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MTT 187 / I Came Here To Tell You

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 and is right now only available at mixcloud.

Tracklist:

  1. Galcid / Retro Grade 00:00
  2. Access To Arasaka / Tonight 05:01
  3. Access To Arasaka / Navi 07:47
  4. FUSE / Nitedrive 10:51
  5. Stringtronics / Dawn Mists 13:55
  6. Neotropic / Odity Round-A-Heights 17:21
  7. Danny Scrilla / Pathway 20:00
  8. Robert Rich & B. Lustmord / Elemental Trigger 22:55
  9. AS1 / Mood Sequence 00.013 28:55
  10. J. Wiltshire / In The Position 31:01
  11. Sangam / Subdioecy 33:22
  12. The War Against The Sun / Protosphere 36:57
  13. Jeff Mills / Replicant 39:30
  14. Newworldaquarium / Curse Of The Bloody Puppets 40:52
  15. Darkpyramid / Floating Shrine 42:40
  16. Xela / Recitation 46:31
  17. Pete Namlook / Music For Urban Meditation Part III 58:00
  18. NNYNYX / Serial Experiments 59:41

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 Charmtrack 2 Recitationtrack 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 here. 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 important.

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.

Goodbye aNONradio.

MTT 186 / Breathe Life

An electro, IDM, and ambient grab-bag, all at around 120. New(ish) tracks from Pearson Sound and Scape One plus some old favorites.

This show can be downloaded from aNONradio’s archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202009180600_cev.mp3, and streamed at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-186-breathe-life/.

Tracklist:

  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 things 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 179 / Dance Around The Center

100 BPM grab bag. Beats and pieces. A new track from Legowelt and mishmash of stuff I’ve been listening to this month.

This mix is available in the aNONradio archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202007310600_cev.mp3, and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-179-dance-around-the-center/.

Tracklist:

  1. The War Against The Sun / Anti Photon Battery 00:00
  2. Legowelt / Under A Golden Dome 04:49
  3. Aphex Twin / Ageispolis 08:27
  4. The Darkvoid Project / 1986 11:18
  5. Ian o’Brien / Homeless 15:26
  6. Bryan Zentz / Krooks & Snakes 19:56
  7. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Twofoldness 22:30
  8. Prodamkey / Purple Beat 25:21
  9. User48736353001 / 20 Pink Floyd 28:41
  10. Electric Sheep / You Never Know (Live) 31:22
  11. The Aesthetics / Slam 34:23
  12. Secret Frequency Crew / Gold 36:12
  13. Chris Randall / Mitte (Baseck Remix) 39:45
  14. Being / Gonk 42:27
  15. DJ Food / Dark Lady (Skint Mix) 46:00
  16. Mike Ash / Our Universe 49:11
  17. Neuroactive / Vapour (Inflammable Mix) 52:56
  18. Duran Duran / Save A Prayer (Anodyne Remix) 55:58
  19. Portland / The Return Of Richard Belmont 58:40

I featured Legowelt near the beginning of the show again this week, with a track from his new album Pancakes With Mist. The release of Pancakes somehow slipped by me, or I’d have played Shadows In The Street Life weeks ago. It’s very good (I like it anyway) and currently listed as name-your-price, so go check it out.

The Duran Duran remix at the end of this hour is of course from MASK 500. The copy I have, the copy that’s played here, is the 2009 bootleg. I’ve both played and written about it before, and I’m sure I will again. Might be worth writing up a post dedicated to it.

I didn’t leave myself enough time to read the tracklist out loud at the end of this show, unfortunately. Sorry to the folks who got left out. I don’t have too much more to say about this one; it was fine. The last 20 minutes are particularly good, I think.

Thanks to everybody out there listening. I’ll be back next week to continue my tradition of playing bass music in August, so prepare yourself for at least two weeks of Miami Bass.

MTT 170 / Tranquil Passage

90 BPM beats and pieces for the end of May. A few long songs, a few short ones.

A recording of this show can be found in aNONradio’s archives: https://archives.anonradio.net/202005290600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-170-tranquil-passage .

Tracklist:

  1. Tiger / AW 1 00:00
  2. F.O.T.N. / The Dwelling Of The Day 02:51
  3. FUSE / New Day 06:50
  4. DJ Shadow / Lost & Found (S.F.L.) 09:40
  5. Luke Vibert / Space Race 13:59
  6. Low Orbit Satellite / High Performance Jets 19:52
  7. Bjorn Rohde / Drop Into Space 25:45
  8. Hong Kong Express / Dreaming 27:39
  9. Salmz / Nibiru Kids 32:11
  10. The Aesthetics / Abstract Living 36:21
  11. Legowelt / Your Life Goals Are Slowly Slipping Away 37:44
  12. Michna / Levitation 40:05
  13. Higher Intelligence Agency / Skank 44:08
  14. Telescope ft. Noelle Poeller / Nobile 48:18
  15. The Crystal Method / High Roller 52:09
  16. Bola / Zephyr (Pentagon) 56:55

I picked up Low Orbit Satellite‘s two track Shuttle Dubs release last week and it’s been on rotation here since. High Performance Jets, included in this mix, is the longer of the two tracks, and is a cool mixture of space-y dub techno and chunky beats. I really like the combination of elements and variety of tempos that Low Orbit Satellite works with.

Another album I’d like to promote this week is Legowelt’s recent Tips For Life. It’s represented in this mix through track #11 Your Life Goals Are Slowly Slipping Away, which will probably sound familiar to everybody who caught Legowelt’s set for the 2020 IFM Festival over the weekend. Tips For Life is significant to me because it includes Arcade Breeze (Living In The Rain), from Legowelt’s first Memphis Rap Mix. I’ve wanted a copy of that track for a long time, and as a DJ who primarily plays at an arcade in Oregon, the name couldn’t be more fitting. Tips is listed as name-your-price, so be sure to check it out.

