A ~128 BPM selection for a stressful November week. Electro new and old with one odd ambient piece and one old techno track thrown in.
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- Motorunit / No Entry 00:00
- Sickboy / B Lives Matter 03:48
- EM + STAV / Orbit Groove 07:45
- DJ Life / The Room 11:16
- Transparent Sound / Sound Splash 15:49
- Silicon Scally / Toneworks 19:42
- Unknown Artist / Untitled [XX.3 A1] 24:29
- M_Step / Cold Dust 28:14
- Dimension 5 / Drift 31:59
- EM + STAV / Inner Space 35:20
- Permutation / Evolution 39:18
- Exhausted Modern / Attain Ataraxia 43:35
- Sepehr / Coup D'etat 46:11
- Jacen Solo / Zatoichi 49:54
- Legowelt / Words Are Spoken But Do Not Enlighten 52:37
- Lastrapink / Wavings 57:43
I picked up Sickboy's Lockdown EP this week and knew I had to play something from it. B Lives Matter makes the cut, appearing as track #2 in this mix. (I choose to interpret that track title as "Black Lives Matter" and not some other reading of "B"). I like that EP a lot, and it's new as of last month so check it out if you haven't already. (Just wish I would've played it a little louder).
Another recent purchase and source of inspiration this week is EM + STAV's Afterglow EP. Released in June on InterGraded, it's terrific, all four tracks are good. I let it sit in my bandcamp wishlist way too long. Two tracks from it feature here, #3 Orbit Groove and #10 Inner Space; the remaining two on the EP skew further towards weird techno.
The brief techno diversion at 24:30 is the A-side of XX.3, from the Molecular Recordings XX series. Originally released in 1999, now surprisingly available at the Molecular Recordings bandcamp as-of this year. I picked up XX.3 from 360 Vinyl's techno section around 15 years ago; I never thought I'd see or hear the rest of them. (I suspect the artist behind XX.3 is Inigo Kennedy but of course I don't know for sure).
Sepehr's Coup D'etat is also pretty new, from his album Shaytoon for Dark Entries. That's an LP with a lot of variety (particularly in tempo) but an overall cohesive sound. Love the acid lines on a lot of the tracks. (It also has my favorite album cover art of the year so far).
But yeah, good tunes all. This feels to me like a very November set. I'll be back next week at the same time (Thursday evening pacific timezone) with another upload, something slower, as usual.