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MTT 162 / Cautious Advance

Fast breaks and electro, slow DnB, and a couple tracker tunes. Some weirdness.

Tracklist:

  1. Clan Of Xymox / Theme II 00:00
  2. Il.Ek.Tro / Threads Part One 01:27
  3. The Advent / Work Dat 05:10
  4. Black Electric / Black Electric 09:10
  5. Headnoaks / Power 2 Da Beatz (Disko 69 Remix) 13:13
  6. AS1 / Solar Lifestyle 15:40
  7. Thugwidow / Mother Earth Can Die For All I Care 18:55
  8. Silicon / Rules Of Engagement 22:34
  9. Dr. Futurist / Spatial Translations 26:53
  10. Marco Bernardi / Reality Check 29:02
  11. Adam Jay / Warp Drive 32:02
  12. dgoHn / Benny’s Gone Missing 36:34
  13. Dune / Arsa Bamk 37:58
  14. Chavez / Honeynut Loops 40:28
  15. Omni Trio / Mystic Stepper (Feel Better) 43:17
  16. Aphex Twin / Polynomial-C 47:58
  17. Thugwidow / Temporary Conciousness 51:46
  18. Screwtec / Water Gate 57:12

And here’s a link to the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202004030600_cev.mp3 with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archives.

This mix was thrown together to play tracks from I Tried Calling But Your Phone Must Have Been Off, Thugwidow’s new album on No Problema Tapes. It’s a cool combination of elements – modern ambient production (vaporwave?) and unusually slow jungle/DnB. Like, 1993 hardcore breakbeat slow. I’m really into it. It turns out Thugwidow has a bunch of releases, among them a sweet collab with Sangam.

Track four Black Electric is from the only release by that band, their 2000 self-titled EP on Puzzlebox. Colors and Come To Me, A2 and B1, are also great; I’m sure I’ll play them here eventually. There’s a bunch of Puzzlebox on Beatport but I couldn’t find this one, unfortunately.

A couple of old tracker mods snuck in, specifically track 13 Arsa Bamk by Dune (best known as Brothomstates) and track 14 Honeynut Loops by Chavez. The latter of those is from the netlabel Milk, which I plan to write a post about here (eventually).

Mystic Stepper (Feel Better) is one of the few genuine breakbeat hardcore tracks I have, and the only Moving Shadow record I own. Most of Moving Shadow is available on Beatport, but this one is missing. A few alternate versions of Mystic Stepper are available: Feel Better (Foul Play Remix)Feel Good ’95, and Feel Good (Original In Demand Mix), but I like the one featured here the best. And then cheating in Polynomial-C… you know, it was right there, I had to do it.

This is a pretty scatterbrained selection, and it could’ve used one or two more tracks to break up the long ones, but I’m happy. Good for a few hours of planning. I’ll be back next week with… not sure. Something slower.

MTT 161 / Withdraw

Finishing out the springtime dub techno and moving into a little electro this week. My traditional end-of-the-month slow set.

Tracklist:

  1. Rings Around Saturn / World Interior 00:00
  2. Ohrwert / Neutral 03:10
  3. Iwata / Stereotype 05:55
  4. Brk / III 09:48
  5. Mark Broom / Look And Stare 14:48
  6. Paperclip People / Remake (Basic Reshape) 18:09
  7. Fingers In The Noise / Empty Whisky Bottle 22:23
  8. Chronolux / Sun Spots 27:19
  9. Am.Light / Breathing 32:11
  10. Plant43 / Amphibious Architecture 35:15
  11. Electronome / V = for Viewlexx! 39:11
  12. Lowfish / Cancel, Continue 42:00
  13. Silicon / The Wash 46:55
  14. Marco Bernardi / Complete Direction 49:52
  15. Martin Nonstatic / Sense Of Life 54:45

And here’s a link to the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202003270600_cev.mp3 with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archives.

About half of this mix is a tour through free dub techno netlabels – Deepindub (track 7), Dewtone (tracks 9 and 15), Energostatic (tracks 3 and 4), Recycled Plastics (track 2), and Thinner (track 8) all feature here. My favorites of those are the two from Energostatic Records: Stereotype by Iwata and III by Brk. Dewtone and Recycled Plastics appear to be the only active labels from that list.

Track 6 Remake (Basic Reshape) by Paperclip People (AKA Carl Craig) is of course a Basic Channel remix. The copy played here is from the Basic Reshape 12″, Basic Channel catalog number BC-BR. I believe I bought my copy at Platinum Records a few years after its release. I’ve linked to Hardwax in the tracklist above, where that same release is still available both vinyl and digital.

