Val G: EP 12″ (Vanity Press Records, 2016)

September 11, 2016 at 3:07 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Val G: EP 12"

Val G: EP 12″

Second release on local label Vanity Press Records, run by Dave Marroquin who hosts Hot Juice on WCBN. “Headed East” is a pretty straightforward pounding techno track which cuts out and has minor variations during its 5 minute before ending suddenly. “For Me” is based on an overused Aaliyah sample but it actually manages to sound fresh and different. It’s just nice and sunny and relaxing, and Dave plays sax on it! “Frostbite” is maybe the most L.I.E.S.-y track here, just a really solid lo-fi stripped-down house track. “Further” is an unexpected edit of NIN’s “Closer”, the beats and synth melodies are all there, along with some strange distant speaking, it’s just sped up a bit and smoothed out for the dancefloor. No guitars and Trent’s voice is nowhere to be heard, which means that it’s completely clean for daytime airplay. So far this one’s only available at Detroit-area record stores but keep checking the Vanity Press Facebook page about online distro.

Show #358 – 9/10/16

September 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:03 am Umberto ~ “White Night” ~ Alienation (new) ~ Not Not Fun ~ 2016
2:07 am Black Tape For a Blue Girl ~ “Fin De Siécle” ~ Remnants Of A Deeper Purity ~ Projekt ~ 1996
2:13 am Cocteau Twins ~ “Aikea-Guinea” ~ The Pink Opaque ~ 4AD ~ 1985
2:16 am Eluvium ~ “Beyond the Moon For Someone in Reverse” ~ False Readings On (new) ~ Temporary Residence Ltd. ~ 2016
2:25 am Monogamy (local) ~ “Finally Happy” ~ Semifloral 7″ (new) ~ Almost Halloween Time/Citizen of the World/Side Wound Worship ~ 2016
2:28 am Variant ~ “Vortexual [Element Six]” ~ Vortexual [Element Six] (new) ~ Echospace [Detroit] ~ 2016
2:36 am Troller ~ “Tiger” ~ Troller ~ Holodeck ~ 2011
2:42 am HEALTH ~ “Crusher” ~ 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program (new) ~ Adult Swim ~ 2016
2:45 am Tim Hecker ~ “Veil Scans” ~ 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program (new) ~ Adult Swim ~ 2016
2:49 am clipping. ~ “Baby Don’t Sleep” ~ Splendor & Misery (new) ~ Sub Pop ~ 2016
2:52 am Pan Sonic ~ “Atomin Paluu (Part 10)” ~ Atomin Paluu (new) ~ Blast First Petite ~ 2016
2:57 am WWWINGS ~ “Arcane” ~ Phoenixxx (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2016
Hour 2
3:00 am Samantha Vacation ~ “Samantha’s Vacation” ~ Music For Shut-Ins ~ L.I.E.S. ~ 2013
3:09 am Val G (local) ~ “Frostbite” ~ EP (new) ~ Vanity Press ~ 2016
3:14 am Model 500 (local) ~ “Future (Vocal)” ~ 12″ ~ Metroplex ~ 1985
3:19 am Underground Resistance (local) ~ “Electronic Warfare (The Original)” ~ 12″ ~ Underground Resistance ~ 1996
3:25 am Jeff Mills (local) ~ “Inner Synthesis” ~ Free Fall Galaxy (new) ~ Axis ~ 2016
3:28 am Neil Landstrumm ~ “S:Board Crash/ /ZX-81” ~ Understanding Disinformation ~ Tresor ~ 1996
3:35 am Cristian Vogel ~ “Plastered Cracks” ~ Classics Remastered 1993-1998 ~ Sub Rosa ~ 1996
3:40 am Orphx ~ “Sever the Signal” ~ Pitch Black Mirror (new) ~ Sonic Groove/Hands ~ 2016
3:46 am Emptyset x Danny Brown ~ “Income Tax Swag (Dis Fig Bootie)” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2016
3:51 am Zomby ~ “Yeti” ~ Ultra (new) ~ Hyperdub ~ 2016
3:53 am WMX ~ “World” ~ Complicit (new) ~ Darkmatter Soundsystem ~ 2016
Hour 3
4:02 am Jlin ~ “Erotic Heat (Rick Owens Fashion Show Version)” ~ mp3 ~ Soundcloud ~ 2014
4:14 am DJ FLP (local) ~ “My Feet” ~ #weirdkids 003 (new) ~ #weirdkids ~ 2016
4:18 am Datach’i ~ “Grabbed With Claws” ~ System (new) ~ Timesig ~ 2016
4:22 am patten ~ “RE-EDIT70” ~ RE-EDITS vol 2 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2016
4:27 am vhvl ~ “thn” ~ myrrh ~ Bandcamp ~ 2013
4:29 am Marsen Jules ~ “Shadows in Time” ~ Shadows in Time (new) ~ Oktaf ~ 2016
4:40 am Ant’lrd ~ “Dream River Artifact II (v2)” ~ split tape w/ Braeyden Jae (new) ~ Whited Sepulchre ~ 2016
4:42 am Braeyden Jae ~ “Vanishing Procession” ~ Fog Mirror (new) ~ Whited Sepulchre ~ 2016
4:48 am Melodium ~ “Int5” ~ Luminol (new) ~ Audiobulb ~ 2016
4:50 am The Field ~ “Reflecting Lights (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Mix)” ~ Total 16 (new) ~ Kompakt ~ 2016
4:54 am Mike & Rich ~ “Waltz” ~ Expert Knob Twiddlers reissue ~ Planet Mu ~ 1996
Hour 4
5:00 am Psychic Twin ~ “Lose Myself” ~ Strange Diary (new) ~ Polyvinyl ~ 2016
5:04 am The Spook School ~ “Gone Home” ~ Continental Drift (new) ~ Slumberland/Fortuna Pop! ~ 2016
5:07 am The Hecks ~ “The Thaw” ~ The Hecks (new) ~ Trouble in Mind ~ 2016
5:10 am Scott & Charlene’s Wedding ~ “Don’t Bother Me” ~ Mid Thirties Single Scene (new) ~ Fire ~ 2016
5:14 am Protomartyr (local) ~ “Born to Be Wine” ~ 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program (new) ~ Adult Swim ~ 2016
5:18 am Die Krupps ~ “Stahlwerkrequiem / Westfalenhütte” ~ Stahlwerkrequiem (new) ~ Bureau B ~ 2016
5:32 am Variant ~ “Vortexual [Element Five]” ~ Vortexual [Element Five] (new) ~ Echospace [Detroit] ~ 2016
5:37 am Fudge ~ “No Vibes” ~ Lady Parts (new) ~ Lex ~ 2016
5:38 am Earl Sweatshirt ft. Knxwledge ~ “Balance” ~ 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program (new) ~ Adult Swim ~ 2016
5:39 am Friendships ~ “The Roof” ~ Nullarbor 1988-1989 (new) ~ Dot Dash/Remote Control Records ~ 2016
5:44 am Sally Shapiro ~ “If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind (Ben Macklin Remix)” ~ If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind (new) ~ Fika Recordings ~ 2016
5:50 am FP-Oner ~ “Adjusted Perception” ~ 6 (new) ~ Mule Musiq ~ 2016
5:57 am Tobacco ~ “Fantasy Trash Wave” ~ Sweatbox Dynasty (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2016

