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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.

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.

Boris - Boris At Last Feedbacker

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

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I always feel so absorbed and withdrawn when listening to this album, specially this second movement - the longest and quietest - of the album. It always reveals a very particular shade of emotion as it brings some fine old memories from 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 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 late night drive, window down, cigarette in hand summoning deep thoughts.

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)

Alternative Tentacles official page

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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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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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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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)

Sonic Youth - Goo

Band: SONIC YOUTH
Album: Goo (1990)
Track: Tunic (Song for Karen) (06:19)

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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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Joy Division - Day Of The Lords

Band: JOY DIVISION
Album: Unknown Pleasures (1979)
Track: Day of the Lords (04:49)

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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)

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Scott Walker The Drift

Band: SCOTT WALKER
Album: The Drift (2006)
Track: Cossacks Are (4:32)

30 Century Man Documentary | RIP Scott Walker

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