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MTT 161 / Withdraw

Posted 2020-03-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dub techno, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT161 Spectrogram

Finishing out the springtime dub techno and moving into a little electro this week. My traditional end-of-the-month slow set.

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  1. Rings Around Saturn / World Interior 00:00
  2. Ohrwert / Neutral 03:10
  3. Iwata / Stereotype 05:55
  4. Brk / III 09:48
  5. Mark Broom / Look And Stare 14:48
  6. Paperclip People / Remake (Basic Reshape) 18:09
  7. Fingers In The Noise / Empty Whisky Bottle 22:23
  8. Chronolux / Sun Spots 27:19
  9. Am.Light / Breathing 32:11
  10. Plant43 / Amphibious Architecture 35:15
  11. Electronome / V = for Viewlexx! 39:11
  12. Lowfish / Cancel, Continue 42:00
  13. Silicon / The Wash 46:55
  14. Marco Bernardi / Complete Direction 49:52
  15. Martin Nonstatic / Sense Of Life 54:45

About half of this mix is a tour through free dub techno netlabels - Deepindub (track 7), Dewtone (tracks 9 and 15), Energostatic (tracks 3 and 4), Recycled Plastics (track 2), and Thinner (track 8) all feature here. My favorites of those are the two from Energostatic Records: Stereotype by Iwata and III by Brk. Dewtone and Recycled Plastics appear to be the only active labels from that list.

Track 6 Remake (Basic Reshape) by Paperclip People (AKA Carl Craig) is of course a Basic Channel remix. The copy played here is from the Basic Reshape 12", Basic Channel catalog number BC-BR. I believe I bought my copy at Platinum Records a few years after its release. I've linked to Hardwax in the tracklist above, where that same release is still available both vinyl and digital.

Tracks 13 The Wash and 14 Complete Direction are both from the Dutch electro label Frustrated Funk. The Wash is of course by Heath Brunner, head of V-Max Records, and not any of the other artists named Silicon. Bernardi's Complete Direction is from his Welcome To My World EP, and is the slow track on that otherwise fast EP.

I'm glad I picked this month for dub techno, as it's been a tough one otherwise. I'll be back next week with something fast again. Something weird.

MTT 160 / Involuntary Recall

Posted 2020-03-20. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT160 Spectrogram

More techno, dub techno, and a little house. Music to space out to while you consider your next move.

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  1. Audiokonstrukte / Some Miles 00:00
  2. Zzzzra / Sumo 03:29
  3. James Ulibarri / Buried In Snow 06:48
  4. Unknown / Untitled 07 [UKNWN02 03] 11:18
  5. Roberto Figus / The Natural 16:59
  6. Overcast Sound / Snow Melt 20:51
  7. Marco Bernardi / Keep On Looking 25:11
  8. Bipolardepth / Untitled [ML056 02] 29:35
  9. Simoncino / Baila Baiana 34:07
  10. Mikron / Ghost Node 36:54
  11. JGarrett / Vaporizer (Jonah Sharp Remix) 41:56
  12. Zwart Licht Kommando / Flare (Acid Mix) 46:09
  13. Sinousity / Alfanuosity 50:00
  14. Tones On Tail / You, The Night, And The Music 55:21
  15. Newworldromantic / Spirit 58:01

Two more tracks from Motorlab feature this week: Sinuosity's Alfanuosity and Bipolardepth's Untitled from ML056 Soundtest. Soundtest is particularly good and cohesive, with Bipolardepth's track being in my opinion the best on the release.

Mikron's Ghost Node, from their album Severance on CPU Records, is my current favorite from this list. Ghost Node has a peculiar moody disco vibe, something I associate with old Legowelt or Orgue Electronique, old Bunker, Clone, or Crème. Severance is easily my favorite album of 2019, so go check it out (please).

All these tracks are good of course (I mean, I like 'em), even if the selection doesn't quite hang together right. It was a fun and welcome distraction on a troubling Thursday evening.

I'll be live again on the 26th with something slower; blog post to follow as usual.

MTT 159 / Brain Dive

Posted 2020-03-13. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT159 Spectrogram

Techno, dub techno, and a little 2000s minimal for a rainy week.

