Nephew: After School Special tape (Atrium Tapes, 2016)

September 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Nephew: After School Special tape

Nephew: After School Special tape

This mysterious tape from an Ann Arbor-based label contains over 2 dozen short pieces, most of which are fragments of glitching, crackling, scrambled radio transmissions, and sweet, sugary drone bursts. Sometimes there’s some crashing drums, and maybe a spare melody or rhythm here or there. There’s some moments reminiscent of old school musique concrete, but it’s futuristic and updated, without sounding like it’s in line with any current trends in music. Even with the track titles in front of you, it’s almost impossible to follow along (listening to the tape at is, listening on Bandcamp might make more sense of it), but that’s beside the point. What matters is that this is a curious truly sublime little twisted sound-world. I’m glad I was dropped into this world somehow.

Cyber People: Void Vision – The Album (ZYX, 2016)

September 25, 2016 at 7:59 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Cyber People: Void Vision - The Album

Cyber People: Void Vision – The Album

Cyber People’s “Void Vision” has always been one of my go-to Italo-disco tracks. Giorgio Spagna released two other tracks under the Cyber People name, “Polaris” and “Doctor Faustu’s”, and they’re both pretty similar to “Void Vision”. Uptempo beats, arpeggio basslines, sunny melodies, really awesome, detailed arrangements, and some vocodered vocals. There was a 4th Cyber People single, “Digital Signal Processor”, but it was basically by two members of Hipnosis (including one who was also in Black Box). It definitely has the Cyber People sound, it’s actually hard to tell that it was created by someone else than the first 3. These 4 singles were everything Cyber People ever released, but the singles all had remixes and alt versions, so that’s what rounds out this CD. The “slow version” of “Void Vision” is pretty killer, otherwise the rest of the remixes aren’t too different from the others. Well, the “Swedish” mixes of “Doctor Faustu’s” add an extra fluttering synth line. Anyway, if you don’t already have the songs on Italo comps, here’s an entire CD collecting them all.

Variant: Sequential Sleep 2CD (Echospace [Detroit], 2016)

September 25, 2016 at 7:36 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Variant: Sequential Sleep 2CD

Variant: Sequential Sleep 2CD

Variant is Stephen Hitchell (aka Intrusion), who is part of cv313 and Echospace along with Deepchord’s Rod Modell. He has dozens of albums as Variant and, unsurprisingly, they’re all pretty similar, especially his newer releases which mostly consist of hour-long aquatic ambient dub tracks. I have several of them, and for whatever reason, this one has been hitting me the hardest. Very washed-out, slow-moving, weightless, but bass-heavy, fluid, and amorphous. One disc is the “Granular Mix” and the other is the “Modular Mix”, and there’s apparently another version of the same album (with the same title and barcode) that has dub versions of both. So what makes this Variant album stand out from the others? I’m not really sure. I feel like searching for the answer to that question will take away from my enjoyment of it. All I know is that it feels like being in some sort of weird flotation tank and the last thing I want to do is get out of it. Both discs are an hour long each and I thought they were too short.

