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#277 – The Soft Pink Truth, Marja Ahti & Judith Hamann, Anatolian Weapons, Sebastian Reynolds, Birds

It seems quite poignant to have a track from ‘Am I Free to Go?’ an LP of punk covers from The Soft Pink Truth – the project of Matmos’ Drew Daniel – on this week’s show. It’s been a while since we had some breakcore, but this record is a must-buy. All profits will go to the International Anti-Fascist Legal Defence Fund, which assists people all around the world with the legal repercussions of protesting fascism: https://thesoftpinktruth.bandcamp.com/album/am-i-free-to-go

Elsewhere this week, we’ve got some Sudanese jazz that sounds more like surf music, epic modern classical, jazz funk, dancehall, and your usual blend of the good stuff.

Our next online live show is on 11 June. Buy tickets from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independent-music-podcast-live-music-for-adventurous-music-lovers-tickets-106268092726

Tracklisting
Birds – Transcendental Phases (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Sharhabil Ahmed – Argos Farfish (Habibi Funk, Germany)
The Soft Pink Truth – Fuck Nazi Sympathy (Thrill Jockey, USA)
JonnyGo Figure & Genius T – Unemployment (Rebelmadiaq Sound, Spain)
Marja Ahti & Judith Hamann – Portals (OTOROKU, UK)
Sebastian Reynolds – Everest (Faith & Industry, UK)
Anatolian Weapons feat. Anna vs June – Athanato Nero (Invisible Inc., UK)
Unpure Impulse – 2 (Pater Noster Records, Germany)
Mai Mai Mai – Isola (self-release, Italy)
Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s – Pecan Trees Speak to Each Other (edit) (Tramp Records, Germany)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#269 – Félicia Atkinson, Coucou Chloe, Гласность (Glasnost), 3phaz, Awkward Corners

It’s a rollercoaster on this week’s podcast. We start hard with the acid-tinged punk of Гласность, we move swiftly through searing mahraganat from Cairo’s ever-blistering 100copies label, on to abstract electronics, bass-heavy jazz and electro-cumbia. All rounded off through jazz-tinged hip-hop. It’s a journey to savour.

Tracklisting
Гласность (Glasnost) – Злобная молодость (Angry Youth) (Cruel Nature Records, UK)
3phaz – Siren (100copies, Egypt)
Emanative & Tamar Collocutor – Energy (self-release, UK)
Awkward Corners – Straight Ahead (Shapes of Rhythm, UK)
Coucou Chloe – Nobody (Nuxxe Records, UK)
Félicia Atkinson – Everything Evaporate (Shelter Press, France)
Allegra Krieger – The Push and the Pull (Northern Spy, UK)
Digital Hair – Horacio is in da House (Pakapi Records, Argentina)
Pardon Moi – Power To The People (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
44th Move – Hope feat. Takuya Kuroda (Black Acre Records, UK)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#267 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Clap! Clap!, Roll The Dice & Glasser, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, JP y Los Marcianos Galácticos

In these strange times, this may be the last ‘proper’ new podcast for some time. We will keep the feed awash with great music, but we’re not 100% sure whether we’ll be able to record new shows in the manner you’ve come accustomed to.

Despite the uncertainty, there’s still a whole lot of new exciting music out there, and – as usual – that’s what we want to focus on. Whether it’s Uruguayan garage, Italian dub techno, or Glaswegian DIY non-jazz, we’ve got the good stuff for you.

If you can, please support bands, artists, record labels, promoters, and venues at this tough time. Without them the world would be a much poorer place.

Tracklisting
Taupe – Almera Tino (Scant Records, UK)
Roll The Dice & Glasser – Elevate (The New Black, Sweden)
Dean Blunt – War Report Freestyle (World Music, UK)
JP y Los Marcianos Galácticos – Praying Mantis (Chape Records, Uruguay)
Pluralist – UN Sanctions (feat. Rex Domino) (Manuka Records, UK)
Clap! Clap! – Southern Dub (feat. Domenico Candellori) (Black Acre, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Rubbernecker (Rocket Recordings, UK)
69 Complex – The Witness Room (Hamfuggi Records, Spain)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Expanding Electricity (Ghostly International, USA)
Frak – Arcitect (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#229 – Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier, Clinic, Nazamba, Trash Kit, Graham Dunning

The bizarre collaboration between the legendary pairing of Jean-Claude Vannier and Mike Patton closes us off this week. Before that we have the usual eclectic mix of remixed Brazilian noise, Jamaican poetry, Swedish postpunk, Cuban jazz and loads more.

