Independent Music Podcast
A weekly show that brings you ten new tracks from artists from across the world. We cover every genre conceivable, from abstract techno, mutated dancehall, dark metal to Chinese bin lid music or something else - if it's recorded outside of the major label system, we're up for playing it.
You'll find music you love, music you don't understand, and music that'll change your life.
The spiritual woozy psychedelia of Milan’s Al Doum and the Faryds gets us underway this week as we welcome longer nights with exceptional atmospheric music from all corners. No track encompasses that greater than the wonderful new Jessica Moss track on Constellation – it’s one to put the headphones on for, as is the stunner from Canadian compatriot Tanya Tagaq, whose line in award-winning throat singing never fails to mesmerise and entrance in equal measure. Elsewhere this week, there’s hyper atmospheric music from Tristan Arp and Futoshi Moriyama 森山ふと contrasting with experimental club bangers from Klahrk and Grove, with Uruguayan folk, and a welcome return to Gorge music rounding off some of this show’s highlights. Tracklisting Al Doum and the Faryds – One With Nature (Black Sweat Records, Italy) Tanya Tagaq – Colonizer (Six Shooter Records, Canada) Tristan Arp – Foraging Music (Wisdom Teeth, UK) Jessica Moss – Distortion Harbour (Constellation Records, Canada) Y.a.M.A – RED 2 (GORGE.IN, Japan) Klahrk – Send It!! (SFX, Germany) Zapatillas – El Río Vacío (Chape Records, Uruguay) Grove – Skin2Skin (Bokeh Versions, UK) Futoshi Moriyama 森山ふとし – くろ (Kuro) (EM Records, Japan) NONEXISTENT – UNTITLED 3 (Downwards, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. This week’s episode is sponsored by The state51 Conspiracy, a creative hub for music. Head to state51.com to find releases by JK Flesh vs Gnod, Steve Jansen, MrUnderwSood, Wire, Ghost Box, Lo Recordings, Subtext Records and many more
1 hr 3 min
“Hmm, what’s that smell?” Well it’s another Independent Music Podcast, which kicks off this week with The Smell of Metal – the latest cold wave banger coming out of the Mannequin Records stable over in Germany. If you peel back the layers, you’ll find a whole heap of special music on this episode: we have more bangers in the shape of Lisbon’s Tia Maria Produções and Brighton’s K-LONE, we have abrasive rock from Leeds’ Thank, stunning dance floor appealing jazz from Lara Jones, stripped back acoustic music from Senyawa, the darkest, most beautiful music from Keeley Forsyth and much more. Tracklisting L.F.T. – Smell Of Metal (Mannequin Records, Germany) Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin – L’s feat. Fousheé (prod. Ohbliv) (Lex Records, UK) Keeley Forsyth – Bring Me Water (The Leaf Label, UK) Tia Maria Produções – Ele é bom (Príncipe, Portugal) Thank – Good Boy (Box Records, UK) Senyawa – Alkisah II (Versi Balada) (self-release, Indonesia) Max Corbacho – Action XVII (Pharmafabrik, Slovenia) K-LONE – Deluxe (Wisdom Teeth, UK) Lara Jones – Upside Down (No Such Thing Records, UK) Jacqueline Taïeb – 7 Heures Du Matin (Late Night Tales, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. This week’s episode is sponsored by The state51 Conspiracy, a creative hub for music. Head to state51.com to find releases by JK Flesh vs Gnod, Steve Jansen, MrUnderwSood, Wire, Ghost Box, Lo Recordings, Subtext Records and many more
1 hr 2 min
London label Mais Um’s ear for extraordinary music from Brazil continues unabated with the exceptional track that opens this week’s Independent Music Podcast. The music of Juçara Marçal is relatively new to us, but the first few bars of her astonishing track ‘Crash’ sink their hooks into you very quickly. It’s a stunning way to get going. What follows is an otherworldly journey through genres, with a little more guitar than usual this time around. We have the debut EP from Irish indie punks M(h)aol, experimental trombone folk from Yorkshire’s Sophie Cooper, dub techno workouts from Autumns just to name a few. We also have the blistering collaboration between Sepultura co-founder Iggor Cavalera, Venezuelan electronic producer Cardopusher, and Dwid Hellion, founder of early hardcore trailblazers Integrity, coming together as Corroded Spiral on pod favourites Phantom Limb. If that’s not enough. We throw in some Greek electronics, modern classical, Polish punk, and a little bit more for good measure. Tracklisting Juçara Marçal – Crash (Mais Um, UK) M(h)aol – Laundries (TULLE, UK) Sophie Cooper – Goodbye Gemini (Borley Rectory, UK) Bad Tracking – Black Rew (Avon Terror Corps, UK) Christos Chondropoulos – Jungle X (The Death of Rave, UK) VÄLVĒ – Retrace/Repeat (The state51 Conspiracy, UK) Corroded Spiral – Forgotten Ether (Phantom Limb, UK) Trupa Trupa – Twitch (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) Autumns – Eating On The Ground (Touch Sensitive Records, UK) The Eccentronic Research Council – Face Creams & Virile Men (Desolate Spools, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. This week’s episode is sponsored by The state51 Conspiracy, a creative hub for music. Head to state51.com to find releases by JK Flesh vs Gnod, Steve Jansen, MrUnderwood, Wire, Ghost Box, Lo Recordings, Subtext Records and many more
58 min 46 sec
We keep reading about the new Blawan release “shedding the ‘techno’ box he has so often been put in” but his new, exceptional record on XL shows us a consistently innovative artist continuing a journey we’ve enjoyed since ‘Getting Me Down’ back in 2011. It’s a must-listen and a probably must-buy for those who like your electronics a little off-kilter. But that’s a common reason for listening to this pod, as is the consistently extraordinary dark music from across the genres. This week we have the latest in a rapid-fire release schedule of dark ambient music being put out by Leeds’ Hawthonn, we have tasty experimental metal from EXSUL, a remarkable traditional dance/distinctly non-traditional record from Indonesian duo Raja Kirik to fall in love with. The best psych rock of the year (as far as we’ve heard) from The Oscillation, jungle-cum-ragga from Seekersinternational, synth pop from The Organizing Committee, and an afro-caribbean-fused club banger from newcomer Obeka are just some of the delights to get stuck into this week. Tracklisting The Organizing Committee – The Day Computers Became Obsolete (No Type, Canada) Blawan – Under Belly (XL Recordings, UK) Hawthonn – Cat’s Cradle (Ba Da Bing Records, USA) Raja Kirik – Tarian Maut Dari Gunung (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Fine Place – It’s Your House (Night School, UK) Obeka – Duppy Drum (Basy Tropikalne, Poland) EXSUL – How in the Land of Satin We Saw Hearsay, Who Kept a School of Vouching (Caligari Records, USA) Ostrowski – Moro (Brutality Garden, Poland) The Oscillation – Forever Knowing (All Time Low, UK) Seekersinternational – Kill-a-Milli (feat. Papa Roger Robinson) (Diskotopia, Japan) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. This week’s episode is sponsored by The state51 Conspiracy, a creative hub for music. Head to state51.com to find releases by JK Flesh vs Gnod, Steve Jansen, MrUnderwood, Wire, Ghost Box, Lo Recordings, Subtext Records and many more.
