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API UIZ- Peplum - LP - RED WIG

click to enlarge Experimental Post-Punk from Bordeaux/France, in a similar vein as bands like the EX, DOG FACED HERMANS and ORCHESTRE TOUT PUISSANT MARCEL DUCHAMP. 7 tracks, all purely instrumental but with lots of variation, inventiveness and a colourful Punk spirit. Energy, joy and tension. https://apiuiz.bandcamp.com/

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ATAMINA- Sycophantic Friends - LP - MAKKUM RECORDS / RED WIG

click to enlarge Another discovery from Ghana#s Kologo music scene, and Atamina is one of its most radically socio-critical and political protagonists. He had already a collaborative track with KING AYISOBA on "This Is Kologo Power!", and one of his songs was featured as well on MOJO magazines "Revolution Blues" compilation. Stripped-down hypnotic beats and obnoxious rants. https://atamina.bandcamp.com/releases

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AYUUNE SULE- Putoo Katare Yire - LP - MAKKUM RECORDS / RED WIG

click to enlarge Full-length album by member of KING AYISOBA's band. 9 tracks of modern (Afro-Beat) interpretations of Ghanas traditional Kologo music. Featuring collaborations with AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE, PRINCE BUJU, Frafra-Gospel singer FLORENCE ADOONI, and more. https://ayuunesule.bandcamp.com/

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COOLHAVEN- Rode Pruik - 10" - RED WIG

click to enlarge Limited edition of 300 copies, 10"vinyl combined with a 24-page comicbook, featuring artwork by Johannes van de Weert, former singer of RONDOS. Rotterdam's COOLHAVEN performing cover-versions of the RONDOS and TANDSTICKORSHOCKS, combining the minimal Punk style of the late 70s with Gabber-Hardcore-Beat, typical for Rotterdam in the 90s. And it works brilliantly! Not only a great tribute resp. homage to their hometown, doing more than justice to the originals. Couldn't find a link to listen to, so you just have to believe me, it's not only an enormously enjoyable record, but also highly educational!

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DAIKIRI- Marcel Supra - LP - RED WIG / WHOSBRAIN RECORDS

click to enlarge Limited edition on opaque-pink vinyl! DAIKIRI is a drums and bass duo from Metz/France. Psychedelic noise and epileptic speed-funk. Recently on tour in France with MELT-BANANA, and previously released a split-7" with DON VITO, which you may give you an idea of their hyperactive eruptions. Also for fans of LIGHTNING BOLT and ARAB ON RADAR, if you can stand their comically high-pitched, screechy vocals. https://daikiri.bandcamp.com/album/marcel-supra

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DOUBLE JOB- Ohne Tanzen Planen - LP - MANGEL RECORDS / RED WIG

click to enlarge From Leipzig/Germany, featuring members of MARAUDEUR and others. Features 10 tracks of funky No Wave meeting early 80s tape-artist DaDa experimentation. Dissonant and grooving with a high-energy level at the same time. Lyrics sung in french and german, sometimes reminiscent of STEREO TOTAL, but with a crazier sound. Pretty unique and stimulating!
https://mangelrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ohne-tanzen-planen

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New Release! DUASSEMICOLCHEIASINVERTIDAS- s/t - LP(COL.) - GAFFER RECORDS / RED WIG

click to enlarge Limited edition on transparent vinyl. Features 5 tracks with a full playing-time of about 25 minutes by this highly intense instrumental band from Lisboa/Portugal. It rarely happens, but here it is: A unique blend of Noise-Rock, Post-Rock, Post-Punk and Free-Jazz, that's urgent, energetic and fierce, and could be described „like being a mix of Black Flag and Soft Machine”. Lyrics and singing are contributed by guests, one of them being former THE EX member G.W. Sok, and actually THE EX can serve as well as a good reference to the sound of dSCI.
https://duassemicolcheiasinvertidas.bandcamp.com/album/-

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DUDS- Immediate - LP - RED WIG

click to enlarge The 2nd album by this fantastic band from Manchester/UK, following their already amazing debut "Of A Nature Or Degree" (released on CASTLE FACE). 12 new tracks with a more honed and refined sound. Still based on the caustic Post-Punk (like early 80s greats such as the FIRE ENGINES), combined with the No Wave Funk-Punk hybrid of LIQUID LIQUID and/or the BUSH TETRAS. And reminiscent of legendary british band THE HIGSONS from the early 80s (or Bristols SOEZA from the 90s). After all a really unique take on Post-Punk, with a definite dancefloor appeal! And a perfect addition to the RED WIG label-roster, alongside similarly minded bands like MASSICOT and O.T.P.M.D. - https://opaltapes.com/album/immediate

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GROUP LHSSAN BOURI - s/t - LP - RED WIG

click to enlarge Another album from DO IT YOUSSEF (as split-release with RED WIG) featuring Moroccon artists from the High Atlas mountains with a modern interpretation of Chaabi, the traditional folk music, adding the sounds of electric guitars and synthesizers to it. https://do-it-youssef.bandcamp.com/album/group-lhssan-bouri

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HOWIE REEVE- Cracks - LP - RED WIG

click to enlarge New full album by this alternative modern troubadour from Glasgow/Scotland. Contains 13 songs, mostly recorded solely with his fantastically excellent bassplaying and vocals only, but also with collaborators contributing guitar, keyboards, harmonica, cello and vocals. https://howiereeve.bandcamp.com/album/cracks

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