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#180 – MZ.412, WaqWaq Kingdom, Tasos Stamou, Lay Llamas

This week’s pod has Gareth and Anthony in fine fettle. Lengthy tracks from Sudanese tambour artist Abu Obaida Hassan, Earth legend Dylan Carlson, and London jazz staple Emanative punctuate a show full of dark doom, Estonian synth pop, blistering Lithuanian techno, crete experimentation, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – Qamar Al Massa (Moon of the Night) (Ostinato Records, USA)
Dylan Carlson – Conquistador (Sargent House, USA)
Dreems – Shark Water (Le Temps Perdu, Lithuania)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Sugar Pills (Jahtari, Germany)
Tasos Stamou – Vasiliki (Discrepant Records, UK)
Mari Kalkun – Keelega​-​Meelega (Nordic Notes, Germany)
Regret – Orange (Crash Symbols, USA)
Lay Llamas – Holy Worms (Rocket Recordings, UK)
MZ.412 – Ulvens Broder (Cold Spring, UK)
Emanative – Planet B (Nutriot Recordings, Austria)

#167 – Best of 2017 (part two)

We continue our selection of favourites from 2017. In part two we cover Egyptian-influenced electronics, industrial music from Portland, the biggest hiphop star on the planet, Israeli dancehall, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Al Lover & Cairo Liberation Front – Level One (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (Top Dawg Entertainment, USA)
Sea Moss – Diurnal Enuresis (Crash Symbols, USA)
Stand High Patrol – The Shift (Stand High Records, France)
Crème de Hassan – Touki Bouki / Krik Krak (Inversions Records, UK)
Ex Eye – Form Constant; the Grid (Relapse Records, USA)
Trilion – Fuss Inna Dance ft. Guma Ranks (Scotch Bonnet, UK)
Coby Sey – Active (Peak) (Whities, UK)
Tembok Kamar Dinding Sekolah – Mati Rasa (Chinabot, UK)
Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel (Diagonal Records, UK)

#159 – Sea Moss, Daphni, Brokenchord, Helena Hauff

We discover some spectacular music this week, starting with Oregon duo Sea Moss, who bring what we might term industrial funk to this week’s podcast. We’re not great with genre descriptions clearly, which is just as well because our selection is from across the spectrum. We have new music from Caribou’s Daphni, Lithuanian producer Brokenchord, Helena Hauff, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Breeders and more.

Tracklisting
Sea Moss – Diurnal Enuresis (Crash Symbols, USA)
Daphni – Face to Face (Jiaolong, Canada)
Brokenchord – Ochra (Black Acre, UK)
Ghold – Ruptured Earth (Head in Sand) (Crypt of the Wizard, UK)
破地獄/Scattered Purgatory – Sand of Sumeru (Guruguru Brain, Netherlands / Japan)
Helena Hauff – Gift (Ninja Tune, UK)
Filthy Huns – Forever Beast (Not Not Fun, USA)
The Breeders – Wait in the Car (4AD, UK)
East of the Valley Blues – Lesser Sunda (Death is Not the End, UK)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – An Intention (Western Vinyl, USA)

#117 – Jeremiah Jae, Austra, YlangYlang, ILL

The same ten tracks but squeezed into 50 minutes this week – for some reason there are only two tracks north of five minutes. There’s more short, abrasive sounds this time, including the solo project of Mclusky and Future of the Left man Falko under his Christian Fitness moniker, as well as American rockers Pissed Jeans, and Mancunians ILL. There are two batches of Canadian synth-pop with Austra and YlangYlang, as well as Indian nu-disco edits from Breakplus, hiphop from Jeremiah Jae, bass much from Kahn & Neek and something indescribable by Èlg Independent Music Podcast

Tracklisting
Jeremiah Jae – Black Hunt (self-release, USA)
ILL – Space Dick (self-release, UK)
Breakplus – Le Train Enflamme (Mythstery Records, UK)
Christian Fitness – Donald Got a Train (self-release, UK)
YlangYlang – Uncertain Landscapes (Crash Symbols, USA)
Èlg – Mauve Zone (Nashazphone, Egypt)
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone Records, USA)
Pissed Jeans – The Bar Is Low (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Kahn & Neek – Damascus (Fabric, UK)
Austra – Utopia (Domino Recordings, UK)