• New Chill Dub Techno from Racecorner on Insectorama

    Dave Wesley, November 12th 2021

    Releases like this are calling me back to my dub techno roots. Well done. Radiostation by Racecorner

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    • Entrancing Dronal Modular – XVARR – Echoes of Time

      Dave Wesley, November 24th 2019

      XVARR – Echoes of Time by XVARR I love record stores for discovering music. Not-so-much in the mode of rifling through stacks and dropping needles. But, for witnessing the shopkeepers’ currently spinning selection. I’ve stumbled onto so many rubies in this way. Over the years. As was discovered the mysterious and entrancing XVARR – Echoes […]

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      • Haunting Gothic Rock From Istanbul – Rain To Rust – Flowers Of Doubt

        Wesley Mayhem, October 31st 2019

        I was lucky enough to receive this promo in my email inbox on a dark and gray Autumn morning. This is the type of expertly crafted gothic rock that gives inclement weather and depression an attractive patina. According to a fan review on Bandcamp “Mert Yıldız, who plays almost everything here, attains an enviable tone […]

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        • White Winged Moth – Scratch(ed) Music

          Dave Wesley, October 17th 2019

          If you woke up this morning thinking that you’d like to find a masterful evolving experimental drone track, you’ve landed on the right page, in this distant corner of the web. Not a lot more to say about this other than, “Wow.”  

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          • Library Music by Marcus Fjellström

            Dave Wesley, August 15th 2019

            This concept album from the late Marcus Fjellström honors “classic old music libraries used for TV and low budget movie productions in the 1960’s and 1970’s”. It’s unusual and refreshing, which is ironic given it’s dusty vintage tone. Definitely a lean back experience – where imaginary educational visuals dance across the visual cortex. Library Music […]

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            • I Wish That I Went to High School With John Maus

              Dom Fox, March 19th 2019

              I really wish that I went to high school with John Maus.  Instead, I went to a small town school chock full of rural jocks and burnouts who revered Gary Richrath’s “Flying Turkey Trot” as the epitome of music culture. If only John Maus lived in Etter, MN, near me, in high school.  We could […]

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              • The Overload Subreddit – Left-field and Lo-fi House and Techno

                Dave Wesley, October 23rd 2018

                I’ve been really getting into Reddit lately as an alternative to the usual suspect social media outlets.  One of my favorite subreddits is The Overload, which describes itself as: “A sub for unconventional club music. Ebm, noise, house, lo-fi music, techno, hardware jams, acid, chicago house, detroit techno Labels like L.I.E.S, Hessle Audio, Raster Noton, […]

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                • Vicksburg.Glacier – Remixed Lo-fi Vintage Blues

                  Dave Wesley, September 17th 2018

                  With music production software is now ubiquitous and available to anyone with a smartphone, tablet, and/or PC, some amazing esoteric sub-sub-sub-genres and online communities have emerged that deserve attention (i.e. vaporwave, aestheic, simpsonwave, club bathroom remixes, and lo-fi anything, etc.).  As a producer, it’s all so very fascinating, especially given that my productions over the last […]

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                  • Amoeba Music – What’s In My Bag Series

                    Dave Wesley, July 24th 2018

                    Amoeba Music is one of the world’s coolest independent record stores, based in California.  They’ve been posting their “What’s In My Bag” YouTube series for many years now, which Amoeba describes as “Our award-winning series featuring artists and tastemakers sharing what they found shopping at Amoeba.” It’s educational and entertaining.  And, thanks to “What’s In […]

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                    • Meitei – Lo-fi Ambient and Beats From Hiroshima

                      Dave Wesley, February 28th 2018

                      I’m enthralled by my discovery of Meitei (thanks to Bandcamp’s Best New Ambient post for February 2018). While not tagged as “vaporwave”, this producer would fit in such a genre-d mix.  This producer’s releases stylistically span ancient Japanese music ambient… to LO-FI hip hop beats… to experimental sound art scenes. Meisui / 冥水 by Meitei […]

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