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MTT No. 042 / Still Searching

anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop, techno // 2017-12-15

MTT042 Spectrogram

Electro & Techno this week (with a surprise appearance by Ultravox). Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. X-103 / Tephra (Under)
  2. Aux 88 / We Make Beats
  3. The Advent / Light Years Away
  4. Dynarec / Double Jix (Original Mix)
  5. Datentraeger / Manipulation
  6. Luke Eargoggle & Kan3da / Night Smoker
  7. Lerosa / Loss (Remix)
  8. Gosub / Last Night At The Stardust
  9. Ultravox / Mr. X
  10. Dopplereffekt / Delta Wave
  11. =UHU= / Quark Plane
  12. VCS2600 / Deep Sea Robotics
  13. The Advent / Dawn Of Light
  14. Dynarec / Opposing Combinations
  15. Automat / Hardware
  16. The Advent / Telecom
  17. The Advent / Gamma Rays

There's a whopping four tracks by The Advent in this mix, three of which are from the album Light Years Away. It's an incredibly good (and overlooked) album, full of awesome Drexciyan tunes.

Ultravox's Mr. X is included here thanks to this post on reddit's /r/electro. It happened to fit perfectly with what I've been listening to lately. (And it's an awesome song, of course).

Next week I plan to do something special (and possibly lazy), so keep an eye out for that.

MTT No. 041 / Leave The Rest

anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2017-12-08

MTT041 Spectrogram

Cold(ish?) Electro and Techno for December. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Dynarec / Solstice Part 1
  2. NRSB-11 / Consumer Programming
  3. Ectomorph / Satori
  4. Platex / Latex
  5. Elecktroids / Stun Gun
  6. Franck Kartell / Mox
  7. Gosub / Blind World
  8. Ghostwerk / 接続する (Connect)
  9. Arpanet / Illuminated Displays
  10. Kan3da / GBG
  11. VCS2600 / Verilog Circuit Synthesis
  12. NRSB-11 / Bioethics
  13. AS1 / R.F.I.D.
  14. Franck Kartell / Atomic Shelter
  15. DMX Krew / Echelon
  16. VCS2600 / Antigravity Technology
  17. NRSB-11 / Offshore Banking
  18. Cybotron / Industrial Lies
  19. Dynarec / Solstice Part 2

There's a lot of Gerald Donald related projects in this. NRSB-11, Elecktroids, Arpanet; five tracks total. Commodified and Elektroworld in particular are stunning.

Consumer Programming, R.F.I.D., Echelon, and Industrial Lies form a sort of sub-theme. Tracks with paranoid vocals, you might call it.

The version of R.F.I.D. here is from the third Solar One Music compilation. I've heard versions of it that don't include the vocal, presumably released on Transient Force, but the SOM Comp 3 version still has it. Text-to-speech, that's where it's at. Sad I cut it a bit short.

Industrial Lies snuck in at the last second; I mixed a bit faster than I anticipated. The copy I have is a '90s repress of the Clear 12" on Fantasy (D-216). Incredibly ahead of its time for 1983.

Some flubs in this one, but it's mostly OK. I can live with it.

MTT No. 040 / Steady Creep

ambient, anonradio, electro, hiphop, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave // 2017-12-01

MTT040 Spectrogram

Slow IDM & Electro to close out November 2017. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Access To Arasaka / Caph
  2. Bitstream / Pylon
  3. Dexterous Numerics / Absent Friends
  4. Ghostwerk / When I Creep
  5. Subaeris / ゴースト発生
  6. MANASYt / Apathetics
  7. Chris Randall / Oblique
  8. Headset ft. Subtitle / Breath Contrails
  9. Wayne & Nick / Slev (Ghostwerk Remix)
  10. While / Rail
  11. Mike Kidd / Bilocation
  12. DPO / Endospore
  13. DPO / Isolated Extermination
  14. Being / Tide One Two Three
  15. Porn Darstellar / Dans Le Satin Blanc

Spacesettings by Headset is outstanding. A weird IDM / Hip-Hop / Jazz hybrid album... The closest comparison I can think of is Arrhythmia by Antipop Consortium. The whole album is as good as Breath Contrails.

