Electro and a little industrial rising from 110 to 120. A chance to get
crunchy and noisy. This mix features one track with some profanity
(thanks to Skinny Puppy) so consider your surroundings when listening.
Scarletron's Crash Mat comes from their 2006 Coron Data EP
on Touchin' Bass. Coron Data (plus Memory Maps) is a side-long
creepy ambient piece while the two tracks on the reverse are blistering
distorted mean electro tunes. This is the closest I've ever gotten to
the "right time" to play Crash Mat, and so here it is, ready to
I'm pretty happy with this, it's an odd combination of music but seems
to work OK. I wish I could find my copy of Armed Audio Warfare,
it feels to me like this hour is missing some Meat Beat Manifesto.
Anyway, check back next week and I'll have another upload Thursday evening
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?)
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
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).
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.
Both track #11 Dans La Salle Des Machines by The Hacker and track #14
Brotherhood Of Snakes by Johannes Heil are from the 2004 compilation
In Electro We Trust on Datapunk, Anthony Rother's label.
My favorite tracks on the comp are Rother's two contributions, Freaks
and Celebrate The Roots, both of which are available at his bandcamp.
I realize some of these selections may be
in poor taste at this moment, but I'm angry and felt like listening
to angry things. Black Lives Matter. Defund the police, take their
money and spend it on social services. Shoutout and thank you to
everyone protesting police violence in Portland, the USA, and all
over the world.
This is a messy set, but the tracks are good. I really enjoyed playing
EBM and industrial stuff these past few weeks, though my knowledge and
selection is lacking. I think that's something I'll pursue over the next
That's October done. Next week's show will be a return to regular
programming with a set of fast (130-140) electro, so stick around
if you're into that.
This hour features four new (well, new-to-me) tracks from the
excellent Brokntoys label. #1 Danse3 by Automat, #14
Body by Luke Eargoggle & The Hacker, #17 Power Plant Tales
by Gamma Intel, and #18 Absence Of Divine Principle by
Exhausted Modern to be specific. I recommend all of those releases,
and the Brokntoys catalog in general.
There are some fun oddities in this mix. Octagon Man's Area-18,
on the old Electron Industries label, for example. (Purchased at
the old Anthem Records, I believe). Also Twilight Ritual's
Closed Circuit, played here from the 2005 Rituals CD release.
("Brussels is a very Kafka city").
No real complaints with this mix. There's a tiny bit of clashing
vocals between 24-24 and Closed Circuit, but that's it.
I've got no idea what I'll do next week - either more EBM and new beat,
or a spooky ambient show. We'll see which way the wind blows.