1 hr 7 min
There’s nothing that’ll kickstart your body quite like a funky slice of Algerian-born Amazigh music. The lead track from Habibi Funk’s Majid Soula compilation is a real hip-shaker, and just the tonic for whatever ales you this week. There’s a lot more than that to get stuck into as well – from clattering percussive electronics from the new Jerusalem in My Heart LP, to exceptional experimental folk from Maria Elena Silva, via boogielicious reggae thanks to Kalita Records raiding the expensive section of your long-lost music store. Elsewhere, we never tire of celebrating the new Aya record on Hyperdub – a truly forward-looking masterpiece – nor the extent of sounds that Mario Batkovic can squeeze out of an accordion. On this track he’s collaborating with James Holden, and the results are fantastic. And that’s not all: jazz, Indian classical fused with industrial sounds, the latest wonderful record from Shackleton, and the ambient atmospheric sounds of Christina Vantzou make this week’s show a pleasure from start to finish. Tracklisting Majid Soula – Netseweth Sifassan Nagh (Habibi Funk, Germany) Jerusalem In My Heart – Abyad Barraq (w/Greg Fox) (Constellation Records, Canada) AYA – OoB Prosthesis (Hyperdub, UK) Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber – * inna-Lisala-Over-Oakanda (Avant Groidd Musica, USA) Only Now – Slit Ties (feat. Robin Sukhadia) (Bokeh Versions, UK) Maria Elena Silva – December (Big Ego Records, USA) Desmond Chambers – Haly Gully (Version) (Kalita Records, UK) Mario Batkovic – Chorea Duplex (feat. James Holden) (Invada, UK) Christina Vantzou – A Soundtrack for Growth (Slow Moves, France) Shackleton – Something Tells Me / Pour Out Like Water (Woe To The Septic Heart!, Germany) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston. This week’s episode is sponsored by The state51 Conspiracy, a creative hub for music. Head to state51.com to find releases by JK Flesh vs Gnod, Steve Jansen, MrUnderwood, Wire, Ghost Box, Lo Recordings, Subtext Records and many more.
1 hr 9 min
Two sublime reissues bookend this week’s Independent Music Podcast. We open with the gospel soul from Pastor T.L. Barrett and close with the gorgeous avant-folk from Japan courtesy of Reiko and Tori Kudo. Between those, we go on a wild journey, including the mutant techno of Jlin, detective jazz of Aging alongside Land Trance, South American psychedelic electronics from Argentina’s Balam and lots more. Tracklisting Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir – Nobody Knows (Numero Group, USA) Jlin – Embryo (Planet Mu, UK) Aging & Land Trance – Shattered Rooms (Tombed Visions, UK) Simo Cell – YES.DJ (TEMƎT Music, France) Helm – Moskito (Dais Records, UK) Balam – Yagé (Hard Fist, France) Elori Saxl – Moss II (touchtheplants, USA) OCD – Nature Abhors A Vacuum (Gegen Records, Germany) Rival Consoles – Monster (Erased Tapes, UK) Reiko and Tori Kudo – We May Be (A Colourful Storm, Australia) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 15 min
After our week away last week, we have a truly sublime selection this week. There’s a real record of the year contender out of left field from Chinese artist Yikii, who blends classical music with post-industrial haunted Chinese nursery rhymes, there’s the last recording from Finnish experimental pioneer Pekka Airaksinen, and the latest ace new record on Wrong Speed from Nape Neck drummer Mia La Metta. Elsewhere we have trip hop jazz fusion from Tara Clerkin Trio, the first taste of Warmduscher on Bella Union, percussive experimentation from podcast favourite Ilia Gorovitz and lots more. Tracklisting Ka Baird & Pekka Airaksinen – Syzygy (For Pekka) (RVNG Intl., USA) Ilia Gorovitz – Endless Spiral (Hinterland Recordings, Germany) Deemas J – Drive Faster! (Interrupt & Sagete remix) (Sagete Records, Italy) Marta Del Grandi – Shy Heart (Fire Records, UK) Yikii – Afterimage in Ruin 廢墟残像 (Danse Noir, Switzerland) Mia La Metta – Squashed Oranges (Wrong Speed Records, UK) G36 – Sulfer (Pressure, Belgium) Tara Clerkin Trio – Night Steps (World of Echo, UK) Warmduscher – Wild Flowers (Bella Union, UK) Proc Fiscal – Humancargoe Estt (Hyperdub, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
54 min 39 sec
We are off this week so we decided to revisit this extraordinary selection of tracks from 2018. Including some people with new records on the horizon including 700 Bliss, Ko Shin Moon, and Colin Stetson... back next week. Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when there’s still so much great music we haven’t heard. But from what we have heard there are so many highlights to cram into three shows of favourites. This first one gets us going with the blistering track from Sophie’s phenomenal Oil of Every Pearl’s Uninsides LP on Transgressive. Across the first ten tracks we take in a third play from the 700 Bliss cassette, Anna von Hausswolff’s sublime LP, middle eastern techno, Kenya glitches, a track from a ballet and a lot more. Tracklisting Sophie – Ponyboy (Transgressive Records, UK) 700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop (Halcyon Veil, USA / Don Giovanni Records, USA) Colin Stetson – Fallout (Anacapamusic, USA) Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu, UK) Anna von Hausswolff – The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (City Slang, Germany) Ko Shin Moon & Simple Symmetry – Halay (Cornelius Doctor Lonley Mix) (Hard Fist, France) Lucrecia Dalt – Tar (RVNG Intl, USA) Slikback – Bantu Zen (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda) Gazelle Twin – Better in My Day (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, UK) WaqWaq Kingdom – Ceremony of Vision (Jahtari, Germany)
1 hr 3 min
A mellow but extraordinarily varied podcast this week, as we explore some of the latest releases across the musical spectrum. From Japanese folk to ferocious noise rock, stopping off at hip hop, Indonesian avant garde experimentation, roots reggae, and library music. There’s a lot to enjoy on this relatively short – but packed full of goodness – episode of the Independent Music Podcast. Tracklisting Stealing Sheep and the Radiophonic Workshop – Council of Draags pt.I (Fire Records, UK) Disrupt – Setting Out (Zonedog, Germany) Ben LaMar Gay – Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks On You. (feat. Ohmme) (International Anthem, USA) Tamami Pearl – 竹田の子守唄 (Kashual Plastik, Germany) X’ed Out – Bathe In It (Human Worth, UK) Mike G feat. Lil B – Champion (All City Records, Ireland) Lotic – Emergency (Houndstooth, UK) Aryo Adhianto – Mikr (Divisi62, Indonesia) Grouper – Unclean Mind (Kranky, USA) Danny Red & Jah Disciple – Tell Jah Sorry (Blackboard Jungle, France) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
55 min 53 sec
