Session 064 November 2020

Title: Session 064 November 2020
Duration: 01:18:08
File Size: 94.8 MB


  1. The Duretti Column – Sketch For Summer – taken from the album The Return Of Duretti Columnbuy
  2. DJ Shadow – Lost & Found – Taken from the Lost & Found /Kemurai single – MoWax – buy
  3. DJ Shadow – Hindsight – Taken from the compilation Preemptive Strike – MoWax / FFRR – buy
  4. DJ Shadow – Duality – Taken from the album Meiso – MoWax – buy
  5. Sufjan Stevens – Die Happy – Taken from the album The Ascension – Asthmatic Kitty – buy
  6. Fugue – Contrapoint – Likemind – buy
  7. Rowpieces – Everything Is Fine – Good Looking Records – buy
  8. PHD & MC Conrad – Prescence – Ascendant Grooves – buy
  9. Dillinja – Total Recall – Test – buy
  10. Cliff Martinez – The West End – Taken from the Traffic OST – TVT Soundtracks – buy
  11. Vangelis – Memories Of Green – Taken from the Bladerunner OST – Eastwest – buy
  12. Malibu – Lost At Sea – Taken from the EP One Life – Joyful Noise – buy
  13. Endless Melancholy – Caught In a Memory – taken from the album Perception Of Everything – Sound In Silence – buy
  14. Sharon Van Etten – Hands – Taken from the album Remind Me Tomorrow – jagjaguwar – buy
  15. Cliff Martinez – My Name On a Car – Taken from the Drive OST – Sony – buy
  16. Dopplereffekt – Gestalt Intelligence – Taken from the album Cellular Automata – Leisure System – buy
  17. Robert Owens & Photek – Things That Make You Feel Good (Club Mix) – Amato International – buy
  18. Brian Eno & David Byrne – Strange Overtones – Taken from the album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today – Todomundo – buy
  19. Hareton Salvanini – Só – taken from the album S.P.73 – Continental – buy
  20. Astrud Gilberto – Once I Loved – taken from The Astrud Gilberto Album – Verve – buy

I’ve been into DJ Shadow since the release of Endtroducing in 1996, but it’s never felt as though it would fit anywhere in a previous podcast; however, I’ve attempted it here – rather than take something from that hugely successful album, I’ve taken a trio of tracks from a single released two years prior to Endtroducing, the Preemptive Strike compilation, which was initially only available as an import in the UK, and lastly Meiso, (A DJ Krush album for which he appeared as a guest)…..

After that we go straight into brand new music from Sufjan Stevens, who has returned this year with a real left-turn from his previous album – Die Happy is a full on electro track with a pretty emotional vocal hook…

Fugue, by Contrapoint, is one of those mid-nineties detroit techno records which now changes hands for a serious sum of cash. There are rumours that it’ll be repressed but that hasn’t materialised yet…Good luck finding a copy!

After that we hit a trio of classic drum & bass vinyls, two from the Good Looking camp, and then a curious anomaly from Dillinja’s back catalogue – I always thought the drum programming here was pretty unusual compared to everything he’d done before and since. Discogs lists it as a Lemon D single but there’s no such marking on the vinyl, and Juno listed it as Dillinja so that’s the artist I’m going with!

We then move into material more common with the podcast, a nice array of ambient music and film scores.

Last month I stumbled across a Photek record I didn’t already own! It seems ridiculous, but this one, a collaboration with the wonderful Robert Owens, was released somewhere after Solaris and before his Photek Productions label kicked in – and completely passed me by. It’s a cool slice of house music which sits nicely alongside the owens-collaborations from Solaris. Photek later re-worked the vocals on the Form & Function volume II track Things, which is, without doubt my favourite track from that album.

We conclude this month’s podcast with a pair of heart-breaking Brazilian bossa-nova songs, from Hareton Salvanini and then Astrud Gilberto – both hugely moving and epic pieces of music from the late 60s / early 70s – a magical era for Bossa Nova music, which is fast becoming my genre of choice.

