1998 Descent downloads releases


The DESCENT project was conceived by me in 1997 as an outlet for the group of Ealing based producers to release music that did not fit into the dancefloor mould of the labels they had in existence at the time.

In keeping with the philosophy that techno is not to be restricted exclusively to the dancefloor, but is a medium for free expression of ideas, sensations and emotions, a 74 minute compilation of abstract pieces was constructed. The project reached fruition in August 1998. Only 100 copies were made, and these were distributed free directly to DJs, CDJs and other artists.

This restricted distribution was due to several reasons, not least the nature of the music contained on the CD, which would have been difficult to market via the channels we had access to, but also the fact that most of the featured artists were still relatively unknown on the techno scene at the time. For these reasons it was decided that the best method of getting the music to people was by giving it to the artists most likely to play it in a public forum.

‘PREACHING THROUGH THE CONVERTED’ seemed an appropriate name for the CD, as we were indeed using like-minded individuals as a medium for our ideas.

Described by Miles Ahead magazine as “a truly free representation of Ealing idealism” and “a mind blowing insight into the way the Ealing producers are and the manner in which they think about their music”, the album is available for download in lossless FLAC format.

Download the Descent CD in flac (zip, 357Mb)

2008 downloads mixes

vanity fare (ARCart retrospective)

This is a mix that happened spontaneously in March or April 2008.

I pulled out all my old releases and this was the result. It was a weird experience – I’d not played many of these for years and even came across tracks I didn’t remember making, let alone releasing. Later that day I realised it was almost exactly 10 years since my first release, so it seemed quite appropriate. I called it part 1 as I have at least enough for a part 2, but it might be another 10 years before I get round to that one.

Max Duley – ‘Divine Confusion’ (ARC(ANE))
Max Duley – ‘Got To Get Down Again’ (ARC(ANE))
Max Duley – ‘Picnic Cut’ (ARC(ANE))
Max Duley – ‘Answers’ (ARC(ANE))
Max Duley – ‘Double Front’ (Meta)
Takaaki Itoh – ‘Step To Makin’ (Max Duley Remix)’ (Electracom)
Max Duley – ‘Click-Clack’ (ARC(ANE))
Max Duley – ‘Enclosed In The’ (ARC)
Max Duley – ‘Start The End’ (ARC(ANE))
Ben Sims – ‘Encounter (Max Duley mix)’ (Theory)
Max Duley – ‘Into Black’ (Rodz-Konez)
Max Duley – ‘Perfect Skin’ (ARC)
Max Duley – ‘Onslaught II’ (ARC)
Max Duley – ‘Sidekick’ (ARC)
Max Duley – ‘untitled’ (Cosmic)
Rob Alcock & Tommy Gillard – ‘Nature (Arcform)’ (Continual)
Max Duley – ‘Stop/Go Ver.2′ (Kne’ Deep)
Max Duley – ‘Circular Heaven Ver.2’ (ARC)
Max Duley – ‘Storyteller’ (ARC(ANE))

Download vanity fare (mp3, 162Mb)

2008 downloads mixes

a tick in the box


Shitcluster – ‘Just Dust’ (Hunger To Create)
Raudive – untitled (We Are)
Cristian Vogel – ‘Rogue PROTOCHI’ (Tresor)
The Mole – ‘I Hear The Tiddings Of The Geese’ (Mutek)
Tommy Gillard – ‘Spell’ (Figment)
Mist – untitled (Cosmic)
The Orb – ‘U.F.Orb (Bandulu remix)’ (Big Life)
Mike Parker & Donato Dozzy – ‘Fullonica Di Stephanus’ (Dozzy)
Bi-Face – ‘Mouthpad’ (Sapho)
D’Arcangelo – ‘5005’ (Rephlex)
Dopplereffekt – ‘Hyperelliptic Surfaces’ (Rephlex)
Speedy J – ‘Perfect Pitch’ (Warp)
Gescom – ‘Key Nell 1’ (Skam)
Like A Tim – ‘Hurt You One More Time’ (Like)
Shitcluster – untitled (SD)
Ashtray Navigations – ‘Loud Canary Tea’ (Freenoise)

Download a tick in the box (mp3, 131Mb)

2007 downloads mixes

exotic, erotic and psychotic

Part 1


Beautyon – ‘To Swil Ping’ (Irdial)
Coil – ‘Her Friends The Wolves..…’ (Threshold House)
irr. app. (ext.) – ‘Lint Stutter Resolution Follows Tardigrade, Forget Me’ (BLRr)
Startled Insects – ‘Igor’s Horn’ (Antilles)
Desmond Leslie – ‘Destruction Of The Flies’ (Trunk)
Black Sabbath – ‘Planet Caravan’ (Warner Bros.)
Tarentel – ‘Somebody Fucks With Everybody’ (Music Fellowship)
Sound – ‘Cock-Eyed Hydra’ (BLRr)
This Mortal Coil – ‘Andialu’ (4AD)
Cristian Vogel – ‘Delicado’ (Station 55)
Poborsk – ‘Metallic Curve’ (Tsuku Boshi)
Noise-Maker’s Fifes – ‘Mûzoôk part 1’ (BLRr)
v/a – ‘Ogou (Mahi)’ (Soul Jazz)
Bloody Panda – ‘Fever’ (Holy Roar)
Volcano The Bear – ‘Classic Erasmus Fusion’ (BLRr)

Download exotic, erotic and psychotic part 1 (mp3, 157Mb)

