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#227 – Sarathy Korwar, Suzi Analogue, Sea Urchin, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Viscount

Following our week a way we return overwhelmed with excellent morsels of global experimental independent sound. We start with Sarathy Korwar’s outstanding jazz/Indian MC hybrid that is sure to get noticed by discerning listeners, elsewhere we have choral music, twisted abstract hiphop, splendid psych folk, electric acholi music from central Africa and much more.

Tracklisting
Sarathy Korwar – Mumbay (feat. MC Mawali) / Pravasis (feat. Deepak Unnikrishnan) (The Leaf Label, UK)
Leo Pa-Layeng – Kono Wiye Ocung Otara (self-release, Uganda)
The Art Ensemble of Chicago – We Are On The Edge (Erased Tapes, UK)
Suzi Analogue – Way Live ft. ZenSoFly (Never Normal Records, USA)
Flamingods – Koray (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Sebastian Reynolds with Solo Collective – Ripeness Is All (Nonostar Records, Germany)
The Improvisers’ Choir – Stem (self-release, UK)
Sea Urchin – Mish Hata’ref tesHa? (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Viscount – Reverse Engineering (Warecollective, UK)
Death and Vanilla – Let’s Never Leave Here (Fire Records, UK)

 

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#220 – Madlib, Oh No, Vanishing Twin, Drahla, Andrew Liles, Sly & the Family Drone

A mix of the unusual and wonderful this week – and that’s just the 50-minute cover of 70s power ballad Without You by Nurse With Wound experimentalist Andrew Liles featuring writer and Quietus editor John Doran. We also have a new one from the peerless hiphop producer Madlib, some heavy bass from The Bug, synthpop from Argentina and loads more.

Tracklisting
Jamakabi & The Bug – Wickedest Dub (Pressure Records, Germany)
Oh No & Madlib – Big Whips (All City Records, Ireland)
Vanishing Twin – KRK (At Home in Strange Places) (Fire Records, UK)
Lauri Fire – Dialectos (Kriptonîa, Argentina)
Sly & the Family Drone – Jehovah’s Wetness (Love Love Records, UK)
Drahla – Stimulus for Living (Captured Tracks, USA)
Andrew Liles – Without You (feat. John Doran) (self-release, UK)
Volition Immanent – Whiteboy (MIND Records, Japan)
MoE – Sex is a Lie (Conradsound, Norway)
9XMentality – Dog Whistle (Heel.Zone, Italy)

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#197 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Pisitakun, Orchestra of Spheres, Uwalmassa, Jun Kamoda

Recorded live at Milhões de Festa, this week’s show has the usual blend of excellent new music from the farthest reaches of experimental sounds. The idyllic setting is matched by the new track from New Zealand’s Orchestra of Spheres, less so than the morbid techno of Thailand’s Pisitakun. Elsewhere we have new hiphop from Queens D.Light, the new one from our favourite swines Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Indonesian experimentation and the first track from the long-awaited Jun Kamoda LP

Tracklisting
Orchestra of Spheres – Koudede (Fire Records, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP01 (Chinabot, UK)
Magnétophonique – Bon Voyage (Not Not Fun, USA)
Queens D.Light – Flavor of Green (self-release, USA)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – GNT (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Uwalmassa – Untitled 02 (Linear Perspective, Indonesia)
Graham Massey & Umut Çağlar – Appian (Samarbeta, UK)
Angels Die Hard – Tears of the Cobra (Jesus Factory Records, UK)
HHY & The Macumbas – Wilderness of Glass (House of Mythology, UK)
Jun Kamoda – Nightmare Club (Black Acre Records, UK)

#168 – Best of 2017 (part three)

The final show of 2017 showcases just how fantastic the year has been for UK labels. Nine of the final ten tracks of our best of are from UK record labels, covering rock, metal, italo-disco, jazz, dub, techno and a whole host of good stuff. We also have Japanese afrobeat just to mix it up. Thank you to all our listeners for a great year, we’ll be back early in 2018.

Tracklisting
Jane Weaver – The Architect (Fire Records, UK)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Emanative – Omnious Shanti (self-release, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Sweet Relief (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wilted Woman – Heating Problem (Alien Jams, UK)
Snapped Ankles – Hanging With the Moon (The Leaf Label, UK)
Ajate – Taiwasho (180g, France)
Slabdragger – Muffin Man (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Rer Repeter – Suddenly The Lights Went Out (featuring Finna) (Bokeh Versions, UK)

#165 – Jane Weaver, Ela Orleans, Hailu Mergia, Nihiloxica

In the last episode before we start reviewing the year we find independent labels still squeezing out incredible records. We have intense Ugandan drums from Nihiloxica, we have the first record in 15 years form Ethiopian legend Hailu Mergia. We have Christmas music from Ela Orleans, techno from Autumns, tuba drone from ORE, new music from Jane Weaver, and Ben Reimer and loads more.

