Year: 2017 - Month: 03

  • Northern Valentine – Born Yesterday

    Dave Wesley, March 30th 2017

    I discovered this amazing track during a Soma Drone Zone infused meditation session, this morning.  It is was compelling enough to break through my theta trance that I interrupted the meditation to check the track that was streaming.   Born Yesterday is the perfect combination of organic and electronic drone.  It sounds great detuned to […]

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    • Divisionists – ‘Say Can You’

      Jon Kelly, March 24th 2017

      If you have a giddy imagination and a good set of potato ears, this fizzy London troupe will help remind you that noisy guitar histrionics and sunny indie pop melodies can often resurrect hazy, warm feelings not experienced since the late summer of 1992. The breezy, urgent harmonies of ‘Say Can You’, track one of […]

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      • Re-Post – Jan Jelinek: Sampling matters

        Dave Wesley, March 21st 2017

        Oli Warwick’s timely and salient Resident Advisor piece on Jan Jelinek  fascinates and brightens my week.   Jan Jelinek’s (now classic) groundbreaking sample/cut/copy/paste/glitch production is a huge influence and inspiration to my own music production and listening palette.  

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        • Interview with Manfred Eicher – Founder of ECM Records

          Dave Wesley, March 19th 2017

          This man and this label fascinate me.  Eicher is credited as one of the first to use digital reverb as an instrument in minimal production.  ECM releases are not stream-able, currently, which is a bummer.  One has to procure practicalities or high quality digital downloads. Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal  

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          • Re-Post – Bandcamp Daily – A Massive Survey of Contemporary Ambient Music

            Dave Wesley,

            Bandcamp is a beacon of light for labels and producers in a post-Napster world of perverse Spotify freak-onomics.  Recently, their “Bandcamp Daily” posts, which curate thematic selections from their expansive digital caches, have been very well written and provide sticky threaded discovery touchstones for interesting and important genres. Check out the latest post curated and […]

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            • Web Destination – Open Culture

              Dave Wesley, March 11th 2017

              Open Culture is a most amazing curated aggregation of interesting music, movies, education, videos, etc…  all accessible for free.  I have found a lot of sample food (for audio production) and interesting and inspiring nuggets.  It’s an ever-deepening (already deep) well of content and I have a great amount of respect for Dan Colman.  Someone […]

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              • Mix – Surgeon (ambient set) at Freerotation 2014

                Dave Wesley, March 7th 2017

                This is one of my favorite experimental ambient sets ever.   The Buchla Music Easel doesn’t hurt either.

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                • Repost – The 10 Weirdest, Most Wonderful Ricardo Villalobos Tracks

                  Dave Wesley, March 4th 2017

                  As a producer and a listener, I still have a strange but healthy fascination with Ricardo, even though he seems to have settled into his musical context.  I will always give his new stuff a listen to see if he has returned to bending the rules. Re-posting this cool article from Pulse.

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