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MTT 107 / Mixed Reflections

Posted 2019-03-15. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT107 Spectrogram

Straight dub techno this episode. New and old, combined haphazardly.

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  1. Melotone / Dispersion Relation 01:15
  2. Ovatow / Phalaenopsis Dub I 06:12
  3. Mark Broom / Runners 10:44
  4. Zzzzra / Venlafaxine (75mg) 14:23
  5. Axs / Altitude Control 18:09
  6. Luke Hess / Motor Dub 20:58
  7. Dimomib / Dubplate 24:30
  8. Rhythm & Sound / See Mi Version 28:09
  9. Deadbeat / Organ In The Attic Sings The Blues 31:05
  10. Fenin / Warning 36:41
  11. Elting Lieb / Roll Side 39:30
  12. Literon / Permutation One 43:28
  13. Basic Channel / Q 1.1 I 45:58
  14. Kris Moon / GXAFT 52:27
  15. Sustainer / Monocromo_C 54:38
  16. Brother Blue / Shoreline Drive 56:17

There are a couple of old favorites in here - the Elting Lieb track, the third Monocromo track (I've now played all three of those on this program), See Mi Version. But my current favorite from this selection is Deadbeat's Organ In The Attic Sings The Blues. That whole album, Wild Life Documentaries, is fantastic.

I've been listening to dub techno all month. Something about dubby music in spring seems right to me. I'm sure I'll play more next week, so check back for that.

MTT 106 / Dream Halls

Posted 2019-03-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, uk garage.

MTT106 Spectrogram

Dub techno, electro, future garage. Wandering through a few different styles in this show.

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  1. Andreas Tilliander / Folded Lines 00:00
  2. T++ / Aquatic 01:10
  3. Sustainer / Monocromo_B 05:42
  4. Brother Blue / Automatic Writing (Version) 09:09
  5. DRXT / Untitled [Dub Techno 180427 4] 12:18
  6. Convextion / Untitled [MATRIX1 A1] 15:42
  7. Monolake / Invisible 21:01
  8. Hadamard / Currents (Arctic) 24:12
  9. Ectomorph / Subversion (Dub) 28:50
  10. Morphology / Dark Flow 31:39
  11. Novamen / Dreaming Of 35:34
  12. Ghostek / Night & Low Light 38:51
  13. Hajimari / Diminished 42:13
  14. Pangaea / Router 44:37
  15. Scuba / Negative 49:06
  16. Hajimari / Finally Free 54:13
  17. Manu Shrine / Sediment 56:36

This is a mix in three segments. T++ (AKA Torsten Pröfrock)'s track Aquatic starts things off with a rainy mood; that's my favorite from the first 20 minutes. Hadamard's Currents (Arctic) is my pick from the second segment, from his relatively recent Flux EP. From the last six tracks, I'll highlight Scuba's Negative for its clear dub-techno sound.

I enjoy UK garage (2-step, and the styles it has influenced), but my knowledge and selection is limited. The Burial-like strain of future garage is particularly cool, represented here by Ghostek, Hajimari, and Manu Shrine. I'm glad to have run back about 20 minutes of it this week.

This one's pretty good. Good enough, anyway. Shoutout and thanks to DRXT for the sweet dub techno track; see you down at the arcade soon, friend.

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.

MTT No. 104 / Some Place Else

Posted 2019-02-22. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT104 Spectrogram

Wandering my way through some techno this episode. I've been in a techno mood this month, it seems.

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  1. Qybrid / Middle Hemisphere 00:00
  2. Inigo Kennedy / Hamingjusamur 01:17
  3. Zwart Licht Kommando / U.L.F. 04:17
  4. Space DJz / Contact 07:13
  5. Shawn Rudiman / The 3rd Mission 11:16
  6. Steve Stoll / Sideways 14:57
  7. Max Duley / Sticky Fingers 17:29
  8. Doghead / Bagel 21:43
  9. Cyp / Territory Of Fear 23:56
  10. Ronin / Numero Cycrypto_23 27:39
  11. Inigo Kennedy / Telegraph 31:27
  12. TD5 / Tunnel Tones 35:12
  13. Surgeon / Whose Bad Hands Are These? (Autechre Remix) 37:33
  14. Damon Wild & Echoplex / Fraction Off The Past 42:42
  15. Dan Snazelle / CBCA 46:20
  16. Minotaur Electronics / The Source 48:58
  17. 3 Phase / Current 1 52:10
  18. Morgan / Flowerchild 56:04

A couple of old favorites made it into this - Contact by the Space DJz, and Flowerchild by Morgan. Contact has a rolling filtered delay sound that I love, a sound that's also on many old Bandulu tracks. (Which makes sense, because Space DJz is Jamie Bissmire & Ben Long of Bandulu). And Flowerchild is simply massive; I regret that I didn't time the mix right and couldn't play the track in full. The version played here is from The Advent's excellent Kombination Research compilation.

