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May 14, 2009

Mayday Mix


Peter Van Hoesen (Time 2 Express) and Yves de Mey (Knobsounds), who together record as Sendai, were kind enough to invite me to contribute the second installment in their TimeCast series, following an inaugural podcast from de Mey in his Eavesdropper guise. Their only suggestion was that I take it as an opportunity to do something slightly outside my usual norm. The result is a 90-minute mix of abstract electronics, dubstep and techno, which you can download for free here, either as a direct download or, if you prefer, as an enhanced Podomatic podcast featuring an accompanying slide show.

Mayday Mix
His Name Is Alive: As We Could Ever (4AD)
Lukid: Raise High the Roof Beam (Werk)
Robert Henke: Quad Planar (Imbalance Computer Music)
Dorian Concept: Mesh Beam Splitter (Kindred Spirits)
Wasteland: Enticer (Transparent)
Anstam: Brom B (Anstam)
Andy Stott: Drippin (Modern Love)
Untold: I Can’t Stop this Feeling (Hessle)
Scuba: Klinik (Hotflush)
Ramadanman: Good Feelin (2nd Drop)
Digital Mystikz: Ancient Memories (DMZ)
Scuba: Tense (Hotshore)
Ramadanman: Offal (Soul Jazz)
Mala: Left Leg Out (DMZ)
Jan Driver: Rat Alert Dub (Made to Play)
Untold: Bones (Hemlock)
Ghost: The Spooks (Ghost)
Untold: Dante (Hotflush)
Synkro: My Own World (Mindset)
Echologist feat. The Space Ape: The Mercy Beat (Philip Sherburne’s Triple Bypass Dub) (Resopal Red)
Peverelist: Gather (Punch Drunk)
Simian Mobile Disco: Hustler (Shackleton Remix) (Wichita)
Scuba: Hard Boiled (SCB Edit) (Hotflush)
Andrea: Gunshot (Stripped) (Daphne)

Many thanks to Peter, Yves and to all the artists and labels without whom this mix wouldn't have been possible.

May 12, 2009



Fact Magazine goes over to the Snark Side with this scathingly funny takedown of Richie Hawtin's 10 looniest ideas. And lo, but there's one of my very own photos right there on the evidence table! The photo was taken at Cologne's Pollerweisen party, I'm guessing in 2005; it was eventually published as part of a small portfolio for Grain of Sound's Sonic Scope Quarterly #5, which you can still download as a free PDF.

I'd forgotten about those pictures, truth be told. Most of them are still to be found somewhere in the archives of this blog, but here are a few reprints, just because.

The Wighnomy Brothers @ Rosie's, Berlin 2004

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Thomas Melchior @ Mutek, 2004?

Omar León @ Creamfields Andalucia, 2005

May 06, 2009

Moth Eaten


I reviewed the new Burial/Four Tet collab for Pitchfork. It's an odd release; it doesn't bowl you over, but I also sort of like that about it.