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#216 – Cucina Povera, Bell Lungs, Saba Alizadeh, Black Bombaim, Faten Kanaan

Taking ambience to the extreme this week, there is a lot of beautiful music on podcast 216, not least the absolute exquisite records from Cucina Povera and Faten Kanaan. Amongst the picks this week is Iranian spike fiddle, screaming Scottish acapellas, sound recordings from the Argentinian jungle and more.

Tracklisting
Black Bombaim w/Jonathan Saldanha – 20180415 (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal / Cardinal Fuzz, UK)
Cucina Povera – ZOOM0003 (Night School, UK)
Daniel Thorne – From Inside, Looking Out (Erased Tapes, UK)
Bile Sister – Leiko (NPNP House Remix) (Personal Records, Canada)
Faten Kanaan – Wildflowers (More Than Human, Canada)
Saba Alizadeh – Dream (Karlrecords, Germany)
Errant Monks – Sdvig! (Maternal Voice, Sweden)
Nuji – En (Intruder Alert, Poland)
Bell Lungs – Wolves Behind Us (self-release, UK)
Ernesto Ardita – Pulsar (Biodiversità Records, Italy)

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

Best of 2018

To close out 2018, here is our 3.5 hour best of 2018. The tracks from artists and releases we’ve loved through this fantastic year. In 2018 we have played over 400 unique independent artists, and this selection has just 30 of them.

Thank you so much for your support this year, we will be back mid-January.

Tracklisting
Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA)
Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany)
Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France)
Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA)
Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Anthroprophh – Housing Act 1980 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Khalab – Cannavaro feat. Clap! Clap! (On the Corner, UK)
Emanative – Spice Roots feat. Nat Birchall (Jazzman Records, UK)
Ecko Bazz – Tuli Banyo (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Rival Consoles – Dreamer’s Wake (Erased Tapes, UK)
Tomás Urquieta – La Sustancia de la Materia (Infinite Machine, Mexico)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
Hekla – Muddle (Phantom Limb, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs –  Shockmaster (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP03 (Chinabot, UK)

#210 – Favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part two

We continue our journey through the exceptional music we’ve enjoyed this year with another batch of music that’s worth looking back on. From the brilliant and silly Marie Davidson track ‘Work It’ through the exquisite sounds of Low and Cucina Povera, this is another cross-section of the stunning independent music released this year.

Tracklisting
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Ohsh (Mello Music Group, USA)
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Amnesia Scanner – AS Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing (PAN, Germany)
Hilary Woods – Kith (Sacred Bones, USA)
Nazar – Warning Shots (Hyperdub, UK)
Low – Dancing and Blood (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
Marie Davidson – Work It (Ninja Tune, UK)
Throwing Snow – Vulpine (Houndstooth, UK)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughters (Rocket Recordings, UK)

Listen to part one here

#120 – best of 2016 pt.2 (our favourite live shows)

We continue our alternative look back at 2016, focusing on some of the artists that have wowed us with live shows throughout the year. It’s a diverse bunch, with jazz, grime, hiphop, afrobeat and indie rock amongst the highlights.

Tracklisting
Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor – Selfish Gene (Strut Records, UK)
Part Chimp – Hello Bastards (Rock Action Records, UK)
L’Orange & Mr Lif – Strange Technology (Mello Music Group, USA)
Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Live at Union Chapel, London 21 May 2016
Skepta – Crime Riddim (Boy Better Know, UK)
Gaika – BUTA ft. Miss Red (Mixpak, USA)
Ela Orleans – You Go Through Me (Night School Records, UK)
Ebo Taylor – Heaven (Essibons Music, Ghana)
Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Duchess Says – I Repeat Myself (Bonsound, Canada)

#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)

#93 – Todd Terje, David Coulter & Seb Rochford, Happy Meals, JK Flesh

Norwegian disco and psych rock is the order of this week’s show, with a Todd Terje remix of Beranek kicking things off and Hedvig Mollestad Trio edging us towards the close. Elsewhere we’ve got new tracks from London’s Witching Waves, Kaiju, David Coulter & Seb Rochford, Happy Meals, Tobacco, JK Flesh and Super Furry Animals, with a listener’s recommendation with outstanding US hiphop chap Nox.

