NTS Awkward Movements Show – 14.10.13 & 28.10.13

Things have been crazy-busy lately, especially for Paul Ackroyd who dedicated the better part of last month getting The Dead Albatross Music Prize up and running. More on that later, but we got to shout the man out for existing on barely any sleep and creating brilliant radio along the way.

Double archive from the Awkward Movements Show on NTS then, which is quite nice listening as one whole-chunk if you happen to be unemployed or employed at a desk job. Since we split the shows to two hours each at a time (instead of together) we rarely appear on these pages together, so for the full effect of what we’re like in the studio together we suggest you play these using a mixer to cross-fade between the two-shows on alternating mic-breaks.

Stream both shows below, complete with tracklists underneath them. Since the jump to Mixcloud for archive you now need to get in touch for download, which we’re more than happy to oblige. As always big ups to all who locked.


A bit of a spotlight on saxophonist and experimental artist Matana Roberts, who recently graced the cover of The Wire incidentally, who’s dropped a new album in the form of Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile which is definitely worth checking out.

Other bits include some new Exotic Pylon love from John Cohen, Villalobos and Max Loderbauer together with Azeem on Perlon, Rhodri Davis and Gunnar Haslam just to name a few.

Matana Roberts – Responsory [Constellation]
John Cohen – The Deep [Exotic Pylon]
Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer feat. Azeem – Ambivalent [Perlon]
Gunnar Haslam – Bera Range [Argot]
400PPM – Piquette Plant [Avian]
Svengalisghost – Dark Mistress [Russian Torrent Versions]
Bernadott – Breakin’ Down The Walls [Macadam Mambo]
MZKBX – Dumm Beat [Macadam Mambo]
Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer feat. Tea Time – Mas Profundo Que Mis Pies [Perlon]
Autechre – M39 Diffain [Warp]
Rezzett – Sutty [Trilogy Tapes]
Matana Roberts – Secret Covens [Constellation]
Matana Roberts – River Ruby Dues [Constellation]
Matana Roberts – Confessor Haste [Constellation]
Matana Roberts – Amma Jerusalem School [Constellation]
Matana Roberts – For This Is [Constellation]
Rhodri Davies – Questions Of Middle Distance [Alt.Vinyl]
Sak Som Peo Ensemble – Phleng Boran [Dust-To-Digital]
Thewaprasit Ensemble – Pleng Sen Lao Na [Dust-To-Digital]
Sandaya Maung Kyaw – Maung Kyaw Ei Sandaya Nyunt: Ah Hson [Dust-To-Digital]
Ni Lemon & Group Djanger Abijan-Timboel – Poetih Poetih Sapoet Andoek [Dust-To-Digital]
Tumido – Luft [Insterstellar]


Went on a bit of rediscovery of The Trilogy Tapes label recently resulting in a big package of amazing records turning up on my doorstep and influencing a great deal more of the show than one label normally would. Absolutely no apologies though.

As well as those, from Moonraker, DJ Spider & Marshallito and something from the incredible Rezzett record that continues to blow us away we had forthcoming tracks from the eMMplekz project, wax-only business with an installment from Kaiju, Shit & Shine on Diagonal (sounding like nothing else they’ve done before) and some experimental bits from Richard Youngs and Rene Hell to name a few.

On a side-note, the forthcoming Canonbury EP on Exotic Pylon is ridiculously good, stoked we got to drop it last week.

Moonraker – Oronimbus [The Trilogy Tapes]
Kaiju – Unity Dub [Lion Charge]
Sly & Robbie – Burru Saturday [Groove Attack]
Sandy Bull – No Deposit, No Return Blues [
Shit and Shine – Value [Diagonal]
eMMplekz – Your Crate Has Changed [Mordant Music]
Vessel – VMI [Liberation Technologies]
Tetuzi Akiyama & Che Chen – Crimes Of Founding [Incunabulum]
Kaboom Karavan – The A Theme [Miasmah]
Christopher Merritt – Raft House [Orange Milk]
Foodman – Omochi [Orange Milk]
Rene Hell – Var_Len [Pan]
Rezzett – Yayla [The Trilogy Tapes]
Bleaching Agent – By Bus [Opal Tapes]
Red Stars Over Tokyo – Aridtrax Melody Megamix II [Testtoon Records]
Move D – Ovi Riese [Off Minor]
Canonbury – Bodmin Fence (Hacker Farm Hash Mix) [Exotic Pylon]
Old Apparatus – Spin [self-released]
DJ Spider & Marshallito – C1621NO3 [The Trilogy Tapes]
Howlround – снежaнa [The Fog Signals]
Plus Instruments – New York New York [Vod]
Laraaji – I Am Sky [All Saints]
Richard Youngs – Car Park [Fourth Dimension Records]
A Model Authority – Collapse (Rhythm) [A Model Authority]
Blacknecks – A2 (Blacknecks 002) [Blacknecks]