Category Archives: Bandcamp


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 –


It’s been a bit quiet here at the moment. Having a rethink about this site and how to continue with Feminatronic but here are some recent releases and listening I have come across in the past month.

I have been concentrating on Night Listening on Twitter, so some of the releases are quiet and reflective but not all.

ambient atmospheric dark ambient drone electronica ethereal meditation soundscape soundscapes spacemusic

experimental electronic pioneer

electronic chillout creative commons downtempo hypnagogic drift post-vaporwave renoise synth pop vaporwave

experimental electronic music experimental electronic free jazz improvisation improvised music jazz

experimental ambient drone environment field recordings sea soundscape water music

experimental alternative pop ambient electronic electronic music experimental electronic field recordings radio art sound art

electronic algorithmic composition field recording laptop music music concrete supercollider

ambient electronic atmospheric deep drone meditation

ambient deep listening dreamwave drone environment experimental instrumental new age synthesizer

experimental acousmatic electroacoustic field recordings musique concrete

electronic experimental dance electronic hip-hop techno


ambient experimental idm spoken word abstract ambient electronic analogue electroacoustic experimental electronic lyre vocals

experimental afrofuturism avant-garde free jazz noise



fluids tissue sinews bones blood veins and heat
by Natalie Braginsky


Reblog – Drum & Lace ~ Natura — a closer listen

After a run of acclaimed singles, EPs and film and TV scores (“Dickinson,” “Good Girls,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer”), Drum & Lace (Sofia Hultquist) is finally releasing her debut album.  Natura is confident and catchy, the artist’s vast experience giving her an advantage over most debut appearances. In 2019, we placed the artist’s semi songs in […]

Drum & Lace ~ Natura — a closer listen

Thanks A Closer Listen for the review and my listening today –

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.❤


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.

Suzanne Bedlam et les Herbes Folles

furiosa aa

diy, electronic, experimental,noise

Taxidermia for Solo Cello and Electronics
Katarina Gryvul

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

Wanna SEE

Experimental, shamanic, drone, ambient, psychedelic pop

Breadwoman and Other Tales
Anna Homler and Steve Moshier

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

To Vo
Excerpt by Luong Hue Trinh
Viet Nam


Isama Noko
Isabel Nogueira and Maia Koenig
Brazil / Argentina

Alternative, electronic, experimental, chiptune, noise

Eva Van Deuren aka
Orphan Fairytale

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


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 –


Kelly Ruth