BACKWORDS - Tre
This is a really weird and interesting release — "an intimate, muscle-and-sinew-deep exploration of the mysterious meeting point of man and machine". It feels a bit like Dale Cornish's Ulex, if that were pumped up beyond its bare-bones mechanics. It's dancey and fun but also quite methodical. I like 'Arpoon' a lot.
VA - Run The Length Of Your Wildness V. 1
This is a compilation put together by Roche and Cherushii of the Run The Length of your Wildness party in San Francisco. It's got 12 tracks of varying styles of house and techno. Standouts for me are Signal Flex's 'Copper Pipes $1.66 lb', with playful percussion and flutey synths; Doc Sleep 'Cooper's Trilogy', which is all dubby nightmares; and Lavender's thoroughly ominous 'Chrome'.
23 Million Pigs Worldwide - Mixtape
This comes from a ~mysterious~ Russian producer with a weird name. It's a suite of sketches and vignettes, dusty and pristine and strange and charming.
Via App - Secret Rotation
Banger merchant Dylan Scheer is back. This is due out on Halloween but for now enjoy the manic swell of 'Living Decoration'.
Institut fuer Zukunft - RADIO IfZ #1 - Kate Miller
This mix is simply a bundle of vibes. You saw that tweet about vibes? This is that in mix form. But in a good way of course. It kicks off on a sultry low-key tip, then edges up the mood slowly, with bright, shiny keys and tribal percussion.
K15 - Rain's Meditation [CDR x Dimensions]
K15 dropped this one as part of the CDR x Dimensions mini-comp. It's due on vinyl soon and sits alongside tracks from Lismore, FYI Chris and Ben Houghton. Not sure what to call it, it's slightly jazzy, at least in terms of its percussion and piano, but its bass and slinky synth work place it firmly in house territory. It's got the right title, at least.
Ali Wade - Breccia
Anthony Child - Caught Dreaming In A Perfect Past
Frequency Domain just shared two wonderful pieces this week, one from Anthony Child, aka Surgeon, and one from Ali Wade. The former comes from You Have Already Surrendered Your Total Will and is a light and playful ambient workout. A world away from his Maui release last year, that's for sure. The latter is from a release called Geomorphology, and it's a bit darker and harsher, with a simple phrase and idea building and growing through modulations across eight minutes.
Aaron Leitko - "Flip Flops (This Can't Happen)"
Aaron Leitko, of Protect-U and Ocabaya fame, goes solo with a limited tape calledWasatch Mecha for Atlantic Rhythms. This is another meditative exploration in sound, ebbing and flowing, leaping and falling through octaves and sounds.
cyan / CMD - osc jamz
Montreal-based cyan aka CMD threw out these four "some raw oscillator jams" into the wild, and for that we are thankful. Slow and intense, burning and bubbling with menace and intrigue, they're head-nodders that get under your skin.
Have a good weekend. Love as always x