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Sunday, 28th of August, 2011

Playlist 28.08.11 (11:14 pm)

So much great music for you tonight! Also interview later with William Ryan Fritch aka Vieo Abiungo.
As usual, LISTEN AGAIN via the link at bottom of playlist, or subscribe to the podcast — you can also stream it on demand (best option if you’ll be listening while online). The interview starts about an hour in…

I only got to play one track from the new collaboration between alt.hip-hop heroes Busdriver & Nocando as Flash Bang Grenada — more next week, but rather nice to hear Busdriver doing a great production himself on this number…
Later this evening, an in-depth interview with William Ryan Fritch. Here I played an interesting track featuring his vocals and a chopped beat that’s almost James Blake-like.

The new Beirut album is out — and it sounds like Beirut! The familiar impassioned vocals and trumpet of Zach Condon, with his winds and brass. It sags a bit in the middle, I find, with some slower piano-based numbers, but along with the first few, the last track is another classic.
It reminded me a little of the beautiful b-side to the Elephant Gun 7″ from 2007, “Transatlantique” – probably my favourite Beirut tune.

Ryan Lott’s Son Lux seemed a weird fit for the Anticon label when his first album came out, but perhaps because Anticon’s such a wide umbrella now, now it just seems like a thing. Fair enough. This new album was recorded over the course of one month — a process that can be tracked on NPR’s blog (here’s the last post, with links to the others). It’s a pretty fantastic mix of his orchestral arrangements, electronic production, and pure singing — pretty much what made his first album so striking as well! In between the two albums was a digital-only EP of remixes and new versions of the track “Weapons”, and I played the remix by composer Nico Muhly.

Sydney’s Oliver Tank has been making some pretty impressive sounds this year, and I’ve finally twigged to his sound. We heard some strings in there with the post-___ beats and singing. Check out his SoundCloud for more!

And then a long conversation with the lovely William Ryan Fritch: film composer, sound designer, recording world/folk as Vieo Abiungo, and also a member of underground hip-hop band Sole & the SkyRider Band. We talked about all aspects of his music, and underneath the interview I played an unlistable number of his tracks. Afterwards, the most beautiful melodic track from his latest album, which happens to be the title track, “and the world is still yawning”, followed by his selection from the new Sole & the SkyRider Band album.

We followed with some more cello! So many people doing great things with my chosen instrument at the moment. The Haxan Cloak is Bobby Krlic, playing cello, percussion, electronics and various home-made instruments. His album has wonderful layers of doom-laden close-mic’d cello, along with percussion, or long drone pieces, and occasionally some rhythms approaching beats. Thus it was very strange when his recent 12″ appeared and it was like some Druidic techno rave… I only just got the album and it’s pretty damn great.

Equally great is the new album from Stockholm, Sweden’s Roll The Dice, out on Leaf shortly. I discovered them last year via the wonderful Digitalis label. The new disc continues in very much the same vein, krautrocky analogue synthesiser patterns rubbing up (on some tracks) against the percussive (acoustic) piano. It works thrillingly well, as we heard tonight in particular with the closing track of their new disc, “See You Monday”. Sweet.

Now let’s really get into classical/electronic crossover, courtesy of Sydney’s Mannheim Rocket, who is named for a particular technique of rising arpeggiated patterns in classical music. His choice of samples comes from a bit further down the track, though, in the early 20th century, with the great Dmitri Shostakovich. Snippets of orchestral and vocal music are chopped and looped over industrial-sounding bass music — it’s effective, and should be a sign of great things to come.

From Melbourne we heard a couple of tracks from Paul Heslin, who’s channeling Matmos with a track entirely based on samples from his shower… plus an excellent cut from an EP from last year you can find on his Bandcamp.

Another Melbourne artist who’s just joined the Bandcamp generation is part timer. As well as a couple of hard-to-find EPs, he’s got a collection of bits and pieces, from which we heard the beautifully low-key “five pillars”.

And yes, one track from the 5th in Animals on Wheels’s series of 8 EPs in 8 Weeks. The beats are more of a downtempo nature on this one, and it’s nice hearing the piano in there on this track…

Finally, Melbourne’s I’lls’ make another appearance from their excellent debut — electronic production, shoegazey songwriting, very lovely.

