Soft Healer

#100 – Our 100th episode spectacular!

For our 100th episode we’ve got a double length special episode for you. Twenty tracks that allow us to reminisce on some of the great music we’ve played on the podcast in years gone by, whilst looking at some of the music exciting us today. Over 100 episodes we’ve featured 1,500 independent artists and record labels, here’s to the next 100 episodes!

Tracklisting
Starkey – OK Luv (Instrumental) (Planet Mu, UK)
Kenny Graham & his Satellites – Chant (Trunk Records, UK)
Novelist – War (self-release, UK)
Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force ‎– Lamb Ji [Feat. Mbene Diatta Seck] (Ndagga Records, Germany)
Prince Jaabaal – Hailing Jah Jah (self-release, Trinidad and Tobago)
The Cold Seeds – The Perfume of Mexican Birds (Song, By Toad, UK)
Blawan – Getting Me Down (self-release, UK)
Jookabox – Don’t Go Phantom (Asthmatic Kitty Records, USA)
Sarathy Korwar – Mawra – Transcendence (Ninja Tune x Steve Reid Foundation, UK)
The Bug – Box ft. D Double E (Ninja Tune, UK)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Do My Best to Carry On (Mello Music Group, USA)
Salem – King Night (IAmSound Records, USA)
U.N. – Get it On (Prelude Records, USA)
Leona Anderson – Rats in my Room (Trunk Records, UK)
Woodpecker Wooliams – Sparrow (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
Two Fingers – Fools Rhythm (Big Dada, UK)
Soft Healer – Grand Isle (Monofonus Press, USA)
Soom T & Disrupt – Saved by a Ganja Leaf (Jahtari, Germany)
Solo Banton – Ganja is Good (self-release, UK)
Melt-Banana – Loop Nebula (Init Records, USA)

#61 – Teeth of the Sea, Clap! Clap!, Commodo Gantz Kahn, Soft Healer

We’re taking a break from our summer break this week – when’s there’s so much good music coming out, we just can’t resist the urge to bring it to you. We’ve got an amazing track from the new Teeth of the Sea album alongside new ones from Finnish jazz man Jimi Tenor’s collaboration with the UMO, Belgian rock side-project Faye Dunaways, Berlin drone rocker Sloath, Italian producer Clap! Clap! and the brilliant Tropic of Cancer.

Tracklisting
Soft Healer – End of the Chain (Monofonus Press, USA)
Commodo Gantz Kahn – Bitchcraft (Deep Medi Musik, UK)
Faye Dunaways – Monsieur Billy (Sacred Love Records, Belgium)
Sloath – Beard of Ra (Endless Records, UK)
Jimi Tenor and UMO – Ghost Warrior (Herakles Records, Finland)
Grupo Los Yoyi – Disco La Calle (Sofrito Specials, UK)
Red Fetish – The Immortals (Medical Records, USA)
Tropic of Cancer – Stop Suffering (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Clap! Clap! – Serendipity (Black Acre, UK)
Teeth of the Sea – Animal Manservant (Rocket Recordings, UK)

#35 – Burial, Soft Healer, Connan Mockasin, Matt Berry

This week’s podcast has perhaps the only online stream of the new Burial track that is the actual track rather than a radio rip, but away from the well known, we have the usual mix of obtuse, wonderful new independent releases. From an electronic track recorded before Elvis’ first number one to a side project of The Bug, to a nine minute psych-folk epic from Matt Berry, to Gareth’s favourite track of the year so far from Soft Healer, this week’s podcast is a superlative collection

Tracklisting
1.Giant Archaeopteryx – Bearsuit (Fortuna Pop!, UK)
2.Street Halo – Burial (Hyperdub, UK)
3.Wonderland – Black Chow (Jahtari, Germany)
4.Hyena – SNOWMAN (Trait Records, Australia)
5.Grande Isle – Soft Healer (Monofonus Press, USA)
6.Pet – Crewdson (Slowfoot Records, UK)
7.Robby, the Cook and 60 Gallons of Booze – Louis and Bebe Barron (Poppydisc, UK)
8.Reeling the Warmth – Kohwi (Black Tent Press, USA)
9.The Pheasant – Matt Berry (Acid Jazz, UK)
10.Solace – Halls (self-release, UK)
11.March Winds – Thomas Truax (Blang Records, UK)
12.Forever Dolphin Love – Connan Mockasin (Phantasy Sound, UK)

#17 – Forest Swords, Ty Segall, Soft Healer, Gablé (Gareth’s no speaking mix)

After Anthony’s electronic led mix last week, Gareth provides one completely different. Including a number of tracks released this week – including Forest Swords and Machinefabriek – his is somewhat more eerie, but no less amazing.

Tracklisting
1.Martin’s First Letter – Wisbey (Trunk Records, UK)
2.Rattling cage – Forest Swords (No Pain In Pop, UK)
3.Movie Light – Soft Healer (Captured Tracks, USA)
4.Whyyy – Gablé (LoAF, UK)
5.On The Wall – The Dragons (Ninja Tune, UK)
6.Breakthrough – The Funkees (Soundway, UK)
7.Psykick Dancehall – The Fall (Step-Forward Records, UK)
8.Girlfriend – Ty Segall (Goner Records, USA)
9.Hilary – Machinefabriek (self-release, Netherlands)
10.Martin’s Second Letter – Wisbey (Trunk Records, UK)

#14 – Soft Healer, Tobacco, Archie Bronson Outfit, Withered Hand

The 14th Independent Music Podcast has Gareth reminiscing about Austin, Texas and his discovery of the amazing Soft Healer in a car park. Their debut single is great and here on the podcast, along with Africa’s latest compilation, Tobacco, Department of Eagles, the second song written by incredible Italian artist Husband and much more

Tracklisting
1.Nine Circles – Twinkling Stars (Primary Records, Germany)
2.Movie Light – Soft Healer (Captured Tracks, USA)
3.Widow – Husband (self-release, Italy)
4.Breakthrough – The Funkees (Soundway, UK)
5.Slow motion – Panda Bear (Paw Tracks, USA)
6.Nunkulunba – Toba Seydou Traore (Yaala Yaala Records, USA)
7.Endless Summer – Still Corners (Sub Pop Records, USA)
8.Practice Room Sketch 2 – Department of Eagles (American Dust, USA)
9.Fresh Hex (feat. Beck) – Tobacco (Anticon, USA)
10.Skew – Deekie (Kennington Recordings, UK)
11.Hoola – Archie Bronson Outfit (Domino Recording Co., UK)
12.Isi Agboncha – The Semi-Colon (Soundway, UK)
13.Love in the Time of Ecstasy – Withered Hand (SL Records, UK)