Sursumcorda Magazine

Reviews - Opinions - Ramblings - Musics - Errata

  • Preston Field Audio – PFA

    Adas Butler, November 10th 2017

    Esoteric field recordings from the North of England. This one a soundtrack to a town. Dive in: “Following 2016’s Rhythm Tree Fell [concrete tapes], PFA sees Carl Brown redeploy for another full length offering, illustrating 4 scenes in 4 corners of Preston, Lancashire. The release is indebted to a sense of care, illustrated by the […]

    read more
  • Lyl Radio – Lyon and Paris, France

    Dave Wesley,

    In this brave new world of a veritable plethora well-curated underground streaming radio and mixes, Lyl Radio (physical studio in Lyon, France) is an absolute stand out among the crowd (NTS, Redlight Radio, Berlin Community Radio, dublab, etc.).    And, I know a bit about streaming stations as I lovingly curate my own (Arctic Dub […]

    read more
  • Tulipomania’s Animated Video for “Who Let You Know?” In Several Film Festivals

    Dave Wesley, November 9th 2017

    Tulipomania’s fantastic animated music video “Who Let You Know?” is  included in several international film festivals in November and December of 2017.  Details below. Tulipomania – Who Let You Know? from tulipomania on Vimeo.   ŻubrOFFka  –   http://www.zubroffka.pl/en/news/15444/ December 6-10  2017 / Białystok,  Poland Official Selection 2017  Competition: Music Video Tulipomania: Who Let You Know?  Radiohead: I […]

    read more
  • Jan Jelinek’s “Temple Of Faitiche” Radio Shows

    Dave Wesley, November 5th 2017

    Saying that I’m an obsessive fan of Jan Jelinek (and his label Faitiche) is a huge understatement.  His participation in the invention of minimal techno, within the context of his own unique experimental music context, is a huge influence on me and my approach to music production. I’ve just discovered that Jan is producing radio […]

    read more
  • modyfier – Dan Sherman – Process Part 402 (Visionaries Of The Night)

    Dave Wesley, November 2nd 2017

    Modyfier is an Artist’s platform: it’s an idea acting as energy, it’s an experiment in accrual (as a collection), it’s an attitude that rides creativity and freedom. The Process Series relies on referral as people who participate each suggest someone else, creating its form, shifting in directions I would not be able to steer alone. […]

    read more
  • Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973

    Adas Butler, October 27th 2017

    Light In The Attic bring us this way-too-good compilation of many never-heard-before sounds. Check this out: “There was something in the air in the urban corners of late ‘60s Japan. Student protests and a rising youth culture gave way to the angura (short for “underground) movement that thrived on subverting traditions of the post-war years. Rejection […]

    read more
  • Nicola Ratti – The Collection

    Dave Wesley, October 18th 2017

    I agree with this description written by a Bandcamp fan of this release… and I couldn’t have written it better myself: “This is some of the most inventive dub to come out this year. There are affectations of microhouse sound manipulations and an overall level of cosmic weirdness that recalls some of the strange feelings […]

    read more
  • Dum Dum Girls – Rimbaud Eyes

    Wesley Mayhem, October 4th 2017

    Something about this track (and the album it comes from Too True (Sub Pop) haunts me…  the kind of haunting that only 80s MTV could stir up, back in the day.  I wish this band was still together.  I saw them live once and it was great.  The combo of unapologetic verby guitar effects with […]

    read more
  • Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvaer – Warsaw Summer Jazz Days 2015

    Dave Wesley, October 3rd 2017

    This unique performance and combination of genres/artists is: 1/3 dub 1/3 out jazz 1/3 electronica 100% scintillating. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard (seen). Yours truly, Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal

    read more
  • Gabriel Saloman – Movement Building Vol. 3

    Adas Butler, September 22nd 2017

    Movement Building Vol. 3 by Gabriel Saloman Ex-Yellow Swan and all-round interesting man Gabriel Saloman returns with the third (and final) instalment of his ambient ‘Movement Building’ collections. Like the others, it doesn’t shy away from the brooding, the tense and the disquieting. But it also lifts on those crashing chords, a sense of the industrial […]

    read more