Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Coma Skank

It's been a decent week for Pan, what with that long-awaited Lee Gamble LP dropping and the Sensate Focus Heatsick-rework 12" appearing as if from nowhere. Ace. Pan bounty aside tho, find within a Jonathan Harvey tribute; some sleazy dub from Bellows; an apocalyptic Stig Inge plate; some tribal bits from across Africa; and the continuation of the phenomenal posthumous Muslimgauze release schedule. In other lost and reissue music this time, Mississippi vinylise another bunch of belters from the Ethiopiques series; Sympathy Nervous treats us to some plastic lovin'; Sham Palace offer up a blinding collection of Indonesian pop; Die Doraus wishes us a pleasant morning; and Tunji Oyelana want the bus to slow a little. Otherwise, Elyse gets a rewind; the Cults Percussion Ensemble continue to twinkle; Andy Levine stacks the stuck grooves; Burial's got a new single, and there's a charming debut from my namesake Poppy. All these things make me happy x  
Poppy Ackroyd - Grounds [Devonvali]
Bellows - Untitled [Entr'acte]
Lee Gamble - Coma Skank (BinocConverge Mix) [Pan]
Sensate Focus - X [Pan]
Muslimgauze - Analog Zikir 1 [TMPS]
Mayogo Tribe - Congo Bereji [SWP]
Diolas Tribe - Wrestling, Serekunda, the Gambia [Lyrichord]
Mindanoo Mistiru - Wub' Allem [Lyrichord]
Bahta Gebre Heywet - Gizie [Mississippi/Change]
Zul Darwis & Asmidar Darwis - Sifat Manusia [Sham Palace]
Mohammed Al Ali - Mili Alay [Sham Palace]
Andy Levine - Remake/Recycle [Self-released]
Burial - Rough Sleeper [Hyperdub]
Sympathy Nervous - Plastic Love [Minimal Wave]
Die Doraus & Die Marinas - Guten Morgen [Bureau-B]
Elyse - Mortuary Bound [Orange Twin]
Cults Percussion Ensemble - Erlangen Polka [Trunk]
Tunji Oyelana - Agda Lo De [Soundway]
Stig Inge - D-010 [ZCKR]
Jonathan Harvey - Advaya [Compositeurs d'aujourd'hui]

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Love In The Mist - NTS 15th October

In this installment of Awkward Movements on NTS...

Glitchy magic from Grischa Lichtenberger; gloomy beats from Christian Cosmos; industrial twang from Monoton; broken dub with Seekersinternational; classic hip hop from cLOUDDEAD; static shocks from Emptyset; drifty business with Jan Jelinek; vocal silliness with Matmos; and some seriously epic electronica from the new Bee Mask LP.
That stuff aside, a couple of surprising remixes; a little rainforest chanting, a bit of tribal drumming, some stonking carnival beats, a slab of dub; and a few rather rude horns.

Recorded live on NTS, Monday 15th October -,

Bee Mask - Vaporware [Room40]
Jan Jelinek - Fragments One [Faitiche]
Rrose remixing Matmos - You [Thrill Jockey]
Emptyset - Armature [Raster Noton]
Conet Project - Iran/Iraq Jamming Efficacy Testing [Irdial]
Christian Cosmos - The Angular Position Of His Cross [Bed Of Nails]
Grischa Lichtenberger - 0811_11_re_0411_08_mas_rm3 [Raster Noton]
Regis remixing Ike Yard - Loss [Blackest Ever Black]
Monoton - Dancing & Singing [Oral]
Seekersinternational - Alwaysdub [Digitalis]
Roots Radics - I Will Forget Dub [A&A]
Linval Thomas - Big Big Girl [Lackpot]
Jah Woosh - Fire [Original]
The Westland Steel Band - Love In The Mist [Nonesuch Explorer]
Ti Frere - Anita [Harmonia Mundi]
Nicolaas Y Su Sexteto from Curacao - Nan Ta Tana [Unknown]
Unidentified Street Performers - Vapeur [Smithsonian Folkways]
Dirashe Tribe - Dirashe Drum Song [Sublime Frequencies]
Mahir & Ali - Halay : Oyun Havasi [Mississippi/Change/Canary]
Muslimgauze - Marijana Jar [Soleilmoon]
Mbuti Pygmies of The Ituri Rainforest - Elephant Hunting Song [Smithsonian Folkways]
cLOUDDEAD - Jimmy Breeze (Excerpt) [Big Dada/MUSH]
Matmos - Just Waves [Thrill Jockey]

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Graveyard Love

A load of raw blues, gospel, country, jazz and folk from the likes of The Missionaries, Cab Calloway, Bertha Idaho, Memphis Minnie, Joseph Spence and Ivy Smith; some new dance singles from Prisma, Perc and Mutant Beat Dance; some rowdy clanky stuff from Mauritius and Dominica; and a miniature 80s party. Enjoy x

