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

    Dave Wesley, October 24th 2019

    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 […]

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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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  • New Musique Concrete – BOTHBOTH by Stuart Chalmers and see monsd

    Dave Wesley, September 25th 2019

    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. BOTHBOTH by Stuart Chalmers See […]

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  • MIX – SECRET THIRTEEN – STM 297 – ROSA DAMASK

    Dave Wesley, September 23rd 2019

    This wonderful mix rides an in between line of frightening industrial and melancholic intrigue. And, there’s even a smattering of dub techno sprinkled into the recipe. Bonus. Perfect for gray Monday mornings when one is feeling like a replicant.  From the Secret Thirteen intro paragraph: “Rosa Damask is the alias of Nastia Reigel, a Russian […]

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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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