I'm sad to say I treated Tides by Being (AKA The Wee DJs, AKA Dave Paton) pretty badly here. It's an amazing '90s IDM (or maybe Ambient?) album and deserves better than being filler between DPO and the goofy (but also awesome) Nights In White Satin cover by Porn Darstellar.

Last, I'll highlight Shadow Culture by Ghostwerk. Ghostwerk has been putting out awesome (and weird) tunes for about five years now; Shadow Culture marks his first release on a "major" label (in this case the excellent Detroit Underground). I've been waiting for this album for two years, and it doesn't disappoint.

Finally: shoutout to ellen_page. I also dream of future trackers.

MTT No. 039 / Day By Day

ambient, anonradio, drum & bass, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave // 2017-11-24

MTT039 Spectrogram

Ambient and drum & bass on Thanksgiving night. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. DeepWoods / Cause and Effect
  2. Kontext / Thaw (Dissident Remix)
  3. Teebee & K / Cherokee
  4. Poschek / Jungle Comp Entry
  5. Drumloop808 / Discontent
  6. Art of Noise / Camilla: The Old, Old Story (J. Majik Remix)
  7. T.Power / Refraction
  8. w u s o 命 / Hollow Feelings
  9. Arcon 2 / Skyland
  10. Diswork / Mental Disease
  11. Intense / Dark Skies
  12. Art of Noise / Art of Love (Ils Remix)
  13. Artemis / Elysian Fields
  14. Lamb / Gorecki (Global Communication Remix)
  15. Boymerang / Lazarus

Poschek's Jungle Comp Entry is an odd one here. It's one of 22 entries in the Dogs on Acid 2010 Jungle Competition. An excellent compilation of retro jungle tunes written by the Dogs on Acid Grid users. Wozowski has an excellent mix of the best tunes in the compo, which is how I discovered it.

This mix could've used more practice. I'm not a very good Drum & Bass DJ.

MTT No. 038 / Basslines & Synthetic Claps

anonradio, disco, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2017-11-17

MTT038 Spectrogram

Disco, techno, electro. Some jams this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Bangkok Impact / Crowdpleaser
  2. Orgue Electronique ft. Luke Eargoggle / Den Bosch
  3. Kitbuilders / Give It To Me
  4. Legowelt / Conquestadores Extraterrestriales (Remix)
  5. Gosub / Strange City
  6. Japanese Telecom / Virtual Origami 2
  7. Blackploid / Photographic Photogenic
  8. Japanese Telecom / Character Maps (Perspects Remix)
  9. Raiders of the Lost Arp / Workflow
  10. Cybotron / Alleys Of Your Mind
  11. A Number Of Names / Sharevari (Vocal)
  12. Ectomorph / Lost Angles (Manyangles Version)
  13. Perspects / They Keep Dancing (Instrumental)
  14. Gino Soccio / Remember (VICTIM OF CHANGE edit)
  15. Telex / Moskow Diskow (Original French Version)
  16. Private Lives / Private Life (Extended Mix)
  17. Solvent / My Radio
  18. Bangkok Impact / Traveller (Part 2)

The Strange City - Virtual Origami 2 - Photographic Photogenic segment is a neat little Gerald Donald-ian diversion in the middle of this mix. It's pointed out on the discogs page for Blackploid's Inhaltsverzeichnis EP that Photographic Photogenic sounds a lot like Virtual Origami 2; the commenter was right, and it makes for a nice (and very quick) little mix.

All of the old "real" disco tracks included here (Remember, Moskow Diskow, arguably Sharevari) are unauthorized bootlegs. It still surprises me that something so difficult to manufacture as vinyl gets bootlegged that way.

Private Life is one that made it into the shops when I was actively buying records in ~2007. It's one of my favorites. Private Lives, the artist, turns out to be Cylob & Ed DMX. (According to discogs, anyway).

