Lobster Theremin

#148 – Tobacco, James Heather, USA/Mexico, Trans-Aeolian Transmission

The unmistakable sounds of Tobacco kick-off a US-heavy podcast this week. We go off on our usual globe-trotting though, with experimental Tunisian music from China, sounds from Austria, stunning contemporary classical music from London, a Spanish reissue of a lost slice of delectable funk. There’s a first record in 12 years from Mr. Lif and Akrobatik’s The Perceptionists, a Joanna Newsom edit from podcast favourite L’Orange, the awesome Butthole Surfers and Shit & Shine collaboration under USA/Mexico.

Tracklisting
Tobacco – Got Wet in the Bomb Shelter (Rad Cult, USA)
Trans-Aeolian Transmission – Extract from “Xinjiang, Taklamakan & Karakoram” (self-release, Tunisia)
The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik) – Dirty Drumz (Mello Music Group, USA)
Becoming Animal – A Distant Hand Lifted (Trost, Austria)
USA/Mexico – Laredo (Riot Season Records, UK / 12XU Records, USA)
Hidden Spheres – It Ain’t Easy (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Hank Carbo – Fox in a Mini Skirt (Rocafort Records, Spain)
Institute – Powerstation (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
L’Orange – Heaven Sent (self-release, USA)
James Heather – Last Minute Change of Heart (Ahead of Our Time, UK)

#143 – Todd Terje, Hannah Peel, Ifriqiyya Électrique, Roll the Dice

The first three-piece podcast with the addition of producer Mike has us with a utterly astounding array of good music. Ending with the brilliant new rework from Todd Terje, we also have Ethiopian funk, Russian noise, Welsh folk, Israeli dancehall, thundering techno, Tunisian industrial music and all sorts of other goodies… get involved

Tracklisting
H. Hawkline – Means That Much (Heavenly Records, UK)
Trilion (feat. Guma Ranks) – Fuss Inna Dance (Scotch Bonnet Records, UK)
Roll the Dice – The Derailed (The New Black Records, Sweden)
Alemayehu Eshete – Alteleyeshegnem (Philophon Records, Germany)
Ozel AB – Red Wet (Lobster Theremin, UK)
СОЛЬВЫЧЕГОДСК – Лево и право (self-release, Russia)
Hannah Peel – Sunrise Through The Dusty Nebula (My Own Pleasure Records, UK)
Ifriqiyya Électrique – Arrah Arrah Abbaina (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
The Kondi Band – Titi Dem Too Service (Strut Records, UK)
Todd Terje (ft. Det Gylne Triangel) – Maskindans (Olsen Records, Norway)

#127 – Kelly Lee Owens, Flowers Must Die, Mirrored Lips, Shevek

Tapes seem to be the theme this week, whether it’s a new release available only on tape from Shevek, Ubek, or Sofia Ozdravovna, or if they are lost tapes of Ahmed Malek pressed to vinyl after 30 years away from the public, there’s loads of tape-related sounds this week. We’ve also got lots of exciting new music from Swedish psych band Flowers Must Die, London’s Kelly Lee Owens, and Russian punks Mirrored Lips.

Tracklisting
Flowers Must Die – Hit (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Kelly Lee Owens – Anxi. (ft. Jenny Hval) (Smalltown Supersound, Norway)
Shevek – Analysis (Musclemilk Records, UK)
Ubek – Ubek (Sucata Tapes, UK)
Unfinished Portraits – Memory Lake (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Ahmed Malek & Flako – Tape 12 Track 1 (Habibi Funk, Germany)
Emma Gatrill – Skin (Flau Records, Japan)
Sofia Ozdravovna – A Morning Spread Evenly Across Two Cities (Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere, Belgium)
Mirrored Lips – Дорогой Хороший (Alakir Records, Israel)
East New York Ensemble De Music – Mevlana (Jazzman Records, UK)

#98 – Ela Orleans, The Invisible, Hedge Maze, Swans

Stunning electronic pop music from Ela Orleans and Alessi are two highlights from this week’s podcast. New tracks also from The Invisible, Endgame, SeekersInternational, KETEV, Hedge Maze and Swans make this a very packed new music podcast

Tracklisting
Ela Orleans – Ghosts and Whispers (Night School Records, UK)
The Invisible – Best of Me (Ninja Tune, UK)
Endgame – Sittin Here Redux (Hyperdub, UK)
Alessi – Love Travels (self-release, UK)
Chipzel – Courtesy (self-release, UK)
SeekersInternational – LoversDedication (Bokeh Versions, UK)
KETEV – I Know No Weekend (Portals Editions, Germany)
Swans – When Will I Return (Mute, UK)
Hedge Maze – Kerb Hits (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Tim Maia – Rational Culture (Luaka Bop, USA)

#79 – Thee Oh Sees, Gnod, Tomppabeats, Golden Rules

After an electronics heavy podcast last week, you don’t get many more fantastic guitar acts than those that feature on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. From new tracks from San Francisco friends Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, to Manchester’s ever magnificent Gnod and the immense sounds of Sheffield’s Blood Sport. We also have odd electronics from Basic Rhythm, techno from Route 8, Kora-gorgeousness from Stranded Horse, light-touch Finnish hip hop from Tomppabeats, heavier-touch hip hop from Golden Rules and the latest from the Sofrito Super Singles club.

Tracklisting
Thee Oh Sees – Fortress (Castle Face Records, USA)
Route 8 – The Sunrise in her Eyes (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Stranded Horse – Monde (Talitres, France)
Blood Sport – Reflective Orange (Blast First Petite, UK)
Tomppabeats – I Want to Tell You I Love You but I Can’t
Tomppabeats – You’re Cute (self-release, Finland)
Gnod – The Mirror (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Basic Rhythm – Raw Trax (Weekend Rush) (Type Records, UK)
Alma Negra – Mageko (Sofrito, UK)
Ty Segall – Squealer (Drag City, USA)
Golden Rules – The Let Down (Lex Records, UK/USA)