Upset the Rhythm

#198 – Giant Swan, Soap&Skin, E.M.M.A., JK Flesh, Guttersnipe

Back on normal duty this week, and what a selection we have: from the opening from the irrepressible Bristol duo Giant Swan through to “Leeds’ answer to Melt-Banana” in the closer from Guttersnipe. In between those delicious bookends we have a lot of tasty morsels, including the beautiful soundtrack from E.M.M.A., depression-busting sounds from Madagascar by Damily, the first record in five years from Austria’s Soap&Skin, delicate Mexican drone from Alejandro Morse, the new JK Flesh and a lot more

Tracklisting
Giant Swan – IANAH (Whities, UK)
Hen Ogledd – Problem Child (Weird World Recordings, UK)
E.M.M.A. – Liberty (Pastel Prism, UK)
Soap&Skin – Italy & (This is) Water (PIAS Recordings, UK)
Beans – Midnight (Hello L.A., France)
Damily – Malay Nama (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland)
JK Flesh – Genetics (Electric Deluxe, Netherlands)
Randall Dunn – Something About That Night (Figureight Records, USA)
Alejandro Morse – Farewell Twilight Bird (Umor Rex, Mexico)
Guttersnipe – Loaded From Vector Trap (Upset the Rhythm, UK)

#195 – The Necks, Kommerzklaus, Sauna Youth, Accü, Roy of the Ravers

From 111 year old whistling music to bang up-to-date Japanese dub, it’s fair to say that this week’s podcast is eclectic. We have a sample of the 56-minute opus from The Necks, experimental hiphop from Kommerzklaus, Tanzanian singeli from Bamba Pana, acid house from Roy of the Ravers, indie rock from Sauna Youth, extremely good Welsh pop from Accü and more.

Tracklisting
The Necks – Body (excerpt) (Northern Spy Records, USA)
Kommerzklaus – Being Lovesick at War (Prrrrrrr Records, Germany)
Al Vomano – Mayon – The Grave of Love (self-release, UK)
Bamba Pana – Agaba Kibati (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda)
Sauna Youth – Percentages (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Roy of the Ravers – Supremacy Royale (Acid Waxa, UK)
Nzamba & G36 – Vex (Pressure Records, Germany)
Alice J. Shaw – In Venice (Canary Records, USA)
Perhaps – The Number of the Priest (Riot Season Records, UK)
Accü – Am Sêr (Libertino Records, UK)

#179 – Kamasi Washington, Froe Char, Sleep, Mubashira Mataali Group

Some long epic tracks on pod 179. The return of Kamasi Washington with his kung fu jazz kicks us off in fine style, the welcome return of stoner rock pioneers Sleep also makes an appearance. Elsewhere there’s new techno from Froe Char, Ugandan percussion from Mubashira Mataali Group, a double barrel of Russian goodness from Mirrored Lips and The New Movement, Burmese field recordings, twisted dancehall and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury (Young Turks, UK)
Froe Char – Inside From City Captive (Medical Records, USA)
Sleep – Giza Butler (Third Man Records, USA)
Mubashira Mataali Group – Kulika Hijja (Welcome back from the Holy Pilgrimage) (Blip Discs, UK)
Za! – Ochate Zi Ô (The Audacious Art Experiment, UK)
Duppy Gun Productions – Miro Tape Side A (Love Di People / Mad) (Bokeh Versions, UK)
Mirrored Lips – Russian Cocaine (Alakir Records, Israel)
The New Movement – Neocortex Interruption (Version 3) (Post-Materialization Music, Russia)
Dog Chocolate – Tesco Flag (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Jesse Paul Miller – Maing Thauk Paya Monk / Monk on a Train from Thazi to Kalaw (self-release, USA)

#177 – Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, Lucchesi, Shortparis, Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek

You know you’re getting the party started when your podcast opens with an abstract 7-minute flute number, but the gorgeous new track from Cara Stacey and Camilo Ángeles demands attention. Elsewhere we have the wonderful new record from Jean Grae and Quelle Chris. Just because we’re not done with collaborations, we also have the spectacular Turkey-Swiss collaboration of Derya Yildirim and Grup Şimşek. We also have Russian synths with Shortparis, abstract experimentation from Me, Claudius, synth pop from Apostille and loads more.

Tracklisting
Cara Stacey & Camilo Ángeles – Stolenboosch (Kit Records, UK)
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – My Contribution to this Scam (Mello Music Group, USA)
Shortparis – Любовь (self-release, Russia)
Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek – Üç Kiz Bir Ana (Ironhand Records, Germany)
Jean-Marie Massou – Le Pêcheur d’islande (Vert Pituite La Belle, France)
Turbo Teeth – Big Troubles (Untitled 1, Greece)
Apostille – Feel Bad (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Keito – Lotus Root (Chinabot, UK)
Me, Claudius – Hold Your Shape, Church (Linear Obsessional Recordings, UK)
Lucchesi – Burro (Full Dose, UK)