It's a return for some popular names on this week's Independent Music Podcast. We got ourselves very excited when we heard of Richard Dawson collaborating with Finnish underground dominators Circle and the first results - appearing on the show - are worthy of the anticipation. We also have the new one from perennial pod favourites GNOD, a track we both deem to be Low's absolute best, and another cut from the mesmerising Jana Rush record we played a couple of months back. Also appearing this week, we have ambient experiments from Nigerian violinist Ibukun Sunday, a repetitive drone stunner from Hyacinth, a ferocious Brazilian punk re-issue from Ratos de Porão, and much more. Tracklisting Ratos de Porão - Morrer (Nada Nada Discos, Brazil) Hyacinth - Are Secrets a Tunnel to a Dreamworld Where You Control Events? (Hard Return, UK) Blue Lick - II (American Dreams, USA) GNOD - Pink Champagne Blues (Rocket Recordings, UK) Ibukun Sunday - Burn it all Down (Phantom Limb, UK) Tirzah - Hive Mind (feat. Coby Sey) (Domino Recording Co., UK) Jana Rush - Just a Taste (ft. DJ Paypal) (Planet Mu, UK) Low - White Horses (Sub Pop, USA) Richard Dawson & Circle - Lily (Weird World Records, UK) Vanishing - 55°N, 5°E (Outer Reaches, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 8 min
Heavy hitters abound on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, gathering highlights including the dark drum and bass of Kesa Getame on ANA, the Krikor remix of Cairo’s Dijit, and an absolutely sublime new one from Mira Calix on Warp. Tracklisting The Umlauts – Um Politik (PRAH Recordings, UK) Kesa Getame – B2 (ANA, UK) Kulk – Shuck (Hominid Sounds, UK) Sababa 5 – Rosenzweig (Batov Records, UK) Mira Calix – There is Always a Girl With a Secret (Warp Records, UK) Sputnik One – Microbead (Wisdom Teeth, UK) Mujician – 10 10 10 (Cuneiform Records, USA) Dijit & Krikor – Krikor Remix (diy records, UK/Egypt) Mr.Underwood – Nder (The state51 Conspiracy, UK) 5AM – Loosing My Mind (Thinner Groove, Japan) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 1 min
We go in hard this week, with the consistently dancefloor filling Otim Alpha terrorising us with his high BPM electro Acholi sounds. There are let-ups sprinkled across the pod, with the exquisite new Elena Setien record on Thrill Jockey, and spiritual jazz from Irreversible Entanglements. Mostly though, we’re going uptempo, with a cracker from Rose Bonica, Gorge sounds from Adam Ondo Martenot, and Niger hip hop from Mamaki Boys, proving massive highlights on the pod. Tracklisting Otim Alpha – Lobo Olanya (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Elena Setien – Situation (Thrill Jockey Records, USA) Rose Bonica – Heart in my Throat (Roses Are Red, South Africa) Irreversible Entanglements – Open the Gates (International Anthem, USA) Galen Tipton – Kick and Scream and Fight Like Hell (self-release, USA) Main Dice – Family Planning (Marfa Lights, Australia) Adam Ondo Martenot – The Eye of Ondo (Gorge.In, Japan) Mamaki Boys – Takkai (Sahel Sounds, USA) Dai San – Nite Sprite (GAMM, UK) Mildred Maude – Trevena (Sonic Cathedral, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 7 min
From punk black metal to fingerpicking folk, via the "mind-spanking workouts" of the fabulous Ábris Gryllus and bouncy electronics of Lia Mice, there's pretty much something for everyone on this week's podcast. Tracklisting Betamax vs Clive Bell - Visions (Byrd Out, UK) KUUNATIC - Tītián (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) HTRK - Kiss Kiss and Rhinestones (N&J Blueberries, Australia) Ábris Gryllus - OBJECT 09 (The Death of Rave, UK) Lia Mice - We Dance Back to Back Arcanist - Drinking Blood (Moonworshipper Records, USA) Ben Chasny - Water Dragon (Drag City, USA) Amazondotcom - LA Fiction (SUBREAL, USA) Anastasia Kristensen - Volshebno (Stretched) (Houndstooth, UK) The Parrots - You Work All Day and Then You Die (Heavenly Recordings, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 4 min
Percussive music from Nairobi kicks us off this week on a usually eclectic Independent Music Podcast. We have avant-folk from Newcastle, the latest extraordinary hiphop experiments from Pink Siifu, a new electronic label from Shanghai, a collaboration between Jamaica!! and pod favourites Sly & the Family Drone, and lots more. Tracklisting Leon Duncan – Rucio (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda) Me Lost Me – Acrobat on the Roof (self-release, UK) Pink Siifu – BACK’! (Field-Left, USA) Still – Half Hands Won’t Hold (Trepanation Recordings, UK) Leo – Latex Skies (Youth, UK) Smote – Hauberk (Rocket Recordings, UK) 700 Bliss – Passionfruit (self-release, USA) Jamaica ! ! Meets Sly & the Family Drone – Celebrating The End Together In The Good Time Swamp (self-release, UK) Radiax & Pakin – NAMIDAME (Gully Riddim, China) Rapid Ear Damage – Channels (self-release, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 8 min
Phenomenal experimental music spanning from Vietnamese electronics to Mexican disco to lots in-between. Stopping off for a cut from the Solemn Brigham LP on Mello Music Group, downtempo hiphop from Germany, polyrhythmic electronics from Poland, Instagram found sounds, Cameroonian house and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective – Infinite (Subtext Recordings, Germany) Solemn Brigham – Keep the Hope (Mello Music Group, USA) Body Image CEO – Six Ways the Telegraph Key Will Optimize Your Earning Potential (Discrepant, UK) Operation Egodeath – I Luv U But I’ve Chose Dankness (Ceramics Label, UK) For Breakfast – Nardis (Glasshouse Records, UK) Clinamen – Wizytanci (Brutality Garden, Poland) Nkom Bivoué – Zeun Ya You (self-release, Cameroon) Maugli – Trouble feat. Flolento (Shika Shika, Germany) Awkward Corners & Kitty Whitelaw – Marshland Lullaby (Shapes of Rhythm, UK) Hotmood – Roots (self-release, Mexico) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 2 min
Dub abounds in many of its forms on the Independent Music Podcast this week, from the heavy pounding of Kevin Martin’s The Bug, to funk-infused dub experiments from Tim Vanhamel’s Comité Hypnotisé moniker, via dub steppers from the master Alpha Steppas. We also have Japanese punk from the ace O’ Summer Vacation, sludge metal from Brazil’s Papangu, ambient, hiphop, a brilliant collaboration between JK Flesh and Gnod and more. Listen to the podcast through the link in our bio or get the show from Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Tracklisting O’Summer Vacation – 扁桃腺のモニーク (Damnably, UK) The Bug – Pressure (feat. Flowdan) (Ninja Tune, UK) Comité Hypnotisé – F O (Cortizona, Belgium) QNDFK – Purloin Theme (Fallen Moon Recordings, USA) Roughneck Jihad & Senz Beats – Catastrophe (Boot Records, UK) Papangu – São Francisco (self-release, Brazil) Klotang – Hyperthruster (Love Love Records, UK) Haiku Salut – We Need These Beams (Secret Name, UK) Alpha Steppa – Valhalla (Tripedal Crow Records, Germany) JK Flesh – Not Listening (Gnod Version) (The State51 Conspiracy, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
