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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 experimental and challenging music and use it to inspire my creativity and many aspects of my daily drifts, 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. Curated by Jorge Sampaio.

The Sound - Contact The Fact

Band: THE SOUND
Album: From the Lion's Mouth (1981)
Track: Contact the fact (4:21)

Once there was ony Radio. And Radio hits recorded onto Cassettes. And then I started spending more time awake at night and the radio changed. There was Sex Pistols and Joy Division, The Cure and Siouxsie & The Banshees. And then there was The Sound. To call this album special is an understatement. Let's call it seminal. It is for me. In an era where you bought albums by word of mouth and cover art alone this album stuck with me for many reasons. It is still one of the albums I recommend the most to folks when talking about post-punk. Yes, most folks didn't pay attention to the band or the genius that was Adrian Borland. I was living in London when I got the news of his passing on 26 April 1999. It was a sad day. RIP

'Walking in the Opposite Direction' documentary

Sonic Youth - Cross The Breeze

Band: SONIC YOUTH
Album: Daydream Nation (1988)
Track: Cross The Breeze (07:00)

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Nick Cave - Hey Joe

Band: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
Album: Kicking Against The Pricks (1986)
Track: Hey Joe (03:56)

Nick Cave official

Video - And Also The Trees 'maƫsharn'

'Maësharn' is a film following And Also The Trees on their 'Born into the Waves' tour in France in 2016.

Death In June - Brown Book

Band: DEATH IN JUNE
Album: Brown Book (1986)
Track: Punishment Initiation (3:26)

DIJ official

Nick Cave - Knockin On Joe

Band: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
Album: The Firstborn is Dead (1985)
Track: Knockin' on Joe (07:38)

Nick Cave official

And Also The Trees - A Room Lives In Lucy

Band: AND ALSO THE TREES
Album: 12" Single Vinyl (1985)
Track: A Room Lives in Lucy (03:37)

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Saint Huck

Band: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
Album: From her to Eternity (1984)
Track: Saint Huck (07:23)

Nick Cave official

This is my all time Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds favorite album because it marks an era. You see, it is a very different experience when you listen to an album upon its release or say 10 years after. It doesn't even matter that I've only discovered the music of Nick Cave around '87... it was all new to me and Nick was still in that kind of mood... I am lucky to have been there for the later part of the 80's and still see most of my favorite post-punk and industrial bands live, in Porto.. Nick Cave twice, PIL, Siouxsie, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy...
'Saint Huck' really shows Blixa's influence and I am absolutely floored everytime I hear it. Its so good to see Nick still including 'From Her to Eternity' (same level of delivery) in its most recent live performances (last time at Primavera Porto 2018)

Love & Rockets - Saudade

Band: LOVE & ROCKETS
Album: Seventh dream of Teenage Heaven (1985)
Track: Saudade (04:59)

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Pil  - Ease

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

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Einsturzende - Haus Der Luge

Band: EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN
Album: Haus der Lüge (1989)
Track: Haus der Lüge (04:29)

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Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun

Band: DEAD CAN DANCE
Album: Within the realm of a dying Sun (1987)
Track: Anywhere Out of the World (5:07)

4AD

Sisters Of Mercy - Marian

Band: SISTERS OF MERCY
Album: First and Last and Always (1985)
Track: Marian (05:42)

Sisters official

'Marian' sure is a highlight of the album, the first single I heard back in the late 80's, but this album is all killers no fillers! From 'Walk Away' to 'No Time to Cry', from 'Possession' to the amazing 'Some kind of Stranger'. As a teenager I was listening to The Mission and Gene Loves Jezebel before I got my hands in this and I was imediately hooked by the slow pace of some of the tracks and the concurrent one-of-a-kind vocals by Andrew Eldritch.

Psychic Tv - Unclean

Band: PSYCHIC TV
Album: Unclean 12'' (1984)
Track: Unclean (09:41)

bandcamp | RIP Genesis P. Orridge

Fields Of The Nephilim

Band: FIELDS OF NEPHILIM
Album: The Nephilim (1988)
Track: Love under Will (07:39)

Wilful PR

Pil - Happy

Band: P.I.L.
Album: Happy? (1986)
Track: Save Me (04:48)

P.I.L. Official

The Wolfgang Press - Hammer The Halo

Band: THE WOLFGANG PRESS
Album: Standing Up Straight (1986)
Track: Hammer the Halo (5:09)

4AD

Pil - Live In Tokyo

Band: P.I.L
Album: Live in Tokyo (1983)
Track: (This is not a) Love song Live (06:28)

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Suicidal Tendencies - S/t

Band: SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
Album: Suicidal Tendencies (1983)
Track: Institutionalized (03:50)

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Clan Of Xymox - Cry In The Wind

Band: CLAN OF XYMOX
Album: Clan of Xymox (1985)
Track: Cry in the wind (5:18)

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