• 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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    • Muted Minimal Jazz – Jakob Bro – Returnings

      Dave Wesley, July 8th 2019

      This is a minimal post on relatively minimal muted jazz. I’m constantly on the hunt for non-schlocky slow tempo music that contains space and distance between notes/sounds. Maybe it’s my age or maybe I’ve listened to so much music in my life my brain is reaching its “note quotient” and is moving into conservation mode […]

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      • Tulipomania Remix of Figure Walking’s “Blue World”

        Dave Wesley, June 13th 2019

        Check out this remix as a Magnet exclusive download courtesy of Philly band Tulipomania and producer/engineer Richard Hartline. Tulipomania’s Tom Murray has recently been wading into the remix waters to great effect.

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        • Sonoscopia – Disposofónicos

          Dave Wesley, May 24th 2019

          Sonoscopia, along with the Crónica label, form a long-standing epicenter of experimental music in Porto, Portugal, which is quickly being overrun by tourism, gentrification, and high rent – with all of the accompanying devastating artistic and cultural side effects. Sonoscopia’s recent beautifully designed box set (and pay what you want digital download) is the culmination […]

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          • Glenn Gould Gathering

            Dave Wesley, April 9th 2019

            Spotify’s recent recommendation for me to dig this new compilation of combined classical and experimental electronic mavericks is “spot” on.  (Sorry for that.) As my ears age, my listening tastes gravitate toward more minimal classical and solo instruments, along with experimental ambient and electronic music.  So, this release is a perfect storm for me. It’s […]

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            • Lo-fi Ambient Music From Thomas Fehlmann

              Dave Wesley, January 1st 2019

              The prolific and steadily relevant Thomas Fehlmann treads into ambient lo-fi territory with this very cool soundtrack release. Sincerely yours, Dave Wesley – Somewhere is northern Portugal.   1929 – Das Jahr Babylon by Thomas Fehlmann

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              • La Monte Young Marian Zazeela – The Black Album (1969)

                Dave Wesley, December 12th 2018

                Drone and lo-fi well before they were a thing. Best regards, Dave Wesley – Somewhere in Northern Portugal

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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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                  • 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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