Part 2


Kong – ‘Quiet!’ (Dreamtime)
La STPO – ‘Cet À-Mort Vibre L’Air’ (BLRr)
Tortoise – ‘Ten-Day Interval (Adverse Camber)’ (Thrill Jockey)
Linda Perhacs – ‘Parallelograms’ (Jnana)
Apparat – ‘Wooden (Anders Ilar Remix)’ (Shitkatapult)
Whitehouse – ‘Public’ (Very Friendly)
Basil Kirchin – ‘Tzuris Oy Vey’ (Trunk)
Cristian Vogel – ‘Neon Underground’ (NovaMute)
Current 93 – ‘The Death Of The Corn (A True Love Knot For Ajn)’ (Yangki)
Legowelt – ‘Von Paulus Symphonie In D Mineur’ (Bunker)
Burbuja – ‘Shhhh.…’ (Station 55)
The Eidetic Band – ‘Murmurandum’ (Bo’Weavil)
AOKI Takamasa – ‘NoHope’ (Progressive Form)
Monoblock-B + Nora Düster – ‘Petrushka (Plastique De Rêve Rmx)’ (Spezialmaterial)

Download exotic, erotic and psychotic part 2(mp3, 125Mb)

2007 downloads mixes

one nation


Main – ‘Time Over (Dub)’ (Situation 2)
Anakrid – ‘Elektrik Leviathan Rising’ (Stereonucleosis)
Nurse With Wound – ‘July 24’ (ICR)
Peter Gabriel – ‘We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37)’ (Charisma)
Hadamard – ‘Prelude To Destruction’ (Bunker)
Plasmic Retch – ‘Why I Can’t Feel’ (Descent)
Jesu – ‘Weightless & Horizontal’ (Conspiracy)
irr. app. (ext.) – ‘Hypothetical Tardigrade Resurrection, Parts 2 & 3’ (Beta-Lactam Ring)
Anthony Child – ‘Lets Say His A Killer’ (Exist)
Experimental Audio Research – ‘Beyond The Point Of No Return part II’ (Ochre)
Sound – ‘The Taffy Rapids’ (Beta-Lactam Ring)
Nurse With Wound – ‘The Penis Fruit Loop’ (United Dairies)
Danny Kreutzfeldt – ‘Modes’ (Databloem)
Rehberg & Bauer – ‘Spat-Fridge (Gar Mix)’ (Raft)
Techno Animal – ‘White God’ (Pathological)
Swans – ‘Damn You To Hell / I’ll Swallow You’ (Product Inc.)
Earth – ‘Thrones And Dominions (Jim O’Rourke remix)’ (Southern Lord)
Thud – ‘The Sickness’ (Off On One)

Download the mix (mp3, 118Mb)

2007 downloads mixes

fight boredom with boring


Tactile w/ Jhonn Balance – ‘Grief’ (Divine Frequency)
Whitelodge – ‘They Are Seven’ (Beta-Lactam Ring)
Butthole Surfers – ’22 Going On 23′ (Blast First)
Porter Ricks – ‘Zebu II’ (Barooni)
William Basinski – ‘Because’ (Jnana)
Songs Of Norway – ‘Would I Witness Crustacean Evolve’ (Beta-Lactam Ring)
NWW – ‘Soliloquy For Lilith’ (United Dairies)
Throbbing Gristle – ‘Lyre Liar’ (Mute)
Glynis Jones / Malcolm Clarke – ‘Schlum Rooli’ (Rephlex)
Edward Ka-Spel – ‘The Rim Of The Pit’ (Beta-Lactam Ring)
Jansky Noise – ‘Necessary Aggression (A Mind Probe In The Caverns Of Sub-Dwarfs)’ (Leaf)
Mick Harris – ‘Photographic’ (Hed Nod)
Rhodri Davies / Ingar Zach – ‘Llaer’ (Qbico)
The Selmer Players And Singers – ‘Red Riding Hood’ (Gala)
Stimulus – ‘A Motion Signal’ (Stimulus / B-LRr)
Shitcluster – ‘Bitslutch’ (Bunker)
Aaron Dilloway – ‘Rotting Nepal’ (Blossoming Noise)
NWW – ‘Yagga Blues / Yagga Blues instrumental’ (United Dairies)
Dilemma – ‘Toy Symphony’ (Irdial)
Anthony Manning – ‘Concision’ (District Six)
Sound – ‘Sepulchral Velocity’ (Beta-Lactam Ring)
Susumu Yokota – ‘Nisemono No Uta’ (Leaf)

Download the mix (mp3, 127Mb)

2007 downloads mixes



Rhodri Davies/Ingar Zach – ‘More Salt Than Water’ (Qbico)
James Blackshaw – ‘The Elk With Jade Eyes’ (Bo’Weavil)
The Oroonies – ‘Aradia’ (Hiraeth)
Aphex Twin – ‘Analogue Bubblebath 3’ (Volume)
Danny Kreutzfeldt – ‘Cloud’ (Databloem)
Anakrid – ‘Memories Of Submersion’ (Stereonucleosis)
Susumu Yokota – ‘Daremoshiranai Chiisanakuni’ (Leaf)
Andrew Read & Anthony Child – ‘Guitar Treatment Pt. 7’ (K2 O)
4E – ‘Cannibalism Version 1’ (Mille Plateaux)
Black Light District – ‘Stoned Circular II’ (Eskaton)
Godflesh – ‘Pure II’ (Relativity)
Freeform – ‘A.T. (Autechre remix)’ (Quatermass)
Coil – ‘Queens Of The Circulating Library’ (Eskaton)
David Bowie – ‘Weeping Wall’ (RCA)
Stereolab · Nurse With Wound – ‘Simple Headphone Mind’ (Duophonic)
Anthony Manning – ‘Chromium Nebulae’ (Irdial)

Download the perambulambient mix (mp3, 176Mb)