June

ODB 382: Telemachus ‘Boring And Weird Historical Music’ (Matt Oliver)

ODB 383: Bab L’ Bluz ‘Nayda!’ (Dominic Valvona)

MC Social Playlist XLVI: Itadi, Chrissy Zebby Tembo, Ludus, Drum Circus, Twin Hype (DV)

ODB 384: Cosse ‘Nothing Belongs To Anything’, 8 Floors Up ‘Roman Bones Make Good Glue’, Cathedral Bells ‘Undertow’, Inglourious Bastards ‘Something In The Air’, National Treasure ‘Come And Go’, HighSchool ‘Frosting’, Aimee Steven ‘Darling’, The Rubettes ‘Glamnezia’, Guts Club ‘Song For Carm’, Chris Cech ‘Sloth’  (Brian ‘Bordello’ Shea)

TOF 087: Kahil El’Zabar & David Murray ‘Spirit Groove’, Etienne de la Sayette ‘Kobugi’, Myles Cochran ‘My Own Devices’, Fierro Ex Machina ‘Processions’, Sad Man ‘Daddy Biscuits’, Above The Tree ‘King Above’, Henry Roesli ‘Titik Api’, Scarlet’s Well ‘Magic: Selections From 1999-2010’ (DV)

Premiere: (Single) Campbell Sibthorpe ‘Good Lord’ (DV)

Perusal 012: Ammar 808 ‘Marivere Gati (Ft. Susha)’, Koma Saxo ‘Koma Mate/Jagd (Ft. Jameszoo)’, Itchy-O ‘Milk Moon Rite’, Jon Hassell ‘Fearless’, Tony Price ‘Interview’ (DV)

Premiere: (Track) John Poubelle ‘A Ces Jours’ (DV)

ODB 385: The Original Magnetic Light Parade ‘Smoke & Mirrors’, Deleo ‘Mythomania’, Bananagun ‘The True Story of Bananagun’, Colossus ‘Running in The Sand’, Sir Robert Orange Peel ‘Piers Morgan 1 – 0 Everyone Else’, Salem Trials ‘Pictures Of Skin’, The Amplifier Heads ‘The Man With A Sun For A Head’, Ageing Children ‘Live’ (BB)

Premiere: (Single/Video) bedd ‘You Have Nice Things’ (DV)

Monthly Playlist: Thiago Nassif, Lithics, Wishmaster, Jeffrey Lewis, Gaul Plus, Afel Bocoum, Caleb Landy Jones  (DV/MO/BB)

 

May

ODB 378: Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. ft. Geoff Leigh  ‘Chosen Star Child’s Confession’  (DV)

ODB 379: Ill Move Sporadic  ‘Drug Corpse II (Body Disposal)’  (MO)

TOF 085: Chouk Bwa & The Angstromers ‘Vodou Ale’, Muriel Grossmann ‘Elevation’, Edifanko ‘The Pace Setters’, Fadhilee Italya ‘Kwetu’, Akatombo ‘Discordia 2003-2020’, Seb Reynolds ‘The Universe Remembers’, Plano Remoto ‘S/T’, Fra Fra ‘Funeral Songs’  (DV)

PREMIERE (Track): Yonic South ‘On’  (DV)

ODB 380: Princess Thailand ‘And We Shine’, Sir Robert Orange Peel ‘Are You Mad Enough’, Sir Bobby jukebox ‘Friendship Gift’, bigfower ‘Hold You In Place’, Palvas ‘Centerpiece’, Salvatore Baglio ‘Sonic Doom’, The Nightingales ‘Four Against Fate’, Xqui ‘Mircochasm’, Simon Klein ‘Cat’ (BBS)

MC Social Playlist #XLV: Little Richard, Tony Allen, Kraftwerk, Embryo, Officer!, Hieroglyphics, Allan Wachs, Damara  (DV)

PREMIERE (Single): Myles Cochran ‘It’s Like This’  (DV)

PREMIERE (Single): Provincials ‘One-Armed Swordsman’  (DV)