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  1. Sinuosity / Untitled [Cycle23 B] 00:00
  2. Maurizio / Domina (Maurizio Mix) 02:50
  3. Das Kraftfuttermischwerk / Flieg Mit Mir, Flieg 08:56
  4. Ben Businovski / T-Test (Two-Tailed Mix) 11:25
  5. Bryan Zentz / Merciful Dub 14:27
  6. Pan/Tone / Funky Martini 19:47
  7. Andy Vaz / Untitled [1-1 A1] 24:13
  8. Soultek / Analogueheart (Ghost Hacked By Area) 26:44
  9. Pheek & Benfay / Leaving Bern 30:42
  10. Marko Fürstenberg / Reactor3 35:39
  11. Bipolardepth / Event Two 38:25
  12. Bandulu / Downstairs Somewhere 43:38
  13. Underworld / Surfboy 45:31
  14. Maurizio / Domina (Maurizio Mix) 51:40
  15. Model 500 / Starlight (M 69 Original Mix) 55:15
  16. Auto Kinetic / Motorcity 56:50

Tracks 3, 9, and 10 are all from the famous netlabel Thinner. Pheek & Benfay's Leaving Bern is my favorite of those three. Pheek's two releases on Thinner, Tabisuru Kokoro (thn043) and Consortium (thn076), are worth checking out if you're into the style exemplified by Leaving Bern. Both are available at files.scene.org. Thinner's catalog is also available at archive.org, if that's more convenient.

The reason I assembled this mix, the track I really wanted to play, is the classic Domina by Maurizio. The particular copy featured here is from the the Tresor 3 compilation. It's probably my favorite of the M-Series (though M-4 is also very good). Hardwax has M-3 Domina available as both 12" and a digital download if you don't already have it.

And that's it. I think I'll do some more dub techno four-on-the-floor stuff next week, but slower. Check back for that if you're into it.

MTT 158 / To All Patrolling Air Units

Posted 2020-03-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT158 Spectrogram

Selections from the Megatech Body CD (AKA the Ghost In The Shell PSX soundtrack) and the two Ghost In The Shell Tribute albums from 2004. Fast techno, 130 to 140 BPM.

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  1. Oliver Ho / The Vision 00:00
  2. System 7 vs. Derrick May / Big Sky City 02:24
  3. Dave Angel / Can U Dig It? 07:36
  4. Sam Reeve / Tachikoma Beat Showcase 11:09
  5. Hardfloor / Spook & Spell (Fast Version) 14:36
  6. Brother From Another Planet / Ishikawa Surfs The System 18:32
  7. Joey Beltram / The Vertical 21:58
  8. WestBam / Moonriver 26:59
  9. Bryan Zentz / Interfaced 29:50
  10. Kabuto / No Brain 34:04
  11. Scan X / Higher [Listed on the packaging as "Reflections"] 37:46
  12. Mijk Van Dijk / Soul Survivor 41:58
  13. Shin Nishimura / Disorder 45:40
  14. Q-Hey / Man Machine 48:24
  15. Takkyu Ishino / Ghost In The Shell 51:01
  16. Brother From Another Planet / Section 9 Theme 56:41

This mix is entirely comprised of tracks from three compilations. First: the 1997 Megatech Body.CD, the 2 disc limited edition, better known as the soundtrack to the Ghost In The Shell playstation video game. Second: the 2004 Ghost In The Shell Tribute Album. Third: the Ghost In The Shell Tribute Album Ver 2.0.0, also from 2004.

Wikipedia tells me that Takkyu Ishino produced the soundtrack album, and it's a terrific sampling of Detroit, European, and Japanese techno. The selection on the two tribute albums is similar, but updated for 2004. Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig was airing on TV roughly when the two tribute albums were released, so they may have been tie-in or promotional products.

So, these three albums are amazing. From the artists assembled, to the particular tracks, to the packaging and art direction. Way more hits than misses. A lot of great tracks didn't make it into this hour: CJ Bolland's tunes (as BCJ), The Advent's tunes, Adam Beyer... I tried hard to get Mijk Van Dijk's Fuchi Koma in, but couldn't find a spot for it. Maybe next time.