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Session 063 August 2020

This month, it’s a selection of house music….

Title: Session 063 August 2020
Duration: 01:09:01
File Size: 94.8 MB


  1. Melchoir Sultana – Free – deepArtSounds
  2. Hanna – I Needed – Melodies International
  3. Kim English – Learn 2 Luv (Mood II Swing Vocal) – Nervous Records
  4. Harrison BDP – Decompression – SCRTCR Records
  5. Crispin J Glover – The Long Goodbye (Saison’s Model 1 Remix) – No Fuss Records
  6. Rurals – Song Of a Thousand Names – Temporary State
  7. Brian Kage – Salmon Fishin’ – Bear Trax
  8. Grant – Malt Brun – GRANT
  9. Unknown – Unknown – White
  10. Brian Kage – Awaken From Hibernation – Bear Trax
  11. Theory Of Movement – Fairlane – Dukes Distribution
  12. Hanna – Intercession, On Behalf – Melodies International
  13. Miruga – Into The Zone – Moods & Grooves
  14. Grant – Pleur – GRANT
  15. Kira Neris & Vax 1- It’s All That I Can Give – Disques Superfriends


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Session 062 July 2020

Title: Session 062 July 2020
Duration: 01:24:51
File Size: 195.7 MB

This month’s mix is a worldwide affair, with music from Estonia, Japan, France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, UK, and the US.

We kick off with some Estonian funkiness, before moving into a brief array of jazz, early disco (from an era some might describe as the birth of house music), and latin music.

We then dive into a set of ambient electronics, much of which features musicians who are new to the podcast – Endless Melancholy, in particular, is likely to be a regular in future episodes.

The mix then concludes with set of techno and electro tracks; some old, but mostly new…..

1.Velly Joonas – Stopp, Seisku Aeg! – Frotee – Buy
2. Fredie Hubbard – Little Sunflower – Taken from the album The Love Connection – Wounded Bird Records – Buy
3. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face? (Female Vocal) – West End Records – Buy
4. Raphael Sebbag – Paz En La Tierra – Taken from the album El Fantasma De La Libertad – Powershovel – Buy
5. Joey Beltram Featuring Sol Set – Aztec Girl – Taken from the album Earth Volume 4 – Earth – Buy
6. Lascamao – Camina De Minas – Names You Can Trust – Buy
7. Common – A Film Called (Pimp) Excerpt – Taken from the album Like Water For Chocolate – Polygram – Buy
8. Haruomi Hosono – Original BGM – BGM 1980-2000 – Unreleased, see info
9. Endless Melancholy – Letting The Old Dreams Die – Taken from the album A Perception Of Everything Buy
10. Forest Robots – Awash In Granite Geometry – taken from the album After Geography buy
11. Malibu – Tilting On Windmills – Taken from the One Life EP – Uno – Buy
12. Nils Frahm – No Step On Wing – Taken from the album Empty – Erased Tapes – Buy
13. Malibu – Camargue – Taken from the One Life EP – Uno – Buy
14. Endless Melancholy – As The World Quietly Ends – Taken from the album A Perception Of Everything Buy
15. Bop – Recharging (Feat. Diagram) – Taken from the album Ambient’s Not Dead – Medschool – Buy
16. Hidden Turn – How To – Taken from the album The Ride – 31 Records – Buy
17. Versalife – Lambda – 2020 Vision – Buy
18. Sandwell District – Grey Cut Out (Digital Version) – Taken from the album Feed Forward (Note that this differs from the vinyl version) – Buy
19. Telex – En Route Vers De Nouvelles Aventu – Taken from the album Neurovision – Sire Records – Buy
20. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Amore – Taken from the album Playing The Piano – Decca – Buy


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Session 61 May 2020 – King Moot’s Mysterio Mix

In a marked change to the usual proceedings, this month sees a guest mix by King Moot; In celebration of the forthcoming Whitman Strategy series of EPs, King Moot’s Mysterio Mix is a somewhat baffling journey through the psyche of King Moot, a Dorset-based electronic music project.

