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Otherwires 56

Otherwires 56

November 18, 2019

Nick returns to the fold to accompany James in a sonic rummage through the exploits of the expertly curated Rusted Tone Recordings, featuring music spanning their last 12 months of releases. We also blast through some smoking hot new noise from Colossal Squid, Inwards and Joshua Blackmore, as well as classic mayhem from Squarepusher. Also, the last hour is basically ambient heaven. What’s not to like?


Plotinus - Squarepusher

Diagonals - Stereolab

Tottertot - Inwards

SiZE - Joshua Blackmore

iFuck Francisco - Colossal Squid / PigsPigsPigsPigsPigsPigsPigs

Bud - Mark Guiliana

Forget - Lianne La Havas

Hvlaeu Gryd - Isnaj Dui

Jeff’s Garden - Robin Saville

Magna - Rorquals

April Spiral - Wil Bolton

For Agnes Martin - Matt Atkins

No Kindness - Jim Wylde / sp3ct3rs

Winter Storm - silentwave

Melancholie - D.R.

Love In The Time Of Lexapro - Oneohtrix Point Never

Movements (Chapter III) - Leon Vynehall

Equivalent Six - Loscil

Feigning Night - Amulets

Daniel In The Sea - Jonsi, Alex Somers

That Finger Against Your Temple Is The Barrel Of My Raygun - Stars of The Lid

OTW 55

OTW 55

October 21, 2019

Belters aplenty tonight from a fittingly doom ladened playlist. A sign of the times we hear you cry. Never fear, we’ll pepper it with some pure joy as always. No Nick tonight as he’s galavanting, so it’ll be twice as loud and twice as heavy in his absence. 


All That Matters Is The Moments – The Comet Is Coming, Joshua Idehen

WIEM Breast Tax – COLOSSAL SQUID, Melt Yourself Down

トラップ – mouse on the keys

Anasickmodular – Floating Points

Death Sequence iii – The Physics House Band, Stewart Lee

Stikki – Joshua Blackmore

Lactic Tang – Alarmist

Ducter – black midi

Squirrel Song – Shellac

To Hell with Good Intentions – Mclusky

Career-Minded Individual – Enablers

Stolen – ISIS, Aereogramme

Sof – Ore

Troubled Air – Sunn 0)))

The Botanist – Sleep

Erosion always wins – François J. Bonnet, Stephen O'Malley

凶兆 – 勝井祐二

Sinking Ship – Jan Bang

Cut 3 – Viridian

Waiting – Bowditch

Santa Teresa – EOB

Gently - n/a

Otherwires 54

Otherwires 54

September 23, 2019

Nick and James are back with an absolutely pukka playlist overflowing with new noise. This month's racket features Bodyhound, Hackney Colliery Band, Dylan Carlson, M83 and an album of the month from The Utopia Strong.


7.3 - Supersilent

Crushing Lactic - The Hackney Colliery Band

Lifeforce Part II - The Comet Is Coming

Second Bend - Body Hound

Anna Painting - Four Tet

Swimmer - The Utopia Strong

Helix - Kelly Moran

Blood Rain - Ital Tek

fyrsta - Flughand, steichi

SOTRS - Caterina Barbieri

Brainsurgeons 3 - The Utopia Strong

Descending - Tool

Temple of Sorrow - M83

Cathartic Pressure Waves - Lightbath

Stone In Focus - Benoit Pioulard

Conquistador - Dylan Carlson 

Otherwires 53

Otherwires 53

August 26, 2019

Otherwires returns with medium fanfare and great aplomb featuring noise from Thom Yorke, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Fennesz, r beny and Daughters. 


Fennesz - In My Room

Meitei - Chouchin

Sigur Ros - Svefn-g-englar

Eli Keszler - Measurement Doesn't Change The System At All

Daughters - Less Sex

Earth - Cats On The Briar

Abul Mogard - Bound Universe

Abul Mogard / Ayisha Devi - O.M.A.

Stereolab - Diagonals

Madlib - Stepping Into Tomorrow

Sun Ra - Today Is Not Yesterday

John Coltrane - Blue World

R Beny - Echo's Verse

Thom Yorke - Impossible Knots

Thom Yorke / Flea / Wynton Marsalis - Daily Battles 1+2

Tim Hecker - Into The Void

Nivhek - Walking In A Spiral Towards The House

Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent)

Otherwires 52

Otherwires 52

March 11, 2019

The final hoorah in this chapter of Otherwires sees Nick and James absolutely rinsing their album of the month from Anton Eger, punctuated by stunning cuts from Aqueduct Ensemble, Jimi Hendrix, Voces8, Skee Mask and many MANY more. This is all for now folks. Much peace and much love. x


Jimi's Juju - Leon Mobley & Umar Bin Hussan

You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder

Oxford Supernova - Anton Eger

Activate - Theon Cross

In Perfect Air - Aqueduct Ensemble 

Floor Face Down - Ian Pooley

Broken Home - Burial

Rausch 6 - GAS

A Bright Resemblance - Light Conductor

Monolith - Anton Eger

CIYA - Theon Cross

C. Backlit - Aqueduct Ensemble

Kozmic Flush - Skee Mask

How Deep Is The Ocean - John Coltrane

Never Not - Anton Eger

Over and Out - Nine Inch Nails

Pyramid Song - Voces8

Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

Otherwires #51 Review of 2018

Otherwires #51 Review of 2018

January 14, 2019

James Green & Nick Dawson round up a tumultuous 2018. The crushing return of Low, that track (and video) by Childish Gambino, further epic-ness from Kamasi Washington, all the way brilliance from Shabaka Hutchings... music for our times and no mistake.

