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#146 – The Gaslamp Killer, Cocaine Piss, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Pixvae [Milhoes de Festa 2017 special]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when we get ourselves ready for the peerless Milhoes de Festa festival in Portugal. A completely off-the-wall, eclectic line-up of some of the finest artists from across the globe come together in a celebration of everything that is great about art, experimentation, and music. To celebrate, we have a selection of ten artists on the bill, including old favourites like Sarathy Korwar and Orchestra of Spheres, alongside new favourites such as Cocaine Piss, Live Low, and Sacred Paws.

Tracklisting
Rizan Said – High Tension Zamer (Annihaya Records, Lebanon)
Pixvae – La Fuga (Buda Musique, France)
The Gaslamp Killer – Residual Tingles (Cuss Records, USA)
Cocaine Piss – Ugly Face On (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang – Santa Monica (Luaka Bop, USA)
Live Low – Lembra​-​me Um Sonho Lindo (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind Over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Sacred Paws – Everyday (Rock Action Records, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Indefinite Leave to Remain (Ninja Tune, UK)
Chupame El Dedo – Cabildo Muerto (Discrepant Records, UK)

#124 – Mahatma X, Mighty Lord Deathman, Bastien Keb, Rob St. John

Scottish-infused Philadelphian hiphop kicks us off this week. We have ten tracks exploring Italian library music, soul jazz, Malian folk, and power electronics. We also have a tribute to the late William Onyeabor, who passed away last week.

Tracklisting
Mahatma X – Mahatma and the White Devil (Home Assembly Music, UK)
Kælan Mikla – Kalt (Fabrika Records, Greece)
Sandro Brugnolini – L’Ora Di Agire (Schema SCEB Series, Italy)
Bardo Pond – Crossover (Fire Records, UK)
Bastien Keb – Pick Up (First Word Records, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Enemies of Deathman (self-release, UK)
Nochexxx – Overhound (Alien Jams, UK)
Rob St. John & Pete Harvey – Farewell, Dear Love (Autolycus Records, UK)
Awa Poulo – Djulau (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
William Onyeabor – Good Name (Luaka Bop, USA)

#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)

#66 – Floating Points, Misty’s Big Adventure, Tomaga, Breakplus

Algerian disco? Turkish progressive rock? Austrians covering Syrians? This week’s podcast has all and more – with new delights from Soap&Skin, Bill Wells with Yo La Tengo, Floating Points, and Misty’s Big Adventure. Also great new electronic oddities, grown up nursery rhymes and plenty more.

Tracklisting
Tal National – Claire (FatCat Records, UK)
Breakplus – Crooked Love (Mythstery Records, UK)
Soap&Skin – Mawal Jamar (self-release, Austria)
Bill Wells – Three Blind Mice (featuring Karen Mantler and Yo La Tengo) (Karaoke Kalk, Germany)
Floating Points – Peroration Six (Luaka Bop, USA)
Krozier & the Generator – Khan-Khallili Bazaar (Fission Chips, Australia)
Tomaga – Familiar Obstacles (Hands in the Dark, France)
Misty’s Big Adventure – Nom Nom Nom (self-release, UK)
Ait Meslayene – El Fen (Stip Record, Algeria)
Horda 130 – Monkey (self-release, Portugal)

#7 – Faust, Zola Jesus, Antarctica Takes It!, Connan Mockasin

It’s a bank holiday, but that doesn’t stop the Independent Music Podcast – inane chatter about chocolate records, Canadian slave labour camps and the acting career of Stan Collymore mixed with the latest and greatest new independent releases – and the usual two bands no longer with us.

Tracklisting
1.C&F – Antarctica Takes It! (How Does It Feel To Be Loved?, UK)
2.Trust Me – Zola Jesus (Souterrain Transmissions, Germany)
3.One Day – Kings Go Forth (Luaka Bop, USA)
4.Frontier Psychiatrist – The Avalanches (XL Recordings, UK)
5.Why Isn’t Paul McCartney Dead Already? – Untitled Musical Project (Tigertrap Records, UK)
6.Lucia, At The Precipice – Esben & The Witch (Too Pure Records, UK)
7.It’s Choade My Dear – Connan Mockasin (Phantasy Sound, UK)
8.Slow motion – Husband (self-release, Italy)
9.X Ray – Faust (Klangbad, Germany)
10.Two Tongues – Mariee Sioux (Grass Roots Record Co., USA)
11.We Work in Bars – The Chap (LoAF, UK)
12.Found Love in a Graveyard – Veronica Falls (Trouble Records, UK)

#4 – Holy Fuck, Wild Palms, Ólafur Arnalds, Gold Panda

Episode four – the noise strikes back! After a somewhat mellow outing last time, there’s a bit of noise in this podcast. Gareth and Anthony also battle songs of independent bands no longer with us in their new section… earplugs necessary!

Tracklisting
1.The Merkin Jerk – Javelin (Luaka Bop, USA)
2.Deep Dive – Wild Palms (One Little Indian Records, UK)
3.You – Gold Panda (Notown Recordings, UK)
4.A42 – Nedry (Monotreme Records, UK)
5.Red Lights – Holy Fuck (Young Turks, UK)
6.Sex Song – Murder Act (self-release, UK)
7.Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends – Kris Kristofferson (Light In The Attic, USA)
8.You Gonna Get It – Coachwhips (Narnack Records, USA)
9.Don’t Pay no Mind – Congregation (Bronzerat, UK)
10.Effet Kazoo – Gangpol und Mit (Out One Disc, Japan)
11.Þú ert sólin – Ólafur Arnalds (Erased Tapes Records, UK)
12.21 Seiki Dub – Devilman (Small But Hard Records, UK)