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  • The KVB – Fixation / White Walls

    Adas Butler, June 1st 2017

    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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                • CoH – Return to Mechanics

                  Gabi Von Dub, April 23rd 2017

                  It’s the weekend and the madness militia is aligned to hit the twilight around the world. And. I’m here. Stubborn. Thinking  about the importance of silence as a daily exercise forever and ever. And good records. Damn good records. Made of sound, silence and the science of gardening through music hardware/DAWs. “Return to Mechanics” lights the springtime […]

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                  • Corroded Trip-Hop – “GEA” WeMe030 by J.K.

                    Dave Wesley, April 18th 2017

                    In the 2000’s, trip-hop was my gateway sonic drug to lo-fi deep dark dub techno and related genres… which have ended up as genre quicksand… engulfing my aural foci ever since. J.K.’s “GEA”…  Wo…  I haven’t heard anything as corroded, dark, jarring and cool since some of the earlier DJ Krush releases (before he went […]

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                    • Are Darren J. Cunningham (Actress) and Stephan Laubner (STL) having some sort of tryst?

                      Dave Wesley, April 16th 2017

                      I’ve been looking forward to the Actress – AZD full release for awhile and now it’s here. Does anyone else think that this new Actress release borrows heavily from Something Records and STL?  Are Darren J. Cunningham and Stephan Laubner having some sort of tryst?  Is Darren holding Stephan’s hand in the cover art for AZD?  Are […]

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