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You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath – Get Out Of My House

Early Foetus material from his 2nd album, 1982’s ‘ACHE’. This album was a real step towards the yelping, cyber/industrial Teddy boy muzik that characterised a lot of his output for the next few years, and was a huge shift from its predecessor ‘DEAF’. The production is still extremely lo-fi, but this was certainly a convincing, embryonic (ahem) version of the album to follow; which was ‘HOLE’ (1984).


Nev – Log N

Tim Prezzano; from Rochester, New York; delivered some deep, soulful, Detroit-style Techno under the name Nev. His output was, alas, minimal. This is from the excellent 1994 EP ‘My Plasma Block’

Snakefinger – The Vultures Of Bombay

Snakey with a  track from his debut solo album (solo with some Residential backing and co-writing duties). This shows the man’s unique guitar style bursting out over a New Wave/Post Punk tune. The section that starts at 1:50 is exquisite; leaving one to wish it went on for just a bit longer.

Function Presents: Sandwell District Continuous DJ Mix (2009)

Heavy, dark, fantastic Techno from the Sandwell District label; delivered by Function.


Kemialliset Ystävät – Himmeli Kutsuu Minua

From the bands 2007 album ‘Kemialliset Ystävät’; this is wonderfully uplifting freak folk from the city of Tampere. Ingest and enjoy.

Adam & The Ants – The Idea

Irreverent theological musings with some punk-funk/angular new wave backdrops; from the fantastic 1979 album ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’.

Mark Broom – Gira

Is it named after the Swans frontman? We don’t know, but we do know that this slice of spectral, stalking UK Techno from 1995 is off of Broom’s ‘Time’ EP.

Chrystal Belle Scrodd – Split And Well Hung

A track from the 1986 compilation ‘Ohrensausen’ (with the likes of Nurse With Wound, Coil, H.N.A.S, and Smegma; where Diana Rogerson plays around with the lyrics to songs like ‘That Old Black Magic’ and mangles them along with the disjointed music. Her voice goes from sultry to terrifying; something people familiar with her work with Nurse With Wound will recognise. Fantastic, as ever.

This Heat – Peel Sessions 1977


  1. Rimp Romp Ramp (0:00)
  2. Makeshift Swahili (6:40)
  3. Sitting (12:59)
  4. Basement Boy (15:15)
  5. Slither (17:24)

F.U.S.E – Another Time (Revisited)

Richie Hawtin with some Windsor Techno from back in 1992. Classic, classic stuff that stands proudly next to the motor city sound.

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