post-punk

Zvuki Mu – Grubiy zakat


Zvuki Mu Russian rock band was founded in Moscow in the early 1980’s. Its lead singer and songwriter Pyotr Mamonov is one of the most creative, revered and eccentric figures of the Russian art scene, whose absurdist lyrics are as playful and disturbing as his vocal style and explosive on-stage presence. The band’s sound combined starkly simple yet textured melodies with synthesizer sounds, quite unlike anything else heard in Russian rock at the time. One of Zvuki Mu’s albums was produced by the famous British musician and producer Brian Eno.

The bands name is best translated as “The Sounds of Mu” (where “mu” has been said to stand for music, Moscow streets, or a cow’s ‘moo’).

The 2013 video for The National’s single ‘Sea of Love’, directed by Sophia Peer, was based on Zvuki Mu’s video for Grubiy Zakat.

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The Fat White Family – Touch The Leather


The band, fronted by Southampton-born and Huddersfield-raised Lias Kaci Saoudi, formed in 2011. Lead guitarist Saul Adamczewski was previously the frontman of indie pop band the Metros, which also featured Fat White Family’s original bass player, Joseph Pancucci-Simpson.

They released their debut album, Champagne Holocaust, in 2013, on UK label Trashmouth Records. It was released in 2014 in the U.S. on Fat Possum Records. The band released Fat Whites/Taman Shud, a split EP with Taman Shud, on 11 December 2013 on Trashmouth.

On 10 March 2014, Fat White Family issued their first single, “Touch the Leather”, on Hate Hate Hate Records.

In early 2014, the band launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund their show at the South by Southwest festival, with a subsequent US tour. Pledgers were given the self-released EP Crippled B-Sides and Inconsequential Rarities. Next was the single “I Am Mark E Smith” (referencing singer Mark E. Smith of the Fall), released 15 December 2014.

Their second album, Songs for Our Mothers, was released in 2016 by the Without Consent label. It was promoted with a single for “Whitest Boy on the Beach”,which was later chosen for the closing credits of the 2017 film T2 Trainspotting.

ekomsekom radio one #2

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© Matt Stuart



1. Lebanon Hanover – Gallowdance // 00:00
2. Vanishing Twin – Vanishing Twin Syndrome // 03:48
3. Essential Logic – Hiss and Shake // 07:22
4. Tricky – Black Steel // 12:32
5. Beck – Cellphone’s Dead // 18:09
6. Beck – Gimme // 22:53
7. Beastie Boys – Funky Boss // 25:18
8. Red Snapper – Lagos Creepers // 26:54
9. Bitchin Bajas – Water 3 // 32:37
10. DakhaBraka & Kimmo Pohjonen – Kluster-In tanzen liebe // 39:50
11. Noir Désir – L’Europe // 45:23

ekomsekom radio one #1

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© Harry Gruyaert



1. Can – Animal Waves // 00:00
2. Tuxedomoon – In the Name of Talent // 15:25
3. Lumerians – Black Tusk // 21:27
4. SQURL – Please Feel Free to Piss in the Garden // 25:34
5. Moon Duo – Sleepwalker // 29:54
6. Tortoise – Gigantes // 34:47
7. Talking Heads – The Great Curve // 41:09
8. Iggy Pop – Gardenia // 47:36
9. David Bowie – Thru’ These Architects Eyes // 51:51
10. Brian Eno & David Byrne – Regiment // 56:13

Iggy Pop – Gardenia


Post Pop Depression is the seventeenth studio album by Iggy Pop, released on March 18, 2016, by Loma Vista Recordings. Produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the album was recorded in secrecy and features contributions from Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
Pop and Homme began working on the album in January 2015. Pop contacted Homme by text message to ask if he was interested in writing music together. After they spoke by phone, Pop sent Homme some lyrics by mail, along with notes about Pop’s time working with David Bowie. Three months later, Homme sent lyrics to Pop, and they agreed to work together on recording songs in a studio. They brought incomplete ideas as opposed to finished songs, so that they could work on them together. Pop described the album as discussing issues of what happens when your utility is at an end, and dealing with your legacy.
Consisting of nine songs, the album was recorded between January 12 and March 9, 2015 at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California, over the course of two weeks, and another week at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, California. Pop and Homme self-financed the album. Dean Fertita recorded guitar and keyboards, while Matt Helders recorded drum tracks. Homme stated that preparing Post Pop Depression was one thing that helped him cope with the aftermath of the November 2015 attack at the Bataclan.
The album was released on March 18, 2016. Pop and Homme had already embarked on March 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA on a US tour to support the album due to be followed in May 2016 by a European tour. In addition to Pop and Homme, the tour includes Fertita, Helders, Matt Sweeney playing bass guitar and Troy Van Leeuwen playing guitar.
They debuted their first song, “Gardenia”, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on January 21, 2016. The song peaked at number 26 on Adult Alternative Songs. The album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 making the album Iggy Pop’s highest charting in the US. It also charted highly in other parts of the world as well.

Lebanon Hanover – Hollow Sky


An ice cold reply to the alienated world coming from two warm beating hearts. The
duo of Larissa Iceglass and William Maybelline appear as true romantics of the modern age,
admiring William Wordsworth, fascinated by the beauty of art nouveau aesthetics, exploring
British seashores and forests at night as well as inspired by the urbanism of Berlin.

Human Tetris – Things I Don’t Need

Human Tetris are a four-piece band from Moscow, Russia formed in October 2008 and went on indefinite hiatus in 2012. The guys draw inspiration from a large variety of post-punk / new wave bands, along with modern post-punk revival and indie rock artists. The name is derived from a famous Japanese TV show.

The band comprises vocalist and guitarist Arvid Kriger, bassist Maxim Zaytsev, lead guitarist Maxim Keller, and drummer Sasha Kondyr.