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Review Reblog – Shadow of a Shadow by Cyanching —

Shadow of a Shadow by Cyanching
By TJ Norris – Toneshift – August 10, 2019

 

Cyanching | Shadow of a ShadowBezirk Tapes (CS/DL) From London-based Taiwanese composer Cyanching comes an ear-catching debut. Her work, at least at first, comes off subtle with a shroud of harmony slowly emerging from a quiet space. Perhaps Shadow of a Shadow is the sonoric equivalent to mise en abîme, as it transmits what sound […]

via Shadow of a Shadow by Cyanching —

 

” “I try to redefine sampling,” she explains. “If I like a sound, I don’t just record it, I try to recreate it. If I love a bassline on a track for example, I try to play it myself and capture the qualities that attract me. By doing that you create a new sound within an old pattern.”

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Listening to…

Electronic, experimental, industrial, noise

” an exploration of her own vulnerability through varying degrees of noise, vocal migrations, and orchestral composition. “

#Rolemodels – Lena Platonos

Lena Platonos is a Greek musician, pianist and composer and pioneer of Greek electronic and art music. She took a leading role in the electronic music scene in the 1980s, while her work constituted an inspiration for Greek electronic musicians in the subsequent decades. (Wikipedia)

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Lena Platonos and the secret sound of Greek electronica

Thanks to reissues by labels like Dark Entries and Into The Light Records, this electronic pioneer is reaching new audiences. Sarah Souli tells her story.

Wonderful overview here on Resident Advisor


Released in 1984, ‘Μάσκες Ηλίου’ (‘Sun Masks’) was Lena Platonos’ first record to feature her own words and vocals… “I began to reverse my thought process, to let melodies fade out, to turn to minimalism, to experiment on my Yamaha C60 synthesizer and a variety of “boxes” which I used to change the sound of my voice as well as the sound of the synthesizer” says Lena. The album featured experiments with different sounds and a new batch of electronic equipment, such as the legendary Roland TR 808 drum machine.


Lena Platonos – Shadow Of Blood



The album is made exclusively using analog synthesizers and heavily features the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine. Lena narrates each song, reciting her own surreal Greek poetry with unique skill.

 

Everything recommended : )

Reblog – Mohrer – Guilt of Man — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Mohrer Title: Guilt of Man Keywords: experimental ambient dark ambient noise occult seattle vocal vocal noise London Label: Dubbed Tapes The seductive sound of the unknown has coming out from under the gravel. As attractive as it was sounding to my ears I had to go in and check it all out. There I […]

via Mohrer – Guilt of Man — Yeah I Know It Suck

 

Re listening to –

Experimental, ambient, dark ambient, noise, occult, vocal

“…improvised and intuitive exploration of Humanity Realizing Itself as we come to terms with the nature of our species on the Earth.”

Sound Propositions 016: Félicia Atkinson — a closer listen

It is an honor to present this extended conversation with Félicia Atkinson, whose latest record, The Flower and The Vessel, has just been released on Shelter Press. We discuss her multifaceted art practices, her musical formation, the importance of running an independent press, and the power inherent in stones. Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular […]

via Sound Propositions 016: Félicia Atkinson — a closer listen

This is a wonderful in depth long read for a Sunday or any day afternoon.

Listening to…

Becoming is an Eventful Situation
by RUI HO

Electronic, dance, experimental,

I don’t want to sound cliched so here’s a good description –

” Berlin-based Chinese producer RUI HO makes electronic music that bridges modern club influences with traditional Chinese sounds.”

Manja Ristić ~ The Black Isle — a closer listen

“My childhood was deep blue and foamy,” writes Serbian composer Manja Ristić. Her memories of Korčula Island are pristine. As she recalls the town streets “positioned in the shape of a fish bone,” and the “natural air conditioning of the Adriatic winds,” one can imagine long, carefree days and nights spent by the sea. But when […]

via Manja Ristić ~ The Black Isle — a closer listen

 

“In her changed environment, despite sonic pollution, she is still able to find an oasis.” (Richard Allen)

Maybe it’s because I recognise the methods in creating The Black Isle, this is a release that I loved from first listening. Thanks to A Closer Listen it would have otherwise escaped me.