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MTT 187 / I Came Here To Tell You

Posted 2020-09-26. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, audio download, dj mix, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT187 Spectrogram

I needed to do something different, so: an hour of ambient music. Sad, sleepy, and distant. I don't know much about ambient, and it's maybe a little awkward or careless to mix it like this, but I hope it's enjoyable nonetheless.

Due to technical difficulties this installment of Movement Through Thought did not broadcast or archive correctly at aNONradio. As such, the mix had to be re-recorded: right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download, or check it out at mixcloud.

This post was updated on 2020/10/06.

  1. Galcid / Retro Grade 00:00
  2. Access To Arasaka / Tonight 05:01
  3. Access To Arasaka / Navi 07:47
  4. FUSE / Nitedrive 10:51
  5. Stringtronics / Dawn Mists 13:55
  6. Neotropic / Odity Round-A-Heights 17:21
  7. Danny Scrilla / Pathway 20:00
  8. Robert Rich & B. Lustmord / Elemental Trigger 22:55
  9. AS1 / Mood Sequence 00.013 28:55
  10. J. Wiltshire / In The Position 31:01
  11. Sangam / Subdioecy 33:22
  12. The War Against The Sun / Protosphere 36:57
  13. Jeff Mills / Replicant 39:30
  14. Newworldaquarium / Curse Of The Bloody Puppets 40:52
  15. Darkpyramid / Floating Shrine 42:40
  16. Xela / Recitation 46:31
  17. Pete Namlook / Music For Urban Meditation Part III 58:00
  18. NNYNYX / Serial Experiments 59:41

There are a few releases I'd like to highlight this week, starting with the classic Stalker by Robert Rich and Brian Lustmord. I suspect this is a very well known album and I'm just out of the loop, but it's worth repeating that it's terrific. The tracklist link above takes you to the album's entry at the Hearts Of Space website which will in turn take you to amazon if you want to purchase it.

The second is J. Wiltshire's album Resa on Musar Recordings, who were kind enough to send me a promo copy of the album. (Thank you). The sixth track In The Position plays here as track 10. It's a hazy album, sometimes warm and playful, sometimes more distant. I like it. And it gave this installment of MTT its name, though I misremembered the exact words.

My last highlight is Xela's album Exorcism, nearly a third of which plays at the end of this mix. I think I heard about Exorcism through Warren Ellis's old blog back in 2012, I downloaded it and loved it immediately. The sendspace link in the original blogpost for the album is down, and so is the soundcloud upload. Fortunately a user named Strelok has uploaded the whole thing to youtube: track 1 Charm, track 2 Recitation, track 3 Potion. This is one I often return to, so give it a listen if you haven't heard it before.

This is my last broadcast on aNONradio, the last new episode of Movement Through Thought to be transmitted there. I won't go into detail why - I don't care for drama, and it's really not worth the time. I'd rather not distract from the music. The music is more important.

I'd like to get back on the radio somewhere, but that will take time I think. For now I will keep up the practice by uploading shows to mixcloud, starting next week. Something for the beginning of October.

187 is a scary number.


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.

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 2020/10/06.

  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.


Eggfooyoung / Breakdance And Motivate EP

Posted 2020-08-24. Permalink. Tagged 2000s, ambient, collection, electro, music, photo, vinyl.

Photo of TB008 sleeve front Photo of TB008 side A Photo of TB008 sleeve back Photo of TB008 side B

The Breakdance And Motivate EP by Eggfooyoung. Released by Touchin' Bass in March of 2004. Vinyl, 12". Flac, 16bit/44.1khz, ~141M. Tracklist from the side B label, durations and file size from my stored recordings of the vinyl.

No.Artist / Title BPMDur.
A1.Eggfooyoung / B-Boys Take Control 13004:49
A2.Eggfooyoung / Electric Motivators 12805:00
A3.Eggfooyoung / Bad Dream 00002:12
B1.Eggfooyoung / Pop And Lock 13305:15
B2.Eggfooyoung / Bass Bin 11505:03
B3.Eggfooyoung / Lake Oceola 00001:29
B4.Eggfooyoung / First Time To The Beach 00001:57

This is one of my favorite records. I have a hard time thinking of an electro EP of the 2000s that I like more. I got into the style around the turn of the millennium by digging through used bins; this was one of the first new records I picked up that I really connected with.

