Sursumcorda Magazine

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  • Amoeba Music – What’s In My Bag Series

    Dave Wesley, July 24th 2018

    Amoeba Music is one of the world’s coolest independent record stores, based in California.  They’ve been posting their “What’s In My Bag” YouTube series for many years now, which Amoeba describes as “Our award-winning series featuring artists and tastemakers sharing what they found shopping at Amoeba.” It’s educational and entertaining.  And, thanks to “What’s In […]

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  • The Cult of Aphex Twin – John Doran’s Piece on BBC Radio 4

    Dave Wesley, July 5th 2018

    This is a cool and fun piece on The Cult of Aphex Twin produced by The Quietus editor, John Doran.  Simple as that. Stream here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b88k6l Best, DMW  

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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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  • Turn Your Weird Up With 3 Recent Mixes By Dave Wesley

    Dave Wesley, April 17th 2018

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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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