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MTT 248 / Who's To Say

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: ambient, audio download, dj mix, downtempo, dub, dub techno, dubstep, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, techno, vaporwave. Fediverse thread.

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Slow dubby stuff to end this November. Techno, downtempo, ambient, a little proper dub, all at roughly half the tempo of last week's show. Three relatively new tracks from Modern Hypnosis and one from Scale Limited feature here, plus a bunch of old favorites.

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MTT 247 / Outside Lines

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: audio download, dj mix, electro, house, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, techno. Fediverse thread.

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Electro and techno, some smooth, some sharp. A few new tracks to start and some old favorites to close. Features long tunes by Dark Vektor, Gliese, Scape One, and Suburban Knight.

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MTT 246 / In Transit

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: ambient, audio download, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, techno. Fediverse thread.

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Techno and electro, mostly old, some familiar selections. A relaxed ~130. This mix features a few long-playing tracks by Carl Finlow, Pollon, and Reedale Rise.

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Otherside Picnic (episode 1)

Otherside Picnic. TV anime from the winter 2021 season, an adaptation of a yuri sci-fi light novel series inspired by Roadside Picnic. It's a unique mixture. The show is uneven but overall I've enjoyed the few episodes I've seen. I'll have to look for the novels.

Posting because I spotted a familiar logo in the first episode (see attached image) and to motivate myself to finish the show.

Otherside Picnic at Funimation's website Aphex Twin's website at warp.net

MTT 245 / Just As Real

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, uk garage. Fediverse thread.

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Breaks and electro with a short deviation into future garage. 130 rising to 140; not cold yet. This mix features new-ish tracks by Anz, Drexell, dvidevat, NTHR1, and Temple Sniper.

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MTT 244 / Pictures Of The Gill-man

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: ambient, audio download, dj mix, downtempo, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music. Fediverse thread.

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A grab bag of slow tracks, brooding and dark. This mix features five or six new-ish tracks from Brokntoys as well as a track from ΠΕΡΑ ΣΤΑ ΟΡΗ's recent IMMI EP and another one from the new Alignment comp on Patterned Media. Good tracks, unfocused set.

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MTT 243 / Connections Between

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: audio download, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, techno. Fediverse thread.

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Spooky electro again featuring a number of new tracks from Brokntoys and a bunch of old favorites (Alex Nôrinh, Dr. Lovelock, and Shadowbunny among them). 115-120, an easy tempo.

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The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley. 2019, Saga Press. Hardcover, 356 pages. ISBN 9-781481-447966.

Military science fiction of the anti-war "war is hell" variety. Dietz enlists with Tene-Silvia corporate infantry to fight human colonists on Mars after their family goes missing in an attack on São Paulo. The military transports people over long distances by breaking them down into light; Dietz's combat drops do not go as expected.

There are clear references to Starship Troopers (both the book and I think Verhoeven's movie) and Haldeman's Forever War here. I didn't mind that, the references and any borrowed structure helped to ground the book while other aspects went completely sideways.

Dietz and the reader experience the war out of order and have to puzzle out what's really going on. It's confusing, but purposefully so, and never for too long. It's a pretty gnarly book, gory and mean. I found it to be a propulsive, blunt, and pretty direct read. Liked it quite a bit. Particularly liked the ending. I look forward to reading it again to see how it works with prior knowledge of the plot.


MTT 242 / Can't Know The Future

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: acid, audio download, dj mix, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, techno. Fediverse thread.

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More dark (ish) electro and techno, this time at a comfortable (and later aggressive) 130. Most of these are old tracks, with the exception of one from March of this year on Brokntoys.

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MTT 241 / Lost Boundaries

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, techno. Fediverse thread.

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Melancholy (perhaps even spooky) electro for this first week of October. This mix features four new tracks from Brokntoys and two tracks from the recent Alignment compilation on Patterned Media. Plus, you know, a bunch of old favorites.

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