Guruguru Brain

#192 – Tim Hecker, Mars89, Paul Frick, Sealionwoman

This week’s show has a lot of psych in it. From the opening riffs of Japanese band Kikagaku Moyo through to metal psych of Kurokuma, there’s a lot of tasty colours on show here. Also from Japan we have gqom-inspired bass music from Mars89, there’s some detective jazz out of Salford with The Crime Scene Ensemble, stunning avant-garde folk from Sealionwoman, and a gorgeous ending from Alexander Tucker.

Tracklisting
Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 – Gatherings (Guruguru Brain, Netherlands)
Tim Hecker – This Life (Kranky, USA)
Mars89 – Run To Mall (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Sealionwoman – Call (Antigen Records, UK)
Paul Frick – Great Song Title 9 (Apollo Records, UK)
Free Love – July (Full Ashram, UK)
Kurokuma – Dope Rider pt. 1 (Doom Stew Records, UK)
The Crime Scene Ensemble – Act 2, Scene 2: Harold’s Diner; A 3.30am Special (Samarbeta, UK)
LWW – DTE (The Leaf Label, UK)
Alexander Tucker – Visiting Again (Thrill Jockey Records, USA)

#159 – Sea Moss, Daphni, Brokenchord, Helena Hauff

We discover some spectacular music this week, starting with Oregon duo Sea Moss, who bring what we might term industrial funk to this week’s podcast. We’re not great with genre descriptions clearly, which is just as well because our selection is from across the spectrum. We have new music from Caribou’s Daphni, Lithuanian producer Brokenchord, Helena Hauff, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Breeders and more.

Tracklisting
Sea Moss – Diurnal Enuresis (Crash Symbols, USA)
Daphni – Face to Face (Jiaolong, Canada)
Brokenchord – Ochra (Black Acre, UK)
Ghold – Ruptured Earth (Head in Sand) (Crypt of the Wizard, UK)
破地獄/Scattered Purgatory – Sand of Sumeru (Guruguru Brain, Netherlands / Japan)
Helena Hauff – Gift (Ninja Tune, UK)
Filthy Huns – Forever Beast (Not Not Fun, USA)
The Breeders – Wait in the Car (4AD, UK)
East of the Valley Blues – Lesser Sunda (Death is Not the End, UK)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – An Intention (Western Vinyl, USA)

#105 – Kool Keith & MF DOOM, Lambchop, Rizan Said, Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul

Legends galore this week, including a collaborating pair of hip-hop trailblazers in Kool Keith and MF DOOM. They stand alongside Rizan Said – better known as the sound of Omar Souleyman – Lambchop, and the godfather of disco Bernard Fevre. We’ve also got the usual dose of innovative, exciting new music from Deathcount in Silicon Valley, Aksak Maboul, Peter Zummo, Adam Betts, and Nawksh. We also have a track from the forthcoming Nigerian comp on Soundway records.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Discrepant Records, UK)
Deathcount in Silicon Valley – I Want You to Concentrate (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Kool Keith – Super Hero (ft. MF DOOM) (Mello Music Group, USA)
Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul – Afflux de Luxe (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Peter Zummo – The Tape Is Chill (Optimo Music, UK)
African Vibration – Hinde (Soundway Records, UK)
Adam Betts – Drumbones (Blood and Biscuits, UK)
Nawksh – First Friend (Guruguru Brain, Japan)
Bernard Fevre – That is to Be (Medical Records, USA)
Lambchop – The Hustle (City Slang Records, Germany)