Gruff Rhys

#104 – Gruff Rhys, Equiknoxx, Jonny Sender, Gaika

We may kick off this week’s show with the delicate stylings of the ever-excellent Gruff Rhys and his new record, but we soon crack on with playing exceptional experimental contemporary electronics – from the sublime Gaika to Jamaican avant-dancehall specialists Equiknoxx. On this week’s journey we stop off to take in Wrongtom’s mindblowing remix of General Levy, experimental italo disco from Jolly Mare, Dutch-African punk from The Ex, new music from Leo Abrahams, Hieroglyphic Being, Jonny Sender, and some reissued South African funk via Cultures of Soul.

Tracklisting
Gruff Rhys – Set Fire to the Stars (Twisted Nerve Records, UK)
Gaika – 3D (Warp Records, UK)
General Levy – Incredible (Wrongtom Remix) (Nice Up! Records, UK)
Leo Abrahams and Chris Vatalaro – AA5 (Trestle Records, UK)
Jolly Mare – Hotel Riviera (feat. Lucia Manca) (Bastard Jazz, USA)
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends – Aha Gedawo (Terp Records, Netherlands)
Jonny Sender – Zhivago Zhivago (Codek Records, Switzerland)
Equiknoxx – A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up (DDS Records)
Harari – Party (Cultures of Soul, USA)
Hieroglyphic Being – Sepulchral Offerings (Technicolour Records, UK)

#33 – Gruff Rhys, Conquering Animal Sound, Fostercare, Daedelus

This week’s podcast is possibly the first that includes a member of the Hitler Youth singing us a song. The Pope was a member too, so the failure of Nazism despite having God on their side possibly says plenty about the power of God, unless he was working it from the inside? Where were we? Ah yes, new releases this week from Trunk records, two Welsh pop greats in Euros Childs and Gruff Rhys, new label 100% Silk with The Deeep and much more. Tracks from Fostercare, Daedelus and a bizarre cover of People are Strange keep this week’s IMP ticking over superlatively…

Tracklisting
1.Candyfloss – Jonny (Turnstile Music, UK)
2.Tug – The History Of Apple Pie (Marshall Teller Records, UK)
3.Sensations In The Dark – Gruff Rhys (Ovni, UK)
4.2 Step – Bear Mountain (Last Gang Records, Canada)
5.Dance – ESG (Fire Records, UK)
6.Sunfreeze (Blown Out Refix) – Fostercare (self-release, USA)
7.Blind Date (I’m a Lonely Man) – Hardy Krüger (Top Rank International, UK)
8.Tailor-Made feat. Milosh (TOKiMONSTA Remix) – Daedelus (Ninja Tune, UK)
9.People Are Strange – Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers (self-release, UK)
10.The Snake – Maximilian (Trunk Records, UK)
11.Giant – Conquering Animal Sound (Gizeh Records, UK)
12.Muddy Tracks – The Deeep (100% Silk, USA)

#27 – Stereolab, Plug, Liz Green, Banjo or Freakout

The names are being brought out this week with new releases from Stereolab and Gruff Rhys. Elsewhere we have a long-awaited Liz Green album, discuss the greatness of the name Banjo or Freakout, mull over re-recorded versions of songs with PLUG and enjoy Fever Ray covering Nick Cave. A traditionally non-genrelising podcast from IMP.

Tracklisting
1.Supah Jaianto – Stereolab (Duophonic Records, UK)
2.105 – Banjo Or Freakout (Memphis Industries, UK)
3.Shark Ridden Waters – Gruff Rhys (Ovni, UK)
4.Stranger Than Kindness – Fever Ray (Rabid Records, Sweden)
5.You Keep the Beats – Plug (Parlour Records, UK)
6.Cut From Stone – The Magic Lantern (Hectic Eclectic Records, UK)
7.Masikulu Dub – Mark Ernestus vs. Konono No. 1 (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
8.Rhyme Or Reason – Tristram (Broken Sound Music, UK)
9.I Do Wrong – Liz Green (Humble Soul Records, UK)
10.Ek Shaneesh – Das Racist (МИШКА, USA)
11.Effigy – Baba Yaga (A Future Without Records, UK)
12.How I Learned to Keep Left (Brick Lane Version) – Encounters (Crash Avenue, USA)