ambient · experimental · kraut · minimal synth · synth · vaporwave

MODULAR 35

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Come for the fantastic look of Peder Mannerfelt (photo), stay for his challenging but rewarding sense of rhythm, heart and sound design, perfectly captured in his latest “The 3D Printed Songbook“. Enjoy that and much more on this next 2 hours, dedicated to the synth sound of every shape and motion: new Palmbomen II, U.S. Girls, Kilbey Kennedy, Legowelt, Daniel Avery, Ninos Du Brasil.

Modular #35

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1. Leslie Winer & Jay Glass Dubs – About the Author
2. Miracle – The Parsifal Gate
3. U.S. Girls – Rosebud
4. Die Wilde Jagd – Der Meister
5. Peder Mannerfelt – First Day
6. Peder Mannerfelt – It’s Coming
7. Mohlao – Outline
8. Palmbomen II – Seventeen
9. Nosaj Thing – All Points Back to U (feat. Steve Spacek)
10. Martin Glass – Nippon Pavilion
11. Michael Stearns – Something’s Moving
12. Kilbey Kennedy – The Game Never Changes

13. Legowelt – Axumisia V S612
14. Heathered Pearls – Belleville Renderings Part I
15. Daniel Avery – Slow Fade
16. Farah – Into Eternity
17. Essaie Pas – Depassée Par Le Fantasme
18. Black Light Smoke – Perfecto
19. Still Corners – Lost Boys
20. Princess Century – Sunscream
21. Human Tetris – Ruins
22. Ninos Du Brasil – O Som De Ossos
23. Coucou Chloe – Underdog
24. Ninos Du Brasil – Condenado Por Un Idioma Desconhecido
25. Yves Tumor – Limerence
26. IMMUNE// – TRANSIENT 物の哀れ

 

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dark techno · dreampop · experimental · japanese · kraut · new wave · pop · synth · vaporwave

Modular 33

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Jun Togawa

New wave japanese pop from the 80’s was a special kind of batshit, but most of it’s best came from the female side. Voices that knew no range boundaries, lyrics that made no sense and some of the best saccharine fueled melodies that ever graced the airwaves. Some of them went global, some found their success writing for others and a big number of them just dissolved in crate digging purgatory. In this edition, Kadgi takes us through some of his favorites and Teixen feeds our starving goth with the likes of Fragrance, IAMX, Opale and Jonathan Bree.

MODULAR #33

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1. Kyoto – Venetian Blinds
2. Die Wilde Jagd – Austerlitz
3. Yasuaki Shimizu – Suiren
4. Jun Togawa – Suki-Suki-Daisuki
5. Akiko Yano – Ashkenazy Who?
6. Tamao Koike – Kagami no Naka no Jugatsu
7. Tamao Koike – Tamago
8. Miharu Koshi – Scandal Night (Original Karaoke Version)
9. Miharu Koshi – Capricious Salad
10. Chiemi Manabe – Targeted Girl
11. Anna Domino – In the Land of My Dreams
12. Mioko Yamaguchi – Kagami
13. Group Rhoda – Trespass
14. LA Vampires Featuring Matrix Metals – So Unreal

15. Jonathan Bree – Say You Love Me Too feat Clara Vinals
16. Jonathan Bree – You’re So Cool
17. Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding
18. 2814 – Guided by Love
19. Opale – Hold You Tight
20. Opale – Les Champs Magnetiques (luminous)
21. Fragrance – Postcards
22. Fragrance – Lust for Lights
23. Caribou – Silver
24. Iamx – Little Deaths
25. Iamx – Trust the Machine
26. Byetone – Plastic Star
27. Byetone – Topas

batente malandro · coldwave · deep house · dreampop · experimental · france · Italy · minimal · pop · special mix · synth · vaporwave

Modular 32

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So it’s January again, that stressful time of the year when the internet collectively looses it’s mind over the preposterous idea of an absolute best. So here are our own picks to had to the frenzy.
Halfway through, sit back for an exclusive (almost) pastoral mix by friend of the show Batente Malandro, his third in our series and my personal favorite to date.

