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MTT 105 / Unfinished Business

Posted 2019-03-01. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, dub, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT105 Spectrogram

Ambient, downtempo, and weird stuff this week. Winding down from DJing at the arcade last night.

This episode’s recording did not stop when the show did, so unfortunately it ended up being nine hours long. One hour of MTT, eight hours of robot DJ Kumata. It's still available here, or linked as the spectrogram above.

  1. Frequent C / Skyward 00:00
  2. Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor / Protection (Radiation Ruling The Nation) 02:36
  3. Hong Kong Express / Unfinished Business 09:50
  4. Meat Beat Manifesto / Addiction 12:30
  5. Skull / Destroy All Monsters 16:18
  6. DJ Krush ft. KK / Rust 20:42
  7. Flying Lotus / Golden Diva 23:44
  8. Boards Of Canada / Turquoise Hexagon Sun 27:32
  9. Kouichi Yamazaki / A Point Of No Return 32:04
  10. Photek / DNA 35:06
  11. Depeche Mode / Barrel Of A Gun (Smith's Soft Mix) 40:10
  12. Keef Baker / ar53 44:47
  13. Three Tragic Myths / Blossom 48:09
  14. Coil / Windowpane (12" Version) 52:47
  15. Frequent C / Spinning In The Field 58:24

Boards Of Canada, Depeche Mode, Flying Lotus, and Josh Walund all in the same hour. That's some kind of achievement, I think. The first 40 minutes of this is pretty good, but the end falls apart a bit. That's alright though, still good tracks.

So this is the first show of year 3. For the last 104 shows, 104 hours, I haven't repeated a track. (As near as I can tell, anyway). That was a restriction I imposed on myself when I started. Over the last two years I've more or less run through both my knowledge and the best of my music collection. I'm lifting that restriction now, and I'm going to start repeating individual songs. I'll make an effort to not repeat runs or specific mixes.

Thank you all for listening this past year, and thank you aNONradio for hosting my program.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / February 2019

Posted 2019-02-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, breaks, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop.

Megaphysics and I played our regular monthly show - Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol - last night. Megaphysics opened the night playing electro, house, and techno from 9:00 PM until approximately 11:30 PM. Then I took over with a mixture of breaks, downtempo, electro, and pieces of MTT 100.

Here's my tracklist:

  1. Hadamard / Currents (Arctic) ~11:30 PM
  2. Dr. Futurist / Bound To The Atom
  3. 214 / Auto Parts
  4. ADJ / Electric
  5. Silicon Scally / Indefinite Space
  6. Mat Carter / Venting Steam
  7. Nomadic / Alpha Phix (Andrea Parker Remix)
  8. GD Luxxe / Keep Me (DMX Krew Remix)
  9. Novamen / Dreaming Of
  10. MAS 2008 / Being A Number
  11. DJ Graeme / Illectro
  12. ILS / Strange Light
  13. Paradox & MdCL / Dystopia
  14. Teebee & K / Moonraker
  15. Michna / Redline Flights
  16. Jon Convex / Vacuum States
  17. Mitch Murder / Coup de Théâtre
  18. Analogue Audio Association / Die Kehrseitte
  19. Danny Scrilla / Night Sweats
  20. Crystal Maze / Castro Valley
  21. Cloak & Dagger / Soul Sauce
  22. Fracture / Sound Spectrum '96
  23. Nebula / Frame Of Reference
  24. Dissident / Universe Eat Universe
  25. Brad Impact / Everything I Left Behind
  26. R.M / Tanuki
  27. Equinox / Your Love's So Cold
  28. Moresounds / Ting N Tings
  29. Instra:mental vs. D Bridge / Translucent
  30. Oliver Yorke / Totem
  31. Vaccine / Ochre
  32. Jus Wan / Miles Away
  33. Dogon / Fool's Walk
  34. Vangelis / Le Singe Bleu (Om Unit Edit)
  35. Eschaton / Aphelian
  36. Jus Wan / In Your Orbit
  37. The Pad Foundation / Red
  38. Dagobert / Sky High ~1:45 AM
  39. Keef Baker / ar53
  40. Three Tragic Myths / Blossom

And to close the night, Megaphysics played one more track:

  1. Derrick May / Strings Of Life (Francesco Tristano Version)

Was a good show! Both Megaphysics and myself had good sets. I'm glad I got to play those new (well, new-to-me) Subtle Audio tracks.


MTT No. 101 / Too Warm For This Kind Of Weather

Posted 2019-02-01. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT101 Spectrogram

Ambient & downtempo to close the month. ~75 BPM, a little creepy, a little sleepy.

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  1. F.O.T.N. / Train Window 00:00
  2. Skull vs. Ice / Operation Mind Control 02:18
  3. Access To Arasaka / We Carried 08:38
  4. User48736353001 / 7 Dub Cliker + 0hz 12:20
  5. The Black Dog / Sleep Deprivation 2 17:21
  6. 2814 / 真実の恋 22:40
  7. Psilonaut / Third From The Sun 28:25
  8. Bola / Soleiele 31:06
  9. Autechre / Stud 35:21
  10. So Takahashi / Moca 38:20
  11. Autechre / Yulquen 55:50

So Takahashi's Moca is my highlight this week. I bought that record used some time in the early 2000s for the locked grooves on side B. It took around five years before I sat down and paid attention to the A side, Moca. It's a real journey. I love the last 6 minutes in particular, for the gorgeous pads.

This show is pretty loose. I wish I'd remembered to play Stud in full - Moca works better mixed in to the end of Stud, instead of that breakdown. Ah well. Something to remember for next time.


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.

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  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. 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. 088 / Wind Tunnels

Posted 2018-11-02. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT088 Spectrogram

Ambient and IDM to start this November. This is a pretty sleepy mix relative to what I usually play.

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  1. Albert Kuningas / Sateenkaarisilta 00:00
  2. Brothomstates / In 03:10
  3. Global Communication / 8:07 07:53
  4. Bola / Sirasancerre 15:45
  5. The Pad Foundation / Snow Day 20:20
  6. User48736353001 / 19 Ssnb 24:35
  7. Underworld / Most 'Ospitable 30:10
  8. The Black Dog / Business Car Park 9 35:25
  9. Autechre / Further 39:38
  10. Skinny Puppy / The Centre Bullet 47:08
  11. Albert Kuningas / Lusifer-komeetta 54:34
  12. Black Rain / Night City Tokyo 58:23

The version of Underworld's Most 'Ospitable played here is a digital recording from the Footwear Repairs By Craftsmen At Competitive Prices VHS tape. I think this is the first time I've ever played material sourced from VHS while DJing. Footwear Repairs is a collection of the early '90s Underworld videos. I think the videos are all on youtube now, and are definitely worth seeking out if you like Underworld.

The transition from Business Car Park 9 into Autechre's Further is my favorite part of this mix. Further will always make me think of Quake 3 Defrag player w3sp's famous video f33l, due to its inclusion there.

That's October done and November started. Expect more conventional sets this month - midtempo space-y electro, probably some more IDM, etc. Thank you all for listening and I'll catch you next week.