Today’s Discovery – Okoloreki by Wetwe Feat. Tatyana Kalmykova

 

“This release is full of mystical atmosphere, ambient sounds and Russian folk chants and instruments such as gudok and balalaika. This EP is also contained a works of Tatyana Kalmykova who reshape electronic with her wonderful voice and gudok performance.” 

 

Thanks to Yeah I Know it Sucks for the discovery of this beautiful release.

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Review Reblog – Wetwe Feat. Tatyana Kalmykova – Okoloreki

It’s been a strange few weeks and I haven’t been able to keep up with things here but I’m kicking myself that I missed this…It is a wondrous thing to listen to…

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Wetwe Feat. Tatyana Kalmykova
Title: Okoloreki
Keywords: electronic experimental abstract ambient bass music downtempo drone folk modern classical russian folklor techno Moscow

I don’t know much about this music as I evidently avoided all the information that came with it as it appeared through our illustrious request form, but from my own ears and mind I could make up that this was a bit of a holistic revelation in sound ways. It was a calming one, that featured the prominent voice of a certain Tatyana Kalmykova that seemed to sing among the walls of ruins, or perhaps a still standing church with great acoustics. Sometimes her voice gets bounced into a room in which it still feels warm, yet the acoustics feel flat, a bit as if the bigness gets suddenly beamed through some old time radio.

But it’s not all about Tatyana Kalmykova’s voice, it’s also pretty much…

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Article Reblog – Out of Sync: Gendered Location Sound Work in Bollywood

Sounding Out! is a definite recommend from me. It never ceases to amaze me how long term issues such as gender and class, amongst others, are covered in engaging, intelligent and interesting ways and this series is a welcome addition to their huge collection of writings, articles and ‘food for thought’.

Sounding Out!

co-edited by Praseeda Gopinath and Monika Mehta

Our listening practices are discursively constructed. In the sonic landscape of India, in particular, the way in which we listen and what we hear are often normative, produced within hegemonic discourses of gender, class, caste, region, and sexuality. . . This forum, Gendered Soundscapes of India, offers snapshots of sound at sites of trans/national production, marketing, filmic and musical texts. Complementing these posts, the accompanying photographs offer glimpses of gendered community formation, homosociality, the pervasiveness of sound technology in India, and the discordant stratified soundscapes of the city. This series opens up for us the question of other contexts in India where sound, gender, and technology might intersect, but, more broadly, it demands that we consider how sound exists differently in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Afghanistan. How might we imagine a sonic framework and South Asia from these…

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Review Reblog – Heejin Jang – Trouble in the Camp

I came across Heejin Jang – Binary Breath via YIKIS last year and was interested to hear this new release. On listening, it’s excoriating…but in a good way.

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Heejin Jang
Title: Trouble in the Camp
Keywords:electronic experimental avant-garde experimental indie rock noise psychedelic rock synth United States
Label: Doom Trip

Unleashed on the special day of spookiness, the one that people named ‘Halloween’ are the fearful sounding spooky sounds from ‘Trouble in the Camp’ by Heejin Jang. It is best to hear it in complete darkness with the sound up loud and yourself hiding underneath a blanket of comfort. This music will bring out the shimmering demons of the night, the creepy crawlers & the audio ghouls that hammer their wooden sticks of magic in fierce-full depths, ready to haunt you for some poisoned candy.

Some of them come across cold and slimy, as if the ghosts of the many snails you have stepped on all throughout your life had now come to scare the hell out of you for a good old-time case of revenge…

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Reblog – Sonic Panorama: Sonic Feminisms, SAOUT RADIO

Sonic Panorama: Sonic Feminisms, SAOUT RADIO Artists: Randa Maroufi, Cathy Lane, Habiba Effat, Myriam Pruvot. There are as many sounds as possible ways to be woman. As many women as possible feminisms. As many feminisms as possible sounds. For the 2017 program at ifa Gallery Berlin, Anna Raimondo proposes for Saout Radio a sonic travel into the […]

via Sonic Panorama: Sonic Feminisms at ifa Gallery Berlin Oct 9 – Nov 30, 2017 — Cathy Lane

 

“Saout Radio, represented by Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo, explores the universe of sonic arts, including radio, sound art, video and interventions in the public space. It proposes a sonic travel into the universe of sonic arts exploring its different possibilities, the richness of its languages and the multitudes of its sensuous experiences.”

 

 

Review Reblog – Album of the Day: Colleen, “A flame my love, a frequency” — Bandcamp Daily

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In a world of horror, multi-instrumentalist Colleen’s loops, layers, and prose-poem lyrics feel medicinal.

via Album of the Day: Colleen, “A flame my love, a frequency” — Bandcamp Daily

Review Reblog – Izabela Dłużyk ~ Soundscapes of spring — A Closer Listen

Izabela Dłużyk’s Soundscapes of summer was A Closer Listen‘s favorite soundscape of 2016, and her latest album is just as remarkable. For this release, the artist has turned the dial back to spring, and we’re hoping (reasonably so) that the project will eventually become a quadriptych. The sounds here are as clear as any we’ve ever heard; […]

via Izabela Dłużyk ~ Soundscapes of spring — a closer listen

 

A thing of beauty is a joy forever….