58 min 51 sec
Abstract music from across the globe on this week’s show. We have twisted footwork, stripped back drum and bass (or perhaps not, you decide), and metronomic tunes. We have library-infused experimental electronics, two beautiful tracks from Israel and lots more. Tracklisting Slugabed – The Tiny Man is Here (Activia Benz, UK) Kutiman – Guruji (self-release, Israel) Ignatz & De Stervende Honden – Saturday’s Den (Tokuroku, UK) Markey Funk – Roy & Avner Speaking (SOM Recordings, Israel) Jana Rush – Mynd Fuc (Planet Mu, UK) Omar Joesoef – Morning World (Hard Fist, France) Hawthonn – Diamond of the Day (Larkfall, UK) DYL & DB1 – Basement Track 1 (One.Seventy, UK) Claire Rousay + More Eaze – Smaller Pools (Ecstatic, UK) Ourman – Namárië (White Peach, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 7 min
Phenomenal new music abounds on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. Kicking off with bumper car/dodgem experimental from the always forward-thinking Anna Meredith, we shift through dub, hiphop, techno, and goth folk on this week’s journey. Other highlights this week include the sublime collaboration between Deafbrick, Kenyan duo Duma, and Swiss producer Simon Grab, an Argentinian edit of a classic b-side, the new one from Vanishing Twin and much more. Tracklisting Anna Meredith – BPM 131 (Moshi Moshi Music, UK) Ruth Goller – The Shine of Gold Was Too Strong (Vula Viel Records, UK) Run Logan Run – Screaming With the Lights On (Worm Discs, UK) Algernon Cornelius – Midnight Sauce (Human Worth Records, UK) Atmosphere – Woes (Rhymesayers Entertainment, USA) Deafbrick x Duma x Simon Grab – The Frenzy (Novas Frequencias, Brazil) Mungo’s Hi Fi – Time Traveller (ft. Pupajim) (Scotch Bonnet Records, UK) Lingua Ignota – Perpetual Flame of Centralia (Sargent House, UK) BALAM – The Inner Light (self-release, Argentina) Vanishing Twin – Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou) (Fire Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 4 min
Raucous uptempo noise blended with deep dubby electronics pervades on this week's Independent Music Podcast. You wouldn't guess from the opening psychedelic beaut from The Holy Family on Rocket Recordings, but this show goes into dark directions, enjoy! Tracklisting The Holy Family - Skulls The… (Rocket Recordings, UK) De Schuurman - Pier Je Bill! (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Bass Clef - Glacier Beams (Wrong Speed Records, UK) 96 Back - Flex Time - Coup de grâce (feat. Cadence Weapon) (Local Action, UK) Becky Becky - Hey, Santiago! (Woodland Recordings, UK) Bell Curve - Fahk (Worst Behaviour Recs, USA) Haq123 - Humain Remains (self-release, UK) Voocoo - 24h (Vienna Underground Traxx, Austria) Blue Ruth - Almost Gone (Supersonic, UK) Bambounou x Bruce - Final Conference (Bambelabel, France) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 3 min
We're off this week, so we're playing a show of exceptional music from 2017. From collage to disco, from experimental hip hop to forward-thinking dub, this show has some superb music Tracklisting The Dead Mauriacs – Beauté des Mirages (Discrepant, UK) Merry – Sparrow Love (Scrimshire Edit) (Dubplate, UK) Housewives – Excerpt 6 (Rocket Recordings, UK) Rer Repeter – Another Painful Version (Bokeh Versions, UK) Coby Sey – All Change (Whities, UK) Mirrored Lips – S&V (Cruel Nature Records, UK) The Horrors – Machine (Wolf Tone, UK) Queen Lean – No Effort (self-release, USA) Sentidor – Ruínas (Ruins) (Sounds and Colours, UK) The Showfa – Thankful (Excursions, UK)
1 hr 7 min
Sublime cold wave influenced electronics dominate the Independent Music Podcast this week, although you wouldn’t guess from the blistering opener from Algerian mountain blaster Hocine Chaoui or the latest banger from Ahadadream. Elsewhere we have cool soundtrack music from Krikor Kouchian, stunning spoken word from Tindersticks’ David Boulter, filthy alternative rock from Wet Leg and loads more great stuff. Tracklisting Hocine Chaoui – Rym El Hahaya (Outre National Records, France) Mercedes Cambridge – Brute Monde (Opal Tapes, UK) Moonshine & Ahadadream – Woah (FORESEEN Entertainment, Canada) Wet Leg – Chaise Longue (Domino Recording Co., UK) Juga-Naut & Jazz T – Marble & Granite (Boot Records, UK) David Boulter – Look Over My Shoulder (The Spoken World, UK) Krikor Kouchian – Ronald Reagan Incident (self-release, France) Sorcery – On the Bias (Bedouin Records, Thailand) Fears – Fabric (TULLE, UK) Agathe Max – Waxing Moon (Hot Fools, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 2 min
Duff duff club music, krautrock electronics, Japanese chiptune, and Peruvian funeral songs are just some of the sounds infiltrating this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. We have pounding industrial music from Australia, the wonderful collaboration between podcast faves The Body and BIG|BRAVE, the thundering new one from Kenyan grindcore duo Duma, and lots more. Tracklisting Clinic – Fine Dining (Domino Recording Co., UK) Duma – Cannis (Sub Pop, USA) Sara Oswald + Feldermelder – Volcanic Meditation Walks (OUS Records, Switzerland) Mikado Koko feat. Alice Voxel™ – NFT (self-release, Japan) The Body & BIG|BRAVE – Oh Sinner (Thrill Jockey Records, USA) Bacchus Harsh – Taboo & Exogamy (Heavy Machinery Records, Australia) Gekiga Warlord – Dreams Are Codes Waiting To Be Broken (Favela Discos, Portugal) Es.tereo – Drifter Dub (YUKU, Czechia) Field Kit – Distant Approach (Nonostar Records, Germany) Hánkel Bellido – Mamay Sofía (Death is Not the End, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 1 min
Extraordinary experimentation throughout this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. We move in all sorts of directions, from the esoteric ambient sounds from Estonia’s Maarja Nuut, to kerosene tank brass cumbia from Los Pirañas, to funk-tinged gnarly noise from Leeds’ Thank. Elsewhere, we have the latest from Mark Lanegan’s Dark Mark moniker, Indonesia synth experiments, Japanese avant-garde electronics, the latest collaboration between Aaron Dilloway and Lucrecia Dalt, and much more. Tracklisting Mutant Joe – Lost in Nothing (self-release, Australia) Maarja Nuut – Kutse Tantsule (self-release, Estonia) Los Pirañas – Infame Golpazo (Discrepant, UK) Dark Mark vs Skeleton Joe – Dark Mark Theme (Rare Bird / Kitten Robot, USA) At her open door – Jacu (Chinabot, UK) Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt – The Blob (Hanson Records, Germany) Thank – Taxidermist (self-release, UK) Dean Blunt – Nil By Mouth (Rough Trade Records, UK) Aryo Adhianto – E03 (DIVISI62, Indonesia) Space Afrika – B£E ft. Blackhaine (Dais Records, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
