Sounds Of A Tired City #55: Crypt Thing

July 29, 2016

If you thought certain electronic music producers were enigmatic, it’s time you met Crypt Thing. He just released his debut EP ‘Shodan‘ on South-East London label squareglass – a blue square 7″ record, how awesome is that? We asked him to prepare a mix for Sounds Of A Tired City, which turned out to be just as eclectic, surreal and full of surprises as his music.

Sounds Of A Tired City #55 - Crypt Thing

“Crypt Thing’s ‘Shodan’ EP engenders a world of its own. It invites the listener to immerse in soundscapes that conjure subconscious reflections and hazy, otherworldly territories. With its strange, subdued sense of uncanniness, the EP is a compelling sonic exploration that delves into the realms of science and spirituality.

Inspired by themes of supercomputers and artificial intelligence, Crypt Thing created a collection of tracks that draws from and corresponds with various narratives of science fiction and popular culture. Each track is named after a mythical supercomputer/intelligent system (Shodan, Normad, Euclid, and Solace), and portrays it in a way that breathes new life into these fictional, elusive entities.” (TYPE)

This should give you a taste of what to expect in his guest mix. Enjoy!


Crypt Thing – Haircut Music (Excerpt)
Nearly God – Poems
Crypt Thing – Toxical
Tricky – Makes Me Wanna Die
Crypt Thing – Steph’s Mystery Object
Crypt Thing – Ting
MF Doom – My Favourite Ladies (Crypt Thing Remix)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – E-3A
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Iconic Storage
The Blue Nile – Downtown Lights
Unknown – Unknown
Earthling – 1st Transmission (Portishead Remix)
Madlib – Full Figure Pockets (Pay Jay)
Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
Unknown – Unknown
Brian Eno – From The Same Hill
Unknown – Unknown
Wendy Carlos – Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E-Flat Major
Squarepusher – Plug Me In
Unknown – Unknown
Brian Eno – Slow Water
Weldon Irvine – Morning Sunshine
Stina Nordenstam – Purple Rain


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