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  • Mix – Samo DJ – Cav Empt Mixtape

    Dave Wesley, June 3rd 2017

    This digitized mixtape is simultaneously lo-fi and minty fresh.  I’ve got to find the Ron Morelli side now…  and damnit…  I have stuff to do! From SoundCloud post: “Samo´s side from the Ron Morelli / Samo DJ split mixtape for their Tokyo tour dates in collaboration with Cav Empt. Artwork by Sk8ightTing.”

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  • Dust of Shadows

    Adas Butler, June 1st 2017

    Looped 16mm film with optical sound – Numerous species of mushroom spore print onto clear film. (Audio features a poem read by Sylvia Plath) A rarity of wonder over at Bleep – only 23 copies of David Chatton Barker’s ‘Dust of Shadows’ will be available. A co-founder of the unique Folklore Tapes label, who have worked […]

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  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press

    Wesley Mayhem,

    When Greg Dulli recommends a release, guys like me listen.  The Rolling Blackouts (now on SubPop) are a new discovery, thanks to a Dulli tweet.  This single reminds me of music I love from the fertile 80s.  I’m paying it forward. Wesley Mayhem – Etter, MN  

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  • The KVB – Fixation / White Walls

    Adas Butler,

    A little bit nasty, a little bit ecstatic, a little bit bedroom and a little bit demented dancefloor – here’s another interesting slab from The KVB. Psychedelic moments and reflective space all in a not-too-difficult package – worth trying especially if you’re fans of other projects of their label, Invada, or the label’s founder, Portishead’s […]

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  • Deep Release from Ultimae Records – POLARITY – Various Artists Mixed By Focal

    Dave Wesley, May 31st 2017

    Ultimae Records prolifically releases classy high fidelity deep dub and ambient music…  This concept compilation is no exception with a voluminous 28 tracks (priced at 10 euros on Bandcamp).  I received email notification.  I clicked link.  I listened to a few selections.  I gladly purchased.  Follow suit? Warm regards, Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal From […]

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  • Mix – Emptyset: Wire 400 Mix #6

    Dave Wesley, May 30th 2017

    Quick and dirty post.  If you are into cinematic drone (which I am) you should check out this mix.  Stream it or be square. Sincerely, Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal

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  • Release – Inner Ocean Records’ BLESS Vol. 1

    Dave Wesley, May 26th 2017

    My penchant for deep lo-fi dubby techno and chill music is almost equaled (and was preceded by) an obsession with deep lo-fi dirty instrumental hip hop and trip-hop.  DJ Krush performed a show of minimal hip-hop beats and atmospheres at Sursumcorda nightclub in Minneapolis (circa 2001) and it re-contextualized my sonic world. Inner Ocean Records […]

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  • Release – The Mulholland Free Clinic

    Gabi Von Dub, May 24th 2017

    What happens when you wire David Moufang, Jonah Sharp, and Juju & Jordash into a booth – jamming their high-tuned instincts and vast experience?  You get the grand universe closer to you…  that’s what…  via The Mulholland Free Clinic full treatment. Armed and committed to the ultimate musical freedom, these fabulous four have been unleashing uncategorized sonic plateaus all over […]

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  • Mix – Secret Thirteen 222: Yuji Kondo

    Dave Wesley,

    Another winner cinematic mix from Secret Thirteen by dark ambient, industrial, techno producer and label owner, Yuji Kondo.  Read about him here.  Forever yours, Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal

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  • Web Destination – myNoise

    Dave Wesley, May 23rd 2017

    As you probably have discovered, the net is littered with interesting ambient noise, productivity, and curio shops of aural horrors.  While sites like focus@will and Coffitivity purport to tweak attention productivity, others bring novelty and nerd ambiance into our physical and/or head spaces.  Check Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs) on YouTube. […]

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