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#207 – Randall Dunn, Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek, Italia 90, Deft, Bad@Maths

As we close in on the year end, the exceptional new independent music just isn’t drying up. This week we take in the sounds of Somalia, Turkey, Indonesia, and more on our usual traipse around new interesting, independent sounds.

Tracklisting
Sofheso – 0102 (First Terrace Records, UK)
Deft – Bellyboy (feat. BUCHANAN) (20/20 LDN Recordings, UK)
Italia 90 – New Factory (Box Records, UK)
Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek – Oy Oy Emine (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Andrew DR Abbott – Daisy Hill (Bloxham Tapes, UK)
Bad@Maths – Levin B w/Dodgelodge – Gravey Milks Toi Truth (Slip, UK)
Randall Dunn – A True Home (feat. Zola Jesus) (Figureight Records, USA)
OCnotes – Somebody Loves You (self-release, USA)
Dur-Dur Band – Yabaal (Analog Africa, Germany)
Jonathan Kusuma – Edit 003 (Dekadenz Records, Indonesia)

#198 – Giant Swan, Soap&Skin, E.M.M.A., JK Flesh, Guttersnipe

Back on normal duty this week, and what a selection we have: from the opening from the irrepressible Bristol duo Giant Swan through to “Leeds’ answer to Melt-Banana” in the closer from Guttersnipe. In between those delicious bookends we have a lot of tasty morsels, including the beautiful soundtrack from E.M.M.A., depression-busting sounds from Madagascar by Damily, the first record in five years from Austria’s Soap&Skin, delicate Mexican drone from Alejandro Morse, the new JK Flesh and a lot more

Tracklisting
Giant Swan – IANAH (Whities, UK)
Hen Ogledd – Problem Child (Weird World Recordings, UK)
E.M.M.A. – Liberty (Pastel Prism, UK)
Soap&Skin – Italy & (This is) Water (PIAS Recordings, UK)
Beans – Midnight (Hello L.A., France)
Damily – Malay Nama (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
JK Flesh – Genetics (Electric Deluxe, Netherlands)
Randall Dunn – Something About That Night (Figureight Records, USA)
Alejandro Morse – Farewell Twilight Bird (Umor Rex, Mexico)
Guttersnipe – Loaded From Vector Trap (Upset the Rhythm, UK)

#186 – Jitwam, Low, Blawan, Lee Scratch Perry

A show that’s best described as ‘chill’ this week, as most of the music will have you woozy in the summer sun. Another description would be ‘symmetrical’ as it’s bookended by two dub tracks – the first from debutants Spiritual Rockers, and the final note from legend Lee Scratch Perry. In the middle we have a 14 minute opus from Low, electronic experimentation from Jako Maron on Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, thundering techno from Blawan, cocaine pop from Jitwam and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Spiritual Rockers – Fireland (Steppas Records, UK)
Crack Cloud – Swish Swash (self-release, Canada)
Jako Maron – Katangaz (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Low – Double Negative Triptych – “Quorum”, “Dancing and Blood” and “Fly” (Sub Pop, USA)
Jitwam – Desires (The Jazz Diaries, India)
Blawan – North (Ternesc, UK)
Astronauts, etc. – The Border (Company Records, USA)
Hilary Woods – Prodigal Dog (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
The Space Lady – Be Thankful For What You Got (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Lee Scratch Perry – Game of the Throne (Byrd Out, UK)

#158 – Geneva Jacuzzi, Les Filles de Illighadad, Shopping, Gökçen Kaynatan

Nonsense talk of travel gongs, bands with slideshows, and pop up vinyl ideas pepper this week’s show, we also have a whole host of amazing new music, including from Africa from Les Filles de Illighadad and Cyril Cyril, London from Not Waving, Shopping and Reginald Omas Mamode IV, and the US from Zola Jesus and Dear.

Tracklisting
Geneva Jacuzzi – Technophelia (Medical Records, USA)
Les Filles de Illighadad – Eghass Malan (Sahel Sounds, USA)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Working (Five Easy Pieces, UK)
Shopping – The Hype (Fat Cat Records, UK)
Gökçen Kaynatan – Sihirbaz (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
Carla dal Forno – The Garden (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Cyril Cyril – Colosse de Rhodes (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Zola Jesus – Exhumed (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Dear – Safe (self-release, USA)

#131 – King Ayisoba, Children of Alice, Derya Yildirim, Keiichi Tanaka

Simply exquisite sounds coming out this week, kicking off with an absolute banger from Ghana’s King Ayisoba. We’ve also got jazz sounds from London, Japan, and the US alongside contemporary Turkish psych, Tunisian folk and library music. There’s loads more to get stuck into as well.

Tracklisting
King Ayisoba – Africa Needs Africa (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek – 3223 (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland / Catapulte Records, UK)
Collocutor – Disappearance (On the Corner Records, UK)
Keiichi Tanaka – Tenzin Song (Mental Groove Records, Switzerland)
Gnoomes – Tschak! (Extended 12″ Version) (Baba Yaga’s Hut, UK)
Children of Alice – Rite of the Maypole – An Unruly Procession (Warp Records, UK)
Glok – Projected Sounds (self-release, UK)
Bottle Tree – Open Secret (International Anthem, USA)
Bargou 08 – Chech el Khater (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
Aketi Ray – Mirror (Steppas Records, UK)