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#231 – Girl Band, Cate le Bon, Plaid, CMPND, Mr Mitch

Sometimes we start the podcast with music to shake your body into action, other times we just assault your senses with experimental noise. This week it’s the turn of Girl Band to launch the podcast into your ears with six minutes of hefty post punk goodness. Elsewhere in the hour we have abstract Japanese music, UK hip hop, Pakistani Surti, New Zealand dancehall and the usual (and unusual) stops in between.

Tracklisting
Girl Band – Shoulderblades (Rough Trade Records, UK)
Seaketa – よい (yoi) (Chinabot, UK)
Plaid – Los (Warp, UK)
CMPND – Flight 370 (High Focus Records, UK)
Ustad Saami – God Is (Glitterbeat Records, Germany)
Hershel 36 – Unchartered (Lickety-Splat Music, UK)
Cate le Bon – Mother’s Mother’s Magazines (Mexican Summer, USA)
SK Simeon & Naram – Dem Wanna be my Friend (Red Robin Records, New Zealand)
Blanck Mass – House vs House (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Mr Mitch – Not Modular (Pressure, Germany)

Produced and Edited by Nick McCorriston. Hit him up for any and all audio work 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)

#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

#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)

#191 – Eartheater, Maarja Nuut, Astrosuka, Marissa Nadler

From twisted Russian-born, Argentina-based, Chinese music from Astrosuka through to the new one from Bella Union and Sacred Bones artist Marissa Nadler, this week’s podcast takes you through a wild exploration of delicate and twisted experimental music. We have the brutal, brilliant new Eartheater record, experimental Ghanaian afro funk, beautiful New Zealand dancehall and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
New Optimism – Jet Setters (Phantom Limb, UK)
Astrosuka – B3T (Genome 6.66Mbp, China / TRRUENO, Argentina)
Maarja Nuut & Ruum – Kiik Tahab Kindaid (130701 Records, UK)
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – The Message (Analog Africa, Germany)
Eartheater – MMXXX (ft. Moor Mother) (PAN Records, Germany)
Tomás Tello – Ekeko Mix: Sonidos Transporta Sueños (Sucata Tapes, UK)
Tippa Lee & Naram – Dancehall Ram Up (Red Robin Records, New Zealand)
Twenty-Three Hanging Trees – Palimpseste de Fréquences (Radio edit) (Where It’s At is Where You Are Records, UK)
Beachers – Random Soul Generator (Czaszka (rec.), UK)
Marissa Nadler – For My Crimes (Sacred Bones Records, USA / Bella Union, UK)

#186 – Jitwam, Low, Blawan, Lee Scratch Perry

A show that’s best described as ‘chill’ this week, as most of the music will have you woozy in the summer sun. Another description would be ‘symmetrical’ as it’s bookended by two dub tracks – the first from debutants Spiritual Rockers, and the final note from legend Lee Scratch Perry. In the middle we have a 14 minute opus from Low, electronic experimentation from Jako Maron on Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, thundering techno from Blawan, cocaine pop from Jitwam and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Spiritual Rockers – Fireland (Steppas Records, UK)
Crack Cloud – Swish Swash (self-release, Canada)
Jako Maron – Katangaz (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Low – Double Negative Triptych – “Quorum”, “Dancing and Blood” and “Fly” (Sub Pop, USA)
Jitwam – Desires (The Jazz Diaries, India)
Blawan – North (Ternesc, UK)
Astronauts, etc. – The Border (Company Records, USA)
Hilary Woods – Prodigal Dog (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
The Space Lady – Be Thankful For What You Got (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Lee Scratch Perry – Game of the Throne (Byrd Out, UK)

#158 – Geneva Jacuzzi, Les Filles de Illighadad, Shopping, Gökçen Kaynatan

Nonsense talk of travel gongs, bands with slideshows, and pop up vinyl ideas pepper this week’s show, we also have a whole host of amazing new music, including from Africa from Les Filles de Illighadad and Cyril Cyril, London from Not Waving, Shopping and Reginald Omas Mamode IV, and the US from Zola Jesus and Dear.

Tracklisting
Geneva Jacuzzi – Technophelia (Medical Records, USA)
Les Filles de Illighadad – Eghass Malan (Sahel Sounds, USA)
Not Waving – Where Are We (Diagonal Records, UK)
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Working (Five Easy Pieces, UK)
Shopping – The Hype (Fat Cat Records, UK)
Gökçen Kaynatan – Sihirbaz (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
Carla dal Forno – The Garden (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Cyril Cyril – Colosse de Rhodes (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
Zola Jesus – Exhumed (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Dear – Safe (self-release, USA)

#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)

#144 – Stand High Patrol, Marika Hackman, Dusty Mush, Moon Duo

Our last show before we take two weeks off for our summer holiday has jazz from Ireland alongside US psych from Moon Duo, garage from Howlin’ Banana Records’ Dusty Mush, the latest from Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes, the brilliant Stand High Patrol have a new track. We also have drone, electro, indie and a charity repress from Coil.

Tracklisting
Fixity – What Wrong (self-release, Ireland)
Moon Duo – Boppers Hat (Sacred Bones Records, USA)
Dusty Mush – Couch Potato (Howlin’ Banana Records, France, Stolen Body Records, UK)
Maisha – Africa (Jazz re:freshed, UK)
Bwax ft S kide – Baba Animata Natafuta Kiki (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Marika Hackman – Boyfriend (Sub Pop Records, USA)
Stand High Patrol – The Shift (Stand High Records, France)
Coil – A Cold Cell in Bangkok (Optimo Music, UK)
Dorcha – Two Steps (self-release, UK)
Sly & the Family Drone and Dead Neanderthals – Ghoul Whispers (Hominid Sounds Records, UK)

#123 – Roger Robinson & Disrupt, Ty Segall, Paper Hats, Blanck Mass

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
Doctors & Engineers – Karle Pyar Karle (Love Imperative) (self-release, USA)
Micall Parknsun – Practice (Boot Records, UK)
Paper Hats – Tana (self-release, Belgium)
Ty Segall – Orange Color Queen (Drag City, USA)
Shogun – Vulcan
Ekambi Brilliant – Aboki (Mon Copain) (Africa Seven, UK)
NoinoNoinoNoino – Wash Me Away (Caoutchou Records, Belgium)
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba Pt. 1 & 2 (Philophon, Germany)
Roger Robinson & Disrupt – Dog Heart City (Jahtari, Germany)
Blanck Mass – Please (Sacred Bones Records, USA)