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Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / January 2019

Posted 2019-01-31. Permalink. Tagged electro, ground kontrol, house, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, techno.

Logical Aggression at Ground Kontol was last night, the 30th of January. I opened the night with some recent purchases and a mixture of my last few anonradio shows. DJ Megaphysics closed the night, playing a 2018 year-in-review set.

Here's what my notes say I played:

  1. Boris Divider / Escape From District 7 9:00 PM
  2. =UHU= / This Is Revolution
  3. Sbles3plex / Volem Plastics
  4. Elecktroids / Algorithm
  5. NRSB-11 / Market Forces
  6. DMX Krew / Heisenberg
  7. MNLTH / Flektro
  8. Mitch Murder / Bertone's Theme
  9. Orgue Electronique / Near The Threshold
  10. Omar-S / Miss You
  11. Marco Bernardi / La Montagne De Reves
  12. Matt Whitehead / Tuff City
  13. Raiders Of The Lost Arp / Module Detach
  14. Datassette / Musique Gelatineuse
  15. Kovyazin D & Moralez / The Night Watch
  16. R.M / Like A Momiji Leaf
  17. Datassette / Mannequin On The Run
  18. NRSB-11 / 685-471 1
  19. DMX Krew / Quantum Logic
  20. Drexciya / Song Of The Green Whale
  21. Darkhalo / Underwater Voyage Pt. 2
  22. Raiders Of The Lost Arp / Phone Call
  23. Andrea Parker / Too Good To Be Strange
  24. Tura / Reishi
  25. Higher Intelligence Agency / Pinkgreen
  26. I-F / Weightless Approach
  27. Sbles3plex / Alternative 2
  28. Lone Shark / Aviation
  29. Kovyazin D & Moralez / Sunken Space Sea
  30. Reedale Rise / Telophase
  31. Mrs Jynx / Supermarket Sandwitches
  32. Mitch Murder / Ocean Avenue
  33. Reedale Rise / Parallel
  34. Plant43 / Hydro Subway
  35. Spin Fidelity / We Dig Deeper 11:05 PM
  36. Lone Shark / Traffic
  37. State Logik / Electro Boogie
  38. E.R.P. / Wisteria
  39. Transparent Sound / Solar
  40. Morphology / Journey's End
  41. Sol37 / 2.1.4
  42. D.I.E. / Space Travel
  43. Sbles3plex / Al Límite Del Abismo 11:30 PM

MTT No. 100 / Empty Grove

Posted 2019-01-25. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, drum & bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT100 Spectrogram

Drum & Bass this week, featuring 10 tracks from the label Subtle Audio.

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  1. ASC / Oceanography 00:00
  2. Fracture / Sound Spectrum '96 05:14
  3. Nebula / Frame Of Reference 08:16
  4. Enjoy ft. Paolo Corsini / Jellyfishes Leave Me Indifferent 13:10
  5. Parallel / Into The Deep End 17:41
  6. Infest / Peaceful Tree 22:56
  7. Moreno / Alone 26:40
  8. Dissident / Universe Eat Universe 30:35
  9. Brad Impact / Everything I Left Behind 35:37
  10. R.M / Tanuki 38:58
  11. Equinox / Your Love's So Cold 43:30
  12. Sileni / Bouncing Octagonal Fragments (Macc Remix) 48:35
  13. Nebula / Encounters VIP 51:24
  14. Spotless / She Showed, She Smiled 56:51

As mentioned, 10 of these tracks were released by the Irish drum & bass label Subtle Audio. Everything except tracks 6, 7, 10, and 14. I'd say just about everything on the label is good. Lots of interesting drum programming. It's run by DJ Code, and I've got to give credit to him for the transition from Your Love's So Cold to Bouncing Octagonal Fragments to Encounters, something he did on the Subtle Audio Vol. II mix. (Though I did mix up the track order a little bit).

Tracks 6 and 7, Peaceful Tree and Alone respectively, are both from the free netlabel Digibeat Music. Active from about 2006 to 2013, they released a series of drum & bass releases, including several by artists that also appeared on the Subtle Audio compilations. (Eschaton, Jason oS, Parallel, Relapse, [sub].) Digibeat's back catalog is available for download through their blog, and the label Omni Music seems to have picked up where they left off.

Finally: shoutout and thanks to Ryan Organ, who sold me the first Subtle Audio vinyl comp when he was working at Anthem Records. His recommendation was perfect; I've been following the label since.


