Posts filed under: Release

ORDER NOW! The new Tulipomania album “Dreaming of Sleep”

Now on sale! Tulipomania’s new album “Dreaming of Sleep” is here!

Entrancing Dronal Modular – XVARR – Echoes of Time

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 of Time at the wonderful Matéria Prima, on November 24, 2019.

Sincerely yours,

Dave Wesley – Viana do Castelo, Portugal

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

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 on his excellent bass and guitar work; echoing greats like McGeoch and Gallup. His strong, vocals eschew theatrical effect for a straightforward power and integrity. The music could be said to straddle the line of demarcation between Post-Punk and the earliest flowerings of Goth, before it became a stylistic straitjacket.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself. I want to be in this band.

If you’re into The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, The Comsat Angels, etc., this is for you.

Highly recommended.

Wesley Mayhem – Etter, MN

Mix – Richard Chartier October 2019 Mix for Dublab’s Between Two Points Radio Show

This is an enthralling spooky 2-hour odyssey. Perfect for your Halloween run-up.

Between Two Points is a monthly transMIXion by Los Angeles based sound artist Richard Chartier for Dublab. A beginning, an end and the layered transitional sonic flow enclosed, ‘between two points’ explores textures, tones, place, and space, featuring experimental, avant-garde, ambient works from the mid-20th century through to our current time. A mysterious progression unfolding for your ears.
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Richard Chartier is considered one of the key figures in sound art described as “microsound” and Neo-Modernist. Chartier’s minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself. Chartier’s sound works/installations have been presented in galleries and museums internationally and he has performed his work around the world. In 2000 he formed the recording label LINE exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism.

Chartier (often as Pinkcourtesyphone) began DJing in 1991. Sets can be an eclectic mix, ranging from mid-20th century analog-ica, to post punk synth oddities, to ambient soundscapes, to lounge-y reverberations, to contemporary electronica. Ponderous beats, melodies, & noise nonchalantly mixed into a flowing soundtrack for you, your cocktail, & your inner ear.

New Musique Concrete – BOTHBOTH by Stuart Chalmers and see monsd

For those of you that follow my music production, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of experimental use of spoken word and low fidelity music collage.

This release (by prolific experimental music artist Stuart Chalmers) is a perfect fit for my esoteric tastes.

I hope you also enjoy it.

Kind regards,

Dave Wesley – Somewhere in northern Portugal

Library Music by Marcus Fjellström

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.

Warm regards,

Dave Wesley – Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Muted Minimal Jazz – Jakob Bro – Returnings

This is a minimal post on relatively minimal muted jazz. I’m constantly on the hunt for non-schlocky slow tempo music that contains space and distance between notes/sounds. Maybe it’s my age or maybe I’ve listened to so much music in my life my brain is reaching its “note quotient” and is moving into conservation mode for its remaining capacity.

Regardless, check out Jakob Bro – Returnings on the wonderous ECM Records label. Soothing and patient sketches of intimate jazz.

Sincerely yours,

Dave Wesley – Viana do Costelo, Portugal

Tulipomania Remix of Figure Walking’s “Blue World”

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.

Sonoscopia – Disposofónicos

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 of a year’s worth of curation and celebration of DIY experimental music production and live performance.

To me, it represents more than just a cool experimental music release. It represents an organic anarchistic sonic antibiotic for the exponentially expanding din of vacuous aural propaganda emanating from an exponentially expanding commercial infection.

Sincerely yours,

Dave Wesley – Portugal

Glenn Gould Gathering

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 not often that I keep a release on repeat for a whole workday, as I did with this.

That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

Best regards,

Dave Wesley – Portugal