Crammed Discs

#268 – Gazelle Twin, Nihiloxica, Cucina Povera, DJ これからの緊急災害, Photay

Covid-19 lockdown was implemented in the UK this week, so Gareth has a solo show for you. A whole heap of favourites have been putting out music: obviously something from Uganda’s Nihiloxica, whose first LP is forthcoming on Belgium’s Crammed Discs. There are also two Coronavirus-related records, with a one-day write and record track from Gazelle Twin, and a brutal industrial punk record from Germany via Turkey project BEEATSZ v2.0999d. Chuck in the mesmerising new record from Glasgow-based Finn Cucina Povera, and there’s more than enough good stuff to improve your mood.

Tracklisting
Nihiloxica – Tewali Sukai (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
DJ これからの緊急災害 (DJ Emergency Disaster) – T O K Y O G H E T T O 2 0 2 0 (FTP, Germany)
Gazelle Twin – HERD (self-release, UK)
Mr. Zèbre feat. Lasai – Under Pressure (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Cucina Povera – Salvia Salvatrix (Night School, UK)
ONIPA – Hey No I Say (Strut Records, UK)
BEEATSZ v2.0999d – Just Buy It (Brain Pussyfication, Germany)
Photay – Warmth in the Coldest Acre (Mexican Summer, USA)
U – Don’t Fuck With the Dragon (Where to Now? Records, UK)
Y-Bayani & Baby Naa And The Band of Enlightenment, Reason & Love – Zooba Maka (Philophon, 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

#264 – Mars89, Capitol K, Lunch Money Life, Aksak Maboul, Chubby and the Gang

Some absolutely immense music for you. Not least the first cut from the long-awaited LP from Lunch Money Life. There’s also dastardly dubs from Japanese producer Mars89, the latest from legendary Belgium duo Aksak Maboul, music from Israel, South Korea, France, Canada and spoken word from an experimental music champion closes out this week’s show.

Tracklisting
Lunch Money Life – Truth Serum (Scenic Route, UK)
Chubby and The Gang – Speed Kills (Static Shock Records, UK)
Mars89 – GoodThing (Natural Sciences, UK)
Aksak Maboul – Tout a Une Fin (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Baharat – بهارات – The Egyptian (Batov Records, UK)
Chicaloyoh – Boli Armenii (Màgia Roja label, Spain)
Kim Jinmook – Shivoham (Daehan Electronics, South Korea)
Capitol K – Temple (Faith & Industry, UK)
Racine – Quelque Chose Tombe II (Danse Noire, Switzerland)
Self-Help (Mark Dicker & John Doran) – Exercise Number 1 (Tesla Tapes, 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

#246 – Throwing Snow, Angel Bat Dawid, Teplice, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Sun Ra Arkestra

Heading for the usual extremities this week, flicking between Mexican disco, Chicago jazz, and extreme metal in the first handful of tracks before heading into the deeper realms of sharp Russian punk, off-kilter synth pop, techno, and middle eastern acid.

Tracklisting
Hotmood – Esta Noche (Star Creature Universal Vibrations, USA)
Angel Bat Dawid – Black Family (International Anthem, USA)
Creeping Death – Bloodlust Contamination (eOne Heavy, USA)
Sereias – Primeiro Ministro (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Throwing Snow – Nought to Gain (Houndstooth, UK)
Acid Arab – Électrique Yarghol (feat. Hasan Minawi) (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – Liberation Over Liberace (Dub-Stuy, USA)
Злурад – Карусель ([addicted label], Russia)
Teplice – I Used to Wait (Pastel Prism, UK)
Sun Ra Arkestra – Children of the Sun (Lanquidity 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