Flash Bang Grenada (Busdriver & Nocando) – Bernie [Hellfyre Club]
Autechre – 6852 [free with ATP event ticket]
vieo abiungo – suffocating skin [Lost Tribe Sound] {via the Lost Tribe Sound mailing list…}
Beirut – Port Of Call [Pompeii]
Beirut – Transatlantique [4AD]
Son Lux – Leave The Riches [Anticon]
Tank – Last night I heard everything in slow motion [download from Triple J Unearthed]
Son Lux – Weapons IV (Nico Muhly remix) [Anticon]
Son Lux – Raise [Anticon]
Son Lux – Claws [Anticon]
vieo abiungo – drowsy salted morning [Lost Tribe Sound]
…interview with William Ryan Fritch
vieo abiungo – and the world is still yawning [Lost Tribe Sound]
Sole & the SkyRider Band – Bad Captain Swag (feat. Lil B & Pictureplane) [Fake Four/Equinox Records]
The Haxan Cloak – Raven’s Lament [Aurora Borealis]
The Haxan Cloak – Hounfour [Aurora Borealis]
Roll The Dice – Idle Hands [Leaf]
Roll The Dice – Into The Ground [Digitalis]
Roll The Dice – See You Monday [Leaf]
Mannheim Rocket – De Profundis [3BS Records]
Paul Heslin – Shower [available from SoundCloud]
Mannheim Rocket – Lorelei [3BS Records]
part timer – five pillars [download from part timer Bandcamp]
Paul Heslin – television is a poor subtitute for a lover [available from SoundCloud]
Animals on Wheels – Double [free download from Animals on Wheels website]
I’lls’ – When I Know [available from Bandcamp]

Listen again — ~ 157MB


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Sunday, 21st of August, 2011

Playlist 21.08.11 (10:58 pm)

Evening! After a huge weekend rehearsing and performing at the Graphic Festival, I’m in the mood for some radio. Lucky I’m doing 3 hours for you as usual tonight hey!
I had the honour of playing strings with Plaid, and I’m going to play faves from their back catalogue tonight, in amongst the slews of new stuff…
LISTEN AGAIN – link at bottom of playlist, podcast also available, and you can also stream it on demand (best option if you’ll be listening while online).

Canberra’s Reuben Ingall starts the show with his live-glitched guitar and vocals. It’s very impressive to hear these tracks demonstrating how great he is at processing his guitar live, while still crafting great indie songs. More of this kind of thing, please.
William Ryan Fritch is unstoppable, and proves it this week by releasing an entire album of b-sides from his Vieo Abiungo project a week and a half before the new album comes out (along with a remix disc), and only a year or so since the first album — while he’s also been part of SkyRider Band (see later in the show).
The b-sides/outtakes are all good enough to have appeared on the album proper too!

Pete Swanson hasn’t slowed down since the breakup of the Yellow Swans. His new EP is available digitally and encompasses three beautiful noisy drone tracks, although there’s more detail in the arrangements here than straight drone.
And from a few years back, I played a solo track by the other half of Yellow Swans as well, GMS.

Animals on Wheels continues to impress with his 8 EPs in 8 Weeks. Number 4 is very varied, and mostly quite unlike what we might have come to expect from him. More like his Andrew Coleman stuff, it still surprises with a piece of shoegazey electric guitar rock, among other things. Highly recommended (and free! Go get it now!)

After that AoW track it’s only appropriate that we go to Seattle-based shoegaze duo Golden Gardens, with a track from their forthcoming album. It’s very much early-’90s-style shoegaze, with a few electronic updates, and nicely done.

Although shoegaze is part of their sound, Melbourne’s I’lls’ have a strong electronic element in the studio edits, as well as some nice heavy bass moments. Their Threads EP is available now on Bandcamp and is the recommendation of the week.

Then off we went into the Plaid special, witnessing just how much blissful emotion they can infuse into their electronica — including the 1995 track from when they were still 2/3 of The Black Dog.
Mara Carlyle used to be married to Andy from Plaid, and she sang on most of their earlier albums. This track, from her exquisite 2004 album The Lovely, is a reworking for strings of a hidden track from Plaid’s Rest Proof Clockwork album.

