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Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / October 2019

Posted 2019-10-31. Permalink. Tagged disco, downtempo, electro, ground kontrol, hiphop, logical aggression, music, synthpop.

Another last Wednesday has come and gone, and that means another show at Ground Kontrol Arcade. It was the day before Halloween, so DJ Megaphysics and I dug up some spooky stuff for the evening.

Megaphysics played the first half of the night, presenting a diverse selection of disco, hip-hop, rock, synthpop, and soundtracks. Here's his tracklist:

  1. The Bullock Brothers / Horror Movies ~9:00 PM
  2. The Cramps / Surfin Dead
  3. The Jazz Butcher / The Jazz Butcher Meets Count Dracula
  4. Ilze / Mall People
  5. Patrick Cowley / Teen Planet
  6. Toto Coelo / I Eat Cannibals
  7. Rafaella Carrà / Black Cat
  8. Toto Coelo / Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love) (Extended Dance Version)
  9. Radiorama / Vampires (Swedish Remix)
  10. The Mystery Kindaichi Band / Yatsuhakamura (Eight Village Grave) (八つ墓村)
  11. Tino / Wolfman Is Everywhere Dub
  12. Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave / The Tall Man On Main Street
  13. SSQ / Trash’s Theme
  14. SSQ / Tonight (We’ll Make Love Until We Die)
  15. Beth B & Scott B / Black Box Disco
  16. The Warlord / Black Knight
  17. Patrick Cowley / They Came At Night
  18. Tyree ft. Chic / I Fear The Night (Subterranean Mix)
  19. Sax / Don’t Turn Your Back On Me (Halloween Mix)
  20. Helen / Witch
  21. Dead Or Alive / Something In My House
  22. Oingo Boingo / Dead Man’s Party
  23. Whodini / The Haunted House Of Rock (Extended Version)
  24. Wagon Christ / Memory Towel
  25. Tino / Living Dead Dub
  26. Squadra Blanco / Night Of The Illuminati
  27. Videogame Orchestra / The Fog
  28. Phoebus / Frankenstein
  29. The Doctor / Frankenstein
  30. Street Cleaner / Unsolved Mysteries Theme
  31. Daniel Savio / Nekropolis
  32. Geto Boys / Chuckie
  33. The Reel Master / Childs Play
  34. Simonetti, Pignatelli, Morante (Goblin) / Flashing (Remix)
  35. Book Of Love / Enchantra
  36. Book Of Love / Witchcraft (Extended Mix)
  37. Severed Heads / Dead Eyes Opened
  38. Zombie Zombie / Halloween
  39. Amper Clap / Haunted House

I took over at 11:30-ish, playing mostly electro. This set ended up being a combination and variation of what I've been doing on the radio over the month. Anyway, here's my tracklist:

  1. Soul Weaver / Parra Attack ~11:35 PM
  2. Cignol / Ask This
  3. Shadowbunny / No Return
  4. Sniper Mode / Bulletproof
  5. Ectomorph / Dada
  6. A.W.E.S.O.M.-O / Road To The Dungeon
  7. Boris Divider / Wireframe Reality
  8. Versalife / Pathogen
  9. Audioelectronic / Final Annihilation
  10. UKV / Ghost
  11. Andrea Parker / The Swamp
  12. I-F / Weightless Approach
  13. Platex / Latex
  14. 240 Interceptor / Untitled [Bunker 3072 B1]
  15. Hadamard / All Life Is Suffering
  16. Shadowbunny / Phi
  17. Jauzas The Shining & G13ck / Ciudades Muertas
  18. Maria Ernst / La Muerte Es Solo El Comienzo
  19. Final Cut / She Destroys (Hilltop Mix)
  20. Section 25 / Looking From A Hilltop (Restructure)
  21. Ectomorph / Crawl Of The Cthulu
  22. Alex Nôrinh / Untitled [Bunker 3066 A1]
  23. Audio Tech / Darkside (Vocal Remix)
  24. Zyntax / New World Order II
  25. Lectromagnetique / She
  26. Luxus Varta / Nixit
  27. Pametex / Slowcrash
  28. Das Muster / Veränderungen
  29. Shemale / Pink Leotard
  30. Photodementia / 1 Yr Later
  31. Anthony Rother / Sex With The Machines
  32. Aether Pilot / Dark Grey Machines
  33. Koova / Sometimes There's Nothing
  34. Visitor / Mechanical Soul
  35. Men 2nd / Würm
  36. Haujobb / Solid State Logic
  37. Andrea Parker / After Dark
  38. Automat / Purification
  39. Hadamard / The Moral Core
  40. Scorn / A Mission
  41. Noise Unit / Dry Lungs
  42. The Darkvoid Project / Taking Me Apart ~1:50 AM

And that's a wrap. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Ground Kontrol for having us. Special shoutout to mnw@sdf for coming by and chatting; wish we could've hung out more. I'll be looking for some recent gabber releases for you.


