Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) is releasing the 'Theta Series EPv1' from Existente, the solo project of David Wesley, a veteran experimental dub techno and ambient producer and DJ. Originally from Minneapolis, he is now based in Porto, Portugal.
Existente is a collection of ambient drone tracks composed as tools for contemplation and meditation. These compositions are based on the principles of sacred geometry and meditative mindspace.
"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."
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
(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)
is the sister label to Sursumcorda Recordings
. The latter is also a magazine. Sursumcorda is focused on finding and curating cool and interesting music and culture across genres through frequent posts in their online magazine, periodic vinyl compilations and other releases. 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’.
5 bonus meditation tools tracks are included with purchase of the full release on Bandcamp. These bonus tracks are 20-minute alpha and theta brainwave meditation tracks encoded with isochronic tones for headphone meditation and SpectraStrobe/AudioStrobe encoding for mind machines. This EP will be released on all the major streaming and download sites and is already available to order via Bandcamp
Music Production - Dave Wesley
Mastering - Dave Wesley at Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Studios.
Artwork by Dave Wesley
Photographs by Bernadette CarrollTRACK LIST
1. Theta v1 (Repetir)
2. Theta v2 (Repetir)
3. Theta v3 (Repetir)
4. Theta v4 (Repetir)
5. Theta v5 (Repetir)