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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.

Gybe - At States End

Band: GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Album: G_d's Pee At State's End! (2021)
Track: “Government Came” (9980.0kHz 3617.1kHz 4521.0 kHz) (11:36)

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Lice - Serata

Band: LICE
Album: Wasteland: What ails our people is clear (2021)
Track: Serata (05:54)

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Gybe - Asunder

Band: GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Album: Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress (2015)
Track: Piss Crowns are Trebled (13:50)

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Supermachiner - Rust

Band: SUPERMACHINER
Album: Rust (2009)
Track: By the roadside (06:01)

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I Like Trains - Elegies

Band: ILIKETRAINS
Album: Elegies to Lessons Learnt (2007)
Track: We Go Hunting (03:25)

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Back in early 2008 I had the pleasure of being in PR meetings with the English band while working for a London based fashion brand. Fair to say that at the time I had all but lost my love for post-rock à la Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky... and interest in the genre was anchored solely on Godspeed You! Black Emperor or This Will Destroy You.. During those times I was into the more challenging sonic scapes of a then formidable rise in sludge and other atmospheric extremes (think Boris, Nadja, A Storm of Light, Russian Circles...) and I just couldn't touch it. But when listening to this album for the first time, it hit me that the band sounded like one of my all time favourite bands of the 80's: And Also The Trees. And I gave in.

Anoice - The Black Rain

Band: ANOICE
Album: The Black Rain (2012)
Track: finale (edit) (07:07)

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Barn Owl - The Darkest Night

Band: BARN OWL
Album: Lost in the glare (2011)
Track: The darkest night since 1863 (07:31)

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Nadja And Vampillia - Artifical Act Of God

Band: NADJA & VAMPILLIA
Album: Artificial act of God (2019)
Track: Today Tonight Fiction (edit) (14:16)

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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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The Body & Braveyoung - Nothing Passes - Song 2

Band: THE BODY & BRAVEYOUNG
Album: Nothing Passes (2011)
Track: Song 2 (15:10)

This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket

Band: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU
Album: Tunnel Blanket (2011)
Track: Communal Blood (08:13)

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Boris - Pink

Band: BORIS
Album: Pink (2005)
Track: Farewell (07:33)

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Slint - Spiderland

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

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Matt Elliott - Notes

Matt Elliott

THE KURSK
It's been 20 years since The Kursk, a Russian Nuclear-powered submarine sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea after an on-board explosion, on the 12th of August 2000. The world watched while rescue attempts were made but these were to no avail. It was subsequently discovered that 23 of the 118 submariners on board survived the initial explosion but perished when their oxygen supplies ran out in the subsequent days.
The tragedy inspired this track on Matt Elliott’s 2005 album 'Drinking Songs'.
'The Kursk' (dedicated, in the sleevenotes, to “those lost at sea”) starts off with some sound effects that are supposed to represent the submarine’s sinking but, to be honest are utterly unnecessary. The track itself is built around a repeated guitar figure overlaid with cello and multi-tracked, wordless voices. The melody is a simple one that evokes the great Red Army Choir songs of the steppes. The lyrical figure is almost nursery rhyme like in its simplicity, but nonetheless chilling: “It’s cold I’m afraid / It’s been like this for a day / The water is rising and slowly we’re dying / We won’t see light again / We won’t see our wives again”. This is repeated as a mantra. The track begins to fade some three minutes from the end. The multitude of voices thin out until there is only one – and then that, too, is snuffed out.
Elliott was initially a member of Bristol space-rockers Flying Saucer Attack, before recording five albums as Third Eye Foundation.

Matt Eliott - The Kursk

Band: MATT ELLIOTT
Album: Drinking Songs (2005)
Track: The Kursk (11:34)

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Hrsta - Stem Stem In Electro

Band: HRSTA
Album: Stem Stem in Electro (2005)
Track: Quelque choses à propos... (06:41)

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Stars Of The Lid - Carte De Visite

Band: STARS OF THE LID
Album: Carte de Visit (2007)
Track: J.P.R.I.P. (04:09)

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Apse - Spirit

Band: APSE
Album: Spirit (2006)
Track: Spirit (11:04)

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Mount Eerie - Winds Poem

Band: MOUNT EERIE
Album: Wind's Poem (2009)
Track: Through The Trees (11:33)

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