MP3 Download: Malaise & Malfunction


Back in February I had my music on shuffle when Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem by Peter Murphy started to play.  As it came to a close it occurred to me that the percussion reminded me of the theme to The Terminator, so I queued that up and I liked the transition.  Then I played Direct Stress and Strain by Desolation Zone and the industrial noise worked well with the mental imagery of the post apocalyptic future left by the previous song.  Then I just kept going and the playlist practically made itself.

I had about a dozen songs that worked well together, but not perfectly.  I was going to call this one “weird000001” because I was mixing genres and eras that I usually don’t.  But the longer I sat on it, trying to fine tune it, the more I realized I was picking songs about loss.  Eventually I pulled out the more upbeat songs like Popcorn by Hot Butter and went for a more melancholy vibe.

This is a mix about loss and longing.  I figure I’m trying to get over the loss of my Dad and then the loss of my dog, Lily.  This mix starts out pretty slow, but after fine tuning it for 4 months, I’m really happy with it.  I hope you enjoy it as well.

The complete album can be downloaded HERE.

01 – The Starlight Eater – Photophob
02 – Technical Difficulties – Hate Dept.
03 – Marlene Dietrich´s Favourite Poem – Peter Murphy
04 – Theme From The Terminator – Brad Fiedel
05 – Direct Stress and Strain – Desolation Zone
06 – Crush My Soul – Perception Cleanse Perception
07 – Delirium – Drug Machine
08 – Make You Believe – Messy
09 – Peroxide – Flykkiller
10 – The Sun Always Shines On T.V. [feat. Melotron] – In Strict Confidence
11 – LYCKA – D E P R E S S E D 0 4 0
12 – Infernal Radioactivity – DJ Clive$ter
13 – Warm Leatherette – Anaglogue Brain
14 – Vertebrae (Goodbye) – I, Parasite
15 – Red Stars [Space Lab mix by Dean Garcia] – The Birthday Massacre
16 – Attack Decay – Thomas Leer & Robert Rental
17 – In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song) – David Lynch & Alan R. Splet
18 – Nostalgia – STRVNGERS
19 – THΣ SH▲PΣ OF HUGIN (ɪɲ ʕʰɘɼɾʏ ɟȺɱɨʟʮ Remix) – V▲LH▲LL
20 – Better Off – Alice in Videoland
21 – Shoom – Trust
22 – 8888888888 – King Plague
23 – Unbeliever – Android Lust
24 – 2/3 – Enduser

Running Time: 01:59:21


MP3 Download: Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 6



Here it is, Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 6.  The 2017 entry in my ongoing series of holiday “mix tapes” (mp3 playlists / downloads) for people that can no longer stand the same old holiday songs that get played all the time on the radio and in the stores.  My musical tastes lean toward the electronic, particularly noisy and industrial, so that’s what you’ll get here (lots of synth wave this year, and, surprisingly to me, even a few rap songs and of course, tons of vocoders).

2017 has been a troubling year, both personally and globally, and that is reflected in this year’s entry.  Volume 7 also has way more F-bombs than ever before, so please give this a pre-listen before sharing this with anyone that might be offended by such language.

The complete album can be downloaded HERE.