Tracks 13 The Wash and 14 Complete Direction are both from the Dutch electro label Frustrated Funk. The Wash is of course by Heath Brunner, head of V-Max Records, and not any of the other artists named Silicon. Bernardi’s Complete Direction is from his Welcome To My World EP, and is the slow track on that otherwise fast EP.

I’m glad I picked this month for dub techno, as it’s been a tough one otherwise. I’ll be back next week with something fast again. Something weird.

MTT 160 / Involuntary Recall

More techno, dub techno, and a little house. Music to space out to while you consider your next move.

Tracklist:

  1. Audiokonstrukte / Some Miles 00:00
  2. Zzzzra / Sumo 03:29
  3. James Ulibarri / Buried In Snow 06:48
  4. Unknown / Untitled 07 [UKNWN02 03] 11:18
  5. Roberto Figus / The Natural 16:59
  6. Overcast Sound / Snow Melt 20:51
  7. Marco Bernardi / Keep On Looking 25:11
  8. Bipolardepth / Untitled [ML056 02] 29:35
  9. Simoncino / Baila Baiana 34:07
  10. Mikron / Ghost Node 36:54
  11. JGarrett / Vaporizer (Jonah Sharp Remix) 41:56
  12. Zwart Licht Kommando / Flare (Acid Mix) 46:09
  13. Sinousity / Alfanuosity 50:00
  14. Tones On Tail / You, The Night, And The Music 55:21
  15. Newworldromantic / Spirit 58:01

And here’s a link to the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202003200600_cev.mp3 with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archives.

Two more tracks from Motorlab feature this week: Sinuosity’s Alfanuosity and Bipolardepth’s Untitled from ML056 Soundtest. Soundtest is particularly good and cohesive, with Bipolardepth’s track being in my opinion the best on the release.

Mikron’s Ghost Node, from their album Severance on CPU Records, is my current favorite from this list. Ghost Node has a peculiar moody disco vibe, something I associate with old Legowelt or Orgue Electronique, old Bunker, Clone, or Crème. Severance is easily my favorite album of 2019, so go check it out (please).

All these tracks are good of course (I mean, I like ’em), even if the selection doesn’t quite hang together right. It was a fun and welcome distraction on a troubling Thursday evening.

I’ll be live again on the 26th with something slower; blog post to follow as usual.

MTT 159 / Brain Dive

Techno, dub techno, and a little 2000s minimal for a rainy week.

Tracklist:

  1. Sinuosity / Untitled [Cycle23 B] 00:00
  2. Maurizio / Domina (Maurizio Mix) 02:50
  3. Das Kraftfuttermischwerk / Flieg Mit Mir, Flieg 08:56
  4. Ben Businovski / T-Test (Two-Tailed Mix) 11:25
  5. Bryan Zentz / Merciful Dub 14:27
  6. Pan/Tone / Funky Martini 19:47
  7. Andy Vaz / Untitled [1-1 A1] 24:13
  8. Soultek / Analogueheart (Ghost Hacked By Area) 26:44
  9. Pheek & Benfay / Leaving Bern 30:42
  10. Marko Fürstenberg / Reactor3 35:39
  11. Bipolardepth / Event Two 38:25
  12. Bandulu / Downstairs Somewhere 43:38
  13. Underworld / Surfboy 45:31
  14. Maurizio / Domina (Maurizio Mix) 51:40
  15. Model 500 / Starlight (M 69 Original Mix) 55:15
  16. Auto Kinetic / Motorcity 56:50

And here’s the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202003130600_cev.mp3 with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archives.

Tracks 3, 9, and 10 are all from the famous netlabel Thinner. Pheek & Benfay’s Leaving Bern is my favorite of those three. Pheek‘s two releases on Thinner, Tabisuru Kokoro (thn043) and Consortium (thn076), are worth checking out if you’re into the style exemplified by Leaving Bern. Both are available at files.scene.org. Thinner’s catalog is also available at archive.org, if that’s more convenient.

The reason I assembled this mix, the track I really wanted to play, is the classic Domina by Maurizio. The particular copy featured here is from the the Tresor 3 compilation. It’s probably my favorite of the M-Series (though M-4 is also very good). Hardwax has M-3 Domina available as both 12″ and a digital download if you don’t already have it.

And that’s it. I think I’ll do some more dub techno four-on-the-floor stuff next week, but slower. Check back for that if you’re into it.

MTT 158 / To All Patrolling Air Units

Selections from the Megatech Body CD (AKA the Ghost In The Shell PSX soundtrack) and the two Ghost In The Shell Tribute albums from 2004. Fast techno, 130 to 140 BPM.