For more information on King Moot, check out the Moot Point bandcamp page, or the Moot Point blog.

Title: King Moot’s Mysterio Mix
Duration: 01:14:40
File Size: 103.6 MB


  1. Untitled Intro
  2. King Moot – “Replenished” – Taken from the forthcoming EP The Whitman Strategy [Part One] – Moot Point – Link
  3. Preston Field Audio – “Cafe Daydream” – Taken from the album Rhythm Tree Fell – Concrete Tapes – Link
  4. Peter Serafinowicz – “Sleep Laboratory” – Unreleased – Link
  5. Suzanne Ciani – “Eighth Wave” – Taken from the compilation Lixiviation – Finders Keepers – Link
  6. Mike Ratlidge – “Sequence 8” – Taken from the soundtrack Riddle Of The Sphinx – Mordant Music – Link
  7. Laurie Spiegel – “Old Wave” – Taken from the album Spiegel: The Expanding Universe – Unseen Worlds – Link
  8. Alain Clavier – Parks Canada Motif – Unreleased
  9. Ben Babbitt – “Swilling 1 Paris Window” – Taken from the soundtrack Paris Window – Not Not Fun Records – Link
  10. Fabio Frizzi – “Iron Rod Vibrations” – Taken from the soundtrack Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich – Lakeshore Records – Link
  11. Christina Vantzou – “At Dawn” – Taken from the album No. 4 – Kranky – Link
  12. Julian Edwardes – “Wall” – Taken from the album Consonance – Phainomena – Link
  13. The Caretaker – “Consigned To A Yesterday” – Taken from the album A Stairway To The Stars – History Always Favours The Winners – Link
  14. Christina Vantzou – “Doorway” – Taken from the album No. 4 – Kranky – Link
  15. Miles Davis – “He Loved Him Madly” (Bill Laswell Mix) – Re-edit with overdubs – taken from the album Panthalassa – Columbia – Link
  16. Nine Inch Nails – “Your Touch” – Taken from the album Ghosts V: Together – NiN – Link
  18. Peter Broderick – “Introduction To The Patient” – Taken from the album Music For Contemporary Dance – Erased Tapes – Link
  19. En – “Maboroshi” – Taken from the album The Absent Coast – Root StrataLink
  20. Christina Vantzou – “No.4 String Quartet” – Taken from the album No. 4 – Kranky – Link
  21. Helios – “In Everything Was Given” – Taken from the album Moiety – Unseen – Link
  22. Grouper – “Birthday Song” – Taken from the album Grid Of Points – Kranky – Link
  24. Kiyoko – “Causeway” – Samurai Horo – Link
  25. Jerry Fielding – “End Credits” – Taken from the soundtrack Demon Seed – Film Score Monthly – Link


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Session 060 May 2020

Title: Session 060 May 2020
Duration: 01:04:16
File Size: 148.8 MB

This month’s mix is a broad selection from across the electronic spectrum, from the pioneering 80s synth work of Sven Grünberg, 90s jungle from the likes of DJ Gunshot, and an array of relatively recent ambient music from the likes of Bop, Brian Eno and Nine Inch Nails.

1. Sven Grünberg  – Hingus III (Breath) – Taken from the album HingusLink
2. Brian Eno with Kevin Shields – Only Once Away My Son – Link
3. King Moot – The Aftermath – Taken from the forthcoming EP The Whitman Strategy [Part One] – Moot Point – Link
4. Deru – Let The Silence Float – Taken from the album 1979 – Friends Of Friends – Link
5. Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I – Taken from the album Ghosts I-IVLink
6. Hayden Thorpe – In My Name – Taken from the album DivinerLink
7. The World – Roygbiv – Taken from the EP There Is An Ocean Between UsLink
8. United Future Organisation – Niji – Taken from the album Bon Voyage – Talkin’ Loud – Link
9. Ulrich Schnauss – Molfsee – Taken from the album Far Away Trains Passing By – City Centre Offices – Link
10. Nine Inch Nails – Your Touch – Ghosts V: Together – Link
11. Bop – Extra Eye – Ambient’s Not Dead – Med School – Link
12. Skee Mask – Soundboy Ext. – Taken from the album ComproLink
13. Bulb Featuring Tiiu – Distinctions Of The Same – From the compilation New Blood 11 – Med School – Link
14. DJ Corrosion – Intergration – One Nation Records – Link
15. Motive One – Loop Progression – Good Looking Records – Link
16. DJ Gunshot – Soundboy – No U Turn – Link
17. Grey Goo – See Me – Darkestral – Link
18. Telefon Tel Aviv – Eyes Glaring – Taken from the album Dreams Are Not Enough – Ghostly International – Link


