Sursumcorda Magazine

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  • Ângela Polícia – Pruridades.

    Gabi Von Dub, March 22nd 2017

    Killer release on Crate Records, throwing some ripples of purity in the mind zone. In the collaborative and passionate Portuguese hip-hop scene, not every record reaches my heart as deep as this one. Ângela Polícia speaks with clarity, breathing every track with such an unusual honesty and tone, delivering to the world truth and compassion, […]

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  • Re-Post – Jan Jelinek: Sampling matters

    Dave Wesley, March 21st 2017

    Oli Warwick’s timely and salient Resident Advisor piece on Jan Jelinek  fascinates and brightens my week.   Jan Jelinek’s (now classic) groundbreaking sample/cut/copy/paste/glitch production is a huge influence and inspiration to my own music production and listening palette.  

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  • Interview with Manfred Eicher – Founder of ECM Records

    Dave Wesley, March 19th 2017

    This man and this label fascinate me.  Eicher is credited as one of the first to use digital reverb as an instrument in minimal production.  ECM releases are not stream-able, currently, which is a bummer.  One has to procure practicalities or high quality digital downloads. Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal  

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  • Re-Post – Bandcamp Daily – A Massive Survey of Contemporary Ambient Music

    Dave Wesley,

    Bandcamp is a beacon of light for labels and producers in a post-Napster world of perverse Spotify freak-onomics.  Recently, their “Bandcamp Daily” posts, which curate thematic selections from their expansive digital caches, have been very well written and provide sticky threaded discovery touchstones for interesting and important genres. Check out the latest post curated and […]

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  • Antologia de Música Atípica Portuguesa

    Gabi Von Dub, March 18th 2017

    Memory plays an essential role in the Portuguese management of life.  And,  I dare to say, it’s one of our most cherished elements.  The past ignites the future and the creative mind triggers new possibilities and trails for the great archive. Music, in adventurous form, illuminates and elevates beauty, heights, and depths of our history’s emotional […]

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  • Mark Ward – Into the Deep of it All

    Gabi Von Dub, March 14th 2017

    It doesn’t matter how much you are a digger, if you substantially dedicate yourself to it, it will payoff with sophisticated and accurate music discoveries,  some with the potential of mining your cosmic depths and roots. Such is a case of recent random discovery, Mark Ward.  Mark is a Sheffield musician with a degree in Fine Arts, “playing joyfully […]

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  • Web Destination – Open Culture

    Dave Wesley, March 11th 2017

    Open Culture is a most amazing curated aggregation of interesting music, movies, education, videos, etc…  all accessible for free.  I have found a lot of sample food (for audio production) and interesting and inspiring nuggets.  It’s an ever-deepening (already deep) well of content and I have a great amount of respect for Dan Colman.  Someone […]

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  • Visible Cloaks – Reassemblage

    Gabi Von Dub, March 9th 2017

    Springtime is being delivered earlier this year, by the Oregon´s duo Carlile and Doran aka Visible Cloaks. Reassemblage justifies beyond the duty…  an immense dive into ambient and delicate abstractions, which grounds dreams and reality in perfect stillness. Essential since the first listen. Get it here:

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  • Mix – Surgeon (ambient set) at Freerotation 2014

    Dave Wesley, March 7th 2017

    This is one of my favorite experimental ambient sets ever.   The Buchla Music Easel doesn’t hurt either.

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  • Repost – The 10 Weirdest, Most Wonderful Ricardo Villalobos Tracks

    Dave Wesley, March 4th 2017

    As a producer and a listener, I still have a strange but healthy fascination with Ricardo, even though he seems to have settled into his musical context.  I will always give his new stuff a listen to see if he has returned to bending the rules. Re-posting this cool article from Pulse.

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