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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.

Portrayal Of Guilt - We Are Always Alone

Band: PORTRAYAL OF GUILT
Album: We Are Always Alone (2021)
Track: Garden of Despair (04:06)

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Russian Circles - Blood Year

Band: RUSSIAN CIRCLES
Album: Blood Year (2019)
Track: Sinaia (07:30)

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Nadja - Disrotted

Band: NADJA
Album: Split w/ Disrotted (2021)
Track: From the lips of a Ghost in the Shadow of a Unicorn's Dream (19:03)

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Old Man Gloom - Seminar Viii

Band: OLD MAN GLOOM
Album: Seminar VIII: Light of Meaning (2020)
Track: Final Defeat (11:43)

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Nadja - Dagdrom

Band: NADJA
Album: Dagdrom (2012)
Track: Falling out of your Head (12:44)

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Nadja's "rock" album, featuring live drums courtesy of Mac McNeilly from The Jesus Lizard. Mastered by James Plotkin - this is taken from the album's bandcamp page. While it is one of the most "accessible" recordings by the ever prolific Nadja (and Aidan Baker, one of its founders as solo) - and one of my favourites alongside 'Guilted by the Sun' and 'Touched' - it's so much more than "rock": a more spacious, sludgey rock collection of songs, taking its time... somewhere in between 5ive and Boris (around that time).

Divide And Dissolve - Oblique

Band: DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE
Album: Gas Lit (2021)
Track: Oblique (05:13)

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Calligram - The Eye

Band: CALLIGRAM
Album: The Eye is the first Circle (2020)
Track: Anedonia (6:08)

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Sumac - Two Beasts

Band: SUMAC
Album: Two Beasts (2020)
Track: Two Beasts (edit) (14:17)

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Chat Pile - Dallas Beltway

Band: CHAT PILE
Album: Remove your Skin Please (2019)
Track: Dallas Beltway (04:28)

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No Means No - Victory

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

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Ministry - Filth Pig

Band: MINISTRY
Album: Filth Pig (1996)
Track: Filth Pig (06:19)

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A divisive album but any album after the seminal 'Psalm 69' was always going to be a challenge unless it was Psalm 70... despite a general consensus that the album is no good, that it drags relentlesly towards some kind of sluggish sludge with abundant unstructured soundscapes, I find the album rewarding after a few listens (I mean, I got this in '96 and I still spin some tracks today) and worthy of their catalogue.
The title 'Filth Pig' was allegedly derived from a statement made in the British Houses of Parliament, in which the band's leader Al Jourgensen was described as a "filthy pig" by MP Teddy Taylor for his onstage theatrics.
The original album cover depicts a young man holding an American flag with raw meat dripping on his head and a badge on his chest that reads, "Don't blame me." This cover is a montage of Donald Trump's head on the young man's body. Fitting. Good Ridance you pig.

The Body - Failings

Band: THE BODY
Album: The Body (2004)
Track: Failings (08:04)

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Red Harvest - A Greater Darkness

Band: RED HARVEST
Album: A Greater Darkness (2007)
Track: Hole in Me (6:20)

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Boris - Dear

Band: BORIS
Album: Dear (2017)
Track: The Power (07:41)

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Palehorse - Looking Wet In Public

Band: PALEHORSE
Album: Looking Wet in Public (2016)
Track: The Shower (8:12)

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Arabrot - Solar Anus

Band: ARABROT
Album: Solar Anus (2011)
Track: Valkyrie (04:49)

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Potop - Channels

Band: POTOP
Album: Channels (2008)
Track: Untitled (11:08)

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American - Violate And Control

Band: AMERICAN
Album: Violate and Control (2017)
Track: Bedsheet Ossuary (4:52)

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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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Maudlin Of The Well - Bath

Band: MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
Album: Bath (2001)
Track: They aren't all Beautiful (05:36)

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