58 min 1 sec
Dark and heavy noise pervasive throughout this hour of music. The introducing track from Multiform Palace is scratchy experimental hip-hop with tinges of South America. We build on that with rooster-sampling cumbia from Romperayo and dark latin rhythms from Manuka Honey, and we touch on Yorkshire dubstep, Korean techno, krautrock from Raime and Valentina Magaletti's Moin project, the latest from the Nurse With Wound list and loads more. Tracklisting Multiform Palace - Tompkins 88 (Specious Arts, USA) NET GALA - Shpiral (SVBKVLT, China) Wilted Woman - Tin Dip Drop (Antibody Label, Belgium) Joe Snow, Danny T & Tradesman - Scallywags & Sound Systems (Uncomfortable Beats, Australia) Moin - Right is Alright, Wrong is to Belong (AD 93, UK) Romperayo - El Gallo impávido (self-release, Colombia) The New Runes - One Meilleure Personne (self-release, USA) Manuka Honey - Pestañas (N.A.A.F.I., Mexico) Miedo Total - Undead Asylum (self-release, UK) Association P.C. - Scorpion (Finders Keepers Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
57 min 8 sec
Screaming Tuareg, experimental funk from 80s Japan, drone jazz, and a whole lot more to celebrate our first in-person Independent Music Podcast since God knows when. Tracklisting Mdou Moctar – Chismiten (Matador Records, USA) Springtime – Penumbra (Live in Melbourne) (Tropical Fuck Storm Records, Australia) Minoru “Hoodoo” Fushimi – Makezu Bushi (180g, France) N0V3L – Group Disease (Meat Machine, UK) Dead Neanderthals – Restraining Order (God Unknown Records, UK) Paranoid London – Annihilate The World & Start All Over (Paranoid London Records, UK) Georgia Anne Muldrow – Old Jack Swings (FORESEEN Entertainment, Canada) Ayuune Sule – Don’t Be Lazy (Rebel Up! Records, Belgium) Not Waving – Hold On feat. Marie Davidson (Ecstatic Recordings, UK) Fuzzy Lights – Maiden’s Call (Meadows, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 6 min
Congo techno, devotional techno, foot-stomping folk, and a whole lot of weird, wonderful, experimental sounds from across the globe pepper this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. Tracklisting BLYTH – Confessions of a Justified Sinner (self-release, UK) Rey Sapienz & The Congo Techno Ensemble – Eza Makambo (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Alice Hubble – Power Play (Happy Robots, UK) Razmiel – AQAD (Glamour Label, Poland) Charlie Parr – Last of the Better Days Ahead (Smithsonian Folkways, USA) Beneath – A Shrill Manner (Hemlock Recordings, UK) Lips – Your Deodorant Doesn’t Work (self-release, New Zealand) Panxing – How (ANYINES, Denmark) Snapped Ankles – The Evidence (The Leaf Label, UK) Xordox – Endeavor (Editions Mego, Austria) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 7 min
After our week off we’re back with some some absolute crackers. We’re going heavy on bass with Malaysian trap, Spanish dubs and the latest cracker from Avon Terror Corps. We’ve also got insect field recordings, stunning piano from Library Tapes, metal from Somerset and a load more. Tracklisting DJ Format – Time To Listen (Project Blue Book, UK) Kinlaw & Franco Franco – CGI World (Avon Terror Corps, UK) Stereotyp – KEK (ft. Arabyrd) (Seagrave, UK) Library Tapes – Branches (1631 Recordings, Sweden) Bukkha – Inner Dub (Infernal Sounds, UK) Prehistoric Brutalism – Casualty (self-release, UK) Hildegard – Jour 3 (Section1, UK) Lara Jones – Sejoin (self-release, UK) Alleged Witches – The Benefits of the Fake Commute (Natural Sciences, UK) Lustmord & Karin Park – Hiraeth (Pelagic Records, Germany) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 6 min
We're off this week, so instead of a usual episode we're bringing you the audio of our live Patron-only show from November 2020. If you wish to get the full live show experience, please sign up at patreon.com/independentmusicpodcast
1 hr 50 min
Lille artist Hassan K’s idiosyncratic experimental breakcore-bollywood-surf-orchestral-pomp is the perfect start to this episode of the Independent Music Podcast, which shifts through thundering club bangers, electronic dancehall, Peruvian field recordings and more. We have a welcome return from Anika on Sacred Bones and Invada, a love letter to Nigerian pop, woozy psychedelia, bubbling heat and lots more alternative sounds. Tracklisting Hassan K – Gardgiri (Extra Normal Records, UK) Anika – Finger Pies (Sacred Bones, USA / Invada, UK) Slikback – Quoios (Byrd Out, UK) Mr Williamz – My Heavenz (Scotch Bonnet, UK) Noon Garden – Decca Divine (The Liquid Label, UK) Akwizgram – Nangijala (Enjoy Life, Poland) Zombi – Mangler (Relapse Records, USA) Sara Berts – Remolinos (Gang of Ducks, Italy) Acid Twilight – The Invisible Meaning (Not Not Fun, USA) Pessimist – Nothing Positive (Berceuse Heroique, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 4 min
Great things come in small packages, and this week’s show packs a punch with multiple short, sharp tracks from across the globe. From the avant garde musique concrete of Sourdure to the extraordinary experimentation of Yuko Araki, via lo-fi Brazilian pop of Sophia Chablau and the hefty bass-driven hiphop of the collaboration between Kool Keith, Scorn, and Submerged. Throw in the exquisite reimagined soundtrack for Solaris from Kevin Richard Martin, Swedish funk, and lots more. Tracklisting Sourdure – La Rupture (Les Disques du Festival Permanent, France) Kool Keith + Scorn + Submerged – Distortion (Ohm Resistance, USA) Sophia Chablau e Uma Enorme Perda de Tempo – Pop Cabecinha (Selo Risco, Brazil) Yuko Araki – Cat Food 2 (Room40, Australia) Duoya – Put Some Butter On It (Urban Waves Records, Belgium)\ Mighty Lord Deathman – Gladius (Hot Fools Records, UK) Kevin Richard Martin – In Love With a Ghost (Phantom Limb, UK) QOW – Morr (Genot Centre, Czechia) Foodman – Hoshikuzu Tenboudai (Hyperdub, UK) POLA – The Weirding (Soundtracking the Void, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 1 min
The usual rollercoaster of sounds on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, from The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez’s stunning step into releasing music under his own name through to delicate experimental folk from Japan. In the space between there’s dark electro from Italy, abrasive noise from Merzbow-collaborator Kentaro Hayashi, acid from Tel Aviv, the latest on the mesmerising Takuroku label and more. Tracklisting Luis Vasquez – Poison Mouth (self-release, USA) Somachrome – Vague Computers (Periodica Records, Italy) Ben Vince – Riverbed (Group Therapy Collective, UK) Kentaro Hayashi – Peculiar (Opal Tapes, UK) Richard Youngs – As Always After (Takuroku, UK) Adi Yair – 00h61r (Bogoture Records, Colombia) Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek – Ay Dili Dili (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland) Pan Daijing – Dust 五月 (PAN, Germany) Orca, Attack! – C. M. S. O. (Strategic Tape Reserve, Germany) Kazaho Okabayashi – Crazy Spring (Tanukineiri Records, Japan) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 4 min
