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#200 – Shackleton, Jerusalem In My Heart, Etienne Jaumet, Tomás Urquieta, Lucinda Chua

Episode 200 is here but for regular listeners it’s just another Independent Music Podcast. We have the usual trapse around the globe finding innovative, exciting music. So whether is Chilean techno from Tomás Urquieta, Arabic-Canadian experimentalism from Jerusalem In My Heart, or contemporary dance soundtracks from England’s Sebastian Reynolds we have you covered. We also have stunning cello drone from Lucinda Chua, the electro reimaginings of classic jazz tracks from Etienne Jaumet, post punk from Collate, something mesmerising from Mildred Maude and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Sebastian Reynolds – Drum Pyramid (stereo mix) (self-release, UK)
Vessel – Argo (For Maggie) (Tri Angle, UK)
Pokus – Wizard (self-release, UK)
Mildred Maude – CPA III (The Weird Beard Records, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Lucinda Chua – Somebody Who (self-release, UK)
Jerusalem In My Heart – Wa Ta’atalat Loughat Al Kalam (Part III + IV) (Constellation Records, Canada)
Etienne Jaumet – Caravan (Versatile Records, France)
Collate – Phone Call (self-release, USA)
Shackleton – Furnace of Guts (Woe to The Septic Heart, UK)

#184 – Dwarfs of East Agouza, JK Flesh, Siete Catorce, Carla Bozulich

After last week’s smooth funk openers, let’s get a little more brutal shall we? Raw Ambassador’s Mental Disorder track is as intense as the artist name and title would suggest, and it takes brave ears to get through that. But persist and (more) rewards are forthcoming – the outstanding collaboration between Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert for one, and Marlowe – the L’Orange and Solemn Brigham collaboration – for another. Elsewhere we have a mix of the good stuff – get involved

Tracklisting
Raw Ambassador – Mental Disorder (Mannequin Records, Germany)
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert – Party On (Rock Action Records, UK)
Marlowe – Lost Arts (Mello Music Group, USA)
Rob Lewis – Pines (self-release, UK)
Dwarfs of East Agouza – Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers (Akuphone Records, France)
Carla Bozulich – Let It Roll (Constellation Records, Canada)
Siete Catorce – Susurro (Hypermedium, Greece)
JK Flesh – Wasplike (Inner Surface Records, UK)
Grimm Grimm – Take Me Down to Coney Island (Some Other Planet Records, UK)
Rattle – All Over the Place (God Unknown Records, UK)

#169 – Efrim Manuel Menuck, Anna von Hausswolff, ज़ितम सिहँ, Ben Frost

We’re back with our first podcast of 2018, and what better way to kick off than the exquisite jazz from Chicago’s avant-garde trumpeter Jaimie Branch? We also have cosmic soul from NYC-based, Indian musician ज़ितम सिहँ (Jitwam), the latest from Anna von Hausswolff, roots reggae from Ghana’s Y-Bayani And His Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Jaimie Branch – Theme 001 (International Anthem, USA)
ज़ितम सिहँ (Jitwam) – Alone (Cosmic Compositions, New Zealand)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra
Y-Bayani And His Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love – Rehwe Mie Enyim (Philophon, Germany)
Ben Frost – Eurydice’s Heel (Bedroom Community, Iceland)
Bingo Palace – Before 03 (Codek Records, USA)
Normil Hawaiians – British Warm (Upset the Rhythem, UK)
Xphone Tweeted Hatena – 028 (Pale Master, UK)
Curtis Roach – Stay Golden (self-release, USA)
Efrim Manuel Menuck – LxOxVx / Shelter in Place (Constellation Records, Canada)

#156 – Godspeed You! Black Emperor , Zombie Zombie, AK/DK, Minor Science

We’re hitting the uptempo button this week with blinding new tunes from AK/DK, Zombie Zombie, Graham Dunning and Minor Science alongside some reissued Afrofunk from Cameroon’s Jo Tongo. We also have neo-classical music from Astrïd & Rachel Grimes, the latest from post rock titans Godspeed You! Black Emperor, indie rock from Protomartyr and gorgeous latin music from Esther Suarez and Niña de la Puebla

