Awkward Movements Sessions #39 – Kamikaze

Probably the most accessible thing Kamikaze has ever delivered for Awkward Movements Sessions, in what he’s calling his ‘pop sessions’ – though the quality hasn’t dropped one bit. A beautiful selection across two hours of some classics and some yet unknowns, and of course a bit of Sandwell District. Incidentally there’s a genius piece of writing on Sandwell District in The Wire this month, check it out.

Kamikaze delivers a two-hour pop special for this edition of The Awkward Movements Sessions. Tune in for brand new techno belters from Rich Oddie and Powell; wonky sludge-hop from Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting, and a bit of grass-hop from Actress; whilst Silent Servant, Kalon, and Function all contribute on the Sandwell tip. Those bits aside, you’ll also find a bit of sixties trip from The Velvet Underground and The White Noise, relentless crack n bass from Muslimgauze, fiery drums from Broadcast, and I’m-not-really-sure-what-you’d-call-it from Throbbing Gristle. Also within, a slice of head-melt nonsense from Marcus Schmickler, and my favourite album in frickin’ ages in the shape of Ghedalia Tazartes’ Repas Froid on Pan. And if all that leaves you hungry for more, Kid Koala takes his turn on the regurgaplate; Suum Cuique offers a barely-audible blisser; and Tropic Of Cancer raid the demo pile.

I know I always say it, but it really is all good. Dig in people, happy Friday x

Powell – The Ongoing Significance Of Steel & Flesh [Diagonal]
Broadcast – Drums On Fire [Warp]
Marcus Schmickler – Quasi-Segratative [Editions Mego]
Actress – Facless [Honest Jon’s]
Silent Servant/Kalon – Violencia [Sandwell District]
Tropic Of Cancer – Awake [Downwards]
The Velvet Underground – Heroin [Polydor]
Throbbing Gristle – Weeping [Industrial]
Ghedalia Tazartes – Repas Froid side A [Pan]
The White Noise – Here Come The Fleas [Island]
Function – Falling The Same Way (Dommnue Version) [Sandwell District]
Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting – Untitled B [Weird Forest]
Rich Oddie – Refraction [Surface]
Muslimgauze – Sphinx Of Damascus [Staalplaat]
Suum Cuique – Even In Death….. [Young Americans]
Kid Koala – Remembrance [Ninja Tune]
The Velvet Underground – The Murder Mystery [Polydor]
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