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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.

Roy Montgomery - Island Of Lost Souls

Band: ROY MONTGOMERY
Album: Island of Lost Souls (2021)
Track: Soundcheck (For Adrian Borland) (07:20)

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With compositions steeped in rich guitar effects, the four extended instrumentals in this mini-album suggest communion and isolation, channeled through four island residents’ musical memorials: Sam Shepard, Adrian Borland, Peter Principle, and Florian Fricke. The ambiance across songs wavers between being majestically sad yet with a power mimicking hope, encouraging remembrance and honor without pain.
“Soundcheck (For Adrian Borland)” is a tribute to the late Adrian Borland, founder of the very underrated English post-punk band The Sound. This is nowhere near as emotionally raw as the underappreciated English singer it honors, but it surely hints at his music for the uninitiated. Adrian commited suicide in London on this day 22 years ago.

Circulatory System - S/t

Band: CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Album: Circulatory System (2001)
Track: Outside Blasts (06:07)

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Wolvennest - Temple

Band: WOLVENNEST
Album: Temple (2020)
Track: Alecto (09:07)

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Six Organs Of Admittance - Companion Rises

Band: SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE
Album: Companion Rises (2020)
Track: Haunted and Known (05:28)

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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.

Cs + Kreme - Snoopy

Band: CS + KREME
Album: Snoopy (2020)
Track: Time is a Bozo (04:18)

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A Hawk And A Hacksaw - St

Band: A HAWK AND A HACKSAW
Album: S/T (2002)
Track: A Hawk and a Hacksaw (06:58)

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Numun - Tranquility Base

Band: NUMUN
Album: Voyage au Soleil (2020)
Track: Tranquility Base (08:21)

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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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Psychic Tv - Unclean

Band: PSYCHIC TV
Album: Unclean 12'' (1984)
Track: Unclean (09:41)

bandcamp | RIP Genesis P. Orridge

Swans - Lunacy

Band: SWANS
Album: The Seer (2012)
Track: Lunacy (06:09)

bandcamp | Young God recs.

Barn Owl - Procession Of Golden Bones

Band: BARN OWL
Album: The Conjurer (2009)
Track: Procession of Goden Bones (3:51)

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Wildildlife Six

Band: WILDILDLIFE
Album: Six (2007)
Track: Feed (07:06)

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Earth Hibernaculum 2007

Band: EARTH
Album: Hibernaculum (2007)
Track: Ouroboros is Broken (08:17)

Pelican - City Of Echoes

Band: PELICAN
Album: City of Eches (2007)
Track: City of Echoes (07:05)

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