Perusal #011: Telemachus ‘Greed’, OK:KO/Alder Ego/Timo Lassy & Teppo Makynen ‘Ateneum 2019′, Sounds and Colours ’10 Years’, The Bundy Bunch ‘POS’, CURRENTMOODGIRL ‘The Letter L’, Double Francoise ‘Les Bijoux’  (DV)

PREMIERE (Single): Admlithi ‘Radal’  (DV)

Kalporz X MC: (Album) Perfume Genius ‘Set My Heart On Fire Immediately’  (Enrico Stradi)

TOF 086: Les Freres Smith ‘Mutation’, Soft Plastics ‘5 Dreams’, Bhajan Bhoy ‘Bless Bless’, Love-Songs ‘Nicht Nicht’, Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro ‘Due Matte’, Simon McCorry ‘The Light Only Blinds’, David Ahlen ‘My Face Will Shine’, Daniel J. Gregory ‘Dusty Starlight’  (DV)

ODB 381: The Legless Crab ‘Be A Sadist’, No Exits ‘S/T’, The Loungs ‘Hey Brain’, DeathDeathDeath ‘Love Is A Construct’, Graham Domain ‘Waking World’, Bloom De Wilde ‘The Heart Shall Be Rewarded By The Universe’, Drew Davis ‘S/T’, Dog Paper Submarine ‘Slippery Satellites’, Salem Trials ‘Head On Rong’, It’s Karma It’s Cool ‘Woke Up In Hollywood’  (BBS)

 

April

ODB 374: Roedelius ‘Selbstporträt Wahre Liebe’  (DV)

MC Social Playlist XLIV: Clotilde, Steamhammer, Eno & Gale, Gescom, Def Jef, Cos, Sam Rivers (DV)

PREM: Album: 3 South & Banana ‘S/T’  (DV)

TOF 084: Santrofi ‘Alewa’, Die Wilde Jagd ‘Haut’, Orchestra Of Constant Distress ‘Live at Roadburn 2019’, Halftribe ‘Archipelago’, Sad Man ‘Indigenous Mix 3’, iyatraQuartet ‘Break The Dawn’, Antti Lotjonen ‘Quintet East’, Damily ‘Early Years: Madagascar Cassette Archives’  (DV)

ODB 375: Chris Church ‘Backwards Compatible’, Yakima ‘Go Virtually’, So Beast ‘Super Black’, Geese ‘Bottle’, Tangled Headphones ‘Death By Misadventure’, Aimee Steven ‘Hell Is A Teenage Girl’ Pabst ‘Skyline’  (BS)

PREM: Single: David Ahlen ‘If I Have You’  (DV)

Perusal 009: John Johanna ‘The Eastern Harmony And Gospel Demonstrations: Outtakes And Demos 2015-2017’, Vukovar ‘Cement & Cerement’, Clovvder ‘My Mother Was The Moon’, Twisted Ankle ‘Landlord Laughs’, Escupemetralla ‘Remotitud’  (DV)

ODB 376: Murmur Tooth ‘A Fault In The Machine’, Vukovar ‘Exhumation’, Randolph’s Leap ‘Petrichor’, The Legless Crabs ‘Irregular Of Cellular’, Crumpsall Riddle ‘Looking After The Duck’, Harry Cloud ‘The Pig And The Machine’, Euan Hartley And Friends ‘Ten Years At The Bottom’, Meat Whiplash ‘Don’t Slip UP’, Sunbourne Rd. ‘Teenage Lyrics’, Chinofeldy ‘Stay Home’  (BS)

PREM: Single: Simon McCorry ‘Pieces Of Mind’  (DV)

ODB 377: The Four Owls ‘Nocturnal Instinct’  (MO)

Kalporz X MC: What Is Spotification?  (GM)

Perusal 010: Lucidvox ‘Knife’, Shaw & Grossfeldt ‘Klavier P’, Supergombo ‘Alien Felines From Across The Galaxy’, Makoto Kino ‘Glitter Rose Garden’, Qiumper ‘Boroq-Thaddoi’  (DV)

