• Tulipomania Remix of Figure Walking’s “Blue World”

    Dave Wesley, June 13th 2019

    Check out this remix as a Magnet exclusive download courtesy of Philly band Tulipomania and producer/engineer Richard Hartline. Tulipomania’s Tom Murray has recently been wading into the remix waters to great effect.

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    • Sonoscopia – Disposofónicos

      Dave Wesley, May 24th 2019

      Sonoscopia, along with the Crónica label, form a long-standing epicenter of experimental music in Porto, Portugal, which is quickly being overrun by tourism, gentrification, and high rent – with all of the accompanying devastating artistic and cultural side effects. Sonoscopia’s recent beautifully designed box set (and pay what you want digital download) is the culmination […]

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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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            • 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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              • Jon Hassell – Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)

                Dave Wesley, June 19th 2018

                Jon Hassell is back with a contemporary sound design take on his signature “vertical listening” experience. This release puts me firmly in some dark Tokyo nightlife realm.  Highly recommended.   Best regards, Dave Wesley – Somewhere in Portugal

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                • Low – Quorum / Dancing and Blood / Fly

                  Dave Wesley, June 12th 2018

                  One word:  MASTERPIECE. This extended play release is bona fide – class A – numero uno – amazing. I’m very proud to say that I was born in the same state (Minnesota) from which this band hails. Low is known for inventing slowcore (whether true or not)…  and has evolved over the years to produce […]

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                  • Classical Melancholy

                    Dave Wesley, June 5th 2018

                    Classical music compilations can be hit or miss.  This one hits the right marks.  It’s not any more complicated than that. Best regards, Dave Wesley – Somewhere in Portugal

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                    • The Comsat Angels – Land

                      Dave Wesley, May 22nd 2018

                      This is a hard-to-find classic release by a relatively unknown band from the 1980s.  The Comsat Angels undoubtedly had a ton of influence on 80s new wave sonics and mood. I treasured a friend-made cassette dub of this album for years and years…  until it literally wore out.   CDs of this release are available for […]

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