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MTT 186 / Breathe Life

Posted 2020-09-20. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, audio download, dj mix, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT186 Spectrogram

An electro, IDM, and ambient grab-bag, all at around 120. New(ish) tracks from Pearson Sound and Scape One plus some old favorites.

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This post wast updated on 2020/10/06.

  1. Mrs Jynx / Dinner Dance 00:00
  2. Space Dimension Controller / VCOcation 04:24
  3. Shadowbunny / Feathers 06:20
  4. Dark Vektor / Cyan 09:51
  5. Scape One / Hyperbolix 14:07
  6. Lego Feet / Untitled [Part 2 Track 5] 17:20
  7. Amorphous Androgynous / Fat Cat 21:47
  8. Kaiowa / Aliensex 25:22
  9. Midnight Star / Midas Touch (Hell Interface Remix) 28:29
  10. Ivna Ji / Laax 32:59
  11. Voigt Kampff / Question 36:22
  12. DMX Krew / The Storm King 39:35
  13. Pearson Sound / Everything Is Inside Out 43:04
  14. Dagobert / Bionic Two 47:20
  15. Azure Taint / Bergluft 50:08
  16. SMX / Sleep 53:19
  17. Jega / Inertia 57:17

Scape One's Hyperbolix is (relatively) new, released in February on the album Cosmic Trax through Mr. Baggaley's bandcamp. I played the first track off it a couple months ago, one of the Jive Rhythm Trax tributes. Hyperbolix is more moody than those tributes, more in line with what the album sounds like as a whole.

The other new song this week is Pearson Sound's Everything Is Inside Out from his Alien Mode EP. I played the A side of this two weeks ago and am really glad to get to this track (B2) now. It's a genre-bending piece, as much techno or breaks or IDM as it is anything else. The kicks are arranged in the same pattern as the second half of the Numbers rhythm, there's no snare or strong accent on 2, I dunno, it's weird. And weird in this case is good.

There's lots more to recommend here: Shadowbunny is awesome, Ivna Ji's Laax EP is one of my favorite EPs of the last couple of years, even an old semi-forgotten tracker mod in Aliensex by Kaiowa. But I feel like moving on. I'll be back next week with something slower, as usual.


MTT 185 / Like Shadows

Posted 2020-09-12. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT185 Spectrogram

Electro, IDM, and one odd breaks track, all at around 128. A little cryptic, distant, faded.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix. This mix is also available at mixcloud.

This post was updated on 2020/10/06.

  1. Obergman / Synchronicity 00:00
  2. Holger Flinsch / Abak 01:35
  3. Metamatics / Liquid Gel 04:00
  4. Creta Kano / Skyway Motel 07:48
  5. Legowelt / Shadows In The Street Life 11:37
  6. Transparent Sound / What Goes On? 16:18
  7. VC-118A / Protocol 20:48
  8. Low Orbit Satellite / Hostile Manoeuvres 23:07
  9. Lok44 / Flaix 28:07
  10. Anthony Rother / Medium 31:22
  11. Electroberlin / The End 37:07
  12. Silicon Scally / Coast To Coast 39:22
  13. Jon Convex / Radar 44:37
  14. Rude 66 / Overkill (Vocoder Mix) 48:46
  15. Identity Unknown / Wasp 47 52:25
  16. Plastikman / Mind In Rewind 55:27

The marquee track of this selection is without a doubt Legowelt's Shadows In The Street Life from his album Pancakes With Mist. I've been waiting to play it for a month or more now. An electro anthem, the kind I find only every few years. Mixes well with Skyway Motel, too, which is pretty cool.

Another thing to mention is that Rude 66's classic Overkill is playing at -6% in this mix. On second listen it sounds a bit off, a bit wrong, though to some extent that was my intention. Maybe it would have been better a little slower. Check the link above to hear Overkill at its original speed if you're unfamiliar with it.

I'm happy with this. We've been having a, ah, weather event where I am in Oregon and the music choices this hour reflect that. The performance could be better, there are some annoying unfinished edges in the mix, but I'm always going to say that. Oh, and my little vocal intro wasn't archived correctly, but that's OK.

I'll be back next week with something slower.


MTT 184 / Not Lost

Posted 2020-09-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, uk garage.

MTT184 Spectrogram

Breaks, electro, IDM, and a little future garage, all at a bit less than half the tempo of last week's show. This hour features new(ish) music by Andy Garvey, Client_03, and Pearson Sound.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/12.

  1. Reedale Rise / 4th State 00:00
  2. Sepehr / Thinking Of You 03:53
  3. Silicon Scally / Triggered 08:14
  4. Aloka / Convex 13:14
  5. Client_03 / Personality Converter 16:33
  6. Andy Garvey / Mind Games 20:06
  7. Chris Randall / Stylus 22:35
  8. Azaleh / Revenant 25:39
  9. Sorrow / Up & Down 28:22
  10. Hajimari / Overnight 31:04
  11. Rings Around Saturn / Perfect Crime 33:53
  12. RAC / Instinct 37:39
  13. Ed Chamberlain / Somefind 41:39
  14. Pearson Sound / Alien Mode 45:25
  15. Low Orbit Satellite / Objects In Space 50:28
  16. Bola / Vespers 58:02

The first release I'd like to highlight in this is Pearson Sound's Alien Mode EP, released a couple of months ago on the great Hessle Audio. I like the title track Alien Mode a lot, a breaks workout with some fun vocal distortion (timestretching?). It shows up here near the end of the hour. There's a very good tune on the B-side of the EP too which I'll probably play in a few weeks.

Immediately after Alien Mode is Low Orbit Satellite's Objects In Space from their album Objects In Space. I spent an afternoon about six months ago going through the releases on Low Orbit Satellite's bandcamp, and I think Objects In Space is my favorite. It's four strong trancey electro tracks and one ambient dub techno track, very much my thing.

