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#201 – DUDS, Sharron Kraus, Swindle, Sealionwoman, Rabit

The morning after the night before! We’re super grateful to all our amazing listeners, and we got a huge amount more for podcast 200. Hopefully those of you who came in on #200 are ready for #201, because we’ve got a whole new batch of amazing new sounds for your ears.

First up there’s the fantastic percussion of João Pais Filipe, who’s a member of Porto’s ace HHY & The Macumbas (featured on #197). In keeping with percussive experiments we also have the Domadana Kadodi Performers from Uganda released (of course) on the excellent Nyege Nyege Tapes.

Elsewhere we’ve got super experimental sounds from Emerging Industries of Wuppertal via Singapore’s ShanGORIL La Records, we have something closer to home in the UK’s nasty, noisy Blood Claat Orange.

To wash that down with got sublime jazz from Swindle, stunning folk from Sharron Kraus and a whole lot more…

Tracklisting
João Pais Filipe – Kavusan (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Rabit – The Quickening (Halcyon Veil, USA)
Sharron Kraus -Something Out of Nothing (Ghost Box Records, UK)
Domadana Kadodi Performers – Recording Two (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
DUDS – Not At All (Opal Tapes, UK)
Mésange – The Return (God Unknown Records, UK)
Emerging Industries of Wuppertal – Feathers (ShanGORIL La Records, Singapore)
Blood Claat Orange – Rainforest Wigglies (Sunk Records, UK)
Swindle – Reach the Stars (Feat. Andrew Ashong) (Brownswood Recordings, UK)

#184 – Dwarfs of East Agouza, JK Flesh, Siete Catorce, Carla Bozulich

After last week’s smooth funk openers, let’s get a little more brutal shall we? Raw Ambassador’s Mental Disorder track is as intense as the artist name and title would suggest, and it takes brave ears to get through that. But persist and (more) rewards are forthcoming – the outstanding collaboration between Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert for one, and Marlowe – the L’Orange and Solemn Brigham collaboration – for another. Elsewhere we have a mix of the good stuff – get involved

Tracklisting
Raw Ambassador – Mental Disorder (Mannequin Records, Germany)
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert – Party On (Rock Action Records, UK)
Marlowe – Lost Arts (Mello Music Group, USA)
Rob Lewis – Pines (self-release, UK)
Dwarfs of East Agouza – Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers (Akuphone Records, France)
Carla Bozulich – Let It Roll (Constellation Records, Canada)
Siete Catorce – Susurro (Hypermedium, Greece)
JK Flesh – Wasplike (Inner Surface Records, UK)
Grimm Grimm – Take Me Down to Coney Island (Some Other Planet Records, UK)
Rattle – All Over the Place (God Unknown Records, UK)

#173 – Manami Matsumae, German Army, UKAEA, Game Show

This week we stretch out into the far reaches of electronic music, including a sublime piece of work from Indonesian artist Uwalmassa, game soundtrack art from Manami Matsumae, and drones from South Carolina’s German Army. We also have Romanian psych from Rodion G.A., the best rock record of 2018 from Anthroprophh, acid techno from UKAEA and loads more.

Tracklisting
Miracle – Light Mind (Relapse Records, USA)
Uwalmassa – Untitled 01 (DIVISI62, Indonesia)
Manami Matsumae – The Final Showdown (Brain Wave Productions, Japan)
Game Show – Metriculation (Impossible Ark Records, UK)
Anthroprophh – Dead Inside (Rocket Recordings, UK)
German Army – All Is A Question – Insurrection – Crisis of Memory (Discrepant, UK)
UKAEA – The Rake, The Loam (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Expo 70 – Totality Wormhole (God Unknown Records, UK)
Richard Youngs/ Alasdair Roberts (feat. Donald WG Lindsay) – Kinning Park (Fourth Dimension Records, UK)
Rodion G.A. – Ore (Inversions Records, UK)

#163 – Mica Levi, GAIKA, Jun Kamoda, Pauline Anna Strom

On the show this week we kick off with a banger with the new EP from Japan’s Jun Kamoda. Along the way towards Oscar-nominee Mica Levi’s new soundtrack we touch on modern classical, Lithuanian avant pop, tambutronics, heavy rock and a whole loft of hefty bass music.

Tracklisting
Jun Kamoda – Body & Soul (Black Acre, UK)
Drunk in Hell – Sick Sick Sex (Burning World Records, Netherlands)
Pauline Anna Strom – Energies (RVNG Intl., USA)
NSRD – Kastanis (Chestnut) (Stroom.tv, Belgium)
Kuenta i Tambu – Bon Bon (Buchi Records, Netherlands)
Oneida – Town Crier (Joyful Noise Recordings, USA)
Sebastian Reynolds (with Solo Collective) – Ascension (Nonostar Records, Germany)
GAIKA – BATTALION ft. Miss Red (Warp Records, UK)
Woven Skull – The Cracking of the Limbs (God Unknown Records, UK)
Mica Levi – Interlude 2 (DDS Records, UK)

#149 – Ex Eye, Wanlov the Kubolor, Mésange, Ilia Gorovitz

A truly global podcast this week, with music coming in from as far afield as Ghana, Iran, and Israel. We have new music from closer to home too, with some jazzy goodness from On the Corner records, there’s also the new one from Colin Stetson’s Ex Eye project, techno from Mighty Lord Deathman, and rock sounds from We Wild Blood.

