Category Archives: Catch Up

I DON’T DO LISTS…PT5

Ha ha…I don’t do lists except on here🤣🤣

OK, I do do lists but not in the sense I started this a coupe of years ago. I post things individually on twitter and Instagram to give the releases space in their own right but I suppose when I put them together in an overview here, they consist of a list 😂😂

…but there’s no preferences, order, rank and that’s what is important to me.

Right…now I’ve got that out of the way here’s the next collection and due to other comitments I am going to continue the icymi non lists for this month of January.

Which brings me to the important bit – Happy New Year and all the Best for 2022 and thanks for sticking around.

Reblog – ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year — a closer listen

And if you can’t find anything on the I Don’t Do Lists , try this collection from A Closer Listen-

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of these were direct responses to the world as it was, while others were simply written […]

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year — a closer listen

I DON’T DO LISTS BUT…PT4

It’s nearing the end of the year and I have just scraped the surface of releases. I might have to continue this as there are too many to miss…

I DON’T DO LISTS…PT 3

Actually, despite being in the middle of a pandemic maelstrom there have been some wonderful releases in 2021 as this next round up shows : )

I DON’T DO LISTS..PT2

Here are some more eclectic releases from 2021…

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…


















PLAYLISTS…

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –

During the past 9 years of Feminatronic I have been on a bit of a personal sonic journey around the world with the focus on human beings who just happen to identify as female and create electronic sounds /noise /music via a huge plethora of electronic means.

I’m on a semi sabbatical but here are just some of the sounds I’ve missed these past couple of months – no order, rank or preference. This playlist hopes to demonstrate some of the eclecticism that I have listened to this past couple of months but as usual it is just the tip of the iceberg.

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 as I listened to them, so it makes for an interesting playlist –
Ch Webster, Flora Holderbaum, Kat Five, AJA, Valentina Villarroel, Da Pajararan, Mona Servo, Areliz Ramos, Corset Lore, MiLENASON, Simina Oprescu, NFNR, Howie Lee and Silvia Kastel feat. Yehaiyahan ( Silvia Kastel Remix) , Ekin Fil. Katrine Amsler, Jaslyn Robertson, Kathy Hinde, PETAL/ Kei Watanabe, Loo(p)cy and Jlin.

FEMINATRONIC ON INSTAGRAM

I’ve had an Instagram page for sometime but I am in the middle of a huge reorganisation of Feminatronic and have resurrected the feed. I will be posting a couple of the posts here too.

https://www.instagram.com/feminatronic/

I am @feminatronic

Here’s a couple of today’s posts –

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 : )