#169 – Efrim Manuel Menuck, Anna von Hausswolff, ज़ितम सिहँ, Ben Frost

We’re back with our first podcast of 2018, and what better way to kick off than the exquisite jazz from Chicago’s avant-garde trumpeter Jaimie Branch? We also have cosmic soul from NYC-based, Indian musician ज़ितम सिहँ (Jitwam), the latest from Anna von Hausswolff, roots reggae from Ghana’s Y-Bayani And His Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Jaimie Branch – Theme 001 (International Anthem, USA)
ज़ितम सिहँ (Jitwam) – Alone (Cosmic Compositions, New Zealand)
Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra
Y-Bayani And His Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love – Rehwe Mie Enyim (Philophon, Germany)
Ben Frost – Eurydice’s Heel (Bedroom Community, Iceland)
Bingo Palace – Before 03 (Codek Records, USA)
Normil Hawaiians – British Warm (Upset the Rhythem, UK)
Xphone Tweeted Hatena – 028 (Pale Master, UK)
Curtis Roach – Stay Golden (self-release, USA)
Efrim Manuel Menuck – LxOxVx / Shelter in Place (Constellation Records, Canada)

#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)

#89 – Pye Corner Audio, Casual Nun, Gemma Ray, Dog Chocolate

It’s a week of lengthy musical explorations with a podcast clocking in at 80 minutes. We kick off with some great modern reggae sounds from Adam Prescott, and we’ve got new ones from Pye Corner Audio, Dog Chocolate, Necro Deathmort, Casual Nun, Gemma Ray, and a mammoth 14-minuter from Laniakea. There’s also a new one from Trost Records, rare 80s reggae from Groundation and a tribute to the late, beyond great Prince.

Tracklisting
Adam Prescott – Warrior (ft. Brother Culture) (Reggae Roast, UK)
Dog Chocolate – We Don’t Know (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Pye Corner Audio – Stream Four (Lapsus Records, Spain)
Necro Deathmort – Crux (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Groundation – Rebel (Reggae Archive Records, UK)
Casual Nun – Green Tea (Hominid Sounds, UK)
Gemma Ray – There Must be More Than This (Bronzerat, UK)
Laniakea – The Contagious Magick of the Superabundance (House of Mythology, UK)
Schlippenbach / Takase / DJ Illvibe / Lovens – Signals (Trost Records, Austria)
Prince – Sexy MF (Paisley Park, USA)

#69 – Independent Label Market London special

The Independent Label Market returns to London on 28 November. In anticipation Gareth and Anthony play tracks from some of the brilliant labels who will be selling their wares. From reggae in the form of Nice Up!, to Romanian prog from Strut via crazy Thai sounds from the Carvery and much more.

Tracklisting
Tala A.M. – Arabica (Africa Seven, UK)
Rodian GA – Citadelle (Strut Records, Germany)
Souleance – Hustle ft. VECT (First World Records, UK)
Waipod Petchsuphan – Ding Ding Dong (The Carvery, UK)
Bo Ningen – Henken (Stolen Recordings, UK)
Peepholes – Conversation (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Matt Berry & the Maypoles – The Pheasant (Live) (Acid Jazz Records, UK)
Orchestra of Spheres – Mind over Might (Fire Records, UK)
Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution – Hol Dem ft Gappy Ranks (Nice Up!, UK)
Shuya Okino – Still in Love (Mukatsuku, UK)

#68 – Ulver, Anthony Child, Mar Otra Vez, Dodmen

Surgeon has a new LP recorded in the Maui jungle under his own name that we preview this week. Alongside that we have new tracks from Tarana, Ulver, Julia Kent, and Oneohtrix Point Never.

Tracklisting
Tarana – A Fire of Flowers Grows Around Us (Wondermachine, Switzerland)
Anthony Child – All Around and Inside (Editions Mego, Germany)
Aaron Neville – Hercules (Soul Jazz, UK)
Zarelli – Blaze (ft. Leonard Nimoy) (Bronzerat, UK)
Mar Otra Vez – He (Grabaciones Accidentales, Spain)
Julia Kent – Flag of no Country (The Leaf Label, UK)
Ulver – Cromagnosis (House of Mythology, UK)
Sauna Youth – The Bridge (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Sticky Drama (Warp Records, UK)
Dodmen – Alice (Extreme Ultimate, UK)

#64 – Tortoise, Meridian Brothers, The Wharves, Alien Dread

The first track in six years from post-rock pioneers Tortoise kicks off this week’s podcast. Some more new music from Colombia’s Meridian Brothers, house from Medlar, techno from Scalameriya & VSK, dub from Devon’s Alien Dread, plus a new compilation of Radiophonic music, afro-disco and art house ambience.

Tracklisting
Tortoise – Gesceap (Thrill Jockey, USA)
John Baker – The Ice Cream Man (cue 18A) (Buried Treasure Records, UK)
The Wharves – Naz (Upset the Rhythm, UK)
Meridian Brothers – Vertigo (Soundway, UK)
Medlar – Loon (Wolf Music Recordings, UK)
Scalameriya & VSK – Codex (Power Vacuum, UK)
Rob St John – Branch Line (Random Spectacular, UK)
Alien Dread – La Loi Du Milieu (hornz dub) (Iron Sound, UK)
Maserati – End of Man (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)
Jo Bisso – Give it Up (Africa Seven, UK)