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Session 059 March 2020

Title: Session 059 March 2020
Duration: 01:12:53
File Size: 167.4 MB


  1. Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange – excerpt from I’d like to believe in god but… – BBC Broadcast from 1964 – Download
  2. Pye Corner Audio – Lost Ways – taken from the album Stasis – Ghost Box – Buy
  3. Nadia Reid – Te Aro – taken from the album Preservation – Basin Rock – Buy
  4. Kings Of Convenience – My Ship Isn’t Pretty (Edit) – taken from the album Declaration Of Dependence – Virgin – Buy
  5. Telefon Tel Aviv – standing at the bottom of the ocean – taken from the album Dreams Are Not Enough – Ghostly International – Buy
  6. Instra:Mental – Elsewhere – taken from the compilation Timelines – NonPlus – Buy
  7. Seba & Robert Manos – Storm – taken from the Evergreen EP – Secret Operations – Buy
  8. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Black City Skyline – taken from the album Sunset Mission – Wonder – Buy
  9. Bel Air Project – Jazzor – taken from the Dark Jazzor EP Pt.1 – Future Talk – buy
  10. Peter Broderick – Part 1 Discovery – taken from the album Music For Contemporary Dance – Erased Tapes – Buy
  11. Abul Mogard – Desires Are Reminiscences By Now – taken from the album Works – Ecstatic – Buy
  12. Grant – Lucent Eyes – taken from the album Fantasy Blues – Lobster Theramin – buy
  13. Instra:Mental – User – taken from the album Resolution 653 – NonPlus – Buy
  14. Polar – Sam – taken from the album Still Moving – Certificate 18 – Buy
  15. Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange – excerpt from I’d like to believe in god but… – BBC Broadcast from 1964 – Download


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Session 058 September 2019 – All Lauren Bacall Mix

The Lauren Bacall is a vinyl-only label which existed between 2016 and 2018, releasing five x EPs, and an LP in that time. It specialised in a particular flavour of deep house; this mix is a showcase of my personal favourites from the back catalogue.

Grant, who was later revealed to be producer Anthony Collins, has continued to release as Grant, through both a series of GRANT white labels, and, more recently, a new label, Dukes Distribution.

It’s likely that I’ll follow this up with a post-Lauren-Bacall mix, as the newer stuff maintains the same level of quality that graced this now highly collectable label.

Session 058_ All Lauren Bacall Mix

Title: Session 058 September 2019
Duration: 01:14:23
File Size: 178.5 MB


  1. Grant – Cash & Carry – The Acrobat LP – The Lauren Bacall
  2. Gable – Open Space – The Lauren Bacall
  3. Grant – Hope Dies Slowly – The Lauren Bacall
  4. Grant & Gable – The Stop – The Lauren Bacall
  5. Grant – The Difference – The Lauren Bacall
  6. Grant & Gable – Tableux – The Lauren Bacall
  7. Grant & Gable – Harlow After Zola – The Lauren Bacall
  8. Grant & Gable – Dinner 1933 – The Lauren Bacall
  9. Grant – Syracus – The Lauren Bacall
  10. Bardot – Dachstock – The Lauren Bacall
  11. Grant – Charade – The Lauren Bacall
  12. Grant – Doris Day Feat. Natalie Galpern – The Acrobat LP – The Lauren Bacall
  13. Grant – Hughenden Road – The Acrobat LP – The Lauren Bacall
  14. Grant – Rio Rita – The Acrobat LP – The Lauren Bacall

All of these records are now out of print, but you may be able to find some of these on the discogs marketplace….