MODULAR #32

MIXCLOUD / DOWNLOAD

1.Teengirl Fantasy – All of the Time
2.Jane Weaver – The Lightning Back
3.Jakuzi – Koca bir Saçmalik
4.Moon Diagrams – Moon Diagrams
5.Caterina Barbieri – Scratches on the Readable Surface
6.Varg – Platforms Surrounded by Fences (EU)
7.Vex Ruffin – 0.125
8. FISHBACH – Le Château
9. Chino Amobi – Nkisi (Edit)
10.Nmesh – Cocktails In Space
11.Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk – Ao Hinode
12.James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Each Moment Like The First

13- MIX by Batente Malandro

14.TRST – Bicep
15.I hate models – Cyanure Dance
16.John Maus – Touchdown
17.LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
18.Austra – 43
19.Slowdive – Sugar for the Pill
20.Phoenix – Ti Amo
21.MGMT – Little Dark Age
22.Surma – Nyika

coldwave · dreampop · experimental · minimal synth · new age · new wave · pop · portugal · special mix · synth · Zwitter

Modular 31

This month we bring you a small selection of portuguese contemporary synth sounds, with digs by Aquaparque, Gala Drop, Surma, Essa Entente and Ocaso Épico, among many.  Get familiar with the new Jonti, James Holden‘s probable masterpiece with The Animal Spirits and some sweet bedroom pop by Lisbon project Marty Was Right.

And right in the middle you’ll find, like in an icecube sandwish, a 30 plus minute selection of great coldwave essentials  in today’s exclusive mix, courtesy of Miss Zwitter.

 

MODULAR #31

MIXCLOUD / DOWNLOAD

1.Marty Was Right – Past Tense (feat. D)
2.Kelly Lee Owens – More Than A Woman
3.Atlea – Beyond
4.Dave Clarke – Frisson (feat. Mt. Sims)
5.Lawrence English – Exquisite Human Microphone
6.EERA – Christine
7.Kate Bush – Curtains
8.Jonti – Sleeping and Falling
9.Jonti – Island Rose (feat Sampa the Great)
10.James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Each Moment Like The First
11.James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The Animal Spirits
12.Laurel Halo – Zoo Hypothesis
13.Lena Platonos – Bloody Shadows From Afar

14.Zwitter – Mix by Zwitter

15.Luis Severo – Escola
16.Capitao Fausto – Amanha Tou Melhor
17.Primeira Dama – Rua das Flores
18.Surma – Miratge
19.Sensible Soccers – Fernanda
20.Aquaparque – Para Além do Bronze
21.Essa Entente – Festa Final
22.Ocaso Épico – Uma Bica e um Neubaten
23.Ghost Hunt – Red Zone
24.Gala Drop – You and I
25.Iguana Garcia – Cabaret Aleatório

 

experimental · folk · minimal · neo-classical · new age · portugal · synth

Modular 30

bach Illustration by Matt Dorfman
bach Illustration by Matt Dorfman

Wendy Carlos was the first to rework the music of Johann Sebastian Bach for the synthesizer, but by no means the last. This week we cover the outstanding Bach to Moog by master Craig Leon, so expect a truckload of great modern classical music.
For the next two hours expect also synth melters by Pink Floyd, Surma, Clark and a new behemoth of an album by vaporwaver Nmesh.

MODULAR #32

MIXCLOUD / DOWNLOAD

1.Craig Leon , Jennifer Pike, Johann Sebastian Bach – Arioso (Sinfonia)
2.EERA – Linving
3.John Maus – Walls Of Silence
4.Craig Leon – Region of Fleeing Civilians
5.Wendy Carlos – Sinfonia to cantata
6.Craig Leon , Jennifer Pike, Johann Sebastian Bach – Toccata And Fugue In D Minor
7.Craig Leon & Cassell Webb – Oh Jesse (Unreleased Microtonal Experiment)
8.Pink Floyd – Careful with That Axe, Eugene (Single Version)
9.Strategy – Be Careful With That AX-60, Eugene
10.John Carpenter – Dark Star
11.Nmesh – PBS Ancillary Rack Room
12.Nmesh – Cocktails In Space
13.Nmesh – Tiny Classified Ads (FIRE-TOOLZ Effexor Withdrawal Remix)
14.Coldcut x On-U Sound – Kajra Mohabbat Wala Feat. Hamsika Iyer (OTT Remix)
15.Surma – Maasai
16.Surma – Nyika
17.Nils Frahm – More
18.Bibio – Down To The Sound
19.Carla Dal Forno – What You Gonna Do Now
20.Ariel Pink – Feels Like Heaven
21.MGMT – Little Dark Age
22.LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
23.Health – Before Tigers (Gold Panda Remix)
24.I Hate Models – Cyanure Dance
25.Veil Of Light – Trust (Phase Fatale Remix)
26.Clark – Honey Badger

