Richie's younger brother has mixed up a selection of 29 ambient tracks for a release on Plus 8 later this year.
Entitled Once Again, Again, the 29-track collection showcases Matthew's love of the now forgotten chill-out room, and he certainly has the DJing credentials to do the concept justice. While older brother Richie was showcasing the trippy techno of his Plastikman project during the '90s, Matthew appeared regularly in the back rooms of Detroit's Hardest, Spastik and Heaven and Hell parties, playing epic sets of blissful synthetic sounds and ambient music. Once Again, Again is almost a snapshot of that period in Matthew's life, with nearly all of the tracks used in the mix first seeing the light of day between 1993 and 1996.
Sun Electric, Namlook, Irresistible Force, MLO and James Bernard are amongst the artists to be featured, and seeing as most of the selections have only ever been released on vinyl, techno producer and mastering engineer Tim Xavier has given them all a bit of extra polish. The collection finishes on the wispy melancholic techno of Mark Pritchard's "Amenity," which Richie Hawtin recently selected as the song he'd most like to have played on his deathbed or at his funeral for Get Physical's Final Song #1 compilation. The mix will be available in two formats, with the CD cramming everything in to an abridged 75 minutes, while the download version lasts over three hours, giving more room for the individual tracks to unfurl.
01. A.S.I.O. and Paddee – Transparencies From The Outer Regions
02. Pineapple Circle – Circle Waves
03. Namlook – The Dutch Side of the Milky Way
04. Jet Chamber – Feedback Fluctuation
05. Solar Quest – Flying Spirals
06. Further – Ugene
07. James Bernard – Helix
08. The Irresistible Force – Flying High
09. MLO – Aqua
10. The Irresistible Force – Symphony in E
11. A Positive Life – Aquasonic
12. Dubtribe Sound System – Quiet Earth
13. MLO – Sleeper
14. Aedena Cycle – The Dreamshadow
15. Atlas – Compass Error (East)
16. Sun Electric – Northern Lights
17. Porcupine Tree – Voyage 34: Phase 3 (Astralasia Dreamstate)
18. Shades Of Orion – Liquid Shade
19. Theorem – Emerge
20. Gustavo Lamas – Naturales
21. James Bernard – Euph
22. FUSE – Carocell
23. A.S.I.O. and Paddee – Transparencies From The Outer Regions
24. Squid – Emprisoning Sound On a Piece Of Wax
25. Legion of Green Man – Synaptic Response (Memories Reoccuring)
26. A.S.I.O. and Paddee – Transparencies From The Outer Regions
27. Sun Electric – Sarotti
28. MLO – Birds and Flutes
29. Link - Amenity
Plus 8 Records will release Matthew Hawtin's Once Again, Again on March 12th, 2010.