After another forthcoming Golden Gardens track we heard a newie from Balam Acab, plus the track that put him on the map. I haven’t gotten on board with Balam Acab as much as with, say, Clams Casino, and a lot of the new album leans too much towards the r’n’b side of his samples for my taste. Still, he’s onto something pretty special, no doubt.

I was shocked (shocked, I say!) to discover this week that two new Autechre tracks came out recently and slipped under my radar. The one I played came from a 76-track (ouch) Japan benefit compilation with a few special appearances such as Ae, and it’s a sortof abrasive sped-up electro thing. There’s another which was given away with tickets to an ATP in the UK. I’ve tracked it down and I’ll probably play it next week.

Sydney postrock gods (hehe) Underlapper have released a free Bandcamp single with a few new tracks. FBi’s own Loopsnake does a sterling job, as to Telafonica (sounds like a job for next week’s playlist!)

Speaking of remixes, how about Australia’s current #1 single from Gotye? Pretty amazing piece of perfect pop, hey? Tim Shiel aka Faux Pas emailed around his radical reworking earlier this week, and I don’t think it’s available to the general public in completed form yet, so there you go!
His album also isn’t officially out, but was available at his Graphic gigs this weekend. I played a low-key dubby electronic song, and then the awesome chopped-up vocal layered “The Only Way” from his previous album.

Speaking of perfect pop and ultra-tweaked/chopped drums, how about a stone cold classic from 10 years ago courtesy Funkstörung mit Jay-Jay Johanson? Yes. There’s always room for this song in any playlist, ever.

There is also always room for Luke Vibert, surely. I almost tweeted during this song “Everybody likes Luke Vibert”, but it probably would have distressed those who are already bemused by 2/3 of what I tweet. But everybody does love Luke Vibert, right? This is an exclusive from that Japan benefit, so get on it, peeps! Head-nodding sample-heavy hip-hop done right.

We hear again from Sole & the SkyRider Band’s surprisingly poppy new album Hello Cruel World. Here he’s joined by underground hip-hop superstar Lil B & electronic musician Pictureplane. I cannot recommend highly enough this brilliant refix by SkyRider of the entire album, in post-dubstep/glitch-hop fashion.

Machinedrum’s Room(s) is one of the best dance music releases in recent memory. I thought we should hear a bit more of his past, and we can see what a contemporary he was of early Prefuse 73, with fusion glitch-hop plus more folktronic sounds as tstewart.

To finish up, two more sedate Aussie tracks — another newie from Reuben Ingall, and my fave from the new Anonymeye album.

Reuben Ingall – dog/dogs [free download from Bandcamp]
vieo abiungo – drowsy salted morning [Lost Tribe Sound]
vieo abiungo – cold clotted limbs [vieo.albm.fm] {free b-sides download album for an email!}
Pete Swanson – Cocktail Champion [three lobed recordings]
GMS – Hollow and Full [Red 76/Bootylegs]
Animals on Wheels – Finally Dumb [free download from Animals on Wheels]
Animals on Wheels – Indeed [free download from Animals on Wheels]
Golden Gardens – The Empress [forthcoming via Bandcamp]
I’lls’ – Take Higher Ground [available from Bandcamp]
I’lls’ – To Not Second Guess Oneself [available from Bandcamp]
Plaid – Eyen [Warp]
The Black Dog – Chesh [Warp]
Plaid – Shackbu [Warp]
Mara Carlyle – It’s Time [Accidental Records]
Golden Gardens – Shimmerine [forthcoming via Bandcamp]
Balam Acab – Fragile Hope [Tri-Angle]
Balam Acab – See Birds (Moon) [Tri-Angle]
Autechre – Ts1a [ICASEA] {available from Bandcamp}
Underlapper – Those Six Skeletons (Loopsnake remix) [Feral Media] {free download from Bandcamp}
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) (Faux Pas remix) [direct from Faux Pas… not sure where you’ll be able to get it!]
Gotye – Don’t Worry We’ll Be Watching You [Eleven]
Gotye – The Only Way [self-released]
Funkstörung mit Jay-Jay Johanson – I Want Some Fun [Studio !K7]
Luke Vibert – Childance [ICASEA] {available from Bandcamp}
Sole & the SkyRider Band – Bad Captain Swag (feat. Lil B & Pictureplane) [Fake Four/Equinox Records]
Machinedrum – U Don’t Survive [Planet µ]
Machinedrum – Half The Battle [Merck]
tstewart – jess [Merck]
Reuben Ingall – fog [free download from Bandcamp]
Anonymeye – Meritocracy [Someone Good]

