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  • Jon Hassell – Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)

    Dave Wesley, June 19th 2018

    Jon Hassell is back with a contemporary sound design take on his signature “vertical listening” experience. This release puts me firmly in some dark Tokyo nightlife realm.  Highly recommended.   Best regards, Dave Wesley – Somewhere in Portugal

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    • Low – Quorum / Dancing and Blood / Fly

      Dave Wesley, June 12th 2018

      One word:  MASTERPIECE. This extended play release is bona fide – class A – numero uno – amazing. I’m very proud to say that I was born in the same state (Minnesota) from which this band hails. Low is known for inventing slowcore (whether true or not)…  and has evolved over the years to produce […]

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      • Classical Melancholy

        Dave Wesley, June 5th 2018

        Classical music compilations can be hit or miss.  This one hits the right marks.  It’s not any more complicated than that. Best regards, Dave Wesley – Somewhere in Portugal

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        • The Comsat Angels – Land

          Dave Wesley, May 22nd 2018

          This is a hard-to-find classic release by a relatively unknown band from the 1980s.  The Comsat Angels undoubtedly had a ton of influence on 80s new wave sonics and mood. I treasured a friend-made cassette dub of this album for years and years…  until it literally wore out.   CDs of this release are available for […]

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          • Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers

            Dave Wesley, May 14th 2018

            This truly unique record has been a steady presence in my life since its release, in 2000.  It’s an odd mix of dark soul, drum machines (programmed by Fila Brazillia), found sound, and electric guitars. The contrast of Greg Dulli’s tortured voice with Shawn Smith’s sweet melodies just works.  Check out this descriptively accurate review […]

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            • Arctic Dub (Our Sister Label) Limited Edition Vinyl Releases

              Dave Wesley, May 2nd 2018

              Our sister record label, Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) is now offering four limited vinyl releases.  All four are Limited Edition 12″ 180 Gram Vinyl (with a limit of 50 total numbered copies available of each). Dave Wesley – Tetrahedron 75_9 EPv1 https://davewesleymusic.bandcamp.com/…/tetrahedron-75-9-epv1 Dave Wesley – Anja Cerração Ligeira EPv1 https://davewesleymusic.bandcamp.com/…/anja-cerra-o-ligeira… The Mayhem Lecture Series – Structures and Behaviors […]

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              • DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo – Ki-Oku (1996)

                Dave Wesley, April 16th 2018

                DJ Krush’s minimal instrumental hip hop intertwined with Toshinori Kondo‘s Kind Of Blue lonely trumpet puts me deep inside a Cowboy Bebop episode.  I had this on serious repeat when I so joyfully owned a vintage 1984 Porsche 928S in the early 2000s.  Serious driving music for serious driving (or chilling out).  The lo-fi hip […]

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                • Paper Dollhouse – The Sky Looks Different Here

                  Dave Wesley, March 28th 2018

                  I’ve been a fan of Paper Dollhouse before the tide of publicity started rolling their way.   I think one of the band members works at The Wire, so their press is naturally laced with intellectual cool and it looks like they will be playing some gigs that feature a juice bar and knitting classes. Paper […]

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                  • New Deadbeat – You Gonna Like (These) Snakes

                    Dave Wesley, March 3rd 2018

                    If you like Ricardo Villalobos’ deconstructed groove production, you “gonna like (these new) snakes” from dub techno pioneer Deadbeat. Remember Ricardo’s Fabric mix of original tracks and the specific track with the Taiko drums combined with a rambling nightclub era Liza Minnelli?  (At least I think it was Liza Minnelli.)  Berlin is obviously importing water from […]

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                    • Sangrem – You Forget This

                      Dave Wesley, February 8th 2018

                      Person #1 – “Hey, you got your dub techno in my vaporwave!” Person #2 – “You got your vaporwave in my dub techno!” Both – “Mmmmm.  This is pretty good.” Dream Catalogue has a deep catalog of great music. You Forget This by Sangam

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