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  • Cool Find – The Blurry Underground Pop of Ummagma

    Dave Wesley, August 23rd 2017

    Ummagma is a blurry pop band in the absolute best sense of that description.  I recently discovered a bunch of their unique tracks and videos on YouTube.   My penchant for intentionally lo-fi production finds me heavily rotating the track Live And Let Die. Their style varies a bit across releases, but it firmly remains […]

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  • Arctic Dub Live Mix – Dave Wesley – Tuesday Nights Are Weird No. 2

    Dave Wesley, August 16th 2017

    Dave Wesley’s ambient and experimental selections mixed live into a moody dub techno set on a Tuesday night from Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Labs.

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  • Brush (Flush) With Fame – My Brief Encounter With Glenn Campbell

    Dave Wesley, August 9th 2017

    One Summer afternoon, somewhere in range of 1979 – 1980, in Hastings, Minnesota, my high school cover band was practicing in the basement of the keyboard player’s house, which was a spacious abode on the 16th hole of the Hastings Country Club.   Odds are,  we were in the midst of butchering a Cars song, […]

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  • Tulipomania Posters Now Available – Original Artwork by Vaughan Oliver

    Dave Wesley, July 26th 2017

    Posters for Tulipomania’s This Gilded Age release are now available on Bandcamp.  This unique poster features artwork by the infamous Vaughan Oliver.

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  • Dif Juz: Time Clock Turn Back

    Joel Hanson, July 23rd 2017

    In a YouTube video entitled Finding Dif Juz, Bella Union co-founder and ex-Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde unearths two rare 12-inch singles by the early 80’s instrumental group Dif Juz and claims that the origins of post-rock are found in the grooves of these low-fi recordings. While that may be true, as evidenced by the […]

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  • Repost – isolatedmix 71 – Anton Kubikov : Ambient Landcast

    Dave Wesley, July 18th 2017

    A Strangely Isolated Place is a stalwart web outpost, blog, and label of ambient and ambient techno curation with some quietly giant artists on the roster.  This mix, by Anton Kubikov (of SCSI-9 techno fame), on the heels of his devil-deal sell out to Kompakt Records (humor), is a fantastic educational rabbit hole of experimental ambient […]

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  • The Push – Live Set – Chilling at Pandora – Porto, Portugal 20170708

    Dave Wesley, July 15th 2017

    The Push lay down a live deep mix with Dave Wesley guiding the first half and Casey Borchert piloting the second. This mix is a nice blend of dubby lo-fi techno, experimental sounds, and downtempo unique tracks with a tribal flavor. Dig deeper at the Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Bandcamp fountainhead.  

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  • The ultimate mystery is one’s own self.

    Droidbeard, July 10th 2017

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  • Barry Lynn’s Taurus Tapes Vol. 1 & 2 on Touch Sensitive Records

    Casey Borchert, July 5th 2017

    Only a few cassettes of Barry Lynn’s wonderful  ” Taurus Tapes” left. Taurus Tapes Vol. I by Barry Lynn Taurus Tapes Vol. II by Barry Lynn  

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  • Book – Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture

    Dave Wesley, July 4th 2017

    This is a very well written book that introduces esoteric genres of music with back stories…  and embodies the spirit of contemporary global music promulgation from a crate digger’s unique perspective. Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture by Jace Clayton Link: Amazon description:   In 2001, Jace Clayton was an amateur DJ who […]

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