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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. 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. 080 / Stare Into Space

Posted 2018-09-07. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT080 Spectrogram

An hour of relatively low-intensity modern electro. Something to come down from last month's shows.

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  1. Anthony Rother / Magic Diner Part 9 00:00
  2. Autopilot / Electro Birds 00:38
  3. Delayscape / Sleeptro 05:02
  4. MetaComplex / Implanted Sounds 08:30
  5. üNN / Reality 12:30
  6. Transparent Sound & Scape One & Karoshi / My Private Cosmos 16:23
  7. Dogon vs. Wee DJs / Space Odyssee 2012 22:05
  8. XY0815 / End Of Your Orbit 25:08
  9. Full Moon Fashions / Electric Ghana 28:36
  10. Vertical67 / Cosmos 32:20
  11. Delayscape / Dryness 35:00
  12. Adrià Duch / Licking My Wounds 38:08
  13. Il.Ek.Tro / Tune In (To The System) 40:38
  14. Freezie Freekie / Slow Decay 45:12
  15. Silicon Scally / Rendered 49:28
  16. G.D. Luxxe & Solvent / Quiet Life 51:09
  17. ADJ / Hope 56:31

This is music I've had for a long time - old Silicon Scally, Elektrolux, Satamile, Touchin' Bass, etc. I think the most recent acquisition here is Licking My Wounds by Adrià Duch, the one broken-beat track on a pretty sweet dub techno release.

Quiet Life by G.D. Luxxe & Solvent stands out in this selection. First released on Snow Robots Vol. 2 on Suction Records, the copy I played here is from the Star Gazing compilation on Guidance Recordings. Shoutout and thank you to Tobias B. for the copy of Star Gazing.

I don't have too much to say about this set. Good tracks, loose mixing, uneven levels. Was a fun way to spend my Thursday evening.


MTT No. 067 / Drive (To Nowhere)

Posted 2018-06-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT067 Spectrogram

A mix of breaks, IDM, and electro this week. It sounds like... nonsense. Heh.
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  1. Luke Vibert / Reality Check 00:00
  2. Sint / Off To Work 03:49
  3. Fellmann & Louise / Chicken Sandwich 06:07
  4. Wenzel / Latenight Drive 09:03
  5. Paul Hardcastle / King Tut 13:31
  6. Facade / The Groove (Drive To Hollywood Version) 17:35
  7. Hashim / Chateau Vie (Castle Life) 22:04
  8. Intelligent Concept / Keep Da' Groove 25:09
  9. Nagz / Daughter of Time 29:32
  10. Tusken Raiders / Sexy Sandpeople 31:35
  11. Dagobert / Ready To Rock (Electronic Religion) 34:32
  12. Imatran Voima / Commando (Sbassship Remix) 36:52
  13. Brothomstates / Rktic 40:48
  14. Two Lines / Lexo 1000 45:21
  15. Outputmessage / Bernard's Song 51:12
  16. Hajimari ft. Jai Tee / Untitled 56:16

I'm feeling particularly braindead today, so I'll keep my comments short.

Nagz' Daugher of Time is supremely awesome and way, way too short. I've played Nagz once before on MTT. There's a directory full of his Fasttracker 2 mods on my hard drive that I need to go through. Might be a good idea to do a few extended edits, too.

Brothomstates' Rktic is the only record I have on the Warp sublabel Arcola. I'm a huge fan of Brothomstates, as I've mentioned before. It's a killer 12". The b-side - Matala Bobo - is just as good as Rktic.

The Lexo 1000 to Bernard's Song transition is one I particularly like, and have done a few times at Ground Kontrol. Both tracks are from very good (and very different) compilations.

I don't know what the selection will look like next week. I'll spend my time thinking sunny thoughts, and we'll see what happens.


MTT No. 066 / Less Filling

Posted 2018-06-01. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT066 Spectrogram

Some recent IDM-y acquisitions, some old tunes. The customary chill end-of-the-month show.
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  1. Being / Sular Two 00:00
  2. Link / Arcadian (Global Communication Remix) 05:35
  3. Higher Intelligence Agency / ting 12:45
  4. Metamatics / Heddon Zara Spook 18:15
  5. XY0815 / Fuck Mars, We're On Earth Now 23:56
  6. XY0815 / TRQ21 Pasadena 25:40
  7. Micronaut / CMU 27:47
  8. Micronaut / Nevermore 31:52
  9. Higher Intelligence Agency / Hubble 35:00
  10. Micronaut / Ac33d 41:04
  11. Underworld / M.E. 45:23
  12. Brian Eno / The Roil, The Choke 52:13
  13. Dead TV Society & Zwart Licht Kommando / Gamma Waves 56:47

This came together after spending time with XY0815's This Tool Has No Options and Micronaut's electronics series (Resistor, Capacitor, Transformer). XY0815's album is currently free at Yuyay Records, and Micronaut's three electronics EPs are inexpensive (a couple of bucks each). All of them are really good and definitely worth picking up.

This mix doesn't quite work - Arcadian is played too loud, M.E. doesn't sit right, etc. But that's OK. The tracks are good. Should've closed with Headspin, though.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / May 2018

Posted 2018-05-31. Permalink. Tagged ambient, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, techno.

For the first time in years, I took notes while playing tracks at Ground Kontrol this month. (I always take notes ahead of time for reference, but I never mark the track order while DJing).

