Discrepant, UK)
Quincas X – ElectroCumbia (self-release, Mexico)
Death Pedals – Nil by Mouth (Hominid Sounds, UK)

#95 – Thee Oh Sees, Factory Floor, ZuZed, Qujaku

Back on usual business this week with a wide mix of cracking new independent releases. We have two submissions, one cut of ambient disco from ZuZed, and another slice of psychedelia from Melody Fields. Elsewhere we kick off with a blistering track off the forthcoming Thee Oh Sees record, we also have a long-awaited new track from Factory Floor, Japanese rock from Qujaku, reissued Ethiopian goodness from Hailu Mergia, the latest single from Flamingods, and more old reissued music from Sofrito and remixes from Nice Up! Records.

Tracklisting
Thee Oh Sees – Gelatinous Cube (Castle Face Records, USA)
Factory Floor – Dial Me In (DFA Records, USA)
ZuZed – 6:12pm, The Divine Jaw-dropping Incident (self-release, USA)
Qujaku – Keiren (So I Buried Records, UK)
Miss Red – Fever (self-release, Israel)
Flamingods – Jungle Birds (Soundway Records, UK)
Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band – Sintayehu (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Swinging Stars of Dominica – Las Mal Parle (Sofrito, UK)
Tenor Fly – Rude Boy Talk (Toddla T & Melé Remix) (Nice Up!, UK)
Melody Fields – Morning Sun (self-release, UK)

#80 – Samuel Kerridge, 12z, PJ Harvey, Feels

Some exceptional swearing and even better techno and everything in between on this week’s show. We’ve got Hungarian experimentations from 12z, more experimentation from Fatima Al Qadiri, garage pop music from LA’s Feels, and a nice chunk of funk and disco. We’ve got the latest from PJ Harvey and close off with something rather rude from Scottish troubadour Aidan Moffat.

Tracklisting
Mission of Burma – Secrets (Ace of Hearts, USA)
Feels – Close my Eyes (Castle Face Records, USA)
Fatima Al Qadiri – Battery (Hyperdub, UK)
12z – Names or Labels (Other People Records, USA)
Suuns – Translate (Secretly Canadian, USA)
Feather – Be Real (Eye and Eye Productions, Spain)
Samuel Kerridge – FLA1 (Downwards, UK)
Brutal Force – The Number For Groove (Hot Shit, UK)
PJ Harvey – The Wheel (Island Records, UK)
Aidan Moffat – I’m a Rover (Kiss My Beard Productions, UK)

#79 – Thee Oh Sees, Gnod, Tomppabeats, Golden Rules

After an electronics heavy podcast last week, you don’t get many more fantastic guitar acts than those that feature on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. From new tracks from San Francisco friends Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, to Manchester’s ever magnificent Gnod and the immense sounds of Sheffield’s Blood Sport. We also have odd electronics from Basic Rhythm, techno from Route 8, Kora-gorgeousness from Stranded Horse, light-touch Finnish hip hop from Tomppabeats, heavier-touch hip hop from Golden Rules and the latest from the Sofrito Super Singles club.

Tracklisting
Thee Oh Sees – Fortress (Castle Face Records, USA)
Route 8 – The Sunrise in her Eyes (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Stranded Horse – Monde (Talitres, France)
Blood Sport – Reflective Orange (Blast First Petite, UK)
Tomppabeats – I Want to Tell You I Love You but I Can’t
Tomppabeats – You’re Cute (self-release, Finland)
Gnod – The Mirror (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Basic Rhythm – Raw Trax (Weekend Rush) (Type Records, UK)
Alma Negra – Mageko (Sofrito, UK)
Ty Segall – Squealer (Drag City, USA)
Golden Rules – The Let Down (Lex Records, UK/USA)

#51 – Damaged Bug, Thundercat, Deceptikon, Cylob

It’s not just the Chapparrals that are hittin’ it this week, we’ve been hitting the pre-releases and have got loads of previews of upcoming records for you. We’ve got forthcoming tracks from Parisian band Bon Voyage Organisation, breakbeat maestro Cylob, Flying Lotus collaborator Thundercat, Malian desert rock act Terakaft, Helm, and John Dwyer’s Damaged Bug. We have a trio of tracks of ancient mechanical instruments and a recent compilation from The Fabulous Three.

Tracklisting
The Chapparrals – Hittin’ It (Mukatsuku, UK)
Bon Voyage Organisation – Love Soup (Disque Pointu, France)
Cylob – Granular Psychosis (Power Vacuum, UK)
Deceptikon – Vancouver Disco (Project Mooncircle, Germany)
Schwarzwalder Flötender, um 1830 – Zwei Tanzweisen
Drehorgel aus den Vogesen, etwa 1840
Piano-Forte-Spieluhr von Nicol Freres, etwa 1850 – Zwei Stucke (Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett, Germany)
Terakaft – Karambani (Outhere Records, Germany)
Thundercat – Them Changes (Brainfeeder, UK)
The Fabulous Three – Nightbird (Truth & Soul, USA)
Helm – I Exist in a Fog (Pan, Germany)
Damaged Bug – Jet in Jungle (Castle Face, USA)

#45 – L’Orchestre du Montplaisant, Ela Orleans, Islam Chipsy, Asher Senator

Gareth and Anthony are focused on brand new music this week, with nine of the ten tracks either new or unreleased. We have a track from the forthcoming Thee Oh Sees record as well as new ones from the Eccentronic Research Council, Ela Orleans, and Dean McPhee; brand new digidub from Asher Senator via German label Jahtari and Danish producers Maffi. We’ve also got a mind-melting live recording of the unimitable Islam Chipsy alongside a recording of The Wit and Wisdom of Nigel Farage.

Tracklisting
The Eccentronic Research Council – Loathsome Dave (self-release, UK)
Maffi & Asher Senator – Asher Senator (Jahtari, Germany)
L’Orchestre du Montplaisant – Chouchou Terie (Polychrome Sounds, UK)
Thee Oh Sees – Web (Castle Face Records, UK)
Dean McPhee – Smoke and Mirrors (Hood Faire, UK)
Ela Orleans – The Sky and the Ghost (HB Recordings, UK)
EEK feat. Islam Chipsy – Live At The Cairo High Cinema Institute (Excerpt) (self-release, Egypt)
Roots Manuva – Like a Drum (prod. by Machinedrum) (Big Dada Recordings, UK)
Good Throb – Acid House (SuperFi Records, UK)
Alcopop! Records – The Wit and Wisdom of Nigel Farage (Shikari Sound System remix) (Alcopop! Records, UK)

#39 – Mumdance, The Wharves, Damaged Bug, Gnod

A fascinating week of releases to bring the podcast back after a three year break, we’re opening with an astounding track from the new Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat LP and over the hour take in lost afrobeat, unreleased 60s soul, cellphone African rap and the new one from Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer. Music from across the globe and across genres, it’s a mind-blowing selection of tracks.

Tracklisting
1.Lock up your Lambs – Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (Chemikal Underground, UK)
2.Topix – Unik Ubik (Love Mazout, Belgium)
3.The Mirror – Damaged Bug (Castle Face Records, USA)
4.Yere Yira – Papito ft Iba One (Sahel Sounds, USA)
5.Osaka Ranti – Orlando Julius and the Afro Sounders (Voodoo Funk, USA)
6.Oh love is teasing – Jean Ritchie
7.Take Time ft Novelist – Mumdance (Rinse, UK)
8.The World is Good – Gnod (God Unknown Records, UK)
9.Take me to your leader – The Sharpees (Secret Stash Records, USA)
10.Faultline – The Wharves (Gringo Records, UK)