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Experimental Music

  • 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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    • Glenn Gould Gathering

      Dave Wesley, April 9th 2019

      Spotify’s recent recommendation for me to dig this new compilation of combined classical and experimental electronic mavericks is “spot” on.  (Sorry for that.) As my ears age, my listening tastes gravitate toward more minimal classical and solo instruments, along with experimental ambient and electronic music.  So, this release is a perfect storm for me. It’s […]

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      • Lo-fi Ambient Music From Thomas Fehlmann

        Dave Wesley, January 1st 2019

        The prolific and steadily relevant Thomas Fehlmann treads into ambient lo-fi territory with this very cool soundtrack release. Sincerely yours, Dave Wesley – Somewhere is northern Portugal.   1929 – Das Jahr Babylon by Thomas Fehlmann

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        • La Monte Young Marian Zazeela – The Black Album (1969)

          Dave Wesley, December 12th 2018

          Drone and lo-fi well before they were a thing. Best regards, Dave Wesley – Somewhere in Northern Portugal

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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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              • Imprec Fundraiser Sale

                Adas Butler, January 10th 2018

                From Merzbow to Matmos, Acid Mothers Temple to William Basinski, Important Records has released some of the most vital artists working in electronic, experimental and noise forms. Now they’re having a clear-up to raise funds for a new office and have made a bunch of unique test pressings available, as well as exciting bundles of […]

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                • Preston Field Audio – PFA

                  Adas Butler, November 10th 2017

                  Esoteric field recordings from the North of England. This one a soundtrack to a town. Dive in: “Following 2016’s Rhythm Tree Fell [concrete tapes], PFA sees Carl Brown redeploy for another full length offering, illustrating 4 scenes in 4 corners of Preston, Lancashire. The release is indebted to a sense of care, illustrated by the […]

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                  • Jan Jelinek’s “Temple Of Faitiche” Radio Shows

                    Dave Wesley, November 5th 2017

                    Saying that I’m an obsessive fan of Jan Jelinek (and his label Faitiche) is a huge understatement.  His participation in the invention of minimal techno, within the context of his own unique experimental music context, is a huge influence on me and my approach to music production. I’ve just discovered that Jan is producing radio […]

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                    • Gabriel Saloman – Movement Building Vol. 3

                      Adas Butler, September 22nd 2017

                      Movement Building Vol. 3 by Gabriel Saloman Ex-Yellow Swan and all-round interesting man Gabriel Saloman returns with the third (and final) instalment of his ambient ‘Movement Building’ collections. Like the others, it doesn’t shy away from the brooding, the tense and the disquieting. But it also lifts on those crashing chords, a sense of the industrial […]

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