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MTT No. 083 / Armchair Tour

Posted 2018-09-28. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, demoscene, downtempo, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT083 Spectrogram

Downtempo, IDM, a bit of old demoscene, a bit of vaporwave. Chill-out music, mostly.

Unfortunately my internet connection dropped a little over halfway through this show. Robot DJ Kumata, aNONradio's mascot DJ, played J-Pop and soundtracks during this period - from roughly 34:48 to 41:32 in the recording.

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  1. Basehead / Shades Of Night 4 (Sea At Dawn) 00:00
  2. RS3 / Optic Embrace 04:16
  3. Dogon / Fool's Walk 09:13
  4. Zoomin' ft. Fay Saphirah / Purify Myself (Instr.) 12:12
  5. User18081971 / 14 Cornish Spreek5b (St. Nectan S Glen Waterfalls Mix) 17:37
  6. User48736353001 / (Watery Big EZ) 20:48
  7. DeepWoods / Heavy Rain 23:06
  8. Creta Kano / Skyway 81 26:59
  9. t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 / 蒸気涙 31:07
  10. Quantum Leap / Sofa Music 34:30
  11. Internet dropout; robot DJ Kumata takes over from 34:48 to 41:32
  12. Cabaret Voltaire / Harmonic Parallel 41:33
  13. Orbital / Times Fly (Slow) 44:24
  14. Amon Tobin / Piranha Breaks 48:41
  15. [sub] / Sensualism 51:49
  16. Boymerang / Secret Life 56:54

I picked up Creta Kano's Skyway Motel this month (from Boomkat) and that served as the inspiration for this hour. I'm happy and a bit surprised the mix from Heavy Rain to Skyway 81 worked. And then on to proper vaporwave from t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者...

Two tracks were taken from the Space Night Vol. VIII compilation on Elektrolux. Specifically track 4 Purify Myself and track 10 Sofa Music. It's a sweet comp, one I've played tracks from before, see MTT018 and MTT044.

This was a pretty good set! Good for a quick few hours picking tracks and winging it, anyway. Sad about the connection drop, but that'll happen from time to time. I might rework this into something more cohesive in the future.


MTT No. 074 / Mudfoot

Posted 2018-07-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, hiphop, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT074 Spectrogram

Downtempo, instrumental hiphop, ambient, etc. Swampy beats.
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  1. Neotropic / Girls At The Seaside 00:03
  2. Neotropic / New Cross 00:32
  3. The Future Sound Of London / Her Face Forms In Summertime 05:45
  4. Rising Sun Systems / I Was Born In A Valley Of Freaks 09:00
  5. Necros / Dirty Walk 13:03
  6. Voigt Kampff / Move That Fishy Body 16:17
  7. Coco Bryce / Hotaru 18:25
  8. Luke Vibert / Music Called Jazz 20:42
  9. Red Snapper / Bussing 24:03
  10. Hong Kong Express / Deja Vu 28:57
  11. Hong Kong Express / Watching 30:58
  12. DJ Krush / 85 Loop 32:51
  13. Coco Bryce / Kyoko 34:55
  14. We™ / Rain In Spain 36:29
  15. U.N.I. / Swamp Thing 38:34
  16. Jacob / Scene 3 42:32
  17. Cylob / Jeepin' 44:03
  18. Secret Frequency Crew / Black Moss Caves Part 1 45:57
  19. Neotropic / Joe Luke 51:21

The two opening tracks and the closing track are from Neotropic's excellent album White Rabbits. I picked up the 2xLP release in a used bin about five years ago; it took several years for me to appreciate it. Now I love it - Joe Luke, in particular is awesome. I don't see Neotropic talked about often enough. I have their first two albums and White Rabbits, and they're all good. There's even a new album, The Absolute Elsewhere, released just a few days ago.

About halfway into selecting music for this set I noticed a swamp & monsters theme. The songs Swamp Thing, Fishy Body, Valley Of Freaks, Moss Caves, etc. As I said on COM, I like to think the character Swamp Thing would appreciate this music.

