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March 12, 2018

Otherwires returns to your eardrums after a short hiatus with a frankly excellent show. Album of the month is All Melody by Nils Frahm, Shabaka Hutching’s WE OUT HERE project gets a thorough airing and so much more;


Sons of Kemet - My Queen is Harriet Tubman

Vels Trio - Stepping into Tomorrow

Kit Downes - Rings of Saturn

Ezra Collective - Pure Shade

Tiny Fingers - Drops

Nils Frahm - My Friend the Forest

Nubya Garcia - Once

Tycho - Glider

Apex Twin - Ageispolis

Nils Frahm - Human Range

Charles Mingus - Myself When I Am Real

Tortoise - The Suspension Bridge at Iguazu Falls

Beastie Boys - So What’cha Want?

Jeff Parker - Rang

Shabaka Hutchings - Black Skin Black Masks

Nils Frahm - Kaleidoscope

Kokoroko - Abusey Junction

Stars of the Lid - Jan. 69

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January 15, 2018

Otherwires is back for the new year with a two hour live session from Eumig and Viridian. 

The improvised set was produced on Roland Juno-6, Moog Sub Phatty, Fender Telecaster, Fender Precision Bass, Line 6 Helix, Strymon Big Sky, MXR Carbon Copy, Boss ME70 and TCE Hall of Fame.


Otherwires 39 Review of 2017

December 18, 2017

Otherwires returns to it's glorious full form, now with added vinyl playing capability! Tonight we blast through 2017 playing the absolutely hottest cuts. Feat. Mogwai, Tom Rogerson, Binker and Moses, Ill Considered, Four Tet, Vessels, Physics House Band and many more. Our album of the year comes from Jeff Parker with his solo album Slight Freedom. It's incredible, you must own it.


Phantom Brickworks II - Bibio

The Gabbard - Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno

To All It - Bing and Ruth

In The World But Not Of The World - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Heavy Moss - Tatran

40 Point - Vels Trio

Dawn Lit Metropolis - Ill Considered

Ride Ahead and Light The Way For Me - Brokeback

All This I Do For Glory - Colin Stetson

Bound And Boundless - Do Make Say Think

Uh Uh - Thundercat

Echoes From The Other Side of The Mountain

SW9 9SL - Four Tet

Doomed - Moses Sumney

Position - Vessels

The Astral Wave / Mobius Strip II - The Physics House Band

Don't Believe The Fife - Mogwai

Mainz & Lush Life - Jeff Parker (Album of The Year) 

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November 20, 2017

A foreshortened episode of Otherwires this month owing to some technical gremlins, but definitely making up for it once underway. Album of the month is from Ill Considered, plus the usual roundup of jazz, electronica and post-everything.

Ansumana - Susso

When did you stop loving me - Jeff Parker

Building Bridges - Ill Considered

Purchase - Noveller

Low Light - Soundcarriers

Don't blame yourself - Chaz Bundick meets the Mattson 2

Weight Off - Badbadnotgood

All Ears - Mette Henriette

Dawn Lit Metropolis - Ill Considered

Godzilla - Vels Trio

Voyager - The colours that rise

Cosmic Patience - Gilad Hekselman

Sea Wall - Hans Zimmer

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October 24, 2017

James and Nick return with another monthly roundup of new and classic Jazz and Electronica feat. Kamasi Washington, ADHD, Fourtet, Gil Scott Heron & Vessels.


Shinkansen - Jaga Jazzist

Already There - Taylor McFerrin

Morning Of - The JuJu Exchange

Space Fling - Sun Ra

Two Thousand and Seventeen - Fourtet

Strawberry Letter 23 - Shuggie Otis

Black Sails - Mammal Hands

746 - Trio Elf

Glower - Vessels

Pieces of a Man - Gil Scott Heron

Make Up - Boom Bip

Cuckoo Down - Isan

SW9 9SL - Fourtet

Levon - ADHD

Hide in Plain Sight - Jim James

Actors - Takuya Kuroda

The Anchor - Andrew Huang

Position - Vessels

When Love is Found - Rene Schier


Truth - Kamasi Washington

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August 28, 2017

Nick and James return with a bag of treats for your bank holiday delectation! A blistering album of the month from Tatran punctuates the likes of High Plains, Gonimoblast, Noveller and the Chicago Underground Quartet. Mix this all together with a smattering of Vels Trio and Brokeback and you've got yourself a stew comin' on.



