Rocket Recordings

#197 – Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Pisitakun, Orchestra of Spheres, Uwalmassa, Jun Kamoda

Recorded live at Milhões de Festa, this week’s show has the usual blend of excellent new music from the farthest reaches of experimental sounds. The idyllic setting is matched by the new track from New Zealand’s Orchestra of Spheres, less so than the morbid techno of Thailand’s Pisitakun. Elsewhere we have new hiphop from Queens D.Light, the new one from our favourite swines Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Indonesian experimentation and the first track from the long-awaited Jun Kamoda LP

Tracklisting
Orchestra of Spheres – Koudede (Fire Records, UK)
Pisitakun – SOSLEEP01 (Chinabot, UK)
Magnétophonique – Bon Voyage (Not Not Fun, USA)
Queens D.Light – Flavor of Green (self-release, USA)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – GNT (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Uwalmassa – Untitled 02 (Linear Perspective, Indonesia)
Graham Massey & Umut Çağlar – Appian (Samarbeta, UK)
Angels Die Hard – Tears of the Cobra (Jesus Factory Records, UK)
HHY & The Macumbas – Wilderness of Glass (House of Mythology, UK)
Jun Kamoda – Nightmare Club (Black Acre Records, 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)

#188 – Pram, Flowdan, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Modeselektor

A real pick n mixture for podcast 188. Metal from KEN Mode, new material from rock heroes Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, grime from Skeng legend Flowdan, and dubs, abstract electronics, the long-awaited return of Pram and loads more.

Tracklisting
KEN Mode – Feathers & Lips (Seasons of Mist, France)
Jay Glass Dubs – The Safest Dub (Berceuse Heroique, France)
Modeselektor – Kalif Storch (Ninja Tune, UK / Monkeytown Records, Germany)
John Bence – Kill (Grooming Records, UK)
Pram – Shimmer and Disappear (Domino Record Co., UK)
Flowdan – Bodybag (Tru Thoughts, UK)
Bad Tracking – Clanger (FuckPunk, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Cake of Light (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Butsenzeller – Half A Century (Jezus Factory Records, UK)
Veins Full of Static – Any of Us (Disintegration State, UK)

#180 – MZ.412, WaqWaq Kingdom, Tasos Stamou, Lay Llamas

This week’s pod has Gareth and Anthony in fine fettle. Lengthy tracks from Sudanese tambour artist Abu Obaida Hassan, Earth legend Dylan Carlson, and London jazz staple Emanative punctuate a show full of dark doom, Estonian synth pop, blistering Lithuanian techno, crete experimentation, and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – Qamar Al Massa (Moon of the Night) (Ostinato Records, USA)
Dylan Carlson – Conquistador (Sargent House, USA)
Dreems – Shark Water (Le Temps Perdu, Lithuania)
WaqWaq Kingdom – Sugar Pills (Jahtari, Germany)
Tasos Stamou – Vasiliki (Discrepant Records, UK)
Mari Kalkun – Keelega​-​Meelega (Nordic Notes, Germany)
Regret – Orange (Crash Symbols, USA)
Lay Llamas – Holy Worms (Rocket Recordings, UK)
MZ.412 – Ulvens Broder (Cold Spring, UK)
Emanative – Planet B (Nutriot Recordings, Austria)

#176 – The Bug & Burial, Low Jack, Léah Lazonick, Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar

After our holidays we’re back (for good). We’ve got a whole host of goodies for you, including the collaboration made in heaven between dubstep and grime pioneers The Bug and Burial. We have Indian music from Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, Ugandan sounds from Jora MC and Congo’s Kongoloko, more Congolese music from Mushapata, the epic new Gnod track, soundtrack music from New York’s Léah Lazonick, a change in direction from Future of the Left and mclusky’s Falco’s side project Christian Fitness, mutant futurism from Low Jack, and more.

Tracklisting
Christian Fitness – Kill the Bored (self-release, UK)
The Ex – Soon All Cities (self-release, Netherlands)
Low Jack – Robert (Editions Gravats, France)
Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Raga Abhogi (excerpt)(Ideological Organ, France)
Kongoloko & Jora MC – C’est la Vie (Uganda, self-release)
Daphne Tunes – In Your Eyes (Two Moons Tapes, USA)
Mushapata – Muanago Yé-Yé (Akuphone Records, France)
The Bug & Burial – Shrine (Pressure, UK)
Léah Lazonick – Movimento I Luna Scura (Kingdoms Records, USA)
Gnod – Donovan’s Daughter’s (Rocket Recordings, UK)

#173 – Manami Matsumae, German Army, UKAEA, Game Show

This week we stretch out into the far reaches of electronic music, including a sublime piece of work from Indonesian artist Uwalmassa, game soundtrack art from Manami Matsumae, and drones from South Carolina’s German Army. We also have Romanian psych from Rodion G.A., the best rock record of 2018 from Anthroprophh, acid techno from UKAEA and loads more.

Tracklisting
Miracle – Light Mind (Relapse Records, USA)
Uwalmassa – Untitled 01 (DIVISI62, Indonesia)
Manami Matsumae – The Final Showdown (Brain Wave Productions, Japan)
Game Show – Metriculation (Impossible Ark Records, UK)
Anthroprophh – Dead Inside (Rocket Recordings, UK)
German Army – All Is A Question – Insurrection – Crisis of Memory (Discrepant, UK)
UKAEA – The Rake, The Loam (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
Expo 70 – Totality Wormhole (God Unknown Records, UK)
Richard Youngs/ Alasdair Roberts (feat. Donald WG Lindsay) – Kinning Park (Fourth Dimension Records, UK)
Rodion G.A. – Ore (Inversions Records, 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)

#168 – Best of 2017 (part three)

The final show of 2017 showcases just how fantastic the year has been for UK labels. Nine of the final ten tracks of our best of are from UK record labels, covering rock, metal, italo-disco, jazz, dub, techno and a whole host of good stuff. We also have Japanese afrobeat just to mix it up. Thank you to all our listeners for a great year, we’ll be back early in 2018.

Tracklisting
Jane Weaver – The Architect (Fire Records, UK)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Emanative – Omnious Shanti (self-release, UK)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Sweet Relief (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wilted Woman – Heating Problem (Alien Jams, UK)
Snapped Ankles – Hanging With the Moon (The Leaf Label, UK)
Ajate – Taiwasho (180g, France)
Slabdragger – Muffin Man (Holy Roar Records, UK)
Rer Repeter – Suddenly The Lights Went Out (featuring Finna) (Bokeh Versions, UK)

#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)

#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)