I wanted to put together an assortment of stuff I knew and stuff I’d discovered by looking through the collection. Geir Jenssen and Pete Namlook’s Fires Of Ork project is an old favorite, Mike Parker’s Drain Hum is good nighttime commute stuff, Player EP is one of my favorite Tanaka records, and I’m kind of a sucker for the flute solo in Carl Craig’s “Mind Mix” of Domina.
I was introduced to Woodwork Recordings by way of the collection, a small Toronto label that released from 1998 to 2000. Sunkissed was the techno project of a guy from Owen Sound named Peter Grove. The sleeve is covered in this mahogany hardwood floor pattern as well as the label name in big, glowing papyrus type, so there’s that. Osaka producer Riou Tomita was also an excellent new discovery, nice minimal rhythms. The shoutout to Daisuke Tanabe on the back caught my eye.