Tracklisting
AK/DK – Morphology (Little Miss Echo Recordings, UK)
Minor Science – Volumes (Whities, UK)
Esther Suarez – Agua Del Olvido (Little Axe Records, USA)
Zombie Zombie – Livity (Versatile Records, France)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Anthem For No State, Pt. III (Constellation Records, Canada)
Niña de la Puebla – Tinieblas (Darkness) (Death is Not the End Records, UK)
Protomartyr – A Private Understanding (Domino Recordings, UK)
Jo Tongo – Funky Feeling (Africa Seven, UK)
Graham Dunning – Suspicious Rhythem (tape version) (Fractal Meat Cuts, UK)
Astrïd & Rachel Grimes – The Herald en Masse (Gizeh Records, UK)

#135 – Jessica Moss, Vanishing Twin, Actress, Hampshire & Foat

The last week of the dynamic duo for the next fortnight brings a whole host of new goodies, including a Record Store Day Vanishing Twin release, gospel from the Como Mamas, the latest from the amazing mind of Shit & Shine as well as new slow disco, piano goodness, and dancehall.

Tracklisting
Vanishing Twin – Million Dollar Mermaid (Soundway Records, UK)
The Como Mamas – Move Upstairs (Daptone Records, USA)
Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel (Diagonal Records, UK)
Ant Orange – Big Lil’s (Karaoke Kalk, Germany)
Awate – Displaced (self-release, UK)
Jessica Moss – Glaciers I (pt 1) (Constellation Records, Canada)
Temple ov BBV – Butchers Tears (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wrongtom Meets the Ragga Twins – Bacchanal (Tru-Thoughts Records, UK)
Actress – X22RME (Ninja Tune, UK)
Hampshire & Foat – End Song (Athens of the North, UK)

#109 – Fufanu, Yussef Kamaal, Off World, Dennis Bovell

Exceptional grime and funk from two podcast favourites Swindle and D Double E is just one of the new tracks on this week’s show. We’ve got new music from Fufanu, jazz and hip hop from Steve Lehman, Off World, Kuro, Adrian Younge, William Tyler, Pangaea, and Yussef Kamaal.

Tracklisting
Fufanu – Sports (One Little Indian, UK)
Steve Lehman – Are You in Peace? (Pi Recordings. USA)
Off World – Extraction (Constellation Records, Canada)
Dennis Bovell – Heaven (Optimo Music, UK)
Kuro – Incantation in C (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Adrian Younge – The Concept of Love (Linear Labs, USA)
William Tyler – Gone Clear (Merge Records, USA)
Swindle x D Double E – Lemon Trees (Butterz, UK)
Pangaea – Send It In (Handal Records, UK)
Yussef Kamaal – Yo Chavez (Brownswood Recordings, UK)

2015 retrospective

Our parting gift for 2015, an edited three hour version of our 2015 retrospectives. Featuring some of the best music from independent artists and record labels this year.

Thank you for listening to the Independent Music Podcast in 2015, see you again in 2016

Tracklisting
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – With Love Supreme (Riot Season, UK)
Maffi & Peter King – Bad Memory (Jahtari, Germany)
EEK – Mouled El Ghoul (Nashazphone, Egypt)
Ramson Badbonez – Getdafucoutta Here ft. King Kashmere IV (Boot Records, UK)
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – With the Dark Hug of Time (Constellation Records, USA)
Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz – Mango Season (Tramp Records, Germany)
Hey Colossus – Hey, Dead Eyes, Up! (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Metropolitan Soul Museum – Ruff Trk 4 (self-release, UK)
The Gaslamp Killer Experience – Apparitions (self-release, USA)
Stand High Patrol – Sleep on it (Stand High Records, France)
Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers – Trudy the Monster (Agogo Records, Germany)
Taman Shud – Viper Smoke (Trashmouth Records)
Miss Red – What Would You Like (self-release, Israel)
The Brother Moves On – Shiyanomayini (self-release, South Africa)
Euros Childs – Machine (National Elf Records, UK)
Teeth of the Sea – Field Punishment (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Swindle – Global Dance (ft. Flowdan and Mungo’s Hi-Fi) (Butterz, UK)
Emanative – As of Yet (Brownswood Recordings, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Kumu (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Girl Band – Paul (Rough Trade Records, UK)
Susso – Bani (self-release, UK)
Commodo Gantz Kahn – Bitchcraft (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Taken by the Night (Mello Music Group, USA)
The Comet is Coming – Neon Baby (The Leaf Label, UK)
Jane Weaver – Argent (Bird Records, UK)
Ela Orleans – City of Dis (HB Recordings, UK)
Senyawa – Gaib (Morphine Records, Germany)
Shit and Shine – Goat $hit (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Roger Robinson – Dis Side Ah Town (Jahtari, Germany)
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Tangle of Us (Chemikal Underground, UK)

