Rocket Recordings

#243 – Bonnacons of Doom, Ben Vince & Jacob Samuel, Satanique Samba Trio, Gut Fauna, Trupa Trupa

On the show this week we have the new collaboration between podcast favourites Charles Hayward Laura Cannell, Andre Bosman and Ex Easter Island Head. We have abstract madness from Brazil, punk from Ukraine, the latest from Poland’s Trupa Trupa and a lot more.

Tracklisting
Bonnacons of Doom – ESUS (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Satanique Samba Trio – Badtriptronics #09 (Rebel Up! Records, Belgium)
Whistling Arrow – Forking Paths (feat. Charles Hayward, Laura Cannell, Andre Bosman, Ex Easter Island Head) (God Unknown Records, UK)
Gut Fauna – Crisis Actor (Ingrown Records, USA)
Yao Bobby & Simon Grab – Diamonds (Lava Lava Records, UK)
Pletnev – Hope They Won’t Come Back (Lion’s Drums Remix) (Le Temps Perdu, Germany)
Trupa Trupa – Mangle (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
Chillera – Pro Fun (Muscut, Ukraine)
Ben Vince & Jacob Samuel – Fig 3 (First Terrace Records, UK)
Diarmuid J Kennedy – The Brokenheart (self-release, Ireland)

Produced and Edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#236 – Petbrick, Moonbow, King Ayisoba, Qujaku, Floating Spectrum

We return this week with the welcoming noise from the debut Petbrick LP, whose album we’ve been looking forward to since their blinding EP on Closed Casket last year. Elsewhere we have forward-looking Finnish jazz, kologo power from Ghana Turkish disco edits, Somali-Canadian hiphop, Japanese psych and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Petbrick – Horse (Rocket Recordings, UK / Closed Casket, USA)
King Ayisoba – Batakari Africa – feat. Atongo Zimba, Wiyaala & Big Gad (Makkum Records, Netherlands)
Petter Eldh / Koma Saxo – Port Koma (We Jazz Records, Finland)
Reece Thomas – Rustling of Reefs on the Sunshine (Alocasia Garden, UK)
Arşivplak – Seker Oglan (self-release, UK)
Igor Wakhévitch – Materia-Prima (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
OBUXUM – Black Girls Flying (URBNET Records, Canada)
Floating Spectrum – The Early Green Outburst (Temporary Residence, USA)
Moonbow – BNND WDTH (West Friends, UK)
Qujaku – In Neutral (So I Buried Records, UK)

Produced and Edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#232 – FFSYTHO, Collocutor, The Utopia Strong, Mariee Sioux, Solo Banton & Macka B

Gnarly bible stories and more on the podcast this week. Whether it’s questionable theology, hot off the press grime or something in between that you’re after, this week will deliver for you.

We’ve got the best new jazz from London and Norway, Japanese experimental music, delightful folk, Reading reggae, Greek gabba and a whole heap more.

Tracklisting
FFSYTHO – Bop Through Ya Manor (prod. Filthy Gears) (self-release, UK)
Collocutor – The Angry One (On the Corner Records, UK)
Mountain / Full Edition – ある行為を犯罪と評価するための条件(Conspiracy) (Natural Sciences, UK)
Fire! Orchestra – Blue Crystal Fire (Rune Grammofon, Norway)
Service Animal – Core Of Reality (Death of Rave, UK)
Mariee Sioux – Black Snakes (Night Bloom Records, USA)
Mikado Koko – Fukagawa Bushi (Akuphone, France)
The Austerity Program – Isaiah 63:2-6 (Controlled Burn Records, USA)
Solo Banton & Macka B – Edutainment (Reality Shock Records, UK)
The Utopia Strong – Brainsurgeons 3 (Rocket Recordings, UK)

Produced and Edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#222 – Laura Cannell, UKAEA, Gnoomes, Rōnin Arkestra, Sikka Rymes

The brilliant Metro Crowd LP on Maple Death Records is a journey in its own right, and its opening track – a dubby, abstract corker – kicks us on our own journey this week. It’s a trip that takes in forward-looking techno, French dancehall, twisted LA dubs, Irish jazz, experimental violinists and Russian punk.

