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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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  • Muted Minimal Jazz – Jakob Bro – Returnings

    Dave Wesley, July 8th 2019

    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 […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Exotic Psychedelic Mix from Carla dal Forno

    Dave Wesley, February 26th 2019

    Nothing much to say other than “listen to this”. Carla dal Forno is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, currently based in Berlin. She is a member of the groups F Ingers and Tarcar, and formerly cult Melbourne outfit Mole House.  Her output on one of my favorite labels, Blackest Ever Black is scintillating. Best regards, Dave […]

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  • Mix – Adventures In Sound And Music hosted by Astrud Steehouder 20190131

    Dave Wesley, February 7th 2019

    Super cool selection across an eclectic constellation of genres by Astrud Steehouder (Paper Dollhouse) and illustrious The Wire magazine.  I learned something. Sincerely, Dave Wesley

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  • Arvo Party

    Dave Wesley, January 21st 2019

    This is cool semi-ambient music from Belfast with an artist name that makes it onto my top producer/band names list with Dumpster Juice and R.E.O. Speed Dealer. II by Arvo PartyStop for the name.  Stay for the music. Best regards, Dave Wesley – Lost in Portugal

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  • Repost – Basic Channel – Resident Advisor Label of the Month

    Dave Wesley, January 9th 2019

    Yeah.  This great article with interviews deserves re-posting.  Gods among men. Enough said. Kind regards, Dave Wesley – From somewhere in Portugal  

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