Track three Odyssey by Point Guard is from the excellent PS001.2,
the second release on Australia's Pure Space label. Like their first
release it's very original, fun, bright stuff. And it just came out a
week or two ago, so snap it up now.
Ivna Ji's Laax EP is the other recent purchase featured in this mix.
It came out on Етикета 4 (AKA Label 4?) last year. The whole EP
is reminiscent of Ivna Ji's track Oscillating Universe on Brokntoys
bt17 The Glowing. Which is to say that it's terrific space electro.
I'll definitely be playing more from that EP in the coming weeks.
Pressure by Raw Stevens is the odd '90s piece I mentioned
earlier. Released on Squat Records in either 1997 or 1998, the
sound of it reminds me of the techno of its era more than the electro.
It's a cool, weird record in any case. The third track (B2) is a fast
140 BPM bass-y detroit-y tune called "Type 4748/Ab1", and is my favorite
of the three.
There's lots more going on, of course. BFX's smooth 2000s breaks track
Whisper, Sigma Algebra's Resh from the third Elektrodos
compilation, the caustic acid of JGarrett (AKA Xyn)'s
Give Us This Day. But I'm all talked out. Next week will be
something slower, probably more mellow. After that - either the
third or fourth week this month, I'm not sure - will be the annual
demoscene show. Check back for those.
Neotropic's Feelin' Remote is my highlight this week. It's
from the White Rabbits LP, which I also featured back in
MTT074. Love the bell sounds, the harmonica, the nice
organ / pad / string sounds... White Rabbits is an album that's
grown on me over the years. I wasn't ready for it in 2004; now I
These tracks are all good, though. From Jega's classic Geometry
through Legowelt's Rodrigo Syntese System to the very end with
the Galaxy Toobin' Gang's Toobin' Theme. ("Contains hit song
TOOBIN' THEME", the cover of the digital version tells me.)
This was a slow show, lots of long tracks. Something to relax to after
a hard couple of days. Not sure what I'll do next week; probably something
Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / November 2019
Megaphysics and I played our last show of the year at
Ground Kontrol Arcade last night. (The last Wednesday in December
falls on the 25th, so no show that day). It was the day before
Thanksgiving, we had a good crowd, and it was a pretty good show.
I brought a mixture of drum & bass, electro, footwork, and synth-y stuff.
There are parts of MTT143 and MTT079 in this, as well
as the Lightspace to Dŵr Budr mix from MTT141. Here's my tracklist:
Thanks to everybody for coming out, thanks (as always) to
Ground Kontrol for having us, and thanks to Megaphysics for helping
me while away the early morning hours. As mentioned above there won't be
a Logical Aggression show in December, as that day falls on the 25th. We'll
be back in January.
This hour features two tracks from the big Elektrodos compilations. Track
14 Hitcher by The Outsider is from the first comp, and track
15 Pi by Sigma Algebra is from the second. Both comps are good, and
listed as free ("name your price"), with proceeds going toward running the
label. Looking now I see there's a third volume in the series;
I'll have to pick that up...
Blogariddims episode 13 Electronicack: 1 by Droid & Slug
is where I first heard the combination of track 12 Shaman and track
13 Are Y Are We?. That's a very good episode of an already good
mix series, so check it out. They transitioned better than I did with some
good chops (whereas I wiffed the tempo matching and had to save it).
The first four tracks of this show seem particularly good to me on second
listen. I guess that's what I'm in the mood for. Next week's show will
be on Thanksgiving, the day after I play the arcade, so expect something
slow and low-effort.
There's some fun weirdness in the middle of this hour. Boulderhead's
Configuration System from NV020 on Neo Violence records. Inigo
Kennedy's 2012 wonky techno track Squirkle from his personal label
Asymmetric. Memory Replace by DJ これからの緊急災害, another
piece from Phalanx Pt. 2 on Typeless Records.
After that it moves into some glitchy noisy 2000s electro/IDM. A few tracks
from Touchin' Bass (#13, #15), Wasted Again from Detroit
Underground, and the Justin Maxwell ("Soc") mix of Silent Running
by Bass Kittens. I've got the 2006 clear vinyl reissue of that last release;
I'll get around to playing the Volum remix on the A-side someday.
This selection sounds OK, but could've used more time in the oven. I think I'll
do something slower next week. Noisy stuff again, maybe.
Track #6 Scanshift by Datawave, #8 Mirage by Paul Blackford, and #9
Crew by Varum are all from the Phalanx Pt. 2 compilation on
the new Typeless Records label. Fast, driving electro.
Phalanx Pt. 1 and Aloka's Concave + Convex are also
good, so check those out too. The label is three for three, as
far as I'm concerned.
Scape One's Simulacra sounds to me like a harder version of
his track The Penultimate Truth. Looking at release dates
on discogs it appears Simulacra came first. In any case, both are
great, and both are available on his mega-compilation 4u4
(which also includes the excellent Galaxy Of Funk and Shockwave Rider
The last 20 minutes of this mix is mostly old '90s favorites.
Autechre's Second Scepe, Orbital's Dŵr Budr, and
Crouched On Broken Glass by Bedouin Ascent. Dŵr Budr in
particular is amazing. It'd be hard to pick my top 10 albums,
but In Sides would be there for sure.
And that's it for this week. I'll program something slower next time.
This is a messy set, but the tracks are good. I really enjoyed playing
EBM and industrial stuff these past few weeks, though my knowledge and
selection is lacking. I think that's something I'll pursue over the next
That's October done. Next week's show will be a return to regular
programming with a set of fast (130-140) electro, so stick around
if you're into that.
Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / October 2019
And that's a wrap. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to
Ground Kontrol for having us. Special shoutout to mnw@sdf
for coming by and chatting; wish we could've hung out more. I'll be
looking for some recent gabber releases for you.