Spectral Hypnosis: Föllakzoid, Archival Feedback (Track Premiere)

Spectral Hypnosis is a recurring series, featuring mesmerizing songs for one to lose sense of time and space, mind and body. This installment features a track premiere from the collaborative Archival Feedback “call and response” experiment, as well as a track from Chile’s Follakzoid.

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Desert Daze 2015 Mixtape (#39) Download & Stream

On this, the international day of canibus, we bring to you a mixtape courtesy of the creators of Desert Daze, a psychedelically-minded festival held in the deserts east of California. Taking place in the aptly-named Mecca, Desert Daze is what you might traditionally come to expect from an American psychedelic festival (Austin’s Psych Fest comes to mind), but rounded out with more introspective and meditative acts, as well as a night of camping, art installations, and more. Couple this all with amazing neon imagery created by Oliver Hibert (be sure to check out his limited edition tarot deck, by the way), and what one can imagine is, perhaps, a brain-frying good time. Full lineup below, and enjoy this very extended

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XRAY.FM Spring Membership Drive: BLOOM Mixtape (#38) Download & Stream

In support of Portland’s independent radio station, XRAY.FM, Intuitive Navigation DJs (Serious Moonlight and vVv Stardust) have sprung for spring in a soulful and danceable mix that goes from the rainy days into the sunshine.

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Forgotten Gems & Dusty Classics: Vashti Bunyan, Bob Wills, Bud Freeman, Big Mama Thornton, Robert Pete Williams

Amassing rare and forgotten music is a peculiar sort of hobby — one that slowly transforms into an addiction. It’s not that I don’t love mainstream music. It’s just that the thrill of listening to some forgotten gem that everybody else has overlooked is powerful. It also feeds into the collector’s impulse I have to overturn every stone to find that song, and my love of complete collections. Not surprisingly, I also like to collect comic books. I guess I’m the type. In any event, here are five lesser-known musicians that I believe everybody should give a listen to, dating as far back as the 1920s and focusing on jazz, folk, and blues. See all Forgotten Gems & Dusty Classics

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TOP POPS! Neo-Soul w/ Kelela, Lili K, Monophonics, Brownish Black (Premiere)

Top neo-soul pop tracks from Kelela, Lili K, Monophonics, and a track premiere of “Life Lessons” from Portland eight-piece, Brownish Black.

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Indian Wells – Pause Album Review (Bad Panda Records)

Not only did Italian producer Pietro Iannuzzi name Indian Wells after the Californian city that hosts the BNP Paribas Open (formerly known as the Indian Wells Masters), but the release date of his new album, Pause, was timed to match up with the first day of this year’s tournament. This isn’t the first time Iannuzzi has made such overt thematic connections with this project; tennis references were equally clear on Indian Wells’ 2012 debut, Night Drops. For one, a picture of a tennis court at night was used as that album’s cover image. For another, the first track on Night Drops was called “Wimbledon 1980″, and is built on samples of the sound of tennis balls being whacked back and

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