Opal Tapes

#201 – DUDS, Sharron Kraus, Swindle, Sealionwoman, Rabit

The morning after the night before! We’re super grateful to all our amazing listeners, and we got a huge amount more for podcast 200. Hopefully those of you who came in on #200 are ready for #201, because we’ve got a whole new batch of amazing new sounds for your ears.

First up there’s the fantastic percussion of João Pais Filipe, who’s a member of Porto’s ace HHY & The Macumbas (featured on #197). In keeping with percussive experiments we also have the Domadana Kadodi Performers from Uganda released (of course) on the excellent Nyege Nyege Tapes.

Elsewhere we’ve got super experimental sounds from Emerging Industries of Wuppertal via Singapore’s ShanGORIL La Records, we have something closer to home in the UK’s nasty, noisy Blood Claat Orange.

To wash that down with got sublime jazz from Swindle, stunning folk from Sharron Kraus and a whole lot more…

Tracklisting
João Pais Filipe – Kavusan (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Rabit – The Quickening (Halcyon Veil, USA)
Sharron Kraus -Something Out of Nothing (Ghost Box Records, UK)
Domadana Kadodi Performers – Recording Two (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Sealionwoman – Remain (Antigen Records, UK)
DUDS – Not At All (Opal Tapes, UK)
Mésange – The Return (God Unknown Records, UK)
Emerging Industries of Wuppertal – Feathers (ShanGORIL La Records, Singapore)
Blood Claat Orange – Rainforest Wigglies (Sunk Records, UK)
Swindle – Reach the Stars (Feat. Andrew Ashong) (Brownswood 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)