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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. 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. 082 / Fly Away

Posted 2018-09-21. Permalink. Tagged acid, anonradio, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT082 Spectrogram

More house and techno, a bit of IDM, a bit of acid. Mostly kind of lo-fi. A bunch of tracks I wanted to hear.

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  1. The War Against The Sun / Protostellar 00:00
  2. Aril Brikha / Embrace 01:33
  3. R.M / Chikyu-u 001 05:09
  4. Dangerous Frontiers / South Central 08:54
  5. Kenny Larkin / Butterflies 14:30
  6. Omar-S / Flying Gorgars 18:53
  7. Aphex Twin / Ptolemy 22:51
  8. User48736353001 / Lannerlog 25:16
  9. Legowelt / Beyond Ur Self 27:39
  10. Dan White / Ghost Train 31:33
  11. Legowelt / The Soul Of A City 34:38
  12. Zwart Licht Kommando / Tape Deck 38:53
  13. Chris Moss Acid / Niacin's Touch 43:25
  14. Omar S / Psychotic Photosynthesis 48:01
  15. Legowelt / U Can Fly Away From The Hood If U Want 54:11

This mix is the result of listening to Legowelt's TEAC Life all week. All three Legowelt tracks included are from TEAC Life. Highest possible recommendation for that album; it's fantastic and should be heard by everyone interested in house and techno. And it's free, so there's no reason to avoid it.

The other highlight here, beyond Legowelt's tracks, are the two tracks by Omar-S. Flying Gorgars and Psychotic Photosynthesis, both massive tracks. Gorgars is available from his website as wav; Photosynthesis appears to still be available as a 12" from the same website. Photosynthesis in particular is huge, just so good. Wonderfully hypnotic stuff.

This one is alright! It scratched an itch. The track choices are a bit weird, and it doesn't totally work, but the tracks are good, so I guess it balances out.

MTT No. 081 / Just Living

Posted 2018-09-14. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT081 Spectrogram

House and techno this week. Some old Detroit tunes plus a few odd bits and pieces.

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  1. So Takahashi / Pattern #26 [CRPK 005.6 B26] 00:04
  2. System 7 vs. Derrick May / Big Sky City 01:13
  3. Silent Phase / Meditive Fusion 05:53
  4. 3MB ft. Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes / Illuminism (Sun Electric Edit) 11:32
  5. Jeff Mills / Simple Degrading Devices Of Reflectivity 14:52
  6. The Black Dog / Train By The Autobahn (Robert Hood's DJ Remix) 18:10
  7. Aril Brikha / Headhunter 22:32
  8. A Guy Called Gerald / Just Soul 26:58
  9. The Lithium Project / Fundo Passo 30:47
  10. John Beltran / Deluge 34:41
  11. John Shima / SagDEG 38:22
  12. Los Hermanos / Olmec My Bro 40:19
  13. Underground Resistance / Transition 43:30
  14. Los Hermanos / The Very Existence 48:30
  15. The Martian / Sex In Zero Gravity (Mixed By Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes) 52:10
  16. Derrick May / Dreams Of Dreamers 58:16

Lots of Detroit techno in this set. Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes, Los Hermanos, Robert Hood (here with a remix), Mad Mike (as Underground Resistance, also The Martian), Derrick May, Jeff Mills, and Stacey Pullen (as Silent Phase). Also Aril Brikha, whose excellent Deeparture In Time was first released on the famous Detroit label Transmat.

It's worth mentioning the news around John Beltran's Ten Days Of Blue, since it's why the track Deluge appears in this mix. See this article at Resident Advisor for the details. I picked up the album while it was available from Beltran's bandcamp page; it's since been taken down. It's an amazing album, worth seeking out for anyone interested in the more ambient side of techno. I hope Beltran and Peacefrog can work out their differences.

All of these tracks are good, but I think the arrangement (and mixing) could use some work. A couple of proper jams at the end had me up and moving; those Los Hermanos tracks in particular.

MTT No. 073 / Open The Next

Posted 2018-07-20. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT073 Spectrogram

Electro. House? Some music I've been holding on to for quite a while.
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  1. Shine Grooves / Runout 04.07 00:00
  2. Shanti Celeste / SSS (OG Cut) 01:20
  3. Peverelist / Better Ways Of Living 06:45
  4. Miotek & WRTH / Our Funk (Radioactiveman Remix) 09:50
  5. Indio / Armenian Eyes 14:13
  6. Micronaut / Quadstepper 17:29
  7. Annie Hall / Sky Watcher 19:28
  8. Ion Driver / Magma 24:30
  9. Dexter / Ech Vet! 28:37
  10. Transllusion / Consequences 33:36
  11. Aril Brikha / Sweet Lullaby 37:10
  12. Pathic / Inklik 39:09
  13. MAS 2008 / X-Perience The Reality 44:57
  14. Fatima Yamaha / Between Worlds 47:09
  15. Rude 66 / My 909 53:13
  16. S.Slot / Afterlife 57:44

I said at the beginning of this show that I was going to play electro. That turned out to be both true and not - there's a quite a bit of weirdness in this selection. The Peverelist track: is it dubstep (or maybe garage)?. Is Armenian Eyes by Indio future jazz? I know Shanti Celeste and Fatima Yamaha (AKA Bas Bron) for their house music - so what are those tracks? These genre labels start to break down. And that's interesting to me.