Listen again — ~ 160MB


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Sunday, 14th of August, 2011

Playlist 14.08.11 (11:04 pm)

Ah, people keep putting great music out. What’s the world coming to?
Particular highlights this week are James Brewster and Machinedrum, but there’s so much more — check it out…
And LISTEN AGAIN as per usual – link at the bottom, podcast also available.

downliners sekt’s “negative green” is richly deserving of a second spin to start the show. More from them later.
The lovely Crab Smasher played in Sydney on Friday night, and I went digging back to find something awesome to play from them. This one certainly passed the test — finest improvnoisedrone.

Next up, a new digital release from Czech band Gurun Gurun, via Japan (where Home Normal are based these days). Two Aussies remix the same track — pimmon and Part Timer. Nicely contrasting versions of a lovely bit of tinkly indietronica.

From Melbourne we heard Biddy Connor’s Sailor Days, with a beautiful viola-led song that reminded me of Linda Perhacs.
And from London, the wonderful Geese (two members of the Elysian Quartet) have released their debut EP after a number of brilliant remixes. They’re remixed themselves by a few people including Adem, who turns their quite experimental stringtronica into an engaging folktronic song. I played the original as well, with rhythmic string strumming and layering.

Introducing our Machinedrum special we had his alter-ego tstewart doing lovely folktronic stuff with strings.
Travis Stewart’s been making music for a good 10 years now, and as a regular on the Merck label, was a fairly major name in the IDM scene. It’s interesting hearing his new album, unsurprisingly on Planet µ, taking its cue from Chicago juke, hardcore and early jungle as well as pop and r’n’b/hip-hop. It’s one of the beats albums of the year, and it’s also great hearing his own vocals in there along with some vocal samples.
We also heard some remixes from his Half The Battle album from 2002, including Finland’s Brothomstates and Adelaide’s own Tim Koch. Now this is IDM.

A lot of the post-dubstep/wonky scene is really the successor to IDM, for all that a lot of it’s sincerely dancefloor-oriented. The Friends of Friends label from west coast USA is pushing a certain vein of this, and their second Pop Massacre compilation (a free Bandcamp download) follows on from the mashups of SKAM, Tigerbeat6 and indeed Planet µ from 10 years ago or so… DZA contributes a subtly hilarious take on the Smiths, and later Antonionian aka Jordan Dalrymple from Subtle does Rihanna.

But now it’s time for special #2 for tonight, also mentioned above: James Brewster started making music as Mole Harness in around 2004, and I played his stuff quite a bit in the early days. It’s awesome to hear his new album, released on Make Mine Music of epic45 fame. The folktronic sounds of his earlier days are found in less droney pieces here, but while there are plenty of songs, there’s anything but conventional song structures involved. The album is a single work as a whole, and it was hard not to just press play and play you the whole thing.

Andrew Coleman aka Animals on Wheels continues his 8 EPs in 8 weeks, and this week’s is more along the lines of his “Andrew Coleman” material, acoustic instruments and digital edits. It’s very lovely.

This week also brings a new Machinefabriek release, Sol Sketches. These mainly brief processed piano pieces were recorded as preparation for a soundtrack to a documentary about Sol LeWitt, and show how creative this project was. It’s always nice to hear Rutger taking a new approach, and although his subtle droney work can be heard in here, he’s focusing on detail of sound and even small melodic motifs.
Alexander Rishaug’s new album Shadow of Events is certainly droney, and based partially around piano sounds. It’s music that creeps up on you – if you just glance at it, it could seem overly ambient, but there’s actually a lot going on in the sound.

Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio has a new album on Editions Mego, a very suitable home for what is actually a rather harsh and noisy beast. I played the most rhythmic track, one which could almost fit on the latest emptyset album. Oh, and by the way, we heard an older track from Vainio’s Ø alias – more rhythm, a dubby pulse and quite noisy too.

Some more takes from downliners sekt show how as far back as 2005 they were making their own brand of dubstep. Their latest sound has been incorporating r’n’b samples in the up-to-the-minute post-dubstep vibe, and you get the feeling they could go anywhere next. Awesome.

And Cex continues to release new tunes, and on his Soundcloud he’s tagging them all as IDM – cute! It’s not the IDM of the ’90s when he started making music, but it’s smart electronic music to move to, so sure.

On Thursday I filled in for the honourable Mr Stu Buchanan on New Weird Australia, and got to interview Melbourne duo Peon, who also performed an improv piece in the studio. Their new EP is also improvised, although they have the luxury of choosing which bits go on the record! They’re both percussionists, and work with electronics from laptops to guitar pedals, as well as various other exotic instruments.
We also heard an excellent electronic piece from one half of Peon, Sam Price, from a couple of years back.

Anonymeye’s new album Anontendre has really grown on me, and I liked it from the start. Just delightful listening, melding his guitar picking and electronic sound production & processing better than ever.

And finally, Sydney’s lessons in time (Blake from Telafonica) has a new EP out of his ramshackle DIY indiepop, always a pleasure.

downliners sekt – negative green [free download from d-sekt.com]
crab smasher – digging a hole in a dried up lake [Monstera Deliciosa]
Gurun Gurun – ano uta (pimmon remix) [Home Normal] {Buy from Bandcamp to support Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support}
Gurun Gurun – ano uta (part timer remix) [Home Normal] {Buy from Bandcamp to support Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support}
Sailor Days – Liar Liar [self-released]
Geese – Tundra Bean (Adem remix) [self-released, see Geese Bandcamp]
Geese – Tundra Bean [self-released, see Geese Bandcamp]
tstewart – i waited til morning and everything was fine [Merck]
Machinedrum – Sacred Frequency [Planet µ]
Machinedrum – Machine Drum (Riveurs Enjienrd By Brothomstates) [Merck]
Brothomstates – Jak Got Stuck In Canada And This Sounds Like [Warp]
Machinedrum – Machine Drum (Tim Koch’s Thousand Times Over Mix) [Merck]
Machinedrum – Come1 [Planet µ]
DZA – Girl Afraid [Friends of Friends] {Smiths mashup from Pop Massacre 2 (free download}}
James Brewster – Vraikan Sundan [Make Mine Music]
Mole Harness – Daydream of Dying [Silent Age Recordings]
Mole Harness – as language carves the world [Stray Dog Army]
James Brewster – Landfall / Crumbling Spires [Make Mine Music]
Animals on Wheels – Less Isn’t More [free download from Animals on Wheels]
Machinefabriek – Sol Sketch 20 [Machinefabriek]
Alexander Rishaug – Things That Disappear [Dekorder]
Machinefabriek – Sol Sketch 4 [Machinefabriek]
Ø – Ikuinen (Version) [Sähkö Recordings]
mika vainio – mining [Editions Mego]
downliners sekt – benz [free download from d-sekt.com]
downliners sekt – Incerta Glòria [free download from d-sekt.com]
Antonionian – Rude Boy [Friends of Friends] {Rihanna mashup from Pop Massacre 2 (free download}}
Cex – Grifter hostel [Cex Soundcloud]
Peon – intercourse suite part I [available soon from their Bandcamp]
Sam Price – Do not go gentle [available from Bandcamp]
Anonymeye – Demarchy [Someone Good]
lessons in time – Wet And Burnt [available from Bandcamp]

Listen again — ~ 162MB


Thursday, 11th of August, 2011

New Weird Australia – 11.08.11 (10:10 pm)

Good evening! I’m filling in for Stu Buchanan tonight on New Weird Australia.
LISTEN AGAIN via the link at the bottom, and it’s in the podcast too…

