MOTORIST DJ DEGENERATE FASHIONS A BROODING, CLANGING AURAL ODYSSEY UNDER HER CRUEL DIAGONALS MONIKER
Opening with a blistering slow-burner from local heroine Nordra and building through drones, experimental electronics, minimal techno, avant garde compositions and more, Cruel Diagonals’ mix is a shadowy journey that makes for an apt soundtrack to a dystopian sci-fi film you can’t wait to watch.
A jazz and classically trained vocalist, Megan Mitchell performs and creates in numerous capacities including as DJ Degenerate for MOTOR and with her electronic/vocal project Cruel Diagonals which serves as an outlet for destructive sample processing, vocal exploration, and a palette for inter-media contemplations and applications. Mitchell has performed at Debacle and Corridor Festivals and shared bills with acts such as Pharmakon, Pod Blotz, Holly Herndon, Shifted, and Elysia Crampton. In addition to production and deejaying, Mitchell indexes women/trans/non-binary composers at ManyManyWomen.com and documents industrial sites in the PNW via field recordings and photography.
Catch Cruel Diagonals live 8-11-17 at Chapel Performance Space with High Plains (Kranky) and Wild Card.
1. Nordra, “Apologize to Me, Humanity”
2. Caterina Barbieri, “Undular”
3. Sendai, “Model Unit”
4. Fjäder, “तूफान केंद्रअ”
5. Beatrice Dillon & Rupert Clervaux, “A Different River Once”
6. Kane Ikin, “Closer Closer”
7. Kate Carr, “Redblooded”
8. FRKTL, “Impulse – Ajnas”
9. Iona Fortune, “Shī”
10. Brett Naucke, “Pala”
11. Roberto Musci, “The Way of Discreet Zen”
12. Cruel Diagonals, “Oblique Ritual”
13. E-Saggila, “Throw the Stone and Hide Your Hand”
Download Link: soundcloud.com/motor-collective/mtrmx033
Mix Length: 01:02:11
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