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#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

#224 – Amnesia Scanner & Bill Kouligas, Jan St Werner, Lena Raine, Bogdan Raczynski, My Disco

The usual blend of abstract noises coming from across the globe this week. There’s Lebanese belly dance music punctuated with Polish breakcore, experimentation from the magnificent Amnesia Scanner, amongst pleasant indie rock, video game music, and abrasive noise.

Tracklisting
Scalping – Satan II (Council Records, UK)
Amnesia Scanner & Bill Kouligas – Lexachast VIII (PAN Records, Germany)
Jan St. Werner – Glottal Wolpertinger (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Lena Raine -Tsukuyomi (Local Action Records, UK)
Orchestra of Constant Distress – Discomfort (Riot Season Records, UK)
Ziad Rahbani – Taksim Organ & Tabla (Fortuna Records, Israel)
Bogdan Raczynski – 318 22t7 (Disciples, UK)
Demolition Honey – Relaxin’ At Mayhem Hotel (Ohub Records, Argentina)
My Disco – An Intimate Conflict (Downwards, UK)
Van Goose – Wildstar (self-release, 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

#185 – Giant Swan, Samuel Kerridge, Dorcha, Sophia Loizou

Back from our Bulgarian excursion we’ve got a whole load of good stuff waiting for you. We’ve got alternative rock stylings of Birmingham’s Dorcha alongside experimental sounds of Ben Vince. We have legendary techno producer Samuel Kerridge’s new track, mutant jungle from Sophia Loizou, a surprising folk project from Roger Robinson, reggae from Parly B, hiphop, Latvian experimentation and loads more.

Tracklisting
Dorcha – Bruiser (self-release, UK)
Samuel Kerridge – Silent Notes (Downwards, UK)
Ben Vince – Assimilation (Where to Now?, UK)
Horsedreamer (Roger Robinson & Piers Faccini) – Trigger (Beating Drum, France)
Dameetis Brown – I T S M E (self-release, USA)
Parly B & The Elementz – Skylark (Reggae Take Over, UK)
1/2H 1/2W – Inbreed (Bezirk, Austria)
Sophia Loizou – Memories of Angels (Cosmo Rhythmatic, Germany)
Giant Swan – High Waisted (Mannequin Records, Germany)
Field Lines Cartographer – Repulsin Engine Test (Concretetapes, UK)

#80 – Samuel Kerridge, 12z, PJ Harvey, Feels

Some exceptional swearing and even better techno and everything in between on this week’s show. We’ve got Hungarian experimentations from 12z, more experimentation from Fatima Al Qadiri, garage pop music from LA’s Feels, and a nice chunk of funk and disco. We’ve got the latest from PJ Harvey and close off with something rather rude from Scottish troubadour Aidan Moffat.

Tracklisting
Mission of Burma – Secrets (Ace of Hearts, USA)
Feels – Close my Eyes (Castle Face Records, USA)
Fatima Al Qadiri – Battery (Hyperdub, UK)
12z – Names or Labels (Other People Records, USA)
Suuns – Translate (Secretly Canadian, USA)
Feather – Be Real (Eye and Eye Productions, Spain)
Samuel Kerridge – FLA1 (Downwards, UK)
Brutal Force – The Number For Groove (Hot Shit, UK)
PJ Harvey – The Wheel (Island Records, UK)
Aidan Moffat – I’m a Rover (Kiss My Beard Productions, UK)