Show #360 – 9/24/16

September 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

R.I.P. Earl Smith, Jr. (of Phuture) and C. Martin Croker (Zorak).
I’ll be on vacation starting Friday so I won’t be on the air the next 2 weeks.
Hour 1
2:01 am Phuture ~ “Acid Tracks” ~ House Hallucinates: Pump Up the World ~ Vendetta Records ~ 1987
2:13 am Zorak ~ “Don’t Send In the Clowns” ~ Space Ghost’s Musical Bar-B-Que ~ Rhino ~ 1997
2:16 am Xander Harris ~ “Straight Up Satan” ~ California Chrome (new) ~ Rock Action ~ 2016
2:21 am Nagamatzu ~ “Evil Ed” ~ Above This Noise (new) ~ Dark Entries ~ 1980s?
2:24 am Jenny Hval ~ “Period Piece” ~ 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program (new) ~ Adult Swim ~ 2016
2:27 am Violent Change ~ “Color of the Pines” ~ VC3 (new) ~ Melters/It Takes Two ~ 2016
2:31 am Steve Roach ~ “Structures From Silence” ~ Structures From Silence ~ Projekt ~ 1984
2:36 am Isa Genzken and Total Freedom ~ “Fuck Them All” ~ 12″ (new) ~ The Vinyl Factory ~ 2016
2:53 am Jam City ~ “Send” ~ Trouble (new) ~ Love is Resistance ~ 2016
2:56 am patten ~ “Dialler” ~ Psi (new) ~ Warp ~ 2016
Hour 2
3:00 am Demdike Stare ~ “side A [excerpt]” ~ The Age of Innocence ~ DDS ~ 2015
3:07 am John Chantler ~ “Falling Forward” ~ Which Way To Leave? (new) ~ Room40 ~ 2016
3:11 am Second Woman ~ “300528mj1” ~ Second Woman (new) ~ Spectrum Spools ~ 2016
3:16 am Jeffry Astin ~ “Jet, Amber, Jade, Ivory” ~ Bhsaaveaegi (new) ~ Elestial Sound ~ 2016
3:25 am Funkhouser reworks Drekka ~ “Unknown (Section II)” ~ Within the Realm of the Unknown (new) ~ NO! ~ 2016
3:29 am Koba ~ “Razbili” ~ split tape w/ Matthew Crowe (new) ~ 5cm Recordings ~ 2016
3:34 am Mark Verbos ~ “Walk the Distance” ~ Walk the Distance ~ The Bunker New York ~ 2015
3:39 am Biosphere ~ “Caboose” ~ Patashnik ~ Biophon ~ 1994
3:45 am Raime ~ “Stammer” ~ Tooth (new) ~ Blackest Ever Black ~ 2016
3:49 am Ennio Morricone ~ “Passeggiata Notturna (from Il Gatto A Nove Code)” ~ Paura: A Collection of Scary & Thrilling Soundtracks ~ Rustblade ~ 1971
3:53 am Okkyung Lee/Christian Marclay ~ “Amalgam [excerpt]” ~ Amalgam (new) ~ Northern Spy ~ 2016
Hour 3
4:00 am Wolves in the Throne Room ~ “Face in a Night Time Mirror Part 1” ~ Diadem of 12 Stars ~ Artemisia Records ~ 2006
4:12 am Cody Kauhl ~ “Autonomous Agents” ~ Electronic Masters Vol. 2 ~ Ablaze Records ~ 2013
4:17 am Paul Oehlers ~ “Protolith” ~ Electronic Masters Vol. 1 ~ Ablaze Records ~ 2012
4:24 am Fis ~ “CMB Inna” ~ From Patterns to Details (new) ~ Subtext ~ 2016
4:32 am Variant ~ “Sequential Sleep [Granular Mix] [excerpt]” ~ Sequential Sleep (new) ~ Echospace [Detroit] ~ 2016
4:41 am Vivenza ~ “Mécanismes Du Bruit” ~ Réalités Servomécaniques ~ Rotorelief ~ 1985
4:47 am Vivenza ~ “Mécanismes & Industries I” ~ Fondements Bruitistes ~ Rotorelief ~ 1984
4:51 am Jason Sharp ~ “In the Construction of the Chest, There is a Heart.” ~ A Boat Upon Its Blood (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2016
4:54 am Automatisme ~ “Transport 3” ~ Momentform Accumulations (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2016
Hour 4
5:00 am Eric Holm ~ “Nereus Vent” ~ Barotrauma (new) ~ Subtext ~ 2016
5:07 am Daniel Lanois ~ “Deconstruction” ~ Goodbye to Language (new) ~ Anti-/Red Floor Records ~ 2016
5:11 am Biosphere ~ “Sweet Dreams Form a Shade” ~ Departed Glories (new) ~ Smalltown Supersound ~ 2016
5:16 am S.O.S. (John Surman/Mike Osborne/Alan Skidmore) ~ “News” ~ Looking For the Next One ~ Cuneiform ~ 1974
5:19 am Forma ~ “Sane Man” ~ Physicalist (new) ~ Kranky ~ 2016
5:26 am Cyber People ~ “Void Vision (Slow Version)” ~ Void Vision – The Album ~ ZYX ~ 1984
5:33 am Derek Piotr with Maja Ratkje ~ “Lakes” ~ Drono (new) ~ Line ~ 2016
5:38 am Flyying Colours ~ “Sun Hail and Rain” ~ Mindfullness (new) ~ Club AC30 ~ 2016
5:40 am Devata Daun ~ “I’ve Been Here Before” ~ Look (new) ~ Pytch Records ~ 2016
5:44 am Carson Cox w/ Sam York & Austin Brown ~ “Rene” ~ 7″ (new) ~ Wharf Cat ~ 2016
5:48 am Sepalcure ~ “Devil Inside” ~ Folding Time (new) ~ Hotflush ~ 2016
5:52 am Tobacco ~ “Human Om” ~ Sweatbox Dynasty (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2016
5:55 am Thor & Friends ~ “Crusades” ~ Thor & Friends (new) ~ LM Dupli-Cation ~ 2016

