Half Man Half Biscuit

#111 – Gnod & Surgeon, Blackmass Plastics, Magicpockets, Oribata

After a week in the wilderness, we’re back with great unknown artists, cult legends and some incredible collaborations – not least the one between Gnod & Surgeon. We kick off with a demo from jazz rockists Blegology and soon mix things up with dystopian electro, flute folk, Brazilian funk, and heavy hitting Soweto. We have collaborations between techno legend Surgeon and Manchester psych rockers Gnod, as well as Portugeses psych band Black Bombain and saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. Throw in some Half Man Half Biscuit and you’ve got yourself an immensely enjoyable hour of independent music.

Tracklisting
Blegology – We’ll Be Free (self-release, UK)
Blackmass Plastics – Twitch Pitch (Ugly Funk, UK)
Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann – Part II (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Michael Dues – Goodbye Rainbow (Tramp Records, Germany)
Magicpockets – Buckle (Penske Recordings, UK)
Oribata – Batuki (Tiff’s Joints, UK)
Gnod & Surgeon – Behind the Lids (Tesla Tapes, UK)
OKZharp & Manthe Ribane – Teleported (Hyperdub, UK)
Grumbling Fur – Heavy Days (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Half Man Half Biscuit – Tending The Wrong Grave for 23 Years (Probe Plus, UK)

#30 – Ty Segall, Melt-Banana, Gold Panda, Pretty Lights

The Independent Music Podcast signs off for 2010 with a selection of tracks from the year, plus the odd alternative Christmas song and a tribute to the late, great Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart. It’s a best of the year, plus more. A truly splendid way to finish 2010. See you next year…

Tracklisting
1.Wie Ein Blitz – Sam Spence (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
2.It’s Clichéd To Be Cynical At Christmas – Half Man Half Biscuit (Probe Plus Records, UK)
3.Suffering Season – Woods (Woodsist, USA)
4.I’ll Be Getting a Divorce for Christmas – Paul Hawkins (AFUK Records, UK)
5.King Night – SALEM (IAmSound Records, USA)
6.Electricity – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (Buddah Records, USA)
7.Drop Out Boogie – Ty Segall (Goner Records, USA)
8.Trouble Every Day – The Mothers Of Invention (Verve Records, USA)
9.Christmas Eve – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (Mantra Recordings, UK)
10.Loop Nebula – Melt-Banana (Init Records, USA)
11.The Whites of Our Eyes – Braindead Collective & Rob St. John (self-release, UK)
12.You – Gold Panda (Notown Recordings, UK)
13.High School Art Class – Pretty Lights (self-release, USA)
14.Merry Christmas (feat. Wesley Willis) – Cassetteboy (Barry’s Bootlegs, UK)