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Sunday
Oct052014

Gentle Daps VIII: Halloween Special

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Gentle Daps takes a detour into the dreary, paranormal realms of soft goth and industrial, dream pop, dark ethereal, ambient, prog and horror cinema for this lengthy Halloween special.

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  1. Lycia - "Pygmallion" [Projekt, 1983]
  2. Ragnar Grippe - "Postlude" [BIS, 1982]
  3. Claudio Simonetti, Massimo Morante & Fabio Pignatelli - "Tenebre (Reprise)" [Cinevox, 1982]
  4. Alien Sex Fiend - "Seconds to Nowhere" [Anagram Records, 1985]
  5. SPK - "Palms Crossed in Sorrow" [Nettwerk, 1987]
  6. Cranes - "Watersong" [Dedicated, Dedicated, 1991]
  7. Ministry - "Dream Song" [Sire, 1989]
  8. Mick Karn - "The Tooth Mother" [CMP, 1995]
  9. Charles Bernstein - "A Nightmare on Elm Street: Main Title" [Varèse Sarabande, 1984]
  10. Japan - "The Width of a Room" [Virgin, 1980]
  11. B.E.F. - "Decline of the West" [Virgin, 1981]
  12. Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook - "Clouds" [4AD, 1987]
  13. Dead Can Dance - "Ocean" [4AD, 1984]
  14. Lustmord - "Mass" [Side Effects, 1985]
  15. Bel Canto - "Capio" [Crammed Discs, 1987]
  16. Front Line Assembly - "Eastern Voices" [Dossier, 1987]
  17. Ralph Lundsten - "Ristningar" [His Master's Voice, 1969]
  18. John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - "The Rock" [MCA Records, 1982]
  19. John Carpenter - "The Fog: End Credits" [Varèse Sarabande, 1984]
  20. Alice Cooper - "Years Ago" [Atlantic, 1975]
Wednesday
Oct012014

ANTS Podcast #031.5: The Secret Ambient Discography of Mike Paradinas

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Last week I wrote a feature about the legacy of Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq) and its many similarities to that of Aphex Twin. Over the years, Mike has put out many ambient tunes nestled stealthily into his full length releases. Even die-hard fans of the London-born producer may discount the notion of Mike being a force in the genre simply because—unlike Aphex Twin—Mike has strewn these songs about his catalog rather than focusing his ambient efforts into a single listen (e.g., Selected Ambient Works). The feature on Mike included a Spotify playlist of 25 of his ambient songs from his various aliases from throughout his 20+ year career. He's given me the green light to feature this playlist in podcast form, so here you go.

This is a special Mixcloud-only edition of ANTS.

  1. µ-Ziq - "27" [Rephlex, 1994]
  2. µ-Ziq - "Strawberry Fields Hotel [Planet Mu, 2007]
  3. µ-Ziq - "Whale Soup" [Rephlex, 1993]
  4. Kid Spatula - "Squirms" [Planet Mu, 2004]
  5. µ-Ziq - "Ethereal Murmurings" [Rephlex, 2004]
  6. µ-Ziq - "Eggshell" [Planet Mu, 2007]
  7. µ-Ziq - "Fall of Antioch" [Planet Mu, 2003]
  8. µ-Ziq - "Oh" [Planet Mu, 199?/2013]
  9. µ-Ziq - "Slag Boom Van Loon - "SPC-CH-PN" [Planet Mu, 1998]
  10. Kid Spatula - "Snorkmaiden" [Planet Mu, 2000]
  11. Kid Spatula - "Mighty Softstep" [Planet Mu, 2004]
  12. µ-Ziq - "The Wheel" [Rephlex, 1994]
  13. µ-Ziq - "PRG" [Planet Mu, 2014]
  14. Slag Boom Van Loon - "Pedals" [Planet Mu, 1998]
  15. µ-Ziq - "Eggshell 2" [Planet Mu, 2007]
  16. µ-Ziq - "Sick Porter" [Rephlex, 1994]
  17. µ-Ziq - "Air" [Planet Mu, 199?/2013]
  18. Slag Boom Van Loon - "Sutedja" [Planet Mu, 1998]
  19. µ-Ziq - "Painshill Park" [Planet Mu, 2007]
  20. µ-Ziq - "Wannabe" [Planet Mu, 1997]
  21. Kid Spatula - "Qisope" [Planet Mu, 2000]
  22. µ-Ziq - "Scaling" [Hut Recordings, 1999]
  23. Slag Boon Van Loon - "Mooshy" [Planet Mu, 1998]
  24. µ-Ziq - "Pollux" [Planet Mu, 199?/2013]
  25. Heterotic - "Liverpool" [Planet Mu, 2014]
Sunday
Sep212014

