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Introducing: Quanta

OEM Radio is very pleased to have recently made the acquaintance of an especially talented psychedelic dub producer. Quanta hails from Cornwall, UK (homeland of our friend and ambient maven, Ishq) and was introduced to us by way of Enig’matik Records. We consider Quanta’s work to be a distinct benchmark in the psychedelic dub arena.

His sound has a very techy crispness that we really haven’t heard before. Organic instrumental elements are spread throughout but are driven by dripping, crystalline psychedelia in the rhythm section. Steady beats keep your body moving while the bass and melodies take your head to that space.

 

Vibratory Fields is his most recent release on Enig’matik, but he also sent us music from his 2013 self-released EP Dream Before You Sleep, as well as his earlier release on Addictech called Beneath the Surface.

Streaming players are below… Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Patatap: unbelievably wonderful waste of time

We’ve been losing a lot of time to this brilliant webtoy

Use A – Z on your keyboard, spacebar will rotate you through 5 or 6 different sound/visual sets.

 

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Lars Leonhard – Burning Clouds EP

Ultimae Records brings you another lovely 3-track EP from German minimal dub artist Lars Leonhard. We’ve always been fans of ambient dub, and Ultimae has found a real treasure with Leonhard. This EP gives us the sense of Pole’s minimalist dub clicks-n-whirs combined with the spacious, cinematic sound Ultimae is known for.

Wonderful release at the price of €2.

 

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Quixosis – Untide

Quixosis is an electro-acoustical project by Oakland, CA musician Daniel Lofredo Rota. Untide is a sonic exploration of haunting moods and (at times) hopeful curiosity. The electronic elements are used sparingly and very delicately mesh with the acoustic performances. The result is an album that sounds very organic at the surface, but has immense depth and a slight surrealism that lends to a very rich, and somehow personal experience.

We added virtually the entire album to the OEM rotation library, but some of our favorite entries are Strange Rendezvous, Bellringer (a wonderful dub), and Richter Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

Untide is available at bandcamp for (name your price or) free. Go pick it up.

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David Last – Early

We’re back from an extended family leave to welcome our son Asa into the world! We’ve also got a healthy load of new music on the station to highlight for you.

Our first entry is called Early from our old friend David Last who has released his first full length LP since 2005′s The Push Pull. In between the two releases, David has stayed busy touring and putting out singles, many of which fall into the dub techno realm.

Early displays David’s quirky rhythmic steez with down- and mid-tempo beats, but with a whole new spatial sense in the instrumentation. Songs not to be missed include Weird Pleasure, Bolts into the Dawn, and Honey Version.

Here’s a set of short promo clips from the label:

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Bluetech – Spacehop Chronicles Volume 1

Bluetech’s Spacehop Chronicles Volume 1 EP is out! This is the first new material out from Bluetech since last year’s Dreaming Into Being, a conceptual departure from his usual tight funky dub jams.

This Spacehop Chronicles EP is the first of several coming crowd-funded self-released EPs. Evan’s decided to eschew the traditional label-release model in favor of direct funding by his fans. It seems to have worked, because people poured donations in to make this EP happen.

We are stoked in particular because this  will be the first release from Bluetech available on vinyl!

You can get downloads, or limited edition CDs and vinyl at Bandcamp.

Check it out:

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Introducing: Ali Khan

http://alikhan.bandcamp.com/album/awakening-in-slow-motionWe’re very happy to introduce you to an artist who inconceivably hails from the Canadian Prairies. Ali Khan crafts majestic music and we’ve become enamored with his work lately. His most recent release, Awakening in Slow Motion is a mostly ambient affair that includes two 22+ minute pieces (which were not included in OEM Radio library due to length, but are quite spectacular). In August of last year, Dewtone released his EP entitled Zen Flashcards, which contains 4 tracks of stunning ambient dub-techno. The song Inazuma in particular seems like an homage to Yagya’s Rhythm of Snow.

This is the best kind of headspace music and a welcome new addition to OEM Radio. Awakening in Slow Motion and Zen Flashcards are both very reasonably priced..take a listen and support this wonderful music.

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