Finally, My Radio by Solvent. From the second of the three Disco Nouveau records, which I've mentioned before. I'll say again: that compilation is extremely good. This mix includes two other tracks from it, Lost Angles and They Keep Dancing. But My Radio takes the prize. A song of loss and disappointment direct at a radio. Look up the lyrics!

MTT No. 037 / Start It Over

anonradio, breaks, disco, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-11-10

MTT037 Spectrogram

Some low-key spacey electro this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Lazer Kontinent / Telenet
  2. Scape One / Timelapse
  3. Electroberlin / Spin Me Round
  4. Dark Vektor / Patetic
  5. Ares Voo / The One
  6. Electroberlin / Observer
  7. Autechre / Bike
  8. ITPDWIP / Haguenesse Wind
  9. Zainetica / Teleport
  10. Shann-X / Earthly Abyss
  11. The Outsider / Cosmoship
  12. Charlie / Spacer Woman
  13. Daddy Long Legs / Intergalactic Lover
  14. Xformxs / Ailama
  15. Xformxs / Outro

There are a couple of odd selections in this. The Ares Voo track is a nice bit of psybreaks, found on Ektoplazm. Zainetica's Teleport is a neat old track from the Xynthetic netlabel. Finally Bike, by Autechre, but that probably doesn't need explanation.

And then Spacer Woman. The version I have is a bootleg from 2005, bought February of 2006. (I still have the receipt). I wanted to hear it, so here it is. Plus it's an excuse to smash Intergalactic Lover in.

I'm a spacer woman, don't you worry 'bout me~

MTT No. 036 / The Driven

anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-11-03

MTT036 Spectrogram

An hour of recent electro purchases, loosely mixed. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Komarken Electronics / Early Mornings
  2. Lowfish / Bitter
  3. Scape One / Elechnology
  4. Plant43 / Radiant Flux
  5. Koova / Smell Of Mammal
  6. Koova / Deactivation
  7. Composite Profuse / Definitive Neglect
  8. ITPDWIP / Taking An Already Taken Decision
  9. Morphogenetic / Reprogram Reality
  10. Morphology / Gray Code
  11. Obergman / Tokamak
  12. Solitary Dancer / Desire & Apathy
  13. Annie Hall / Saggitarius A
  14. Solitary Dancer / Transmitting To Heaven

Some old, some new. There's a bunch of Brokntoys in this; at the time of this post, there's a great deal on the complete Brokntoys catalog (80% off) on Bandcamp. I picked up the whole thing last month.

Special mention goes to Solitary Dancer, whose two releases on Graded (and one release on Dark Entries) are just fantastic. I've had Transmitting To Heaven playing on repeat for about a week.

MTT No. 035 / No Way Back

ambient, anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-10-27

MTT035 Spectrogram

Assorted spooky stuff to close out October. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Seele Ohne Ziel / Track 1
  2. Anthony Rother / Ich Bin Ewig
  3. The Breakwaters vs. CPU / Signal From The Dark
  4. Erikoismies / Untitled [Bunker 3071 A2]
  5. Shadowbunny / Nothing
  6. Kompleksi / Porno Tampere (Vocal Version)
  7. Hadamard / The Moral Core
  8. Zwischenwelt / Diapsiquia
  9. Coil / Box Theme
  10. Twilight Ritual / Means Of Heath
  11. Shemale / The Watchers
  12. Seele Ohne Ziel / Track 2
  13. Zerkalo / Experiment Zero
  14. Shemale / Blood Ritual
  15. Corvx de Timor / Chasing Game (Shadowbunny Remix)
  16. Shemale / Beneath The Ice

Fairly straightforward 90 BPM electro for 30 minutes, and then off the rails we go.

So Shemale is ridiculously good. I've been a fan since I found the Hyperborean Love Slave 12" in a used bin nearly a decade ago. All of their releases are good; no duds. Some of the best dark electro I've ever heard.

The Coil track in the middle of this is, of course, part of their unused soundtrack to Hellraiser. It's an amazing soundtrack - very, very sinister. And the movie is great too.

All spooked out. Time to sleep.