Category Archives: Catch Up

LISTENING TO THIS WEEK –





#SOUNDCLOUDSPOTLIGHTMONTH pt1

I seem to have missed a whole month here but to be honest there are far more important things on my mind at the moment and I’m sure yours.

I have been highlighting some SoundCloud pages on twitter and thought it would be good to post them here too. As usual no preferences and literally just random…




Martyna Poznańska
London/Berlin












8 TRACK

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.

eggshell
Suzanne Bedlam et les Herbes Folles
France

furiosa aa
https://soundcloud.com/ortie03/tracks

diy, electronic, experimental,noise


Taxidermia for Solo Cello and Electronics
Katarina Gryvul
Ukraine

https://katarinagryvul.bandcamp.com/

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


Wanna SEE
Itta
Korea

Experimental, shamanic, drone, ambient, psychedelic pop


Breadwoman and Other Tales
Anna Homler and Steve Moshier
USA

http://www.rebeccalee.info/

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


To Vo
Excerpt by Luong Hue Trinh
Viet Nam

http://www.luonghuetrinh.com/

Electroacoustic


Isama Noko
Isabel Nogueira and Maia Koenig
Brazil / Argentina

http://isabelnogueira.com.br/

https://maiakoenig.bandcamp.com/music

Alternative, electronic, experimental, chiptune, noise


Eva Van Deuren aka
Orphan Fairytale
Belgium

Self made electronics, toy instruments, cassette loops, small keyboards

ICYMI 2021

Here’s the final collection of 2021 releases I shall post here as the new 2022 are already being released, such is the merry go round –

https://www.panyrosasdiscos.org/pyr313-dirty-electronics-ensemble-jon-ogara-and-anna-xambo-dirty-dialogues/

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…