Category Archives: Bandcamp

I DON’T DO LISTS BUT…pt1

Every year sites, reviewers, podcasts and media, post long lists of the best of this years releases and I find this problematic for many reasons but a major one is they often miss those well under the radar releases concentrating on particular popular genres, artists and labels, as well as creating subjective lists that cause divided opinions.

I’ve always just tried to post as many of the years releases that I’ve come across during December and this year is no different. I will be posting them here, on Twitter and Instagram.

My posts are not exhaustive and omit unwittingly many many releases but given that, without any preferences, rank or order here are the first collection…


















LONGLISTEN…

Vase de Spagyrie
by Julia Hanadi AL ABED

experimental, acousmatic, acousmatique, electroacoustic, experimental electronic, musique concrete, musique électroacoustique

Julia Hanadi aLabed is a french composer in musique concrète who also plays live electronics.

LISTENING TO…

Syllabic Idyllic
by ‡Starving Poet§

“Syllabic Idyllic is an experiment and investigation into the essence of sound and language. What makes music distinct from noise and chaos? Can chaos be beautiful? Should we accept traditional definitions of music or burn down this distinction between noise and music? What does our music say about us and how we relate to existence?”

released May 25, 2021

electronic, avant-garde, experimental, experimental electronic, musique-concrete, sound art

IT’S HALLOWEEN…

A couple of suggestions for tonight’s ambience –

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes-
“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
There is beauty in darkness and walls of sound.
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 NWRMNTC, Nina Kardec, Todas las Anteriores, Filmy Ghost, ProtoU, Nada Hasan, Sky High Diamonds, mayHD, Grouper, chra, Daina Dieva, Anastasia Vronski, Lori, 33EMYBW,Tullia Benedicta and Nina Hoppas


noise, dark ambient, drone, experimental, hnw, harsh noise


electronic, dark ambient, dark drone, dark drone ambient, halloween, horror, nightmare

NEW RELEASES

experimental, electro-acoustic, electronica, experimental electronic, fieldrecordings


experimental, audiovisual, extreme computer music, frame synthesis, generative, micropop, phonemic pulsar, pulsar scramble


Experimental


electronic, metalcore, electro-industrial experimental, experimental electronic, fusion, jazz fusion, metal, new age, noise, prog, progressive, sound design


electronic, ambient, deep techno, hypnotic, nature, techno



electronic, experimental, turntablism, noise, sound design, theatre, turntables


LISTENING TO…

Tsembla is the solo alias of musician Marja Ahti,

Experimental

LISTENING TO…

Viridescens
by Francesco Cavaliere & Tomoko Sauvage

experimental, ambient, electroacoustic, electronic, modern classical

Francesco Cavaliere and Tomoko Sauvage embody a tactile audio visual display, radiating the colour green into sounds and painting meditative music…For their installation and performance, Cavaliere and Sauvage assemble a green cabinet of curiosities – an instrumentarium combining water, glass, clay, bamboo xylophones, metallophones and synthesizers. Tomoko describes in an interview: “When you are actually surrounded by green musical instruments, it has a calming effect as if you were looking at a forest or mountain.”

NEW RELEASES

pyr313 dirty electronics ensemble, jon.ogara, and anna xambó – dirty dialogues

Free music improvisation, analogue and digital instruments, acoustic and electronic materials, live coding and DIY sound-making techniques.


experimental, acoustic, alternative, ambient, asmr, contemporary classical, electroacoustic, electronic, field recordings, immersive, improvisation, instrumental, musique concrète, noise, post-industrial, soundtrack


electronics, experimental, field recordings


experimental, ambient, deep listening, electroacoustic, electronic, environmental, experimental. ambient, field recording

SUMMER CATCH UP…

Apologies if I’ve forgotten anyone’s release

ambient, electronic, experimental


art pop, classical, experimental, expiremental new club, post-industrial, composition, contemporary, electronic, microtonal, orchestral, sound design


experimental, ambient, avant garde, musique-concrete, noise


electronic, house, deep techno, techno


experimental, ambient, dance, electronic


experimental, electronic, techno


electronic, ambient, electronica, experimental, improv, improvised music, lo-fi, loops, noise


electronic, experimental, choral, electroacoustic, folk, vocal


experimental, experimental, no-wave, blues, techno


experimental, afrofuturism, avant-garde, free jazz, noise


alternative, electroacoustics, experimental, radio, sound art


experimental, electronic, live looping, modern classical, pipe organ


electronic, algorithmic composition, field recording, laptop music, music concrete, supercollider


electronic, tech, house, ambient, techno, deep techno, industrial, tribal


ambient, electro-acoustic, minimal, piano


experimental, ambient, field recordings, sound art, soundscape

Sonae ~ Summer — a closer listen

Summer may not sound like summer, but that’s okay, because the season has just ended in the Northern Hemisphere.  Instead, Sonae‘s album is an ode to a lost summer ~ the summer of 2020 ~ and a warning that future summers may head in the same direction. COVID is nothing compared to climate change, which is the […]

Sonae ~ Summer — a closer listen

Slowly catching up but here’s one that nearly got away but didn’t thanks to ACL : )