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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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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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Calligram - The Eye

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

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Couch Slut - Take A Chance

Band: COUCH SLUT
Album: Take a chance on Rock 'n' Roll (2020)
Track: Someplace cheap (05:15)

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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.

Boris - Dear

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

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Arabrot - Solar Anus

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

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American - Violate And Control

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

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Oryx - Stolen Absolution

Band: ORYX
Album: Stolen Absolution (2018)
Track: Blackned Earth (03:50)

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Old Man Gloom - Seminar Ix

Band: OLD MAN GLOOM
Album: Seminar IX: Darkness of Being (2020)
Track: Procession of the Wounded (04:05)

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Idles - Samaritans

Band: IDLES
Album: Joy as an Act of Resistance. (2018)
Track: Samaritans (3:30)

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Moin - Ep

Band: MOIN
Album: EP (2013)
Track: Murphy (04:18)

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Minus - Jesus Christ Bobby

Band: MINUS
Album: Jesus Christ Bobby (2001)
Track: Liquid Courage (04:01)

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Daughters - Guest House

Band: DAUGHTERS
Album: You won't get what you want (2018)
Track: Guest House (04:29)

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Waste Of Space - Syntheosis

Band: WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA
Album: Syntheosis (2019)
Track: The Shamanic vision (04:30)

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Aluk Todolo - Occult Rock

Band: ALUK TODOLO
Album: Occult Rock (2012)
Track: Occult Rock I (10:13)

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Butthole Surfers - Piouhgd

Band: BUTTHOLE SURFERS
Album: Piouhgd (1991)
Track: Blindman (03:40)

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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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