#203 – Meridian Brothers, Nazar, Marie Davidson, Lokier, Donny McCaslin

You don’t get many better hip wigglers than Colombia’s finest Meridian Brothers, whose latest slice of cumbian delightfulness gets us going this week. Elsewhere, Gareth has a lot of electronics on the heavier side of the spectrum, not least the Japanese collaboration of Shun Konno and Blind Beast bringing the abrasive. Anthony has amazing, amusing techno from Marie Davidson, afro acid Congolese music, Russian punk and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Meridian Brothers y Grupo Renacimiento – La Policia (Names You Can Trust, USA)
Nazar – Enclave (Hyperdub Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Make’Em – Trava (Silo Rumor, Portugal)
Mirrored Lips – Мать (Cruel Nature Recordings, UK)
Lokier – Screws in Paradise (Pinkman, Netherlands)
Donny McCaslin – Beast (Motéma Music, USA)
Shun Konno and Blind Beast – 竈馬 (Luau Records, UK)
Zazou Bikaye – Na Kenda (Afro-acid mix) (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Lueke – Champion (Version) (Editions Gravats, France)

#187 – SOPHIE, Khalab, Flohio, Slikback

After the chilled week last week, we’re unashamedly throwing bangers at you on this week’s pod. The brutal, brilliant pop sounds of SOPHIE kick us off, as we travel through stunning sounds from Khalab’s new record, a new Ugandan record label releasing heavy bass sounds, Lewisham grime fro Flohio, and Polish experimental music from Edinburgh.

Tracklisting
SOPHIE – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
Khalab – Black Noise (feat. Tenesha the Wordsmith) (On the Corner Records, UK)
Slows – A Great Big Smile From Venus (excerpt) (Deep Distance, UK)
Slikback – Ascenscion (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
YOB – The Screen (Relapse Records, USA)
Andria – So Far (Yes, Serbia)
Ekiti Sound – Ife (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Ko Shin Moon – Zaffa (Akuphone Records, France)
Flohio – Bands (Alpha, UK)
Januszewski – Untitled II (Czaszka (rec.), UK)

#108 – Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Kiki Hitomi, G.H., Unik Ubik

An exclusive first play from the new Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band record is just one highlight from an hour of new, experimental, and exciting independent music. We’ve got new Japanese digidub from Jahtari’s Hitomi Tanaka, dub legend Dennis Bovell-produced new music from industrial rock band The Pop Group, French/Belgian jazz from Unik Ubik, the long-awaited vinyl release of the OST for Megadrive classic Golden Axe, industrial techno from Yorkshire’s G.H., experimental electronics from rkss via Alien Waves, French pop music from Croque Madame, and brutal noise from Shit & Shine.

Tracklisting
Unik Ubik – Maximum Delirium (Rockerill Records, Belgium)
The Pop Group – Zipperface (Freaks R Us Records, UK)
Kiki Hitomi – Nightwalkers (Jahtari, Germany)
Veronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul – Paysage Volé (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Naofumi Hataya – Death Adder 2 (Data Discs, UK)
Shit & Shine – Kramer Striker (Riot Season, UK)
rkss – Wave (Alien Jams, UK)
G.H. – Yorkshire Fog (Modern Love, UK)
Croque Madame – Jeep (Emotional Response, USA)
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – Lai Wua (Chasing The Cow) (Paradise Bangkok, UK)

#107 – Tanya Tagaq, Sun Ra & Merzbow, Will Long, Ross McHenry

Epic deep house opener this week followed by a multitude of good tidings. From the heavy sounds of Taman Shud the the brutal experimentation of Merzbow let loose with a bucketful of Sun Ra samples. We’ve also got Turkish dub music from Abu Ama, Canadian throat singing from the extraordinary Tanya Tagaq, pysch from Denmark’s The Wands, funk from Melbourne’s Ross McHenry, and extreme dubstep from the brilliant Joker.

