New rekkids

I really do hope to get around to doing some reviews for these ones.

Complete Albums
The Matthew Herbert Big Band – There’s Me & There’s You [Accidental]
Matthew Herbert – Score [!K7]
Arthur Russell – Calling Out Of Context [Audika]

Complete EPs
Martyn – Velvet [3024]
Martyn – Natural Selection [3024]
Martyn – Natural Selection (Flying Lotus/2562 remixes) [3024]
Flying Lotus – LA EP 1 X 3 [Warp]
2562 – Aerial (vinyl exclusive) [Tectonic]
Reggie Dokes – Galactic Connections / In A Better Place EP [Planet Harrier]
Aroy Dee – Summer EP [MOS Holland]
Jacek Sienkiewicz – My Little Place [Cocoon Germany]
Lowtec – Workshop 06 [Workshop]
Ron Trent – Journeyn2u [Future Vision]
Francesco Tristano – Auricle Bio On (Moritz Von Oswald Remixes) [Infine]
Reggie Dokes – Rain Redemptive Love EP [Philpot]
Ike – Pressin On [Philpot]

Individual tracks
Kelli Hand – Holding On [Third Ear]

Arthur Russell – Let’s Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons remix) [Audika]

Dimlite – Last Repetitions Pieces/Lorraine For The World [Astro Lab]
Take – Hollywood’nt [Astro Lab]

James Kumo – Koma [Ann Aimee]

Wbeeza – London My Home [Third Ear]

RippertonN & Alex Attias – The Last Hour (A&R edit) [Ann Aimee]

Rondenion – Precious Time [Parker MusicWorks]
Rondenion – 7 & 10 [Parker MusicWorks]

Dave Aju – Smog Check [Circus Company]
Dave Aju – Mallrats [Circus Company]

Dave Aju – Open Wide [Circus Company]
Dave Aju – Anyway [Circus Company]

Ibex – Spiritual War [Third Ear]
Keith Worthy – Moon Dance [Third Ear]
Exchange Bureau meets John Arnold – Spookie Dookie [Third Ear]

Population One – Radius [Frantic Flowers]

Motor City Drum Ensemble – Feel The Love [Four Roses]

Move D – Heidelberg Gals (parts 1, 2 & 3) [Running Back]

Martyn – Suburbia [Martyn Apple Pips]

Morphosis – Baal [Morphine]
Ra.H – Fall Of Justice [Morphine]

Delano Smith – Trans [Third Ear]

Poni Hoax – Antibodies (Chateau Flight remix) [Versatile]
Chateau Flight – La Roquette [Versatile]
I Cube – Supernovac (Live At The Lanchonette version) [Versatile]
Fabrice Lig – Bump Bump [Versatile]

Waldorf Microwave XT

New kit! I had previously convinced myself that my synth shopping was done, but I recently figured out that I would never bother using the ROMpler sounds in my RM1X (still digging it as a sequencer though) and that I didn’t need to be routing the out from my effects box in to one of the proper stereo channels in the mixer when there’s a “playback” channel that would accommodate that just fine. So I decided to fill these recently-emptied channels. I was initially toying with the idea of getting a Blofeld, but decided that since I have a Q that I love already, the XT would be the way to go. And it has two stereo outs.

I’ve not yet really spent any time with the manual, but the short amount of time I’ve spent fiddling with a couple of sounds has left me really impressed. Here’s some gear pr0n:

New synth:

Revised studio setup:

Now I just need to get some monitors and I should be basically done. There’s no space left in the mixer for expansion and no space on the desk for a larger mixer, so I think this should be a it for a while! Not that I’m left wanting, mind.

8118 Mix

New mix! Feels like a mix tape to me somehow. I purposefully kept it under 80 minutes to fit it on CD anyway. I think everything but the Plastikman track is pre-’97.

2020 note: all mixes taken down for now to re-post at higher bitrate on Mixcloud in due course. If you’re at all keen for me to do this, please let me know and I will try and get anything specific you want to hear moved over ASAP.

Seefeel – Through You [Too Pure]
Jam & Spoon – I Saw the Future [Apollo]
Le Gooster – Voyage Sur Hypnose [Shadow Records]
The Mighty Bop – Abstract Fever [Quango Records]
Sun Electric – O’locco (Orbital Therapy Part 2) [R&S]
The Orb – Outland (Fountains Of Elisha Mix) [Big Life]
The Black Dog – Nommo [Warp]
Async Sense – Fa [Interference Records Berlin]
Larry Heard – The Dance of Planet X [Black Market International]
Sweet Exorcist – African [Touch]
Link & E621 – Antacid (Jedi Knights Remix) [Warp]
Plastikman – In Side [NovaMute]
Sysex – Goodbye [Plus 8]
Placid Angels – Now and Always [Peacefrog]
Irresistible Force – Snowstorm [Rising High]