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MTT No. 089 / Shockwave Rider

Posted 2018-11-09. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

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Electro this week. Rocking out to some old tracks, some new. An excuse to play a few recent purchases.

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  1. Erosion / 3 00:00
  2. London Modular Alliance / Tinker 02:00
  3. Scape One / Galaxy Of Funk 04:41
  4. Chaotic State / Cubic Rube 07:22
  5. Miotek & Salmz / First Contact (Sync 24 Remix) 11:00
  6. Dr. Futurist / The Möbius Strip 13:21
  7. Drexciya / Triangular Hydrogen Strain 16:05
  8. Morphology / Dalek Invasion 19:51
  9. Plant43 / Ubicomp Malfunction 22:55
  10. E.R.P. / Wisteria 27:10
  11. Gosub / Lost In Our Ways 30:43
  12. Dexter / Midnight Cruiser 36:10
  13. E.R.P. / Repose 39:26
  14. Vertical67 / Morphed Reality 44:25
  15. Robyrt Hecht / Time To Shift (Amper Clap's Kit Kat Remix) 48:46
  16. Komarken Electronics / Expanded Consciousness 52:36
  17. Gescom / Motor 1 56:49

I picked up the two Morphology and three Plant43 releases on Semantica last month and had intended to play them this week, but only one track by each artist made it in. E.R.P.'s Repose is also on Semantica, part of a series called Evoked Potentials. All very good albums. Pulp sci-fi outer space electro.

A lot of old favorites made it into this mix. Galaxy Of Funk, Lost In Our Ways, Midnight Cruiser... I think I've been playing those three tracks regularly since they were released, back in the mid 2000s. Gosub's Lost In Our Ways from the Low Volume Lovers EP on Frustrated Funk is particularly good. There are no bad tracks on that 12".

The mixing this week was a bit shaky but dang was it fun. I didn't put much thought into the selection, just picked good tracks and cut loose. I think I'll do something like this again next week, so check back for that.

MTT No. 088 / Wind Tunnels

Posted 2018-11-02. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

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Ambient and IDM to start this November. This is a pretty sleepy mix relative to what I usually play.

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  1. Albert Kuningas / Sateenkaarisilta 00:00
  2. Brothomstates / In 03:10
  3. Global Communication / 8:07 07:53
  4. Bola / Sirasancerre 15:45
  5. The Pad Foundation / Snow Day 20:20
  6. User48736353001 / 19 Ssnb 24:35
  7. Underworld / Most 'Ospitable 30:10
  8. The Black Dog / Business Car Park 9 35:25
  9. Autechre / Further 39:38
  10. Skinny Puppy / The Centre Bullet 47:08
  11. Albert Kuningas / Lusifer-komeetta 54:34
  12. Black Rain / Night City Tokyo 58:23

The version of Underworld's Most 'Ospitable played here is a digital recording from the Footwear Repairs By Craftsmen At Competitive Prices VHS tape. I think this is the first time I've ever played material sourced from VHS while DJing. Footwear Repairs is a collection of the early '90s Underworld videos. I think the videos are all on youtube now, and are definitely worth seeking out if you like Underworld.

The transition from Business Car Park 9 into Autechre's Further is my favorite part of this mix. Further will always make me think of Quake 3 Defrag player w3sp's famous video f33l, due to its inclusion there.

That's October done and November started. Expect more conventional sets this month - midtempo space-y electro, probably some more IDM, etc. Thank you all for listening and I'll catch you next week.

MTT No. 087 / Claustrophobopolis

Posted 2018-10-26. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, goth rock, movement through thought, music, post-punk, radio, synthpop.

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Post-punk, goth rock, *wave music. Guitars, drums; synthesizers, drum machines. Having some fun near the end of October.

This week's show is Not Safe For Work (NSFW) due to some profanity.

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  1. Corpus Delicti / Last Light 00:00
  2. This Cold Night / Black Cathedral 01:59
  3. Clan Of Xymox / 7th Time 04:46
  4. Frío y Vacío / Ocultos 09:16
  5. DK Postoronnih / Dead Man's Curve 12:50
  6. Skeletal Family / Far & Near 16:18
  7. Tones On Tail / War 21:42
  8. The Sisters Of Mercy / Alice 24:30
  9. Kas Product / Underground Movie 28:00
  10. The Danse Society / The Seduction 30:25
  11. The Soft Moon / Circles 34:05
  12. Siouxsie & The Banshees / Jigsaw Feeling 37:46
  13. The Veil / Closet Floor 42:20
  14. Corpus Delicti / Mirror Wall 47:02
  15. Blood Bitch / Total Hysteria 50:18
  16. Gloria Mundi / Victim 54:28
  17. Trisomie 21 / Joh' Burg 58:40

I'll highlight Acid Tongue by Blood Bitch this week. Released on Bat Cave in 2016, I picked it up directly from Blood Bitch's bandcamp page this year. It's great high-energy modern post-punk. And it's currently available for free at the link above, so check it out.

This hour is much closer to a proper "radio" set than what I normally do. My knowledge of old post-punk and goth rock is limited, so I was nervous going into this. (Apologies for talking way too much during the intro). Anyhow, the tracks are good, it was a good time, I hope you enjoy.

Happy Halloween everybody.

MTT No. 086 / The Nameless City

Posted 2018-10-19. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, breaks, electro, idm, industrial, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT086 Spectrogram

Ambient, electro, IDM, industrial... an odd mixture this week. Another grab-bag show.

