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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Days From Now

A couple of weeks ago Daniel Avery played a free dj set in eastern Bloc records in town, ahead of an allnighter at Soul Kitchen. The free one in the record shop seemed like a good idea despite the sub-zero temperatures so I ventured out, not really knowing what to expect but half thinking that Eastern Bloc would be a few middle aged techno heads standing around stroking their chins and maybe a handful of other people. I turned up to find a completely packed out Eastern Bloc and a queue. I joined the queue even though I was a good 25 years older than everyone else in it. It was one-in, one-out and there were 8 or 9 people ahead of me. Plus a group of people who went straight to the front of the queue and were let in. The bouncer eyed me a couple times, no doubt wondering why a middle aged man was attempting to gain entry to an event populated by students and locals in their early 20s. Every now and then the door opened and it was obvious a full on techno event was taking place. Young people are into techno. I didn't know this. I didn't get in. I stood around in the queue for a while and then went home, deflated.

This 2 hour mix by Avery is ideally suited to the headphones. Some of the subtleties in this might get lost in the car. Set some time aside to really tune in. This Daniel Avery Radio 1 Essential Mix is a set that starts out ambient and gentle and then builds from there, taking its time unfolding over a couple of hours, showcasing the influences that have gone into his forthcoming album.

Daniel Avery – Days From Now 
Rote – First Sleep 
Hypnoxia – Active Tension 
Daniel Avery – Decision Two 

Alessandro Cortini – Lotta 
Innerst inne – Du Skulle Tagit Med Dig 
Oscar Mulero – Depth In Clarity 
Saint Etienne – Like A Motorway (Skin Up, You’re Already Dead) 
Daniel Avery – Endnote 
Daniel Avery – TBW17 
Tropic of Cancer – I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over 
Nuances – I’m Going To Meet The One I Love 
Daniel Avery – Embers 
Struktion – Strukture 
Volruptus – Hessdalen
London Modular Alliance – Tinker
Dez Williams – On The Verge 
Second Storey – Ajunlei 8 (The Exaltics Remix) 
Stenny – Fortress 
Charles Green – Gamma Rays 
Norwell – Transz 
Two Lone Swordsmen – Neuflex 
Carl A. Finlow – Wafer Thin 
Mor Elian – Fairplex Drive 
Lanark Artefax – Touch Absence (Intimidating Stillness Mix) 
Cleric & Setaoc Mass – 188 
Versalife – Missing Link 
Daniel Avery – First Light 
Daniel Avery – REHBGBV4367


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about such disappointments. This confirms me in my sense that the kitchen is the only place to which I will venture for music these days.

drew said...

I have liked everything i’ve heard from Lanark Artefax, I think that he is one to watch for the future.

Walter said...

Sad to hear that you didn't got in. Listening to this show I understand your disappointment. Agree with Drew about Lanark Artefax.

Swiss Adam said...

You're probably right Ctel- any further than the kitchen is fraught with risk.