MTT No. 046 / StorytellerPosted 2018-01-12. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.
- Max Duley / Start The End
- Ingen / Lusher
- Takaaki Itoh / Step To Makin' (Max Duley Remix)
- Casual Violence / Rotate Cube
- Cyp / Arranging
- Go Hiyama / World Game (Oscar Mulero Remix)
- Matt French / Information Sewer
- Inigo Kennedy / Nocturnal
- Random Logic / Untitled [Kial03 B2]
- T-101 / Ironworks
- Mike Parker / Inversion 8
- Outline / Untitled [BP05 B3]
- Jean-Louis Huhta / Zoat Zingo
- Inigo Kennedy / Albedo
- Damon Wild vs. Function / Waveterm
- Cyp / Obscurity
- Max Duley / Storyteller
- Oscar Mulero / Naked Dance
The selection here (and my taste in techno in general) is inspired by the records I found in used bins around Portland in the mid 2000s. Particularly the used bins at 360 Vinyl. A lot of weird, dark, and uncomfortable stuff made its way into those bins.
The first artist I found in those bins that really connected with me is Max Duley. I love the drum programming in his tunes, the use of FX, and the simple repeating synth patterns. To me it sounds otherworldly, hypnotic. Duley has made the releases on his own labels, ARC and ARC(ANE), available for free via his blog. They're great, and I recommend them to anybody who liked this mix.
The second artist I found was probably Inigo Kennedy. I believe I bought a few of his records on Molecular Recordings, though the only MOL record I seem to have now is XX.3. Later I found his netlabel, Asymmetric, and consumed all of it pretty quickly.
Much later, while researching netlabels, I found Biomechanics. Their releases in the BMT series are in line with the techno I'd look for in the bins; particularly the artists Casual Violence and Cyp. There's some good Dub Techno on the label, too. The Internet Archive has a copy of their catalog.
I don't DJ techno like this very often, as it doesn't go over well with the crowd I play for, but I do love it.