From the Vaults #2: Sequin Ambrosia II (2005)

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Sequin Ambrosia: House Music of the Ages was a series I started during my tenure as a staff writer for Stylus Magazine, which closed its doors in 2007. This particular entry from 2005 went heavy on the Berlin-centric minimal house or "microhouse" which was popular at that time.

  1. Murat Tepeli ft. Prosumer - "Rides" [Playhouse Records, 2005]
  2. George Demure - "New Confrontation" [Output Recordings, 2005]
  3. M&M - "Get Off Your Butt" [Trax Records, 1989]
  4. Out Hud - "It’s for You (Rub n' Tug’s Panarava Mix)" [Kranky, 2005]
  5. Adjuster vs. Tonka - "All Over Again (Tonka Mix)" [Disco Inc., 2005]
  6. Maurice - "This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (S&T Mix)" [Breakout, 1988]
  7. Michael Mayer & Matias Aguayo - "Slow (Kylie Minogue Cover)" [Kompakt, 2005]
  8. Kylie Minogue - "Giving You Up (Riton Re-Rub Vox)" [Parlophone Records, 2005]
  9. Salamandos - "Jack That Dick" [Bunker Records, 2005]
  10. Matias Aguayo - "Are You Really Lost" [Kompakt, 2005]
  11. Unai - "Oh You and I (Unai 12-Inch Mix)" [Disco Inc., 2005]
  12. Ray Charles - "I Got a Woman (Diplo Remix)" [S/R, 2005]

From the Vaults is an ANTS supplemental series spotlighting older mixes by Baby Armie and occasional guests.
Sunday
Sep142014

Gentle Daps VII: '50s/'60s Getaway

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Gentle Daps typically stays tethered to quiet music of the '70s, '80s, and '90s with occasional jaunts into modern music. For VII, I decided to reach further back on the timeline with a playlist of proto new age and sleepy exotica.

  1. Henry Jacobs - "Chan" [Folkways Records, 1959]
  2. Alejandro Jodorowsky - "Entierro del Primer Juguete" [Apple Records, 1970]
  3. The United States of America - "Cloud Song" [Columbia Records, 1968]
  4. Buddy Cole - "Lucky Me" [Warner Bros. Records, 1962]
  5. Tony Scott - "Sanzen" [Verve Records, 1965]
  6. Les Baxter - "Sunken City" [Capitol Records, 1961]
  7. Mario Nascimbene - "Will You Remember (Instrumental)" [United Artists Records, 1962]
  8. The Wozard of Iz - "I've Been Over the Rainbow" [A&M Records, 1968]
  9. Miles Davis - "In a Silent Way (New Mix)" [Columbia Records, 1969]
  10. The Three Suns - "As Long As I'm Dreaming" [Pickwick Records, 1966]
  11. The Electronic Concept Orchestra - "Windmills of Your Mind" [Limelight Records, 1969]
  12. Sven Libaek - "Peaceful Landscape, Pt. 2" [Festival Records, 1965]
  13. Dorothy Ashby - "Gloomy Sunday" [Argo Records, 1962]
Sunday
Sep072014

ANTS #030 & #031: 2014 Female Producer Spotlight

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Here's my two-part series on women making new electronic music in 2014. Part 1 is of the ambient/experimental variety, and Part 2 stays locked in a four-on-the-floor tech-house beat.

For more on the female producer beat, visit the Her Beats blog and podcast.


