For a short while I wrote for the No Audience Underground zine TQ
For the past couple of years I put together playlists for the zine to introduce to a wider audience some of the artists that I had listened to since starting my Feminatronic journey. These lists were specific to the zine readership in that the music I selected was deemed to be more challenging, underground , experimental and not always solely female identifying artists. My aim was purely to get a predominantly male readership to consider things maybe outside their comfort zone and mine too.
Due to the natural development of the zine, my article was no longer required and so I thought that I would continue them here, starting with my very first –
My Listening 8 Tracker #1
I’m at the age where I spend a lot of time thinking about the past, some good and some not so good but the simple concept of my listening 8Tracker is based on happy hours of music discovery.
In case some of you don’t know, many years ago as a bored teenager a family acquaintance let me use her 8Track. Do you remember them? Huge cartridges that you fed into the front of a large wooden box, and with giant headphones on, you were transported to new sonic realms, in my case it was Roxy Music ‘Stranded’.
Taking this simple concept, I thought I would put together an 8 Track of my recent listening of musicians from around the world together with links. These artists create music that fits loosely into the NAU sound (there may be some leeway with this) but I think it’s always good to expand your listening horizons and after all this is my personal listening.
Oh, and they mostly also just happen to identify as female, unless otherwise stated ; )
No order. No preferences. Links where available .
Suzanne Bedlam et les Herbes Folles
diy, electronic, experimental,noise
Taxidermia for Solo Cello and Electronics
electroacoustique, electronic, experimental, ambient, avant-pop, cello, classical contemporary, ethereal vocals,experimental electronic
Experimental, shamanic, drone, ambient, psychedelic pop
Breadwoman and Other Tales
Anna Homler and Steve Moshier
Experimental drone, electronic music, improv, sampling sound art,sound collage, turntablism
Excerpt by Luong Hue Trinh
Isabel Nogueira and Maia Koenig
Brazil / Argentina
Alternative, electronic, experimental, chiptune, noise
Eva Van Deuren aka
Self made electronics, toy instruments, cassette loops, small keyboards