01 – Holiday Jam – Occams Laser
02 – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ft. Viktor Nova – WOLFBANKE
03 – I want a playstation – lil shovel
04 – Duz Anybody No – solid
05 – War On Christmas – Love Axe
06 – Angels We Have Heard on High – Joshua Nichols
07 – Walking In The Air – Free Man
08 – I Wish It Was Christmas Today – Black Nite Crash
09 – Silver + Gold – Bubblegum Octopus
10 – Joy to the World – Chris Beckstrom
11 – Feed The World (Xmas In Space) – The Mind-Reading Space Lasers
12 – Winter Wonderland – Alien Tacos
13 – Wreck the Halls – AJE
14 – Wonderful Christmas Time – Gumshen
15 – Fireroom with Coke – XMA$$$$ALE
16 – Hard Candy Christmas – Verdandi
17 – My Favorite Things – Shoot Me Now
18 – Tangled Christmas Lights – Weakling
19 – Everything Will Change This Christmas: The Ballad of Hans Gruber – Four Eyes
20 – I Want Coal – Glenn Macaulay
21 – What A Wonderful World (Merry Christmas from Donald Trump) – N 6 4
22 – You’re A Mean One – Grumpy Olde Men
23 – Christmas Dubstep – Julius Brazaitis
24 – Saturn Pulls Me Apart (Death of the Unconquerable Night) – A Sunny Day in Glasgow
25 – In The Bleak Midwinter (Man’s Not Hot) – Daffydd Simple
26 – 5u64r plum f41ry – Banmier
27 – The Little Electro Boy – The Hottest Year On Record
28 – Hark The Snow King’s Marshmellows – ATOM
29 – LYHBL – Let Your Heart Be Light
30 – XMAS – Night Diamonds
31 – The War on the War on Christmas – Austin n’ Rigel
32 – This Country was Founded on Christmas Values – Belsen Mandela
33 – This is the End – π_ROL
34 – The Scut Farkus Affair – NMESH
35 – Feliz Navidad – Kloudygirl
36 – Knifehandchop Christmas – Solcofn
37 – last christmas (explicit version) [ERR Edit] – THE AUX
38 – Snow Gloam – Jodie Lowther
39 – Merry Christmas, Humans (From the Year 2084) – Rob Kutner & Joel Moss Levinson
40 – We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Rainbow Kitten
41 – Auld Lang Sine Wave – Smash Ripsaw

Running Time: 01:58:45

Also check out the original, Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4 and Volume 5.

Data Archives | MP3 Download: Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 2



I’m just about done with Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 6, the 2017 entry in my ongoing series of holiday music playlists.  In preparing the blog post for it, I realized again, that I’ve never made a blog post for Volume 2, from 2013.  So here you go.

You can download the complete album HERE.

01 – Feliz Navidad – Skullee; Jose Feliciano
02 – The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown – DJ John
03 – O Holy Night – Chris Beckstrom
04 – 12 Days Of Christmas – Electromatic
05 – Robochristmas – Jaywalker Jack
06 – Santa Said Whats Wrong With You – Silly Idols; The Toilet
07 – Scary Christmas – Hedegaard
08 – King Night – Salem
09 – Angels We Have Heard on High (feat. Silver Gutierrez) – Scartographer
10 – Kings Of Christmas – MicroD
11 – Winter Wonderland (Future Loop Foundation Remix) – Vic Damone
12 – Santa Baby – ElectroXcentric
13 – Silent Night – Milocraft
14 – Black Christmas – Red Flag
15 – March On Krampus – Teleoptyk
16 – The Last Christmas (Ever) – psn
17 – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Pretty Riot
18 – Little Drummer Boy – Casey Desmond
19 – Noel – Kye Kye
20 – Carol of the Bells – Dj Christmas
21 – God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen – Square Wail
22 – Sleigh Ride – Chris Beckstrom
23 – It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Sixpence None The Richer
24 – Here Comes Santa Claus – Peter Hunter
25 – Deck the Halls – ovenrake
26 – Veni Veni Emmanuel – Heimatærde
27 – Frosty The Sexy Snowman – sggod89
28 – Wonderful Christmas Time (Subtle Cheese Mix) – kokeboka
29 – Do You Hear What I Hear (DJ Wyler Remix) – DJ Wyler
30 – Snowflakes – The Endless Snowfall
31 – Gaudete (feat. Alan Partridge) – Compuman Beings
32 – O Little Town of Bethlehem – Various Artists
33 – We Three Kings (Faite Mix) – Fiktion
34 – Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen – Reliquary
35 – White Christmas (Dubstep Remix) – Iggy Pop

Running Time: 02:05:52

MP3 Download: Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 5



Here it is, Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 5.  The 2016 entry in my ongoing series of holiday “mix tapes” (mp3 playlists / downloads) for people that are sick and tired of the same old holiday songs that get played all the time on the radio and in the stores.  My musical tastes lean toward the electronic, particularly noisy and industrial, so that’s what you’ll get here.  Genres represented include mash-up, chiptune, vaporwave, shoegaze, dreampop, techno, edm, idm, industrial, synthpop and other related styles.

Before I started on this, I re-listened to the previous entries in the series and I was feeling that Volume 3 & 4 were pretty much perfect.  I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to maintain the same high level of quality as years past, and I think I succeeded.  Let me know what you think.  Track list and download link below.  Happy Holidays!



The complete album can be downloaded HERE.

