Hey. Really happy with this week's selection. Some blindingly good stuff.
Meyers - Negative Space (1981–2014)
Thanks to Steve Shaw for this. Negative Space is a good title, as this one is full of it. It reminds me of D Hansen's A Pair of Quiet and Empty Rooms from a few years ago (which features in a mix below), in how it touches on musical tropes yet plays with strange sounds. The artwork is sublime too (see above).
Wulfgold - itsoverok
This is wild. Genuinely clicked it cause I loved the art. Lots of good art this week. Can you blame me?! No idea who this is, who they are, but the art is great, the track titles are baffling and the description is.... completely irrelevant to the music. On that note: the music is epic. Gnarly post-rock kinda stuff, weird electronic-ish touches and droning guitar bits. Dank.
Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni - Les Filles de Illighadad
Wonderful guitar and vocal music from rural Niger. Dreamily hypnotic, perfectly clear.
A Vengeance - Antennae
Really heavy stuff this. An industrial noise duo from the wastelands of Britain (that could be literally anywhere, ha!), A Vengeance are making their debut on the Darkfloor Sound label. Even the supposed names of the artists, Mya Gravis & Ana Carcinoma, are in fact the names of chronic diseases and malignancies. The music is fittingly corroded.
Michael Tanner - The Solar Gate: Female Private Press New-Age Music - Vol.1
Super mix of slightly weird folksy new age music, all from the 70s and 80s. A very nice introduction to artists like Kay Gardner and Anne Williams (who's featured on the Sounds of The Dawn blog before too), it's wonderfully calming and relaxing.
Acte for Decoder Magazine
The Acte label from Montreal put together a label showcase mix for Decoder magazine. It features stuff new and unreleased from favourites like Kara-Lis Coverdale, Devon Hansen and Karl Fousek, and treads a careful path through ambient experiments with the occasional foray into techno thud.
Raica Live @ Salmon Town 2 20 16
Live performance from the wonderful Chloe Harris, it's largely a monotonous droning techno thing, but about 17 minutes in some loopy synths kick in, topping it off nicely.
Shy Eyez - Guest Mix for Discwoman @ The Lot Radio, Brooklyn
Absolute belter of a mix from New York DJ Shy Eyez for Discwoman's weekly radio show. Opens up with dark techno from Rhythmic Theory and doesn't let up. Also features Hodge, Special Request and the excellent 'Pence' from JME (produced by Wiley).
kyoka »smash/hush« taken from kyoka »SH«
I realise it's all mixes here this week. Here's a broken, swirling techno head-scratcher from Japanese producer Kyoka, one track from an EP due next month on Raster-Noton.
Bandcloud - BC15
And finally... I shared this at the weekend, but in case you missed it, here's a mix I made last year. I made it for a thing, that thing didn't work out, it's not a "Best of" mix as such, just something I made that represents me and the mailout. Some unreleased bits, but largely stuff that's featured here. Also features the sound of my son screeching but processed and stretched to oblivion.
Responses welcome as always.