Sunday 16 October 2016


Albert Oehlen - DJ Techno (2001)

Been on a bit of a techno thing as of late, you might have seen a glimpse of it on my twitter. Not gonna dilly dally anymore and get straight into it, speaking of twitter things; this is a tune in question that I had to track down to a shady Polish site in a rare case of digital crate diggin' for me, It's not the best quality but after the trawling I did it'll do. it's a nice listen too, Mijk was pretty big in Japan at the time and it ain't hard to see why. Don't let the title dissuade you too much if you aren't a girl, but if it matters there's also a 'For Boys' version too. Also probably wins the award for most 'I's and 'J's in the metadata for anything in my collection

More obscurities next with Chaos A.D. or as you might know him better, Squarepusher. The album's a bit of a mixed bag in all honesty, but I think that's to be expected given it was a much more acid driven sound than his usual stuff, there are small glimpses of the Squarepusher sound under all that acid though. Take Psultan for instance, that intro is definitely reminiscent of tunes like Tundra and the like, and there's even a Squarepusher remix of it that appeared on a Rephlex that is even more like it (and is actually the better version, but I don't have it on me).

And finally, rounding it out with Joey Beltram's contribution to the PS1 Ghost In The Shell Soundtrack. I went looking and it seems this is the only place it was actually released which I find really surprising cos it's a stonker of a tune. I imagine there's some copyright thing with Sony and co. preventing it from appearing elsewhere at the time which is a shame bu thanks to The Internet™ we're no longer limited by that, so enjoy.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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