I have only one major complaint with this mix: the transition from 85 Loop to Kyoko should have been done differently. But I can live with that. Not bad for a few hours of prep and very little sleep.


MTT No. 070 / Unwinding Square

Posted 2018-06-29. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, drum & bass, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT070 Spectrogram

Ambient, downtempo, ~85 BPM grab bag.
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  1. 2814 / 恢复 00:00
  2. Occult Orientated Crime / Rodrigo Syntese System 05:04
  3. Crystal Maze / Castro Valley 10:01
  4. Global Communication / 9:25 13:30
  5. The Future Sound Of London / Yage 19:28
  6. Solo / Waiting To Fly 24:00
  7. Rashida Prime / {unknown} 30:53
  8. Anthony Rother / Magic Diner Part II 32:35
  9. Nic TVG & Eschaton / Girl With Guns On Her Neck 35:57
  10. dBridge ft. Instra:mental / Blush Response 38:24
  11. Eschaton / Aphelian 43:15
  12. Dagobert / La Boom 45:40
  13. Vector Lovers / Shinjuku Girl 50:21
  14. Jean-Paul Bondy ft. Rochelle Vincente / Monochrome 53:09

This show is made up of a bunch of odd pieces. Waiting To Fly on the netlabel Hellven, vaporwave ambient tunes by 2814 and Rashida Prime, the two Eschaton tracks on Subtle Audio vol. III, and so on. I feel like there are a lot of stories here.

I don't have much more to say than that... this is a stack of tunes I like at a common tempo, thrown together at the last second while dead tired. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. A good way to wind down the month.


MTT No. 053 / Around Corners

Posted 2018-03-02. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT053 Spectrogram

Ambient, Downtempo, IDM. Heavy and weird.
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  1. Meat Beat Manifesto / No Purpose No Design 00:59
  2. Scorn / Dreamspace 02:53
  3. Zainetica / Raygun 08:15
  4. Aeroc / Daisy Chains 14:17
  5. Seal Bient / Untitled [ML051 02] 16:47
  6. Bitstream / Astro Glide 18:55
  7. Chungking Mansions & Internet Goddess Shinatama / Liquid Niitrogen CPU Cooling 23:21
  8. Brian Eno / My Squelchy Life 26:33
  9. Subtonal / Silent Noise 30:16
  10. Byzar / Phylyx 36:43
  11. Meat Beat Manifesto / She's Unreal 41:06
  12. Scorn / Silver Rain Fell 44:51
  13. Aaron Spectre / Down In The Gutter 48:34
  14. Autechre / Dael 52:46
  15. The Darkvoid Project / Taking Me Apart 58:45

I'm not sure what to highlight this week. The high weirdness of Moonlit Chatlogs or Eno's Squelchy Life. The breakbeat parts from Meat Beat Manifesto's Subliminal Sandwitch. The slightly more industrial Evanescence by Scorn. The IDM pieces, the one dub techno track that made it in.

This show is the first of Movement Through Thought's second year. I'm happy (and a little surprised) to have made it this far. To everyone who's been listening: thank you. I hope you've found some new music, or that you've heard some old music in a new way. Thanks also to aNONradio for hosting (and putting up with) me.

Here's to another year.

Blurry photo of DJ Gear


MTT No. 049 / Beige

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

MTT049 Spectrogram

A grab bag of slow(ish) ambient, IDM, and downtempo. Something like that.
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  1. Caustic Window / 101 Rainbows (Ambient Mix)
  2. Solo / Orbiting Saturn
  3. Higher Intelligence Agency / Elapse
  4. Aphex Twin / We Are The Music Makers
  5. Ian O'Brien / Eurydice
  6. Basehead / Earthrise
  7. User48736353001 / 20 Pink Floyd
  8. Push Button Objects / The Hamocks
  9. Voigt Kampff / Plonk (Son Of Dump)
  10. RAC / Scuba
  11. Ghostwerk / Steady Creep
  12. Brothomstates / Adozenaday
  13. Meek / Beige (RMX)
  14. Wayne & Nick / Beige Beige Beige
  15. Wayne & Nick / Beige (Ghostwerk Remix)
  16. Brothomstates / Dekc
  17. User48736353001 / 5 Scorrier

So there are a few different things going on in this mix. Old British IDM - RDJ, Skam, and Warp Records. Some tracker mods - Orbiting Saturn, Earthrise, and three versions of Beige. (Probably also Steady Creep). Then a few odd pieces - a great downtempo tune by Ian O'Brien from his album Desert Scores, and the first track from HIA's incredible Freefloater.

