24.10.2011, Words by Charlie Jones

Surgeon live in Amsterdam

Birmingham, UK, resident Anthony Child, who records and DJs under the name Surgeon has been releasing the kind of icy, hard, dark records that the English are famous for not doing since the mid-90s. Hard electronica is better suited, traditionally, to landmasses to the west or east, but Surgeon’s masterful brand of futurist music softened slightly with the release of the astounding ‘Breaking The Frame’, one of the best albums of this year, which explored the more emotive, ambient sides of sound. He’s also, as one would expect, a very accomplished DJ, as the below set, recorded live in Amsterdam and consisting entirely of tracks released in the last 12 months, goes some way to proving.

Surgeon at Machine, Trouw, Amsterdam, Holland Sept 2011 by dynamic tension

He wrote the following as a note on Soundcloud, along with the tracklist, below. The concept of Ben Sims and Kirk Degiorgio’s Machine night is to play only new music, not relying on familiar classics to move the crowd. After Sandrien and Kirk Degiorgio I played my set. None of the music I played was more than a year old. As before, I really enjoyed playing at Trouw and the crowd were great. Following the set wherever it went.

Instra:Mental – Tramma
Nil – Kazuya Kawakami remix
Blawan – Vibe Decorium
Skudge – Ontic (Rolando Understands remix)
Surgeon – Transparent Radiation
Surgeon – untitled
Hiroaki Iizuka – Bluebox
Inigo Kennedy – Scatter
Bas Mooy – Warsaw (Walker FSG remix)
Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Olof Dreijer remix)
Instra:Mental – Thomp
Shutter – Natterjack B1
Barricade – Aleko
Blawan – What You Do With What You Have
Skudge – Overture (Substance remix)
Paul Woolford – Let It Go (Kommonazmuk & Appleblim remix)
Inigo Kennedy – Revenge
Emptyset – All Together Lost (Ben Klock’s Glowing Clap mix)
Xhin – Teeth (Surgeon remix)
Tomohiko Sagae – Deburring (Paul Damage + Makaton Wasps mix)
Insta:Mental – Vicodin (Skduge Warehouse mix)
Reeko – Thick Matter
Matador – Blond Slackers (Rebekah remix)
Paul Woolford & Psycatron – Stolen
Skudge – Convolution Instrumental
Blawan – Lavender
Insta:Mental – Pyramid
Raiders Of The Lost Arp – Night Theme
Exium – Synchro
Greenmoney – Get Into You (Paul Mac edit)
Lone – Explorers

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