MTT No. 099 / Mystery World

Posted 2019-01-18. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, electro, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT099 Spectrogram

Electro, house and techno this week. Leaning on tracks that are easier to follow - kicks on 1 and 3, similar to MTT093.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. =UHU= / This Is Revolution 00:00
  2. Sbles3plex / Volem Plastics 02:54
  3. Elecktroids / Algorithm 07:12
  4. NRSB-11 / Market Forces 10:19
  5. DMX Krew / Heisenberg 14:13
  6. MNLTH / Flektro 17:28
  7. Krell / Level 2 20:09
  8. Orgue Electronique / Near The Threshold 22:23
  9. Omar-S / Miss You 25:47
  10. Marco Bernardi / The Burning Love Ensemble 28:47
  11. Raiders Of The Lost Arp / Module Detach 32:08
  12. Datassette / Musique Gélatineuse 35:08
  13. Kovyazin D & Moralez / The Night Watch 38:46
  14. Solitary Dancer / Birth Of Saturn 42:31
  15. Datassette / Mannequin On The Run 46:19
  16. NRSB-11 / 685-471 1 50:37
  17. Danny Scrilla / Eclipse 55:11
  18. Danny Scrilla / Ancient Musical Box 58:16

I picked up Datassette's Mannequin On The Run EP a couple days ago and threw this set together as a way to play a few tracks from it. Those Datassette tracks are definitely the highlight this week. That and the two NRSB-11 tracks. And Elecktroids' Algorithm, Sbles3plex' Volem Plastics, Solitary Dancer's Birth Of Saturn... better stop before I repeat the entire tracklist.

Volume levels are a bit uneven, and some of the mixing is wonky, but I'm happy. This is a good episode 99.


MTT No. 098 / Groovy Trees

Posted 2019-01-11. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT098 Spectrogram

A little old Rephlex and Warp this week, plus some breaks, electro, and IDM to fill out the show.

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  1. Rising Sun / Ocean View 00:00
  2. Lone Shark / Float 6.3 01:58
  3. Plaid / Yak 06:21
  4. Metamatics / Man-q-Neons 10:22
  5. SCSI-9 / Silkworm 16:33
  6. Atypic / Jolly 20:10
  7. Reedale Rise / Eisrous 22:54
  8. Higher Intelligence Agency / Pinkgreen 26:42
  9. B12 / Bio Dimension 32:46
  10. LFO / Freeze 36:42
  11. Future Sound Of London / Omnipresence 39:47
  12. Caustic Window / Squidge In The Fridge 44:31
  13. Lastrapink / CHCINO 47:35
  14. D'Arcangelo / Sundart 50:47
  15. Creta Kano / Skyway Motel 53:51
  16. Speedy J / The FUN Equations 56:11

Every December I listen to Plaid's Android EP, Metamatics' Mind Mushing Git, and the Traffic II compilation on Combination Records. Those three albums inspired this selection... lots of old Rephlex and Warp, as I said above.

This was thrown together pretty quickly, a couple hours before broadcast. It works well enough, I think. The Sundart to Skyway Motel to FUN Equations run is particularly cool. I've played the slower (81 BPM?) version of Skyway Motel before, during MTT083. I wish I had timed the ending of this show better, though.


MTT No. 097 / Bot Tricks

Posted 2019-01-04. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT097 Spectrogram

Fast-ish noisy electro and IDM this week. Lots of zaps and zooms, delay and reverb.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Azmotronik / Last One In For Breakfast 00:00
  2. Cultek / Construct 03:20
  3. Señor Frio / Barda 07:42
  4. 214 / Vocal Calisthenics 12:19
  5. Chromatix / Assembler 16:31
  6. Noyeahno / Outsiders 19:34
  7. Bitstream / Incubator 23:32
  8. Señor Frio / Hatjail 26:56
  9. Monolake / CCTV 31:15
  10. Bass Kittens / MFS_Root (Volum Remix) 35:17
  11. Nomadic / Alpha Phix (Andrea Parker Remix) 40:36
  12. Hydraulix / Xero - 1 (214's Binary Pop N Lock Mix) 43:21
  13. Volsoc / Try To Save Your Song (OK Robot) 48:00
  14. Snog / Real Estate Man (Sir Real's Persuasive Techniques Remix) 53:10
  15. Funkstörung / Oszillator 57:45

This mix features two tracks each from the labels Buried In Time, Digital Distortions, [k]racktroni[k], and Touchin' Bass. All great labels. Kracktronik and Touchin' Bass were favorites of mine in the 2000s. Buried In Time is a local Portland (OR) label releasing glitchy IDM music, challenging stuff.

