FBI's 11:11 Fundamental Compilation is high on my list of releases
this year so far, quality tracks from the likes of Dark Vektor, Exzakt,
Mandroid (whose Deafening Silence sounds suspiciously like a
certain movie's end titles theme), Sbassship, and more. I've been playing
FBI records for a long time so I'm really happy to see the release of 11:11.
Check this one out for sure.
A minor correction: I mentioned while reading the tracklist aloud that
Clone Theory is an alias for Heuristic Audio. That's not
exactly correct. Discogs tells me that Clone Theory is Alan C. Hill
and Dave Froud; Dave Froud is Heuristic Audio. Alan Hill appears
to have been a member of a number of groups and used a number of aliases
none of which I'm familiar with aside from Clone Theory, sadly. (And it's
funny, I told myself not to make this mistake the last time I
played Electrollenium. Go figure.)
That's the show this week. More 5- and 6-minute pieces than usual, but
it felt right to let some of these breathe. I'll be back next week Thursday
with another mix, something slower, as usual.
Two Brokntoys tracks feature in this mix, both at the end: #14
Far Away Lights by Vertical67 from their 2017 EP
Morphed Reality and #15 High Climber by Interviews from
their 2021 self-titled EP. Pretty much everything Brokntoys puts
out is great, but the latter of those two - the new Interviews EP -
really caught my ear. The tough menacing electro of Miami String and
High Climber, the quick cosmic disco of Cosmic Shuffle, the noisy
industrial electronics of Petman. Solid EP, I like all the tracks on it.
I keep returning to old Satamile NYC records when playing these
fast sets. Satamile vinyl was easy to get at my local shops when it was
new, and so I have a few pieces that I've spent a bunch of time with. In
this mix track #4 Le Monde by the Blotnik Brothers from their
Museful Revolution EP and #9 Wahawa by Lowfish
from the Science Persuades Best EP (also on Burn The Lights Out)
are from Satamile. Lowfish's work in particular always played well at the
And that's all the words I've got this time. I'll be back next week on
Thursday the 13th with something slower, as usual.
Three tracks from Next Phase Records feature in this hour: #1
Oisee by Infest from the Drift EP, #4 To Step To by
Fjell also from the Drift EP, and #6 Anticipation Game by Sonar's
Ghost from the Octagon EP. Both those EPs are name-your-price (or
"free download" as the page banner says) and are pretty sweet; the rest
of the label's releases seem awesome too. I recognize some of the artists
on the label from Digibeat Music and the big Subtle Audio compilations.
Good atmospheric drum & bass and breakbeat music, thumbs up from me.
I'm laughing a bit as I write this 'cause looking at the tracklist
it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. But I like all these tracks and
was into it while mixing. Can't ask for more than that. Anyway
I'll be back next week Thursday with another set, probably some electro
in the 130s. Thanks for listening and catch you all later.
I've been listening to Ian o'Brien's Eden EP and 76:14
by Global Communication a lot this week; this selection is the
result. Newcleus's Jam On Revenge has also been on my mind,
the weather in the pacific northwest feels right for it at the moment.
(And I'm a little upset with myself that I couldn't remember the name
of the album Jam On Revenge while reading the tracklist aloud. I'll get
it next time).
The most recently released track here is Shadowspace by
Apologist from their album Air Foundry on Frequency Domain.
I picked that up this week and have been loving it, beautiful hazy dubby
electronics. I'm sure I'll be playing more from Air Foundry in the next
few months, so check it out at the link above.
I'm starting to fall asleep so that's all I have to say about this
one. I'll be back next week Thursday with something different.
(Maybe drum & bass if I can put a set together). Till then.
Next is Jackal And Hyde's Cogito Ergo Sum, a single put out
about a year ago on their bandcamp page. I usually expect hard electrobass
from Jackal And Hyde, but here we have a really sweet Kraftwerkian throwback
tune. Highly recommend this one, it's a great song. (As an aside I think
this is the only explicitly Cartesian electro track I've ever
Scape One's Macola from his 2020 album Cosmic Trax is also new,
though I've had this one a bit longer than the others. Clicky, snappy, spacey,
and distant. Retro electro as only Kurt Baggaley does it. I picked this up
for the Jive Rhythm Trax referencing Cosmic Jam; it turns out the
rest of the album is fantastic too.
The final track I'll highlight this week is Neuroactive's
Climate Is Changing from their 2020 album Minor Side-Effects.
Climate Is Changing is a perfectly executed electronic-pop message-song,
corny and sincere. I love it and so I let it run long in the mix. Minor
Side-Effects is a pretty varied album, ranging from EBM/industrial to
poppy electro and some more ambient pieces. I like the whole thing a lot
and I think it works particularly well listened to straight through, so
check that one out if you're interested in both electro and new
The second release highlight is the 2x12" EP Just Get On Down by
Intelligent Concept, released in 1998 on Germany's Over-X-Posure
records. I love this record and have played it at the arcade for years,
all four tracks on it are great. The tough 303-driven Bass Mechanic
is the pick for this mix, the last track on the EP. I've been meaning
to write an article about Just Get On Down; maybe I'll get to that soon.