Tracklisting
Ex Eye – Xenolith; The Anvil (Relapse Records, USA)
Wanlov the Kubolor – Gigimz to Gongor (self-release, Ghana)
Mésange – The Cape (God Unknown Records, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Enemies of Deathman (Pale Master Records, UK)
Bosaina – A Hundred Other Longings (Discrepant Records, UK)
Ilia Gorovitz – Turmoil (Raash Records, Israel)
Sote – Plebeian (Opal Tapes, UK)
Black Classical – JeJe (On the Corner, UK)
We Wild Blood – Lost + Bound (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Batfinks – Certain Death (Caoutchou Records, Belgium)

#101 – Hypnopazüzu, Asher Senator, Elza Soares, Manuela

After last week’s two hour party, this week we’re more focused on new experimental music. As well as an exclusive first play of the Hypnopazüzu track, we have exceptional samba experimentation from Elza Soares, modern dancehall from veteran Asher Senator, UK hip-hop from Ed Scissor & Lamplighter, and much more.

Tracklisting
Elza Soares – Maria da Vila Matilde (Mais Um Discos, Brazil)
Manuela – Cracks in the Concrete (Lost Map Records, UK)
Æthenor – Hazel (VHF Records, USA)
Asher Senator meets Bony Fly – Tick Tick Boom (Pure Niceness Records, UK)
Hypnopazüzu – Your Eyes in the Skittle Hills (House of Mythology, UK)
Bloque del Sur – Diagrama (Pakapi Records, Argentina)
Dead Neanderthals – The Bell (God Unknown Records, UK)
Head Technician – Exit Strategy (Ecstatic Records, UK)
Necro Deathmort – Mono/Serum (Tomaga remix) (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Ed Scissor & Lamplighter – Hyperballad (High Focus Records, UK)

#96 – Moses Boyd, Beatrice Dillon, Kind & Kinky Zoo, Pheeyownah

Gareth’s flying solo this week, but what a week for amazing independent releases – we’ve got the incredible modern jazz of London’s Moses Boyd to kick us off, and then we’re taken on a journey that takes in experimental, abstract electronics, German fun, driving electro and IDM, atmospheric soul music, desert rock, piano hip hop, and psychedlia

Tracklisting
Moses Boyd – Rye Lane Shuffle (Exodus Records, UK)
Kind & Kinky Zoo – Wonder Zebra (Rocafort Records, Spain)
Ensemble – Likwid (Versatile Records, France)
Beatrice Dillon – Curl (Alien Jams, UK)
Walt Bolen – Peace Chant (Tramp Records, Germany)
The Poets of Rhythm – The Plan (Mukatsuku Records, UK)
Pheeyownah – Mountain Peak, Sea Deep (Labrador Records, Sweden)
Henry Blacker – The New Evil (God Unknown Records, UK)
Gilead7 & Subtrax – Piece Offering (Echoes of Oratory Muzik, USA)
Cool Ghouls – Sundial (Empty Cellar Records, USA)

#46 – Raw Power Festival Special

Raw Power Festival is between 22-24 May at The Dome in London. Anthony organises it so this week he and Gareth are playing some of the artists they are looking forward to seeing. It’s very heavy, mixed with the usual weird and wonderful sounds familiar to the Independent Music Podcast. There are a couple of previous podcast favourites making a return, including Gnod, The Wharves and Fumaca Preta, alongside new bands Sex Swing and Satteliti and more established artists including Hey Colossus and Esben & the Witch

Tracklisting
1.Drunken Maria – Ye Nuns (Tuff Enuff Records, UK)
2.Deep Mountain – Sloath (Riot Season Records, UK)
3.Vegetable – Acid Baby Jesus (Slovenly Recordings, USA)
4.Young Wolf – Satelliti (Cuckundoo Records, UK)
5.Pupilas Dilatadas – Fumaça Preta (Soundway, UK)
6.Lucia, At The Precipice – Esben & the Witch (Too Pure Records, UK)
7.Hey, Dead Eye, Up! – Hey Colossus (Rocket Recordings, UK)
8.The Grip – The Wharves (Gringo Records, UK)
9.Man on the Wire – Gnod (Rocket Recordings, UK)
10.Night Time Worker – Sex Swing (God Unknown Records, UK)

#39 – Mumdance, The Wharves, Damaged Bug, Gnod

A fascinating week of releases to bring the podcast back after a three year break, we’re opening with an astounding track from the new Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat LP and over the hour take in lost afrobeat, unreleased 60s soul, cellphone African rap and the new one from Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer. Music from across the globe and across genres, it’s a mind-blowing selection of tracks.

Tracklisting
1.Lock up your Lambs – Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (Chemikal Underground, UK)
2.Topix – Unik Ubik (Love Mazout, Belgium)
3.The Mirror – Damaged Bug (Castle Face Records, USA)
4.Yere Yira – Papito ft Iba One (Sahel Sounds, USA)
5.Osaka Ranti – Orlando Julius and the Afro Sounders (Voodoo Funk, USA)
6.Oh love is teasing – Jean Ritchie
7.Take Time ft Novelist – Mumdance (Rinse, UK)
8.The World is Good – Gnod (God Unknown Records, UK)
9.Take me to your leader – The Sharpees (Secret Stash Records, USA)
10.Faultline – The Wharves (Gringo Records, UK)