Reel Rebels Radio 12th September,

Washington Phillips - Denomination Blues Part One [Mississippi]
Bertha Idaho - Graveyard Love [Dust To Digital]
Ex Governor Alf Taylor & The Old Limber Quartet - Brother Noah Built An Ark [Dust To Digital]
The Missionaries - Clouds Hanging Low [Mississippi/Change/Social]
Two Gospel Keys - I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore [Mississippi]
Memphis Minnie - Can't I Do It For You [Origin Jazz]
Ivy Smith - Third Alley Blues [Sub Rosa]
Louise & Joseph - Won't That Be A Happy Time [Mississippi]
Georgia Washboard Stompers - Who Stole The Lock On The Henhouse Door [Ace Of Hearts]
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra - Minnie The Moocher
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - In My Front Room [Rumble]
Irma Thomas - Breakaway [Mississippi]
(E16) - 2 Letter 'KG' [Irdial]
Mutant Beat Dance - Urban Dust [LIES]
Perc - A New Brutality [Perc Trax]
Prisma - Dried Grapes [Kondens]
Flying Lizards - Sex Machine [Statik]
Ein St Ein - Varsavia (LP Version) [Bordello A Parigi]
Unidentified Performers - Main Street of Haina [Smithsonian Folkways]
Ti Frere - Pas Faire Comme Moi [Harmonia Mundi]
Amanar - Ariyalan [Sahel Sounds/Little Axe]
Joseph Spence - I Bid You Goodnight [Mississippi]

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Let Me Clear My Throat / Burning Nest

Debut drivetime edition for Reel Rebels Radio featuring some chripy numbers from Trinidad and Hawaii; rude and rowdy carnival drums and horns from Ethiopia, Haiti and Morocco; new Mark Fell and Seekersinternational LPs; some shortwave numbers station recordings; a Pete Swanson 7"; another new Rrose 12"; triple Sloop; a couple of new albums on Sahel Sounds; moody Liberian guitar music, a testcard taster, a bunch of throaty stuff, and some wistful blues from John Jacob Niles. Now please bear in mind it was pretty warm down in the studio on Tuesday, and my head doesn't fair so well in the heat, so I feed you all sorts of bollocks, such as that there's a new Agali Ag Amoumine LP out (there isn't), and that 78+2=74 (it doesn't), but all the tunes are solid gold, so as long as you ignore me you'll have a great time with this one.

Unidentified performers - Tallon [Smithsonian Folkways]
Master Musicians Of Jajouka - Sidi Hamid Sherk [Sol Re Sol]
Dirashe Tribe - Dirashe Drum Song [Sublime Frequencies]
Rrose - 23 Lashes [Eaux 291]
(G14) - DFD21 [Irdial]
Mark Fell - SOA-4 [Editions Mego]
Seekersinternational - Always Dub [Digitalis]
The Westland Band - Maria [Nonesuch]
Pale K Lua - Kohala March [Yazoo]
Joseph Spence - Sloop John B [Mississippi]
Cleveland Simmons Group - Hustle Up The John B Sail [Rounder]
ET Mensah - John B Calypso [RetroAfric]
Amanar - A1 [Sahel Sounds/Little Axe]
Souleyman Niafounke - Bamana [Sahel Sounds/Mississippi]
Unknown - Mandingo Song [Mississippi]
Uzlyau - Slow Form #2
Sygyt - Kargyraa
Ghedalia Tazartes - Rien Nest Assez Fort Pour Dive [VOD]
Guttural Singer - I Won't Stop Singing Kagyraa
Ghedalia Tazartes - Le Crabe Ne Joue Jamais A La Poupee [VOD]
Tenores Di Bitti - Boch'e Notte [Network Medien]
Xoomii Music - Buyant Gol
Церемония Зеленой Тары - Восхваление Зеленой Тары
Ghedalia Tazartes - Merci Stephane [VOD]
John Jacob Niles - John Henry [Dut To Digital]
Ein St Ein - Warsaw [Bordello A Parigi]
Pete Swanson - Positive [BEB45]
This Heat - Testcard [This Is]

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Mark Fell's in here twice, both as Mark Fell and as Sensate Focus; there's a big chunk of Anworth Kirk from their new LP Shacklecross; a couple of new singles from the ever-reliable LIES camp, from Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui and Torn Hawk; some Ethiopian bits, both mesmerically pretty and rowdily tribal; and sticking with tribal, the new Cut Hands single is rather, and there's a pretty hefty slab of Haitian rara to get yer abs around.  Otherwise there's a cracking new LP on Pan by Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet; a smidgen of Tahitian sunshine; and a clunky 23minute number from This Heat.

Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui - Pacific House [LIES]
Group Taraatua - Himene Tarava [Saydisc]
Unidentified Performers - Notre Dame de 7 Doleurs [Smithsonian]
Cut Hands - Black Mamba [Blackest Ever Black]
Mark Fell - SOA-2 [Editions Mego]
Sensate Focus - X (3.3') [Sensate Focus]
Anworth Kirk - Shacklecross A [Pre-Cert Home Entertainment]
Torn Hawk - Tarifa [LIES]
Habesha 2000 Band - Habesha Traditional Song 2 [Sublime Frequencies]
Tsege Mariam Gebru - Presentiment [Mississippi/Change]
Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet - Burning Nest [Pan]
This Heat - Metal [This Is]