LISTENING TO…

Due Matte
by Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro

Experimental, uk underground music, concrete, tropical, tropical concrete

“Two of the most important artists of UK underground music: Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, Vanishing Twins, etc) and Marlene Ribeiro (Gnod, Negrabranca) were invited to contribute to Hysteria, an artistic residency in Porto 2019. “Due Matte” is the fruit of it: an interaction game between styles and sounds, mesmeric in its echoes of distant landscapes and enveloping in its spatiality.
A music exercise in “tropical concrete”.

Around the world in 8tracks

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes

In March 2020, TQ zine ( tqzine.blogspot.com/ ) put out a call for music related things for an upcoming special edition in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. I thought it might be a good chance to get the word out there to a wider audience that there are many female identifying artists creating ” left field, NAU – No Audience Underground “music. To be honest, some of us have had no audience at all and is one of the original reasons why I began Feminatronic 8 years ago.

That aside, I decided to take one of the playlist themes I use here and create an 8Track list with links to tracks and artists based on my then recent listening, from some of the Covid -19 hit countries around the world. Of course, we all know that now in September 2020, this list could be so much larger and would probably include everyone I follow here. In lieu of that here’s the link to who I am following on Soundcloud, which I add to regularly – https://soundcloud.com/feminatronic/following

As with all the playlists there are no preferences. They are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next….follow up on “sounds like”….see who’s following, many artists follow other artists….

Artists on this playlist are Poulomi Desai (UK / India), _blank [also known by human alias: Blanca Rego] (Spain ), Marta Zapparoli (Italy / Germany), Lương Huệ Trinh (Viet Nam), Todas Las Anteriores (Mexico / USA ), Laughing Ears (China ), Ch. Webster (France ) and Yuko Araki(Japan).

As a final note, I was asked if I would continue to contribute 8Track playlists to TQ for both publication and online and agreed to do it. The playlists are primarily but not wholly electronic artists, as I listen to so much that doesn’t quite fit the genre. I do try and include as much as I can on Feminatronic but some things stretch the general criterias I work to. This is where creating my 8Track choices for TQ has been liberating, because there I can include these artists and sounds, although I am sticking with two general rules. Firstly, to focus on artists that create music who mostly, but not exclusively, just happen to identify as female. Secondly, my listening suggestions fit loosely into the NAU soundworld, although there may be some leeway with this, but I think it’s always good to expand your listening horizons.

Listening to…

No. 4
by christina vantzou

soundtrack, slow light, omnidirectional

I have been revisiting some articles from sites I have followed these past 8 years and came across the Christina Vantzou interview from March 2016 on Sound Propositions / A Closer Listen, well worth checking out here. I had posted it at the time but it spurred me to go check out new releases and here is this afternoon’s listen.

Here’s the review of No4 on A Closer Listen too.

Reblog – Sound Propositions 09: Kate Carr — a closer listen

These are strange times and like many I have been spending time taking stock. How to move forward when you feel like your feet are in concrete?

I decided to revisit and also finally visit other people’s sites and repost some gems here. This series Sound Propositions, in the words of A Closer Listen themselves is ” fusing narrative interviews with music, field-recording, and sound design” and there are some very creative artists doing that.

I thought I would post a couple here, well the start of the articles and interviews but they are well worth clicking through for the rest : )

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy that can just as easily have come from a press release or a catalog, this […]

Sound Propositions 09: Kate Carr — a closer listen

Listening to…

On the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima, tonight’s listening is –

+70hiroshima
by elizabeth veldon

Experimental, avantgarde, electronic, minimalism

Reblog – Amy Cutler ~ Örö Tape: Fieldtrips of the Damned / Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida ~ Vertice — a closer listen

Reblog – Amy Cutler ~ Örö Tape: Fieldtrips of the Damned / Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida ~ Vertice — a closer listen

What is the purpose of recorded sound? As music lovers, we live and breathe it. But what is its raison d’être? Recordings transport us into distant places or timeframes. They prompt emotional and intellectual responses. The aural can complement visual and spatial arts. It can be raw material for further sonic explorations. Perhaps multi-disciplinary artists […]

via Amy Cutler ~ Örö Tape: Fieldtrips of the Damned / Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida ~ Vertice — a closer listen

Listening to…

Para​-​Ti
by Liliana Carvalho

Ambient, field recording, sound art, soundscape

Listening to…

Chimères (pour ondes Martenot)
by Christine Ott

Alternative, cinematic, electronic, experimental, ambient, avant-garde, contemporary, electronica, ambient minimalism, modern classical, neo-classical, noise, ondes martenot, soundtrack

Lovely review here at A Closer Listen

My short review –  How fresh and new sounding is the wonder that is the  ondes martenot on this beautiful release : )

 

Spotlight On…

Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey

Sound Artist, DJ, Sound Play

” uses field recordings and found sounds and are inspired by ideas and reflections on silence and absence, architectural urban spaces, and feminist activism. Her electroacoustic compositions are created for a variety of forms, including multichannel and mixed media installations, moving image soundtracks, live performance and dance ”

Ain Bailey

British Music Collection 


Dr Norah Lorway

Dr Norah Lorway

Lecturer, Researcher, live Coding, drones and beats

Music on the xylem record label

norah lorway


Anna Xambo

Anna Xambo, PhD
” Senior Lecturer at DMU. Experimental electronic music maker. Co-Founder of WoNoMute at NTNU. Co-Founder of online records label Carpal Tunnel.”

pyr247 – H2RI  Generated music using her self-built tool MIRLC

 

 

Anna Xambó

 

 

 

Listening to…

Lament by Patricia Wolf

Experimental, dark ambient, drone, field recordings, noise, sound art

I came across this beautiful ethereal release via this review in A Closer Listen 

Celebrating the eclecticism of Electronic Artists who identify as female

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