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Session 057 September 2019

So here is the summer edition of the podcast….a curious compilation of synth pop, ambient and library music.


Title: Session 057 September 2019
Duration: 01:10:04
File Size: 160 MB


  1. Mark Pritchard – Come Let Us – Taken from the album The Four Worlds – Warp Records – Buy
  2. Woman’s Hour – I Can’t Take You Seriously – Taken from the album Ephyra – Practice Music – Buy
  3. Marika Hackman – I Follow Rivers – Taken from the Deaf Heat EP – Dirty Hit – Buy
  4. Purl – Cellar Door – Taken from the Poems EP – Rohs! Records – Buy
  5. Reckonwrong – Paris Is Melting – Whities – Buy
  6. Oscar Rocchi and His Keyboards – Stars’ Sea – Taken from the album Magic Keys – Fonovideo – Buy
  7. Francis Rimbert & Frederick Rousseau – First Emotion – Taken from the library album April Orchestra vol. 48 Présente FR2 
  8. Gin & French – The Petticoat Five (Cassette mix) – Moot Point – Buy
  9. Telefon Tel Aviv – I Lied – Taken from the album Map Of What Is Effortless – Ghostly International – Buy
  10. Sharon Van Etten – Jupiter 4 – Taken from the album Remind Me Tomorrow  – Jagjaguwar – Buy
  11. Leon Vinehall – Trouble, Parts I, II & III (Chapter V) – Taken from the album Nothing Is Still – Ninja Tune – Buy
  12. Frederick Robinson – Particles – Taken from the album Mixed Signals – BMTM – Buy
  13. Bibio – Phantom Brickworks V – Warp – Buy
  14. Grouper – Birthday Song – Taken from the album Grid Of Points – Kranky – Buy
  15. Bop – Odd Meaning – Taken from the album Ambient’s Not Dead – Med School – Buy
  16. Worriedaboutsatan – Blank Tape – Taken from the album Blank Tape – This Is It Forever – Buy
  17. Gigi Masin – The Nylon Dollar – Taken from the compilation Talk To The Sea  – Music From Memory – Buy


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Session 056 May 2019

RobertGraff_Session 056 May 2019

I’ve been thinking lately about what would happen if no-one ever wrote any more music. Whilst that would, in some ways, be terrible, I’m always discovering music I hadn’t heard before, and it’s often not brand new, so I don’t think it would be all that bad. More music already exists than any one person could ever listen to in a lifetime, you just have to dig for it…

Anyway, with that in mind, I make no apologies for all the old music on this month’s episode. A lot of it’s actually pretty new to me….

Title: Session 056 May 2019
Duration: 00:58:41
File Size: 134.8 MB


  1. Vince Watson – A Very Different World (Innerspace Mix) – Taken from the compilation VW20 – Everysoul – Buy
  2. Eduard Artemiev – Train – Taken from the soundtrack to the film Stalker – Torso Kino – Buy
  3. Future Sound Of London – Cascade Pt. 4 – Virgin – Buy
  4. Bibio – Phantom Brickworks V – Taken from the single Phantom Brickworks IV & V  – Warp Records – Buy
  5. Kiasmos – Drawn – Taken from the Swept EP – Erased tapes – Buy
  6. Harold Budd & Brian Eno – Among Fields Of Crystal – Taken from the album Ambient Vol. 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror – Virgin – Buy
  7. Omni Trio – Stronger – Taken from the Omni Trio Volume II EP – Moving Shadow – Buy
  8. Eduard Artemiev – Meditation – Taken from the soundtrack to the film Stalker – Torso – Buy
  9. Future Sound Of Hardcore – Promised Land – Deejay Recordings – Buy
  10. Brian Kage – Salmon Fishin’ – Taken from the Bear Trax Volume 2 EP – Bear Trax – Buy
  11. B12 – Phett – Taken from the album Time Tourist – Warp – Buy
  12. Daat – Orange Line – Offshore Recordings – Buy
  13. Chakaharta – L9house (Muse Mix) – Temporary State – Buy
  14. Keyboard Circle – Soundcircle / All About Us – Taken from the album 1976 – 689 Recordings – Buy
  15. Derek Scott – Fugarock – Library Music


