Sursumcorda Magazine

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  • CoH – Return to Mechanics

    Gabi Von Dub, April 23rd 2017

    It’s the weekend and the madness militia is aligned to hit the twilight around the world. And. I’m here. Stubborn. Thinking  about the importance of silence as a daily exercise forever and ever. And good records. Damn good records. Made of sound, silence and the science of gardening through music hardware/DAWs. “Return to Mechanics” lights the springtime […]

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  • Web Destination: That Special Record

    Gabi Von Dub, April 18th 2017

    Finding myself suddenly flooded by awesome new and old music – ok great excuse, i´m always like that – i´m a bit puzzled of what to write about at the moment, since i need the writing progress bar to actually progress and deliver you another tip on one of the zillion aural extravaganza available around. It´s […]

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  • Corroded Trip-Hop – “GEA” WeMe030 by J.K.

    Dave Wesley,

    In the 2000’s, trip-hop was my gateway sonic drug to lo-fi deep dark dub techno and related genres… which have ended up as genre quicksand… engulfing my aural foci ever since. J.K.’s “GEA”…  Wo…  I haven’t heard anything as corroded, dark, jarring and cool since some of the earlier DJ Krush releases (before he went […]

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  • Are Darren J. Cunningham (Actress) and Stephan Laubner (STL) having some sort of tryst?

    Dave Wesley, April 16th 2017

    I’ve been looking forward to the Actress – AZD full release for awhile and now it’s here. Does anyone else think that this new Actress release borrows heavily from Something Records and STL?  Are Darren J. Cunningham and Stephan Laubner having some sort of tryst?  Is Darren holding Stephan’s hand in the cover art for AZD?  Are […]

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  • Anthony Rother – Sex With The Machines

    Gabi Von Dub, April 10th 2017

    Allow me to highlight herr Rother‘s classic “Sex with the Machines”, which was released end of April, 20 years ago, on Kanzleramt.   A defining masterpiece on its own, carefully designed with classic German precision, it purports an intimate “liaison” between the driven spirit of Anthony and his garden of buttons, keys, plugs and cables…  breeding […]

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  • Tomaga – Liberating Mania

    Wesley Mayhem, April 9th 2017

    They sure “Can” sound like…  “Can”…   Love this stuff.  This track from upcoming EP.

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  • Paul Ellis – A Guitar Has Moonlight In It

    Gabi Von Dub, April 4th 2017

    I first learned about Paul Ellis, back in 2004, from a fantastic album with Craig Padilla, named Echosystem. It was a rewarding and timeless journey into deep ambiance, in the best tradition of  artist like Steve Roach, with whom Ellis collaborated.  But, it was not until a couple of years ago that i really became aware […]

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  • Repost – Why is this website mixing ambient music with police scanner audio so intensely gripping?

    Dave Wesley, April 3rd 2017

    When I wake up in the morning and find this kind of stuff on Facebook, it literally makes my day.  This is a re-posted from FACT Mag.   “ is a site that generates strange, endless sound collages by loading ambient tracks from SoundCloud and blending them with police radio chatter from locations across the […]

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  • Jacaszek – KWIATY

    Gabi Von Dub, April 1st 2017

    Her label-highness Ghostly International just put out polish luminary Jacaszek’s latest opus, which has been a matter of surrounding enchantment to my aural senses these last days. KWIATY was born when Michal Jacaszek stumbled upon the disarming words of 17th century lyricist/poet Robert Herrick. His profound yet hopeful simplistic prose, as well song like structures, appealed […]

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  • HTRK – Fascinator – Part Time Punks Session

    Dom Fox,

    I have developed a healthy fascination with this recording.  This is one of those tracks that, at the very same time, takes me back and forward in time.   I will sleep on a sidewalk outside a ticket vendor to see this live (like I did for The Cars in 1979 where other ticket goers […]

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