I tweeted about the first Touched compilation a few weeks back, and Touched Two came out a few days ago. It’s well worth getting as well – not only 255 tracks for £12 which is great value, but all for a good cause (Macmillan Cancer Support charity).
Although a large download I’ve been listening to purely this compilation on and off for days and there are some brilliant tracks from the likes of U-ziq, Zan Lyons, Wisp, Varia, Verbose, X&Trick, Tomonari Nozaki – you can tell I’ve only got as far as the T’s!
The rest of the tracks reads like a Christmas bumper wishlist from those who love IDM/electronica: Orbital, Ulrich Schnauss, FSOL, Gasman, Higher Intelligence Agency, Plaid, FLK, Red Snapper, Richard H. Kirk, Posthuman, Radioactive Man, Ochre, Mr C, Mira Calix, Luke Vibert, Luke Slater, Si Begg, Fil OK, D’Arcangelo, Christ, Ceephax, Brothomstates, Sun Electric, Autechre, B12, but the real beauty of this compilation is you end up hearing and loving tracks by people you have never heard of.
If you like any of those aforementioned acts, or like anything on Warp, Rephlex or those old Trans Europe Express compilations, or minimal, modern classical, ambient, acid, chillwave, techno, then you should get this, you won’t regret it!