Enkō and Inversus - Murmur EP
Released April 25, 2019
Enkō and Inversus is a mixture of two artistic talents who are actively contributing to the Lisbon music scene.
Enkō is a DJ and producer and a rising name on techno and ambient. He’s been behind the curatorial activity at OBRΔ after-hours, the sunset evenings of Ocaso, and is a solid DJ frequenting venues such as Lux, Boom Festival, Gare, Orbits, Festival Forte, etc.
Inversus is a musician, trained painter, and professional studio owner. He relentlessly explores the possibilities of visual and sound arts. The impact of his 2017 release, “Sobrena” (ZigurArtists label) is still echoing while his live performances continue to resonate.
“Murmur” arose from the intersection of these two producers’ exploration of semi-literal rhythms and atmospheres. The result fits very comfortably into the Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) evolving aesthetic, with remixes by label partners Gabi von Dub (Augen) and Dave Wesley… and signature graphic design by Andre Macedo.
Written and produced Enkō and Inversus
Murmur1 mastered by João Rodrigues
Murmur2 mastered by Enkō
Remixes mastered by Dave Wesley
Artwork by André Macedo
20190406 - Experimental and ambient music live mix from Dave Wesley from Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Studios.
20190216 - Experimental and ambient music live mix from Dave Wesley from Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Studios.
Released February 15, 2019
Dave Wesley's full length aural autobiography of the last half of 2018, using subconscious peripheral sonic imagery... the blurry content that selective perception ignores.
What others are saying:
"Listening to this music, I kind of feel like I am a replicant in the rain of Bladerunner, hand twitching as I search for some dry room away from the lights and the wind, knowing I am going to die soon but wanting the heat of the room just the same, just for a passing moment."
- Steve Santineau
"Just an amazing album...I especially like Tracks 1, 9, 10, 13... (Like Controlled Bleeding meets Ryuichi Sakamoto's OUT OF NOISE in a film by David Lynch)".
- David Agasi
While Nick Carraway listens to a friend in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, he experiences a moment of exciting but ultimately unreachable insight, an epiphany that fails to materialize: “I was reminded of something—an elusive rhythm, a fragment of lost words, that I had heard somewhere a long time ago. For a moment a phrase tried to take shape in my mouth… but… what I had almost remembered was uncommunicable forever.” You’ll have a similar sensation of nostalgic remembrance through much of Wesley’s latest Fourth Wall: an eerie, ongoing familiarity with mimetic memories you haven’t actually experienced, which is what makes this collection of 13 instrumentals such an intriguing listen. On standout tracks “Bridging Shot,” “Ellipsis,” and “Available Light,” Wesley seems to have intentionally signposted sounds and samples—like synths from Prefuse 73’s “Storm Returns” and exploratory guitar riffs Robert Fripp might have played on David Sylvian’s Gone to Earth—to expedite access to superannuated scenes from one’s subconscious. “Lap Dissolve” also contains an oneiric enveloping warmth reminiscent of the 1986 Harold Budd/Cocteau Twins collaboration, The Moon and The Melodies, and rewards repeated listens. “Music must always be in motion,” Tim Gane of Stereolab once remarked, although his aphorism also aptly applies to Wesley’s Fourth Wall, “it must be heading towards something without ever quite arriving there.”
- Joel Hason
Check out Gabi von Dub’s 2019 Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) label showcase set for Portal Radio, Porto’s electronic music streaming radio station. This set features tracks from recent and upcoming releases including Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) - Compilation v5 and Dave Wesley’s new experimental full length release “Fourth Wall” (scheduled for release in mid-February).
Existente - Lyrica
Dave Wesley - Continuity Cut
Edward Bei - To Be Hollow Is To Be Filled
Alexis Nembrode - Quest
Dave Wesley - Backlot
Dave Wesley - Bridging Shot
Dave Wesley - Available Light
Gods of Travel - Hermes
Positive Centre - Longyearbyen
The Mayhem Lecture Series - Conscious Pilots
Coppice Halifax - Bluedram (Rust Flex)
Desterronics - 150722 - 4
Twin Peetz - Southpole
Edward Bei - Birds With Silk Feathers
Edward Bei - Timeless
Floating Machine - Unreal
Augen - Amena
Dave Wesley - Fill Light
Dave Wesley - Cheater Cut
Temporal Transmission - Stargate Ritual
Angular Momentum - All Thoughts
Dave Wesley - Undercranking
Edward Bei - Light Green Light
Enkō and Inversus - Murmur2
Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) - Compilation v5 - Released on January 15, 2019
Another experimental and ambient music live mix from Dave Wesley from Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Studios.