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  • Leafar Legov – Family

    Adas Butler, January 6th 2018

    “Giegling can be described as a feeling, where the warmth of nostalgia is brought to vivid life and the instinctive pleasure of the dance is tempered with an existential inquisitiveness.” Family, the new record from Leafar Legov on the Giegling label, is fantastically deep, warm and varied; the perfect antidote to anyone who still says […]

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  • Winter In June

    Adas Butler, January 5th 2018

    “Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.” ― Flaubert Let’s embrace winter. It’s not all the bareness […]

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  • Who The Hell Is Caveman LSD?

    Dave Wesley,

    Was reading Huerco S 2017 chart on Boomkat, which includes hilarious non-music entries to throw you off his scent…  and I dug to find his listed Caveman LSD track…  It rules.  My perfect combo of lo-fi post-dub-techno.  Artist name fits the mood. Only a few out there and nothing in digital form.  I want more.  […]

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  • Mix – Secret Thirteen – STM 242 – Object Collection

    Dave Wesley, January 4th 2018

    Travis Just of experimental opera group Object Collection records a mix exploring impulsive creativity and the human voice in all its unfettered variations. This is truly a wonderfully weird and experimental mix.  Listen and you won’t be bored (unless you are head dead). Best regards, David M. Wesley – Porto, Portugal

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  • Forays of an American Expat: A Night In Viborg

    Franklin Streck, January 2nd 2018

    So a Swede, a Finn, and an American walk into a bar…this was the other night in a very small town in Denmark called Viborg, located in a farm-covered area called Jutland (the peninsula part of Denmark that’s connected to Germany). We’re here for work, and after having dinner decided to go to a dive […]

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  • Deep Ambient Vaporwave From Japan: ekoda

    Dave Wesley,

    I virtually stumbled upon this great and prolific ambient vaporwave artist on Bandcamp on the first workday of 2018, which I am sure is a great omen for the year.  Googling ekoda produces no relevant results.  Another mysterious and wonderful aural find.  This music is haunting, concise, and specific.  I’m in melancholic love.  Don’t let […]

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  • Mysterious Experimental Ambient from April Larson

    Dave Wesley, December 13th 2017

    Thanks to Bandcamp related releases suggestions, I’ve made another recent discovery of an underground experimental ambient producer, April Larson.  Don’t let the unassuming name and smiley photo fool you.  Her voluminous productions are dark exploratory ventures… aural cinema at it’s poetic best. Warm regards, Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal Louisiana Gothic by April Larson

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  • Rapoon

    Dave Wesley, December 11th 2017

    It’s hard to believe that I have only recently discovered Robin Storey’s ethno-ambient production alias, Rapoon.  With ample discography and diversity within the tight range of borderline experimental music that I would refer to as “artistically inspiring”, I feel like a detectorist, in my own back yard, with obnoxiously squealing detector. You can find a […]

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  • Music Discovery Inspired by Author Nicholson Baker

    Dave Wesley, November 30th 2017

    I had the pleasure of reading Nicholson Baker’s latest novel, “Traveling Sprinkler”, which is a fantastic book.  He is one of my favorite contemporary writers.  In this book, the main character is a music loving poet who identifies and describes some if his treasured classical music, which inspired me to discover those same references…  all […]

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  • 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 […]

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