But that's just a list. The real stars here, as far as I'm concerned, are the two tracks by Lassi Nikko (AKA Brothomstates, AKA Dune). I have Adozenaday on a compilation (Traffic II on Combination Records), and have been playing it for years at the arcade. Dekc is from the (free!) release Kobn-Tich-Ey. It's easily one of my favorite songs. The whole album is good, so go download it.


MTT No. 045 / Undercurrent

Posted 2018-01-05. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, downtempo, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT045 Spectrogram

Grab bag show. Electro new & old, breaks (or downtempo?), a little acid. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. London Modular Alliance / DeOrbit_118
  2. Nullptr / Sclera
  3. Datawave / Nebulos
  4. Electronic Corporation / ...Something Better Than Man?
  5. Dark Vektor / 8
  6. Electronic Corporation / 1984
  7. London Modular Alliance / Out Of Sync
  8. Anthony Rother / Justitia
  9. The Infiltrator / Thought 1
  10. MK2 / Burial Mix (RYU Instrumental Mix)
  11. Voigt Kampff / 6:15
  12. Eggfooyoung / Gloves
  13. Nukubus / People Move On
  14. DMX Krew / Synchrotron Blue
  15. Vertical67 / Distortion
  16. Electronic Corporation / Dark Characters
  17. LektroiD / Darktones
  18. Darxid / Flashback

Burial Mix (RYU Instrumental) is an odd piece I found in a used bin. RYU is DJ Hide, DJ Krush, and DJ Sak. It's played in this mix at 45 RPM (it's meant to be played at 33). I think it works well at that speed.

Three tracks by Electronic Corporation are featured. EC is Ive Müller and René Kirchner, who are probably better known as MAS 2008. Electronic Corporation is also the name of their record label. All three tracks included in this mix are from their album Construction Deconstruction, which I love.

Some good tracks this week.


MTT No. 044 / Shine

Posted 2017-12-29. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, demoscene, downtempo, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT044 Spectrogram

Downtempo, IDM and a couple of old Impulse Tracker mods lazily mixed together. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. The Sushi Club / Shiosai
  2. Aaron Spectre / Voices
  3. RS3 / Ray
  4. Boards of Canada / Hi Scores
  5. Bola / Effanajor
  6. RS3 / Beam
  7. Being / Adjustable
  8. Frequent C / Haze
  9. RS3 / Prism
  10. LFO / Think A Moment

This mix is largely an excuse to hear Ray, Beam and Prism by RS3. Written using Impulse Tracker around 2000 (I think), these are three of my favorite tracker modules. RS3 later went on to start (or maybe join?) the group Hellven and release some pretty cool tracks.

My copy of Shiosai by The Sushi Club is on the Space Night Vol. VIII compilation on Elektrolux records. Space Night is, quoting wikipedia:

the name of a German television program in the early night/morning hours each day. It is a mixture of chill-out-music and images of the earth as seen from space interspersed with informative broadcasts.

I've caught a little bit of it on youtube, and it's cool. I wish it was on TV here in the US.

The last selection I'm going to talk about is Haze by Frequent C AKA Josh Walund, who I mentioned last week as one half of Rb387. Haze (and the whole Broken Sun EP) is a great Boards of Canada-inspired piece. Check out the first One on Twoism compilation for more BoC-inspired tracks like it... and check out the Twoism forums in general.

That's it from me today. Check back next week (in 2018!) for another show.