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MTT 190 / They Don't Need A Reason

Posted 2020-10-15. Permalink. Tagged audio download, dj mix, electro, idm, industrial, mixcloud, movement through thought, music.

MTT190 Spectrogram

Electro, sometimes smooth, sometimes noisy, leaning into IDM territory near the end. A similar selection to last week's program (I guess I wasn't done with that particular mood yet).

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  1. Dr. Lovelock / Protobiont 00:00
  2. Andrea Parker / Angular Art 02:53
  3. Shadowbunny / Hidden Temple 05:58
  4. Silicon Scally / Default 09:42
  5. Versalife / Raptures Of The Deep 12:06
  6. Zyntax / New World Order III 16:06
  7. Uniflux / Broken Wave Encoder 19:34
  8. Vertical67 / Black Water 22:30
  9. Sigma Algebra / Funaphy 27:18
  10. M_Step / Xylograph 33:02
  11. Trichome / Seraphimzt 37:34
  12. Annechoic / Ba 41:50
  13. Umwelt / Mogul Project 44:54
  14. Datacrashrobot / MMIC 48:46
  15. Ben Milstein / Felonius Crunk 51:30
  16. Haujobb / Solid State Logic 54:42
  17. Noise Unit / Dismembered Quietly 59:08

More Brokntoys (track 8 Black Water by Vertical67 and track 12 Ba by Annechoic), two from Black Montanas (track 1 Protobiont by Dr. Lovelock AKA Hadamard and track 7 Broken Wave Encoder by Uniflux), and two from TRUST (track 5 Raptures Of The Deep by Versalife and track 10 Xylograph by M_Step).

Vertical67's Black Water is from a recent series of self-titled 7"es on Brokntoys, all sort-of experimental, all very cool. I'll be playing more from that series in upcoming sets, so keep an eye (ear?) out.

A couple things about Ben Milstein's Felonius Crunk: one, it's playing at -6% here to fit with the tempo of this mix, and two I wouldn't be surprised if I've misidentified where the downbeat is. It's a difficult track to figure out. I'm a fan of Milstein but I rarely play his music in sets. His work is pretty abstract, dark, noisy. It's worth saying too that he's terrific live, don't miss a chance to see him perform.

Felonius Crunk leads into Solid State Logic by Haujobb from their 1995 album Freeze Frame Reality. Kind of a stretch as a mix, but it's my habit to go out on a big track, and I really wanted to hear it.

And that's that. I'll be back next week with another upload on Thursday evening PDT. I think I'll play a little industrial next, it feels like a good time. (My industrial collection is pretty limited, so don't expect anything too fancy).

MTT 189 / We Bypass Time

Posted 2020-10-08. Permalink. Tagged audio download, dj mix, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music.

MTT189 Spectrogram

Electro all at ~128 BPM, the October mood. Features a few classics (Isolation, Think Like Us) as well as new tracks (Trichome's Thoth Lowrider). And: I finally cleaned the potentiometers in my DJ mixer.

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  1. Jauzas The Shining & G13ck / Proton 00:00
  2. XY0815 / Cleo's Theme 03:30
  3. Solvent / Think Like Us (Think Like Ectomorph Version) 06:01
  4. Shadowbunny / Δ 10:16
  5. Das Muster / Superzeichen 14:19
  6. Rude 66 / Isolation 16:27
  7. Confutatis / Mulct 21:48
  8. Franck Kartell / The NDE Song 24:50
  9. Annechoic / Sheut 27:36
  10. Audioelectronic / Final Annihilation 29:52
  11. Mono Junk / System Night (RMX) 34:08
  12. Ra-X / Anaconda 36:22
  13. Soulweaver / Parra Attack 40:38
  14. Trichome / The Thoth Lowrider 43:38
  15. Andrea Parker / The Swamp 47:34
  16. Señor Frio / Polar 50:35
  17. Versalife / Pathogen 54:52
  18. Jake Mandell / Untitled 27 (Phoenecia Remix) 58:54

Two tracks from Brokntoys this week (track 2 Cleo's Theme by XY0815 and track 9 Sheut by Annechoic), two from Schematic (Thoth Lowrider by Trichome and Untitled 27 (RMX) by Jake Mandell), two from Touchin' Bass (the excellent Parra Attack by Soulweaver and The Swamp by Andrea Parker), and two from Transient Force (Superzeichen by Das Muster and Anaconda by Ra-X). This is a pretty varied selection, I think.

