Year: 2016 - Month: 11

  • 80s Bristol Glory – Claytown Troupe

    Dave Wesley, November 28th 2016

    Bandcamp is such a wonderful thing on so many levels.  My email inbox surprised me with a super cool vintage 80s release on repertoire label Bristol Archive Records, that embodies so much of what I love about that period.  Claytown Troupe previously unknown to this author.  Bordering on Goth but more like the Alarm, vocally…   […]

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    • Crate Diggers – Radio Cómeme

      Dave Wesley, November 21st 2016

      Brazil-based Radio Cómeme is the most prolific provider of eclectic cool mixes that I’ve encountered on the weird wide web, thus far, in my not so young life.   The mixes and cadre of DJ curators mix wide-ranging genres including vintage latin sounds, which is my favorite genre of Radio Cómeme mixes in the more […]

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      • Crate Diggers – Flávio Freitas – Drive

        Dave Wesley, November 15th 2016

        Until every track, sample, stem, digital image, etc. is watermarked or Blockchain enabled, we have the advantage of listening to expertly crafted mixes from true crate diggers like Flakka (Flávio Freitas), from Porto, Portugal.  I have had the extreme good fortune to be in his presence many times, along with his cadre of fellow diggers […]

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        • Blackest Ever Black

          Dave Wesley, November 14th 2016

          Run (don’t walk) over to  You simply have to check out the great London-based dark moody label Blackest Ever Black.   The latest Carla Del Forno release is sublime and is on heavy rotation on my surreal trip to USA.  Don’t know why.  And, I don’t care.      

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          • Let Them Eat Jellybeans

            Craig Grossman, November 13th 2016

            Darker Times=Darker Music We Americans have gone through quite an embarrassing week. You can argue that approximately 25% of us would not agree but I’m on the betting side that theorizes there will be a lot of Brexit-style buyer’s remorse in the not-so-distant future.  I spent the week going back and forth between hoping I […]

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            • Leonard Cohen: How the light gets in…an appreciation

              Lucie Snow,

              Election day lingered on as darkness descended on America’s East Coast in the early hours of Wednesday, November 9th, met by the dawning realization that the least-worst candidate had not “won.” The unimaginable was becoming more real by the hour, as the sun rose, harshly outlining the truth of it. You Want it Darker, the […]

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              • R.I.P. Mr. Cohen

                Craig Grossman, November 12th 2016

                A younger, freer version of myself had the good fortune of making many visits to an old high school friend who happened to have the good fortune to live in one of the most beautiful parts of North America – Sonoma, CA in wine country. Our collective good fortunes found us learning the art of […]

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                • Dream Catalogue – A Deep Well of Vaporwave

                  Dave Wesley, November 4th 2016

                  There are some real treasures in this huge catalogue of vaporwave music.  New releases appear regularly.  Listening is like living inside the world of Bladerunner. 新しい日の誕生 by 2814

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                  • Casino Versus Japan on His 80-Track Experimental Masterwork

                    Dave Wesley, November 3rd 2016

                    Check out this amazing interview/blog post about an amazing artist.  Instant Bandcamp buy for me. Casino Versus Japan on His 80-Track Experimental Masterwork Frozen Geometry by Casino Versus Japan

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                    • Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, UK Features Tulipomania Video

                      Dave Wesley,

                      Today is the start of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York. Tulipomania’s animated music video –   Don’t Be So Sure – is an Official Selection this year Handpainted animation, featuring multiple brushworks shot on thousands of individual sheets of black paper. Self-portraits morph into ambiguity. This is the festival‘s sixth anniversary. This year’s […]

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