Today’s Discovery – Are Euphoria by Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa

 

“…dreamlike technicolor tapestries their songs have always explored, blossoming forward with each cycle of loops. Completely characteristic of their style, Wong and Minekawa achieve a density of textures, timbres, beats, and harmonies while remaining totally weightless, suspended in the air.”

Reblog – The Transcendent Sound of Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa

Joyous creativity when I listen to this release : )

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Dustin Wong Takako Minekawa Photo by Hiromi Shinada.

To speak with Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa is to speak with one person. Part of this is because Wong does most of Minekawa’s Japanese-to-English translations—aside from the occasional interjection or giggle—but there also seems to be a high level of psychic understanding between them, a characteristic that permeates Are Euphoria, their third record as a duo.

While their first two albums—2013’s Toropical Circle and 2014’s Savage Imagination—are both strong, Are Euphoria takes the duo a step above. Perhaps it’s the three-year gap that led them to this enlightened place, or maybe there’s a new level of comfortability that didn’t exist as strongly prior to Euphoria. Either way, Wong and Minekawa have created one of the year’s best experimental albums, mixing pop sensibilities with rhythmic loops and kinetic percussion.

Soon, they’ll be bringing their tour to the U.S., showcasing these songs for an…

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Review Reblog – Ikonika ~ Distractions

a closer listen

A lean, blue-hued futuristic city adorns the cover of Ikonika‘s Distractions, her first album in the last four years. It’s not clear whether the processor-like structures depict a city or the inside of a computer, which positively describes the old metaphor of cities as relentless modern machines. This place, however, is not overbearing and it does not attempt to overwhelm your senses – on the contrary, it is quiet, almost ascetic, at least in comparison to the usual cyberpunk images of future electronic cities. The music is equally lean and direct, a reduction of the relentlessly mechanical to its simplest emotional keys: great beats, short experimental voice clips, a sense of echoing space at slow speeds and considered paces. The distractions within an ordered, functional machine are not the product of spectacle but of something much more low-key, a reductive passion in which speed and light do not…

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Friday Focus – Ladyz in Noyz

Ladyz in Noyz

It is an ongoing series that celebrates experimental/fringe/noise/sound artists/musicians who are women. The projects represented span the globe and aim to increase gender diversity, visibility, and representation within music and sound arts.

It has further developed into an international inclusive collective network that furthers organizations and individuals with similar missions/interests.

Links to Ladyz in Noyz releases can be found here – http://www.corpuscallosumdistro.com/ladyz_in_noyz.html
Also……
LIN Australia

Today’s Discovery – Angelina Yershova – Piano’s Abyss

Angelina Yershova – Pianos Abyss

Thanks to Aural Aggravation for leading me to Today’s Discovery – Not just playing the keys but the whole Piano as instrument and yes, some electronic processing.

A special care was devoted to the spectral analysis, the resonances and the possible superimpositions of the frequencies of the sounds chosen as starting points for the sonic manipulations.

Aural Aggravation

Twin Paradox – TPR003

Christopher Nosnibor

You might be forgiven for thinking that everything that could possibly be done with a piano has been done. Played, played harder, played drunk like a percussion instrument until the fingers begin to bleed a bit, stood on, worked from the inside, dropped from a high window, freewheeled down stairs, digitised and manipulated in every conceivable way by digital and analogue means, prepared, choked, treated, mistreated in every way imaginable. And then along comes composer, pianist, producer, sound artist and improviser Angelina Yershova. Classically trained, and with a degree in Electronic Music from Conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome, she’s discovered a ne avenue of exploration for this timeless instrument.

Piano’s Abyss is described as ‘a vertical and progressive immersion within the “abyss” is the piano, an exploration of the expressive soul of the instrument through electronic synthesis, towards the discovery of an evocative…

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Today’s Discovery –

I’ve been thinking for a while about these posts. What do I mean by Today’s Discovery?

I don’t want to come across all knowing because I am not.

When I post my Today’s Discovery’s they are releases or artists that I just happen to stumble across and I like what I hear. It’s a personal choice and not an expectation that everyone will like my choices.

Like everything on Feminatronic, it’s just a small way to try and show how much is being created in a multitude of ways….and it never ceases to amaze me.

 

So Today’s Discovery is this split release of experimental noise –

 

Side A – Jelena Glazova –
Rīga based artist and poet Jelena Glazova has been producing music since 2010 and regularly performing live since 2012, playing many different festivals including Sound around Kaliningrad, Noise and Fury, Poetronica (Russia), Vilnius Noise Week (Lithuania), Skaņu Mežs (Latvia), Art’s Birthday (Sweden) and Vienna Art Week (Austria), and resided as a guest composer at EMS Stockholm and WORM Rotterdam.
www.facebook.com/JelenaGlazovaArtist/
www.jelena-glazova.com

Side B – Marta SmiLga
Marta SmiLga is the project of Līga Smirnova, a Rīga based musician who lives for electronic music. Using her collection of modular synths and electronic instruments she generates deep and immersive cosmic soundscapes that drag you into their gravitational field, like matter to a black hole. Although a newcomer to the Rīga scene she has already participated in a number of shows around the city and also the Zyklon Mannaz festival. This is her debut release.
www.facebook.com/Marta.SmiLga.Music/

released May 31, 2017

 

Review Reblog – Various Artists ~ The Exquisite Corpse

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a closer listen

Let’s start with Leah Kardos’ “Little Phase”, from Bigo & Twigetti’s Summer compilation of last year. Press play ~ and then we’ll play a game.

The game is called the exquisite corpse.  Most of us played it with paper in primary school, as seen to the right.  I remember playing it during recess and later in detention.  But there’s a twist to this version: it’s played with music.  Using “Little Phase” as a starting point, the music was passed artist to artist through the rosters of Bigo & Twigetti and Moderna Records until it became something entirely different.  The process began last October and concluded this April.  Because the original files were available, the game was also influenced by another ~ telephone.  The last piece, Tim Linghas’ “At the End All Is Black”, bears echoes of the original, yet demonstrates how far the game has progressed.

So what happens…

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