01 – Jingle Bells Pon De Floor – DJ Schmolli
02 – Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies (Diabetic Reimagining) – Zephyr Nova
03 – Gloria – Rush Coil
04 – Xmas Rush – Nathan Fake
05 – Snow And Camel Toe – The Christmas Crusade
06 – Walking in the Air (You’d Better Run) – Swegüno
07 – Pum Pum – Constrobuz
08 – A Marshmallow World – Voluptuous Panic
09 – Oh Holy Night 電子 – N 6 4
10 – Snow Day – Built Me A Garden
11 – Let It Snow – Steven
12 – Snowstorm – Galaxie 500
13 – Holiday Party – Chelsey Cope
14 – O Little Town of Bethlehem – Joel Abbott
15 – Black Mass – Sunwatcher
16 – X M A S – pza
17 – Radio Shack = Christmas Anti-Boredom – N 6 4
18 – Hark! The Herald Gameboys Sing – hautlle
19 – All I Want for Christmas is Mew – PULSING
20 – Fairy Fountain – Sikarus
21 – O Come, All Ye Faithful – The Bell Jar
22 – I Saw Mommy Biting Santa Claus – The Dollyrots
23 – For Whom The Bell Carols – Bradox64
24 – Dark Jingle Bells Dub – PumpYouUp
25 – I Saw Your Father Beat A Man To Death In Tesco’s – Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer
26 – Away In A Manger – Square Wail
27 – AVE MARIA (Secret Weapon #1) – OObe
28 – Little Drum Machine Boy – Wolf Blitzer (the band)
29 – A Robot For Christmas – Photophob
30 – Santa comes tonight – The Silverbelly’s
31 – Santa! – Hypercte
32 – Coventry Carol – Made by Dr Light
33 – It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – PANOPLY
34 – (Hell’s) Jingle Bells – Donovan Quixote
35 – Winter Trouble – Myuu
36 – Christmas Slasher (or how Rudolph got his red nose) – Helen Robertson
37 – Angels Hope in Darkness – Adam London
38 – Catorthoseis – 26z
39 – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Chris Beckstrom
40 – White Christmas – John Christian and Varoshi Fame

Running Time: 02:02:24

Also check out the original , Volume 3 and Volume 4. (I realized I have no post for Volume 2, I’ll try to get that uploaded before Christmas.)

MP3 Download: Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 3


Merry Christmas everyone.  As my present to you, I give Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 3, the latest installment in my series of annual holiday playlists.  Original songs and reinterpretations of traditional Christmas carols, mostly electronic, noisy and glitchy, and as closely themed to robots as I could find. Track listing and download link below.  Enjoy!


You can download the complete album HERE.

01 – Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips – Robot For Xmas
02 – gwEm, Counter Reset, A-Me, and Omena Succo – Christmas is Christmas
03 – Jubal – God Rest Ye Merry, Gentledude
04 – Chris Beckstrom – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
05 – Decomposure – Little Drummer Boy
06 – Olli Äkräs, Mikko Saarinen & Nelli Petro – Walking In The Air
07 – Various Artists – Joy To The World
08 – Dane Jacobs – O Come All Ye Faithful (Ellerslie Highway Version)
09 – ENTROPY – Industrial Christmas
10 – lectronin – I Saw Three Ships
11 – Joe Vitale Jr – Jingle Jingle
12 – DJ Tripp – Just Like Rudolph (The Cure vs Gene Autry vs Rudolph)
13 – Red Flag – X-Mas Tree Graveyard
14 – Keyboard Kid 206 – Burnin’ Christmas Tree
15 – Dance Planet X – Silent Night
16 – Mr. Ghost – The Contortionist’s Christmas
17 – Valentine Wolfe – A Victorian Villain’s Christmas
18 – BludStaind – Krampus
19 – Misanthrobotic – Disco Doom is Coming to Town [Short]
20 – gwEm and Counter Reset – Star Child
21 – Bike Month – Becoming Santa
22 – Derfa – Santa’s High
23 – 53XM4CH1N3 – Sleigh Ride (Extra Fett)
24 – JMaq – Robots Call It XMas
25 – The Stabone and Demar Rock Group – Christmas In Robot Land
26 – Square Wail – We Three Kings
27 – KOKO – Yob (Xmas Dub)
28 – Jingle Punx – 12 Days of the Urban Dictionary Christmas
29 – The Bad Analogy – Angels We Have Heard on High
30 – Metallic Clouds – Sweater Weather
31 – Solarno – Ave Maria
32 – Short and Hat – What Child Is This
33 – Pretty Riot – The First Noel
34 – Le4romain – The Zombies Voices
35 – thmsbsh – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
36 – A Beautiful Lotus – Blue Christmas
37 – Dym – Little Drummer Boy
38 – Santa’s Secret – River (Melted Holly Mix)
39 – JMaq – The XMas Song (Chestnuts Atomized In A Furnace At A Temperature Of 3014 Degrees Celsius)
40 – Oil 10 – Christmas Machine
41 – Cyberfuk – Alarm Clock Symphony “Carol of the Bells” (CYBRFK [ROBOT ARMY] RMX)