Part 1 (feat. Arve Henriksen) - Gonimoblast

Enter the Void - Rene Schier

Rachel's Song - Vangelis

Emergence - Noveller

Lucy - Astroblk

The Climb - Tatran

Wo Ist Der Kuchen, Meine Frau - Chicago Underground Quartet

Godzilla - Vels Trio

Verve - Humble Goods

Peninsula - Flughand

Fete By The River (live in London) - Binker and Moses

Lucerne Valley - Floating Points

Duncan - Matthew Bourne

Blood That Ran The Rapids - High Plains

Welcome - Wun Two

No Sides - Tatran

Single Stroke Ruffs - Xploding Plastix

Only Truth I Know - I Eat Plants For A Living

Troyka Smash - Troyka

Heavy Moss - Tatran

Old Skool - I Eat Plants For A Living

Electro Magnetic in E - Eivand Aarset

The Lure of the Mine - Colin Stetson

Mornin - Flughand

Colossus of Roads - Brokeback

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June 5, 2017

More alternative wanderings from Nick and James with album of the month from Binker and Moses, as well as Do Make Say Think, Colin Stetson, Blue Lab Beats and an astounding live session from Untitled 4.

Miles Davis - Go Ahead John
Shadow - Systematic ft. Nas
Mark Pritchard - Light Bodied
Blue Lab Beats - Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye
Bing and Ruth - Chonchos
Untitled 4 LIVE IN THE STUDIO - Through the Null
Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
Do Make Say Think - Return, Return Again
Binker and Moses - The Departure
Untitled 4 LIVE IN THE STUDIO - Desdemona
Binker and Moses - Through the Valley of The Ultra Blacks
Burial - Beachfires
cLOUDDEAD - Dead Dogs Two
The Radiophonic Workshop - The Stranger's House

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May 8, 2017

All things Warp tonight as Nick and James take you on a guided tour of one of the most influential electronic music labels of all time.

Bibio - This Ain't 'bout The Feelings
Mount Kimbie ft. James Blake - We Go Home Together
Clark - Hoova
Forgemasters - Track With No Name
Speedy-J - De-Orbit
Nightmares on Wax - Scratch That
Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher
Plaid - Ti Bom
Squarepusher - Circlewave
Battles - Atlas
Aphex Twin - Alberto Balsam
Milanese - Iacon
Autechre - Drane
Mark Pritchard - ?
Brian Eno - Reflection
Boards of Canada - Everything You Do Is A Balloon
Bibio - Kaini Industries (BOC Cover)
Flying Lotus - Table Tennis ft. Laura Darlington
Aphex Twin - CIRCLONT6A [141.98][syrobonkus mix]
Shobaleader One - Iambic 5 Poetry

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March 13, 2017

A buffet of delights featuring choice cuts from Wil Bolton and Bowditch, brand new music from Do Make Say Think and The Physics House Band and an album of the month from Tenariwen.

Invocation of a Midsummer Revery - Children of Alice
Abdou Kadre - Piano Interrupted
The Railway Hotel Gents Toilet (Broken) - Bowditch
Bound and Boundless - Do Make Say Think
Hayati - Tinariwen
Abandoned Reminder - Craig Taborn
Kneel Down - Neil Cowley Trio
Round Trip (Broadway Blues) - Jaco Pastorius
Teen Town - Jaco Pastorius
Opus Pocus - Jaco Pastorius
Astral Wave - The Physics House Band
Spirit Splitter (No.54) - Mary Halvorson Octet
Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
Tenere Taqqal - Tinariwen
The Cavalry Cross - Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy
Conch - Get The Blessing
81 - Miles Davis
Shadow - Barry Guy
Colours in Space - Explosions in The Sky
Dissolve - Wil Bolton