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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    • Rasalasad – Thissidence

      Gabi Von Dub, March 28th 2017

      The Portuguese longtime sound explorer Rasalasad has a new album out on the German label Atenuation Circuit. Thissidence contains some of Fernando Cerqueira’s  best work to date…  a sensory five-track collection that elucidates his keen brilliance in crafting distinctive aural cinematics. This release is an early and remarkable contribution to 2017´s left-field and experimental music offerings. On repeat! Gabi […]

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      • Alexandre Navarro – Anti-Matière

        Gabi Von Dub, March 24th 2017

        French label boss and composer Alexandre Navarro joins the Canadian Archipel Musique for his new sterling album,  titled Anti – Matière. I can only guess if other music lovers, like me, oddly fancy being able to physically inhabit a song or album. Without a doubt…  that is the case for me. Navarro elevates his relationship between imagination […]

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        • Divisionists – ‘Say Can You’

          Jon Kelly,

          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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          • Ângela Polícia – Pruridades.

            Gabi Von Dub, March 22nd 2017

            Killer release on Crate Records, throwing some ripples of purity in the mind zone. In the collaborative and passionate Portuguese hip-hop scene, not every record reaches my heart as deep as this one. Ângela Polícia speaks with clarity, breathing every track with such an unusual honesty and tone, delivering to the world truth and compassion, […]

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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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                  • Antologia de Música Atípica Portuguesa

                    Gabi Von Dub, March 18th 2017

                    Memory plays an essential role in the Portuguese management of life.  And,  I dare to say, it’s one of our most cherished elements.  The past ignites the future and the creative mind triggers new possibilities and trails for the great archive. Music, in adventurous form, illuminates and elevates beauty, heights, and depths of our history’s emotional […]

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                    • Mark Ward – Into the Deep of it All

                      Gabi Von Dub, March 14th 2017

                      It doesn’t matter how much you are a digger, if you substantially dedicate yourself to it, it will payoff with sophisticated and accurate music discoveries,  some with the potential of mining your cosmic depths and roots. Such is a case of recent random discovery, Mark Ward.  Mark is a Sheffield musician with a degree in Fine Arts, “playing joyfully […]

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