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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 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 171 / Flashover

Posted 2020-06-07. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, electro, industrial, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT171 Spectrogram

~132 BPM electro, moving from unsettled to combative to sad and angry.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Eggfooyoung / Bad Dream 00:00
  2. XY0815 & Int Main / Rigid Body 01:23
  3. Boris Divider / Electro Invader 05:58
  4. Low Orbit Satellite / Intruder9999 09:06
  5. Hadamard / You Know Wat I Mean 12:17
  6. Carl Finlow / Electro Commando 16:37
  7. Sniper Mode / The Mob Is On The Streets 21:34
  8. Darkmode / River Of Pain 26:11
  9. Front Line Assembly / No Control 29:08
  10. Final Cut / The Escape 33:05
  11. The Hacker / Dans La Salle Des Machines 35:17
  12. Li-Z / Sugar OD 39:48
  13. Sematic4 / Splinter In The Mind 42:21
  14. Johannes Heil / Brotherhood Of Snakes 46:13
  15. I-F / I Do Because I Couldn't Care Less 50:33
  16. Ra-X / This Is Not My Reality 53:53
  17. Jega / Breakpoint Envelope 57:58

Track #5 You Know Wat I Mean by Hadamard, track #8 River Of Pain by Darkmode, and track #13 Splinter In The Mind by Sematic4 are all on the excellent label Bass Agenda. The latter two are from their Various Objekts series of free compilations, which I'll recommend as good samplers of the label's sound.

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.

MTT 140 / Distorted Voices

Posted 2019-11-01. Permalink. Tagged acid, anonradio, dj mix, ebm, industrial, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT140 Spectrogram

Acid, EBM, new beat, industrial, wave-y, and the classic first track from Legowelt's Squadra Blanco album.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.

This post was updated 2020/10/18.

  1. Albert Kuningas / Abduktio 00:00
  2. Squadra Blanco / Night Of The Illuminati 01:12
  3. Linear Movement / Cytogenetic Movement 05:14
  4. Victrola / Maritime Tatami 08:54
  5. HNO3 / Doughnut Dollies 13:06
  6. Kirlian Camera / Helden Platz 16:05
  7. Cabaret Voltaire / Crackdown 19:13
  8. Front 242 / With Your Cries 21:21
  9. Skinny Puppy / Basement 23:05
  10. Insect / Bacteria 25:07
  11. Final Cut / Open Your Eyes 28:47
  12. Ministry / We Believe 31:58
  13. The Klinik / Memories 36:57
  14. Rude 66 / Black Sabbath 41:07
  15. Mantra / Purple Phantasm 46:12
  16. Scarlit Port / Touch U Without Touchin Ur Skin 50:46
  17. Caron / Caverns 54:27
  18. Timeblind / 303 Crouched In Corner Chewing On Dust... 58:03

I didn't have much time to put this together, so this is a collection of favorites. Rude 66's Black Sabbath, Maritime Tatami, Night Of The Illuminati, Ministry's We Believe... . The persistently awesome Brokntoys label appears again, as tracks 16 and 17, both moody dramatic acid.

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 year.

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.

MTT 139 / Running Out

Posted 2019-10-25. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, ebm, electro, industrial, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT139 Spectrogram

Noisy electro, chunky EBM, new beat, and moody synthpop this week.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.

This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Automat / Danse3 00:00
  2. Mas 2008 / Breakout 01:19
  3. The Wee DJs / 080 04:09
  4. Kill Memory Crash / SP-Fluid 06:03
  5. The Octagon Man / Area-18 09:29
  6. Cyberaktif / The Road Kill 12:01
  7. A Split Second / Colonial Discharge 14:31
  8. Nitzer Ebb / Blood Money 17:36
  9. Clock DVA / Sound Mirror 21:46
  10. Cabaret Voltaire / 24-24 23:47
  11. Twilight Ritual / Closed Circuit 26:38
  12. Unit Black Flight / No Turning Back 30:24
  13. The Soft Moon / Black 32:40
  14. Luke Eargoggle & The Hacker / Body 36:01
  15. Corruption House / Jump (Special Mix) 41:11
  16. Typis Belgis / Aimless 44:54
  17. Gamma Intel / Power Plant Tales 47:27
  18. Exhausted Modern / Absence Of Divine Principle 51:15
  19. The Cure / The Holy Hour (KöSHRiMP Remake) 55:24
  20. Trisomie 21 / La Fête Triste 57:19

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.

MTT 136 / Hidden Passenger

Posted 2019-10-04. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, industrial, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT136 Spectrogram

A grab bag of fast electro tunes for the first week of October.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.

This post was updated on 2020/10/07.

  1. MANASYt / Untitled [Bunker 3071 B7] 00:00
  2. Anthony Rother / Freaks 01:02
  3. False Persona / System 05:02
  4. Psylocity / Pump It 08:47
  5. Shadowbunny / Amour Tone 12:58
  6. DMX Krew / Pitch II Pitch 17:09
  7. Ectomorph / Dada 20:51
  8. A.W.E.S.O.M.-O. / Road To The Dungeon 24:01
  9. Silicon / Sonic Wave 27:53
  10. Ra-X / Code Of The Mecanic 30:35
  11. Boris Divider / Digital Mind 33:52
  12. Heuristic Audio / Poetry Of Sound 36:27
  13. Headscan / Dead Silver Sky 41:10
  14. The Ghost That Walks / The Devil's Kiss 45:35
  15. Umwelt / Outlaw World 47:56
  16. Sync 24 / Sense 4 51:56
  17. Elements Of Joy / First Gig 57:57

There's lots of favorites here - Ectomorph's Dada, Freaks by Rother, Pitch II Pitch by DMX Krew, Sense 4 by Sync 24. (I've played those last two before, though over two years ago).

The most recent track featured is System by False Persona. Driving, chunky, relatively simple. I think it sounds great. The B-side of the single is good too, faster, more spacey. Go check it out. (And thanks to False Persona for linking the release on reddit's r/electro, that's where I saw it).

This is an odd, uneven mix. It was fun to play a bunch of noisier tracks at the end, though on second listen it doesn't work as well as I thought. Going that direction meant I got to play Headscan, though, so that's cool.