This doesn't flow quite right, and the mixing is overall uneven. But! There are a few nice transitions (Territory Of Fear to Numero Cycrypto), and I like all of these tracks. Good enough.

MTT No. 103 / Mind Travel

Posted 2019-02-15. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT103 Spectrogram

Electro this week; working through some tracks I've been meaning to play.

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  1. Anthony Rother / Datenbits 00:00
  2. The Advent / Space Time = C 01:25
  3. Dynarec / First Machines 04:37
  4. Das Muster / Horizontale Drehung 07:10
  5. Tactical Systems / Paradigm (Sense) 09:17
  6. Luke Eargoggle / Worship Services 12:07
  7. D.I.E. / Space Travel 16:29
  8. Elecktroids / Midnight Drive 19:39
  9. VCS2600 / Ion Teleportation 24:27
  10. Dynarec / Out Of Bounds 27:09
  11. Steve Allman / Evolution Technology 30:07
  12. Slaves Of Sinus / Opposite of the Past 34:34
  13. Jostronamer / Cairo 37:49
  14. Scape One / Regression Analysis 41:32
  15. Stingray313 / Detroit Science Center 44:52
  16. Morphology / Journey's End 49:11
  17. Gosub / Mind Travel Method 53:37
  18. The Other People Place / Moonlight Rendezvous 58:10

A few tracks by Kurt Baggaley (Scape One, Tactical Systems), a few by Dynarec, a couple of bits from Bass Agenda's Various Objekts compilations. Dynarec's Out Of Bounds in particular is a favorite of mine, from their excellent LP Overland Travelling on Nature Records. Found that one in a used bin at Anthem ~10 years ago.

This mix was thrown together as a reason to play Gosub's Mind Travel Method, a track I've been holding on to for a while. It doesn't quite work - the pacing is off a bit - but that's OK. Was a good way to spend an hour.

MTT No. 102 / You Can't See Us

Posted 2019-02-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT102 Spectrogram

Detroit (and Dutch, and Australian...) electro this week. Fast and loose.

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  1. Ectomorph / IT01 Loop 3 00:00
  2. Agent Patrick & ShapeShiftr / Night Vision 01:07
  3. Andrew Red Hand / 8000 KM To Go 05:25
  4. D.I.E. / Programming 07:28
  5. Keith Tucker / (Techno) It's On My Mind 10:25
  6. Uni / Latch 15:05
  7. Drox / 2.2.1 16:38
  8. DJ Godfather / Under The Abyss 18:29
  9. Cosmic Force / Masterblaster 21:00
  10. Ectomorph / Parallax View 24:14
  11. Venechor / Dim 8's Two 28:02
  12. The Advent / Let Us Take You 30:42
  13. Silicon & Lowsh / Untitled [V-989 B2] 34:58
  14. Digitek / Malfunction 37:55
  15. UR / Subsonic Shadow 39:58
  16. Electric Soul / X² (Vocal Mix) 42:22
  17. Ectomorph / Breakthrough 45:58
  18. Aux 88 / Interstellar Funk 47:45
  19. Perception / Mirage 51:55
  20. Shake / Freeform 56:20
  21. Stingray313 / Sphere Of Influence 57:40

This selection is similar to what I played back in MTT 055. A few tracks from Southern Outpost, a couple from Clone's The Men You'll Never See comp, one from The Advent's label Kombination Research, and then a whole stack of Detroit vinyl.

Dim 8's Two by Venechor (AKA Laura Grabb) has been a secret weapon of mine for a long time. Grabb has a bandcamp page full of proper hardcore techno, but those two Venechor tracks are my favorite. My copy is from the used techno bins at 360 Vinyl, and looks like it's been kicked around a bit.

Levels are pretty uneven during this show, and the whole thing is sloppy. But I managed to play Mirage and had a good time; that's enough for me.

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. 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.