Halcyon Veil

#209 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part one

Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when there’s still so much great music we haven’t heard.

But from what we have heard there are so many highlights to cram into three shows of favourites. This first one gets us going with the blistering track from Sophie’s phenomenal Oil of Every Pearl’s Uninsides LP on Transgressive. Across the first ten tracks we take in a third play from the 700 Bliss cassette, Anna von Hausswolff’s sublime LP, middle eastern techno, Kenya glitches, a track from a ballet and a lot more.

More great highlights coming next week… just don’t call it a best of.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)

#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)

#181 – Lucrecia Dalt, 700 Bliss, Sterile Hand, ZOHASTRE

Some of the best music of the year is squeezed into this 90 minute episode of the podcast. From legends Pere Ubu and Tyler, The Creator to debut releases from ZOHASTRE and Owiny Sigoma Band affiliated Zapatilla, through to the latest from Colombia’s Lucrecia Dalt, there’s a whole heap to get stuck into this week.

Tracklisting
ZOHASTRE – Birds Oracle (Zam Zam Records, USA)
700 Bliss – Living (Halcyon Veil, USA)
Tyler, The Creator – OKRA (self-release, USA)
Annabel (lee) – The Latest News (Youngbloods, USA)
Marmo – I Colori Dell’Universo (self-release, UK)
Zapatilla – Crumbling Down (Zap Music, UK)
Pere Ubu – Prison of the Sense (Cherry Red Records, UK)
Sterile Hand – Security (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Lucrecia Dalt – Edge (RVNG Intl., USA)
Warren Schoenbright – Excavations (Vacant Fulfilment, UK)