Part 1:

  1. Motion Sickness of Time Travel - "Ikebana II" [Hooker Vision]
  2. Quiltland - "Forever (Sunrise Version)" [Astro:Dynamics]
  3. Julianna Barwick - "Blood Brothers" [Dead Oceans]
  4. Dave Saved - "Power and Silence (Aisha Devi Mindworker Rework)" [Gang of Ducks]
  5. Beru - "DancingWithYou" [S/R]
  6. Mica Levi - "Love" [Milan Records]
  7. Lindsay Dobbin - "Arrival (Excerpt)" [Phinery]
  8. Holly Herndon - "Chorus" [RVNG Intl.]
  9. Throwing Shade ft. Emily Bee - "Sweet Tooth" [No Pain in Pop]


Part 2:

  1. Ikonika - "Wakeup Sequence" [Hyperdub]
  2. Giganta - "Is Ma Beat" [Werkdiscs]
  3. Avalon Emerson - "Church of Soma" [Spring Theory]
  4. Cooly G ft. Scratcha DVA - "Oi Dirty" [Hyperdub]
  5. Steffi & Dexter - "Warme Hap" [Dolly Dubs]
  6. Somepoe - "Places (Nightwave Remix)" [Sounds of Sumo]
  7. Shinedoe - "Wo Wei" [Planet Gong]
  8. Fina Fisken - "Save the Day (Cherushii Remix)" [Strange Paradise]
  9. Simba - "Phase Seq One (The Black Madonna's Lost in Chicago Mix)" [Home Taping Is Killing Music]
Wednesday
Aug272014

ANTS Podcast #029: Hard Hat Houz

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ANTS has been descending further and further down a spiral of new age and other chill themes, and four-on-the-floor sets have lately become few and far between. So here are a few tuff house numbers to make up for lost time.

  1. Koyote - "No Desillusion Baby" [Sound Pellegrino]
  2. Physical Therapy - "American Cream" [Allergy Season]
  3. Mila J - "Drink, Smoke, Break-Up (L-Vis 1990 Remake)" [S/R]
  4. DJ Haus - "Clap Yo Handz" [Hot Haus Recs]
  5. Dance System - "Flash Drive" [Clone Jack for Daze]
  6. DJ Dodger Stadium - "Trouble" [Body High]
  7. Dexter & Gant-Man - "Ur Booty Soft" [Sound Pellegrino]
  8. Somepoe - "Bulletdrops (VIP)" [Car Crash Set]
  9. Fantastic Mr Fox - "Broke" [Black Acre]
Tuesday
Aug122014

ANTS Podcast #028: Chill Backlog, 2014 Q3

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Chill Backlog is my quarterly trek into new music of the softer variety.

Tracklist after the jump.

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Tuesday
Aug052014

Gentle Daps VI: Guest Mix by Derek Jenkins

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Derek Jenkins is an Arkansas-born and Hamilton, Ontario-based teacher and longtime film writer. On the music hobby tip, he has a background in radio and has kept himself busy over the past few years with an excellent and broadly eclectic monthly mix series, which is always chock full of deep finds. I'm very happy to present his Daps contribution, which is my favorite in the series so far.

Tracklist after the jump.

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Tuesday
Jul222014

ANTS Podcast #027: Di Nu Bass

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Hear me rummage through my recent favorites under the bass music umbrella.

Tracklist after the jump.

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Tuesday
Jul082014

Gentle Daps V: Guest Mix by Douglas Mcgowan

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Douglas McGowan is an author, videographer, label owner, former radio show host, and new age music revivalist. He runs Yoga Records and Ethereal Sequence, and he curated the acclaimed compilation I Am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America, 1950-1990. That compilation is my favorite release of 2013, and in many ways it paved the way for projects like Gentle Daps to garner interest in 2014. So I'm elated to present Douglas as the first ever Gentle Daps guest contributor.

It's no secret that Douglas is a longtime collector of cassettes and vinyl. For Gentle Daps V, he dug through his physical collection and digitized a handful of gems, some of which are impossibly rare.

Get acquainted with Douglas' many projects here. Tracklist after the jump.

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