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MTT No. 044 / Shine

anonradio, demoscene, downtempo, idm, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-12-29

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.


MTT No. 043 / Demosong

anonradio, chiptune, demoscene, idm, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-12-22

MTT043 Spectrogram

Chiptune, demoscene, doskpop, and a few later IDM-y mods. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Pink / Classic Tunes
  2. Purple Motion / Aquaphobia
  3. Lizardking / Compulsion To Obey
  4. Unknown Artist / Dirt
  5. Tempest / Friday
  6. Necros / Arcadia
  7. The Finn / 12 Feet of Deepness
  8. Rb387 / I Can't Die.
  9. Mefis / Sun
  10. Makunouchi Bento / Mikrotori
  11. Lonewolf / UFO
  12. Nagz / Worms In Sineland
  13. Tempest / Anticipation
  14. Bass / Dicky Faty Loremy
  15. Purple Motion / Satellite One
  16. Basehead / Smooth Operator
  17. Atheist & Jazz / Nuse Up'42
  18. Pink / Alloy Run
  19. Skaven / Autonomous
  20. Necros / Wired '96 Report
  21. Captain / Space Debris
  22. Necros / Winter's Dream (Remix of Blah)
  23. Chris Jarvis / Stairway
  24. Rb387 / Calm Sounds... and piano

Every song included in this mix is a tracker module file that was rendered to .wav with Modplug Tracker. For some background information on what a tracker module is, check out the Tracker Music page over at Wikipedia.

This is a sound I was into in the late '90s and early 2000s, back in the days of dialup. The days of Traxinspace and Modarchive. It's a tradition of mine to dig up and listen to these mods in the weeks around my birthday. Looking at the clock now, it's my birthday as I write this.

Four tracks come from the Emissions 3 musicdisk, specifically part two of Emissions 3. Part 1 is all chiptune, and contains a great (and unexpected) arrangement of "House of the Rising Sun".

Necros appears three times in this mix, and would have appeared more, but I held myself back. I'm a huge Necros fan. I'll probably dedicate a full hour to him before the end of 2018.

The Makunouchi Bento track in this mix is not the remastered version available on their bandcamp page. It's the original .xm version released by Eerik Inpuj Sound as inpuj032. The exported .xm sounded better in the mix... having said that, I'm grateful that Makunouchi Bento offer a remastered version.

Finally, shoutout to my friends Koonat and Jawsh for getting me into this music back in high school. They appear in this mix as Rb387, the best tracker mod group to come out of McMinnville. Most of the songs here are in fact from a collection that Jawsh burnt to a CD and gave me ~15 years ago. Thanks guys; without you I'd be a very different person.


MTT No. 040 / Steady Creep

ambient, anonradio, electro, hiphop, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave // 2017-12-01

MTT040 Spectrogram

Slow IDM & Electro to close out November 2017. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Access To Arasaka / Caph
  2. Bitstream / Pylon
  3. Dexterous Numerics / Absent Friends
  4. Ghostwerk / When I Creep
  5. Subaeris / ゴースト発生
  6. MANASYt / Apathetics
  7. Chris Randall / Oblique
  8. Headset ft. Subtitle / Breath Contrails
  9. Wayne & Nick / Slev (Ghostwerk Remix)
  10. While / Rail
  11. Mike Kidd / Bilocation
  12. DPO / Endospore
  13. DPO / Isolated Extermination
  14. Being / Tide One Two Three
  15. Porn Darstellar / Dans Le Satin Blanc

Spacesettings by Headset is outstanding. A weird IDM / Hip-Hop / Jazz hybrid album... The closest comparison I can think of is Arrhythmia by Antipop Consortium. The whole album is as good as Breath Contrails.

I'm sad to say I treated Tides by Being (AKA The Wee DJs, AKA Dave Paton) pretty badly here. It's an amazing '90s IDM (or maybe Ambient?) album and deserves better than being filler between DPO and the goofy (but also awesome) Nights In White Satin cover by Porn Darstellar.