Running Time: 02:15:47

If you like this, check out the original.

Data Archives | MP3 Download: Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas?


For the month of November, all I’ve listened to is Christmas music, Wading through some 4,000 plus songs, I’ve been trying to find non-traditional Christmas songs, or non-traditional interpretations of the classics, preferably in a dark or electronic style and hopefully somehow related to robots, being lyrically or through the use of vocoders. Why am I doing this?  In preparation of Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? Volume 3, the next in my ongoing series of holiday music playlists.

The idea that grew into Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas? was born in 1995 when I got my hands on Projekt Records’ Excelsis – A Dark Noël CD. Gothic, darkwave, dream pop, neo-medieval, shoegaze, and industrial ambient interpretations of traditional Christmas carols, Excelsis was a holiday album unlike anything I’d ever imagined. Having worked at a record store through many holiday seasons, I’d heard thousands of the same old mundane and boring standards that I’d grown to loathe. Listening to Excelsis was a paradigm shift for me. Christmas carols could be enjoyable again.

Fast forward to 2006, when Evil Robot Radio (my now defunct internet radio station) was in full swing. Christmas fell on a Monday that year, and with two days off of work and no other plans, I focused my attention on the station. For the holiday, I wanted to play the songs from Excelsis and the few other holiday albums I had, but the loudcity terms and conditions I was under prevented me from doing that. I would need more music, from more artists and more albums in order to not violate the t’s & c’s. With Google, Amazon, eMusic and CDBaby as my guides, I spent the entirety of Christmas Eve scouring the internet for Industrial Christmas Songs, Electro Xmas Songs, Gothic Holiday Songs and as many variations as I could think of.

Between those search results and my own CD collection, I managed to come up with about 5 hours of usable songs. Not nearly as much industrial as I hoped I would find, but some excellent 8-bit, breakcore, glitch and mash-ups and many interesting remixes, drum and bass and otherwise dancey versions of traditional carols. Most importantly, enough music that I could program the station to shuffle them in a way that wouldn’t get me in trouble with the loudcity. With all the pieces in place, as Christmas Eve turned to Christmas, I set the holiday broadcast in motion.

Listener feedback was favorable, so I decided this would become an annual tradition, and I’d put more effort into preparation and marketing in the following years. Unfortunately, two broadcasts was all I got as I shut down Evil Robot Radio in 2008.

Fast forward again to September, 2012, when I started working on the oh so creatively titled “Holiday Mix 2012” for my friend Laurie.  I had so much fun putting that together and was so happy with the results, I wanted to repeat the experience with a Christmas Mix. This time I came up with a more interesting title, Do Androids Dream of a White Noise Christmas?.


You can download the complete album HERE.

