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  • Release – Steve Earle & The Dukes – So You Wannabe an Outlaw

    Wesley Mayhem, June 22nd 2017

    This album is the real deal.  Instant classic. Growing up in Etter, Minnesota, in the 70s, in the middle of nowhere…  in a house in the middle of a field (which was perfect for UFO landings)…  with a father that cranked outlaw country music on a kick ass quadraphonic hi-fi… even for a rocker like me, […]

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    • Release – Different Circles 005 – Various Artists: Weightless Volume 2

      Dave Wesley, June 21st 2017

      This experimental grimy release is like gentle rain to my ears after the dull programmed sonic assaults of off-Sonar events (Barcelona) and Primavera Sound (Porto) in these last weeks.  I promise myself to be more careful about how I spend my sonic time from now on!  Tick tock. Hear my post-festival sonic salvation at Hardwax: […]

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      • Poppy Ackroyd – The Birds

        Adas Butler, June 6th 2017

        The Birds by Poppy Ackroyd Poppy Ackroyd: ““The songs were recorded just outside of Brighton at Retreat Studios, close to the sea on the edge of the village, surrounded by hills, fields and wildlife. As if by magic, it began to rain just before I began to record the track ‘Rain’, and ended shortly after […]

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        • Dust of Shadows

          Adas Butler, June 1st 2017

          Looped 16mm film with optical sound – Numerous species of mushroom spore print onto clear film. (Audio features a poem read by Sylvia Plath) A rarity of wonder over at Bleep – only 23 copies of David Chatton Barker’s ‘Dust of Shadows’ will be available. A co-founder of the unique Folklore Tapes label, who have worked […]

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          • The KVB – Fixation / White Walls

            Adas Butler,

            A little bit nasty, a little bit ecstatic, a little bit bedroom and a little bit demented dancefloor – here’s another interesting slab from The KVB. Psychedelic moments and reflective space all in a not-too-difficult package – worth trying especially if you’re fans of other projects of their label, Invada, or the label’s founder, Portishead’s […]

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            • Deep Release from Ultimae Records – POLARITY – Various Artists Mixed By Focal

              Dave Wesley, May 31st 2017

              Ultimae Records prolifically releases classy high fidelity deep dub and ambient music…  This concept compilation is no exception with a voluminous 28 tracks (priced at 10 euros on Bandcamp).  I received email notification.  I clicked link.  I listened to a few selections.  I gladly purchased.  Follow suit? Warm regards, Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal From […]

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              • Release – Inner Ocean Records’ BLESS Vol. 1

                Dave Wesley, May 26th 2017

                My penchant for deep lo-fi dubby techno and chill music is almost equaled (and was preceded by) an obsession with deep lo-fi dirty instrumental hip hop and trip-hop.  DJ Krush performed a show of minimal hip-hop beats and atmospheres at Sursumcorda nightclub in Minneapolis (circa 2001) and it re-contextualized my sonic world. Inner Ocean Records […]

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                • Release – The Mulholland Free Clinic

                  Gabi Von Dub, May 24th 2017

                  What happens when you wire David Moufang, Jonah Sharp, and Juju & Jordash into a booth – jamming their high-tuned instincts and vast experience?  You get the grand universe closer to you…  that’s what…  via The Mulholland Free Clinic full treatment. Armed and committed to the ultimate musical freedom, these fabulous four have been unleashing uncategorized sonic plateaus all over […]

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                  • But Darling It’s Hideous EP – CY006

                    Adas Butler, May 20th 2017

                    Contort Yourself, purveyors of obscure, difficult industrial noise that damn well makes your body move, are on their sixth compilation, and this one is flat-out great. As usual, it’s a mix of old and new, with the standout discovery being Penelope’s Fiance, a Greek producer who shifts uncannily between the unsettling and the sublime. There’s two […]

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                    • Jesse Osborne-Lanthier – From A Flawed Apex Which Led To The Head

                      Wesley Mayhem, May 18th 2017

                      This is a rare and fantastic blend of experimental music and techno structures with a striking holism.  Bandcamp showed me that Philip Sherburne purchased these bits and bytes, so I checked it out.  I shot.  I scored. Long live Jesse Osborne-Lanthier. Long live Where To Now? Records, UK. Long live Philip Sherburne. Long live Bandcamp. […]

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