Having said that, my standout track this week is a more traditional electro piece: Inklik by Pathic. Available on the Pyramid Transmissions Free Sampler as well as Interstellar Communications Vol. 1, which I still need to pick up. I've mentioned Pyramid Transmissions before, and my recommendation still holds. I can't wait to play more of their tracks.

It's a goal of mine to try and play different genres, different sounding music, within each of these sets. I believe I succeeded this week, and I'm happy with the result.

Now I've got to go clean that scratchy potentiometer.

MTT No. 072 / By The Wayside

Posted 2018-07-13. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, disco, electro, house, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT072 Spectrogram

Disco. House? Another CBS-inspired show.
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  1. So Takahashi / Pattern #15 [-8%] 00:00
  2. Raiders Of The Lost Arp / Arrival 01:03
  3. Patrick Cowley / Sea Hunt 05:04
  4. Polarius / On The Seaside 08:58
  5. Orgue Electronique / Bitter Cherry Leaves 12:37
  6. Lowfish / No Longer Accepting Complaints 14:57
  7. Giorgio / E=MC² 19:24
  8. Skatebård / Vuelo 22:12
  9. Late Invitation / The Invite 28:03
  10. Omar S & Kai Alce / Not Phazed 30:29
  11. Legowelt / Are You Truly Debonaire? 33:34
  12. Lolita Sträp / I Would Love To Eat You Right Now 37:06
  13. Alexander Robotnick / Problèmes D'Amour (Original 12") 40:13
  14. Giorgio / I Wanna Rock You 44:02
  15. Polygamy Boys ft. Lindsay-J / Mystic Eyes 48:23
  16. SYD / Altered States 54:09
  17. Legowelt / Gina Flies To Space 55:15

Bunker, Crème Organization (a lot of Crème, 4 tracks), Viewlexx, and a small helping of proper old italo-disco thanks to Patrick Cowley, Giorgio Moroder, and Alexander Robotnick. I put this together as an excuse to play Mystic Eyes, which I recently (re)discovered.

Three tracks by Legowelt make it in: On The Seaside, Are You Truly Debonaire, and Gina Flies To Space. It makes me really happy that On The Seaside mixes into Sea Hunt so nicely.

The bit in the middle - Vuelo, The Invite, Not Phazed - is a weird little house aside. I'm not sure it works, but that's OK; it changes up the sound nicely. The Omar-S track in particular is really good.

There's a sloppy transition or two, and a few of the tracks could be swapped out for something more suitable, but then that's always true of my sets. I had a great time mixing these tunes again; can't ask for more than that.

MTT No. 031 / Glide

Posted 2017-09-29. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT031 Spectrogram

Techno (House? IDM?) for a tired Thursday night. Unfortunately, due to a connection issue, the last 10 minutes of this episode were not recorded. If you'd like to listen anyway, then right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. The Black Dog / Train By The Autobahn (Robert Hood's 8 Mile Remix)
  2. John Shima / Depopulation
  3. Trackman / Smoothing
  4. LFO / You Have To Understand
  5. B12 / Obsessed
  6. John Shima / Final Horizon
  7. The Black Dog / Northern Electronic Soul (Part 1)
  8. The Black Dog / Northern Electronic Soul (Part 2)
  9. The Black Dog / Northern Electronic Soul (Part 3)
  10. Gliese / G-876
  11. A Guy Called Gerald / Iland
  12. A Guy Called Gerald / Indi Vibe
  13. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 C3]
  14. New Adult / Hometown

This mix is arranged around the two John Shima tracks, and Hometown by New Adult. I found the two John Shima EPs on Binalog Productions earlier this week, and immediately started combing my music collection for similar music (B12, Black Dog, LFO, etc.).

The last two tracks - the Dark Matrix tune, and Hometown - are missing from the mp3 linked above. I think, before next week, I'll look into modifying the way I broadcast so that I can save a local copy of the recording.

Reedale Rise / Archivist

Posted 2017-08-14. Permalink. Tagged 2010s, digital release, dub, electro, house, idm, music, techno.

Archivist cover Reedale Rise

Released 2014. Flac, 16bit, 290MB.

  1. Eisrous
  2. Io
  3. Duv
  4. Illiyon
  5. Haali
  6. X-K
  7. Kae
  8. Rodeon
  9. 4th State
  10. Alavee (Mr. Fingers Cover)
  11. Kowdow
  12. Glyph

Source: reedalerise.bandcamp.com.
Free release from Reedale Rise. Mellow. Just about every track stands out on this. I'm especially fond of Duv for the 70 BPM dub sound.