Crush Collision 9/22/16

September 23, 2016 at 9:32 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

3 hour edition, as I filled in for Dipika from 9-10
Hour 1
9:03 pm Xander Harris ~ “The Eye in the Triangle”
9:08 pm Cyber People ~ “Doctor Faustu’s (Swedish Remix)”
9:12 pm The End of All Existence ~ “Post Apocalyptic Being”
9:16 pm Gold Panda ~ “Blown (out)”
9:19 pm Nautiluss ~ “Lonely Planet”
9:25 pm Adam Feingold ~ “Ascension”
9:32 pm Adesse Versions ~ “Devoted”
9:39 pm Mark Verbos ~ “Just a Little Late”
9:42 pm ANFS ~ “VPA”
9:47 pm LA-4A ~ “Resistor”
9:52 pm SeixlacK ~ “Wintergreen”
9:57 pm Clyde Rouge ~ “Nobody Boom”
Hour 2
10:03 pm Damon Bell ~ “Trans-Atlantic Journey? We Been Here!”
10:08 pm Clay Wilson ~ “Pict”
10:13 pm Biosphere ~ “Novelty Waves V.1”
10:18 pm Ged ~ “Permission”
10:21 pm Wants ~ “Alpaca”
10:24 pm Ossie & Tomer ~ “Ober”
10:29 pm KiNK ~ “Chorus”
10:34 pm Hansel! ~ “2-16”
10:39 pm Prequel ~ “Walken”
10:45 pm Homme ~ “Vier Haufen”
10:49 pm Marquis Hawkes ~ “Doornroosje”
10:55 pm Professional Gigilo ~ “Ruff ER”
Hour 3
11:00 pm GotSome ~ “Zulu (Kalyde Remix)”
11:02 pm Kalbata ~ “Al Shark (Part 2)”
11:06 pm Majora ~ “Lint Roller”
11:08 pm Golesworthy ~ “Sure Shot”
11:14 pm Dany Rodriguez ~ “Elium”
11:18 pm Knutsson / Berg ~ “Dubby”
11:23 pm Mak & Pasteman ~ “Sermon”
11:27 pm Yaleesa Hall & Malin ~ “Second Carol”
11:34 pm Makaton ~ “Defiler (Corax Remix)”
11:37 pm Automatisme ~ “Transport 2”
11:40 pm Cristian Vogel ~ “Cubic Haze”
11:43 pm The 7th Plain ~ “T Funk States”
11:48 pm DJ TiGa ~ “In the Streets”
11:51 pm Bjarki ~ “Basketball Smile (Bbbbbb Mix)”
11:56 pm Forma ~ “Spin Glass”

Koba/Matthew Crowe: split tape (5cm Recordings, 2016)

September 18, 2016 at 5:27 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Koba/Matthew Crowe: split tape

Koba/Matthew Crowe: split tape

Koba shreds. Not quite in the way you’d expect though. Actually I can’t even tell if he’s playing a guitar. Nevertheless there is some sort of intense riffing going on, and sometimes it just breaks some sort of threshold of intensity. Matthew Crowe wields some sort of device that makes really rusty feedback. It’s pretty controlled though, it comes close to lacerating your eardrums but it never quite gets there. His untitled piece is 13 minutes so it’s pretty easy to get lost in it. Anyway, free DL at Bandcamp.

Funkhouser: Reworks Drekka tape (NO!, 2016)

September 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Funkhouser: Reworks Drekka tape

Funkhouser: Reworks Drekka tape

On this tape, Indiana’s Rob Funkhouser takes a Drekka LP from last year (plus live performances from around the time of its recording) and transforms it into something else. Very foggy and amorphous, but yet it’s also glitchy and somewhat sharpened. Imagine smog that’s holographic and projects visions, but can also sort of cut you. But not in a painful way. A dark gray atmosphere made of crystals which are no longer solid but they can still channel the future and alternate dimensions. Available on Bandcamp.

SeixlacK: Bed Bug Bites 12″ EP (X-Kalay, 2016)

September 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

SeixlacK: Bed Bug Bites 12" EP

SeixlacK: Bed Bug Bites 12″ EP

Brazilian producer Fernando Seixlack released an incredible LP of hissy techno on Delroy Edwards’ L.A. Club Resource under the name INNSYTER earlier this year. This EP sounds slightly less outsider-y, but it’s still super raw and high quality. “Wintergreen” has a cool cowbell-like sound and some sort of bubbly, whooshy synths. “Sofazone” is a slightly higher fidelity electro track. All of this is rad, seems like everything he’s doing under both names is incredible. Also the name SeixlacK sounds like “sex lack” which *sigh* yeah.

