Dope For The Robot is played here from the original Ep.02
on Clear records. I've linked to a re-release compilation album that
contains the song in the tracklist above. Metamatics are on my mind
because they just put out a new album of old 96-98 material called
Vogue Casio 96 over on their bandcamp. I've listened through
Vogue Casio once and it seems very good, so I'll probably be playing
some cuts from it on this program over the next few months.
Trisomie 21's Take The Shock Away is from their 1989 LP
Plays The Pictures. It's been a favorite of mine for a long
time, a song I like to end sets with. The whole LP is full of short
odd ambient sketches, with Take The Shock Away being the one outlier.
I've played it a lot down at Ground Kontrol Arcade in Portland over
the years, and I'm happy to see that Trisomie 21 have a digital version
for sale on their website.
That's November done. This show was produced, and these show notes were
written, in a slightly bigger hurry than normal. I hope nobody minds
too much. I'll be back next week with something faster, as is my habit.
(And be on the lookout for the annual tracker mod mix coming in three
or four weeks).
Three more tracks from Brokntoys: #6 CAAT by The Jaffa Kid,
#7 Ecoline by Poperttelli, and #10 Purification by Automat.
Automat's The Invisible is particularly good, but really
everything on Brokntoys is terrific. I lean on their catalog every
October for this mix series, for shows at Ground Kontrol, for listening
Three from Noxgenus: #1 Nucleosynthesis by Dead TV Society
& Zwart Licht Kommando, #2 Track 1 (SOZ I) by Seele Ohne Ziel, and
#15 Taking Me Apart by The Darkvoid Project. While looking up
download/purchase links for tracks this week I found that Noxgenus have
moved their catalog over to bandcamp.
They now have a gigantic compilation of all their works available
at a very reasonable price; if you can handle a ~350 track download
then that seems like a good way to get into the label.
I love all these tracks though, of course. I hope nobody minds the
somewhat loose mix between track 2 and 3, that one got away from me
a little bit. Anyway, I'll be back with another upload next week on
Thursday, as usual. It feels like a good time to do another ~133
space electro set.
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
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.
So, the first thing I forgot in my vocal intro was the title of
Paul Birken's Waite Park EP, AKA HiPass Music HPS12-05,
where the first track of this mix comes from.
Birken has a bunch of old releases up at his bandcamp currently listed
at name-your-price; if you're looking for midwest acid, techno, and the
occasional chunky beat then I recommend you head over there and
flip through his catalog.
Come Alive by Nitzer Ebb doesn't really fit here, but I wanted
to hear it, so it takes a prime slot at the end of this hour. It's
the one track on the As Is EP I really like, and the pressing sounds
good, 12" at 45 RPM.
I'll do something quick again next week, probably electro hovering
around 135. I've got some new tunes to play, so check back if you're
interested in that.
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).
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
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
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.