Tracklist:

  1. Oliver Ho / The Vision 00:00
  2. System 7 vs. Derrick May / Big Sky City 02:24
  3. Dave Angel / Can U Dig It? 07:36
  4. Sam Reeve / Tachikoma Beat Showcase 11:09
  5. Hardfloor / Spook & Spell (Fast Version) 14:36
  6. Brother From Another Planet / Ishikawa Surfs The System 18:32
  7. Joey Beltram / The Vertical 21:58
  8. WestBam / Moonriver 26:59
  9. Bryan Zentz / Interfaced 29:50
  10. Kabuto / No Brain 34:04
  11. Scan X / Higher [Listed on the packaging as “Reflections”] 37:46
  12. Mijk Van Dijk / Soul Survivor 41:58
  13. Shin Nishimura / Disorder 45:40
  14. Q-Hey / Man Machine 48:24
  15. Takkyu Ishino / Ghost In The Shell 51:01
  16. Brother From Another Planet / Section 9 Theme 56:41

and here’s the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202003060600_cev.mp3 with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archives.

This mix is entirely comprised of tracks from three compilations. First: the 1997 Megatech Body.CD, the 2 disc limited edition, better known as the soundtrack to the Ghost In The Shell playstation video game. Second: the 2004 Ghost In The Shell Tribute Album. Third: the Ghost In The Shell Tribute Album Ver 2.0.0, also from 2004.

Wikipedia tells me that Takkyu Ishino produced the soundtrack album, and it’s a terrific sampling of Detroit, European, and Japanese techno. The selection on the two tribute albums is similar, but updated for 2004. Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig was airing on TV roughly when the two tribute albums were released, so they may have been tie-in or promotional products.

So, these three albums are amazing. From the artists assembled, to the particular tracks, to the packaging and art direction. Way more hits than misses. A lot of great tracks didn’t make it into this hour: CJ Bolland’s tunes (as BCJ), The Advent’s tunes, Adam Beyer… I tried hard to get Mijk Van Dijk’s Fuchi Koma in, but couldn’t find a spot for it. Maybe next time.

I bought these discs on eBay in ’05 or ’06 and unfortunately mine are bootlegs. Specifically the Ever Anime bootleg of the Megatech Body CD, and the Miya Records bootlegs of the first and second Tribute albums. I’ve wanted to record a mix of these tracks since then, and am happy to have done it now.

Oh, and feel free to fast forward past my airheaded rambling at the beginning of the recording.

MTT 157 / Brief Rest

Ambient and dub techno to sleepily close the third year of this radio program.

Tracklist:

  1. The Black Dog / Terminal EMA 00:00
  2. Bjorn Rohde / Forest Of Forgotten Hearts 03:00
  3. Zzzzra / Invendable 06:34
  4. Seal Bient / Untitled [ML051 01] 12:28
  5. Galcid / Border 17:06
  6. DeepWoods / Voyageur Radio 20:35
  7. Dimomib / Lights Of Blue 25:36
  8. Exhausted Modern / The Last Minute On Earth 29:42
  9. Monolake / Bicom 34:08
  10. Melotone / Drifting Clouds 38:14
  11. PFL / Mohinis Dub 43:00
  12. Seal Bient / In The Terminal 46:29
  13. Silent Phase / Love Comes And Goes 49:48
  14. Pineapple Corner / Easy Fly 53:41
  15. User48736353001 / 14 Floating∞ 57:18

and here’s the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202002280600_cev.mp3 with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archives.

The new tracks here are Border by Galcid from their EP Galcid’s Ambient Works, and The Last Minute On Earth by Exhausted Modern from the False Endings EP on Brokntoys. Galcid’s Ambient Works is particularly good. All four tracks on it are strong; #2 Mirror is my favorite.

Both pieces by Seal Bient are from the Russian techno label Motorlab. I’ve written about Motorlab here before, but it’s worth recommending their releases again if you’re into dub techno and/or spare detroit-ish techno. They have a couple interesting sublabels, too: Cyclon and Runout, for tracky techno and ambient releases respectively.

And that’s the end of MTT Year 3. Thank you everyone out there listening; I hope you’ve enjoyed, and found some new music. I have something special planned for next week’s show, the first of year four: fast (130-140) techno, with an unusual theme. Should be a good time.

MTT 156 / Castle In The Air

Some slower, light, pensive electro. Features a few new tracks from スムー, Adam Jay, Scape One, and Silicon Scally.

