Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cray Cray

Back to the Big D.  See you in a week!


Monday, August 26, 2013

astrangelyisolatedplace - Five Years Mix (2013)

Truly one of the best music sites on the entire web. This is what a music web site should be. I have gladly donated but unfortunately did not have the finance to pick up the vinyl release when it was offered a few months ago (and am kicking myself for that now...). 

What an amazing thing, to have a site where artists contribute tracks solely and uniquely for that site. Highest quality in all aspects.
"Sometime within the last three years, you made the decision to contribute and donate to ASIP and for that I am eternally grateful. Many of you submitted track choices to be included in this mix and I did my best to make it into something enjoyable. I realise some of you didn't get the chance to submit a track, due to a multitude of reasons i'm sure, but this mix is dedicated to all those who were generous enough to stump up some cash to help ASIP become what it is today. Without you, ASIP wouldn't be half as enjoyable as it is today."
I contributed a recommendation that made it to the final mix so am pretty pumped about that.

Do what you can to support this site (and other sites like this).

You can find the mix and a host of other musical goodness


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Invisible Soundtracks

The Invisible Soundtracks series on the Leaf label was launched in 1995, with a simple brief: contributors (who include both established and new artists) were asked to produce an evocative piece of music for an imaginary film, in whatever style the musician cared to choose. At the time of release all tracks were exclusive to the series.

With a host of artists familiar and not so familiar, this will certainly take you into new regions of listening pleasure.






P.S. Two additional volumes to the series were released on vinyl only if you happen to come across them.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Overcast Sound Feat. Jenny Mayhem - Settle (2013)

Picked this one up a few minutes ago. Single from dub techno artist Overcast Sound featuring remixes from some of my favorite artists including Coppice Halifax and Giriu Dvasios.

Overcast Sound has seen releases on such well known and respected labels such as ROHS!, Entropy and Silent Season. As this genre continues to evolve (this track has vocals), Overcast Sound seems prepared to ride the tide.

Name your price (as always, show some real support if you are able):

Friday, August 23, 2013

Shake The Bones

This one has been dropping in my shuffle lately and it just sounds so right. Classic.

Released in the U.S. under the now defunct Instinct Ambient label as High Performance.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

ROHS! Records

If you aren't familiar with ROHS! Records now is your chance to sample some of their back catalogue at no charge. If you are a dub techno fan you will instantly recognize many of the artists.

Currently home to some of the best dub techno being made today you can pick up some of their old releases to give you a teaser of what's in store


To whet your appetite as to some of their newer sounds go 



Highly recommended label. Show some real support any way you can.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Is it just me or is it impossible to never get tired of these grooves? They may not set your world on fire but there is no doubt that they always put the listener into a chilled state of mind. 

















Saturday, August 17, 2013


By request...
Dub techno overload that will keep your ears busy for days. While some of the artists have been identified there is still an air of mystery to these tracks that enhance the experience.
Vinyl only, if you want the real thing.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Richard Dorfmeister - A Different Drummer Selection (2003)

This one has a few years under its belt now but it remains some of the best downtempo, dubby music from the heyday of the sound in the mid-2000s from the Different Drummer label.

Selected by one of the major players of that period of time, Richard Dorfmeister of Kruder & Dorfmeister renown this one is still essential to anyone's ears.

Monday, August 12, 2013


For those who weren't present in 1990, Enigma emerged out of nowhere with their hybrid of bedroom friendly beats with an amalgam of Gregorian Chant, pseudo spiritual vibe and the less than subtle sexual innuendo with the Marquis de Sade reference. Yes, it is Engima's fault that Gregorian Chant crossed over and became as ubiquitous as the Firestone Christmas vinyl of old. 

At the time there was nothing like it. Their first album, MCMXC a.D., was on non-stop repeat, mostly on my car's cassette player, until I dissected it inside and outside. Though it certainly dates itself in terms of its electronic backbone it still sounds pretty good.

As I was putting this post together my wife flipped on the film Single White Female, a forgettable film from the 90s, and in one of the scenes "Sadeness Part I" is playing in some trying too hard to be seedy club. Serendipitous.

MXMXC a.D. (1990)

This was also during that burgeoning late 80s/early 90s explosion of the remix, the extended mix and the CD format.  

Sadeness Part I (1990)


Principles Of Lust (1991)

Mea Culpa Part II (1991)


The Rivers Of Belief (1991)


The follow up, Cross Of Changes, did not achieve the fame of its predecessor but, minus some of the pretentious lyrics, it is actually more of a favorite for me. Might have to do with the fact that this was on heavy rotation as I tooled around Montana for a few weeks. I have, to this day, yet to see Planet P's "Static" referenced as the sample source for the first track and other uncredited references ultimately landed the artist in court. 

Cross of Changes (1993)

It too spawned a plethora of remixes and extended mixes.

Return To Innocence (1993)

"Age Of Loneliness (Carly's Song)" was featured in the movie Sliver, another forgettable film from the 90s, this one capitalizing on the fame of Sharon Stone's beaver shot:

Carly's Song (1993)
Age Of Loneliness (1994)


The Eyes Of Truth (1994)


Out From The Deep (1994)


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bedrock Original Series

Desyn Masiello - OS_0.1 (2004)

Jonathan Lisle - OS_0.2 (2005)

Luke Fair - OS_0.3 (2005)

From John Digweed's Bedrock label this series was designed to showcase new artists.  I first came to these through Jonathan Lisle's mix and to this day his remains one of my favorite mixes with samples from Blade Runner, Pink Floyd and Baraka scattered throughout.

Unfortunately only these three releases came to see the light of day in the series. The names Luke Fair and Desyn Masiello rose to some popularity in the mid 2000s. 

Jonathan Lisle never really got quite the same traction and he ended up back in the legal profession from what I recall. I have a few of the mixes from his old website at a low bit rate ripped onto CD somewhere and he did release a series of EPs in 2011.  Seems he might be trying to make his way back into making music.

While perhaps not the most memorable knock you out of your headphones mixes they are solid and worth a spin.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cold Tear Records Bandcamp - All Releases Free

From the Cold Tear Records website:

"Starting from today, until next Tuesday, you have an opportunity to download our releases for free at bandcamp. You can get the best quality in flac and wav formats for free."

One of the best websites going right now for dub techno.  Highest recommendation.  And right now you can download everything in all formats for free.

It's a "Name Your Price" so chip in a few bucks to show support.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Not sure if it's the Ohio connection, the lengthy song titles or the stories behind the songs but there is something oddly compelling about their bizarre collision of sounds and samples. Streaming Roswell Radio Cult at the moment and am having flashbacks to the opening scene of Orson Welles' classic Touch of Evil.

They have a new limited release CD being issued in Europe (bummer) but all their other downloads on their Bandcamp are free. Looks like they are starting to get some well deserved recognition.

Something a bit different.

Friday, August 2, 2013

faux fruit - Matt Thibideau, Jakob Thiesen (2013)

Obsolete Components presents "Faux Fruit" by Matt Thibideau and Jakob Thiesen. 

This 7 Track record is based on found sounds coming from samples of old Children's toys infused with slowed down techno, Dub-Techno and Ambient Washes. The sounds are processed through a maze of modular filter banks and effects, then captured on to tape. Go to this link to download ,support and enjoy.

To give this some perspective go HERE. With an album to be released on echospace's [air] series this is definitely one to check out.   

It's a free download but show some genuine support:

Sick Day Mix

Actually doing more productive work from home than I do at work. Go figure.

Quick little mix for ya'.  Pretty diverse but some solid tracks on here.