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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?

#SOUNDCLOUDSPOTLIGHTMONTH pt2

I seem to have missed a whole month here but to be honest there are far more important things on my mind at the moment and I’m sure yours.

I have been highlighting some SoundCloud pages on twitter and thought it would be good to post them here too. As usual no preferences and literally just random…

About 1200 artists here and growing…




MIRA CALIX (1970 – 2022)

“…she pushed the boundaries between electronic music, classical music and art in a truly unique way.” – Warp Records

Mira Calix in an interview with Dr Tara Rodgers in Pink Noises



I am absolutely beside myself to hear of the death of Mira Calix.
She was one of the rare artists who supported my little venture through the years and for that long distance online connection, I am grateful. Thoughts go out to her family and friends.❤

#SOUNDCLOUDSPOTLIGHTMONTH pt1

I seem to have missed a whole month here but to be honest there are far more important things on my mind at the moment and I’m sure yours.

I have been highlighting some SoundCloud pages on twitter and thought it would be good to post them here too. As usual no preferences and literally just random…




Martyna Poznańska
London/Berlin












8 TRACK

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 .

Happy Listening.

eggshell
Suzanne Bedlam et les Herbes Folles
France

furiosa aa
https://soundcloud.com/ortie03/tracks

diy, electronic, experimental,noise


Taxidermia for Solo Cello and Electronics
Katarina Gryvul
Ukraine

https://katarinagryvul.bandcamp.com/

electroacoustique, electronic, experimental, ambient, avant-pop, cello, classical contemporary, ethereal vocals,experimental electronic


Wanna SEE
Itta
Korea

Experimental, shamanic, drone, ambient, psychedelic pop


Breadwoman and Other Tales
Anna Homler and Steve Moshier
USA

http://www.rebeccalee.info/

Experimental drone, electronic music, improv, sampling  sound art,sound collage, turntablism


To Vo
Excerpt by Luong Hue Trinh
Viet Nam

http://www.luonghuetrinh.com/

Electroacoustic


Isama Noko
Isabel Nogueira and Maia Koenig
Brazil / Argentina

http://isabelnogueira.com.br/

https://maiakoenig.bandcamp.com/music

Alternative, electronic, experimental, chiptune, noise


Eva Van Deuren aka
Orphan Fairytale
Belgium

Self made electronics, toy instruments, cassette loops, small keyboards

Reblog – Nyokabi Kariũki ~ peace places: kenyan memories — a closer listen

The first major release from Kenyan sound artist Nyokabi Kariũki follows a beguilng pair of videos and a number of works for everything from choir to marimba trio.  peace places: kenyan memories is not only a reflection on her home, but on all homes, echoing the writings of Pico Iyer.  Travel restrictions locked her in Maryland, unable […]

Nyokabi Kariũki ~ peace places: kenyan memories — a closer listen

#ROLEMODELS

Here is the video I mentioned in my Instagram post

#LONGLISTENMONTH

This year to try and cover as much as is possible for a single person, I am dedicating each month to a specific area of interest or platform and just by chance February is Longlisten month.

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 : )
Take some time and immerse in the sound waves.

Artists are Leden / Angusdei, Alina Kalancea, Katrine Amsler, Mia Zabelka, Marta De Pascalis, Sophie Delafontaine and Pauline Oliveros.


Following the INCLUSIVES project, the Fair_Play network and Tsuku Boshi Records have decided to continue their joint adventure through a temporary collection presenting female and non-binary composers from various backgrounds: ]FairTsuku[

Each disc will feature two artists, both of whom have “carte blanche”.

The first collection is from Audrey Poujoula & Maria Costa and the following collection will be between Limpe Fuchs & Valérie Vivancos


Here are a couple of other long listens that I have enjoyed this week –

SPOTLIGHT ON…

Kelly Ruth

TODAY’S LONGLISTEN…

electronic, dark ambient, experimental, experimental electronic, ritual, ritual music, sound art, sound poetry, soundscape

ICYMI 2021

Here’s the final collection of 2021 releases I shall post here as the new 2022 are already being released, such is the merry go round –

https://www.panyrosasdiscos.org/pyr313-dirty-electronics-ensemble-jon-ogara-and-anna-xambo-dirty-dialogues/