Show #359 – 9/17/16

September 17, 2016 at 1:57 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

I got up late by accident so the first half hour is not my selections, but it’s pretty much stuff I would’ve played anyway!
Hour 1
2:05 am GD Luxxe ~ “Hydraulic Buildings” ~ 12″ ~ Interdimensional Transmissions ~ 1999
2:10 am Matt Karmil ~ “AF” ~ ++++ ~ PNN ~ 2016
2:18 am Konx-om-Pax ~ “Frozen Border” ~ Caramel ~ Planet Mu ~ 2016
2:22 am SineRider ~ “Blockstop” ~ Seconds Minutes ~ Sun Sea Sky Productions ~ 2016
2:27 am Fumiya Tanaka ~ “Swallowed Memory” ~ You Find the Key ~ Perlon ~ 2016
2:38 am The 7th Plain ~ “The Super 8” ~ Chronicles 1 (new) ~ A-TON ~ 2016
2:46 am Gold Panda ~ “Eurotunnel” ~ Kingdom (new) ~ Notown ~ 2016
2:56 am Zomby & Darkstar ~ “Quandary” ~ Ultra (new) ~ Hyperdub ~ 2016
Hour 2
3:01 am Monogamy (local) ~ “Twenty-Twenty” ~ Semifloral 7″ (new) ~ Almost Halloween Time/Citizen of the World/Side Wound Worship ~ 2016
3:04 am Storm Ross (local) ~ “We Need to Be Fugazi Now, More Than Ever” ~ Welcome, Sunshine (new) ~ Satellite Records ~ 2016
3:08 am Val G (local) ~ “For Me” ~ EP (new) ~ Vanity Press ~ 2016
3:15 am Floorplan (local) ~ “Ha Ya” ~ Victorious (new) ~ M-Plant ~ 2016
3:20 am Cristian Vogel ~ “Vessels” ~ The Assistenz (new) ~ Shitkatapult ~ 2016
3:28 am TMSV ~ “Rolla” ~ Over Out (new) ~ Cosmic Bridge ~ 2016
3:33 am 2 Bad Mice ~ “Zero Fifteen” ~ Gone Too Soon (new) ~ Sneaker Social Club ~ 2016
3:39 am Silver Apples ~ “Drifting” ~ Clinging To a Dream (new) ~ Chicken Coop Recordings ~ 2016
3:44 am Psychic TV ~ “Jump Into the Fire” ~ Alienist (new) ~ Angry Love Productions ~ 2016
3:53 am J.C. ~ “Mairu” ~ Mugako (new) ~ Semantica/Exhibition Design ~ 2016
Hour 3
4:00 am Wrekmeister Harmonies ~ “Some Were Saved Some Drowned” ~ Light Falls (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2016
4:06 am Helen Money ~ “Blood and Bone” ~ Become Zero (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2016
4:11 am Black Tape For a Blue Girl ~ “Please Don’t Go” ~ These Fleeting Moments (new) ~ Metropolis ~ 2016
4:15 am Daevid Allen’s Weird Quartet ~ “Secretary of Lore” ~ Elevenses (new) ~ Purple Pyramid ~ 2016
4:18 am James Arthur’s Manhunt ~ “The Butcher” ~ Digital Clubbing (new) ~ 12xu ~ 2016
4:22 am Nadja ~ “Sievert [excerpt]” ~ Sv (new) ~ Essence Music ~ 2016
4:33 am Tangerine Dream ~ “;-) II” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2016
4:39 am Koto ~ “The End” ~ The 12″ Mixes ~ ZYX ~ 1993
4:43 am Negative Gemini ~ “Rollercoaster” ~ Body Work (new) ~ 100% Electronica ~ 2016
4:46 am Kayy Drizz & DJ Problem ~ “Mr. Postman” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2016
4:48 am Alicia Myers ~ “I Want To Thank You (DJ Juwan Baltimore Club Remix)” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2016
4:53 am StockfLeckigKunst ~ “ceNTuRywaSte” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2016
4:57 am Kid Antoine ~ “Bodypaint 2 (Poisoned)” ~ Her Records Volume 4 (new) ~ Her Records ~ 2016
Hour 4
5:01 am Nautiluss ~ “Kodama” ~ Reflections (new) ~ Spectral Sound ~ 2016
5:07 am Heathered Pearls ~ “Belleville Renderings Part I” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2016
5:12 am patten ~ “Sonne” ~ Ψ (new) ~ Warp ~ 2016
5:16 am The Orb ~ “Moonbuilding 2703AD (Teebs Moon Grotto Mix)” ~ Total 16 (new) ~ Kompakt ~ 2016
5:22 am Mndsgn ~ “Searchin II (4 Sumthn New)” ~ Body Wash (new) ~ Stones Throw ~ 2016
5:24 am Umberto ~ “Awakenings” ~ Alienation (new) ~ Not Not Fun ~ 2016
5:30 am Futureslum ~ “Crushed Flowers in Skeletal Hands [excerpt]” ~ Crushed Flowers in Skeletal Hands (new) ~ Already Dead Tapes ~ 2016
5:36 am Skepta feat. JME ~ “That’s Not Me” ~ Konnichiwa [2016 Mercury Music Prize Winner] ~ Boy Better Know ~ 2014
5:39 am Kool Keith feat. Godfather Don ~ “Stratocaster” ~ Feature Magnetic (new) ~ Mello Music Group ~ 2016
5:42 am Tobacco ~ “Warlock Mary” ~ Sweatbox Dynasty (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2016
5:44 am Delroy Edwards ~ “The Rocker” ~ Hangin’ at the Beach (new) ~ L.A. Club Resource ~ 2016
5:46 am Computer Magic ~ “Dimensions” ~ Obscure But Visible (new) ~ Channel 9 Records ~ 2016
5:50 am Exploded View ~ “Gimme Something” ~ Exploded View (new) ~ Sacred Bones ~ 2016
5:54 am Wildhoney ~ “Horror Movie” ~ Continental Drift (new) ~ Slumberland/Fortuna Pop! ~ 2016
5:57 am Grumbling Fur ~ “Molten Familiar” ~ FurFour (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2016

