Simon Reynolds presents Eldritchtronica and Wyrd Bliss Mixtape

Purveyor of all things musically interesting, be it criticism, essays, liner notes, blogging etc etc, UK journalist Simon Reynolds has been sharing the love for many years now for institutions such as Melody Maker, NY Times, Village Voice, Spin, Guardian, Rolling Stone, Observer, New Statesman, Wire, Blissblog…the list goes on. Here’s a mix he did exploring his fave trax of the past decade. Tasty!

I spotted this posted over at Schismatrix, but it was created for Pontone, both excellent sites I recommend you spend some time exploring.

“When Pontone asked if I fancied coming up with a mixtape of favorites from the last decade, I thought “that could get pretty motley”. So I focused on a particular sound-stream: “eldritchtronic”, a non-existent genre that cuts across a bunch of zones (hauntology, the trippier end of microhouse, hypnagogic/glo-fi, the Brooklyn school of “ecstatic experimental”, etc). Mostly electronic but rarely intersecting with the dancefloor, this music merges blissy and eerie, the wired and the wyrd. And because the 2000s was when the linear temporality of music definitively dissolved, there’s leakage from the remote past, musique concrete and text-sound by artists I encountered for the first time during the Noughties.” – Simon Reynolds

Black Moth Super Rainbow – Rollerdisco (“Dandelion Gum” Graveface, 2007)
Belbury Poly – The Willows (“The Willows” Ghost Box, 2005)
Ricardo Villalobos – Fizheuer Zieheuer (“Fizheuer Zieheuer” Playhouse, 2007)
AFX – PWSteal.Ldpinch.D (“Analord 8″ Rephlex, 2005)
Isolee – Text (“Rest” Playhouse, 2000)
Mordant Music – The Black Crush (“Dead Air” Mordant Music, 2006)
Ducktails – Neptune City, NJ (“Landscapes” Olde English Spelling Bee, 2009)
Dolphins Into The Future – B9 (“Mountain Saturnus” Dreamtime Taped Sounds, 2007)
Oneohtrix – Point Never Physical Memories (“Rifts” No Fun, 2009)
High Places From Stardust To Sentience (“high Places” Thrill Jockey, 2008)
Henry Sauguet Aspect Sentimental (“Archives GRM” Ina-GRM, 2004)
Harrison Birtwistle Chronometer (“Creelsploitation 1″ Creel Pone, 2006)
Lily Greenham Experience (“Lingual Music” Paradigm, 2007)
Animal Collective Panic (“Here Comes The Indian” Paw Tracks, 2003)
Moon Wiring Club Roger’s Ghost (“An Audience Of Art Deco Eyes” Gecophonic, 2007)
The Advisory Circle Sundial (“Other Channels” Ghost Box, 2008)
Sean McCann Look Out (“Phylum Sigh” DNT Records, 2009)
The Focus Group Modern Harp (“Hey Let Loose Your Love” Ghost Box, 2005)
Gang Gang Dance Dust (“Saint Dymphna” Warp, 2008)
J Dilla Won’t Do (Instrumental) (“The Shining (Instrumentals)” BBE, 2006)
Blectum From Blechdom Bastard Child (“Desnaunted Haus” Tigerbeat6, 2001)
Ariel Pink Life In L.A. (“Worn Copy” Paw Tracks, 2005)

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