I would make some sort of joke about the day that's in it and how Bandcloud is at a cheaper rate, but I'd probably end up in your spam folder. On to the music.
Emerging Industries of Wuppertal - Systems for Simulating Professional Music
I like it when people send me good music. The Strategic Tape Reserve label got in touch to share this release with me, and I'm glad they did. Systems for Simulating Professional Music was put together initially using self-generating hardware synth and hardware patches, then edited down to what we have here. Strange and weird sequences bolstered by squelchy tape-like sounds, wonky vocals, synthy melodies, creepy noises. It's bizarre and fun and I love it.
AGF aka poemproducer aka Antye Greie - SOLIDICITY
AGF is hugely prolific and I don't listen to nearly enough of her stuff, but this new one grabbed me. It's like techno on edge, strange music riven with field recordings that adds tension and undermines any sense of danceability. 'Pursuance' in particular has gorgeous synths that melt and soar, but the whole album is a crackling journey in sound.
Norm Chambers - Graphic Means (Soundtrack)
You may know Norm Chambers. He also goes by Panabrite, and some say he's the man behind the Jürgen Müller music (spoiler alert: he is). This is a soundtrack to the time before digital ubiquity, when the design and print industries needed a variety of methods to get type image on to film. It's plinky and plonky in the most beautiful way.
Andrew Liles - THE EQUESTRIAN VORTEX: EXPANDED
Did you see Berberian Sound Studio? It's great. Andrew Liles composed a score for The Equestrian Vortex, the film within a film being produced by the eponymous studio. It came out on vinyl a few years ago, and featured whispers, screams and terrifying noise. He's finally released it digitally, adding a few tracks for good measure. Praise be!
ηormaled - /yes/1
All too short this one, it's a rolling banger with gorgeous sound design and hefty beats.
Aylu - Rings
Another nice wee track that's somewhere between drum-machine freak-out and gently electronic blips. It's from Buenos Aires-based Aylu, who makes latin juke.
DJ SPEEDSICK - BURNING TRASH IN THE HOOD [DEATH TRIP '17, BPP-08x]
Okay so those two were nice. This is harsh and relentless. Noisy and distorted techno at 175bpm, it really gets the blood pumping.
Ribeka - La Cheetah 11.11.17
This is Glasgow DJ Ribeka's warm-up set from a few weeks back when she played before Lorenzo Senni and DJ Stingray in the excellent La Cheetah club. Expect murky techno, EBM torch songs and silly 80s synth bangers.
Structure 021 - DJ Voices
Last week DJ Voices contributed an excellent mix to the Discwoman series, and here's another for Structures From Silence. Buses! It's a varied affair, starting off nice and slow with some gurgling ambient, moving into a sumptuous groove and then rattling forth with party jams. Tonnes of fun.
Marlene Claudine Radice - Phaser x Ensori
Gorgeous and heartfelt drone, ambient, modern classical, all of those things and more.
Guest edition next week. I'm off to Bruges today. Those two statements are not related.