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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.

MTT No. 063 / Delta Vision

Posted 2018-05-11. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT063 Spectrogram

Electro and a bit of breaks. Mostly 2000s-era, ~135. I wanted to dance around a bit.
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  1. TRV / Bilocation 00:00
  2. Sbassship / Into The Corridors Of Time 01:15
  3. Magnetic Bass Force / Artificial 05:06
  4. Morphogenetic / They Walk Among Us 07:45
  5. Shadowbunny / Δ 13:01
  6. Mike Ash / 24 Hours 16:49
  7. Influenza / Panic Room (Transformer Man Remix) 19:57
  8. Sbles3plex / Step Back (Stroud's Funkyfuturistic Breaks Mix) 23:15
  9. Xav / Moneyshot 25:38
  10. Clone Theory / Electrollenium 30:14
  11. Blastromen / Robot Aggression 34:58
  12. Romplex / The Mission 40:18
  13. Dusko Janevski / Vortex 42:14
  14. Sbles3plex / The Virtual Place Is The Future (Xerodefx Remix) 46:47
  15. Gab.Gato / Dominant Race 51:18
  16. Umwelt / The Zeta Reticula Incident 56:00

The labels Dominance Electricity and Fundamental Bass Intelligence each appear three times in this mix. Dominance as tracks 1, 2, and 15. FBI as tracks 4, 8, and 14. Less than I expected to play, but it worked out well enough. Both are fantastic electro labels, and go together well. (I think, anyway).

The breaks selections in the middle are mostly used bin finds. The most interesting is probably Electrollenium by Clone Theory. Discogs tells me that Clone Theory is Alan Hill and David Froud - I'm a fan of Froud's project Heuristic Audio, which I've mentioned before.

Vortex by Dusko Janevski is the newest track in this mix. (Released about a month ago on the excellent label Aztlán). It reminds me of an old track by Andy Düx & Bombing F called Cyber Vision. Storming tunes both, and very like techno in their construction. Big thumbs up for the Dusko Janevski EP. (And someday I'll pull out Cyber Vision; for now it remains a secret weapon).

Alright, I'm done rambling. Uneven volume levels, and some dim-sounding vinyl, but I rocked out just the same.

MTT No. 062 / Hear Everything

Posted 2018-05-04. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT062 Spectrogram

Electro this week. More space-y stuff and a bit of Scary Techno Vocals™.
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  1. Robot For Brains / Don't Worry Robot 00:00
  2. Monolake / Axis 02:01
  3. Miotek / My City 04:10
  4. Carl Finlow / Hardwired 09:05
  5. Pip Williams / Mode #7 12:47
  6. Morphology / Dust Solution 17:17
  7. Versalife / Cloaking Mod 22:15
  8. Dr. Futurist / Surface Integral 28:23
  9. London Modular Alliance / Their Discontent 31:53
  10. Silicon Scally / Clone Alone 33:53
  11. Gragee ft. 4th Genome / No Release 40:53
  12. Pip Williams / Lost Souls 43:53
  13. Plastikman / Ask Yourself (214 Refix) 47:52
  14. Morphology / Floating Point 50:58
  15. Ivna Ji / Oscillating Universe 56:09

Four tracks from the excellent Brokntoys label are featured this week. Specifically, the tunes by Pip Williams, Versalife, London Modular Alliance, and Ivna Ji. I've played a lot of Brokntoys over the last year and can't recommend their releases enough.

A couple of Carl Finlow (aka Silicon Scally) tracks made it in, too. Hardwired, which I have on a compilation on Longhaul, but was originally released on Device. And Clone Alone, from the album Dark Matter, one of my favorite electro long-players.

I don't remember how I found the version of Ask Yourself by Plastikman that's played here. Some kind of social media, I think. It appears to have been done by 214 as a promotion for his Plastic Spokes EP, according to XLR8R magazine. In any case, it's cool and gets us some more pitchshifted vocals.

I'm rambling at this point. This week's show was conceived at the last possible moment, mixed sloppily, and has some volume level problems. The tracks are good. Tea was consumed. I danced around like an idiot. Fun times for all.

MTT No. 061 / Crystal City

Posted 2018-04-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dub techno, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT061 Spectrogram

Mellow(ish) stuff to bring the month to a close. IDM, ambient, etc.
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  1. Chotto Suki / On The Way Back 00:00
  2. Mike Kidd / Haunted Raves 03:30
  3. Access To Arasaka / 40bwi3 40 08:27
  4. edIT / Dex 11:40
  5. Chris Randall / drt_895r 15:43
  6. Brian Oblivion / Subterranean Crystal City 20:55
  7. Micronaut / Remoter 24:30
  8. Dimomib / Automagic 27:19
  9. Fenin ft. Gorbi / No C.I.A. 31:00
  10. DeepWoods / Return Of The Pack 34:37
  11. Polygon Window / My Teapot 36:50
  12. Voigt Kampff / Eulogizing The Arcane World Of 38:34
  13. Frequent C / Lost 42:07
  14. Dagobert / Chill Out 45:21
  15. Bola / Horizophon 46:25
  16. Anthony Rother / Magic Diner Part 8 51:58
  17. Boards Of Canada / Open The Light 55:47

Subterranean Crystal City is a cool piece on the local Seattle label Innerflight Music. I think I ended up with a copy of it as a promo; I'm not sure. At some point I'll have to dig through that label's catalog.

Two tracks by Chris Randall made it in: drt_895r, and Remoter. The latter under his Micronaut alias. I've only recently started picking up his releases, and so far they've all been very good.

Open The Light by BoC was a last-minute choice. It turns out Music Has The Right To Children is 20 years old as-of last week. Originally released April 20th 1998. Ah... I see what they did there.

Not sure what I'll play next week. I might have to start repeating tracks soon.

MTT No. 060 / Hotel Saturn

Posted 2018-04-20. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

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

Posted 2018-04-13. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dub techno, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

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

Posted 2018-04-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

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...