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MTT No. 060 / Hotel Saturn

anonradio, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2018-04-20

MTT060 Spectrogram

Techno by way of Motorlab.su and a few old detroit (and detroit-y) pieces.
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  1. Jon'smu / Reception 00:00
  2. Kenny Larkin / Intro 03:30
  3. Jon'smu / Hall 07:19
  4. Sinuosity / Time Start 09:20
  5. Gliese / To Neptune 11:45
  6. IVM² / "R" Future 13:53
  7. Qybrid / k523 16:45
  8. Numbercult / Prototype-O 19:32
  9. Model 500 / Lightspeed 22:26
  10. Phase 313 / Silence 28:25
  11. Paperclip People / The Climax (Basic Reshape) 33:04
  12. Sinuosity / Soulrotor 35:28
  13. Millsart / Gamma Player 39:04
  14. Phoboz / Betelgeuse 44:14
  15. Sinuosity / Variable 47:26
  16. X-102 / Mimas 50:32
  17. Unknown / Unknown Trak 54:30
  18. Jon'smu / Room 58:05

The majority of this mix - 11 tracks - is from Motorlab Records or its sublabel Cyclon. The Jon'smu, Sinuosity, Gliese, Qybrid, Phase 313, Phoboz, and Unknown tracks specifically. There's a lot of great detroit-y spaced-out techno on Motorlab. Recommended if you're into that.

The numbercult track I've included doesn't seem to be available anymore, unfortunately. It's from an album called Prototypes that used to be on bandcamp.

Gamma Player stands out among the non-Motorlab tracks. Easily my favorite Jeff Mills track, and one of my favorite tracks period.

The levels are a bit uneven in this recording - looking at you, track 2 - but hopefully not too bad. This was a fun one to mix. I should have closed with Sex In Zero Gravity, though.


MTT No. 059 / Every Grain Of Sand

ambient, anonradio, dub techno, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2018-04-13

MTT059 Spectrogram

Mostly electro. A few recent purchases, a few old favorites.
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  1. Jeff Mills / A Reluctant Compliance 00:00
  2. Deluge / Metapop (Daniel Zax Remix) 02:55
  3. Miotek / Future For Machines 06:40
  4. Subway / Drop 10:25
  5. Suburban Knight / Collaboration Alpha 14:40
  6. Fleck E.S.C. / Dead End 17:42
  7. ITPDWIP / Eto Ya (It's Me) 21:00
  8. Drøn / Paradroid 24:34
  9. Igors Vorobjovs / Three Laws Of Robotics (In Circuit Mix) 28:10
  10. Datawave / Stratoforms 32:04
  11. Sbles3plex / Alternative 2 36:12
  12. Sbles3plex / Pmm Pss Tah 38:15
  13. Krypton 81 / Dobbeltgænger 41:30
  14. E.R.P. / Sensory Process 45:03
  15. Drexciya / Birth Of New Life 52:58
  16. Nei / Gates 58:50

I recently picked up the Sbles3plex album, Máquinas Deseantes; it's incredibly good. A nice range of tracks, very clean sounding. A well-mastered release in general - by which I mean it hasn't been compressed to hell. And it works as an album! The kind you listen to from beginning to end! I rarely enjoy listening to full-album-length Electro or Techno releases that way.

Both Drop by Subway and Collaboration Alpha by Suburban Knight are tracks that I've been playing for years. Usually in the same set. Drop was an odd used bin find, an electro-ish track from what I assume are House producers. Suburban Knight is, well, he's awesome. My Sol Dark Direction is indispensable.

The end of this mix is maybe a bit lazy, letting a couple of long tracks play from beginning to end (more or less), but they deserve to be heard in full. Sensory Process by E.R.P. is a monster. High drama. Megaphysics would call it "moody". Same with Birth Of New Life by Drexciya, slotted in here to bring things down a bit. The mix doesn't really work, but that's OK.

I did not realize it was Friday the 13th until half an hour before this was recorded. Some of the later selections (particularly Dobbeltgænger) may have been influenced by that discovery...