Trichome's 2020 album Cognitive Dissonance deserves a paragraph. It's the most Experimental Liquor Museum thing I've heard in years and it's fantastic. Schematic has been on fire lately and this is my favorite of their recent output. Thoth Lowrider is the selection here, and the whole release is great and worth checking out at the link above.

I had another ending worked out with Loopt by The Wee DJs playing right after Polar by Señor Frio but I very much wanted to hear Versalife's Pathogen. I'll get to Loopt some other day.

There's some missed cues and uneven levels here, as usual, but the perfect is the enemy of the good, as they say. I'll have another mix up and ready to download next week (Thursday evening PDT again).

MTT 188 / You've Got Nothing

Posted 2020-10-03. Permalink. Tagged acid, audio download, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, techno.

MTT188 Spectrogram

Spooky electro for the beginning of October 2020. Fast, ~135, featuring old favorites by Ectomorph, I-F, Psylocity, and Transparent Sound plus some new(ish) tracks by Illektrolab, JGarrett, and Umwelt.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/06.

  1. Electronic Corporation / Night Falls Over Europe 00:00
  2. Collapsicon / Six 03:06
  3. Sync 24 / Sense 3 06:35
  4. Transparent Sound / Ain't No Time 09:27
  5. I-F / Secret Desire 11:21
  6. Dietrich Schoenemann / Untitled [E.C.01 A1] 15:46
  7. Silicon / Sonic Wave 18:40
  8. Psylocity / Echoes In My Head 22:21
  9. Eon / Dark Nature 25:01
  10. Ectomorph / The Haunting 28:22
  11. Microthol / mod_electro_mix4 32:40
  12. Vertical67 / Morphed Reality 34:36
  13. Illektrolab / Paranoid Android 38:23
  14. ADJ / Machines And Souls 41:26
  15. JGarrett / Objectified 44:09
  16. The Pulse Projects / Ice Cold Funk Series_024 47:08
  17. Umwelt / Perception Of Heaven 50:01
  18. The Exaltics / In The End You've Got Nothing 54:50
  19. Caron / Ghost 57:58

Tracks 11, 12, 13, and 19 are all from the consistently excellent label Brokntoys. (That's mod_electro_mix4 by Microthol, Morphed Reality by Vertical67, Paranoid Android by Illektrolab, and Ghost by Caron respectively). I'm a big fan of both the music selection and the art direction over at Brokntoys, and I recommend anybody reading this go check out their catalog (or at least the albums linked above).

I picked up a bunch of releases from Umwelt's label New Flesh a couple days ago in preparation for October. Perception Of Heaven from Umwelt's 2015 When Future And Past Collapse EP is the one track from that haul that made it into this mix, and it's big. The whole EP is big - dark, loud, sometimes punishing stuff. I'll be playing more off New Flesh in the coming weeks, as I work my way to slower tempos.

The last release I'd like to call out is JGarrett's Transgressor EP on Omen Recordings, source of the track Objectified. I'm familiar with JGarrett as Xyn (still got a copy of the Soil 12") and as the head of the Xynthetic Netlabel. Transgressor is a hard EP, dark and/or industrial techno, four-to-the-floor with the exception of Objectified. Seems good to me, although I don't follow those styles closely.

This is a pretty loose mix, I didn't spend as much time planning and practicing it as usual. Had a lot going on this last week. I hope it's still listenable, that the rough spots don't distract from the music too much.

I'll be back next week with another upload to mixcloud on Thursday (hopefully by 11 PM PDT) with show notes to follow a few days later. And now I'm gonna go clean my DJ mixer...

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.

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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.