dreampop · experimental · france · gui gó · minimal synth · ost · pop · special mix · vaporwave

MODULAR #5

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Modular number five has a lesser number of songs and yet it’s full has an egg. Let’s underscore the brilliant pop extravaganza that was 1979’s The Ann Steel Album, perfectly conducted and inspired by Roberto Cacciapaglia, and point up the general great choices that make up the soundtrack of Love, the new flick by Gaspar Noé.

All of this won’t prepare you though for the savage new wave beating of this week’s special mix, courtesy of Mr. Gui Gó.

Program fully spoken in portuguese and music.

1.Roberto Cacciapaglia – Sport Et Divertissement
2. John Carpenter – Assault on Precinct 13 (Main Title)
3. Death in Vegas – Dirge
4. Brian Eno – Always Returning
5. Koudlam – Transperu
6. Koudlam – Nostalgia
7. Ellen Allien – Sun the Rain
8. Sebastian – Embody
9. GUI – MIX
10.Laure Briard – Dalida
11. Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze – III/4 Phantom heart brother
12. Roberto Cacciapaglia – 5th Movement
13. Roberto Cacciapaglia – My Time
14. Roberto Cacciapaglia – Quite Still
15. Jane Weaver – Don’t Take My Soul
16. Roberto Cacciapagli – Portrait
17. Suicide – Rocket Usa
18. John Bender – 35A9
19. T e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 – 彼女は夜に訪問
20. Sean Nicholas Savage – Spotted Brown

GUI GÓ´s mix:

Desire – Montre Moi Ton Visage
Geike – In Gold
Human League – I Am The Law
Hot Chip – Need You Now
La Roux – Silent Partner
Sleigh Bells – Rachel
Beak> – Remember
Propaganda – Strength To Dream

 

 

africa · darkwave · experimental · kraut · minimal synth · ost · portugal · witch house

MODULAR #4

smithciani

Modular is back this week with more synth of every shape, language and mood.
We prepared all kinds of jams for the next two hours that include the joint adventure by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani and the minimalism landmark that was John Bender‘s 1980 I Don’t Remember Now, reissued just this year. Also, we celebrate the release of Genezon.avi by portuguese synth xaman project  Random Gods and unearth the perfect yet very much ignored Love and War by finish darkwavers Streak and the Raven.

Program fully spoken in portuguese and music.

1. Fuck Buttons – Surf Solar
2. Streak and the Raven – Seas
3. Ban – Pontin & Pontin
4. Faust – Läuft… Heisst das es läuft oder es kommt bald… Läuft
5. John Bender – 27B4
6. John Bender – Decomposition
7. John Bender – 33A1
8. Blanche Blanche Blanche – Fireworks
9. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani – Closed Circuit
10. Random Gods – Malsano
11. Clara Rockmore – Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale
12. Ghost Hunt – T V O D (The Normal)
13. Vitalic – Warm Leatherette (Live)
14. Sébastien Tellier – More Crazyness
15. Streak and the Raven – The Flowers of Evil
16. Streak and the Raven – King’s Heart
17. Portishead – SOS
18. Massive Attack – Ritual Spirit (EP)
19. Kasper Bjørke – Apart feat Sisy Ey
20. Youmi Zouma – The Brae (Kaito Remix)
21. Trust – Lost Souls/Eelings
22. Arnalud Lazlaud – Allumeuses S-F
23. Jutro – Travva (voc Linda)
24. Trissomie 21 – The last song
25. Light Asylum – IPC
26. Sensible Soccers – Nunca Mais Me Esquece
(bonus) Pierre Schaeffer – Etude aux Chemins de Fer