MTT No. 058 / Andreaen

anonradio, dub techno, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2018-04-06

MTT058 Spectrogram

An hour of techno & electro, messily mixed.
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  1. Brk / I 00:00
  2. Brk / II 01:00
  3. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 A1] 04:08
  4. Kenny Larkin / Nocturnal 08:56
  5. UR / Biosensors In Tunnel Complex Africa 11:47
  6. Joey Beltram / The Vertical 15:58
  7. XY0815 / Tool Matter 21:55
  8. Lerosa / Regret 24:57
  9. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 A3] 28:46
  10. Dan White / Buckley's Escape 32:53
  11. Transllusion / Memories Of Me 35:19
  12. Kan3da / Lost Gem 38:10
  13. Drexciya / Andreaen Sand Dunes 40:58
  14. =UHU= / Contact Binary Aureole 45:39
  15. =UHU= / NGC 001 48:18
  16. Spin Fidelity / We Dig Deeper 50:43
  17. Dynarec / Historic Exhale 53:40
  18. Le Car / Cinematic-Automatic (Heinrich Muller Remix) 58:26

The goal this week was to play Andreaen Sand Dunes by Drexciya. The rest of the tracks were arranged with that in mind. Andreaen is an amazing song, probably my favorite of Drexciya's work. I picked up my copy new(ish) at Platinum Records in Portland; last I checked (a year or so ago), they still had one copy for sale.

A couple other favorites snuck in during the selection process. Most important, and the one I'd like to highlight, is The Vertical by Joey Beltram. By far my favorite track by Beltram. Also some of my favorite drum machine programming. I don't often like the 909, but I love it in The Vertical. The album I have it on - the 2xCD Ghost In The Shell PSX Soundtrack - deserves an entire post (and mix) to itself, so look out for that in the future.

And that's it. Now to write up a reminder sheet so I'll remember what to say during the intro...


MTT No. 057 / Unknown Thoughts

anonradio, dub techno, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2018-03-23

MTT057 Spectrogram

Dub Techno and Electro this week. A little IDM? Ambient?
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  1. Dublicator / Forest Of Unknown Thoughts 00:00
  2. Waveform / Nova Prospect 05:28
  3. Zzzzra / La Danse Hanta 08:57
  4. Seal Bient / Installation 12:27
  5. Melotone / Gray Sky 16:07
  6. Brother Blue / Gradual Brightening 20:09
  7. Dcast Dynamics / Under Current 25:58
  8. Delayscape / Bad Pad 32:08
  9. Nullptr / Many Worlds 35:37
  10. Zwart Licht Kommando / Waiting For You 39:07
  11. DMX Krew / Channel Pressure 43:53
  12. Dynarec / Beyond The City Walls 47:25
  13. Franck Kartell / Coincidences 49:27
  14. User48736353001 / 18 SsbA 54:16
  15. Inkamera / Shto 58:05

Deepindub, Motorlab, Noxgenus, and Recycled Plastics all appear again in this mix, carried over from last week. I hadn't quite worked the Dub Techno out of my system.

Coincidences by Franck Kartell is my highlight here. Really excellent tune. Various Objekts 2, the compilation I have it on, is very much worth picking up. (And It's free!)

This is (was) the day after my show at Ground Kontrol, so there was no plan. Not too much to say either. I hope you enjoy the tunes. If you do, please support the artists.


MTT No. 056 / Wandering Mind

anonradio, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2018-03-23

MTT056 Spectrogram

Dub Techno for overcast, rainy, moody weather.
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  1. Seal Bient / Runout 02.03 00:00
  2. Zzzzra / Eau Lourde 04:23
  3. Zwart Licht Kommando / Natural Ingredients 09:47
  4. Stereopathy / Sensory Overload 13:26
  5. Re-Drum / Subaquatic Utopia 19:21
  6. Seal Bient / Untitled [ML051 03] 24:12
  7. Zwart Licht Kommando / Blue Mountain Rain 27:21
  8. Bvdub / Panopticon 30:45
  9. Deepchord / Spiral 2 35:09
  10. Textural Being / The Sixth Gap (Reshape #2) 39:33
  11. Phoboz / Five After Midnight 42:45
  12. Omar S & Shadow Ray / Oasis Five 46:30
  13. Legowelt / Dare To Dream 50:21
  14. Tones On Tail / Rain 57:16

The majority of this mix is selections from netlabels - BIO-MECHANICS, Deepindub, Motorlab, Noxgenus, Recycled Plastics. Dub Techno seems to be a popular style for free netlabels. Thinner immediately comes to mind as a famous example.

