REVIEW album Existente Theta Series EPv1

Let's Meditate: Arctic Dub Presents Calming Existente EP

Theta Series EPv1


'Theta Series EPv1’ EP sounds as if someone has painstakingly been filtering string signals from the radio waves into threads of melodic ambience, weaving them together in the most pacific blanket with resonant depth well beyond the surface of radio static.

Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) has announced it will release a new single from Existente, which should go down really well if you are among the many fans of William Basinski, Wolfgang Voigt (Gas), Brian Eno, Biosphere, and Klimek. Theta v1 (Repetir) and Theta v5 (Repetir) top the other tracks here, but the whole EP is a worthy listen.

Existente is the solo project of David Wesley, a veteran experimental dub techno and ambient producer and DJ from Minneapolis, who is now based in Porto, Portugal.

Existente 'Theta Series EPv1' is a collection of ambient drone tracks composed as tools for contemplation and meditation (figuratively and literally). These compositions are based on the principles of sacred geometry and meditative mindspace.

Known for his adventurous DJ sets, Dave 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.

Using production techniques based on the principles of sacred geometry, Dave’s music is captivating, seamlessly exploring evolving soundscapes, iteration and meditation, and seducing the imagination forward into transcendental realms.

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’.

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