MTT 139 / Running Out

Posted 2019-10-25. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, ebm, electro, industrial, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT139 Spectrogram

Noisy electro, chunky EBM, new beat, and moody synthpop this week.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.

This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Automat / Danse3 00:00
  2. Mas 2008 / Breakout 01:19
  3. The Wee DJs / 080 04:09
  4. Kill Memory Crash / SP-Fluid 06:03
  5. The Octagon Man / Area-18 09:29
  6. Cyberaktif / The Road Kill 12:01
  7. A Split Second / Colonial Discharge 14:31
  8. Nitzer Ebb / Blood Money 17:36
  9. Clock DVA / Sound Mirror 21:46
  10. Cabaret Voltaire / 24-24 23:47
  11. Twilight Ritual / Closed Circuit 26:38
  12. Unit Black Flight / No Turning Back 30:24
  13. The Soft Moon / Black 32:40
  14. Luke Eargoggle & The Hacker / Body 36:01
  15. Corruption House / Jump (Special Mix) 41:11
  16. Typis Belgis / Aimless 44:54
  17. Gamma Intel / Power Plant Tales 47:27
  18. Exhausted Modern / Absence Of Divine Principle 51:15
  19. The Cure / The Holy Hour (KöSHRiMP Remake) 55:24
  20. Trisomie 21 / La Fête Triste 57:19

This hour features four new (well, new-to-me) tracks from the excellent Brokntoys label. #1 Danse3 by Automat, #14 Body by Luke Eargoggle & The Hacker, #17 Power Plant Tales by Gamma Intel, and #18 Absence Of Divine Principle by Exhausted Modern to be specific. I recommend all of those releases, and the Brokntoys catalog in general.

There are some fun oddities in this mix. Octagon Man's Area-18, on the old Electron Industries label, for example. (Purchased at the old Anthem Records, I believe). Also Twilight Ritual's Closed Circuit, played here from the 2005 Rituals CD release. ("Brussels is a very Kafka city").

No real complaints with this mix. There's a tiny bit of clashing vocals between 24-24 and Closed Circuit, but that's it. I've got no idea what I'll do next week - either more EBM and new beat, or a spooky ambient show. We'll see which way the wind blows.


MTT 138 / Growing Disquiet

Posted 2019-10-18. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dj mix, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT138 Spectrogram

Ambient, electro, synthpop, a tiny bit of EBM. A similar selection to the previous two weeks, but at 120 BPM. No rush.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.

This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. NNYNYX / Multiples Of Nine 00:00
  2. Koova / Conduit 01:00
  3. Dez Williams / Hand On Mouth 05:16
  4. Shadowbunny / Phi 07:55
  5. Jauzas The Shining & G13ck / Ciudades Muertas 11:39
  6. Maria Ernst / La Muerte Es Solo El Comienzo 14:19
  7. Final Cut / She Destroys (Hilltop Mix) 17:53
  8. Section 25 / Looking From A Hilltop (Restructure) 20:10
  9. 240 Interceptor / Untitled [Bunker 3072 B3] 23:52
  10. Anthony Rother / Maschinenwelt 26:03
  11. Ectomorph / Crawl Of The Cthulu 28:14
  12. Alex Nôrinh / Untitled [Bunker 3066 A1] 30:46
  13. Audio Tech / Darkside (Vocal Remix) 35:41
  14. Zyntax / New World Order II 38:55
  15. Lectromagnetique / She 41:23
  16. Shadowbunny / Blackened Dream 44:28
  17. Black Spider Clan / Broken Mirror 47:58
  18. I-F / The Search 51:03
  19. Squadra Blanco / Berg Hotel 56:13
  20. Dr. Lovelock / Protobiont 57:49

I-F's The Search, Alex Nôrinh's Untitled from Bunker 3066, Maria Ernst's La Muerte Es Solo El Comienzo, and the two Shadowbunny tracks are my favorites from this list. NNYNYX's Worldspawn also deserves a mention - it's a creepy ambient album that reminds me a bit of Reznor's soundtrack to Quake. (Though that might be due to the tracknames).

Not too much more to say about this one. Tracks 3, 11, and 13 play at -6% and may sound a bit off. Levels, arrangement, my usual complaints. Check back next week for something slower; chunky EBM, maybe.


