Vlek

#172 – Shabaka Hutchings, Oneida, DOOM, Lawrence Le Doux

Back from our week of flu with a show jammed with the usual blend of wonky sounds and questionable chatter. Highlights this week include a cut from the Brownswood Recordings compilation of the sound of London’s jazz scene, ably illustrated by Shabaka Hutchings. We have the comeback of DOOM, featuring on the latest Dabrye record, bonkers French sounds from Zad Kokar, tribal noise from DJ Khalab, sublime electronics from Glasgow’s Cucina Povera and much more.

Tracklisting
Lawrence Le Doux – Tronf 424 “Tape no2” (Vlek, Belgium)
Oneida – All In Due Time (Joyful Noise Records, USA)
Shabaka Hutchings – Black Skin, Black Masks (Brownswood Recordings, UK)
Dabrye & DOOM – Lil Mufukuz (Ghostly International, USA)
OD Bongo – Mystère 20 (Serendip Lab, France)
Cucina Povera – Huhuilu (Night School Records, UK)
DJ Khalab – Zaire (On the Corner Records, UK)
Zad Kokar & Les Combi Beyaz – La Pire Denrée Du Monde (POUeT! Schallplatten, France / Urin Gargarism Records, France / Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu?, France / Indian Redhead, France / Animal Biscuit, France)
Stu Bangas – Lonnie Thompson (Brutal Music, USA)
MIEN – Black Habit (Rocket Recordings, UK)

#90 – Portishead, Brandt Brauer Frick, GAIKA, Family Atlantica

There’s nothing like completely transforming an Abba track for your first music in six years, but that’s what Portishead have done with SOS. We’ve also got self-released sounds from Map71 and GAIKA, alongside two new ones being released by the on-form Soundway Records – the mesmerising Family Atlantica and the acid folk of Vanishing Twin. Elsewhere we have new jazz from Sarathy Korwar through Ninja Tune, Belgian duo Tav Exotic via Vlek, DVA on Hyperdub, Brandt Brauer Frick on !K7, and Newcastle’s phonetic swear-filter avoiders KHÜNNT.

Tracklisting
GAIKA – BUTA ft Miss Red & Serocee (Mixpak, USA)
Family Atlantica – Okoroba (Soundway, UK)
KHÜNNT – Failures (Riot Season Records, UK)
Tav Exotic – Booty (Vlek, Belgium)
Sarathy Korwar – Indefinite Leave To Remain (Ninja Tune, UK)
Map71 – Body House (self-release, UK)
Portishead – SOS (self-release, UK)
DVA – Take it All (Hyperdub, UK)
Vanishing Twin – The Conservation Of Energy (Soundway, UK)
Brandt Brauer Frick – Holy Night (!K7, Germany)

#70 – Anna Meredith, The Comet is Coming, I Know I’m an Alien, Epirus Quartet

Weird electronic noises this week, with something very special from the complete unknown I Know I’m an Alien. We’ve got a 10-minute opener from Maserati, who played their first ever UK show last week. Also new reggae from Berlin’s iLLBiLLY HiTEC, extremely good glitchy sounds from Anna Meredith and some sublime jazz from Austin’s Epirus Quartet. Loads of more great sounds too, including drone from Belgium’s Aymeric de Tapol, cosmic jazz from The Comet is Coming, noise from Anna Von Hausswolff, folktronica reissue from Capital K, and some offcut electronic sounds from Tobacco’s band Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Tracklisting
Maserati – No Cave (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – The Chew (Rad Cult, USA)
I Know I’m an Alien – Being at Work = Being at School (self-release, UK)
iLLBiLLY HiTEC – Reggae Not Dead (Echo Beach, Germany)
Anna Meredith – R-Type (Moshi Moshi Records, UK)
Epirus Quartet – Never Right (Fair Weather Friends Records, Greece)
Capital K – Pillow (XL Recordings, UK)
The Comet is Coming – Do the Milky Way (The Leaf Label, UK)
Anna Von Hausswolff – Evocation (Universal Music GmbH, UK)
Aymeric de Tapol – Rayon Vert (Vlek, Belgium)