Tracklisting
Metro Crowd – Gas in a Wagon (Maple Death Records, UK)
UKAEA – Shivering Dancer (self-release, UK)
Polypores – Rapt (Front & Follow, UK)
Mr. Zèbre feat. Lisa Dainjah – Tell Myself RUFF MIX1 (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Laura Cannell – Untethered (Brawl Records, UK)
Sikka Rymes & Duppy Gun Productions – Love Di People (ft. John D) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Fixity – Becoming an Earthworm (Penske Recordings, Ireland)
Taupe – Get The Keys (self-release, UK)
Gnoomes – Sword in the Stone (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rōnin Arkestra – Redeye Reprisal (Alberts Favourites, UK)

Produced and Edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work at nickamc.com and follow him on Twitter @nickamc

#219 – HAAi, Merlin Nova, Centrum, Bajram Bili, Jatinder Singh Durhailay & Suren Seneviratne

There are a few sound issues in this week’s show due to technical issues… sorry about that!

Another week with slow, contemplative, exquisite sounds from across the globe. It all starts with Moroccan field recordings spliced into excellent techno, we have Japanese experiments, drones about water heating appliances and a whole lot more

Tracklisting
HAAi – It’s Something We Can All Learn From (self-release, UK)
Jatinder Singh Durhailay & Suren Seneviratne – Petit Oiseau (Poetic Pastel Press, UK)
Takahiro Mukai – #212 (Cruel Nature Recordings, UK)
M. Aviz – Londres (Favela Discos, Portugal)
Merlin Nova – Boiler & I (self-release, UK)
Centrum – Stjärnor (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Bajram Bili – No Fugue (Lumière Noire, France)
Mecánica Popular – Estridentismo (Rub-a-Dub, UK)
Mattias Gustafsson – 4th movement: Allt som andades har tystnat (B.A.A.D.M., Belgium)
Roméo Poirier & Lars Haga Raavand – Kystwerk (Kit Records, UK)

#217 – Theon Cross, L’orgasme Masochiste, Pye Corner Audio, Black Chama, Matmos

After the mellow nature of last week’s podcast, this week we’ve dug out a bit more of the nasty. Not least some cracking synth-led sounds from Serbia, Uruguay, and Israel. We also have new ones from old favourites Pye Corner Audio and Matmos amongst tuba toting Theon Cross, Indonesian house and loads more.

Tracklisting
Stevie Whisper – The Crying Wolf (YES, Serbia)
Mark Pritchard – Come Let Us (Warp Records, UK)
Black Chama – God of Chama (Raash Records, Israel)
Matmos – Plastic Anniversary (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Somesurprises – What Makes (Crash Symbols Records, USA)
Theon Cross – The Offerings (Gearbox Records, UK)
L’orgasme Masochiste – Electrocutofilia (self-release, Uruguay)
Pye Corner Audio – Hollow Earth (Ghost Box, UK)
Artificial – Adios Amigo (Aditya Permana Deeper Version) (Talking Machine, Indonesia)
Paisel – Satellite (Rocket Recordings, UK)

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

#212 – Fat White Family, hmurd, Teeth of the Sea, Rozi Plain, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right

After Anthony’s time in Guatemala the team is back together with a brand new show. He’s arrived with the sounds of Belize in his ears after he snuck across the Central American border to have a little dance.

A bit closer to home, we have ambient drones from Statski and Left Hand Cuts Off The Right, we’ve got indie sounds from This Is The Kit bassist Rozi Plain, some trumpet experimentation from psych stalwarts Teeth of the Sea, some brilliant Fat White Family absurdity and more.

Tracklisting
Fat White Family – Feet (Domino Recording Co., UK)
YUBIK – Hey (Shango Records, Greece)
Montague Armstrong – Flimwell Lights (Linear Obsessional, UK)
The Idealist – Inner Space Dub (Höga Nord Rekords, Sweden)
Teeth of the Sea – Hiraeth (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rozi Plain – Symmetrical (Memphis Industries, UK)
Statski – Blood Dances (LR2, UK)
hmurd – Shepard’s Delight (TT, UK)
The Garifuna Collective – Mongulu (Stonetree Records, Belize)
Left Hand Cuts Off The Right – Purge (Fractal Meat Cuts, UK)

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)

#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.

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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)

#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