The Hydraulix track included in this hour is a bonus remix available at their old blogspot site. The original track, Xero - 1, is from the 4 Pumps / 2 Dumps EP on Touchin' Bass. That's a fantastic EP, definitely worth seeking out.

First show of 2019! I could've mixed faster and worked in more music, but decided to take it easy. Was probably for the best. Good tunes in any case.


MTT No. 096 / The Older You Get

Posted 2018-12-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, breaks, downtempo, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT096 Spectrogram

Ambient, downtempo and breakbeat-y things on the program this week. Winding down after playing the arcade yesterday.

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  1. Albert Kuningas / Astraaliprojektio 00:00
  2. Ian O'Brien / Dayride 03:20
  3. Air / Travelling Without Moving (Trip 8) 09:01
  4. Fluke / Kitten Moon 12:28
  5. üNN / Passengers 19:15
  6. FSOL / Eyes Pop, Skin Explodes, Everybody Dead 22:43
  7. Neotropic / Nana 25:52
  8. International Observer / Flip Flop Cemetery 29:45
  9. Dublicator / Echos Of Babylon 34:13
  10. Cabaret Voltaire / Resonator 38:15
  11. Karl Biscuit / Hiérophone (Avalon Remix) 41:35
  12. Kenny Larkin / Java 46:16
  13. 69 / Desire 51:19
  14. Neotropic / The Older You Get 57:04

FSOL, Neotropic, two tracks from Freezone 1: The Phenomenology of Ambient, a couple tracks from the Elektrolux label. Good stuff.

Kitten Moon by Fluke stands out. I recently listened to that album again for the first time in years, and it holds up well. Though it is hard to hear the first two tracks without thinking of the movies (and commercials, etc.) they appeared in.

But the highlight here is Desire by Carl Craig, for sure. I've wanted to play that for months, and I can't think of a better way to close 2018.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / December 2018

Posted 2018-12-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, demoscene, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music.

Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol was last night. DJ Megaphysics was out of town, so I played music from 9 PM until close. The selection was a mixture of MTT 095 and 094, plus some tracks that were in my notes for those shows but didn't make the cut for radio.

Not too much to say beyond that. It was a good night. I wish demoscene mods sounded better loud on a big system...

  1. Solar Quest / Cherchez La Lumière ~9:00 PM
  2. Avalon / New Frontier
  3. Tosca / Busenfreund (Baby Mammoth Remix)
  4. Stargazer / Rubicon
  5. Roz / Straightbackward
  6. Necros / Cloud City
  7. Lizardking / Claustrophobia
  8. Buzzer / Let's Party Again
  9. Edge / Empty Mind
  10. Darkhalo / Underwater Voyage Pt. 2
  11. Paul Hardcastle / Rain Forest (Original Mix)
  12. Ylikulju / Banana Color
  13. The Black Dog / 4,7,8
  14. Mefis / Sun
  15. Yli. / Mass Control
  16. Unconsciousness / Ramshackle Place
  17. Hooligan / Jazzy High
  18. Goldcrest / 106 Miles
  19. The Hooligan / Anyway I want
  20. Purple Motion / Astraying Voyages
  21. Kaiowa / Aliensex
  22. Nagz / Nuclear Deterrent
  23. Plaid / Anything
  24. Paradroid / Capacitive Accelerometer Design
  25. Matt Whitehead / Lunashock ~10:15 PM
  26. Dangerous Frontiers / Twilight Of The Dragon
  27. The Exaltics / Mother Ship To Solaris
  28. Metamatics / Liquid Gel
  29. Lowfish / Glass & Spiders (Solvent Remix)
  30. Caro / Caro's Crystal Castle
  31. Scape One / Mr. Masutake
  32. Lone Shark / Sinclair Space Age
  33. Autopilot / Tun Sie Es Jetzt
  34. MD / Trem Muls
  35. üNN / Fear
  36. Willow / Machine Drome
  37. Understandable Product / _01 (Mix B - Tapestry)
  38. Rb387 / Invisible Objects
  39. DNA / Unelmias (Dremas)
  40. Kyllönen / Cogten
  41. Supreems / Broken (And Out Of Sync)
  42. MD / Headroom
  43. Nagz / Skin After Flash
  44. Sape / Juuri Näin.
  45. Dune / Nobody Dreaming
  46. Skaven / Ice Frontier
  47. Xhale / Attending Eart
  48. Jcole / Berylux
  49. RS3 / The Lunar Trinity
  50. Purple Motion / Second Reality II
  51. Ambientmove & Velvet / Sojourner
  52. Ceniq / XEQ-Complex
  53. Orbital / The Girl With The Sun In Her Head
  54. The Future Sound Of London / Flak
  55. Norken / Static
  56. Complex / Beyond Reality
  57. Chris Jarvis / Stairway
  58. Lone Shark / Go Faster
  59. Carl Finlow / Conflict
  60. Transparent Sound / Sound Splash
  61. ADJ & Pathic / Highdiver ~12:15 AM
  62. Robot / Leitmotiv
  63. Dave Tarrida / Slack Is Back
  64. Silicon Scally / Toneworks
  65. Makunouchi Bento / Morninfizik
  66. Miss Saigon / Midnight Fires
  67. Mig27 / Like Loiske
  68. Nagz / Mellow Leader Blues
  69. MD / Bjarn Kv Pontor
  70. Rising Sun / Ocean View
  71. Mellow-D / Potion
  72. Jean Nine / Mellon Moon (ASM99 Compo Mix)
  73. Metamatics / Cityscape
  74. Lowfish / Ripped
  75. SCSI-9 / Silkworm
  76. Metamatics / Hymn Bream ~1:00 AM
  77. Mellow-D / Fade Away
  78. Prob. / Jazzy Vibesz
  79. Kuu / Come And Get Me
  80. Falcon / Tasting Malibu
  81. RS3 / Refraction Reprise
  82. Zoomin' ft. Fay Saphirah / Purify Myself (Instr.)
  83. International Observer / Flip Flop Cemetery
  84. Dublicator / Echos Of Babylon
  85. Cabaret Voltaire / Resonator ~1:40 AM

