- "random techno 172(118bpm) Polyend Tracker, Moog Grandmother, Bastl Softpop SP2, Thyme, Korg NTS-1", glenn clyatt
Does anyone remember "dub"? For a while in the early 00s we had this techno genre we called "dub", which was an annoying name because it was inspired by but not the same as dub reggae. Anyway this guy posts daily-ish synth doodles on YouTube and this particular one has strong dub vibes. Good energy here, starts chill and builds.
- "Cruel", Tori Amos
"Songs from the Choir Girl Hotel" had a markedly different style from basically every other Tori Amos release (she got a backup band, basically) in a way that Tori Amos herself did not actually seem to like, but wow, what a unique album. Each of the first 9 tracks is a standout in some way but "Cruel", a song which has no piano at all but anchors itself around incredibly dirty electric bass, has always been my favorite.
- "random noise 076 SOMA RoAT, NTS-1", glenn clyatt
This is two tracks by the same guy in one post I guess? Whatever. This is a good ominous ambient piece with the "Rumble of Ancient Times", SOMA's toy 8-bit synth, combined with Korg's DIY reverb filter. It's made from two improvised takes spliced together so it has a really good movement structure to it ("it's like listening to a real song!"). If you can listen to this on speakers with bass that's an amazing experience.
This is a live set of that hardkore classic 90s style four on the floor techno.
It's somewhat of note that it's being made with a collection of modern synths (like the Pulsar and Strega, to say nothing of the modular synth rack) that I associate more with noise/ambient, but rather than grabbing your attention the sculpted noises just integrate cleanly into the groove.
- "SUMMER COMES EARLY TONIGHT", thofabyq
This is a super chill lo-fi hip hop beats track on the PO-12 and PO-33 toy synthesizers (a drum machine and a sampler). Soul singing chopped up into vaguely pleasant but entirely asemic syllabic soup.