A wide range of experimental sounds for episode 321. From medieval industrial metal to steam train post-punk, French field recording techno to toytonics from an 8-year-old South Korean prodigy and nearly everything in-between. Tracklisting Sophrosyne - Ecclesiastes (Avon Terror Corps, UK) RAAI - Beautiful Ocean (Extra Noir, South Korea) LV & Joshua Idehen - Ancestors (self-release, UK) HEIMAT - ITA (Teenage Menopause Rds, France) Brain Rays & Quiet - Slacker (Seagrave, UK) Fatima Al Qadiri - Malaak (Hyperdub, UK) Błoto - Mitomania (Astigmatic Records, UK) DIKDӔDØR - Steam (Edelfaul Recordings, Berlin) Hajj - Untitled (Carpaccio Cathedrale, France) Sabiwa - 鬼 / The Demon (Phantom Limb, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 6 min
Hypnosis and electroacoustic heavy on this show, as we explore found and adapted sounds from Greece, Italy, and the US, and well as taking on Tuareg/folk chanting from Niger, the latest from the ever-excellent Beak>, heavy psycadelics from Canada and more. Tracklisting Beak> - Oh Know (NRML Festival, Mexico) Sneaky Jesus - Battledance (Shapes of Rhythm, UK) Marie Guilleray - Inventaire (Commando Vanessa, Italy) Les Filles de Illighadad - Surbajo (Sahel Sounds, USA) Tunnel Speeches - Roadside Tour Guide (Specious Arts, USA) Tasos Stamou - Taki’s Sorrow (Ikuisuus, Finland) Editrix - Bad Breath (Exploding in Sound, USA) People Like Us - Sing (Discrepant, UK) Silver Stairs Of Ketchikan - Old God’s Tongue (Invada, UK) ROY - Where Did My Mind Go? (Idee Fixe, Canada) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
Bookended by guitar-based experimental opuses, this week's show moves through the gears from psych-tinged jazz to off-tuned hiphop, via operatic experimentation, thundering bass music, folk, and Argentinian library music. Tracklisting Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Leo Flash' Return To The Underworld (Rune Grammofon, Norway) McKinley Dixon - Make a Poet Black (Spacebomb, USA) Scotch Rolex - Success (ft. Lord Spikeheart) (Hakuna Kulala, Uganda) H.M.S. RMA - Sex Flute (Alter Records, UK) Jean-Michelle Tarre - Loreleï (POUeT! Schallplatten, France) Marisa Anderson/William Tyler - Lost Futures (Thrill Jockey Records, USA) Clan Caimán - Asoma (Rises) (EM Records, Japan) Chyskyyrai with Tim Hodgkinson and Ken Hyder - Degeren (Indigenous Lifeforms, UK) Maxine Funke - Fairy Baby (A Colourful Storm, Australia) Mare Cognitum - Antaresian (I, Voidhanger Records, Italy / Extraconscious Records, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 14 min
Even by the usual standards of the Independent Music Podcast, this show reaches into the more extraordinary reaches of experimental sounds. From chopped up club bangers, through Brazilian field recordings, via techno abstraction and Russian trap/free jazz, this show gives your ears a really solid workout. Tracklisting Rosso Polare - carrubbe chit Ka (TokuRoku, UK) Spooky-J & Ekhe - Passinho Gringo Foda 160bpm (Spooky Shit, Netherlands) Lucy Gooch - Ash & Orange (Fire Records, UK) Сольвычегодск - Размотка 📻🔥🕺🌚 (ТОПОТ, Russia) Cutc44t - Xtra (self-release, UK) Numa Gama - Carregadores de Piano e Caboclinhos (self-release, Brazil) Rob St John - Surface Tension (Blackford Hill, UK) L’Orange & Namir Blade (Mello Music Group, USA) Jaco - Sur (Màgia Roja label, Spain) Emanative & Liz Elensky - Fall In To Me (feat. Ben Hadwen) (self-release, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 12 min
Simply exquisite noises emanating from this podcast, starting with the Korean-German contemporary dub of JahYu remixing the new Penguin Sound. We have extraordinary music from Jen Shyu, magical dream pop experimentation from Jane Weaver, pirate ship jungle music from Equiknoxx-affiliate Sección De Ritmo, Pakistan jazz from Jaubi and loads more. Tracklisting Penguin Sound - Rain (JahYu Remix) (Tripedal Crow Records, Germany) Loraine James - Simple Stuff (Hyperdub, UK) Jaubi - Satanic Nafs (Astigmatic Records, UK) NADJA - Luminous Rot (Southern Lord Records, USA) Ami Dang: 鬼 - The Demon (Phantom Limb, UK) Dignan Porch - Hidden Levels (self-release, UK) Sección De Ritmo - No Drama Llama (EquiknoxxMusic, Jamaica) Jane Weaver - Flock (Fire Records, UK) Jen Shyu - Life as You Envision (Pi Recordings, USA) Trigger Cut - Solid State (self-release, Germany) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 8 min
If you had access to 39 gigantic bells and wanted to make an exotica record, how would it sound? If you wanted to make an orchestral opus and only had access to synths, how would that sound? Some answers may be enclosed in this week's podcast. As well as experimentation with massive bells, we have more modestly produced music that is no less extraordinary. The latest from Thai trap maestro JUU4E is magnificent, the ever-prolific Chester Watson is back, the less prolific but always mesmeric Part Chimp return, and we have new ones from Penelope Trappes, Georgia, Masayoshi Fujita, Slikback and more. Tracklisting Part Chimp - Back From the Dead (Wrong Speed, UK) JUU4E -「あなたの心へのメッセージ」หนุ่มสาว Message for Your Mind (EM Records, Japan) Masayoshi Fujita - Thunder (Erased Tapes, UK) Cale Sexton - Refurb (Heavy Machinery Records, Australia) Penelope Trappes - Nervous (Houndstooth, UK) Stu Cisco - Night Out (Glossy Mistakes, Spain) Chester Watson - Staring into Space (feat. Psymun & J'von) (self-release, USA) Slikback - Worth (self-release, Kenya) Georgia - Story Scene (OOH-Sounds, Italy) Floating Points & Marta Salogni - Intimate Immensity (Remix) (self-release, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 8 min
Chopped beats from The Philippines, drone-blues melding, and medieval music from the US midwest are some of the more unfamiliar sounds making their way onto this week's Independent Music Podcast. Elsewhere, the astounding new track from BIG|BRAVE is a real highlight, we also have proto UK rap cuts from Manchester's Shotta Taps, relaxed Middle-Eastern electronics fro Shadi Khries, and a lot more. Tracklisting ビクター ＭＫＩＩ- Treasure 宝物 (感傷唱片行 Kind of Blue Records, Taiwan) Jonny Halifax Invocation - Track 1 (self-release, UK) Cop Funeral - Out of Office (Already Dead Tapes, USA) Bejuco - Batea (Llorona Records, Colombia) Elminster - Dwarves of Citadel Adbar (Moonworshipper Records, USA) BIG|BRAVE - Half Breed (Southern Lord Recordings, USA) Big Scraps - Follow the Yellow Brick Road (excerpt) (Shotta Tapes, UK) Fly Pan Am - Scanner (Constellation Records, Canada) Shadi Khries - Sara (Hard Fist, France) Dialect - Under ~ Between (RVNG Intl., USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 8 min