Other than that, this is a tying-up-loose-ends episode. I’ve wanted to play both Skank by Higher Intelligence Agency and High Roller by The Crystal Method for years, and this felt like the right moment. I’ll be back next week Friday 06:00 UTC on aNONradio to continue my monthly routine with another fast show. (Probably ~135 BPM again).

MTT 166 / Relative Distance

A 110 BPM grab bag episode this time. I wanted to play Dave Angel’s Latin Lover and How I Missed You by Clatterbox and worked backward from there.

A recording of this show can be found in aNONradio’s archives: https://archives.anonradio.net/202005010600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-166-relative-distance/ .

Tracklist:

  1. Mrs Jynx / Diving Loop 00:00
  2. The Pad Foundation / The Last Stand 03:03
  3. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Leibniz’ Vierspeziesrechenmaschine 06:11
  4. Clatterbox / How I Missed You [It Catches My Heart In It’s Hands] 09:52
  5. Darkhalo / Manga Starlight 14:11
  6. Jean-Paul Bondy ft. Carl Finlow / Cold Reformer 17:38
  7. Axiom 23 / Higher Communication (Hyper Script) 21:08
  8. Bola / Sirasancerre 25:12
  9. Boards Of Canada / Pete Standing Alone 26:57
  10. Lawb / Sdhkvjeesus 31:34
  11. Clatterbox / Hard Cell [Long Distance Voice Mail] 33:35
  12. Drox / Aquanerve 37:04
  13. Skatebård / Celluloid Mirage 40:18
  14. Fluke / Mosh 43:13
  15. Enertia-sound / Lutron 48:36
  16. Dave Angel / Latin Lover 51:21
  17. FSOL / Hot Knives 55:40
  18. Legowelt / Cherri Meets The Professor 58:10

Track #16 Latin Lover by Dave Angel is from the first 2004 Ghost In The Shell tribute album. I said my piece about those two tribute albums in the show notes to MTT158, so go check that out. Latin Lover is the one slow track on that first tribute album, and is excellent, worth dropping out of Lutron for.

Project Unison by Metamatics and Clatterbox features twice in this hour, as track #4 How I Missed You and #11 Hard Cell. Project Unison was released twice, first on Neo Ouija and then on Hydrogen Dukebox. The two releases have the same content although the tracklists appear different. I own the Neo Ouija neo02lp version of the album, so I’ve used those titles above. The hyperlinks lead to Hydrogen Dukebox’s bandcamp however, so I’ve included the Dukebox titles in brackets. Anyway, that’s a very pretty IDM album, probably my favorite work by both Clatterbox and Metamatics.

This is the second week in a row Carl Finlow‘s vocals have appeared. Last week it was Out Of Time from Electrilogy+, this week it’s Jean-Paul Bondy‘s great Cold Reformer. Bondy is better known to me as Volum and one half of Volsoc. Cold Reformer is on a fun, varied album called The Path Of Most Resistors from 2006. I’ve been quietly playing tracks off it over the last few years; it’s worth a listen and is available at junodownload.

And that’s all the commentary I have in me today. I’ll be back with some electro next time, I think.

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 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 144 / Save The Whale

Tracklist for Movement Through Thought on 2019-11-29:

  1. Rings Around Saturn / Saturnine 00:00
  2. Micronaut / Metatrak 02:09
  3. Dabrye / Making It Pay 07:50
  4. D’Arcangelo / Elix 10:41
  5. Jega / Geometry 15:08
  6. The Volt Per Octaves / Science 19:29
  7. Metamatics / Toy Toy 23:11
  8. Rashida Prime / {digital dungeon} 28:53
  9. Occult Orientated Crime / Rodrigo Syntese System 30:45
  10. Newworldaquarium / Introduction 36:07
  11. San.Dra / No Signal In Paradise 38:07
  12. Future Sound Of London / Antique Toy 43:02
  13. Neotropic / Feelin’ Remote 46:50
  14. Galaxy Toobin’ / Toobin’ Theme 54:12

and here’s a link to the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/201911290600_cev.mp3. Thanks to aNONradio and everybody out there listening.

MTT 138 / Growing Disquiet

Tracklist for Movement Through Thought on 2019-10-18:

  1. NNYNYX / Multiples Of Nine 00:00
  2. Koova / Conduit 01:00
  3. Dez Williams / Hand On Mouth 05:16
  4. Shadowbunny / Phi 07:55
  5. Jauzas The Shining & G13ck / Ciudades Muertas 11:39
  6. Maria Ernst / La Muerte Es Solo El Comienzo 14:19
  7. Final Cut / She Destroys (Hilltop Mix) 17:53
  8. Section 25 / Looking From A Hilltop (Restructure) 20:10
  9. 240 Interceptor / Untitled [Bunker 3072 B3] 23:52
  10. Anthony Rother / Maschinenwelt 26:03
  11. Ectomorph / Crawl Of The Cthulu 28:14
  12. Alex Nôrinh / Untitled [Bunker 3066 A1] 30:46
  13. Audio Tech / Darkside (Vocal Remix) 35:41
  14. Zyntax / New World Order II 38:55
  15. Lectromagnetique / She 41:23
  16. Shadowbunny / Blackened Dream 44:28
  17. Black Spider Clan / Broken Mirror 47:58
  18. I-F / The Search 51:03
  19. Squadra Blanco / Berg Hotel 56:13
  20. Dr. Lovelock / Protobiont 57:49

and here’s a link to the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/201910180600_cev.mp3. Thanks to aNONradio and everybody out there listening.