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving – …And Sever Us From The Present [self-released]
Peter Knight & Dung Nguyen – Phase Pedal [Parenthèses Records]
pimmon – Bent Waxes [2nd rec]
pimmon – passing, never to be held [Room40] {forthcoming}
Peon live in the studio…
Sam Price – Do not go gentle [available from Bandcamp]
Anonymeye – Demarchy [Someone Good]
Anonymeye – Meritocracy [Someone Good]
afxjim – Love For Juan [Feral Media]
y0t0 – Black Ice [fac-ture]
y0t0 – Uriarra Road (Relmic Statute remix) [fac-ture]
part timer – undead part four [forthcoming on…?]
Tom Hall – Chased By Demons Through Vacant Lands [Complicated Dance Steps]
Crab Smasher – It Took A Drop Of Blood To Break The Witches Spell [Squeamish Recordings, now available from Bandcamp]
Soma – The Drunken Atlantean [Extreme]
Black Lung – Question Two [Helix2]
Scraping Foetus off the Wheel – I’ll Meet You in Poland, Baby [Some Bizarre]
Foetus – O Putrid Sun (for Yuko) [Ectopic Ents]

Listen again — ~ 147MB


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Sunday, 7th of August, 2011

Playlist 07.08.11 (11:04 pm)

Evening all! Many musics for you tonight, on that night of all nights – MasterChef final! ahahahaha sorry… Anyway. Regardless of absurd and frighteningly absorbing reality TV, tonight is an aural degustation</tie-in>
LISTEN AGAIN via the link at the bottom or the podcast…

Discovery of the week is the amazing Downliners Sekt, who remixed the wonderful y0t0 on his new album. All their releases are available for free from their website, and range from stunning minimal post-dubstep beats with r’n’b-cut-ups to heavy dubstep and dubby postrock, and bits of droney stuff thrown in. Pretty amazing.
And speaking of y0t0, the Uriarra Road album’s still getting plenty of listning time round here. I’ve raved about it enough in previous updates, but enjoy the detail in the quiet sections of the non-remix track… And meanwhile Germany’s Field Rotation conveniently segues us from y0t0 into Vieo Abiungo, with a stunning remix of what’s already the highlight of his forthcoming new album — the title track, and the world is still yawning.
The remix album is pretty special, but so is the album proper – available for pre-order now from Lost Tribe Sound. I thought we should do a compare-and-contrast, and the wonderful Benoît Pioulard presents the perfect example, totally turning it into Pioulard-land, but somehow keeping a core of the original in there.

And so to the surprising new album from Sole & the SkyRider Band. William Ryan Fritch, he of Vieo Abiungo, is a member of the SkyRider band, who have been working with Sole for a few albums now. His amazing strings grace some of the tracks here, but what’s more unusual is the vocoder and other tilting towards a more mainstream hip-hop sensibility in some areas. This despite collaborations with the likes of Xiu Xiu. It’s a fascinating album and a real success.

A reprise of the brilliant Sun Hammer remix of James Blake from a week or two ago, and then we’re back into Downliners Sekt. Negative Green is one of those songs that grips you (if you’re me) so that you need to go back and listen to it as soon as it’s finished. It’s the way it builds and evolves, while the head-nodding crunchy beat keeps the flow. I’m a fan. From 2008 we heard a couple of tracks more in the dubby post-rock vein — this is a band that takes pride in its stylistic twists and turns.

A lot’s been said about the stylistic shift of the new Prurient album, but I’d like to suggest that it’s not as far from his noise output as suggested. He’s always based his sound around synths and drum machines, along with his vocals. There’s a fair bit of screaming on the new album, as well as pitched-down incantation. It’s certainly got more drum machines and song structures about it, and less unrelenting noise, but it’s not totally out of the blue.
If you can see (hear?) past the “extreme” nature of his output, there’s a lot to get out of Prurient’s back-catalogue too.