Vince Watson should need no introduction – he’s appeared several times on this podcast – in fact, he debuted on episode 1, with his track Rendezvous, which is simply one of the best records I’ve ever stumbled across. He’s a titan of techno music, and his work has a unique mood that I really enjoy.

Eduard Artemiev’s work is new to me, however the work itself is very old – he scored music for the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, famous for films such as Mirror, Solaris, and, as featured here, Stalker. It’s very futuristic, given it was written around 1980. I’m not sure what to make of the films themselves, but they definitely look and sound amazing.

The FSOL track is from a CD single I stole from my brother, Tim. Sorry Tim, you’re never getting that back. The whole single is absolutely fantastic – it’s made up of five parts, and it’s basically an album. It’s incredible to listen to, and I’m ashamed to say I’m still not as familiar with the back catalogue of FSOL as I should – although I’ve enjoyed some of that Environments series they put out a couple of years ago.  Cascade is taken from the album Lifeforms, but the album didn’t do it for me, last time I tried it. Maybe I’ll give it another go soon…

The B12 track, Phett, is old, but entirely new to me. As I think I’ve mentioned before, in the 90s I was an avid collector of drum & bass, so I didn’t buy as much techno as I should have done. I’m not particularly familiar with the Warp back catalogue but, if this is anything to go by, I need to go through it.

As always, I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode.


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Session 055 March 2019


Ok so here’s the first podcast of the year; as usual, I have been busy both buying records, and writing new music, so have taken my time in compiling this next episode. As per usual, it’s a fairly eclectic mix of obscure drum & bass singles, some early experimental synth work, some funky grooves, and a little bit of ambient music; something for everyone, I like to think!

Title: Session 055 March 2019
Duration: 01:05:23
File Size: 90.2 MB


  1. Steve Alexander – Colour Of Memory – Reinforced Records – Buy
  2. Akuratyde – Lights In My Eyes – Taken from the Embrace EP – BMTM – Buy
  3. Julianna Barwick – Beached – Taken from the album Will – Dead Oceans – Buy
  4. PFM – How Do You Do? – Taken from the compilation Earth 5 – Good Looking Records – Buy
  5. The Detroit Experiment – Highest – Taken from the album The Detroit Experiment – Planet E – Buy
  6. Bobby Byrd – Hot Pants [Bonus Beats] – Urban UK – Buy
  7. Thought Gang – Frank 2000 Prelude – Taken from the album Thought Gang – Sacred Bones – Buy
  8. Thomas Ragsdale – The Dales – Taken from the album Bait – This Is It Forever – Buy
  9. Code Blue – Angels In Rhythm – Deejay Recordings – Buy
  10. Fanu – Ninja Chicks – Darkestral Ice – Buy
  11. Bibio – Chancylvania – Taken from the T.O.Y.S EP – Ninja Tune – Buy
  12. Suzanne Ciani – Paris – Taken from the compilation Lixiviation – Finders Keepers – Buy
  13. Gigi Mason – The Word Love – Taken from the compilation Talk To The Sea – Music From Memory – Buy
  14. Leon Vinehall – Ice Cream (Chapter VIII) – Taken from the album Nothing Is Still – Ninja Tune – Buy
  15. Gaelle – Repetition – Taken from the album Transient – Naked Music – Buy
  16. Thom Yorke – Motherlode – Taken from the album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes – XL – Buy


There’s a story behind most of the songs selected in the podcast, so, for those that are interested…..Steve Alexander is a drummer who previous toured with Duran Duran. Back in the late 90s, a number of musicians from outside of the drum & bass scene took an interest in the music, often with some success; Steve’s two 12″ singles for Reinforced are full of soaring melodies and lovely guitar lines. This one’s a lovely track I’ve never forgotten…

Fast forward 17 years and we have Akuratyde, a US-based artist, with a similar, highly musical take on the genre, with lush guitars and keyboards. His debut album, Past Lives, has recently been released on the BMTM album.

