Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) has announced it will release a new single from American DJ and electronic dub astronaut Dave Wesley from a new EP – ‘Theta Series EPv1’ – via his project Existente. While originally from Minneapolis, this veteran experimental dub techno and ambient producer is now based in Porto, Portugal.
Reminiscent of the work of William Basinski and some of Brian Eno’s output, Existente presents a collection of ambient drone tracks designed to take you on an introspective journey, which is not surprising considering that these compositions are based on the principles of sacred geometry.
Peaceful and contemplative, this is perfectly crafted music for the intellectual and spiritual listener, seamlessly exploring evolving soundscapes, iteration and meditation, and seducing the imagination forward into transcendental realms.
“As a huge fan of ambient music, the intention with this EP’s production was to convey seamless tranquility within a natural context of evolving field recordings and soundscapes, in order to barely capture and hold the listener’s attention while lulling them into a waking somnambulistic state of mind,” explains Existente. “The tempos, keys, and tunings of the musical elements have been coordinated to harmonize with alpha and theta brainwave frequency ranges that are correlated with states of relaxed awareness.”
Dave Wesley performs regularly in Portugal and Europe. He produces under several different names: Dave Wesley (ambient dub techno), Existente (ambient), Xerography (dark cinematic techno), and The Mayhem Lecture Series (experimental and field recordings). He’s also teamed up with Casey Borchert under the moniker The Push. As an active DJ and performer, he mixes eclectic deep sets and also performs live space ambient guitar with TV Crush, an experimental and an improvisational chill music ensemble.
Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) releases deep, dark, lo-fi, ambient, cinematic, meditative and experimental music that germinates from dub techno origins. It also puts out monthly releases, and is becoming known for live streaming events. It has just launched a series of live stream events, called ‘Arctic Dub Continuum Live’.
The Bandcamp edition of this release offers 5 bonus meditation tools tracks included with this EP (20-minute alpha and theta brainwave meditation tracks encoded with isochronic tones for headphone meditation and SpectraStrobe/AudioStrobe encoding for mind machines).