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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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  • 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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  • Laurie Anderson – Sharkey’s Night

    Dom Fox, October 28th 2018

    Imagine blinding snirt (snow and dirt) storms on a flat North Dakota college campus in the early 1980s.  This Laurie Anderson track was a ray of sunshine that cut through that cultural snirt and inspired a lifetime of sonic curiosity and exploration.   Realize that Bill Laswell produced this mashup of William S. Burroughs monotone with […]

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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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