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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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                    • Bad Tracking

                      Adas Butler, February 7th 2018

                      Filthy heavy destructive. This is as underground should be – incomprehensible to outsiders and home to the adventurer. It’s leftfield and industrial and uncompromising – enjoy getting your head unstraight with this:

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