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#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)

#153 – Mamuthones, James Holden, Rob Mazurek, Pinkshinyultrablast

We’re now playing tracks that aren’t released until 2018. The new track from Italy’s Mamuthones is absolutely blinding and we cannot wait to get our hands on the full Rocket Recordings release. We have heavy metal, experimental violin music, the return of hip hop duo KMD, British hip hop, that Shit & Shine track we promised and all sorts of other goodies

Tracklisting
Mamuthones – The Wrong Side (Rocket Recordings, UK)
James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Pass Through the Fire (Border Community, UK)
Bisk – The Art of Raw (Blah Records, UK)
INTEGRITY – Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame (Relapse Records, USA)
Nadia Sirota – Letter D (Bedroom Community, Iceland)
Pinkshinyultrablast – Find Your Saint (Club AC30, UK)
Rob Mazurek – Arrival from a Distance (Astral Spirits, USA)
KMD – Crack in Time (Adult Swim, USA)
Omni – Equestrian (Trouble in Mind Records, USA)
Shit & Shine – Notified (Editions Mego, Austria)

#145 – Housewives, Mirrored Lips, Coby Sey, The Showfa

We’re back! After trips to Ibiza, Italy, and Glastonbury, we’re wallowing in a sea of spectacular independent music. From collage to disco, from experimental hip hop to forward-thinking dub, the Independent Music Podcast is back with a bang.

Tracklisting
The Dead Mauriacs – Beauté des Mirages (Discrepant, UK)
Merry – Sparrow Love (Scrimshire Edit) (Dubplate, UK)
Housewives – Excerpt 6 (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rer Repeter – Another Painful Version (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Coby Sey – All Change (Whities, UK)
Mirrored Lips – S&V (Cruel Nature Records, UK)
The Horrors – Machine (Wolf Tone, UK)
Queen Lean – No Effort (self-release, USA)
Sentidor – Ruínas (Ruins) (Sounds and Colours, UK)
The Showfa – Thankful (Excursions, UK)

#138 – Crème de Hassan, Praed, Danny T & Tradesman, Man from Uranus

A packed show this week takes us through African-influenced electronics to legendary Ethiopians, to hard rock and through digital dancehall. It’s a standard Independent Music Podcast episode – loads of varied, wonderful tunes, and plenty of questionable chatter

Tracklisting
Crème de Hassan – Touki Bouki / Krik Krak (Inversions Records, UK)
Hey Colossus – Experts Toll (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Pinkett – Da Pink (self-release, Taiwan)
Praed – Pyramids In The Sky (Annihaya Records, Lebanon)
Kollaps – You&I (Grade Ten International, UK)
Getatchew Mekuria – Shilela (Ethiopiques Series, Ethiopia)
Danny T & Tradesman (feat. Likkle Jordee) – Level the Vibe (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Man From Uranus – Cucumber Sword (Re-Alignment of Magnetic Dust, UK)
Jonas Reinhardt – Of Amunmose (Abstrakce Records, Spain)
Part Chimp – A Lil’ Bit O’ Justice (Rock Action Records, UK)

#135 – Jessica Moss, Vanishing Twin, Actress, Hampshire & Foat

The last week of the dynamic duo for the next fortnight brings a whole host of new goodies, including a Record Store Day Vanishing Twin release, gospel from the Como Mamas, the latest from the amazing mind of Shit & Shine as well as new slow disco, piano goodness, and dancehall.

Tracklisting
Vanishing Twin – Million Dollar Mermaid (Soundway Records, UK)
The Como Mamas – Move Upstairs (Daptone Records, USA)
Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel (Diagonal Records, UK)
Ant Orange – Big Lil’s (Karaoke Kalk, Germany)
Awate – Displaced (self-release, UK)
Jessica Moss – Glaciers I (pt 1) (Constellation Records, Canada)
Temple ov BBV – Butchers Tears (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Wrongtom Meets the Ragga Twins – Bacchanal (Tru-Thoughts Records, UK)
Actress – X22RME (Ninja Tune, UK)
Hampshire & Foat – End Song (Athens of the North, UK)

#132 – JJ Doom, Gnod, HÄRDA UT, Martin Rev

As we move ever closer to summer, let’s kick off this week with some shouty punk from Sweden. Elsewhere we have the usual mix of electronics, hiphop, and general experimentation you’d expect from your weekly dose of exciting independent music.

Tracklisting
HÄRDA UT – Gå På Stan (Adagio830 Records, Germany)
Forest Swords – The Highest Flood (Ninja Tune, UK)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – Bognya (Clap! Clap! Remix) (Wonderwheel Recordings, USA)
Oxbow – Cold and Well-lit Place (Hydra Head, USA)
Rene Costy – Right on the Nose (SDBAN Records, UK)
Martin Rev – Now (Atlas Realisations, UK)
JJ Doom – Guv’nor (BADBADNOTGOOD Version) (Lex Records, UK)
Gnod – Stick In the Wheel (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Rainbow Island – Gigi Rally (NO=FI Records, Italy)
Snapped Ankles – I Want My Minutes Back (The Leaf Label, UK)