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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.

Boris - Boris At Last Feedbacker

Band: BORIS
Album: Boris at Last - Feedbacker (2003)
Track: Feedbacker Pt. 2 (14:54)

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I am always in awe when listening to this album and specialy this second movement - the longest and quietest - of the album. It always reveals a very particular shade of emotion as it brings some tasty old memories of around the same time this was released back in 2003 (Xmas day to be precise)... as it often happens when you listen to music that was played/playing during a significant life event. Because of such memories this track always feels nocturnal and wintery... cold and warm at the same time, like a drive at very late hours, window down, cigarette in hand summoning the deep thoughts.

Hjarnidaudi - March

Band: HJARNIDAUDI
Album: Pain:Noise:March (2006)
Track: March (15:55)

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Absolutely addictive doom drone project from Norway. Some 15 years ago I was working on material for a release of a mix of apocalyptic doom/drone music, mostly of the instrumental kind, featuring Sunn O))), Black Boned Angel, Nadja, Burning Star Core, Earth... and discovered this. I got in touch with all the artists involved and got to interview some of them. Voidar, the man behind Hjarnidaudi was one of them. He was kind enough to share some amazing insight into how he came to start Hjarnidaudi and the concept behind it... I have lost all that material since but I never lost my interest for his music. I just wished there was newer material.

Dakota Suite - Vampilia - The Sea Is Never Full

Band: DAKOTA SUITE & VAMPILLIA
Album: The Sea is never full (2016)
Track: The Sea is never full (Part 2) (27:07)

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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

No Means No - Victory

Band: NO MEANS NO
Album: Small parts isolated and destroyed (1988)
Track: Victory (07:56)

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Sonic Youth - Cross The Breeze

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

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Gybe - Yanqui Uxo

Band: GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Album: Yanqui U.X.O. (2002)
Track: Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls (20:42)

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Slint - Spiderland

Band: SLINT
Album: Spiderland (1990)
Track: Breadcrumb Trail (05:54)

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Venetian Snares - Szerencsetlen

Band: VENETIAN SNARES
Album: Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (2005)
Track: Szerencsetlen (04:55)

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Lurker Of Chalice - Wail

Band: LURKER OF CHALICE
Album: Lurker of Chalice (2005)
Track: Wail (08:25)

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The Body - Even The Saints Knew

Band: THE BODY
Album: All the Waters of the Earth turn to Blood (2010)
Track: Even the Saints knew their hour of Failure and Loss (05:50)

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Neurosis - The Tide

Band: NEUROSIS
Album: A Sun that never sets (2001)
Track: The Tide (08:31)

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Kampfar - Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

Band: KAMPFAR
Album: Mellom Skogkledde Aaser (1997)
Track: Balgalderkvad (7:49)

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Indian - Guiltless

Band: INDIAN
Album: Guiltless (2011)
Track: Guiltless (08:00)

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Ulver - Perdition City

Band: ULVER
Album: Perdition City (2000)
Track: Hallways of Always (06:34)

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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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Mindrot - Dawning

Band: MINDROT
Album: Dawning (1995)
Track: Dawning + Anguish (11:39)

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Gybe - Lift Your Skinny Fists

Band: GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Album: Lift your skinny fists like antennas to Heaven (2000)
Track: Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls (23:17)

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Deathspell Omega - Paracletus

Band: DEATHSPELL OMEGA
Album: Paracletus (2010)
Track: Apokatastasis Panton (04:03)

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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)

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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)

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