MTT No. 095 / Beyond Reality

Posted 2018-12-21. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, demoscene, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT095 Spectrogram

Tracker mods! Breakbeat, IDM, and oldschool mods this week. Featuring ten tracks sourced from The Assembly's music competitions.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Skaven / Second Reality I 00:00
  2. Firelight / After The Storm 01:33
  3. Roz / Straightbackward 04:30
  4. Necros / Cloud City 06:40
  5. Lizardking / Claustrophobia 09:52
  6. Buzzer / Let's Party Again 12:49
  7. Darkhalo / Underwater Voyage Pt. 2 15:07
  8. Yli. / Mass Control 17:56
  9. Unconsciousness / Ramshackle Place 19:36
  10. Hooligan / Jazzy High 20:37
  11. Nagz / Nuclear Deterrent 22:29
  12. Willow / Machine Drome 24:20
  13. Understandable Product / _01 (Mix B - Tapestry) 27:17
  14. Rb387 / Invisible Objects 28:34
  15. DNA / Unelmia (Dremas) 31:38
  16. MD / Headroom 34:28
  17. Nagz / Skin After Flash 36:55
  18. Xhale / Attending Eart 38:48
  19. Jcole / Berylux Tones 41:37
  20. RS3 / The Lunar Trinity 44:07
  21. Purple Motion / Second Reality II 48:56
  22. Ambientmove & Velvet / Sojourner 54:56
  23. Ceniq / XEQ-Complex 56:53
  24. Skaven / Second Reality III 58:23

Ten of these songs come from The Assembly demoscene party's music archive, as mentioned. Straightbackward and Let's Party Again were both released this year - the Assembly 2018 Tracked Music entries in general are excellent. Five tracks are from the Assembly 1998 Music competition. For some reason, there's only one music category in 1998, with 100+ entries. There's a lot of great downtempo, drum & bass, and IDM in that 1998 competition, some of which I plan to write about later.

Cloud City by Necros and Headroom by MD (aka Mellow-D) both come from the excellent group Five Musicians. I'm a big fan of the artists in FM, and can't recommend their music enough. Their catalog can be found at archive.org and at netlabelarchive.org.

This one's pretty good! There's a small popping noise at 24:21 that I forgot to mute, and an unfortunate zip noise at 25:12. (Digital DJ-ing problems). Also, some of these tracks were rendered with the wrong sample interpolation settings (particularly noticeable on Sojourner - that song isn't supposed to sound crunchy). I'll go back and fix those tracks as I come across them.

Shoutout to Foamhat and JWM.