I bought these discs on eBay in '05 or '06 and unfortunately mine are bootlegs. Specifically the Ever Anime bootleg of the Megatech Body CD, and the Miya Records bootlegs of the first and second Tribute albums. I've wanted to record a mix of these tracks since then, and am happy to have done it now. I'll close with some blurry photos of the cover art and back tray art of my bootleg editions; be sure to click through the tracklist links above to check out the official art too.

Oh, and feel free to fast forward past my absentminded rambling at the beginning of the recording. I spent way too long introducing the show this time.

Blurry photo of the bootleg Megatech Body.CD poster

Bootleg Megatech Body.CD cover art Bootleg GITS Tribute cover Bootleg GITS Tribute Ver 2.0.0 cover
Bootleg Megatech Body.CD back tray art Bootleg GITS Tribute back tray art Bootleg GITS Tribute Ver 2.0.0 back tray art

MTT 157 / Brief Rest

Posted 2020-02-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT157 Spectrogram

Ambient and dub techno to sleepily close the third year of this radio program.

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  1. The Black Dog / Terminal EMA 00:00
  2. Bjorn Rohde / Forest Of Forgotten Hearts 03:00
  3. Zzzzra / Invendable 06:34
  4. Seal Bient / Untitled [ML051 01] 12:28
  5. Galcid / Border 17:06
  6. DeepWoods / Voyageur Radio 20:35
  7. Dimomib / Lights Of Blue 25:36
  8. Exhausted Modern / The Last Minute On Earth 29:42
  9. Monolake / Bicom 34:08
  10. Melotone / Drifting Clouds 38:14
  11. PFL / Mohinis Dub 43:00
  12. Seal Bient / In The Terminal 46:29
  13. Silent Phase / Love Comes And Goes 49:48
  14. Pineapple Corner / Easy Fly 53:41
  15. User48736353001 / 14 Floating∞ 57:18

The new tracks here are Border by Galcid from their EP Galcid's Ambient Works, and The Last Minute On Earth by Exhausted Modern from the False Endings EP on Brokntoys. Galcid's Ambient Works is particularly good. All four tracks on it are strong; #2 Mirror is my favorite.

Both pieces by Seal Bient are from the Russian techno label Motorlab. I've written about Motorlab here before, but it's worth recommending their releases again if you're into dub techno and/or spare detroit-ish techno. They have a couple interesting sublabels, too: Cyclon and Runout, for tracky techno and ambient releases respectively.

And that's the end of MTT Year 3. Thank you everyone out there listening; I hope you've enjoyed, and found some new music. I have something special planned for next week's show, the first of year four: fast (130-140) techno, with an unusual theme. Should be a good time.

Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / February 2020

Posted 2020-02-27. Permalink. Tagged acid, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, techno.

Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol Arcade has come and gone again. This month DJ Megaphysics and I played a wide variety of tunes, with a few special nods to the great Andrew Weatherall.

I took the first slot of the night, playing from 9:00 PM until about 11:30 PM. Here's my tracklist:

  1. Aepiel / Nineteen 80 ~9:00 PM
  2. Ali Khan / Space
  3. State Logik / All You Need
  4. Scape One / Stained Glass Echoing
  5. N-ter / Mom I Love You
  6. Fleck E.S.C. / Extra Will Provider
  7. Adam Jay / Cerium
  8. Andrea Parker / Invasion
  9. Bass Kittens / MFS_Root (214 Remix)
  10. Silicon Scally / Scintillation
  11. Microlith / Acid In A Church
  12. Versalife / Ionization
  13. 96 Back / 085
  14. John Shima / Mass Deceit
  15. The Black Dog / Northern Electronic Soul (Part 2)
  16. Kraftwerk / Elektro Kardiogramm
  17. Kobol Electronics / Drafting Devices
  18. Dark Vektor / Sempre Es El Mateix
  19. Marco Bernardi / Magic Night
  20. Luke Eargoggle & Rutherford / Stalkers Behave
  21. The Other People Place / Running From Love
  22. DMX Krew / Fallen Kings Track
  23. DMX Krew / The Fallen Kings
  24. Solvent & Skanfrom / Expect Delays
  25. Perspects / The Wake (Clocked)
  26. John Foxx / Touch And Go
  27. Front 242 / Black Blue White
  28. Shake / Freeform
  29. Stingray313 / Sphere Of Influence
  30. Inkamera / Death Doesn't Exist
  31. Two Lone Swordsmen / Faux
  32. Der Zyklus / Quasar
  33. Chris & Cosey / Little Houses
  34. Agent Patrick & ShapeShiftr / Night Vision
  35. Andrew Red Hand / 8000 KM To Go
  36. D.I.E. / Programming
  37. Keith Tucker / (Techno) It's On My Mind
  38. Ectomorph / Parallax View
  39. Venechor / Dim 8's Two
  40. Drox / Raw Communication
  41. J. Shaw / Jupiter Funk
  42. System 7 vs. Derrick May / Prototype 1
  43. Model 500 / The Messenger
  44. Fairmount Squad / Pro One
  45. Shanti Celeste / Universal Glow
  46. Carl Finlow / Hardwired
  47. Scape One / Syntax Morphing
  48. Pollon / Lonely Planet
  49. Versalife / Artificial Affection
  50. DJ K-1 / Metaphysica
  51. J. Shaw / Surfing Galaxies

Megaphysics took over here, playing a set featuring new tracks by Nathan Micay and Minor Science, and a bunch of Weatherall tunes. Here's what he played:

  1. Xonox / Transmission ~11:30 PM
  2. Nathan Micay / Ecstacy Is On Maple Mountain
  3. Credit 00 / R You Ready 2 Jack
  4. 2 Lone Swordsmen / Sticky
  5. D'Arcangelo / TimeLss_Kettel Remix
  6. DJ Smurf / I Don'T Wanna Go On
  7. Drexciya / Andreaen Sand Dunes
  8. Minor Science / Blue Deal
  9. The Sabres Of Paradise / Smokebelch 1
  10. Gosub / The Rain Comes Down (Dcast Dynamics Remix)
  11. Old School Players / Numbers
  12. 2 Lone Swordsmen / Last Of The Fumes
  13. Peter Richard / Walking In The Neon (Club Version)
  14. Miro Miroe / Do Androids Dream
  15. My Bloody Valentine / Soon (Andy Weatherall mix)
  16. Cameron Paul / Clock Works
  17. Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee / Set Jah Off (Rhythm Masters Mix)
  18. Craig Bratley / 99.9% (Andrew Weatherall's 100% Remix)
  19. Robot For Brains / Suckers, Players and Turkeys!!!
  20. Ixvo-Exvo / We Run Together
  21. Dario Dell'Aere / Eagles In The Night (Vocal)
  22. TB / Invitation To Love
  23. Chromatics / Shadow (Michel's Runway Edit)
  24. Ursula's Cartridges / Auroral Eyes
  25. The Sabres Of Paradise / Wilmot
  26. The Sabres Of Paradise / Wilmot Meets Lord Scruffage
  27. Art of Noise / Something Always Happens (Doc Scott Remix)
  28. Sully / 368ft High & Rising
  29. Dub Syndicate / Gun Too Hot
  30. Omni Trio / The Elemental
  31. Ceephax Acid Crew / Woof Acid
  32. Ceephax Acid Crew / Prelude in 303 Major
  33. Aphex Twin / Acrid Avid Jam Shred

Thanks as always to everyone who came out and listened, and to Ground Kontrol for having us. Shoutout to fellow arcade DJ Proqxis for hanging out and keeping us company.

MTT 156 / Castle In The Air

Posted 2020-02-21. Permalink. Tagged acid, ambient, anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT156 Spectrogram

Some slower, light, pensive electro. Features a few new tracks from スムー, Adam Jay, Scape One, and Silicon Scally.