#72 – 2015 retrospective (best of) part one

The most wonderful time of the year! Gareth and Anthony dig through a fabulous year of music to bring you three episodes of great, perhaps forgotten music that has come out this year. Did you hear the one with the classically trained Egyptian pianist with two drummers? or the Hungarian afrobeat? or the Rastafarian who has a bad memory and speaks to two Danish producers about it? Well get stuck in to the first of our retrospectives

Tracklisting
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – With Love Supreme (Riot Season, UK)
Maffi & Peter King – Bad Memory (Jahtari, Germany)
EEK – Mouled El Ghoul (Nashazphone, Egypt)
Ramson Badbonez – Getdafucoutta Here ft. King Kashmere IV (Boot Records, UK)
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – With the Dark Hug of Time (Constellation Records, USA)
Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz – Mango Season (Tramp Records, Germany)
Hey Colossus – Hey, Dead Eyes, Up! (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Metropolitan Soul Museum – Ruff Trk 4 (self-release, UK)
The Gaslamp Killer Experience – Apparitions (self-release, USA)
Stand High Patrol – Sleep on it (Stand High Records, France)

Listen to the rest of our 2015 best of:
Part two
Part three
3hr edited version

#63 – Master Musicians of Bukkake, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld, Bastien Keb, Workin’ Man Noise Unit

This week there are incredible new and forthcoming releases from the likes of Workin’ Man Noise Unit, Okzharp and Master Musicians of Bukkake. We also have new experimental music from Norway, library jazz from London as well as a live recording from Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld and great noise from Russia, and old releases from Silver Apples and Irmin Schmidt.

Tracklisting
Bastien Keb – Doodlebag (One-Handed Music, UK)
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – With Love Supreme (Riot Season, UK)
Okzharp – Dear Ribane (Hyperdub, UK)
Silver Apples – Tabouli Noodle (Whirlybird Records, USA)
My Disco – King Sound (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)
Irmin Schmidt‎ & Bruno Spoerri – The Seven Game (Spoon Records, Germany)
Jono El Grande – Bach’s Beach (Rune Grammofon, Norway)
Jars – НЕСКОНЧАЕМЫЙ КАЙФ (self-release, Russia)
Master Musicians of Bukkake – The Circle is Binding (Important Records, USA)
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – With The Dark Hug of Time (Live) (Constellation Records, USA)

#42 – Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld, Mutamassik, Ata Kak, Bernard Fevre

Lots of rare, innovative and new music in the hour this week. We have new releases from Egyptian/Italian/New York producer Mutamassik, Bardo Pond, Colin Stetson and Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld. There are new reissues from Parisian electro pioneer Bernard Fevre and a previously extremely rare Ghanian record from Ata Kak. Throw in a spectacular piece from Sun Ra and John Coltrane collaborator Pharaoh Sanders, a live recording from the inimitable David Thomas Broughton and a rare slice of explicit 80s disco and you have another hour’s genre mash-up of the highest quality.

Tracklisting
1.When the Shit Hits the fan – Master Boogie’s Song and Dance (West End Records, USA)
2.The Rest of Us – Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld (Constellation Records, USA)
3.Long Beards – Mutamassik (Discrepant, UK)
4.Drifting Snow – David Thomas Broughton (self-release, UK)
5.Prince of Peace – Pharaoh Sanders (Jazzman Records, UK)
6.Daa Nyinaa – Ata Kak (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
7.Weekee Way – Bernard Fevre (Lo Recordings, UK)
8.Music is the Healing Force of the Universe – Bardo Pond (Fire Records, UK)