Tracklisting
Will Long – Time Has Come (DJ Sprinkles Overdub) (Comatonse Recordings, Japan)
Bitori – Bitori Nha Bibinha (Analog Africa, Germany)
Abu Ama – Efendi Remix (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Joker – G Shit (Kapsize, UK)
Taman Shud – Oracle War (Trashmouth Records, UK)
Sun Ra | Merzbow – Granular Jazz Part 4 (Cold Spring, UK)
Tanya Tagaq – Aorta (Six Shooter Records, Canada)
The Wands – Faces (Flammekaster Records, Denmark)
Aquaserge – Les Zouzes (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Ross McHenry – Opening / Despair (First Word Records, UK)

#105 – Kool Keith & MF DOOM, Lambchop, Rizan Said, Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul

Legends galore this week, including a collaborating pair of hip-hop trailblazers in Kool Keith and MF DOOM. They stand alongside Rizan Said – better known as the sound of Omar Souleyman – Lambchop, and the godfather of disco Bernard Fevre. We’ve also got the usual dose of innovative, exciting new music from Deathcount in Silicon Valley, Aksak Maboul, Peter Zummo, Adam Betts, and Nawksh. We also have a track from the forthcoming Nigerian comp on Soundway records.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Discrepant Records, UK)
Deathcount in Silicon Valley – I Want You to Concentrate (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Kool Keith – Super Hero (ft. MF DOOM) (Mello Music Group, USA)
Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul – Afflux de Luxe (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Peter Zummo – The Tape Is Chill (Optimo Music, UK)
African Vibration – Hinde (Soundway Records, UK)
Adam Betts – Drumbones (Blood and Biscuits, UK)
Nawksh – First Friend (Guruguru Brain, Japan)
Bernard Fevre – That is to Be (Medical Records, USA)
Lambchop – The Hustle (City Slang Records, Germany)

#28 – Pretty Lights, Y Niwl, The Bug, The Budos Band

A band free zone on this week’s podcast, even with a band called The Budos Band on it. Afro doom soul from Daptone’s finest, some Welsh language instrumental music, the latest from The Bug and a track from the latest Rough Trade Shops compilation. Mixed in with the usual blend of the weird, the wonderful and the wired.

Tracklisting
1.Pedwar – Y Niwl (Aderyn Papur Records, UK)
2.Still Night – Pretty Lights (self-release, USA)
3.Budos Dirge – The Budos Band (Daptone Records, USA)
4.Jetlag – Vondelpark (R & S Records, UK)
5.Two Labors – AU vs Masanka Sankayi (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
6.Hospice Gates – Lower Dens (Gnomonsong, USA)
7.Primitive London 1 – Basil Kirchin (Trunk Records, UK)
8.Catch A Fire feat Hitomi – The Bug (Ninja Tune, UK)
9.Human Bauble Status – Softpriest (Akoustik Anarkhy Recordings, UK)
10.The Cold World Melts – Soft Metals (Captured Tracks, USA)

#27 – Stereolab, Plug, Liz Green, Banjo or Freakout

The names are being brought out this week with new releases from Stereolab and Gruff Rhys. Elsewhere we have a long-awaited Liz Green album, discuss the greatness of the name Banjo or Freakout, mull over re-recorded versions of songs with PLUG and enjoy Fever Ray covering Nick Cave. A traditionally non-genrelising podcast from IMP.

Tracklisting
1.Supah Jaianto – Stereolab (Duophonic Records, UK)
2.105 – Banjo Or Freakout (Memphis Industries, UK)
3.Shark Ridden Waters – Gruff Rhys (Ovni, UK)
4.Stranger Than Kindness – Fever Ray (Rabid Records, Sweden)
5.You Keep the Beats – Plug (Parlour Records, UK)
6.Cut From Stone – The Magic Lantern (Hectic Eclectic Records, UK)
7.Masikulu Dub – Mark Ernestus vs. Konono No. 1 (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
8.Rhyme Or Reason – Tristram (Broken Sound Music, UK)
9.I Do Wrong – Liz Green (Humble Soul Records, UK)
10.Ek Shaneesh – Das Racist (МИШКА, USA)
11.Effigy – Baba Yaga (A Future Without Records, UK)
12.How I Learned to Keep Left (Brick Lane Version) – Encounters (Crash Avenue, USA)