Gnomonsong

#31 – Gil Scott-Heron, Jamie XX, Woli Wols, Jim Noir

The first podcast of another year of inevitably wonderful independent music starts with a 1927 blues track. Take whatever political meaning out of ‘Pray While You Have the Chance’ as you will, or out of Belle & Sebastian’s ‘I Want the World to Stop’, either way if the likes of Jamie XX and Woli Wols are anything to go by, 2011 will be another phenomenal year in the world in independent music.

Tracklisting
1.Pray While you Have the Chance – Abraham Brothers (Mississippi Records, USA)
2.Manalyse This – Wagon Christ (Ninja Tune, UK)
3.She Flies Away With My Love – Jim Noir (self-release, UK)
4.Disillusion – Woli Wols (Mind on Fire Records, UK)
5.I Want The World To Stop – Belle & Sebastian (Rough Trade Records, UK)
6.Batman – Lower Dens (Gnomonsong, USA)
7.These Walls will Always Remember – Bvdub (Home Normal, UK)
8.Hhh – Cesspool (self-release, UK)
9.Feather – White Ring
10.Bulldoze Blues – Henry Thomas (Mississippi Records, USA)
11.Winter 1 – Pete & the pirates (Stolen Recordings, UK)
12.NY is killing me (Jamie XX remix) – Gil Scott-Heron (XL Recordings, UK)

#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)