Tracklist:

  1. Holger Flinsch / Citlec 00:00
  2. Ali Khan / Space 02:15
  3. Alexander Buhot / Built For Pak 05:27
  4. Scape One / Stained Glass Echoing 07:50
  5. N-ter / Mom I Love You 12:03
  6. Fleck E.S.C. / Extra Will Provider 15:59
  7. Adam Jay / Cerium 19:30
  8. Vagon Brei / Ascension 22:52
  9. SLF / Aurora Borealis 25:33
  10. Króm / Bubbleblow (Ruxpin Remix) 28:59
  11. スムー / Recall (Live) 32:01
  12. Plant43 / Flight Without Sound 35:42
  13. Silicon Scally / Scintillation 38:51
  14. Microlith / Acid In A Church 43:16
  15. Plastikman / Are Friends Electrik? 46:38
  16. The Exaltics ft. Gunnar Malich / Void 49:21
  17. Technova / Atmosphere 52:15
  18. Luke Eargoggle / Goodbye No Forever 56:15
  19. Minotaur Electronics / Zuurstof 58:20

and here’s the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202002210600_cev.mp3 , with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archive.

Tracks 12, 13, and 14 are all from releases on CPU Records. I’m still working through a recent large purchase of music from their shop, and they continue to be excellent. Tracks 8, 9, and 16 are taken from Solar One Music‘s second and third compilation. Solar One recently celebrated their 50th release, a sweet electro-techno collaboration between The Exaltics and Paris The Black Fu called We Exist.

My current favorite here is Recall (Live) by スムー, from the TUMA 3.0 compilation. I love the interplay between the drums (kick on 14, snare on 22) and the high ringing synth. The whole comp is interesting, and it’s listed as name-your-price, so check it out.

Technova’s cover of Atmosphere by Joy Division deserves a mention also. The version played here is from the Sing And Play Joy Division 7″ on Hydrogen Dukebox (which bleep apparently still has in stock). It’s also available on the CD compilation Sing And Play, which I’ve linked to in the tracklist above. The flipside of that single is a cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart by A1 People, and is also great.

I’ve got my regular show with Megaphysics at the arcade next week, so expect something low-energy (and low-effort) next show. Thanks all for listening, and be sure to check the tracklist links above if you’re interested in the music played here.

MTT 155 / Strange Locomotion

Working out some electro this week, old and new. ~130 BPM comfort food.

Tracklist:

  1. GD Luxxe / Untitled [IT16 Loop 8] 00:00
  2. ADJ / Welcome 01:38
  3. Silicon Scally / Gigaquad 04:45
  4. Boris Divider / Metropolis Of Darkness 08:23
  5. Anthony Rother / Genstruktur 11:04
  6. Mandroid / Microswitch 15:14
  7. Scape One / Close The Brain 18:25
  8. Psylocity / Psylocity & Friends 20:46
  9. I-F / Theme From PACK 25:19
  10. Pamétex / 16th 28:42
  11. Ectomorph / Slither 32:08
  12. Electronome / Lox 35:19
  13. Luke Eargoggle / I’m Your Magic Man 38:45
  14. Dark Vektor / The Watchers 40:50
  15. Sbles3plex / Al Límite Del Abismo (g13ck’s Final Frontier Dub) 44:46
  16. Ivna Ji / Maar (N-TER RMX) 47:15
  17. Umwelt / Secret Of A Black World Part 1 51:11
  18. Microlith / Backwards 55:15
  19. E.R.P. / Aurelia 58:12

and here’s a link to the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202002140600_cev.mp3, with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archive.

The most recent track here is Close The Brain by Scape One from his January 2020 release Click Click Drone. I absolutely love this album, and can’t recommend it enough. 8 new spare stripped-down throwback electro tracks by the prolific Mr. Baggaley. So prolific, in fact, he already has a new album out called Cosmic Trax, the first song of which sounds like a Jive Rhythm Trax tribute. Automatic thumbs-up for that, will have to pick it up.

The middle 20 minutes of this mix is very 1998-2003 sounding. Track 10, 16th by Pamétex, is from the Men You’ll Never See compilation, and appears to be the same track as Confectionmenfrom the (Car Demolition) EP. Clone has a digital version of The Men You’ll Never See, but it’s sadly missing the Pamétex track.

There’s a lot of old favorites in this hour. Ectomorph, I-F’s Theme From PACKUmwelt‘s Secret Of A Black World. New favorites too, particularly N-ter’s remix of Maar by Ivna Ji. And now I’m out of things to say. I think I’ll do something slower next show, more from Adam Jay’s new LP, more from Scape One’s Click Click Drone. Thanks all for listening, and If you like these tunes then please support the artists through the links above. Catch you next time.