A remarkable array of sounds to entertain you this week. From the real banger to open to incomprehensible Mexican 8-bit drone via afrobeat genius, violin experimentation, reworked Indonesian throat singing, Polish juke and lots of other great morsels. Tracklisting Lady Lykez - Buzz Lightyear (Hyperdub Records, UK) Etuk Ubong - I Waka Dey Go (self-release, Nigeria) Shane Cooper - STATIC (Kit Records, UK) Amane OG - Defrag (Polish Juke, Poland) Sarah Neufeld - Stories (One Little Independent, UK) SŌN - Alkisah (Avon Terror Corps, UK) Floresta Oblíqua - A (Fungo Label, Portugal) Throwing Snow - Lithics (Houndstooth, UK) Mouse On Mars - Youmachine (Thrill Jockey, USA) Castle in Ruins - In Laa poszadaav di deescandzsov dondteev descantsasee tva amaatdov corrpuos quveriidat Doenceillav iin veilotaaris dondev resguardesen tuvos Sanguis, tuaa Hierenttiam in estadmn Existenciiale (Ave Negra Music, Mexico) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 12 min
We often go full fat on the Independent Music Podcast, but with so many mammoth records on this show, we've had to give you morsels of the full glory. Whether that is a 6-minute snippet of 45mins of Balkan choral chanting, 2 minutes of 25 minute Indian-infused metal, or five minutes of the absolutely ear-meltingly good new record from Japanese legends Mainliner, there's plenty of good stuff to get stuck in to. Elsewhere, an early contender for banger of the year from Dame Area on Mannequin Records, there's dub-infused synth music from Teresa Winter, Swedish-Senegalese collaboration as Wau Wau Collectif and much more. Tracklisting Adrian Younge - The American Negro (Jazz is Dead, USA) El Michels Affair - Murkit Gem (Big Crown Records, USA) Vladimir Ivkovic - Gospels for Moopie (excerpt) (Fleetway Tapes, Australia) Phil Langero - Bodily Extremis (self-release, Ireland) Wau Wau Collectif - Salamaleikoum (Sahel Sounds, USA) Mainliner - Blasphemy Hunter (excerpt) (Riot Season, UK) Teresa Winter - Love Crime (Boomkat Editions, UK) Dame Area - La Danza Del Ferro (Mannequin Records, Germany) CZLT - Junkyard (WV Sorcerer Productions, France / Ascetic Visions, UK / Homo-Sensibilis, Belgium) Mark Cunningham - Osaka Night (Humanhood Recordings) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 13 min
Bookended by sublime hiphop, this episode of the Independent Music Podcast takes us on a contemplative journey across the genres. From Portuguese pianist Tiago Sousa's exquisite new modern classical on Discrepant to Livingdog's tentative spatial folk sounds, there's a lot to sit back and settle in to. But we do also have a few tastes of experimental dance floor action too, not least Egyptian producer ZULI's pneumatic techno on Lee Gamble's UIQ label and the new record on Rocket Recordings from Goat-affiliated group DJINN. Tracklisting Angel Haze - Weight (Good Soil, USA) Tiago Sousa - The Myth of Sisyphus (Discrepant, UK) Pauline Anna Strom - Equatorial Sunrise (RVNG Intl., USA) ZULI - Keen Demag (UIQ, UK) DJINN - Love Divine (Rocket Recordings, UK) Humwreck - Burned (feat. Basura Toska) (self-release, USA) Colleen - Gazing at Taurus - Santa Eulalia (Thrill Jockey, USA) Livingdog - If I Let the Air In (self-release, USA) Steve Gullick & James Johnston - First Light (God Unknown Records, UK) YUNGMORPHEUS & ewonee - FistfulofGreens (Bad Taste Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 9 min
Do you like Indonesian horse riding metal? Do you like Panamanian shellac? Do you like tired radio advert voices from pirate radio stations between 1984 and 1993? Then you’ll love the Independent Music Podcast! We’re bringing you the very best in Japanese translated avant-garde French poetry, experimental Russian noises, slow grime and more! Straight out of South London to you, wherever you are in the world. Tune in or miss out! We’ve got the hottest tracks from the very best labels, here they are in order of being played: Dolenz – Blak Helicopters feat. Dabbla (Potentfunk Records, UK) Nansarunai – Enthronement Ceremony (Death Kvlt Productions, UK / Banner Of Blood, USA) Nahawa Doumbia – Djougoh (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA) свяотй источник – Kino (self-release, Russia) Unknown – Limelight / Ravers Dateline / Under 18s Disco (Death is Not the End Records, UK) Party Dozen – The Worker (GRUPO, Australia) Mikado Koko – Ten Little Kuronbo (Akuphone, France) Grupo Istmeño – Coge el Pandero Que Se Te Va (Panama) (Dust-to-Digital, USA) Cousin – 1 Tun (Moonshoe, Australia) Gaffa Bandana – Breakage (self-release, UK) All edited by our main man Nick McCorriston
1 hr 2 min
It's an emotional start to this week's podcast with the final recording of podcast mainstays Tomaga. It is - as with all the music Tom and Valentina made together - absolutely stunning and it's heartbreaking no more is forthcoming. More positively, we have a great batch of other sounds to accompany it, not least the ferocious Bugandan drumming of the Nilotika Drum Ensemble or the more experimental percussion of Poland's Arszyn. There's gnarly noise from USA/Mexico, library influenced delights from Tom Furse, "Black Dwarf" techno from Selm, and loads more. Tracklisting Tomaga - Intimate Immensity (Hands in the Dark, France) Nilotika Drum Ensemble - Ejokawulida (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Abul Mogard - In Immobile Air (Ecstatic Recordings, UK) Selm - Sin (Opal Tapes, UK) Lueke - Les Souper Des Cendres (L.I.E.S Records, USA) User from PT - Pirin-ei (Biodiversità Records, Italy) USA/MEXICO - Chorizo (Riot Season Records, UK / 12XU Records, USA) Arszyn - Prywatyzacja Kosmosu (Arszyn Records, Poland) Myles Cochran - The Light There (9Ball Records, UK) Tom Furse - A Journey in Ecstasy (Edit) (Lo Recordings, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston
1 hr 13 min
Something very different for you, this is the first episode of Anthony's new podcast: Out for a Walk. It's a podcast about walking and sound. Taking in field recordings, nature and local history. Subscribe to it wherever you get podcasts Credits Hosted by Anthony Chalmers Produced by Sarah Nicol Music by Faten Kanaan
