Chinabot

#276 – Meridian Brothers, Dijit, Einstürzende Neubauten, Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers, King Rambo Sound

Quite a hefty batch of tracks on our usual global excursion. Starting in the Ukraine with some post-punk and travelling swiftly to Haitian voodoo polyrhythms, Egyptian triphop, Portugese RPG jazz, and a whole lot more. We’ve got gritty rock from Leeds, dub techno from Japan, the latest from favourites Medidian Brothers and Einstürzende Neubauten, and two tracks from the brilliant Swiss record shop and label Les Disques Bongo Joe.

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Tracklisting
Plastic Lorna – Drowning (Perfsect, Ukraine)
Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers – Vodou Alé (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Dijit feat. SD – 1772 (cover) (Youth, UK)
The Shits – Witching Hour (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Manuel Pinheiro & Andre Novoa – Robot Invasion (Games Omnivorous, Portugal / Exalted Funeral, USA)
Regis – Cracked Earth (Downwards, UK)
Patrick Jahn – Abenteuer überm Schrank (2020 Version) (Growing Bin Records, Germany)
Einstürzende Neubauten – Ten Grand Goldie (Potomak, Germany)
King Rambo Sound – Isolated Dancer (Chinabot, UK)
Meridian Brothers – Puya Del Empresario (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland

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

#271 – Black Devil Disco Club , Sabiwa & Queimada, Charles Hayward Vs. Harmageddon, Ann Margaret Hogan, OHYUNG

Some extraordinary sounds on this week’s podcast, three of which push the boundaries of the music you can make with a piano. We’ve got an exclusive first play of the new release from Taiwanese producer Sabiwa, alongside an outlandish 8-minute opus from Nebraska’s Moonworshipper Records, the first new material from legendary electronic producer Bernard Fevre’s Black Devil Disco Club moniker, and lots more.

Tracklisting
Charles Hayward Vs. Harmageddon – Helix (God Unknown Records, UK)
OHYUNG – No One Else (ft. Charlie Sheena) (Chinabot, UK)
João Pais Filipe – XV (Lovers & Lollypops / Holuzam, Portugal)
Black Devil Disco Club – Six Six Sex (Lo Recordings, UK)
Kooba Tercu – Fair Game (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Effluvium – Vera (Moonworshipper Records, USA)
Harrga – Échos Obscurs De L’Orient (self-release, UK)
Sabiwa & Queimada – Tomorrow You Said Yesterday
Metal Preyers – Hard Screw (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)

Ann Margaret Hogan – CODA (Downwards, 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

#262 – The Four Owls, Beatrice Dillon, Davaajargal Tsaschikher, Sex Swing, Brodinski x Low Jack

Mispronunciation rules this week’s pod. I mean – you try and pronounce ‘Davaajargal Tsaschikher’ the name of the exceptionally talented Mongolian experimentalist. We have unusual and brilliant music from Ukraine, Niger, and Japan alongside London grime, hiphop and jazz. There’s abstract electronic music, industrial dub, and phenomenal psych – it’s going to be a good week…

Tracklisting
Brodinski x Low Jack – Andaman Sea (Editions Gravats, France)
Collocutor – Lost and Found (On the Corner Records, UK)
Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko – Untitled 1 (Night School, UK)
Beatrice Dillon – Workaround One (PAN, Germany)
Hoshina Anniversary – Odoriko (Alien Jams, UK)
Sex Swing – Valentine’s Day at the Gym (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Davaajargal Tsaschikher – Urgeljid Urgeljleh Urgeljlel (Chinabot, UK)
Lloydie Ranks – Street Fighter (Key Changes, UK)
The Four Owls – Honour Codes (High Focus Records, UK)
Mdou Moctar – Ibitlan (Sahel Sounds, 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

#239 – L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae, Sabiwa, Marcus Hamblett, Algiers, Aditya Permana

On the podcast this week we tick a lot of the boxes: whether you’re into cubist hiphop, epic black metal, Indonesian techno, or avant jazz rap we have you covered. There’s also intensely danceable sounds from the Lisbon underground, two Taiwanese ex-pats making forward-thinking sounds, gorgeous folk and lots more experimental goodness.