I go shopping for Dub Techno a few times a year, surfing from artist to artist or from label to label to find new music. In the last week I picked up a bunch of music from Deepindub, and that led me to Recycled Plastics. There's a lot of good stuff on those two labels; I've only scratched the surface here.

Having said that, Noxgenus18 by Zwart Licht Kommando is the reason this mix happened. Released December 2017, I found it a few weeks ago and have had parts of it on repeat since. It's fantastic. And it's available for free at the link above, so give it a listen.


MTT No. 055 / Techno's On My Mind

anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2018-03-16

MTT055 Spectrogram

An hour of Detroit Electro & Techno Bass.
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  1. The Infiltrator / UR On Mir 00:00
  2. Agent Patrick & ShapeShiftr / Electrik City 01:06
  3. Aux 88 / I Hear Rhythms 06:28
  4. DJ Godfather / Night On William St. 08:28
  5. DJ Dijital / Dijital's Revenge 11:11
  6. Will Web / Boomin' 13:54
  7. Will Web / Mechanization 16:38
  8. Chaos / Afrogermanic 19:36
  9. D.I.E. / Out With Tha Old 23:25
  10. Slade Brothers / Episode 76 25:44
  11. D.I.E. / Laid Back Frequency 28:03
  12. Aux 88 / The DJ 30:50
  13. Andrew Red Hand / Space Encounter 34:12
  14. Keith Tucker / Oscillator (Bonus Beats) 36:31
  15. Digitek / Nymphomaniac 38:50
  16. UR / Untitled [UR038 B1] 41:09
  17. The Sentinel / Watch Your Back 44:10
  18. The Martian / 808° (Surface Temperature Mix) 47:00
  19. UR / The Final Frontier 49:19
  20. The Martian / Ultraviolet Images 53:15
  21. Die Sterne / Ansiedad (Vocal) 57:38

A lot of Direct Beat, Puzzlebox Records, Twilight 76, and Underground Resistance.

I'm not an expert on this style. I have at most 50 releases to pull tracks from, mostly reissues or used bin finds. I'm missing some fairly significant records. But I've got enough to fill an hour (and change), so here you go.

Not every artist included is from Detroit. The Sentinel, Andrew Red Hand, and Die Sterne (AKA G13ck) are all from outside the USA. They do an excellent job of working and innovating in the Detroit style. I'm very happy to include them here, and I strongly recommend their releases. Southern Outpost, The Sentinel's label, is particularly good.

I need to remember the next time I play 808° that there's a rude edit that throws the timing off.


MTT No. 054 / Hidden Sun

ambient, anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2018-03-09

MTT054 Spectrogram

Electro for the last days of winter. (First days of spring?)
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  1. Lazer Kontinent / Binary Universe 00:05
  2. Lazer Kontinent / Arproton 01:33
  3. Dr. Futurist / Bound To The Atom 03:50
  4. XY0815 / Octogon X 06:52
  5. Miotek ft. 4th Genome / Solar System Bodies 09:25
  6. Sync 24 & DeFeKT / Pulse Effect 14:13
  7. Dr. Futurist / Vector Field 17:43
  8. Datentraeger / Elektrosmog 21:15
  9. Koova / Links 23:16
  10. N-ter / Mom I Love You 27:23
  11. Headnoaks / Crobot 31:35
  12. Franck Kartell / Beyond Pluto 35:55
  13. Kan3da / Experiment 08 39:00
  14. DMX Krew / Quantum Logic 41:35
  15. AS1 / Techfunk 43:48
  16. Das Muster / Optionen 46:36
  17. Deemphasis / Hidden Sun 48:23
  18. XY0815 / Pseudo Bavaria 54:15
  19. Versalife / Polychange 59:10

The labels most frequently played in this hour are Brokntoys, Crobot Muzik, and Transient Force.

Not too much to say. I'll highlight one release this week: Futurist Systems, a compilation of Kurt Baggaley's Dr. Futurist and Tactical Systems releases. It's a lot of music - over 100 tracks. Worth going through if you're a fan of Baggaley's electro.

I still haven't written an introductory vocal spiel. Haven't even taken notes.


MTT No. 053 / Around Corners

ambient, anonradio, downtempo, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave // 2018-03-02

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