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  1. NNYNYX / Slipgate 00:00
  2. Hadamard / Untitled [Bunker 3071 B3] 01:21
  3. Sonar Base / Blunted 02:44
  4. RS3 / A Vile Pattern 05:25
  5. Skinny Puppy / Dal 09:14
  6. Headscan / Lolife 14:01
  7. Haujobb / Trivial 18:11
  8. Ignatius / Eloper (Gasp Remix) 18:59
  9. Phoenecia / Eyebrow 21:55
  10. NNYNYX / A Thousand Young 26:51
  11. Uniflux / Hypaedrone 29:36
  12. Anthony Rother / Biomechanik (Internal Groove Mix) 33:48
  13. Poison Arrow / If You Don't Love Me (I'll Cut Your Face) (Razor Dub) 37:13
  14. DPO / Germ Cells 43:21
  15. Dark Vektor / Espeluztacular 45:45
  16. Shadowbunny / Varun Kai Physics 50:56
  17. Inkamera ft. Bogdan W. Rousseau / No Dead Men's Cries 55:49
  18. C/∆/T / Dull Hunger 58:24

If You Don't Love Me (I'll Cut Your Face) is my current favorite here. Something about the chopped vocal at the end reminds me of The Art Of Noise, in a good way. It's been out for about six months now, part of the excellent Pleasure District series on Exit Records UK.

I'm a bit braindead this week and don't feel like saying much, so I'll close with this:

Cropped screenshot of Quake 1 E4M8 'The Nameless City'

MTT No. 085 / Flying Over

Posted 2018-10-12. Permalink. Tagged acid, ambient, anonradio, disco, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

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This week: a mixture of Dutch electronic music (Bunker, Creme, Viewlexx) and bits of electro and synthpop. Less Dutch electronic than I expected to play, come to think of it.

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  1. Squadra Blanco / Berg Hotel 00:00
  2. Future Holograms / Valentine 01:32
  3. Jauzas The Shining / Crockett 03:20
  4. Solitary Dancer ft. Marie Davidson / Emails 2 Myself 06:01
  5. I-F ft. Nancy Fortune / Holographic Voice 10:11
  6. Legowelt / Hazy City Nights 13:08
  7. Rude 66 / As (12" Version) 17:10
  8. The Parallax Corporation / Slowflight, Runner 20:56
  9. Kassen / Walking, Breathing 21:45
  10. Shemale / City Of The Dead 23:54
  11. Tz0tzilla / Distrito Federal Infierno 26:34
  12. I-F / Il Tramonto 30:10
  13. Jauzas The Shining & G13ck / Ciudades Muertas 31:55
  14. Adaptive / Eschelon 35:22
  15. Rude 66 / Black Sabbath 38:42
  16. The Soft Moon / Desertion 45:10
  17. Sons Of Magdalene / The Whip 48:40
  18. Shemale / Succubus 51:28
  19. Squadra Blanco / A Gentle Murder 57:32

My current favorite here is Emails 2 Myself by Solitary Dancer. Released by Dark Entries last year, I just got around to picking it up this month. All four of Solitary Dancer's releases so far are fantastic. Each is unique, too, which I appreciate.

Also worth mentioning are the two Aztlán tracks: Distrito Federal Infierno by Tz0tzilla (AKA Aliensextoy), and Ciudades Muertas by Jauzas The Shining & G13ck. Both those tracks and their full releases are excellent.

This went better than expected! A bit uneven though. In retrospect a track or two should have played longer, and maybe one or two could have been swapped out. It was a fun time and the tracks are good; that's what matters.

MTT No. 084 / Silver Sky

Posted 2018-10-05. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

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"Dark" electro this week. Drivecom, Interdimensional Transmissions, Psi49net, Transient Force, etc.

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  1. Shemale / Tomb 00:00
  2. Ekman / Coriolis Effect 01:13
  3. Boris Divider / RS-232 05:13
  4. Micro Controlled Corporation / Life Style 08:01
  5. Psylocity / Sky 13:45
  6. Anthony Rother / Nerthus 16:58
  7. Dietrich Schoenemann / Untitled [E-SERIES01 A1] 20:47
  8. Das Muster / Geheimabsprache 22:59
  9. Hadamard / Telemetry 25:36
  10. Shemale / Vampire 28:09
  11. Ectomorph / The Haunting 29:57
  12. Microthol / mod_electro_mix4 33:52
  13. Kan3da / Outputvector 37:12
  14. GD Luxxe / My Guiding Ghost 39:40
  15. Go Hiyama / World Game 42:03
  16. Collapsicon / Six 45:22
  17. Ra-X / 1987 49:03
  18. Franck Sarrio / Untitled [Bunker 3051 B1] 52:23
  19. Ectomorph / (We Have Come To) Destroy Your Powercenters 54:14
  20. Ekman / Ergosphere 55:55

I was mistaken in the intro: both the Shemale tracks included in this mix are from Hell Transformation Screens, their release on Last Known Trajectory. I absolutely love their music, and every October I dig it up to play. Also every October I'm confronted by (and disappointed with) their choice of name. They've just released a new album on Tabernacle Records after a five year hiatus; vinyl only, unfortunately.

Three tracks from the label Interdimensional Transmissions feature in this mix. I'm a big fan of IT, and of Ectomorph in particular. (and I've got both the shirt and the stack of records to prove it). Ectomorph are releasing a new album, Stalker, on the 31st; the samples sound gorgeous.

I'm happy with this one. Some real all-time favorite tracks made it in (The Haunting...) and on the whole the set came together well enough. Levels are a bit uneven (thinking of Destroy Your Powercenters), but I hope not annoyingly so.

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.