Last, I'll highlight Shadow Culture by Ghostwerk. Ghostwerk has been putting out awesome (and weird) tunes for about five years now; Shadow Culture marks his first release on a "major" label (in this case the excellent Detroit Underground). I've been waiting for this album for two years, and it doesn't disappoint.

Finally: shoutout to ellen_page. I also dream of future trackers.


MTT No. 037 / Start It Over

anonradio, breaks, disco, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-11-10

MTT037 Spectrogram

Some low-key spacey electro this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Lazer Kontinent / Telenet
  2. Scape One / Timelapse
  3. Electroberlin / Spin Me Round
  4. Dark Vektor / Patetic
  5. Ares Voo / The One
  6. Electroberlin / Observer
  7. Autechre / Bike
  8. ITPDWIP / Haguenesse Wind
  9. Zainetica / Teleport
  10. Shann-X / Earthly Abyss
  11. The Outsider / Cosmoship
  12. Charlie / Spacer Woman
  13. Daddy Long Legs / Intergalactic Lover
  14. Xformxs / Ailama
  15. Xformxs / Outro

There are a couple of odd selections in this. The Ares Voo track is a nice bit of psybreaks, found on Ektoplazm. Zainetica's Teleport is a neat old track from the Xynthetic netlabel. Finally Bike, by Autechre, but that probably doesn't need explanation.

And then Spacer Woman. The version I have is a bootleg from 2005, bought February of 2006. (I still have the receipt). I wanted to hear it, so here it is. Plus it's an excuse to smash Intergalactic Lover in.

I'm a spacer woman, don't you worry 'bout me~


MTT No. 031 / Glide

anonradio, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2017-09-29

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

2010s, digital release, dub, electro, house, idm, music, techno // 2017-08-14

Archivist cover Reedale Rise
Archivist

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.


MTT No. 019 / Seen The Future

ambient, anonradio, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2017-07-07

MTT019 Spectrogram

Very '90s this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Exquisite Corpse / Sitting In A Tree (Time Flies)
  2. Exquisite Corpse / BKS
  3. Future Sound of London / Stolen Documents
  4. Eon / Inner Mind (Bass Mind)
  5. Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes / I Wanna Know
  6. User48736353001 / Bimbongo
  7. Cabaret Voltaire / Brutal But Clean
  8. Cabaret Voltaire / Back To Brazilia
  9. Orbital / 2 Deep
  10. User48736353001 / EP String
  11. 808 State / State To State
  12. Psychic TV / Tribal
  13. Orbital / Chime (Live)

Some old favorites in here - FSOL Accelerator, Orbital's first self-titled.

The two Cabaret Voltaire tracks deserve special mention. The albums that contain those tracks - Plasticity and The Conversation - are amazing. Particularly The Conversation. Many thanks to robot DJ 808 for introducing me to them.


MTT No. 014 / New Perspectives

ambient, anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave // 2017-06-02

MTT014 Spectrogram

Electro? Ambient? Vaporwave? A grab-bag of styles this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ / Login (Coalesce)
  2. STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ / Memory (Garden)
  3. Zyntax / Sunset Walk
  4. Space Dimension Controller / Spanner Cord (Q150 Edit)
  5. The Volt Per Octaves / Moogtronic
  6. Inkamera / Skylar
  7. Reedale Rise / Haali
  8. Cobalt Road & STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ / Paradise
  9. Chotto Suki / Mother Nature's Silver Seed
  10. Subaeris / 一緒に大都市で
  11. Subaeris / ライト
  12. Subaeris / ゴースト発生
  13. STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ / Synthetic (Pines)
  14. Jega / Vermilion
  15. Galaxy Toobin' / The Day Of The Duel Is Approaching
  16. Rising Sun Systems / Freebasin' For David Bohm
  17. The War Against The Sun / Transantarctic

A bunch of recent purchases in this. Been digging STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ all week; arranged half the selection around playing those tracks. Felt like relaxing, so played a bit low-key. Toobin'.