Tracklisting
Algiers – Can the Sub_Bass Speak? (Matador Records, UK)
Aditya Permana – Raum (Dekadenz Records, Indonesia)
Sweet Williams – Stunt Freeze (Gringo Records, UK)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Dead Battery (Mello Music Group, USA)
DJ Firmeza – Intenso (Príncipe, Portugal)
Stumpf – Start (Edelfaul Recordings, Germany)
Cyanching – Shadow of a Shadow (Bezirk, UK)
Sabiwa – Enigma (Chinabot, UK)
Marcus Hamblett – Lost at Sea (feat. Kate Stables) (Willkommen Records, UK)
Sacred Son – Arachnidan Appendage (self-release, 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

#231 – Girl Band, Cate le Bon, Plaid, CMPND, Mr Mitch

Sometimes we start the podcast with music to shake your body into action, other times we just assault your senses with experimental noise. This week it’s the turn of Girl Band to launch the podcast into your ears with six minutes of hefty post punk goodness. Elsewhere in the hour we have abstract Japanese music, UK hip hop, Pakistani Surti, New Zealand dancehall and the usual (and unusual) stops in between.

Tracklisting
Girl Band – Shoulderblades (Rough Trade Records, UK)
Seaketa – よい (yoi) (Chinabot, UK)
Plaid – Los (Warp, UK)
CMPND – Flight 370 (High Focus Records, UK)
Ustad Saami – God Is (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
Hershel 36 – Unchartered (Lickety-Splat Music, UK)
Cate le Bon – Mother’s Mother’s Magazines (Mexican Summer, USA)
SK Simeon & Naram – Dem Wanna be my Friend (Red Robin Records, New Zealand)
Blanck Mass – House vs House (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Mr Mitch – Not Modular (Pressure, Germany)

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

Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them.

Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back mid-January.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#211 – favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part three

Our third part of our 2018 review has heavy rock railing against gentrification, North African-infused jazz, Chilean techno, Ugandan bass, Thai noise, and sea creature folktales.

Thank you for listening this year.

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Tracklisting
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#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)

#182 – Gazelle Twin, Pal Hwang Dan, Regional Justice Center, Chromatics

Dark, dangerous music on this week’s podcast as the guys bring along twisted sounds from thrash punk to industrial techno to epic goth drone. It’s almost relieving when we get Streets of Rage invoking Korean electronics of Pal Hwang Dan, the new one from Gazelle Twin, and Pye Corner Audio moniker Head Technician

Tracklisting
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – A Message to my People (Strut, UK)
Gazelle Twin – Hobby Horse (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
Head Technician – First Pour (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Nat Birchall meets Al Breadwinner – Youth Iron Rock (self-release, UK)
Pal Hwang Dan – Klimt’s Butcher Shop 클림트 정육점 (Chinabot, UK)
The Body – Nothing Stirs (Thrill Jockey Records, USA)
Regional Justice Center – Control (Adagio 830, Germany)
Chromatics – Black Walls (Italians do it Better Records, USA)
Dez Williams – Fallnot (Bedouin Records, UAE)
Onipa – demo (self-release, UK)

#177 – Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, Lucchesi, Shortparis, Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek

You know you’re getting the party started when your podcast opens with an abstract 7-minute flute number, but the gorgeous new track from Cara Stacey and Camilo Ángeles demands attention. Elsewhere we have the wonderful new record from Jean Grae and Quelle Chris. Just because we’re not done with collaborations, we also have the spectacular Turkey-Swiss collaboration of Derya Yildirim and Grup Şimşek. We also have Russian synths with Shortparis, abstract experimentation from Me, Claudius, synth pop from Apostille and loads more.

Tracklisting
Cara Stacey & Camilo Ángeles – Stolenboosch (Kit Records, UK)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – My Contribution to this Scam (Mello Music Group, USA)
Shortparis – Любовь (self-release, Russia)
Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek – Üç Kiz Bir Ana (Ironhand Records, Germany)
Jean-Marie Massou – Le Pêcheur d’islande (Vert Pituite La Belle, France)
Turbo Teeth – Big Troubles (Untitled 1, Greece)
Apostille – Feel Bad (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Keito – Lotus Root (Chinabot, UK)
Me, Claudius – Hold Your Shape, Church (Linear Obsessional Recordings, UK)
Lucchesi – Burro (Full Dose, UK)