Tracklisting
Deafkids – Distopia Permanente (Terror SoundSystem Funx Re-Drum) (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Nazamba & O.B.F. – Run! (Dubquake Records, France)
Graham Dunning – Void Worm (Fractal Meat Cuts, UK)
Curses – Sordo (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Clinic – Rubber Bullets (Domino Recording Co., UK)
Enrique – Eating Plastic (BANK Records NYC, USA)
Trash Kit – Horizon (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Jewels Part One (Names You Can Trust, USA)
Kevin Richard Martin – Kangaroo Care (Room40, USA)
Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier – On Top of the World (Ipecac Recordings, USA)

Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#212 – Fat White Family, hmurd, Teeth of the Sea, Rozi Plain, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right

After Anthony’s time in Guatemala the team is back together with a brand new show. He’s arrived with the sounds of Belize in his ears after he snuck across the Central American border to have a little dance.

A bit closer to home, we have ambient drones from Statski and Left Hand Cuts Off The Right, we’ve got indie sounds from This Is The Kit bassist Rozi Plain, some trumpet experimentation from psych stalwarts Teeth of the Sea, some brilliant Fat White Family absurdity and more.

Tracklisting
Fat White Family – Feet (Domino Recording Co., UK)
YUBIK – Hey (Shango Records, Greece)
Montague Armstrong – Flimwell Lights (Linear Obsessional, UK)
The Idealist – Inner Space Dub (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Teeth of the Sea – Hiraeth (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rozi Plain – Symmetrical (Memphis Industries, UK)
Statski – Blood Dances (LR2, UK)
hmurd – Shepard’s Delight (TT, UK)
The Garifuna Collective – Mongulu (Stonetree Records, Belize)
Left Hand Cuts Off The Right – Purge (Fractal Meat Cuts, UK)

Thanks to Nick McCorriston for editing this week’s show. Visit his website at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#167 – Best of 2017 (part two)

We continue our selection of favourites from 2017. In part two we cover Egyptian-influenced electronics, industrial music from Portland, the biggest hiphop star on the planet, Israeli dancehall, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Al Lover & Cairo Liberation Front – Level One (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (Top Dawg Entertainment, USA)
Sea Moss – Diurnal Enuresis (Crash Symbols, USA)
Stand High Patrol – The Shift (Stand High Records, France)
Crème de Hassan – Touki Bouki / Krik Krak (Inversions Records, UK)
Ex Eye – Form Constant; the Grid (Relapse Records, USA)
Trilion – Fuss Inna Dance ft. Guma Ranks (Scotch Bonnet, UK)
Coby Sey – Active (Peak) (Whities, UK)
Tembok Kamar Dinding Sekolah – Mati Rasa (Chinabot, UK)
Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel (Diagonal Records, UK)

#134 – Nan Kolè, Alphabets Heaven, Basic Rhythm, Secret Chiefs 3

We have the usual ten tracks for you this week, and they’re absolute stunners. Kicking off with a beaut from Al Lover and Cairo Liberation Front, we also have Gqom Oh! label boss Nan Kolè’s solo debut. There are also new ones from Secret Chiefs 3, Russian jazz band Brom, Japanese dub producer Sak Dub I and loads more

Tracklisting
Al Lover Meets Cairo Liberation Front – Level 1 (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Secret Chiefs 3 – The System of Antichrist (Web of Mimicry, USA)
Sak Dub I – Warrior Steppa Style (Part 1) (Steppas Records, UK)
Alphabets Heaven – Oats (self-release, UK)
Basic Rhythm – Suburban Bass (4 Da R) (Type Records, UK)
Brom – Vortex (ТОПОТ, Russia)
Nan Kolè – Bayefal (Black Acre, UK)
Tradition – The Breathtaking Blast (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Candelilla – Intimität (Trocadero Records, Germany)
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (Top Dawg Entertainment, USA)