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MTT 196 / How Much To Take, How Much To Give

Posted 2020-11-26. Permalink. Tagged ambient, audio download, disco, dj mix, downtempo, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music.

MTT196 Spectrogram

Relatively mellow beats for this last Thursday of November. Disco, electro, IDM. Floating in space at a tempo of about 110 BPM.

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  1. Danny Scrilla / Mechanical Fruit 00:00
  2. Zwart Licht Kommando / Waiting For You 01:53
  3. DJ R21 / Wired 05:58
  4. Mas 2008 / Fragile 09:10
  5. Kan3da / Romanticist 12:04
  6. XY0815 / The Square Of Any Planet 16:17
  7. Secret Frequency Crew / Neon Bridge 20:01
  8. Dune / Not Blue 24:23
  9. Metamatics / Dope For The Robot 27:27
  10. Jega / The Girl Who Fell To Earth 31:14
  11. The Sentinel & Miss Memory / R=V/I 34:37
  12. Aardvarck / Nozum (Attica Blues RMX) 37:40
  13. Ben Businovski / Song For A Cybernetic Amazon 42:33
  14. Phase For Stereo / Kensington Runestone (Cache Hauptland Remix) 45:11
  15. Raiders Of The Lost Arp / Bridge 48:23
  16. The Parallax Corporation / (Searching For A) Cybernetic Lover 51:27
  17. Trisomie 21 / Take The Shock Away 55:37
  18. Legowelt / Warm Technology Cottage 60:14

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.

The Traffic II compilation on Combination Records is a record I turn to whenever I'm out of ideas. The idea it presented to me this time is Aardvarck's Nozum (as remixed by Attica Blues). It appears that Nozum was first released as a single on Delsin records in 2001; that's one I'll have to pick up if I ever see it used.

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).

MTT 192 / One Would Think

Posted 2020-10-29. Permalink. Tagged audio download, dj mix, downtempo, electro, idm, industrial, mixcloud, movement through thought, music.

MTT192 Spectrogram

~90 BPM ambient, electro, IDM, industrial. "Electronic Music", nonspecific. An end-of-October selection.

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  1. Dead TV Society & Zwart Licht Kommando / Nucleosynthesis 00:00
  2. Seele Ohne Ziel / Track 1 (SOZ I) 05:10
  3. Andrea Parker / After Dark 13:35
  4. Scorn / Dreamspace 18:34
  5. Poison Arrow / Casa Show 22:29
  6. The Jaffa Kid / CAAT 26:55
  7. Poperttelli / Ecoline 29:14
  8. Shadowbunny / Lost 32:55
  9. Hadamard / The Moral Core 37:12
  10. Automat / Purification 40:55
  11. Anthony Rother / 65 Millionen Jahre 45:31
  12. Noise Unit / Dry Lungs 48:42
  13. Novamen / Sloom 52:01
  14. Autechre / Lowride 54:29
  15. The Darkvoid Project / Taking Me Apart 58:17

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 in general.

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.

Poison Arrow's Casa Show stands out to me on a second listen, that's a wonderfully menacing song. It has a pretty haunting and intense video too. It's from their If You Don't Love Me (I'll Cut Your Face) EP; I played the title track from that on this program a couple years ago. Coming back to it now I like Casa Show more.

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.

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.

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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 174 / At The Bus Stop

Posted 2020-06-28. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, downtempo, electro, industrial, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT174 Spectrogram

Wandering through some ~90 BPM downtempo, electro, industrial. A few things I've been listening to this month.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Paul Birken / Untitled [HPS12-05 B1] 00:00
  2. Palm Skin Production / Slipper Suite 05:12
  3. RPM / 2000 08:08
  4. Dogon vs. Wee DJs / The Thing On The Doorstep 12:34
  5. Ian o'Brien / Jarrett's Blues 14:22
  6. Neotropic / Beautiful Pool 20:09
  7. KMFDM / M & F 244 (High And Geil) 23:26
  8. Front Line Assembly / Big Money (Remix) 28:34
  9. Coil / The Hills Are Alive 31:38
  10. Automat / Dark Days 35:37
  11. Kitbuilders / Slyder 39:09
  12. Daniel Savio / Make It Personal 41:24
  13. Secret Frequency Crew / Deep Blue 44:12
  14. Shadowbunny / Lost 48:10
  15. Nitzer Ebb / Come Alive. 52:46
  16. UR / 4 Down 58:23

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.

Headz (A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams) is the second thing I forgot. That's the title of the famous Mo Wax compilation that both tracks 2 and 3 come from. In my defense I didn't have the artwork in front of me.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.