Tracklisting
Beranek – Dra Te Hælvete (Todd Terje acid radio edit) (Olsen Records, Norway)
Witching Waves – Twister (Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records, UK)
Kaiju – Burn Down Babylon (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
David Coulter & Seb Rochford – Good Friday (Trestle Records, UK)
Happy Meals – If You Want Me Now (Night School Records, UK)
Tobacco – Gods in Heat (Ghostly International, USA)
Nox – Pay the Price (self-release, USA)
JK Flesh – Tunnel (Speedy Deluxe Records, Netherlands)
Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Approaching (Rune Grammofon, Norway)
Super Furry Animals – Bing Bong (self-release, UK)

#65 – Dead Albatross Music Prize Special

The Dead Albatross Music Prize is the sensible alternative to the Mercury – truly forward-thinking, interesting British records where the labels don’t need to pay to enter. Voted for by music aficionados across the country, the prize highlights 25 exceptional records from all genres. Gareth and Anthony pick ten of the records for this week’s show.

For more info, visit www.deadalbatross.com

Tracklisting
Roger Robinson – Dis Side ah Town (Jahtari, Germany)
Liberez – Grateful Family (Night School Records, UK)
Orlando Julius and the Heliocentrics – Aseni (Strut Records, UK)
LV & Joshua Idehen – New Pen (Keysound Recordings, UK)
Annabel (lee) – Believe (Ninja Tune / IF Music, UK)
Cut Hands – The Claw (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Nottingham Jazz Orchestra – Sixes and Sevens (Jazzman Records, UK)
Laura Cannell – All the Land Ablaze (Front and Follow, UK)
Sarpanitum – I Defy for I am Free (Willowtip, USA)
Michael Valentine West – Kim M (Ana Ott, Germany)

#48 – Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz, The Gaslamp Killer, The Four Owls, Dele Sosimi

We’re getting a little bit funky this week following a couple of episodes looking on the weirder side of music. From the opening afro-tinged funk of Hungary’s Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz’s new LP through Germany’s Tramp Records, to the closing refrain of Joe Baatan’s brilliant Aftershower Funk – recently repressed through Soul Jazz – we’ve got danceable numbers all the way through. We stop off in the middle with the new record from Fela Kuti collaborator Dele Sosimi’s new one through Wah Wah 45s, and also have new ones from Scottish artists Clade and Happy Meals, a fuzzy piece of brilliance from unsigned Birmingham act Tiny Rockets, Stearica’s latest track, some UK Hip Hop from The Four Owls, a modern classic from The Gaslamp Killer, and a reissue of a £300 classic slight of sexy soul from Sharon Revoal coming from Nik Weston and Mukatsuku – get funky!

Tracklisting
1.Illegal Move – Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz (Tramp Records, Germany)
2.Nissim – The Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder, USA)
3.Silent Flight – The Four Owls (High Focus Records, UK)
4.Vietnamese Piano – Clade (self-release, UK)
5.E Go Betta (Radio Edit) – Dele Sosimi (Wah Wah 45s, UK)
6.Altered Images – Happy Meals (Night School Records, UK)
7.Reaching for our Star – Sharon Revoal (Mukatsuku, UK)
8.Halite – Stearica (Monotreme Records, UK)
9.Final – Tiny Rockets (self-release, UK)
10.Aftershower Funk – Joe Baatan (Soul Jazz Records, UK)

#37 – Blawan, St Vincent, Jonnie Common, Prince Rama

Tracklisting
1.Getting Me Down – Blawan (self-release, UK)
2.Kalim-ba – Ben Butler & Mousepad (Harmönia, Finland)
3.Rest In Peace – Prince Rama (Paw Tracks, USA)
4.Inside Your Bones – The Simonsound featuring Laura J Martin (Battered Ornaments, UK)
5.Surgeon – St Vincent (4AD, UK)
6.Love Attack – Divorce (Night School Records, UK)
7.Submarines – Dark Captain Light Captain (LoAF, UK)
8.Werewolves on Wheels – Don Gere (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
9.Motive Order – Seams (Pictures Music, UK)
10.Infinitea – Jonnie Common (Red Deer Club, UK)
11.The Griffin & the Minor Cannon (Live) – Tristram (self-release, UK)
12.After All The Sea – Iròi & Banda Musicale Di San Donato Di Ninea (Bad Panda Records, UK)