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  • Library Music by Marcus Fjellström

    Dave Wesley, August 15th 2019

    This concept album from the late Marcus Fjellström honors “classic old music libraries used for TV and low budget movie productions in the 1960’s and 1970’s”. It’s unusual and refreshing, which is ironic given it’s dusty vintage tone. Definitely a lean back experience – where imaginary educational visuals dance across the visual cortex. Library Music […]

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    • I Wish That I Went to High School With John Maus

      Dom Fox, March 19th 2019

      I really wish that I went to high school with John Maus.  Instead, I went to a small town school chock full of rural jocks and burnouts who revered Gary Richrath’s “Flying Turkey Trot” as the epitome of music culture. If only John Maus lived in Etter, MN, near me, in high school.  We could […]

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      • The Overload Subreddit – Left-field and Lo-fi House and Techno

        Dave Wesley, October 23rd 2018

        I’ve been really getting into Reddit lately as an alternative to the usual suspect social media outlets.  One of my favorite subreddits is The Overload, which describes itself as: “A sub for unconventional club music. Ebm, noise, house, lo-fi music, techno, hardware jams, acid, chicago house, detroit techno Labels like L.I.E.S, Hessle Audio, Raster Noton, […]

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        • Vicksburg.Glacier – Remixed Lo-fi Vintage Blues

          Dave Wesley, September 17th 2018

          With music production software is now ubiquitous and available to anyone with a smartphone, tablet, and/or PC, some amazing esoteric sub-sub-sub-genres and online communities have emerged that deserve attention (i.e. vaporwave, aestheic, simpsonwave, club bathroom remixes, and lo-fi anything, etc.).  As a producer, it’s all so very fascinating, especially given that my productions over the last […]

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          • Amoeba Music – What’s In My Bag Series

            Dave Wesley, July 24th 2018

            Amoeba Music is one of the world’s coolest independent record stores, based in California.  They’ve been posting their “What’s In My Bag” YouTube series for many years now, which Amoeba describes as “Our award-winning series featuring artists and tastemakers sharing what they found shopping at Amoeba.” It’s educational and entertaining.  And, thanks to “What’s In […]

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            • 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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