Crush Collision 9/8/16

September 9, 2016 at 9:26 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Hour 1
10:01 pm Field Theory ~ “Rituals”
10:07 pm Death in Vegas ~ “Sequential Analog Memory”
10:12 pm Umberto ~ “Drifters”
10:18 pm Lucy ~ “Dissonance Emancipation”
10:24 pm Mike & Rich ~ “Organ Plodder”
10:26 pm Fish Narc ~ “(Not As) Nasty As I Wanna Be”
10:31 pm Greg Beato ~ “Gimme a Light”
10:37 pm Wanexa ~ “The Man From Colours”
10:43 pm Clarian ~ “Space Noir”
10:47 pm Rex the Dog ~ “Teufelsberg”
10:54 pm Jeff Mills ~ “Tri-Angularism”
10:57 pm Audio KoDe ~ “Jungle Love (Joey Beltram Remix)”
Hour 2
11:02 pm Randomer ~ “Dem Thing”
11:05 pm Avision ~ “Freak Zone (Mark Broom Remix)”
11:10 pm Cop Envy ~ “Inner Another”
11:13 pm Altern 8 ~ “Infiltrate 202”
11:18 pm Luca Lozano ~ “The Past of Most Resistance”
11:23 pm 2 Bad Mice ~ “Limit of Paradise”
11:27 pm Monotronique ~ “Hypno Ha”
11:29 pm LA-4A ~ “I Feel Lit (Alden Tyrell Remix)”
11:34 pm Nmesh ~ “Kennedy’s Assassination”
11:37 pm Cristian Vogel ~ “What”
11:43 pm The Cyclist ~ “Pressing Matters”
11:49 pm Zomby & Rezzett ~ “S.D.Y.F.”
11:54 pm James Ruskin ~ “Take Control (Surgeon Remake)”
11:58 pm Nisennenmondai ~ “#6 (Chris Carter Remix)”

Umberto: Alienation (Not Not Fun, 2016)

September 5, 2016 at 9:06 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Umberto: Alienation

Umberto: Alienation

After a few Italo-disco-ish singles and some soundtrack releases on Death Waltz, Matt Hill’s Umberto project returns to Not Not Fun for its fourth proper (non-soundtrack) album. This one shows more range than previous Umberto releases, ranging from atmospheric theme-like pieces to haunted electro-disco to ethereal ballads that come close to sounding like Black Tape For a Blue Girl. This one didn’t stand out as much as past Umberto releases the first time I listened, but after numerous listens it grew on me and now I love it. This guy is easily up there with S U R V I V E and Xander Harris as far as recreating the suspenseful synth sounds of the ’80s. He just needs to get lucky scoring something that ends up going viral the way Stranger Things did so he can get the recognition he deserves.

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