'Atmospheric' goes some way to describing a lot of the music on the show this week. From the sublime new opus from Mexico's Murcof to the stunning cello experimentation of Simon McCorry, we have sounds that transport you to a range of different intoxicating realms. Elsewhere there's some experimental panpipe music from Bristol's Avon Terror Corps and chopped cowbells from Colombia's LeinaD, Birmingham electronic-inspired new records from Ashley Paul and Beautify Junkyards, SOPHIE's 'no remixes... except for Autechre' prophecy coming true, and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Sintakon - Muevete (Avon Terror Corps, UK) Blanck Mass - Starstuff (single edit) (Sacred Bones Records, USA) Ashley Paul - Blue Skies Green Trees (Slip, UK) MANDEL - Mini Suite I (Bedroom Community, Iceland) Murcof - Underwater Lament (The Leaf Label, UK) Beautify Junkyards - Reverie (feat. Nina Miranda)(Ghost Box Records, UK) LeinaD - Cowbell King (Wachita China, Spain) Simon McCorry - Nature in Nature (See Blue Audio, Spain) SOPHIE - BIPP (Autechre Mx) (Numbers, UK) Sunburned Hand of the Man - Warm Banana (Blueberry Honey, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 12 min
A fantastic hour of new music this week, although the highlight could well be the sublime cut of Eswatini and South African music from 1989 that's had a reissue on France's Nyami Nyami label. That Azumah track is bookended by two fairly gnarly pieces from Canada's Seum and Australia's Divide and Dissolve, we also have stunning ambient soundscapes from Chinese debutant Voision Xi, straight-to-disc improvisation from Sarathy Korwar and Upaj Collective, timely social commentary from Micall Parknsun and loads more. Tracklisting Micall Parknsun - Still Living Black feat. Napoleon Da Legend (Boot Records, UK) Meril Wubslin - Flâner (Les Disques Bongo Joe, Switzerland) TT The Artist - Get This WORK (Club Queen Records, USA) Seum - Saliva Bath (self-release, Canada) Azumah - Woza Moya (Nyami Nyami Records, France) Divide and Dissolve - Prove It (Invada, UK) Voision Xi - Peacock (Eating Music, China) Dean McPhee - The Alchemist (Hood Faire, UK) Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective - Elephant Hangover (Night Dreamer Records, UK) Virginia Wing - St. Francis Fountain (Fire Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 10 min
We start 2021 with music that is generally more mellow, contemplative, but no less extraordinary than the music you're used to on the podcast. Kicking things off with avant-folk of Birdengine, there's hints of modern classical from Doug Wieselman and CARM. We also have a very early contender for most exciting record of the year, with the first taste of the debut LP from Yao Bobby and Simon Grab, there's experimental music from Superalma Project, kraut-tinged sounds from Baïkonour, a tribute to the late, great MF Doom, and much more. Tracklisting Birdengine - The Woe Spills (Eyeless Records, UK) Yao Bobby & Simon Grab - Black Revolution (LAVALAVA Records, UK) Doug Wieselman - Hope For The Trees (Figureight, USA) CARM - Soft Night (37d03d, USA) Baïkonour - Desert Song (self-release, UK) Iman Houssein - Turkey (Ghost Notes Worldwide, UK) Superalma Project - Love is a Many-Splintered Thing (Glamour label, Poland) Fred E. Fresh - Wrapped Up-Tight (Analog Records, USA) Boldy James x Meyhem Lauren (prod. Real Bad Man) - Light Bill (Griselda Records, USA) Madvillain - All Caps (Stones Throw, USA) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
56 min 52 sec
A selection of ten of our favourite records that we've played on the podcast in 2020. It's an impossible task but there is some killer music in here to entertain you for an hour or so. So what have we enjoyed this year? In this selection there's Thai rap, Uruguayan experimentation, UK skronk noise, stunning BLM-inspired jazz and loads more. Part three of our favourites of 2020 will be hosted live on Zoom. It's free to attend, but you need to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independent-music-podcast-live-2020-in-review-tickets-130780252255 Tracklisting Laima - Disco Pregnancy (Tonal + Rhythmical) (DEEWEE, Belgium) Sly & the Family Drone - Bulgarian Steel (Love Love Records, UK) JUU4E - Who is Drunk? 酔ってるのは誰？(EM Records, Japan) Mourning [A] BLKstar - Blk Water (self-release, USA) Effluvium - Vera (Moonworshipper Records, USA) Hey Colossus - (Wrong Speed Records, UK) Holy Tongue - Emet (Amidah Records, UK) Boldy James & Sterling Toles - Detroit River Rock (Sector 7-G Recordings, USA) Lila Tirando a Violeta & Lighght - Dry Season (N.A.A.F.I., Mexico) Faten Kanaan - The North Wind (Fire Records, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 14 min
We don't do 'best of' episodes at the Independent Music Podcast. Music is subjective and we love to shout about the music we love. This week, we're shouting about the music of 2020 that we love and haven't shouted about during our regular episodes. So whether it's 10-minute Finnish rock opuses, racially charged noise-jazz-hiphop, Kenyan field recordings, or Jordanian rap we've got something new(ish) and experimental for you to fall in love with. We also having pummelling techno, indie folk, choral experimental and a lot more. Tracklisting Oranssi Pazuzu - Uusi Teknokratia (Nuclear Blast, USA) Lil Asaf - El Burj (ANBA, Egypt) Tunng - Scared to Death (Full Time Hobby, UK) Screen Shadow - BOᗌIΞS (Scrnxxxshdw, UK) KMRU - Degree of Change (Seil Records, Germany) Pink Siifu - Bebe’s Kids, APOLLO ft. Moor Mother (de Rap Winkel Records, Netherlands) Couch Slut - I’m 14 (Gilead Media, USA) AYA - Ngallo (self-release, UK) Lyra Pramuk - Tendril (Bedroom Community, Iceland) A.N.I -Yes! Sure! If You Don´t Mind (Kashual Plastik, Germany) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 11 min
Our final 'regular' show before January sees little let-up in the excellent music being produced through this mess of a year. Whether it's the spine-tingling multi-national vocals of Chant Electronique or the psychedelic fuzz of Japanese legends Mainliner, there's a lot of the good stuff in this hour-long pod. Elsewhere, live podcast regulars will be happy with two horse-related tracks from wildly different spectrums: former A Hawk and A Hacksaw violinist Heather Trosts new one is mesmerising avant-folk, whilst Giant Swan provide a blistering finale. What else? Well there's Cypriot synthpop from Spivak, possibly the best hiphop record of the year from Chester Watson, juke from Georgia's Nikki Nair and a whole lot more TracklistingSpivak - Πήγαινέ Μέ (Ecstatic Recordings, UK) DJ Danifox - Xupetilson (Principe Discos, Portugal) Chant Electronique - Kamen Gori (Rika Muzika, UK / Croatia) Mainliner - Dual Myths (Riot Season, UK) Chester Watson - Fog (feat. Dua Saleh) (POW Recordings, USA) Mike Neaves - Anxiatry (Hominid Sounds, UK) Heather Trost - Jump Into The Fire (Third Man Records, USA) Gary, Indiana - Nike of Samothrace (Fire Talk, UK) Nikki Nair - Buggy (Juke Bounce Werk, USA) Giant Swan - Silkworm (KECK, UK) Produced and edited by Nick McCorriston.
1 hr 3 min