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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.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / February 2019

Posted 2019-02-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, breaks, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop.

Megaphysics and I played our regular monthly show - Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol - last night. Megaphysics opened the night playing electro, house, and techno from 9:00 PM until approximately 11:30 PM. Then I took over with a mixture of breaks, downtempo, electro, and pieces of MTT 100.

Here's my tracklist:

  1. Hadamard / Currents (Arctic) ~11:30 PM
  2. Dr. Futurist / Bound To The Atom
  3. 214 / Auto Parts
  4. ADJ / Electric
  5. Silicon Scally / Indefinite Space
  6. Mat Carter / Venting Steam
  7. Nomadic / Alpha Phix (Andrea Parker Remix)
  8. GD Luxxe / Keep Me (DMX Krew Remix)
  9. Novamen / Dreaming Of
  10. MAS 2008 / Being A Number
  11. DJ Graeme / Illectro
  12. ILS / Strange Light
  13. Paradox & MdCL / Dystopia
  14. Teebee & K / Moonraker
  15. Michna / Redline Flights
  16. Jon Convex / Vacuum States
  17. Mitch Murder / Coup de Théâtre
  18. Analogue Audio Association / Die Kehrseitte
  19. Danny Scrilla / Night Sweats
  20. Crystal Maze / Castro Valley
  21. Cloak & Dagger / Soul Sauce
  22. Fracture / Sound Spectrum '96
  23. Nebula / Frame Of Reference
  24. Dissident / Universe Eat Universe
  25. Brad Impact / Everything I Left Behind
  26. R.M / Tanuki
  27. Equinox / Your Love's So Cold
  28. Moresounds / Ting N Tings
  29. Instra:mental vs. D Bridge / Translucent
  30. Oliver Yorke / Totem
  31. Vaccine / Ochre
  32. Jus Wan / Miles Away
  33. Dogon / Fool's Walk
  34. Vangelis / Le Singe Bleu (Om Unit Edit)
  35. Eschaton / Aphelian
  36. Jus Wan / In Your Orbit
  37. The Pad Foundation / Red
  38. Dagobert / Sky High ~1:45 AM
  39. Keef Baker / ar53
  40. Three Tragic Myths / Blossom

And to close the night, Megaphysics played one more track:

  1. Derrick May / Strings Of Life (Francesco Tristano Version)

Was a good show! Both Megaphysics and myself had good sets. I'm glad I got to play those new (well, new-to-me) Subtle Audio tracks.


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.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  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.


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. 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.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  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.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  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.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / December 2018

Posted 2018-12-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, demoscene, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music.

Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol was last night. DJ Megaphysics was out of town, so I played music from 9 PM until close. The selection was a mixture of MTT 095 and 094, plus some tracks that were in my notes for those shows but didn't make the cut for radio.

Not too much to say beyond that. It was a good night. I wish demoscene mods sounded better loud on a big system...

  1. Solar Quest / Cherchez La Lumière ~9:00 PM
  2. Avalon / New Frontier
  3. Tosca / Busenfreund (Baby Mammoth Remix)
  4. Stargazer / Rubicon
  5. Roz / Straightbackward
  6. Necros / Cloud City
  7. Lizardking / Claustrophobia
  8. Buzzer / Let's Party Again
  9. Edge / Empty Mind
  10. Darkhalo / Underwater Voyage Pt. 2
  11. Paul Hardcastle / Rain Forest (Original Mix)
  12. Ylikulju / Banana Color
  13. The Black Dog / 4,7,8
  14. Mefis / Sun
  15. Yli. / Mass Control
  16. Unconsciousness / Ramshackle Place
  17. Hooligan / Jazzy High
  18. Goldcrest / 106 Miles
  19. The Hooligan / Anyway I want
  20. Purple Motion / Astraying Voyages
  21. Kaiowa / Aliensex
  22. Nagz / Nuclear Deterrent
  23. Plaid / Anything
  24. Paradroid / Capacitive Accelerometer Design
  25. Matt Whitehead / Lunashock ~10:15 PM
  26. Dangerous Frontiers / Twilight Of The Dragon
  27. The Exaltics / Mother Ship To Solaris
  28. Metamatics / Liquid Gel
  29. Lowfish / Glass & Spiders (Solvent Remix)
  30. Caro / Caro's Crystal Castle
  31. Scape One / Mr. Masutake
  32. Lone Shark / Sinclair Space Age
  33. Autopilot / Tun Sie Es Jetzt
  34. MD / Trem Muls
  35. üNN / Fear
  36. Willow / Machine Drome
  37. Understandable Product / _01 (Mix B - Tapestry)
  38. Rb387 / Invisible Objects
  39. DNA / Unelmias (Dremas)
  40. Kyllönen / Cogten
  41. Supreems / Broken (And Out Of Sync)
  42. MD / Headroom
  43. Nagz / Skin After Flash
  44. Sape / Juuri Näin.
  45. Dune / Nobody Dreaming
  46. Skaven / Ice Frontier
  47. Xhale / Attending Eart
  48. Jcole / Berylux
  49. RS3 / The Lunar Trinity
  50. Purple Motion / Second Reality II
  51. Ambientmove & Velvet / Sojourner
  52. Ceniq / XEQ-Complex
  53. Orbital / The Girl With The Sun In Her Head
  54. The Future Sound Of London / Flak
  55. Norken / Static
  56. Complex / Beyond Reality
  57. Chris Jarvis / Stairway
  58. Lone Shark / Go Faster
  59. Carl Finlow / Conflict
  60. Transparent Sound / Sound Splash
  61. ADJ & Pathic / Highdiver ~12:15 AM
  62. Robot / Leitmotiv
  63. Dave Tarrida / Slack Is Back
  64. Silicon Scally / Toneworks
  65. Makunouchi Bento / Morninfizik
  66. Miss Saigon / Midnight Fires
  67. Mig27 / Like Loiske
  68. Nagz / Mellow Leader Blues
  69. MD / Bjarn Kv Pontor
  70. Rising Sun / Ocean View
  71. Mellow-D / Potion
  72. Jean Nine / Mellon Moon (ASM99 Compo Mix)
  73. Metamatics / Cityscape
  74. Lowfish / Ripped
  75. SCSI-9 / Silkworm
  76. Metamatics / Hymn Bream ~1:00 AM
  77. Mellow-D / Fade Away
  78. Prob. / Jazzy Vibesz
  79. Kuu / Come And Get Me
  80. Falcon / Tasting Malibu
  81. RS3 / Refraction Reprise
  82. Zoomin' ft. Fay Saphirah / Purify Myself (Instr.)
  83. International Observer / Flip Flop Cemetery
  84. Dublicator / Echos Of Babylon
  85. Cabaret Voltaire / Resonator ~1:40 AM

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.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  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.