German label Ad Noiseam continues to put out heavy-hitting releases in breakcore, dubstep, drum’n’bass and dark ambient. Among the recent releases is the new one from hard d’n’b king The Teknoist, and it opens with a pretty spot-on remix of a µ-Ziq track from 2003’s Bilious Paths. It doesn’t stray far from the original, but adds an additional layer of pummeling beats and shiny synths.
Later we hear one of those tracks where dubstep meets drum’n’bass, and in between, Greece’s Mobthrow do pretty much the same thing. I’m surprised that I don’t seem to have played their dubsteppy remix of an old Future Sound of London track either, from 2009’s Mutant Dubstep Volume 3, seeing as I’m a huge FSOL fan, but there you go, never got around to it at the time.

One of my favourite Japanese artists, Himuro Yoshiteru, is on a roll at the moment. His latest album just crept up on me, and it’s digital-only, from Bedroom Research. As usual, bright melodies brush shoulders with drum’n’bass and slinky hip-hop beats, plus the occasional hint of dubstep. Fun!

But on the d’n’b tip, it’s now time to hear from drill’n’bass pioneer Animals on Wheels aka Andrew Coleman. His early releases were much celebrated in the idm scene in the mid-’90s, and I still remember the fuss that track “Hate Me” caused (I love it). He’s currently releasing 8 EPs in 8 Weeks, and tonight we heard one new track from the 2nd EP, plus a few older tunes, including a lovely piece from his Thrill Jockey, when he’d move away from the mad drum programming and into something resembling proto-folktronica.

Some local stuff to finish. Cycle~ 440 are a duo from Perth and combine almost-classical/almost-jazz piano with ring modulators, noise and glitchy crackles on their debut EP available from Bandcamp.
Then I felt the need to play you a couple of absolutely gorgeous unreleased Part Timer tracks, which appeared in his live set in Sydney last week — must get him to release these! Maybe time for Bandcamp eh, John?
And finally, another cut from the fantastic Muted Angels album from Brisbane’s Tom Hall. Highly recommended.

downliners sekt – hockey nights in canada [free download from d-sekt.com]
y0t0 – Uriarra Crossing Mirror Condensation (Downliners Sekt remix) [fac-ture]
y0t0 – The Circumstances In Which They Come [fac-ture]
y0t0 – Uriarra Road (Field Rotation remix) [fac-ture]
vieo abiungo – and the world is still yawning (field rotation remix) [Lost Tribe Sound] {forthcoming!}
vieo abiungo – drowsy salted morning [Lost Tribe Sound] {forthcoming!}
vieo abiungo – drowsy salted morning (benoît pioulard remix) [Lost Tribe Sound] {forthcoming!}
Sole & the SkyRider Band – We Will Not Be Moved (feat. Ceschi & Noah23) [Fake Four/Equinox Records]
Sole & the SkyRider Band – Napoleon (feat. Xiu Xiu) [Fake Four/Equinox Records]
James Blake – I Never Learnt To Share (Sun Hammer Remix) [unofficial, download from Soundcloud]
downliners sekt – negative green [free download from d-sekt.com]
downliners sekt – Scope Creep [free download from d-sekt.com]
downliners sekt – Solstices [free download from d-sekt.com]
Prurient – Bermuda Drain [Hydra Head]
Prurient – Dog Of Addiction [Hospital Productions]
Prurient – Myth Of Sex [Hydra Head]
µ-Ziq – Siege of Antioch (The Teknoist‘s I’ve got 2 i’s in my name remix) [Ad Noiseam]
Mobthrow – Bulb Engine [Ad Noiseam]
Mobthrow – My Dub Kingdom (remix of Future Sound of London) [Spectraliquid]
Septic Insurgent – Box Of Dreams (The Teknoist‘s Box Of Nightmares Labotomy) [Ad Noiseam]
Himuro – Realize You Are Living Dead [Bedroom Research]
Himuro – Future in the Past [Bedroom Research]
animals on wheels – toasted bot bop [NTone]
animals on wheels – Can You See Me? [free download from Animals on Wheels]
animals on wheels – Hate Me [iLL]
Andrew Coleman – pi four [Thrill Jockey]
Cycle~ 440 – In Memoriam The Demiurge [available from their Bandcamp]
Part Timer – anothheerr [unreleased]
Part Timer – ive [unreleased]
Tom Hall – Before Being [Complicated Dance Steps]

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