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#192 – Tim Hecker, Mars89, Paul Frick, Sealionwoman

This week’s show has a lot of psych in it. From the opening riffs of Japanese band Kikagaku Moyo through to metal psych of Kurokuma, there’s a lot of tasty colours on show here. Also from Japan we have gqom-inspired bass music from Mars89, there’s some detective jazz out of Salford with The Crime Scene Ensemble, stunning avant-garde folk from Sealionwoman, and a gorgeous ending from Alexander Tucker.

Tracklisting
Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 – Gatherings (Guruguru Brain, Netherlands)
Tim Hecker – This Life (Kranky, USA)
Mars89 – Run To Mall (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Sealionwoman – Call (Antigen Records, UK)
Paul Frick – Great Song Title 9 (Apollo Records, UK)
Free Love – July (Full Ashram, UK)
Kurokuma – Dope Rider pt. 1 (Doom Stew Records, UK)
The Crime Scene Ensemble – Act 2, Scene 2: Harold’s Diner; A 3.30am Special (Samarbeta, UK)
LWW – DTE (The Leaf Label, UK)
Alexander Tucker – Visiting Again (Thrill Jockey Records, USA)

#190 – Jlin, Warmduscher, Mighty Lord Deathman, Big Lad

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This week’s show brings you the unbelievable new collaboration between Jlin and Wayne McGregor’s contemporary choreography show ‘Autobiography’, we also have experimental folk from Germany, rock noise, smooth hip hop and a whole lotta exploratory electronic sounds.

Tracklisting
Warmduscher – I Got Friends (The Leaf Label, UK)
Thomas Ragsdale – Needles of Stone (self-release, UK)
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK)
Sourdure – L’Escribòta (Les Disques du Festival Permanent, France)
Nogood Luna – Broken Winged Dove (self-release, Germany)
Big Lad – Ricky Balboa (Box Records, UK)
SWARVY – No Evils (feat. Nelson Bandela) (Paxico Records, USA)
A Stone A – Garaji Mesin (Syrphe, Germany)
Nathan Micay – First Casualty (Whities, UK)
Mighty Lord Deathman – Jonah (Hominid Sounds, UK)

Raw Power Festival 2018 special

Gareth is away this week, so instead of a usual show we’re featuring ten artists on the bill at this year’s Raw Power Festival.

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Tracklisting
Circle – Terminal (Southern Lord Recordings)
Zombie Zombie – L’esprit du cimetiere, pt.2 – Theme principal (Versatile Records, France)
GHOLD – Nothing Dreamt (Crypt Of The Wizard Records, UK)
Slowcoaches – Complex (Leisure & District, UK)
Cocaine Piss – Pinacolalove (Hypertension Records, Belgium)
Father Murphy – A Purpose (Flenser Records, USA)
No Spill Blood – Back to the Earth (Sargent House, USA)
Snapped Ankles – Hanging With the Moon (The Leaf Label, UK)
Godflesh – Mirror of Finite Light (Avalanche Recordings, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Русский Кокаин (Alakir Records, Israel)

#170 – Venetian Snares, Solo Banton, Chris Carter, Leslie Winer and Jay Glass Dubs

Old favourites and some new ones this week as Canadian breakcore stalwart Venetian Snares returns with a new record of glitchy beats and elongated track titles. We also have a debut release from Paper Dollhouse and the latest in the monthly series from Moscow avantgarde quintet Сольвычегодск

Tracklisting
Warmduscher – Big Wilma (The Leaf Label, UK)
Chris Carter – Blissters (Mute Records, UK)
Solo Banton – Super Lyrics (Reality Shock Records, UK)
Paper Dollhouse – Haze (MoonDome, UK)
Сольвычегодск – Ко мне (self-release, Russia)
UUUU – Verlagerung, Verlagerung, Verlagerung (Editions Mego, Austria)
Leslie Winer and Jay Glass Dubs – Woodshedded (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Golden Retriever – Thread of Light (Thrill Jockey, USA)
Bisk – Neo-noir (self-release, UK)
Venetian Snares – The Shriek She Made When She Died Was Erased By The Sound of Lightning (Mute Song, 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)

#151 – Liars, Pikacyu-Makoto, Snapped Ankles, Beta Evers

On this week’s show we have a few highlights from Supernormal Festival, with a new release from Afirampo-Acid Mothers Temple collaboration Pikacyu-Makoto and an excellent track from Leeds’ Beards. Elsewhere we have synthwave from Beta Evers, noisy electronics from Liars, the latest from new podcast favourites Snapped Ankles and lots more.

