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I am an electronic musician who, as someone recently said to me, set up Feminatronic to act as "soft PR" for female electronic artists from all genres and styles. If I can give a little helping hand then why not?

THESE HAVE BEEN RELEASED THIS YEAR pt1

Well, it’s coming towards the end of 2022, and this is the time that many of us will sit and look back and wonder where it all went.

I used to do a thing called I Don’t Do Lists, but someone pointed out that technically they were, even though I have never had placings, best of, worst etc, so this year I am just putting out my end of year listening’s from 2022.

As ever, no positions, favourites, best of…. that, dear listeners and followers is for you to decide.

Here are a few from the beginning of the year.

electronic japan kyoto ambient field recordings healing industrial noise ambient seawave soundscape techno


alternative avant-garde industrial modular synth modular synthesizer new wave obscure electronics strange Japan


experimental ambient electroacoustic experimental electronic field recording minimal sound art Sydney


electronic electronic experimental industrial opera pan daijing performance soundtrack tate tissues vocal Berlin


electronic electronic listening music dub techno Ely


electronic experimental neo-soul ambient de colonial drone healing sound industrial liberation new age noise queer electronic Oakland


experimental noise electro electronic techno London


electronic experimental soundtrack music ambient electroacoustic experimental experimental electronic musique concrete orchestral video game music Oslo


electronic Uppsala


experimental idm oberpöbel acoustic ecology ambient electroacoustic electronic environment field recordings non-activity silence soundscape storytelling water Czech Republic


ambient computer music max msp sine waves Oakland


dark trap electronic experimental dark ambient dark electronic sci-fi techno tribal witch house Illinois

PLAYLIST #198 – S IS FOR pt2

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
To make sure that I’m giving space for as many artists as possible and to try and discover new ones, I’m trying to make playlists of artists alphabetically throughout the year on all platforms.
Here is the letter S but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. I’m sure that I will have to make another.


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 Playlit #198 are Alice Shields, Nichola Scrutton, SONAMB, Swan Meat, Les Femmes Savantes, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Sunmoonstar, Silentaria, Alexandra Spence, Sky High Diamonds ,salama, Sandunes, Sarah Schachner, SOMA, annAStereo, Mene Savasta, Ola Saad, Sternenmaschinebine, E.Lynn.S, STRUCTURE, SaarSew, Sound Awakener, sadfem, Strie, Sister Sai, Tomoko Sauvage.

Reblog – Loraine James ~ Building Something Beautiful for Me — a closer listen

NYC in the 60s, 70s and 80s was a melting pot of different cultural genres and a meeting point for important figures in contemporary music. The scene was filled with many artists whose influential body of work has been written about and extensively taught in formal academic curricula across the world.  On the flip side, […]

Loraine James ~ Building Something Beautiful for Me — a closer listen

I have loved Julius Eastman’s Femenine since first hearing it earlier this year and this release by Lorraine James is indeed building on something beautiful, taking the essence of Julius Eastman’s art and making something reflective, minimalist and new.

Please click through and read the review .

PLAYLIST #197 – VOICE/LONGLISTEN

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
Sometimes tracks are just too long for the usual playlist I put together, so I decided to put together bite sized playlists for longer tracks.
Bite sized in number of artists but not scrimping on the length and quality of the listening : )
Experiments in sound, where artists have created, in essence, music, pieces, sound and noise that try to go beyond the usual and traditional.
Sound uttered with resonance……sometimes with added processing.
Take some time and immerse in the sound waves.

As with all the playlists, 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 are Lily Greenham, Catherine Street, Ingrid Plum, Pamela Z, Viv Corringham and Joan LaBarbara.

WEB FOCUS – TSUKU BOSHI RECORDS

TSUKU BOSHI release experimental music in all its diversity: composed, improvised, electronic, acoustic, performed, mediated, concrete and conseptual. Based in Paris, France we work with local, national and international artists.

Tsuku Boshi Records seem to be releasing some of the most interesting sounds I listen to and their collaboration with the Fair_Play Network have produced some of my favourite releases this year –

Following the INCLUSIVES project, the Fair_Play network and Tsuku Boshi Recordshave decided to continue their joint adventure through a temporary collection presenting female and non-binary composers from various backgrounds: ]FairTsuku[ Each split album features two artists with a carte blanche.

Here is a short selection but I recommend you check them out.

Expect challenging but rewarding listening.




Reblog – Physical Reality as Processed Spirituality ~ An Interview With Fire-Toolz — a closer listen

Photo by Lyndon French, courtesy the artist David Murrieta Flores (ACL): Hi Fire-Toolz! To begin with, please talk to us a bit about how Fire-Toolz came into being, and how it relates to other projects you have (like Nonlocal Forecast or MindSpring Memories). Fire-Toolz (FT): Fire-Toolz was born when I decided to graduate from my […]

Physical Reality as Processed Spirituality ~ An Interview With Fire-Toolz — a closer listen

S IS FOR…pt1

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
To make sure that I’m giving space for as many artists as possible and to try and discover new ones, I’m trying to make playlists of artists alphabetically throughout the year on all platforms.
Here is the letter S but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. I’m sure that I will have to make another.
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 are Eki Shola and Yehu Salah, Strange Stains, Geneva Skeen, Sandunes, Shimmer Crush, Salama, Nicola Scrutton, Aida Shirazi, Hayley Suviste, Maryam Sirvan, Stevia Sphere, Sharon Stewart, Stonerpop, Madeleine Slaves, Justyna Stasiowska, Sabiwa, Jessica Sligter, Skoddie, Nadia Struiwigh, Heidrun Schramm, Mona Servo, Aleksandra Slyz, suzukian, SRA Synths by the Sea, Stekkerdoos, Soramimi, Anna Socoria,‡Starving Poet§, Sifonics, Sharkiface, Eva Schlegel, Lara Soulio and Slowspin.

SEPTMBER LISTENING

Autumn is here and the time seems to be passing very quickly, helped, of course, by the following listening.

LISTENING TO

Aleksandra S​ł​yż – Human Glory
by Pointless Geometry

alternative, electronic, experimental, ambient, avant garde, contemporary, drone, improvisation, noise, tape

AUGUST 2022 LISTENING

During this long hot summer, like many, I have been preoccupied with other seemingly more pressing things than my website. Indeed, I am still trying to work out what to do with this site and also how to continue with Feminatronic.

That aside I have had a month of listening to music at night-time when it’s been cooler and often watching the sun set.

Here is Augusts listening, mostly (but not all) introspective, meditative and go well with the setting of the sun –