I don't have too much to say about the three ambient pieces here. The crunchy, menacing, noisy Lake Oceola is my favorite. They're a nice addition to the EP.

The beat-driven tracks are where the action is. All four are carried by a combination of bass, snappy drums, and sound FX (zaps, wind chimes, scratching, distant vocals, other playful bits). There's a noticeable lack of obvious melody or chord progression in the first three. The fourth, Bass Bin, has a nice synth pad that smooths it out. I end up mostly paying attention to the drum program, to the changes in beat and texture. It's a similar listening experience to a particularly spare electro instrumental mix, the kind you'd find on the B-side of a 12" single. Music for boomboxes, for dancing with brooms.

Eggfooyoung is Adrian Michna, founder of the Secret Frequency Crew and later a solo artist on Ghostly International. (Magic Monday, his first LP on Ghostly, is also very good). His current project is a collaboration with Eliot Lipp called Minutes Unlimited (which I heard about just now while looking up links, seems cool to me).

The Breakdance And Motivate EP is available as a digital download over at Touchin' Bass's bandcamp page, so go check it out. Like the State Logik & Jacob record I wrote about last month this EP was in my bag for most summer shows at Ground Kontrol, making it another arcade classic.


MTT 179 / Dance Around The Center

Posted 2020-07-31. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, audio download, dj mix, downtempo, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT179 Spectrogram

100 BPM grab bag. Beats and pieces. A new track from Legowelt and mishmash of stuff I've been listening to this month.

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 2020/10/13.

  1. The War Against The Sun / Anti Photon Battery 00:00
  2. Legowelt / Under A Golden Dome 04:49
  3. Aphex Twin / Ageispolis 08:27
  4. The Darkvoid Project / 1986 11:18
  5. Ian o'Brien / Homeless 15:26
  6. Bryan Zentz / Krooks & Snakes 19:56
  7. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Twofoldness 22:30
  8. Prodamkey / Purple Beat 25:21
  9. User48736353001 / 20 Pink Floyd 28:41
  10. Electric Sheep / You Never Know (Live) 31:22
  11. The Aesthetics / Slam 34:23
  12. Secret Frequency Crew / Gold 36:12
  13. Chris Randall / Mitte (Baseck Remix) 39:45
  14. Being / Gonk 42:27
  15. DJ Food / Dark Lady (Skint Mix) 46:00
  16. Mike Ash / Our Universe 49:11
  17. Neuroactive / Vapour (Inflammable Mix) 52:56
  18. Duran Duran / Save A Prayer (Anodyne Remix) 55:58
  19. Portland / The Return Of Richard Belmont 58:40

I featured Legowelt near the beginning of the show again this week, with a track from his new album Pancakes With Mist. The release of Pancakes somehow slipped by me, or I'd have played Shadows In The Street Life weeks ago. It's very good (I like it anyway) and currently listed as name-your-price, so go check it out.

The Duran Duran remix at the end of this hour is of course from MASK 500. The copy I have, the copy that's played here, is the 2009 bootleg. I've both played and written about it before, and I'm sure I will again. Might be worth writing up a post dedicated to it.

I didn't leave myself enough time to read the tracklist out loud at the end of this show, unfortunately. Sorry to the folks who got left out. I don't have too much more to say about this one; it was fine. The last 20 minutes are particularly good, I think.

Thanks to everybody out there listening. I'll be back next week to continue my tradition of playing bass music in August, so prepare yourself for at least two weeks of Miami Bass.


MTT 170 / Tranquil Passage

Posted 2020-05-31. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, audio download, dj mix, downtempo, dub techno, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT170 Spectrogram

90 BPM beats and pieces for the end of May. A few long songs, a few short ones.

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 2020/10/16.