Tracklisting
Nihiloxica – Endongo (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Jane Weaver And Virginia Wing – I Feel It Starts Again (Fire Records, UK)
Autumns – Headache Tablet (Touch Sensitive, UK)
ORE – VANADIUM (Box Records, UK)
Fadoul – Bsslama Hbibti (Habibi Funk, Germany)
Terekke – Mix 91 (L.I.E.S., USA)
Ben Reimer – Drum Dances IV (Red Shift Records, Canada)
Hailu Mergia – Gum Gum (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Ela Orleans – Christmas Fell Away (Parental Guidance, UK)
Cosey Fanni Tutti – The Secret Touch (Conspiracy International, UK)

#146 – The Gaslamp Killer, Cocaine Piss, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Pixvae [Milhoes de Festa 2017 special]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when we get ourselves ready for the peerless Milhoes de Festa festival in Portugal. A completely off-the-wall, eclectic line-up of some of the finest artists from across the globe come together in a celebration of everything that is great about art, experimentation, and music. To celebrate, we have a selection of ten artists on the bill, including old favourites like Sarathy Korwar and Orchestra of Spheres, alongside new favourites such as Cocaine Piss, Live Low, and Sacred Paws.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Annihaya Records, Lebanon)
Pixvae – La Fuga (Buda Musique, France)
The Gaslamp Killer – Residual Tingles (Cuss Records, USA)
Cocaine Piss – Ugly Face On (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang – Santa Monica (Luaka Bop, USA)
Live Low – Lembra​-​me Um Sonho Lindo (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind Over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Sacred Paws – Everyday (Rock Action Records, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Indefinite Leave to Remain (Ninja Tune, UK)
Chupame El Dedo – Cabildo Muerto (Discrepant Records, UK)

#129 – Miss Red, The Bug vs Earth, Jane Weaver, Ramson Badbonez

After some hazy sounds last week, we’re altogether more upbeat this week. You wouldn’t guess so with the opening track from Sax droner Colin Stetson, but with tracks from Miss Red, Moor Mother, Ramson Badbonez, and lost disco cats Teakwood, there’s plenty in here to get you going.

Tracklisting
Colin Stetson – Spindrift (Kartel Music Group, UK)
Miss Red – Lock off the Dance (Soul Jazz Records, UK)
Jane Weaver – Slow Motion (Fire Records, UK)
Ramson Badbonez – The Pick & Mix Experience (self-release, UK)
Moor Mother – By The Light (Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Waipod Phetsuphan – Ding Ding Dong (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
Left Hand Cuts off the Right – Void of Heaven (Box Records, UK)
Jaubi – Her Smile Made Me Smile (Astigmatic Records, UK)
The Bug vs Earth – Snakes vs Rats (Ninja Tune, UK)
Teakwood – Powerplay (Tramp Records, Germany)

#124 – Mahatma X, Mighty Lord Deathman, Bastien Keb, Rob St. John

Scottish-infused Philadelphian hiphop kicks us off this week. We have ten tracks exploring Italian library music, soul jazz, Malian folk, and power electronics. We also have a tribute to the late William Onyeabor, who passed away last week.

Tracklisting
Mahatma X – Mahatma and the White Devil (Home Assembly Music, UK)
Kælan Mikla – Kalt (Fabrika Records, Greece)
Sandro Brugnolini – L’Ora Di Agire (Schema SCEB Series, Italy)
Bardo Pond – Crossover (Fire Records, UK)
Bastien Keb – Pick Up (First Word Records, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Enemies of Deathman (self-release, UK)
Nochexxx – Overhound (Alien Jams, UK)
Rob St. John & Pete Harvey – Farewell, Dear Love (Autolycus Records, UK)
Awa Poulo – Djulau (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
William Onyeabor – Good Name (Luaka Bop, USA)

#92 – Jessy Lanza, Arşivplak, Noveller, Spectre

Our featured released from Turkey’s Arşivplak is just one of many highlights on this week’s podcast. We’ve also got new tracks from Hyperdub’s latest Jessy Lanza, France surfers Juniore, Colombian electronics from Titanik, Balam Acab, the brutal sounds of Spectre, and another one from the mind-bending I Know I’m An Alien. We also have a recent one from loud Japanese band Otoboke Beaver, and older sounds from Camberwell Now

Tracklisting
Otoboke Beaver – いまさらわたしに話ってなんえ [What do you mean you have talk to me at this late date?] (Damnably Records , UK)
Arşivplak – Volga Nehri (Arşivplak, UK)
Noveller – Pulse Point (Fire Records, UK)
Jessy Lanza – It Means I Love You (Hyperdub, UK)
Juniore – La Route (A+LSO, France)
Titanik – Costradamus (Pakapi Records, Argentia)
Camberwell Now – Working Nights (ReR Megacorp, UK)
Spectre – Enter the Holy Terror (Small but Hard Records, UK)
I Know I’m An Alien – The Anunnaki (self-release, UK)
Balam Acab – Underwater Forever (Orchid Tapes, USA)

#91 – Raw Power Festival special

The festival season is here, so the Independent Music Podcast is kicking off its annual series of festival specials. This week, all our tracks are from bands playing Raw Power Festival. It’s in London 27-29 May, and headlined by noisy Japanese two-piece Melt-Banana and industrial London band Test Dept – both of who appear on this episode.

Tracklisting
Melt-Banana – Shield for Your Eyes, A Beast in the Well on Your Hand (A-Zap, Japan)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
Orchestra of Spheres – Anklung Song (Fire Records, UK)
Pikacyu*Makoto – OM Marijana FU? (Riot Season Records, UK)
Selvhenter – Tribute (Eget Værelse, Denmark)
Woven Skull – The Hollow Dark (self-release, UK)
Housewives – Life Swell (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Test Dept. – Fuckhead (Ministry Of Power, UK)
Workin’ Man Noise Unit – Yeah, I was Hypnotised (Riot Season Records, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Psychopomp, Pt.2 (Box Records, UK)