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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. 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.

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  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.


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.

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  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.


MTT No. 094 / Without Hesitation

Posted 2018-12-14. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT094 Spectrogram

Electro and IDM this week. Working through some old favorites.

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  1. Scape One / Shore Leave 00:00
  2. Paradroid / Capacitive Accelerometer Design 01:04
  3. Matt Whitehead / Lunashock 03:33
  4. Dangerous Frontiers / Twilight Of The Dragon 06:18
  5. The Exaltics / Mother Ship To Solaris 09:19
  6. üNN / Fear 12:34
  7. Silicon Scally / Proteus 15:05
  8. Monolove / Ra 19:22
  9. Lowfish / Glass and Spiders (Solvent Remix) 21:39
  10. Caro / Caro's Crystal Castle 24:12
  11. Lone Shark / Sinclair Space Age 26:43
  12. Autopilot / Tun Sie Es Jetzt Pt. 2 30:36
  13. LFO / Simon From Sydney 33:56
  14. Fresh Moods / Fever (Subtonal Remix) 37:00
  15. Blastromen / Le Nuclear Civil 39:34
  16. Radioactive Man / Uranium 43:24
  17. Neil Landstrumm vs. Tommy Akira Kiteshi / Retour de France 47:45
  18. The Parallax Corporation / Invasion 50:33
  19. Mandroid / Space Age Renegade 54:58
  20. Metamatics / Cityscape 58:18

Space Age Renegade, Invasion, and Uranium are all old favorites. Also Twilight Of The Dragon, though that's a more recent track. I'm genuinely surprised I hadn't played any of those before.

The combination of Glass And Spiders and Caro's Crystal Castle is something I had done before, specifically at the July show at Ground Kontrol this year. Adding Sinclair Space Age to that worked well, and there are a few other tracks that could be slotted in there besides. (Maybe Mr. Masutake by Scape One?).

The idea here was good but could have used more work. But, it was fun to mix, and I'm glad to have done it. Certainly glad to have played Invasion and the others.


MTT No. 093 / Through My Outline

Posted 2018-12-07. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop, techno.

MTT093 Spectrogram

This week's show is a selection of electro, techno and a couple old new wave / synthpop tracks. Lots of kick drums on one and three.

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  1. Rokton Ensemble / Runout 05.06 00:36
  2. Obergman / Quantum Eraser 02:36
  3. System Insurgent / System Escape 05:50
  4. Pip Williams / Pleasure Deficiency Syndrome 08:23
  5. The Exaltics / Whats Wrong 11:19
  6. Sol37 / 2.2.5 14:43
  7. E.R.P. / Oretha 16:04
  8. Gosub / Low Volume Lovers 19:35
  9. The Wee DJs / Sineful 22:53
  10. Lowfish / 999 25:47
  11. Dopplereffekt / Speak & Spell 28:18
  12. Blackploid / Mystery Speaker 30:58
  13. Dcast Dynamics / Break, Travel & Time 33:21
  14. Mandroid / Robots In Nightclubs 36:26
  15. Drexciya / Funk Release Valve 38:59
  16. Lost Trax / Self Destruct Sequence 41:44
  17. Komarken Electronics / Moonlight Beat 43:10
  18. =UHU= / New Wave 46:02
  19. Ultravox / Astradyne 49:36
  20. John Foxx / 030 52:45
  21. The Other People Place / You Said You Want Me 55:47
  22. Gliese / Galaxian 59:06

Two very recent purchases are featured in this mix. First, 2.2.5 by Sol37, from the System Updates EP on Southern Outpost. That came out just this week; it's a great bonus beats / DJ tool compilation, highly recommended. Second, Whats Wrong by The Exaltics from 1000 Lights In The Sky (Part 1) on Bunker Records. This is older, a 2010 release, but I picked it up the day of the show. It's also good; probably my favorite release by The Exaltics.

For an improvised set this turned out OK. A few of the transitions don't work (Funk Release Valve to Self Destruct Sequence), and the levels are a bit wonky. But, as I'm fond of saying, the tracks are good. And I managed to play John Foxx, so this one's a winner.


MTT No. 092 / Looking Up

Posted 2018-11-30. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, drum & bass, dubstep, electro, footwork, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT092 Spectrogram

Post-dubstep, drum & bass, footwork and a tiny bit of electro this week. Featuring eight tracks from the excellent Cosmic Bridge record label.

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  1. Crypticz / Spirit On (For Z) 00:00
  2. Aether Pilot / Northern Radio Plant 02:47
  3. Ital Tek / Shinra 05:47
  4. Om Unit / Angry Buzz 07:59
  5. Ital Tek / Mega City Industry 11:35
  6. Kuedo / Onset (Escapism) 15:10
  7. Kuedo / Reality Drift 17:40
  8. Boxcutter / Tibetan Metastate 19:46
  9. Skip Club Orchestra / Sub-Scream 21:40
  10. Breaka ft. SC / Aromatic Riddim 24:16
  11. Danny Scrilla & Om Unit / Free Flight 28:26
  12. Om Unit / Fuzzd An Soup 31:36
  13. Om Unit ft. DRS / Make Believe 33:57
  14. Oliver Yorke / Ryoan-Ji 37:28
  15. Moresounds / Ting N Tings 40:12
  16. Coco Bryce / 多幸感 43:56
  17. Sully / Crystal Cuts 48:41
  18. PFM / Danny's Song 52:15
  19. Paul Blackford / Jacob's Ladder 55:17
  20. Skip Club Orchestra / But... 58:38

The obvious highlight here is all the tracks from Om Unit's label Cosmic Bridge - Spirit On, Angry Buzz, Tibetan Metastate, Free Flight, Fuzzd An Soup, Make Believe, Ryoan-Ji, and Ting N Tings. The mixture of 80 BPM dubstep, drum & bass, and footwork promoted by Cosmic Bridge is really exciting to me - a fresh take on a lot of sounds I love.

The two new drum & bass tunes at the end are also worth noting. Coco Bryce's 多幸感 (Euphoria?) is beautifully programmed. Reminds me of Photek's Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu. And Sully's Flock EP is breathtaking, the best new drum & bass I've heard in years. (Well, new-to-me, anyway. The release itself is three years old.)

This show was thrown together in a few hours while exhausted. Given that, it turned out better than I expected. The tracks are good; I hope I didn't spoil them with my inelegant mashing.