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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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                    • Earth by Means of the Currents

                      Adas Butler, May 16th 2017

                      Earth by Means of the Currents was a series of ten original artworks by Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton, collaged almost entirely from Evan Hopkins’s ‘On the Connexion of Geology with Terrestrial Magnetism’, and accompanied by two new recordings of voice, strings, tone generators and field recordings. The book is a little hard to find now […]

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