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The Show: It all means the same, down the line

Winter hibernation doesn’t seem to have dented or affected musical productivity in Ōtautahi Christchurch. In these darkest and coldest of months the releases keep coming.

Looking forward to the new KOOL AID (the artists formerly known as Brian Tamaki and The Kool Aid Kids) Family Portrait EP. Lovely video too for ‘Family Portrait Revisited’, ironically a good summer day out in this Antipodean Gothic paradise.

And not forgetting these Christchurch cats, to name just a few who appear on the show today…

NECRUM SELECT


GETSET


CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL

And you can hear all those and even more in the show below.

Direct download: The Joint – 6 July 2019

Here’s the playlist in full…

  • Kool Aid – Family Portrait Revisited *
  • Blair Parkes – hot may night
  • Von Spar – Extend The Song feat. Laetitia Sadier
  • Vanishing Twin – Language Is A City (Let Me Out!)
  • MEDaL – Ghost
  • Keith Mansfield – Teenage Villain
  • Comfort – You’re Shaking
  • Univac – Eniac
  • Mr. Mitch – Not Modular (The Bug Straight Mix)
  • Scientist – Dangerous Match 10
  • Khruangbin – Mary Always
  • SAULT – Don’t Waste My Time
  • Necrum Select – Rashomon
  • Caramel Smooth Heaven – Another Shape feat. Jess Aspinwall
  • 2XM – Mcferrin’
  • PAPLOCO – PAPANUI BLUE SENIOR JERSEY
  • Kamandi – Anyway Friday
  • Roza Terenzi – Worldwide (Luca Lozano Intercontinental Remix)
  • GETSET – Fight Sequence
  • Franco F – Ray-Tracing Sauna
  • Cinthie – Australian Summer
  • Shinichi Atobe – Butterfly Effect
  • Burial – State Forest
  • NOIA – La Nit Ve Sola
  • Al Onzo – Tango Japan
  • Hatchie – Her Own Heart
  • Tyler, The Creator – ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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The Show: Sit down politely, do it like Nike…

Good friend of The Joint Blair Parkes has been busy as ever in his shed studio down in New Brighton and he’s got a new album ‘liveable city’ out now on Bandcamp. Dreamy, fuzzy, trippy and hazy. Just how we like our pop. Video above for the single ‘habit to break’.

A track from Motorbass kicks off the show today in memory of French producer extraordinaire Philippe “Zdar” Cerboneschi (Motorbass, La Funk Mob, and Cassius). And then we delve into a werewolf exploitation horror movie soundtrack from 1971 before weaving our way through our usual left-field and eclectic selections of pop, noise, beats and off-kilter techno.

Direct download: The Joint – 22 June 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • MOTORBASS – Open Sésame
  • GABE GURNSEY – New Kind (Extended Dub)
  • THE KEITH MANSFIELD ORCHESTRA – Soul Thing
  • DON GERE – Radio Record 1 (Bonus Track)
  • DON GERE – Werewolves on Wheels (Main Theme)
  • THE HOMBRES – Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)
  • L’ÉPÉE – Dreams
  • HATCHIE – When I Get Out
  • SOCCER MOMMY – Be Seeing You
  • PATIENCE – White Of An Eye
  • COMFORT – Husbands (Get Involved)
  • THE RULING ELITE – Gymnasium
  • BELLA VISTA – Mister Wong (Jura Soundsystem Extended Edit)
  • NECRUM SELECT – The Way It Do
  • 2XM – Winston (feat. Flandiz & Neil Macleod)
  • FLANDIZ – SMOKE *
  • LUIS – Colors Of You
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR – EARFQUAKE
  • MNDSGN. – Browneez
  • ROZA TERENZI – 50 Millionaire
  • WILTED WOMAN – Lon Lon Night Vision
  • DAVID VUNK – Can you tell me the last thing I remembered
  • TOYOTA – Middleton (Keanu Raves Remix)
  • FÖLLAKZOID – IIII
  • TERR – Tale of Devotion (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
  • BLAIR PARKES – bend the rules

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Just a feeling I get, when you’re close to me…

More tracks than you can shake a stick at today, with many of them originating from Christchurch’s Crooked Lidz label and the new Melted Ice Cream Christchurch compilation “Sickest Smashes From Arson City.”

