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#205 – Cosey Fanni Tutti, Flohio, Senyawa, Audiobooks, Pessimist

Bookended by pioneers, this week’s episode of the Independent Music Podcast is a really special one. To open we have the first taste of Throbbing Gristle legend Cosey Fanni Tutti’s new solo LP due next year. To close we have throat singing Indonesian experimentalists Senyawa, whose new LP is out through US label Sublime Frequencies.

Elsewhere there’s Lewisham grime from the exciting Flohio, some South American tinged German cold electronics from Japan, a awesome back of the tour van slice of techno and some David Lynch jazz…

Tracklisting
Cosey Fanni Tutti – Tutti (edit) (Conspiracy International, UK)
Flohio – Wild Yout (Alpha, UK)
Acid Cannibals – Life’s Alright (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Pessimist – SPRTLZM (Pessimist Productions, UK)
Thought Gang – Logic and Common Sense (Sacred Bones, USA)
Sueño Sueño – Nao (MIND Records, Japan)
Audiobooks – Dealing With Hoarders (Heavenly Recordings, UK)
Debmaster – Space Tribe (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda)
Drumm Chimp – Moominal (self-release, UK)
Senyawa – Tanggalkan Di Dunia (Undo The World) (Sublime Frequencies, USA)

#166 – Best of 2017 (part 1)

The first of our three part ‘best of 2017’ showcases some of our favourite tunes from the year. This week we have the 7″ stunner from Idris Ackamoor, the digital dubs of Roger Robinson and Disrupt, hip hop from Ill Camille, the best track from Gnod’s mouthful of an LP – JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT​-​WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE – Russian punks Mirrored Lips and a load more

Tracklisting
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba, Pt. 1 & 2 (feat Guy One) (Philophon Records, Germany)
Ill Camille – Black Gold (Jakarta Records, Germany)
Gnod – Real Man (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Group Doueh & Cheveu – Bord de Mer (Born Bad Records, France)
Roger Robinson & Disrupt – Bun Bun Bun (Jahtari Records, Germany)
Pessimist – Peter Hitchens (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Дорогой Хороший (Alakir, Israel)
Mahatma X – Mahatma and the White Devil (Home Assembly Music, UK)
Part Chimp – Mapolean (Rock Action Records, UK)
Hampshire & Foat – Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (Athens of the North, UK)

#147 – KoKoKo!, Karen Gwyer, Aphex Twin, Pessimist

A stunning selection this week, kicking off with the absolutely spectacular Congolese band KoKoKo!. We also have new music from the legendary Aphex Twin alongside new tunes from some of those he has undoubtedly inspired, such as Karen Gwyer. There’s deconstructed drum n bass from Pessimist, space music from Henge, digital dub from Roger Robinson, a beautiful, long piece from Man Forever, something from down under in the shape of Suburban Cracked Collective, thrash punk from Casual Sect, and the latest stunner from the Gqom Oh! label with TLC Fam.

Tracklisting
KoKoKo! – Tokoliana (ICIyouare)
Henge – Jupiters Wild Ride (Love Love Records, UK)
Man Forever – Twin Torches (feat. Laurie Anderson) (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Roger Robinson & Disrupt – Bun Bun Bun (Jahtari, Germany)
Casual Sect – Mohair Fetish (Hominid Sounds, UK)
TLC Fam – Bridge Lase London (Gqom-Oh!, South Africa)
Aphex Twin – Korg Funk 5 (self-release, UK)
Karen Gwyer – The Workers are on Strike (Don’t Be Afraid Records, UK)
Suburban Cracked Collective – Oh Gravity… You Fucker (Chemical Imbalance, Australia)
Pessimist – Spirals (Blackest Ever Black, UK)

#115 – Clap! Clap!, Romare, Tom Furse, Brandt Brauer Frick

We’re mostly between California and Germany this week, with plenty of tracks from artists and labels in either (or both) of those places. The music is typically varied, with abstract hip-hop producer SELA, contemporary afrobeat from the KutiMangoes, Ghanaian gospel from Alogte Oho, and the latest from Brandt Brauer Frick. We also have a decent dose of London artists, including Horrors man Tom Furse, Ninja Tune producer Romare, punk trio Dancehall, and deconstructed dnb producer Pessimist.

Tracklisting
The KutiMangoes – This Ship Will Sink (Tramp Records, Germany)
Clap! Clap! – Ar-Raqis (Black Acre, UK)
Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy – Mam Yinne Wa (Philophon, Germany)
SELA – Makeup (there’s no way) (Error Broadcast, Germany)
Brandt Brauer Frick – You Can Buy My Love (K7!, Germany)
Tom Furse – Drone On (Kaya Kaya Records, UK)
Dancehall – Vs & Gs (Vibe/Anti~Vibe, UK)
Pessimist – Balaklava (A14, UK)
Romare – Who Loves You? (Ninja Tune, UK)
Fleshy Temples – Lake Quivira (self-released, USA)