let's get this party slanted (spannered.org)

I did a mix for spannered.org. It's sort of ambient-ish in a downlifting, throw-ya-hands-in-the-meatgrinder kind of way.


Lustmord - 'Primordial Atom' (Soleilmoon)
Simon Fisher Turner - 'Hymn For Thatcher' (Mute)
Brunnen - 'Tippoo's Tiger' (Beta-lactam Ring)
Chris Carter - 'Chakutut' (Conspiracy International)
Autechre - 'Paralel Suns' (Warp)
Column One - 'Re-Worked Transmission' (Stateart)
Black Sun Productions - 'The Skunk' (Old Europa Café)
Max Waters - 'Stars And Scribble' (Blasé)
Andrew Liles - 'Auto Manipulator - 4th Degree (A Lesson To Be Learnt)' (Lumberton Trading Company)
Black Dice - 'Endless Happiness' (DFA)
The Jackofficers - 'An Hawaiian Christmas Song' (Naked Brain)
Aerial Service Area - 'ETI Encoding' (Fax +49-69/450464)
Pemalas - 'Tones' (Experimental Seafood)
The Silverman - 'Nature Of Illusion' (Beta-lactam Ring)
Danny Kreutzfeldt - 'Chasm' (Databloem)
Satori - 'Paralysis' (Dogma Chase)
Sun Electric - 'Newambi' (R&S)
James Plotkin, Mick Harris - 'Collapse' (Asphodel)

You can download the mp3 or stream the mix from here.

Completed artwork commentary

Some months ago I blogged about a commentary I wrote about the centre label art on ARCart releases.

At that time I was missing a finished copy of ARC04 but I found one this week. I've added it to the commentary and it can be seen on page two of the ARCart label art gallery accessible from

an old set recorded in Brno, 2004

A recording of my set at the Foundation party in Brno, Czech Republic in 2004. In two hectic, messy, high tempo sections. I think a few minutes must have been cut off in the middle as it jumps about 20bpm between the end of the first and the start of the second. Sound quality isn't brilliant as the decks were feeding back a bit in places. Also the ending is cut off somewhat abruptly.

Here's the tracklist.

Part 1

Susumu Yokota - 'Fairy Link' (Leaf)
Lift Syndrome - '13' (Rodz-Konez)
The Advent - 'The Living' (Internal)
Caustic Window - 'Astroblaster' (Rephlex)
Cybordelics - 'Adventures Of Dama' (Harthouse)
Universal Indicator - 'Green' (Rephlex)
Like A Tim - 'Space Punk' (DJAX)
Universal Indicator - 'Green' (Rephlex)
Mescalinum United - 'We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin TTQ Mix)' (R&S)
Like A Tim - 'Dangle' (DJAX)
Unknown Structure - 'Repitcher' (Sapho)
DJ Rush - 'Smooth Ride' (Trax)
Drexciya - 'Digital Tsunami' (Tresor)
Fast - 'Exit Wound' (Reverb)
Autechre - 'Djarum' (Warp)
Nick Rapaccioli - 'Skima' (Vertical Form)
Drexciya - 'Aqua Jujidsu' (Submerge)
Storm - 'Carbon Fury' (DJAX)
Richard Bartz - 'Mad Butcher' (Disko B)
Gas - 'Pop' (Mille Plateaux)
D'Arcangelo - 'Diagram VII (80's Mix)' (Rephlex)

Part 2

The Vision - 'K-Force' (Tresor)
Clementine - 'Breaking Point' (DJAX)
Bola - 'Horizophon' (Skam)
Ed Rush - 'The Raven' (FFRR)
The Black Dog - 'Chesh' (Warp)
Monolake - 'Frost' (Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music)
Ceephax Acid Crew - 'Seasick Acid' (Breakin')
Audiosex - 'untitled' (Aural Audio)
Vinyl Countdown - 'Erasure' (Edge)
C-Tank - 'Hardtrance Over Flow' (Overdrive)
Like A Tim - 'Wildstyle' (DJAX)
Andre Holland - 'Unabomber' (UR)
Gas - 'Pop' (Mille Plateaux)
Caustic Window - 'The Garden Of Linmiri' (Rephlex)
The Subjects v. Jeff Mills - 'Beyond...' (ULR One)
Caustic Window - 'Joyrex J4' (Rephlex)
DJ Funk - 'Booty Perk U Later' (Projex)
Bitstream - 'Speed Of Light' (Pylon)

zip file containing both parts is here.

Chris Watson on BBC Radio 4

Chris Watson, who I wrote about a few posts ago, presented an excellent short program on BBC Radio 4 yesterday about recording the various sounds of water. It's only 15 minutes long so go and check it out. There's a section where he plays recordings made of an Icelandic glacier which is quite amazing and similar to the one of the sea ice freezing which he played at the National Gallery event.

Listen to the program on the BBC site here (6 days left to listen).