3 albums absolutely demanding to be '...of the year' in the form of meticulous widescreen post-rock from Matt Calvert, absolute root deep hip hop from Kev Brown and all encompassing jazz for-the-people from Makaya McCraven. This is how I got through 2018.

Buhrstone - Sarah Davachi

Quorum - Low

My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark - Sons of Kemet

Medina - Kamaal Williams

Street Fighter Mas - Kamasi Washington

Good Friday (Boards of Canada Remix) - WHY?, Boards of Canada

This Is America - Childish Gambino

Neon Pattern Drum - Jon Hopkins

Terracotta - Tangents

Human Range - Nils Frahm

Dotwork - Delta Sleep

I’m Janick Gers - Vennart

Denise Paints - Colin Stetson

Back to Electric - Lori Scacco

Empty Grids - r beny

14.12 - Supersilent

Young Genius - Makaya McCraven

Suffer - Matt Calvert

M Go Round - Kev Brown

Time - Kev Brown

Computer Stuff - Kev Brown

Future Classic - Kev Brown

We Won - Kev Brown

Otherwires #50

Otherwires #50

December 17, 2018

Otherwires #50

Nick & James return for an unlikely 50th peek into the disparate worlds of jazz, post-rock and electronica. This time Matt Calvert of Three Trapped Tigers is in the studio to discuss his new solo album Typewritten. Album of the Month is Kev Brown's Delve into Classical Moog, there's new music from Anthony Shadduck, Ghost-Note and Ill Considered plus a dig back through the crates to find some gems which have lit up our lives over the past 4 years.


Ali Farka Toure - Ruby

Anthony Shadduck/Jeff Parker - The Story of Maryam

Ill Considered - White Christmas

Ghost-Note - Weedie B. Good

Kev Brown - Introduction/Robot Jungle/Victorious


Matt Calvert in conversation with James


Brokeback - We Let The 'S' Hang In The Air

Tortoise - Ten Day Interval

Jeff Parker - Visions

Moses Sumney - Quarrel

BADBADNOTGOOD - The Hyssop of Love

Yussef Kamaal - Strings of Light

Bohren und der Club of Gore - Unkerich

Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchinanda



Otherwires 49

Otherwires 49

November 19, 2018

Otherwires is back with a whole heap of brand spanking new jazz, featuring new music from Makaya McCraven and hot cuts from Yazz Ahmen, Miles Davis and Laurel Halo. This month's live session comes from Otherwires favourite Wil Bolton, who provides an absolutely stunning set of ambient heaven.

Osiris - Maisha

Holy Lands - Makaya McCraven

Organ Eternal - Yazz Ahmed

Honky Tonk - Miles Davis

Prosperity's Fear - Makaya McCraven

Voila - Makaya McCraven

The Creator Has A Masterplan - Sarathy Korwar

The Fifth Monk - Makaya McCraven


Compact Rhythem - Graham Dunning

Raw Silk Uncut Wood - Laurel Halo

The Evening Hate - Chelidon Frame 

Otherwires 48 with SLOW CLINIC

Otherwires 48 with SLOW CLINIC

October 22, 2018

Otherwires 48 featuring Slow Clinic Live in the studio. (there's no speaking for the first half due to a tech glitch, which is probably a bonus really)

Keyed Out - Tim Hecker

Suite Haus - Makaya McCraven feat. Nubya Garcia

Autumn - Wun Two

Seye - Fofoulah

Freedom Funk Chant - Damu The Fudgemunk/Raw Poetic

Yu or Me - Matt Calvert*

Volk - Thom Yorke

Morning Of - Colin Stetson

Interactivity in Plastic Space - Lori Scacco


SLOW CLINIC Live in session


Suffer - Matt Calvert*

White Lies - TATRAN

Tiger Song - Lori Scacco

Denise Paints - Colin Stetson

Ghost Ship - Matt Calvert*

Kind of Fuji - 1000 Kings

Butterss's - Makaya McCraven feat. Jeff Parker

Secondary Measure - Amulets

In Mother Earth Phase - Tim Hecker


Otherwires 47

Otherwires 47

September 24, 2018

Nick and James return with an ocean of sonic exploration, ranging from Low to Lightbath, Supersilent to The Beta Band and an album of the month from king of 11/8 Vennart. This month’s Otherwires Live session comes from Dead Circuits. 


Surrogate Head (Live at The Garage) - Physics House Band

Komedahead - Andy Votel

Quorum - Low

Dancing and Blood - Low

Reflection (feat. Nat Birtchall and Liz Elensky) - Emanative

Binary - Vennart


OWLive Part One - Dead Circuits


Push It Out - The Beta Band

Flee - Mogwai 

My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark - Sons of Kemet

14.2 - Supersilent

Vestigial - R Beny


OWLive Part 2 - Dead Circuits


Castlefordian Girls - Vennart

Disarray - Low

Strange Cities - Lori Scacco

Loom 4 - Lightbath

It Was Late and We Watched The Motel Burn - Mary Lattimore

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