Issue 105

Incendiary interview Samy Ben Redjeb of the Analog Africa label

Cuban music is… You have God and directly below is Cuban music. For everybody who really is in the music scene, Cuban music is sacred. But African music is not far below it.

Incendiary hang out with Yuko Yuko and The Homesick

That is a bit of a Dokkum thing funnily enough, because we want to play with our friends rather than have a band with other people; you know, just to 'be in a band'.

A Letter to Corno Zwetsloot

You were always busy building things or making things, out of sound, making beer for your hobby, or fixing that bloody mixing desk!

An Alternative Eurovision Odyssey - Part 3 Tales of the Expected

Textured white-linen envelope, hand-written address and was that a whiff of fondue and Nazi gold? The provenance was evident, especially considering the wax seal embossed with the hallowed crest of the European Broadcasting Company. The long wait was over.

Le Guess Who Day Four 23/11/14 Dronefest, Sleaford Mods

See, this was the beauty of the whole drone scene; you just logged in or out when you needed to, it helped refresh the mind rather than zonk it out.

Le Guess Who Day Three 22/11/14 Bo Ningen, Savages, Ought

The sheer intensity of Swans is always a wonder to behold.

Le Mini Who? 2014, Utrecht, 22/11/14

Good People; who on this planet has the heart to tell Harry Merry to stop?

Le Guess Who Day Two, 21/11/14 Rodion GA, UKanDanZ

We walked in to see this Romanian genius in full flow. Man, he looked off his tits; rocking this 'unwanted lunatic at a family do' red kagoule-cum-dad's coat. Zipped up. Over a jumper.

Le Guess Who Day One 20/11/14 Einstuerzende Neubauten, Loop

This is a point where people are beginning to realise this is a really special show. I mean Neubauten are special anyway (they're not ELO are they) but this gig is sliding off the richter scale.

The Homesick, Dog Food, V11 Rotterdam 15/11/14

As they said earlier to me over  a pre-gig pint “we’re the most provincial of the provincial”. How many bands have lyrics about their mam doing the dishes?

Daisy Victoria - Nobody Dies and Heart Full of Beef EPs

An old message brought to you by a new deliverer. Both EPs are brilliant, independent, fully rounded pop records with guts; and made without (though I can only suspect this to be the case) any targets, or Twitter followers or trajectories in mind.

Incendiary go to Rewire Festival - Den Haag - Day 2 8/11/14

Tricoli’s gig more than lives up to his LP’s reputation. Gothickle Musique Concrète has never sounded so fucking groovy.

Incendiary go to Rewire Festival - Den Haag - Day 1 7/11/14

Like some high priestess at Boudicca’s side, invoking an army of Wode-covered Hairies to the slaughter, Lipstate urges us on. Magic.

Eton Crop hit the North

Violinist Adrian lets us know that he left the Netherlands that night, because he can't stand missing the gig. 'I'm absolutely fucking determined.' He drives from Gorinchem to  Calais, takes the tunnel and then drives all the way up to Stockton.

Future 3 - With and Without

This LP is really, really good. It's managed to traverse the chasm of weak, insipid, lukewarm sonic piss that lots of modern electronic pop slide into.

Donovan Blanc - S/T

In all of this, the spirits of Arthur Lee and Skip Spence are invoked at every turn.

King Champion Sounds, Arvind Ganga, Selma Peelen, de Groote Weiver, Wormerveer 18/10/14

King Champion Sounds couldn't really fail; lined up on a stage in perfect order, they blasted out their tough, psyched-out rockasoul.

Incendiary interview Drvg Cvltvre

Also, it depends on what music has been playing in the office. If someone has been playing singer songwriters all day, there will be distorted kicks and heavy bass lines.

An Alternative Eurovision Odyssey Part 2 - When a Man Loves a Woman

Things are looking dire for Baz, and if he wants to avoid a future slurping Super Noodles in a damp Damascus bedsit whilst working on his right arm, he needs big bucks fast, which means a new job.

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