Crush Collision 9/16/16

September 16, 2016 at 10:28 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

I filled in for Dave Marroquin’s show and Dipika did the Crush Collision timeslot while I was at the Gold Panda show.
Hour 1
12:01 am Nick Klein ~ “Pain Management Resource”
12:09 am Krisztian Dobrocsi ~ “Symbiosis”
12:14 am Silver Apples ~ “Concerto for Monkey and Oscillator”
12:18 am Fabian Kash ~ “Odd”
12:21 am Gavin Froome ~ “I Worry About You”
12:26 am FP-Oner ~ “New Life Form”
12:31 am Sebastian Voigt ~ “Lux Aeterna”
12:38 am Career Girls ~ “Down (Still Hard)”
12:40 am Steve Murphy ~ “Space MT”
12:45 am Rhode & Brown ~ “St. Hippolyte”
12:52 am Lucky Charmz ~ “Faceless Goat”
12:58 am SoulSway ~ “CloudNine”
Hour 2
1:03 am Droyd Paxtone ~ “Mephala”
1:08 am Marc Cotterel ~ “Sunset Vibes”
1:13 am Bold & Armie ~ “Flutter”
1:18 am OAKE ~ “Hélicorde”
1:24 am Jack France ~ “Acid Works”
1:28 am Guri Tatsi ~ “Chicago at Night”
1:34 am Eliphino ~ “Isabella Road”
1:39 am Aboutface feat. Darker ~ “In the Tepid Shine We Breathe (Redshape Remix)”
1:45 am grad_u ~ “Geomagnetic Storm”
1:51 am Raiz ~ “Recognize”
1:54 am Maheras ~ “E.B.E.”
1:59 am Luca Lozano ~ “No Team in Lozano”
Hour 3
2:03 am The Analog Roland Orchestra ~ “Father Detroit”
2:08 am Lionel Weets ~ “You Were Right”
2:12 am Randomer & Hodge ~ “Second Freeze”
2:16 am VRRS ~ “House Will Remember”
2:21 am Dez Williams ~ “Hornet Tea”
2:26 am Marcelus ~ “Foreplay”
2:29 am Antti Simola ~ “Train”
2:35 am The Smoke Clears ~ “September”
2:38 am Shlomo ~ “Obsession”
2:42 am Dax J ~ “Zulu Nation”
2:46 am Zomby ~ “Glass”
2:49 am 2 Bad Mice ~ “Gone To Soon”
2:55 am Cavern of Anti-Matter ~ “Bring the Hiss (Version)”

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