MC Monthly Playlist (April): Tanya Morgan, Hanni El Khatib, Holy Hive, Nick Cave, Aksak Maboul, Dope Knife  (DV, BS, MO)

March

ODB 366: Gunshot ‘Burn Cycle’  (Matt Oliver)

Premiere: Hallelujah! ‘Minipony’ Video  (Dominic Valvona)

ODB 367: (Guest Post) Rowland S Howard ‘Teenage Snuff Film’ and ‘Pop Crimes’  (Dan Shea)

ODB 368: Idiot Blur Fanboy ‘Oasis Are The Enemy’  (DV)

ODB 369: Catholic Action ‘Celebrated By Strangers’, The Proper Ornaments ‘Mission Bells’, Piney Gir ‘Puppy Love’, bigflower ‘My Love’, The Lounge Bar Orchestra ‘Pilot Episode’, Harold Nano ‘We’re Almost Home’, Void Vortex ‘Everything I Am (Is Built From You)’, Toxic Chicken ‘Live At Scaledown’  (Brian ‘Bordello’ Shea)

Perusal 007: Gawd Status ‘Admiral byrd’, Ghostwood Development Project ‘Gulley’, Irreversible Entanglements ‘No Mas’, Lunar Bird ‘A Walk’, Adam Green ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’  (DV)

ODB 370: Tamikrest ‘Tamotait’  (DV)

ODB 371: (Guest Post) Notes From The Psychiatric Underground, Or Why I Miss Simon Morris (DS)

MC Social Playlist: #XLIII: Evie Sands, Urbano de Castro, Eternity’s Children, Tuff Crew, Crispy Ambulance, Dzyan  (DV)

TOF 083: Idjah Hadidjah & Jugala Jaipongan ‘Java Sounds Volume One’, JZ Replacement ‘Disrespectful’, Awale Jant Band ‘Yewoulen’, Ville Herrala ‘Pu:’, Jimmy W ‘Midi Canoe’, Passepartout Duo ‘Vis-a-Vis’, Orkesta Mendoza ‘Curandero’, Various ‘Maghreb K7 Club’  (DV)

Kalporz X MC: Listen To The Enemy: The Sound Of Covid-19  (Matteo Mannocci)

ODB 372: Loose Fit ‘Loose Fit EP’, Ploom ‘Ploom EP’, Occult Character ‘Steve Albini’s Kundalini’, Various ‘Mark Barton’s Sunday Experience Album’, Rita Braga ‘Tremble Like A Ghost’, Schizo Fun Addict ‘The Last Wave’, The Hannah Barberas ‘Into The Wild’  (BS)

ODB 373: Mick Harvey ‘Waves Of Anzac/The Journey’  (DV)

Premiere: Seb Reynolds ‘The Universe Remembers’ Single  (DV)

Perusal 008: Nduduzo Makhathini ‘Indawu’, Jacqueline Tucci ‘Fear’, Bedd ‘Auto Harp’, Senji Niban ‘Where The Birds Fly Now?’, Super Inuit ‘Mothering Tongue’  (DV)

MC Monthly Playlist Revue: TrueMendous, Mdou Moctar, Collocutor, Masta Ace, Riz Ahmed, The Stroppies, HiFi Klub, Pozi  (DV,MO,BS)

 

February

ODB 362: Pulled By Magnets ‘Rose Golden Doorway’  (DV)

Premiere: Video: Simon McCorry ‘The Nothing That Is’  (DV)

Interview: Joss Cope  (BB)

Perusal #004: Bob Destiny ‘Wang Dang’, Remington Super 60 ‘New EP’, John Howard ‘It’s Not All Over Yet’, Mazeppa ‘The Way In’, Elefant ‘Ultra Plus Ultra’, MAI MAI MAI ‘Il Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie’  (DV)