Direct download: The Joint – 11 August 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SOULWAX – Essential Eleven
  • 2XM – Applied Imagination
  • KILLS – Pining
  • PURPLEMAN – Let me (feat. Jess Aspinwall) *
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Bird (Prins Thomas Diskomiks DJ Edit)
  • BJØRN TORSKE – Chord Control
  • SECRET CIRCUIT – Stomping Ground
  • THE WHITE SCREEN – Blue Blood
  • BLAIR PARKES – always running
  • LAY LLAMAS – Altair (feat. Goat)
  • MOTTE – Public Access
  • CHRISTINA VANTZOU – Doorway
  • INDI – Slow Dance of Time
  • MITRA MITRA – Fused
  • LES BAXTERS – Toshi II
  • HELENA HAUFF – Fag Butts In The Fire Bucket
  • RED AXES – Abidjan
  • GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY – Akoko Ba
  • ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO DE COTONOU – Moulon Devia
  • ORO – Stop The War
  • NICOLAS GODIN – Quartier Général
  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – Cecily
  • COMMON TIGER – Boom Boom On the Roof, Boom Boom In Your Ears.
  • BLACK TAFFY – In Repose
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – The String From My Ceiling

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I got some things I cannot add up in my mind…

If the show today was a degustation menu it would go a little something like this… baroque pop, power pop, gentle pop, a musical sorbet, a noodle without, distressed beats, 80s synth house, and a final refreshing sorbet.

And Fraserhead is still addicted to the twangy-jaunty-indie-country-power-pop of the new SCHOFIELD SPIRES album belafonte. Thank you Blair Parkes for the tip off.

“math teacher” is a favourite. Can’t believe they didn’t win RDU’s RoundUp on the strength of this number alone! Scandal!!!

Direct download: The Joint – 14 July 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • FRANÇOIS DE ROUBAIX – Dernier Domicile Connu
  • THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE – I’ll Only Say This
  • CHOLULA DANS DIVISION – Yungelita
  • THE NERVES – Hanging On The Telephone
  • SCHOFIELD SPIRES – math teacher *
  • NU GUINEA – Nuova Napoli
  • BLAIR PARKES – all I saw
  • GROUPER – Driving
  • PREFUSE 73 – We Lost Our Beat Tapes In Mecca
  • DILEMMA BEATS – Cozy
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Beyond All Or Nothing
  • MARENN SUKIE – Simple Excuses
  • KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH – Abstractions
  • EVITCELES – hllf
  • DANIEL AVERY – Shadow Mountain
  • ANTONI MAIOVVI – Shivers
  • DE-BONS-EN-PIERRE – The Eyebrows Salesgirl
  • ALEXIS LE-FAN – Pune
  • FRANZ SCALA – Anacondas
  • HORTON JUPITER – Smokin’ The Roach
  • PEGGY GOU – Travelling Without Arriving (GE-OLOGY Nite Stealth Ninja Mix)
  • YOSHINORI HAYASHI – Playing
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Let’s Be Free

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Makin’ the ill just a little more sick…

With the winter ills upon us, and the World Cup diverting our attention away from the music’s, a tip of the hat to TULIP BLACK for putting us on to EBONY BONES‘ “No Black In The Union Jack.”

Direct download: The Joint – 07 July 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • EBONY BONES – No Black In The Union Jack
  • SALAD BOYS – Blown Up
  • BLAIR PARKES – heavy lifting
  • S T F U – The Liar
  • ANNUAL LEAF – Polydactyl
  • CURXES – SILENT RUNNING
  • HORTON JUPITER – The Box
  • THE WHITE SCREEN – Death To Techno (Red Axes Remix)
  • PARASOLS – Body Parts (Unit Black Flight Remix)
  • ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI – Matrimony
  • LUCY RAILTON – The Critical Rush
  • ASTEROID ANXIETY – Okraina
  • EVITCELES – lft
  • JOHANNES ALBERT – Cottbus
  • ROY OF THE RAVERS – A Dim & Distant Past
  • LOW JACK – Brass
  • DXNO_ – her
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION – Summer Fire
  • SCHOFIELD SPIRES – seen bordering
  • CHRISTINA VANTZOU – Some Limited and Waning Memory
  • GROUPER – Breathing
  • JOHNNY JEWEL – Air Museum
  • SMITH – Beguine
  • AZURE & CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Just Just, Lay Down
  • NU GUINEA – Stann Fore
  • BILL CALLAHAN – Faith/Void *

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.