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#175 – Peggy Gou, Novelist, Ill, Bruxa Maria

In a week between trips, we cover off some stunning new music, including Korean, Berlin-based producer Peggy Gou’s new one for Ninja Tune, Lewisham grime star Novelist’s debut LP, noisy goodness from Bruxa Maria and loads more

Tracklisting
Spill Gold – Mercury (Meduse MagiQ Records, Netherlands)
Novelist – Nov Wait Stop Wait (Mmmyeh Records, UK)
Angèle David-Guillou – Mouvements Organiques Part One (Village Green Recordings, UK)
Blackmass Plastics – Chaotica Metal 1 (self-release, UK)
Ill – Stuck on a Loop (Box Records, UK)
Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Ninja Tune, UK)
Julius Gabriel – Wind (Lovers & Lollypops, Portugal)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Mr No One (Rad Cult, USA)
Bruxa Maria – It’s All In The DNA (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Oly Ralfe – The Bridge (Ghost Ship Records, UK)

#160 – Diron Animal, Peter King, Fatima Al Qadiri, Dagshenma

We’re a hot mess this week as Anthony has returned from Brugge with a handful of Belgian beers and a whole host of musical treats. We have experimental electronics from Kuwait and Japan, synth ambience from Pittsburgh, Angolan afrofunk, Chicago punk, Australian digidub, Mexican acid cumbia and loads of industrial, rock, and stunning folk music

Tracklisting
Fatima Al Qadiri – Alkahaf feat Bobo Secret & Chaltham (Hyperdub, UK)
Dagshenma – Fryerfry (Chinabot, UK)
Diron Animal – Don’t Stop (Soundway Records, UK)
The Seven Fields of Aphelion – Drift (Losing Light) (Rad Cult, USA)
Melkbelly – Off the Lot (Wax Nine Records, USA)
Peter King & Art + Naram – One Shot of Vodka (Jahtari, Germany)
Shit & Shine – That’s Enough (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Mareaboba – Sueños Lucidos (Pakapi Records, Argentina)
Peter Broderick – A Ride On The Bosphorus (Erased Tapes, USA)
Messe Julligan – Murder the Murdochs (self-release, New Zealand)

#148 – Tobacco, James Heather, USA/Mexico, Trans-Aeolian Transmission

The unmistakable sounds of Tobacco kick-off a US-heavy podcast this week. We go off on our usual globe-trotting though, with experimental Tunisian music from China, sounds from Austria, stunning contemporary classical music from London, a Spanish reissue of a lost slice of delectable funk. There’s a first record in 12 years from Mr. Lif and Akrobatik’s The Perceptionists, a Joanna Newsom edit from podcast favourite L’Orange, the awesome Butthole Surfers and Shit & Shine collaboration under USA/Mexico.

Tracklisting
Tobacco – Got Wet in the Bomb Shelter (Rad Cult, USA)
Trans-Aeolian Transmission – Extract from “Xinjiang, Taklamakan & Karakoram” (self-release, Tunisia)
The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik) – Dirty Drumz (Mello Music Group, USA)
Becoming Animal – A Distant Hand Lifted (Trost, Austria)
USA/Mexico – Laredo (Riot Season Records, UK / 12XU Records, USA)
Hidden Spheres – It Ain’t Easy (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Hank Carbo – Fox in a Mini Skirt (Rocafort Records, Spain)
Institute – Powerstation (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
L’Orange – Heaven Sent (self-release, USA)
James Heather – Last Minute Change of Heart (Ahead of Our Time, UK)

#125 – Gallops, Ramasandiran Somusundaram, Ibibio Sound Machine, Meursault

Our first show of 2017 shows that not all things change with time. Ten tracks of wonderful independent music, from the Bollywood-soaked garage punk of Doctors & Engineers to the experimental electronics of Blanck Mass, stopping off for an exclusive first play from the new Roger Robinson and Disrupt record, new Ty Segall, a new Kiki Hitomi and Dead Fader collaboration and much more.

Tracklisting
Gallops – Darkjewel (Blood & Biscuits, UK)
Ramasandiran Somusundaram – Electronic Heart (Cinedelic Records, Italy)
Tough Tits – Anxious (self-release, UK)
Ibibio Sound Machine – Give Me a Reason (Merge Records, USA)
Mai Mai Mai – Mustais (self-release, Italy)
Strictly Sound feat. Derrick Parker – Long Night (Cubiculo Records, Portugal)
Meursault – Klopfgeist (Song, By Toad Records, UK)
Basil Kirchin – Silicon Chip (Trunk Records, UK)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Bad Fuckin Times (Rad Cult, USA)
Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers – Liquid Love (Agogo Records, Germany)

#70 – Anna Meredith, The Comet is Coming, I Know I’m an Alien, Epirus Quartet

Weird electronic noises this week, with something very special from the complete unknown I Know I’m an Alien. We’ve got a 10-minute opener from Maserati, who played their first ever UK show last week. Also new reggae from Berlin’s iLLBiLLY HiTEC, extremely good glitchy sounds from Anna Meredith and some sublime jazz from Austin’s Epirus Quartet. Loads of more great sounds too, including drone from Belgium’s Aymeric de Tapol, cosmic jazz from The Comet is Coming, noise from Anna Von Hausswolff, folktronica reissue from Capital K, and some offcut electronic sounds from Tobacco’s band Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Tracklisting
Maserati – No Cave (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – The Chew (Rad Cult, USA)
I Know I’m an Alien – Being at Work = Being at School (self-release, UK)
iLLBiLLY HiTEC – Reggae Not Dead (Echo Beach, Germany)
Anna Meredith – R-Type (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Epirus Quartet – Never Right (Fair Weather Friends Records, Greece)
Capital K – Pillow (XL Recordings, UK)
The Comet is Coming – Do the Milky Way (The Leaf Label, UK)
Anna Von Hausswolff – Evocation (Universal Music GmbH, UK)
Aymeric de Tapol – Rayon Vert (Vlek, Belgium)