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Movement Through Thought on starts in 30 minutes. My show is live every Friday from 06:00 to 07:00 UTC (that's Thursday 10 PM pacific time).

I'm too tired to do anything serious, so I've lined up some slow ambient and dub techno. I'll be featuring tracks by Dimomib, Galcid, Monolake, PFL, and Seal Bient.

Listen at anonradio.net/ .



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Megaphysics and I are playing music down at Ground Kontrol Arcade for their free play party tonight. Logical Aggression @ GK, 9:00 PM until close, 21 and over, $7 cover.

I'll be on at 9:00 PM, playing a selection of recent (2010s) electro and some '90s Detroit tunes later on. Megaphysics will take the back half, starting at 11:30 PM. I'm looking forward to hearing the new Whities releases he's picked up this month.

groundkontrol.com/event/tronix





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Movement Through Thought on starts in 30 minutes. The show airs every Friday from 06:00 to 07:00 UTC (that's currently Thurs. 10 PM pacific time).

~120 BPM electro. A few acid-y tracks. I'll be featuring the artists スムー, Adam Jay (from his new album), Microlith, Scape One (also from his new album), and Technova.

Listen at anonradio.net/ .


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The pitch change of a 45 RPM record being played at 33 RPM is -25.92% (according to the Audacity change speed plugin). That seems to be just past -5 semitones.

In case you wanted to, you know, use a DAW (like Renoise) to recreate that effect.


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Finished Madeline Ashby's first novel vN yesterday. I picked it up after reading (and enjoying) her book Company Town. There's a lot going on in the book, and I'm not sure it all works, but I liked it well enough. It was a fun read, nerdy, also fairly dark. The prologue was particularly cutting.

It has two sequels - iD, and the forthcoming ReV. I'll read those too, when I find them.

The author's books page at her website: madelineashby.com/cv/





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Movement Through Thought on starts in 30 minutes. My show is live every Friday from 06:00 to 07:00 UTC.

Working out some more tonight. I'll be featuring tracks by Ectomorph, Microlith, Psylocity, Scape One, and Umwelt.

Listen at anonradio.net/ .


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I like that previewing albums on Bandcamp is as bad as previewing albums in a record store. (OK, almost as bad).

Bandcamp? You're streaming what sounds like a 128kbps mp3.

Record store? The provided headphones (and often the needle & cartridge) are always worn out.

It's comforting. Familiar.



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More Quake this morning. QPL Stage 2 Week 9 over at twitch.tv/quake . Toxjq and Xron are playing the first game of the day, going into a third map right now.

This is apparently Zoot's last time doing Quake commentary for a while, too. End of an era. I think he started with the LevelupTV crew 8 or 9 years ago...



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I finished reading "Agency", Gibson's new book, this morning. Really enjoyed it.

It feels like the middle book of one of his trilogies. There's at least one major question left unanswered in both "The Peripheral" and "Agency".

It's a 400 page book with 109 chapters, which was noticeable. I wonder when he started doing that... "Pattern Recognition", I think.



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Movement Through Thought on starts in 30 minutes at its regularly scheduled time of Friday 06:00 UTC. (That's 10 PM Thursday pacific time).

~140 BPM fast tonight. I'll be featuring tracks by Adam Jay, Luke Eargoggle, MANASYt, MAS 2008, and Scape One.

Listen at anonradio.net/ .



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I'm very happy that my sleep schedule is aligned in such a way that I slept through the superbowl.

Now I'd like to go back to daylight hours. Waking up at 10 PM is not great. Not very useful.


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I'm doing a little music shopping today. Picked up Adam Jay's "Inoperable Data" and Galcid's "Ambient Works" both on Detroit Underground.

The Adam Jay album is terrific new (nu-nu-nu-)electro, very bright sounding, futuristic stuff. Reminds me a bit of The Advent's electro output.

Galcid's Ambient Works is also good, three chill beatless pieces and one with fast clattering synth percussion. Has some nice sharp-edged sounds.


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I just finished reading the 2015 short story collection "Cyberpunk: Malaysia". 14 near-future scifi stories by Malaysian authors.

I really enjoyed it! I appreciated the variety of stories in the book. It could've been 14 derivative angry-man-in-rainy-neon-city stories, but wasn't.

Zen Cho, the editor, has a webpage for the book: zencho.org/books/cyberpunk-malaysia/