MTT 137 / Certain Parties

Posted 2019-10-11. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT137 Spectrogram

An hour of ~130 BPM slightly spooky electro. A bunch of favorites, new and old.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.

This post was updated on 2020/10/07.

  1. Dmitry Distant / Luxure (Live Version) 00:00
  2. Cignol / Ask This 02:35
  3. Shadowbunny / No Return 06:47
  4. Sniper Mode / Bulletproof 10:14
  5. Aloka / Concave 13:56
  6. Ekman / Frequency Is Matter 18:22
  7. Boris Divider / Wireframe Reality 21:05
  8. Cestrian / Untitled [Bunker 3072 A2] 23:47
  9. The Exaltics / 2905 26:45
  10. Composite Profuse / The Blackfriars Bridge 28:58
  11. Caron / Terra 33:09
  12. Star-Kid / Untitled [Bunker 3072 A1] 37:14
  13. Ectomorph / Stalker 39:50
  14. Exhausted Modern / Attain Ataraxia 41:57
  15. Versalife / Scepsis 45:47
  16. Transparent Sound / Slang City 50:47
  17. Transparent Sound / Watching You 53:01
  18. Linear Systems / Fire In My Heart 56:17

Tracks 2, 9, and 18 all come from the famous Electro Compendium. It's a wonderful snapshot of electro in 2012, and is (and always has been) available free. So if you haven't heard it, go get it at the link above. Thank you Dave Paton, Jean-Paul Bondy, and all contributors to the project.

Ectomorph's Resident Advisor mix from last year introduced me to Versalife's Self-Replication EP. I highly recommend both that mix and that EP. I didn't repeat Ectomorph's transition from Stalker to Scepsis, but I sure did want to.

This is a good one. Strong tracks, no serious mistakes. Spring reverb, scratchy potentiometers, and a lot of line noise.


Renoise 3.2 on FreeBSD

Posted 2019-10-09. Permalink. Tagged freebsd, linux, music, renoise, screenshot.

Renoise 3.2 (Linux x86_64 build) running on FreeBSD 12.0:

Renoise 3.2 running on FreeBSD

The procedure to achieve this is the same that I outlined in this 2017 blog post. This time I was able to get the 64-bit build to work (which is a good thing, because there will be no more 32-bit builds going forward).

To repeat the instructions, in short: enable the FreeBSD linux binary compat feature as per the handbook, install the linux-c7 metaport, find or compile a version of jack1 compatible with CentOS 7 x86_64, install that copy of jack in your /compat/linux directory, edit your $HOME/.jackdrc (see here for an example), then renoise should work with jack sound. I used the jack1 git master version and compiled it myself in a CentOS 7 virtual machine.

It's annoying to do (I spent four hours on this and hit multiple roadblocks), but works perfectly once done. With the same catch as before, no MIDI features are available.

Posting to report that at least one person has gotten this to work. Twice, even.


MTT 136 / Hidden Passenger

Posted 2019-10-04. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, industrial, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT136 Spectrogram

A grab bag of fast electro tunes for the first week of October.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.

This post was updated on 2020/10/07.

  1. MANASYt / Untitled [Bunker 3071 B7] 00:00
  2. Anthony Rother / Freaks 01:02
  3. False Persona / System 05:02
  4. Psylocity / Pump It 08:47
  5. Shadowbunny / Amour Tone 12:58
  6. DMX Krew / Pitch II Pitch 17:09
  7. Ectomorph / Dada 20:51
  8. A.W.E.S.O.M.-O. / Road To The Dungeon 24:01
  9. Silicon / Sonic Wave 27:53
  10. Ra-X / Code Of The Mecanic 30:35
  11. Boris Divider / Digital Mind 33:52
  12. Heuristic Audio / Poetry Of Sound 36:27
  13. Headscan / Dead Silver Sky 41:10
  14. The Ghost That Walks / The Devil's Kiss 45:35
  15. Umwelt / Outlaw World 47:56
  16. Sync 24 / Sense 4 51:56
  17. Elements Of Joy / First Gig 57:57

There's lots of favorites here - Ectomorph's Dada, Freaks by Rother, Pitch II Pitch by DMX Krew, Sense 4 by Sync 24. (I've played those last two before, though over two years ago).

The most recent track featured is System by False Persona. Driving, chunky, relatively simple. I think it sounds great. The B-side of the single is good too, faster, more spacey. Go check it out. (And thanks to False Persona for linking the release on reddit's r/electro, that's where I saw it).

This is an odd, uneven mix. It was fun to play a bunch of noisier tracks at the end, though on second listen it doesn't work as well as I thought. Going that direction meant I got to play Headscan, though, so that's cool.