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  1. Holger Flinsch / Citlec 00:00
  2. Ali Khan / Space 02:15
  3. Alexander Buhot / Built For Pak 05:27
  4. Scape One / Stained Glass Echoing 07:50
  5. N-ter / Mom I Love You 12:03
  6. Fleck E.S.C. / Extra Will Provider 15:59
  7. Adam Jay / Cerium 19:30
  8. Vagon Brei / Ascension 22:52
  9. SLF / Aurora Borealis 25:33
  10. Króm / Bubbleblow (Ruxpin Remix) 28:59
  11. スムー / Recall (Live) 32:01
  12. Plant43 / Flight Without Sound 35:42
  13. Silicon Scally / Scintillation 38:51
  14. Microlith / Acid In A Church 43:16
  15. Plastikman / Are Friends Electrik? 46:38
  16. The Exaltics ft. Gunnar Malich / Void 49:21
  17. Technova / Atmosphere 52:15
  18. Luke Eargoggle / Goodbye No Forever 56:15
  19. Minotaur Electronics / Zuurstof 58:20

Tracks 12, 13, and 14 are all from releases on CPU Records. I'm still working through a recent large purchase of music from their shop, and they continue to be excellent. Tracks 8, 9, and 16 are taken from Solar One Music's second and third compilation. Solar One recently celebrated their 50th release, a sweet electro-techno collaboration between The Exaltics and Paris The Black Fu called We Exist.

My current favorite here is Recall (Live) by スムー, from the TUMA 3.0 compilation. I love the interplay between the drums (kick on 14, snare on 22) and the high ringing synth. The whole comp is interesting, and it's listed as name-your-price, so check it out.

Technova's cover of Atmosphere by Joy Division deserves a mention also. The version played here is from the Sing And Play Joy Division 7" on Hydrogen Dukebox (which bleep apparently still has in stock). It's also available on the CD compilation Sing And Play, which I've linked to in the tracklist above. The flipside of that single is a cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart by A1 People, and is also great.

I've got my regular show with Megaphysics at the arcade next week, so expect something low-energy (and low-effort) next show. Thanks all for listening, and be sure to check the tracklist links above if you're interested in the music played here.

MTT 155 / Strange Locomotion

Posted 2020-02-14. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT155 Spectrogram

Working out some electro this week, old and new. ~130 BPM comfort food.

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  1. GD Luxxe / Untitled [IT16 Loop 8] 00:00
  2. ADJ / Welcome 01:38
  3. Silicon Scally / Gigaquad 04:45
  4. Boris Divider / Metropolis Of Darkness 08:23
  5. Anthony Rother / Genstruktur 11:04
  6. Mandroid / Microswitch 15:14
  7. Scape One / Close The Brain 18:25
  8. Psylocity / Psylocity & Friends 20:46
  9. I-F / Theme From PACK 25:19
  10. Pamétex / 16th 28:42
  11. Ectomorph / Slither 32:08
  12. Electronome / Lox 35:19
  13. Luke Eargoggle / I'm Your Magic Man 38:45
  14. Dark Vektor / The Watchers 40:50
  15. Sbles3plex / Al Límite Del Abismo (g13ck's Final Frontier Dub) 44:46
  16. Ivna Ji / Maar (N-TER RMX) 47:15
  17. Umwelt / Secret Of A Black World Part 1 51:11
  18. Microlith / Backwards 55:15
  19. E.R.P. / Aurelia 58:12

The most recent track here is Close The Brain by Scape One from his January 2020 release Click Click Drone. I absolutely love this album, and can't recommend it enough. 8 new spare stripped-down throwback electro tracks by the prolific Mr. Baggaley. So prolific, in fact, he already has a new album out called Cosmic Trax, the first song of which sounds like a Jive Rhythm Trax tribute. Automatic thumbs-up for that, will have to pick it up.

The middle 20 minutes of this mix is very 1998-2003 sounding. Track 10, 16th by Pamétex, is from the Men You'll Never See compilation, and appears to be the same track as Confectionmen from the (Car Demolition) EP. Clone has a digital version of The Men You'll Never See, but it's sadly missing the Pamétex track.

There's a lot of old favorites in this hour. Ectomorph, I-F's Theme From PACK, Umwelt's Secret Of A Black World. New favorites too, particularly N-ter's remix of Maar by Ivna Ji. And now I'm out of things to say. I think I'll do something slower next show, more from Adam Jay's new LP, more from Scape One's Click Click Drone. Thanks all for listening, and If you like these tunes then please support the artists through the links above. Catch you next time.