Tracks 7 through 10 form a little future garage segment. I don't know much about the style and only have a few tracks (most of it sounds like Burial's Untrue to me) but I enjoy it and it's fun to play every now and then. Mixing future garage is a challenge, one I haven't practiced much, so that segment is maybe a little rocky.

That's all the commentary for #184 I have in me. I'll be back next week with something slower, returning to my usual trend of reducing tempo through the month.


Notebook 4

Posted 2020-08-31. Permalink. Tagged meta, music, photo.

Notebook 4 full and ready for storage. Show notes for MTT and Logical Aggression plus some personal notes covering 2018/06 thru 2020/08.

Photo of a closed composition notebook with an orange cover Photo of the inside of the same notebook

MTT 183 / Face To Face

Posted 2020-08-30. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, dub, dubstep, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT183 Spectrogram

Dub, dubstep, and other 70 BPM business. Features new tracks by Danny Daze, Luka Prinčič, and Kaiju, plus a bunch of classics.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix. This mix is also available at mixcloud.

This post wast updated on 2020/10/12.

  1. Grenier / Diffraction 00:00
  2. Peverelist / Roll With The Punches 02:41
  3. 2562 / Channel One 06:21
  4. RSD / Green Hill 09:19
  5. Mad Professor / Kunte 96 12:44
  6. Kaiju / Justice 15:51
  7. Orson / 808 Dub 20:00
  8. Objekt / Tinderbox 23:24
  9. Danny Daze / Twisted 26:35
  10. Dayzero / Down By Law 30:18
  11. Gramz / Dip Dip Potato Chip 33:31
  12. Luka Prinčič / Polyental 36:29
  13. Skream / Gritty 43:08
  14. V.I.V.E.K. / Against The Tide 46:07
  15. Loefah / System 49:33
  16. Distance / Night Vision 53:09
  17. Kaiju / Fear No One 57:46

Most of the selections this hour come from four labels: Deep Medi Musik (tracks 6, 13, and 17), Punch Drunk (tracks 2 and 4), Sentry (tracks 10 and 11), and Tectonic (tracks 3, 14, and 15). Classic dubstep labels, with Sentry being the newcomers here. All four have their releases available on bandcamp, and are absolutely worth checking out.

There are two new releases I'd like to highlight today, the first being Danny Daze's Protocol 305 on Schematic, which just came out earlier this month. I'm playing Twisted at -6% in this mix, which drops it roughly a semitone, puts it right around 70 BPM, and makes it sound dope as hell. A little Miami flavor in an otherwise mostly UK set.

Luka Prinčič's Transport Layer Security EP is the second release I'd like to call attention to. Both the title track and the more dramatic Polyental incorporate polyrhythms and changes in tempo to a welcome and interesting effect. Reminds me a bit of '90s Black Dog. Very good tunes, and available name-your-price over at Luka Prinčič's bandcamp.

Last shout out is to Seattle's DJ Struggle whose 2007 Struggle Dubs 5 mix is where I get the transition from Roll With The Punches to Channel One, and a large part of where my taste in dubstep comes from in general. (That and Monkeytek & Ryan Organ's old club night Various).

And that's another August bass month done. I'll be back next week with something fast again, new and old electro at ~135, the usual.


MTT 182 / Foot Program

Posted 2020-08-24. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT182 Spectrogram

Bass month continues. Electro and Detroit technobass at 140. Features new tracks by Client_03, Cyan85, Grammar Of Movement, Sepehr, and Turk Turkelton. (Well, new tracks by my standards).

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix. This mix is also available at mixcloud.

This post wast updated on 2020/10/12.

  1. Insync vs. Mysteron² / Human Loop 00:00
  2. Cyan85 / Drama Bass 04:03
  3. Autobot-1000 vs. DJ Di'jital / Bass Programmer 06:21
  4. D.I.E. / Detroit Technobass 11:37
  5. EDMX / Do You Wanna? (Instrumental) 14:24
  6. Grammar Of Movement / Plastic Games 16:56
  7. Audiotech / Techno City '95 20:09
  8. Drop Man / Basstronic 23:23
  9. UR / Subsonic Shadow 25:41
  10. The Dexorcist / Connect One 29:36
  11. Keith Tucker / Oscillator (Bonus Beats) 34:11
  12. Digitek / Nymphomaniac 37:23
  13. Aux 88 / Alien Life Form 41:30
  14. Turk Turkelton / Bass Freak 44:15
  15. Client_03 / Thought Disposal 47:27
  16. Exzakt / Transfusion (Dexorcist Remix) 51:07
  17. Sepehr / Cybernetic 55:55

The first release I'd like to highlight is Autobot-1000 & DJ Di'jital's Bass Programmer EP, first released on Twilight 76 in 2002, and available now from Di'jital's bandcamp page. I picked this up recently and it's terrific. Bass Programmer is a legit technobass anthem; the original mix, played here, is smooth, where Di'jital's mix is rougher and tougher. The other two tracks both sound Kraftwerk-y to me, and are very strong. (Atomic belongs on Radioactivity, Input/Output belongs on Computer World). This is a really great EP, so go check it out.

My second highlight this week is Habibi Bass by Cyan85 & Turk Turkelton on Lunar Orbiter Program, released at the end of 2019. Tracks 2 Drama Bass and 14 Bass Freak in this mix are both off Habibi Bass. It's another strong four-tracker, highly recommended. (I particularly like N.I.T.N.T. by Turk Turkelton).

All of these tracks are good, of course, but I've delayed writing this long enough and feel the need to stop here. I'll be back next week at the same time and place with ~70 BPM bass music, mostly dubstep. It feels right to halve the tempo to close out the month.