01 – Distorted Disco Records – Christmas Club Banger! (Daft Punk vs. Shark Attack vs. The Carpenters)
02 – EROS (Vocal Eric McGauley) – Little Drummer Boy
03 – Chris Beckstrom – Jingle Bell Rock
04 – The Schematics – Deck The Halls
05 – Motiv8 – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
06 – Shuree – O Come O Come Emmanuel (Tall Animals Remix)
07 – Siddal – In The Bleak Midwinter
08 – Solarno – God Rest Ye Merry Robotmen
09 – Paul Slocum – Up on the Housetop
10 – Sounda – Seasons Greetings From NASA and Sounda
11 – Spiral-Shaped Mind – Santa Conquers The Martians!
12 – Daveyboyz – Dubstep Santa – Filthy [Dark Mix]
13 – Cyberfuk – Walking In The Air (CYBRFK DUBSTEP REMIX)
14 – No-L – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
15 – Love Spirals Downwards – Welcome Christmas
16 – BR1GHT PR1MATE – Linux & Lucy
17 – John Anealio – The Millennium Falcon For Christmas
18 – Rudimentary Paste – Spirit of Getting [ERR Edit]
19 – Robot Zombie Attack – The Man Who Ate Christmas
20 – Lucky Wander Boy – Who’s Cyborg Is This (Greensleeves)
21 – Corporal Blossom – Little Drummer Boy
22 – MystiQuintet – Carol Of The Bells
23 – The Cathedral Brass – Joy To The World (Mocean Worker Remix)
24 – DJ Scotty Marz – O Tannenbaum
25 – Love Colony; Six – Christmas Is A Feeling In Your Heart
26 – Cocteau Twins – Frosty the Snowman
27 – Bit Shifter – Let it Snow
28 – Obliminal – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
29 – Tornado Twins – Christmas Dubstep
30 – Nude – Silent Night
31 – DKSTR – Have Yourself a Merry Funky Christmas
32 – Josh Cunningham – We 3 Kings
34 – PumpYouUp – First Noel Dub
35 – Psyborg Corp. – Angels We Have Heard On High (ProtonIced Version)
36 – Tyske Ludder – Weisse Weihnacht

Running Time: 02:09:36

A Strange Play – An Alfa Matrix Tribute To The Cure released today


33 tracks of electro/ebm/synthpop covers of The Cure. I’m excited to see that Zombie Girl is still making music.

From the bandcamp page for this album:

Everyone born between 1970 and 1980 has undergone a THE CURE brainwashing, voluntary or not, filled with genius songwriting pearls by Robert Smith & co. Whereas other bands that grew up alongside with them ended up with albums that no longer stand the test of fandom, THE CURE has been able to maintain an overall quality throughout the years, constantly offering unforgettable extended live shows made of nostalgic classic mixed with newer songs, and always reminding us that the unique “THE CURE magic” has remained intact!
Today the Alfa Matrix label roster is paying homage to this great and unique band: THE CURE, choosing classic radio hits but also songs that are less known to the public-at-large but which deserve even more to be heard again, showing that the songs written by Robert Smith and current/ex-members also lend themselves to different music style treatments… All electronic music genres have their very own ambassadors on this 31-track double CD compilation from electro dance to pop rock through dark elektro and modern EBM. Compiled by and for THE CURE fans, “A Strange Play – a tribute to The Cure” will offer you astounding interpretations of classic hits like “A Forest” (MARI CHROME), “Just Like Heaven” (LOVELORN DOLLS), “Charlotte Sometimes” (KANT KINO), “Lullaby” (CYNICAL EXISTENCE), “The Walk” (STAR INDUSTRY), “The Lovecats” (JUNKSISTA), “Fascination Street” (ZOMBIE GIRL), “Lovesong” (SEBASTIAN KOMOR), “Close To Me” (METROLAND), “Pictures Of You” (DIFFUZION), “Why Can’t I Be You” (PLASTIC NOISE EXPERIENCE), etc. But some Alfa Matrix bands also dug deeper within THE CURE’s huge discography and vast repertoire of songs, covering tracks like “In Your House” (ALIEN VAMPIRES), “Jumping Someone Else’s Train” (KANT KINO), “Cold” (TOTEM OBSCURA), “The Drowning Man” (TECHNOIR), “A Strange Day” (AIBOFORCEN), Lament (MONDTRÄUME), “The Figurehead” (SCHWARTZBLUT), “A Night Like This” (XMH), “The Baby Screams” (ARMAGEDDON DILDOS), “Fight” (I:SCINTILLA), “Anniversary” (AESTHETISCHE), “Burn” (HELALYN FLOWERS & ESSENCE OF MIND), “Friday I’m In Love” (COSMIC ARMCHAIR), “Prayers For Rain” (HALO IN REVERSE & REGENERATOR), “Disintegration” (AVARICE IN AUDIO), “Trust” (ACYLUM), “All Cats Are Grey” (AIBOFORCEN), or yet “Sleep When I’m Dead” (NEIKKA RPM).
THE CURE was, is, and will continue to be a major influence and reference, conscious or not, for many underground artists and music lovers. We hope that together with us you will rediscover THE CURE in a way you didn’t expect, cruising through their vast catalogue in different soundscapes but always remaining faithful to the band’s darker sound.
released 07 November 2014