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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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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  – December 6-10  2017 / Białystok,  Poland Official Selection 2017  Competition: Music Video Tulipomania: Who Let You Know?  Radiohead: I […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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