Tracklisting
Liars – Coins in My Caged Fist (Mute Records, USA)
Beta Evers – Hidden (Peripheral Minimal, UK)
Andy Citawarman – A Simple Man (self-release, UK)
Pikacyu-Makoto – Funifunikonefuni (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Snapped Ankles – Hanging With The Moon (The Leaf Label, UK)
Lovely Wife – Ting (Cruel Nature Recordings, UK)
Beards – Calipers (Ouse Records, UK)
Matt Wellins – Bordeaux (Orange Milk Records, USA)
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa – Zaaab (7EP, Japan / Thrill Jockey, USA)
Portico Quarter – A Luminous Beam (Gondwana Records, UK)

#139 – Flamingods, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Lil Pump, Wren

Fairly vocal heavy on the Independent Music Podcast this week, with exceptional cuts of Trap, Dancehall and Hiphop colliding against free and future jazz, psych, modern classical, proto punk and all sorts of good stuff.

Tracklisting
Flamingods – Mixed Blessings (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Lil Pump – Flex Like Ouu (prod. Danny Wolf & Ronny J) (Lyfetime Ent & Media, USA)
Wren – The Herd (Holy Roar, UK)
Leo Samson & Shumba Youth – Check it Out (Reggae Roast, UK)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Andata (Editions Milan Music, USA)
Lando Chill – Break Them Shackles (Mello Music Group, USA)
Snapped Ankles – Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin (The Leaf Label, UK)
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – let gO Of my egO (Father / Daughter Records, USA / Sooper Records, USA)
Forest Swords – Panic (Ninja Tune, UK)
Stefan Wesolowski – Frame II (Ici d’Ailleurs, France)

#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)

#128 – Danny T & Tradesman, The Comet is Coming, Jay Glass Dubs, Part Chimp

Why does Gareth drink skimmed milk? Only the most pertinent questions are getting answered on this week’s show. Fortunately we’ve managed to squeeze in the usual ten tracks of brand new independent goodness, including digidub from Leeds, three different French labels producing exceptional electronic music, UK grown electronics from Not Waving, heavy dubs and a new record from The Comet is Coming

Tracklisting
Danny T & Tradesman feat Sir Wilson – Bring it Come (Pure Niceness Records, France)
Matt Jencik – Relaxers (Hands in the Dark Records, France)
Ill Camille – Home feat. Damani Nkosi (Jakarta Records, Germany)
Part Chimp – Namekuji (Rock Action Records, UK)
Scorpion Violente – The Knife (Bruit Direct Disques, France)
Not Waving – Too Many Freaks (Ecstatic Recordings, UK)
Room Thirteen – Crushed Velour (Elestial Sound, USA)
The Comet is Coming – March of the Rising Sun (The Leaf Label, UK)
Jay Glass Dubs – Dislocated Dub (The Tapeworm, UK)
Rouicha Mohamed – Instrumental Musical Masterpieces (Moroccan Tape Stash)

#121 – Our Best of 2016 (pt.3)

2016 has been a horrible year for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes you do forget that this is the year that we heard some incredible music. Whether it’s that random tape from Gainstage back in March, or that Egyptian supergroup the Dwarfs of East Agouza, or whether its the latest from mind-blowing Lewisham grime group The Square, or whether it’s one of the other seven tracks we have on this look back at some of our favourites from a year we’re all hoping to put to bed soon… Thanks so much for listening this year, we wouldn’t be anything without you x

Tracklisting
The Comet is Coming – Star Furnace (The Leaf Label, UK)
Swindle ft. D Double E – Lemon Trees (Butterz, UK)
Za! – Badulake (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Gainstage – RGB Sun (Portals Editions, Germany)
The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Museum of Stranglers (Part I) (Nawa Recordings, UK)
The Square – Defeat Us (No Hats No Hoods, UK)
Bruxa Maria – Human Condition (Extreme Ultimate Recordings, UK)
G.H. – Yorkshire Fog (Modern Love, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Bismillah (Ninja Tune, UK)
Aidan Moffat – I’m a Rover (Kiss My Beard Productions, UK)