ODB 363: Martin Mansson Sjostrand Trio ‘Universum Faller’, Bruce Hendrickson ‘New Jerusalem’, The Saxophones ‘Eternity Bay’, C.S.E. Art Project ‘The Truths On The Telly’, November Bees ‘Claw An Father’, Picniclunch, Anytime Cowboy ‘S/T’  (BB)

Kalporz X Monolith Cocktail: Photo Roll: Gig: Yussef Dayes  (Giorgio Lamonica)

Perusal #005: Graham Costello’s Strata ‘Cygnus’, Nordine Staifi ‘Zine Ezzinet’, The Band ‘Once Were Brothers’, Chassol ‘Rollarcoaster (pt.2)’, Van Pool ‘Bathing In The Open’  (DV)

TOF 082: Jimi Tenor ‘Ny, Hel, Barca’, Ani Glass ‘Mirores’, Slift ‘Ummon’, Singapore Police Background ‘Antiworlds’, Tony James Morton ‘Fragments’, Matao With Atilla Engin ‘Turkish Delight’, Vivienne Eastwood ‘Home Movies’, Rainbow Island ‘Illmatrix’  (DV)

ODB 364: Various ‘INTENTA: Experimental & Electronic Music From Switzerland 1981-1993’  (DV)

Premiere: Video: Postcards ‘Dead End’  (DV)

Perusal #006: A Journey Of Giraffes ‘Armenia’, Violet Nox ‘Future Fast’, Northwest ‘All Of A Sudden’, Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical ‘Cumbia Sin Nombre’  (DV)

ODB 365: U.S. Girls ‘Heavy Light’  (DV)

MC Monthly Playlist: Four Owls, November Bees, Dueling Experts, Chassol, Dream Parade, Alida King, Seu Jorge  (DV, BB, Matt Oliver)

 

January

Our Daily Bread 358: Lina_Raul Refree  ‘S/T’  (Dominic Valvona)

ODB 359: The Van Allen Belt  ‘Let It Goddam Be’  (DV)

Monolith Cocktail Social Playlist #XLII: Mike Nesmith, David Bowie, Eula Cooper, Rosa Yemen, Kym Mazelle & Robert Howard, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley  (DV)

Kalporz X MC: [Scoutcloud] Brainstory  (Monica Mazzilo)

ODB 360: bigflower ‘Sound Of Silence’, Pintandwefall ‘Your Stories Baby’, Sunflowers ‘Endless Voyage’, Shadow Show ‘Silhouettes’, Bruce Hendrickson And The Blue Giant Zeta Poppies ‘Any Sunny Day’, Stovepipe ‘Born To Jive’, Floodlights ‘Backyard’  (Brian ‘Bordello’ Shea)

ODB 361: Extradition Order ‘American Prometheus’  (DV)

Perusal #002: Dijf Sanders ‘Ravana’, Jonah Parzen-Johnson ‘Up’, Ani Glass ‘Mirores’, Kamilita ‘Broken Hearted Freak’, Betacrack ‘Unselected Ambient Works Vol.1’, Liz Davinci ‘Harvest Time’  (DV)

Tickling Our Fancy 081: Deutsche Ashram ‘Whisper Om’, Li Yilei ‘Unabled Form’, Jon Hasselll & Farafina ‘Flash Of The Spirit’, Sad Man ‘The King Of The Beasts’, Hallelujah! ‘Wanna Dance’, Seattle Stomp ‘Maudlin Madness’, The Epstein ‘Burn The Branches’, Mike Gale ‘B,C,D Sides Vol.1’ (DV)

Perusal #003: Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela ‘We’ve Landed’, JZ Replacement ‘Tubuka’, Verses Bang ‘The Eagle Has Landed’, Ippu Mitsui ‘Break Through 50 Watts’, Brona McVittie ‘The Green Man’  (DV)

Monthly Revue Playlist: Les Amazones d’Afrique, Hailu Mergia, Lee Scott, Leaf Dog, Kool Keith, Floodlights  (DV/BB)

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