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Started when the first pandemic confinement hit, this is content that celebrates my past and informs a fresh vision forward. I have a fascination for subcultures, specially those with a close-knit relationship with leftfield and challenging music, so music does take center stage here. Glad if it resonates with you in some way and you discover something new here, in which case you should explore more and support the artists. Moving between London and Porto. Curated by Jorge Sampaio.

> EXHIBITION: SNEAKERS UNBOXED: STUDIO TO STREET
On May 18th, that new sneaker smell permeated the Georgian architecture of Kensington High Street, as London’s Design Museum removed the lid and unfurled the tissue paper of their box-fresh Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street exhibition. Running until 24 october 2021.

This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket

Band: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU
Album: Tunnel Blanket (2011)
Track: Communal Blood (08:13)

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The Armed - Ultrapop

Band: THE ARMED
Album: Ultrapop (2021)
Track: Ultrapop (02:43)

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Hammock - Mysterium

Band: HAMMOCK
Album: Mysterium (2017)
Track: Mysterium (07:11)

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Bloody Panda - Saccades Ii

Band: BLOODY PANDA
Album: Summon (2009)
Track: Saccades II (06:12)

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The Body & Vampillia - Xoroahbin

Band: VAMPILLIA & THE BODY
Album: XoroAHBin (2015)
Track: Cold Bark Bite (05:06)

Roy Montgomery - Island Of Lost Souls

Band: ROY MONTGOMERY
Album: Island of Lost Souls (2021)
Track: Soundcheck (For Adrian Borland) (07:20)

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With compositions steeped in rich guitar effects, the four extended instrumentals in this mini-album suggest communion and isolation, channeled through four island residents’ musical memorials: Sam Shepard, Adrian Borland, Peter Principle, and Florian Fricke. The ambiance across songs wavers between being majestically sad yet with a power mimicking hope, encouraging remembrance and honor without pain.
“Soundcheck (For Adrian Borland)” is a tribute to the late Adrian Borland, founder of the very underrated English post-punk band The Sound. This is nowhere near as emotionally raw as the underappreciated English singer it honors, but it surely hints at his music for the uninitiated. Adrian commited suicide in London on this day 22 years ago.

Iosonouncane - Ira

Band: IOSONOUNCANE
Album: IRA (2021)
Track: Ashes (07:13)

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Puce Mary - The Spiral

Band: PUCE MARY
Album: The Spiral (2016)
Track: No Memory (05:23)

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Inferno - Paradeigma

Band: INFERNO
Album: Paradeigma (2021)
Track: The Wailing Horizon (05:43)

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9t - Siavash Amini

Band: 9T ANTIOPE & SIAVASH AMINI
Album: Harmistice (2019)
Track: Black as in Burst (07:12)

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Pil  - Ease

Band: P.I.L
Album: Album (1986)
Track: Ease (08:13)

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Beyond Dawn Revelry

Band: BEYOND DAWN
Album: Revelry (1998)
Track: Phase to Phase (08:14)

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A band which started sounding like a mix of My Dying Bride and Swans and by this album, 3 years after their debut, had managed to dump all the needless gothy references and now sounded unlike any other, flirting with slowcore and post-punk.
Revelry is such a gratifying album, and yet criminally forgotten. Sure you have to be in the mood, but really, all it takes is a moment of inner peace, a lazy Sunday, a walk by the shore, cigarette in hand. Equally of note is their follow-up, '99's "Electric Sulking Machine", both albums well deserving of wider recognition.

A Swarm Of The Sun - The Woods

Band: A SWARM OF THE SUN
Album: The Woods (2019)
Track: The Woods (13:19)

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Sunn O))) - Kannon

Band: SUNN O)))
Album: Kannon (2015)
Track: Kannon 1 (12:50)

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Rameses Iii - Across Wounded Galaxies

Band: RAMESES III
Album: Across Wounded Galaxies (2016)
Track: When the phone goes dead II (06:12)

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Msc - I Close My Mind And Lock It

Band: MSC
Album: I close my Mind and Lock it (2018)
Track: Almost, almost, almost (04:40)

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James Welburn - Sleeper In The Void

Band: JAMES WELBURN
Album: Sleeper in the Void (2021)
Track: In and Out of Blue (05:00)

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Minus - Jesus Christ Bobby 2

Band: MINUS
Album: Jesus Christ Bobby (2001)
Track: Misdo (03:22)

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Cadu Tenorio - Isekai

Band: CADU TENORIO
Album: Isekai (2019)
Track: Buscai o Tronco (05:20)

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