  1. Tiger / AW 1 00:00
  2. F.O.T.N. / The Dwelling Of The Day 02:51
  3. FUSE / New Day 06:50
  4. DJ Shadow / Lost & Found (S.F.L.) 09:40
  5. Luke Vibert / Space Race 13:59
  6. Low Orbit Satellite / High Performance Jets 19:52
  7. Bjorn Rohde / Drop Into Space 25:45
  8. Hong Kong Express / Dreaming 27:39
  9. Salmz / Nibiru Kids 32:11
  10. The Aesthetics / Abstract Living 36:21
  11. Legowelt / Your Life Goals Are Slowly Slipping Away 37:44
  12. Michna / Levitation 40:05
  13. Higher Intelligence Agency / Skank 44:08
  14. Telescope ft. Noelle Poeller / Nobile 48:18
  15. The Crystal Method / High Roller 52:09
  16. Bola / Zephyr (Pentagon) 56:55

I picked up Low Orbit Satellite's two track Shuttle Dubs release last week and it's been on rotation here since. High Performance Jets, included in this mix, is the longer of the two tracks, and is a cool mixture of space-y dub techno and chunky beats. I really like the combination of elements and variety of tempos that Low Orbit Satellite works with.

Another album I'd like to promote this week is Legowelt's recent Tips For Life. It's represented in this mix through track #11 Your Life Goals Are Slowly Slipping Away, which will probably sound familiar to everybody who caught Legowelt's set for the 2020 IFM Festival over the weekend. Tips For Life is significant to me because it includes Arcade Breeze (Living In The Rain), from Legowelt's first Memphis Rap Mix. I've wanted a copy of that track for a long time, and as a DJ who primarily plays at an arcade in Oregon, the name couldn't be more fitting. Tips is listed as name-your-price, so be sure to check it out.

Other than that, this is a tying-up-loose-ends episode. I've wanted to play both Skank by Higher Intelligence Agency and High Roller by The Crystal Method for years, and this felt like the right moment. I'll be back next week Friday 06:00 UTC on aNONradio to continue my monthly routine with another fast show. (Probably ~135 BPM again).


MTT 166 / Relative Distance

Posted 2020-05-01. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, downtempo, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT166 Spectrogram

A 110 BPM grab bag episode this time. I wanted to play Dave Angel's Latin Lover and How I Missed You by Clatterbox and worked backward from there.

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 2020/10/16.

  1. Mrs Jynx / Diving Loop 00:00
  2. The Pad Foundation / The Last Stand 03:03
  3. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Leibniz' Vierspeziesrechenmaschine 06:11
  4. Clatterbox / How I Missed You [It Catches My Heart In It's Hands] 09:52
  5. Darkhalo / Manga Starlight 14:11
  6. Jean-Paul Bondy ft. Carl Finlow / Cold Reformer 17:38
  7. Axiom 23 / Higher Communication (Hyper Script) 21:08
  8. Bola / Sirasancerre 25:12
  9. Boards Of Canada / Pete Standing Alone 26:57
  10. Lawb / Sdhkvjeesus 31:34
  11. Clatterbox / Hard Cell [Long Distance Voice Mail] 33:35
  12. Drox / Aquanerve 37:04
  13. Skatebård / Celluloid Mirage 40:18
  14. Fluke / Mosh 43:13
  15. Enertia-sound / Lutron 48:36
  16. Dave Angel / Latin Lover 51:21
  17. FSOL / Hot Knives 55:40
  18. Legowelt / Cherri Meets The Professor 58:10

Track #16 Latin Lover by Dave Angel is from the first 2004 Ghost In The Shell tribute album. I said my piece about those two tribute albums in the show notes to MTT158, so go check that out. Latin Lover is the one slow track on that first tribute album, and is excellent, worth dropping out of Lutron for.

Project Unison by Metamatics and Clatterbox features twice in this hour, as track #4 How I Missed You and #11 Hard Cell. Project Unison was released twice, first on Neo Ouija and then on Hydrogen Dukebox. The two releases have the same content although the tracklists appear different. I own the Neo Ouija neo02lp version of the album, so I've used those titles above. The hyperlinks lead to Hydrogen Dukebox's bandcamp however, so I've included the Dukebox titles in brackets. Anyway, that's a very pretty IDM album, probably my favorite work by both Clatterbox and Metamatics.

This is the second week in a row Carl Finlow's vocals have appeared. Last week it was Out Of Time from Electrilogy+, this week it's Jean-Paul Bondy's great Cold Reformer. Bondy is better known to me as Volum and one half of Volsoc. Cold Reformer is on a fun, varied album called The Path Of Most Resistors from 2006. I've been quietly playing tracks off it over the last few years; it's worth a listen and is available at junodownload.

And that's all the commentary I have in me today. I'll be back with some electro next time, I think.