The Julianna Barwick album seems to originate from a similar place to the fantastic Grouper album Ruins, that’s graced this podcast many many times. However, JB also has some pretty extraordinary synth work across the wider album; it’s well worth checking out in full.

PFM’s How Do You Do comes from LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records, one of the finest drum & bass labels ever. These Earth compilations pushed the label beyond drum & bass, and PFM’s efforts here have resulted in a very classy track which mirrors his d&b tracks, but at a more funky tempo.

The Detroit Experiment is a Carl Craig side project – a little like the Innerzone Orchestra album for Talkin’ Loud, Craig again assembles some of the finest musicians, for an album project that covers funk, soul, jazz and all kinds of things in-between. This album is now notoriously difficult to find, but good luck!

Hot Pants is without doubt my favourite breakbeat. Originally released in 1971, this “Bonus Beats” edit didn’t hit the shops until 1988. Drum & bass would not be the same without it.

Thought Gang is a bizarre jazz experiment from director David Lynch and musician Angelo Badalamenti. A TG album has been rumoured since the early 90s, when two tracks ended up on the Fire Walk With Me soundtrack…I’m sure he listed the album for sale on his website, maybe 15 years ago? Anyway, it has finally been released, and it’s an absolutely mental record. Beyond words, really. Well worth checking out.

Thomas Ragsdale is one half of worriedaboutsatan, who I understand have a new album out. They appeared on this podcast only last month. I shall be checking out the new album imminently.

Code Blue, also known as Slipmaster J, is a producer from the very early days of drum & bass. The production on this record, in particular, always blows me away – amazing reverbs and delays, excellent percussion, panning effects – it’s got everything. I think this is a highly under-rated drum & bass record.

The oriental theme continues with a record produced 12 years later, for the now legendary Darkestral Recordings. This is like a latter-day Ni Ten Ichi Ryu, and is pretty staggering.  A tense and cinematic piece of music.

Bibio is one of my favourite electronic musicians – It’s probably unfair to describe him as that, as he can clearly make pretty much any kind of music, from wonky acoustic tracks, to funky electro pop like this very track. I always found the female spoken words in this track pretty spellbinding.

Suzanne Ciani is an American musician, composer, and record label executive who found early success in the 1970s with her innovative electronic music and sound effects for films and television commercials. Paris is taken from a compilation of early works. She’s a true innovator of electronic music.

I’ve been sitting on this compilation of Gigi Masin for a while now; he’s an ambient musician from Venice. His piano and synth work is pretty outstanding – you can hear influences of his work in much modern music today.

Leon Vinehall had a series of pretty straight up house music 12″s before he embarked upon a much more experimental modern classical project, with lots of synths and samples. The album is pretty groundbreaking stuff, and well worth checking out in full. Another excellent signing for the highly influential Ninja Tune label.

The label Naked Music, Run by Jay Denes & David Boonshoft. had a great run of soulful deep house records. However, their artist albums were always a bit more pop focussed, and this Gaelle album (her one and only LP)  is almost certainly my favourite. I’m not sure if the label is still operating today, but it’s well worth seeking out the various compilations released by the label, if you can find them.

The podcast ends with Thom Yorke – from the first album to be released via a Bit Torrent. I can’t recall if that’s how I personally received the album, but I think it might have been. Maybe Thom thought it would catch on, but I think it’s still the one and only album I bought in this manner. The album itself is maybe not as satisfying as the Eraser, but I particularly like this track – it’s very lively and builds to a massive crescendo.

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