Crammed Discs

#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)

#5 – Omar Souleyman, Thee Single Spy, Konono No.1, Lanterns on the Lake

Another week, another INDEPENDENT MUSIC PODCAST! From getting a Syrian rave on to wherever else the greatest independent music releases of the week take you, this week’s podcast has to usual nonsense and great music

Tracklisting
1.Hafer Gabrak Bidi (I Will Dig Your Grave With My Hands) – Omar Souleyman (Sublime Frequencies, USA)
2.Inan I – Stearica vs Acid Mothers Temple (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
3.Sashimi – Tunng (Full Time Hobby, UK)
4.Party Trip Volume Adjusted – Cold Pumas (self-release, UK)
5.Second Guessing – Eddy Current Suppression Ring (Melodic Records, UK)
6.The Sad Witch (Live) – Hefner (Belka Records, UK)
7.Sick History – Beestung Lips (Capsule, UK)
8.Lungs Quicken – Lanterns on the Lake (self-release, UK)
9.Guiyome / Konono Wa Wa Wa – Konono No.1 (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
10.Ok Corral – Thee Single Spy (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
11.Hold Out – Washed Out (Mexican Summer, USA)