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Discovery

  • Meitei – Lo-fi Ambient and Beats From Hiroshima

    Dave Wesley, February 28th 2018

    I’m enthralled by my discovery of Meitei (thanks to Bandcamp’s Best New Ambient post for February 2018). While not tagged as “vaporwave”, this producer would fit in such a genre-d mix.  This producer’s releases stylistically span ancient Japanese music ambient… to LO-FI hip hop beats… to experimental sound art scenes. Meisui / 冥水 by Meitei […]

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    • Bad Tracking

      Adas Butler, February 7th 2018

      Filthy heavy destructive. This is as underground should be – incomprehensible to outsiders and home to the adventurer. It’s leftfield and industrial and uncompromising – enjoy getting your head unstraight with this:

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      • Département d’Éducation Psychique

        Adas Butler, January 24th 2018

        This is nice and out-there. Space jazz techno-kind-of, truly experimental music that allows you to roam free as you listen. Out on Fou Records, the French label that supports and respects the power of improvised music across genres, it’s a live recording from OHM Berlin set to vinyl. Check out both sides below and tune […]

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        • Imprec Fundraiser Sale

          Adas Butler, January 10th 2018

          From Merzbow to Matmos, Acid Mothers Temple to William Basinski, Important Records has released some of the most vital artists working in electronic, experimental and noise forms. Now they’re having a clear-up to raise funds for a new office and have made a bunch of unique test pressings available, as well as exciting bundles of […]

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          • Leafar Legov – Family

            Adas Butler, January 6th 2018

            “Giegling can be described as a feeling, where the warmth of nostalgia is brought to vivid life and the instinctive pleasure of the dance is tempered with an existential inquisitiveness.” Family, the new record from Leafar Legov on the Giegling label, is fantastically deep, warm and varied; the perfect antidote to anyone who still says […]

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            • Who The Hell Is Caveman LSD?

              Dave Wesley, January 5th 2018

              Was reading Huerco S 2017 chart on Boomkat, which includes hilarious non-music entries to throw you off his scent…  and I dug to find his listed Caveman LSD track…  It rules.  My perfect combo of lo-fi post-dub-techno.  Artist name fits the mood. Only a few out there and nothing in digital form.  I want more.  […]

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              • Deep Ambient Vaporwave From Japan: ekoda

                Dave Wesley, January 2nd 2018

                I virtually stumbled upon this great and prolific ambient vaporwave artist on Bandcamp on the first workday of 2018, which I am sure is a great omen for the year.  Googling ekoda produces no relevant results.  Another mysterious and wonderful aural find.  This music is haunting, concise, and specific.  I’m in melancholic love.  Don’t let […]

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                • Mysterious Experimental Ambient from April Larson

                  Dave Wesley, December 13th 2017

                  Thanks to Bandcamp related releases suggestions, I’ve made another recent discovery of an underground experimental ambient producer, April Larson.  Don’t let the unassuming name and smiley photo fool you.  Her voluminous productions are dark exploratory ventures… aural cinema at it’s poetic best. Warm regards, Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal Louisiana Gothic by April Larson

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                  • Music Discovery Inspired by Author Nicholson Baker

                    Dave Wesley, November 30th 2017

                    I had the pleasure of reading Nicholson Baker’s latest novel, “Traveling Sprinkler”, which is a fantastic book.  He is one of my favorite contemporary writers.  In this book, the main character is a music loving poet who identifies and describes some if his treasured classical music, which inspired me to discover those same references…  all […]

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                    • Preston Field Audio – PFA

                      Adas Butler, November 10th 2017

                      Esoteric field recordings from the North of England. This one a soundtrack to a town. Dive in: “Following 2016’s Rhythm Tree Fell [concrete tapes], PFA sees Carl Brown redeploy for another full length offering, illustrating 4 scenes in 4 corners of Preston, Lancashire. The release is indebted to a sense of care, illustrated by the […]

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