MTT 154 / Flexible Construct

Fast ~140 BPM electro, featuring a few new-to-me tracks from Adam JayAloka, and MANASYt.

Here’s the tracklist:

  1. Luke Eargoggle / Ambulance 00:00
  2. Hydraulix / Krunk 01:16
  3. Adam Jay / Fragmented Simulation 04:48
  4. Luke Eargoggle / Freaks Are Spinning 08:05
  5. Lowfish / 8 Op 11:16
  6. Brice Kelly / The Unseen 14:32
  7. MANASYt / Incest Sect 18:02
  8. Composite Profuse / Kommando Amphora 21:30
  9. Das Muster / Wellenformen 25:12
  10. Drexciya / The Plankton Organization 28:06
  11. Kan3da / Photoptarmosis 30:55
  12. Scape One / Shockwave Rider 34:23
  13. Elecktroids / Floatation 38:01
  14. Photodementia / Anhydrosis 41:12
  15. Aloka / Convex 42:34
  16. Alavux / Do Dat 45:34
  17. N-ter / Memories 49:43
  18. MAS 2008 / Adrenalin Rush 52:02
  19. OGB / Frogs Sporn 56:26
  20. ScanOne / Trek Trak 57:22

and here’s the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202002070600_cev.mp3.

The first new track in this mix is Fragmented Simulation by Adam Jay, from his album Inoperable Data on Detroit Underground. If electro is some combination of techno and hiphop, then Inoperable Data is tilted more to the techno end. It reminds me of The Advent’s electro tracks on Kombination Research, but much brighter. I like it; I’ll be playing more from it in the coming weeks, once I’ve had time to absorb the tracks.

The next new release is MANASYt‘s Inferior Subjects on MUSAR Recordings, represented here with the song Incest Sect. The song, and the whole release, is typical MANASYt: dark and tough. Good stuff. It reminds me of his album for Bunker and his collaboration with Beta Evers, which makes sense, as MUSAR says the album is a collection of unreleased 2000s material.

Aloka’s Concave, Convex is also a relatively new-to-me. It’s the first release on the forward-thinking Typeless Records, famous for their two Phalanx compilations. I’ve seen people talking about XT3 by Aloka recently; if you like that track, check out Concave, Convex.

That’s it for notes. Next show will be lower tempo. Maybe something suitably icy, given my local weather.

Thanks to everybody out there listening.

MTT 153 / Dispersed Being

100 BPM beats for a tired Thursday night. This mix includes one F-bomb at the 30 minute mark, during Viktor Vaughn (MF Doom)’s rap. I guess that makes this one PG-13. Consider your surroundings when listening. (In other words: may or may not be appropriate for work. Depends on where you work.)

Here’s the tracklist:

  1. Mikron / Embers 00:00
  2. Ben Businovski / Re-evaluation 04:30
  3. Seal Bient / Structure Of Phantoms 07:26
  4. Reedale Rise / X-K 09:53
  5. Boards Of Canada / In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country 13:00
  6. Depeche Mode / Cover Me (Alt Out) 16:30
  7. Takeshi Muto / Muto Love 19:47
  8. Push Button Objects / Striffle 23:06
  9. Prefuse 73 / Point To B 26:23
  10. Viktor Vaughn / Raedawn 29:03
  11. Aaron Spectre / Voices 31:38
  12. Mikron / Aldergrove 35:55
  13. Secret Frequency Crew / Ghost In The Bayou 39:43
  14. Funky Technicians / Ninja (Essence Of Time Remix) 42:32
  15. Lionrock / Rock Steady Romance 44:49
  16. Tipper / Minimal Thoughts Of Reason 48:35
  17. T.Power / Postcards From Pluto 51:12
  18. Aroma Nice / Lo 56:34

and here’s the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202001310600_cev.mp3.

Two tracks by Mikron feature in this mix: #1 Embers and #12 Aldergrove. Both are from the excellent album Severance on CPU Records. Severance is a nicely varied album, slower in tempo than is typical for electro, more relaxed. It works well as an album, too: I’m happy listening to it straight through, beginning to end. Thumbs up for Severance, give it a listen at the link above.

Another standout here is Muto Love by Takeshi Muto from the Lily Of The Valley comp on Schematic. The rest of that comp is good too, and is definitely worth picking up. I’m sure I’ll be playing parts of it over the coming months.

Not too much more to say about this one; all these tracks are good. If something strikes your fancy here consider supporting the artist(s) at the links above. I’ll be back next week with something fast.