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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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          • Jan Jelinek’s “Temple Of Faitiche” Radio Shows

            Dave Wesley, November 5th 2017

            Saying that I’m an obsessive fan of Jan Jelinek (and his label Faitiche) is a huge understatement.  His participation in the invention of minimal techno, within the context of his own unique experimental music context, is a huge influence on me and my approach to music production. I’ve just discovered that Jan is producing radio […]

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            • modyfier – Dan Sherman – Process Part 402 (Visionaries Of The Night)

              Dave Wesley, November 2nd 2017

              Modyfier is an Artist’s platform: it’s an idea acting as energy, it’s an experiment in accrual (as a collection), it’s an attitude that rides creativity and freedom. The Process Series relies on referral as people who participate each suggest someone else, creating its form, shifting in directions I would not be able to steer alone. […]

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              • Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973

                Adas Butler, October 27th 2017

                Light In The Attic bring us this way-too-good compilation of many never-heard-before sounds. Check this out: “There was something in the air in the urban corners of late ‘60s Japan. Student protests and a rising youth culture gave way to the angura (short for “underground) movement that thrived on subverting traditions of the post-war years. Rejection […]

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                • Gabriel Saloman – Movement Building Vol. 3

                  Adas Butler, September 22nd 2017

                  Movement Building Vol. 3 by Gabriel Saloman Ex-Yellow Swan and all-round interesting man Gabriel Saloman returns with the third (and final) instalment of his ambient ‘Movement Building’ collections. Like the others, it doesn’t shy away from the brooding, the tense and the disquieting. But it also lifts on those crashing chords, a sense of the industrial […]

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                  • Underground Find – Basement Revolver

                    Maxine Wesley, September 6th 2017

                    Although Basement Revolver doesn’t have a wide range of songs released, they’re definitely a band that has huge potential and deserves more recognition than they’re currently getting. The dreamy female vocals combined with the slow tempo instrumental make for incredibly easy listening, especially if you’re a fan of artists like Angel Olsen or other female-led […]

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                    • Cool Find – The Blurry Underground Pop of Ummagma

                      Dave Wesley, August 23rd 2017

                      Ummagma is a blurry pop band in the absolute best sense of that description.  I recently discovered a bunch of their unique tracks and videos on YouTube.   My penchant for intentionally lo-fi production finds me heavily rotating the track Live And Let Die. Their style varies a bit across releases, but it firmly remains […]

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