The Heliocentrics

#137 – Heliocentrics, Tamil Rogeon, Ghostpoet, Christian Fitness

Anthony’s back this week and what does he have for you? Oh yeah, a 13-minute long slab of Japanese psych from the mesmerising Qujaku. If you get through that opening we’ve got gifts galore, including a stunning new concept record from Australia’s Tamil Rogeon, 19th century piano music from Latvia, mclusky and Future of the Left frontman Falko’s latest as Christian Fitness, Orlando Julius and Gaslamp Killer pals Heliocentrics, ex-Pan Sonic member I-LP-O in Dub, delicate guitar music from Dean McPhee, less delicate hardcore shounds from Odio, a new one from Mercury-nominated Ghostpoet, and a Fleetwood Mac edit from London duo Psychemagik.

Tracklisting
Qujaku – Gyakushi (So I Buried Records, UK)
Tamil Rogeon – Jealousy (feat. Raashan Ahmad) (Heard and Felt Records, Australia)
Komitas Vardapet – Shushiki (Makkum Records, Netherlands)
Christian Fitness – Family Courts (self-release, UK)
Heliocentrics – The Sunshine Makers (Soundway Records, UK)
I-LP-O in Dub – Invisble Hand (Editions Mego, Austria)
Ghostpoet – Immigrant Boogie (self-release, UK)
Odio – Fingers (Agipunk Records, USA)
Dean McPhee – Altar Rock (Sonido Polifonico, UK)
Psychemagik – Dreams (self-release, UK)

#65 – Dead Albatross Music Prize Special

The Dead Albatross Music Prize is the sensible alternative to the Mercury – truly forward-thinking, interesting British records where the labels don’t need to pay to enter. Voted for by music aficionados across the country, the prize highlights 25 exceptional records from all genres. Gareth and Anthony pick ten of the records for this week’s show.

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Tracklisting
Roger Robinson – Dis Side ah Town (Jahtari, Germany)
Liberez – Grateful Family (Night School Records, UK)
Orlando Julius and the Heliocentrics – Aseni (Strut Records, UK)
LV & Joshua Idehen – New Pen (Keysound Recordings, UK)
Annabel (lee) – Believe (Ninja Tune / IF Music, UK)
Cut Hands – The Claw (Blackest Ever Black, UK)
Nottingham Jazz Orchestra – Sixes and Sevens (Jazzman Records, UK)
Laura Cannell – All the Land Ablaze (Front and Follow, UK)
Sarpanitum – I Defy for I am Free (Willowtip, USA)
Michael Valentine West – Kim M (Ana Ott, Germany)

#43 – Selvhenter, The Heliocentrics, Hirvikolari, Proxima

More new music for your ears this week. We have two unreleased tracks – one from Teeth of the Sea side project Hirvikolari and another from Eyes and No Eyes’ Tristram Bawtree – we also have new ones from the legendary noise act Lightning Bolt and a hip hop collaboration between L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae. We’ve got a reworking of a rare Yves Simon track from brilliant British duo Psychemagik alongside recent releases from dubstep producer Proxima, Danish band Selvhenter as well as London jazz band The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles. Throw into that a rare track from Osibisa and The Funkees man Jake Sollo and “the best track you’ll ever hear” from Indian prog flute maverick Ramasandiran Somusundaram and it’s a jam-packed hour.

Tracklisting
1.Golden Boy – Selvhenter (Eget Værelse, Denmark)
2.Father Time, Mother Nature – Jake Sollo (Africa Seven, UK)
3.On The Edge Of Maybe Breaking Things – Shevek (self-release, UK)
4.Blue Mist – The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles (Now Again Records, USA)
5.The Cavern – The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles (Now Again Records, USA)
6.Taken by the Night – L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae (Mello Music Group, USA)
7.Pressurized (feat. P Money) – Proxima (Tempa Recordings, UK)
8.Live at the Redchurch Brewery – Hirvikolari (self-release, UK)
9.The Metal East – Lightning Bolt (Thrill Jockey, USA)
10.Electronic Heart – Ramasandiran Somusundaram (Leng Records, UK)
11.Au Pays des Merveilles de Juliet (Psychemagik Tour de Force Remix) – Yves Simon (Leng Records, UK)