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).
A couple of things have prompted me to re-evaluate how I distribute
recorded mixes on this website.
First, I stopped broadcasting on aNONradio a few weeks ago.
Since I'm no longer a contributing member there, I believe it's unfair
for me to link to files in aNONradio's archives. (And those
files could disappear at any time - whenever the admins decide they
need the disk space, basically). I'm going to have to host my own
files from now on.
Second, 189 mixes (200 soon) is too many to keep available
all at once, in my opinion. Right now it's 15 gigs of mp3 data.
That's not an amount of data I can afford to serve, given my current
hosting and money situation.
So here's my plan:
each new episode of Movement Through Thought will be available as
a downloadable file hosted on this website for one year.
I'll remove old files as I add new ones. The tracklist blog posts will
remain up. Old mixes that I think are significant I'll keep available
as downloads indefinitely, no more than a couple for each broadcast year.
I'll tag posts with audio download to hopefully make them
easier to find. Recordings uploaded to mixcloud will remain there
for as long as mixcloud keeps them.
I do still have all these files, so if there's a specific mix you want
that isn't available on this website send me an e-mail and
I'll try to get it to you.
That's where I'm at. This seems like a reasonable system to me, a good
middle ground. I hope it works out.
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.
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.
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
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
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...
I needed to do something different, so: an hour of ambient music.
Sad, sleepy, and distant. I don't know much about ambient, and it's
maybe a little awkward or careless to mix it like this, but I hope
it's enjoyable nonetheless.
Due to technical difficulties this installment of Movement Through Thought
did not broadcast or archive correctly at aNONradio. As such,
the mix had to be re-recorded: right-click save-as here or
on the spectrogram above to download, or check it out at mixcloud.
There are a few releases I'd like to highlight this week, starting
with the classic Stalker by Robert Rich and
Brian Lustmord. I suspect this is a very well known album and
I'm just out of the loop, but it's worth repeating that it's terrific.
The tracklist link above takes you to the album's entry at the
Hearts Of Space website which will in turn take you to amazon if you
want to purchase it.
The second is J. Wiltshire's album Resa on
Musar Recordings, who were kind enough to send me a promo
copy of the album. (Thank you). The sixth track In The Position plays
here as track 10. It's a hazy album, sometimes warm and playful,
sometimes more distant. I like it. And it gave this
installment of MTT its name, though I misremembered the exact words.
My last highlight is Xela's album Exorcism, nearly a third
of which plays at the end of this mix. I think I heard about Exorcism
through Warren Ellis's old blog back in 2012, I downloaded
it and loved it immediately. The sendspace link in the original blogpost
for the album is down, and so is the soundcloud upload.
Fortunately a user named Strelok has uploaded the whole thing
to youtube: track 1 Charm, track 2 Recitation,
track 3 Potion. This is one I often return to, so give it a listen
if you haven't heard it before.
This is my last broadcast on aNONradio, the last new episode
of Movement Through Thought to be transmitted there. I won't go into
detail why - I don't care for drama, and it's really not worth the
time. I'd rather not distract from the music. The music is more
I'd like to get back on the radio somewhere, but that will take time
I think. For now I will keep up the practice by uploading shows to
mixcloud, starting next week. Something for the beginning of October.
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.