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On the Corner Records

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)

#211 – favourites of 2018 (not the best of 2018) – part three

Our third part of our 2018 review has heavy rock railing against gentrification, North African-infused jazz, Chilean techno, Ugandan bass, Thai noise, and sea creature folktales.

Thank you for listening this year.

To listen to our fourth and final part of our review, support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/independentmusicpodcast

Tracklisting
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)

#196 – Esben & the Witch, Shit & Shine, Tiny Leaves, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Kristin McClement

Modern classical seems to be the order of podcast 196. We kick things off with Roberto Musci and Giovanni Venosta’s collaboration using plunderphonics. We also have New Orleans modern classical artist Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Yarn Wire, and beautiful music from Tiny Leaves.

Elsewhere there’s folk, bleak goth metal, techno, and the latest from podcast favourite Shit & Shine.

Tracklisting
Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta – Dusty Zebra (Soave Records, Italy)
Kristin McClement – Love Doesn’t Have To Come At Such A Price (self release, UK)
Dengue Dengue Dengue – Semillero (ft Mikongo) (On the Corner Records, UK)
Popera Cosmic – Poursuite (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
Turantula – Llanyblodwel (Concretetapes, UK)
Esben & the Witch – The Unspoilt (Seasons of Mist, USA)
Tiny Leaves – The Fullness of Things (Pegdoll Records, UK)
Shit & Shine – Yeah I’m On Acid (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Elizabeth Joan Kelly – Electropop Swimming Pool Gymnopedie (self release, USA)
Yarn/Wire – Vermillion Becomes Cobalt (Northern Spy Records, USA)

#187 – SOPHIE, Khalab, Flohio, Slikback

After the chilled week last week, we’re unashamedly throwing bangers at you on this week’s pod. The brutal, brilliant pop sounds of SOPHIE kick us off, as we travel through stunning sounds from Khalab’s new record, a new Ugandan record label releasing heavy bass sounds, Lewisham grime fro Flohio, and Polish experimental music from Edinburgh.

Tracklisting
SOPHIE – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK)
Khalab – Black Noise (feat. Tenesha the Wordsmith) (On the Corner Records, UK)
Slows – A Great Big Smile From Venus (excerpt) (Deep Distance, UK)
Slikback – Ascenscion (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
YOB – The Screen (Relapse Records, USA)
Andria – So Far (Yes, Serbia)
Ekiti Sound – Ife (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
Ko Shin Moon – Zaffa (Akuphone Records, France)
Flohio – Bands (Alpha, UK)
Januszewski – Untitled II (Czaszka (rec.), UK)

#172 – Shabaka Hutchings, Oneida, DOOM, Lawrence Le Doux

Back from our week of flu with a show jammed with the usual blend of wonky sounds and questionable chatter. Highlights this week include a cut from the Brownswood Recordings compilation of the sound of London’s jazz scene, ably illustrated by Shabaka Hutchings. We have the comeback of DOOM, featuring on the latest Dabrye record, bonkers French sounds from Zad Kokar, tribal noise from DJ Khalab, sublime electronics from Glasgow’s Cucina Povera and much more.

Tracklisting
Lawrence Le Doux – Tronf 424 “Tape no2” (Vlek, Belgium)
Oneida – All In Due Time (Joyful Noise Records, USA)
Shabaka Hutchings – Black Skin, Black Masks (Brownswood Recordings, UK)
Dabrye & DOOM – Lil Mufukuz (Ghostly International, USA)
OD Bongo – Mystère 20 (Serendip Lab, France)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
DJ Khalab – Zaire (On the Corner Records, UK)
Zad Kokar & Les Combi Beyaz – La Pire Denrée Du Monde (POUeT! Schallplatten, France / Urin Gargarism Records, France / Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu?, France / Indian Redhead, France / Animal Biscuit, France)
Stu Bangas – Lonnie Thompson (Brutal Music, USA)
MIEN – Black Habit (Rocket Recordings, UK)

#149 – Ex Eye, Wanlov the Kubolor, Mésange, Ilia Gorovitz

A truly global podcast this week, with music coming in from as far afield as Ghana, Iran, and Israel. We have new music from closer to home too, with some jazzy goodness from On the Corner records, there’s also the new one from Colin Stetson’s Ex Eye project, techno from Mighty Lord Deathman, and rock sounds from We Wild Blood.

Tracklisting
Ex Eye – Xenolith; The Anvil (Relapse Records, USA)
Wanlov the Kubolor – Gigimz to Gongor (self-release, Ghana)
Mésange – The Cape (God Unknown Records, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Enemies of Deathman (Pale Master Records, UK)
Bosaina – A Hundred Other Longings (Discrepant Records, UK)
Ilia Gorovitz – Turmoil (Raash Records, Israel)
Sote – Plebeian (Opal Tapes, UK)
Black Classical – JeJe (On the Corner, UK)
We Wild Blood – Lost + Bound (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Batfinks – Certain Death (Caoutchou Records, Belgium)

#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)

#40 – Polar Bear, Anji Cheung, Filter Dread, Collocutor

Moog silliness, contemporary and 70s jazz, Lollywood dancefloor fillers – that’s just the first four tracks on this week’s podcast. We have new ones from Polar Bear, Filter Dread and Anji Cheung as well as danceable field recordings from far flung corners of Asia, prog from Romania and dance music from Pakistan.

Tracklisting
1.Pipeline – Hot Butter (Musicor Records, USA)
2.Don’t Let the Feeling Go (Radio edit) – Polar Bear (The Leaf Label, UK)
3.Autumn – Moondog (Honest Jon’s Records, UK)
4.Oh My Darling – Nisar Bazmi & Runa Laila (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
5.Oakseer – Anji Cheung (self-release, UK)
6.Clowns From Outer Space – Filter Dread (Ramp Recordings, UK)
7.Archaic Morning – Collocutor (On The Corner Records, UK)
8.Myanmar (Burma) – Unknown artist (Sublime Frequencies, USA)
9.Caravane – Rodion G.A. (Strut Records, UK)
10.When Your Jones Come Down – Sugar Bear Johnson (Soul Jazz Records, UK)