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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

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

Modular 32

moon

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

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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

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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

 

darkwave · france · ost · pop · portugal · synth · vaporwave · video games

MODULAR #6

collumns

This is a special one.

For the next two hours we delve into the new soundtrack by Cliff Martinez for The Neon Demon and a handful of parallel projects by the dudes from Tame Impala, among other beautiful weirdos like GUM and Major Organ and the Adding Machine.

Somewhere in the middle we try something new: Let’s Talk About Videogames with Kadgi and Teixen, when we remember the games and, more importantly, the outstanding synth tracks that underscored them.

Program fully spoken in portuguese and music.

1. Blood Orange – Desiree
2. Laure Briard – Chat
3. Balla – Placenta (Demo)
4. Dub Syndicate – Early Mafia
5. Michel Colombier – My Fairy In The Crystal Reeds
6. Ashra – Deep Distance
7. Roberto Cacciapaglia – Sparkling World
8. Cliff Martinez – Neon Demon
9. Cliff Martinez – Birthday Party for the Ham
10. Cliff Martinez – No Respite
11. Julian Winding – The Demon Dance
12. Cliff Martinez – Runway
13. Luxury Elite – Dynamic
14. Especial Videojogos 1: Consolas
15. GUM – Anesthetized Lesson (Kevin Parker Remix)
16. GUM – Glamorous Damage
17. Abbe May – Mammalian Locomotion (Kevin Parker / Cam Avery Remix)
18. Pond – Giant Tortoise
19. Avey Tare – Oliver Twist
20. Astro – Panda
21. Major Organ and the Adding Machine – Dance of the Telephone Poles
22. Major Organ and the Adding Machine – What a Wonderful World
23. Spectrum and Silver Apples – Walkin
24. Spider And The Flies – Jungle Planet
25. Crystal Castles – Concrete
26. John Maus – My Hatred is Magnificent
27. Manuel Göttsching – Echo Waves

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

MODULAR #5

ann

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