Megaphysics played an excellent disco / misc electronic set from about 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM, and then I played this:

  1. Fellmann & Louise / Chicken Sandwich ~11:30 PM
  2. Indulin / Lovin' It
  3. Indulin / Synthin' Clock Funk
  4. SCSI-9 / Silkworm
  5. Mrs Jynx / Supermarket Sandwiches
  6. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Reliable Sun Ritual (0001)
  7. Indulin / Acid Footsteps
  8. Super secret track
  9. Norken / Static
  10. Matt Flores / Pursuit of Happiness
  11. Carl Finlow / Wafer Thin
  12. Metamatics / Hymn Bream
  13. AFX / Analogue Bubblebath
  14. Ed Chamberlain / Place
  15. Scape One / Plastic Lunch
  16. Elecktroids / Silicon Valley
  17. Nagz / Daughter of Time
  18. The Green Man / Deep Below
  19. Metamatics / Mops
  20. Jega / Starglider
  21. Paul Hardcastle / Loitering With Intent
  22. Quadrant 77 & Roller8 / Roll Into Space
  23. Jega / Knight Lore
  24. User48736353001 / Bimbongo
  25. Solenoid / July's War Butterflies
  26. Carl Finlow / Night Owl
  27. Plaid / Spudink
  28. Metamatics / Man-q-Neons
  29. Scape One / Internal Symmetry
  30. Mrs Jynx / Long Lost
  31. Jega / Oak Hanger
  32. Link / Arcadian (Global Communication Remix) ~1:30 AM
  33. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Twofoldness
  34. XY0815 / Fuck Mars, We're On Earth Now
  35. Higher Intelligence Agency / ting
  36. Plaid / Headspin

Finished at 2 AM. A relatively lazy set, full of recycled mixes from my recent radio shows. I love ending sets with Headspin...

I'll try to do this when I play out. Hopefully somebody finds it useful.


MTT No. 065 / Faint Odour

Posted 2018-05-25. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT065 Spectrogram

More IDM this week. It's been a very IDM-y month.
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  1. Clatterbox / Jet Set [Looped Intro] 00:00
  2. Plaid / Undoneson 00:53
  3. Clatterbox / Jet Set 04:17
  4. Plaid / Spudink 07:29
  5. Lego Feet / Leaves On The Line 11:17
  6. Jega / Starglider 14:30
  7. Paul Hardcastle / Loitering With Intent 15:33
  8. Quadrant 77 & Roller8 / Roll Into Space 19:14
  9. Jega / Knight Lore 23:01
  10. AFX / Analogue Bubblebath 25:53
  11. Ed Chamberlain / Place 29:35
  12. Elecktroids / Silicon Valley 33:57
  13. Benjamin May / Norshor Nights 36:46
  14. The Green Man / Deep Below 40:00
  15. Metamatics / Mops 42:20
  16. Indulin / Strangeness 46:33
  17. Ed Chamberlain / Landmine 48:58
  18. International Debris / Sonmi 451 (Electric Sea) 54:22
  19. International Debris / Level Seven Environment Four 57:48

Somewhere between half and a third of this mix is proper old IDM. Old Warp, Skam, Hydrogen Dukebox, etc. Both Lego Feet and Jega's 1995 are relatively recent releases (or re-release in the case of the former). They're absolutely fantastic and worth picking up.

The two Ed Chamberlain tracks are from his Untitled release on Semantica Records. I've had those three tracks on repeat for weeks now. They're very good.

Sonmi 451 by International Debris was a last-minute addition (hence the flubbed mix). I think the track title is a reference to Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell... I should read that. In any case, it's a really cool ambient piece from the album Myosphere, and works well as a final track.

And that's week 65 done. Check back next time for what'll probably be the chillout set of the month.


MTT No. 064 / Tactile Illusion

Posted 2018-05-18. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT064 Spectrogram

A nonsensical mash of electro and IDM, old and new.
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  1. 漂流する夢想家 / LOAD_SEQUENCE_0000 00:00
  2. Elecktroids / Future Tone 01:05
  3. DJ R21 / Machine City 04:30
  4. Nullptr / Vitreous 08:29
  5. Jega / Saint Bees 11:02
  6. XY0815 / 94V-O 12:50
  7. Userwave / The Accessport 15:14
  8. RAC / Continua 17:44
  9. Objekt / Cactus 22:35
  10. A. Ashdown / The Heck 27:06
  11. Monolake / Digitalis 31:02
  12. Indulin / Synthin' Clock Funk 33:05
  13. Indulin / Lovin' It 35:37
  14. Lanark Artefax / Touch Absence (Intimidating Stillness Mix) 37:57
  15. SMX / Sleep 42:00
  16. Gescom / Puzl 46:37

Three tracks (3, 12 and 13) are from the label Swishcotheque (discogs). Their catalog is worth digging through for good IDM / braindance; I recommend the releases by Delayscape, Indulin, Pad Foundation, and R21.

RAC's Structures EP deserves a special mention. It's a very good (and overlooked) mid-'90s Warp release; just about every track on it is gold. Continua in particular is great and always gets my feet moving.

Lanark Artefax's Touch Absence (Intimidating Stillness Mix) is the direct inspiration for this mix. The reason I lined up and played these tracks. It's stonkingly good. Hopefully the original mix on Whities 11 will be made available digitally, someday. Shoutout to Megaphysics for introducing me to it.

And yes, that's a fourteen minute song at the end of this mix. There's no way to top or interrupt Puzl by Gescom. (Though I do certainly try to mash Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) into the breakdown, with questionable results.) So it's a cheat, but hopefully a forgivable one.