Reblog – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Finds Her Inner “Kid” — Bandcamp Daily

 

 

The composer talks with us about music’s place in her personal ecosystem and tracing a coming to awareness with synthesizers.

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Some Weekend Reading……

Pioneering Italian Women in Electronic Music

September 15, 2017
By Johann Merrich


 

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Radiophonic Ladies by Jo Hutton on Sonic Arts Network


 

Pioneering Canadian Women In Electronic Music

September 29, 2016
By Robyn Fadden


 

Early Electronic Music in Québec: A Brief History

October 4, 2016
By Roger Tellier Craig


 

Today’s Discovery – Susan Drone

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“Electroacoustic Composition, Graphic Artist and Experimental Composer, who uses field recordings combined with computer processing and electronic sounds, in an attempt to create dreamlike, sensitive hypnagogic states.”

https://susanloop.bandcamp.com/

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News – Fall Music Preview: Electronic – A Closer Listen

Plenty to look forward to here……

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To dance is to forget one’s problems and to underline the vibrant nature of life.  Our Electronic Preview points in the direction of the club, but even if one can’t get out there in public, there’s always the living room, the lawn, the car.  Let’s say you were a robot beached on a distant island.  Wouldn’t you still have a locked groove in your electronic heart?  We know we would!  The best beats of the season are waiting to be discovered in the largest of our five fall previews.

Our cover image is taken from Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot, one of the finest YA books in recent memory.  A sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes, will be published next spring.  For more on Brown and the Wild Robot series, visit his website here.

Rich’s Pick:  Jilk ~ Joy in the End (Project Mooncircle, 1 September)
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Today’s Discovery – Ghost on the Stairs – Meemo Comma

 

Meemo Comma is the new alias of Objects Limited boss Lara Rix-Martin. She previously released as Lux E Tenebris and as one half of the duo Heterotic (on Planet Mu). Her label Objects Limited issues a variety of electronic music from an exclusively women and non-binary roster.

‘Ghost on the Stairs’ explores how Lara Rix-Martin perceives sounds, as she has Auditory Processing Disorder. APD mostly affects how a person processes speech internally; background noises merge with language and every background sound has equal relevancy making it hard for an APD listener to understand voices, music and disentangling multiple audio sources.

Merging speech and voice into a strange and alien form has always been the core of  Lara Rix-Martin’s sound, but it’s given a stronger focus on this album. Incorporating similar meditative influences to her ‘Cyclizine’ EP; drones feature with a maximal/minimal all-encasing feeling that flickers between comforting numbness and anxiety. Tracks such as ‘Caturday’ and ‘Online Persona’ explore rhythms in the spaces in between the beats. “I’ve always found it interesting to think of rhythms in a negative way, what beats aren’t there, the spaces between”.

Released September 1, 2017

The album is also included on the Bandcamp Daily weekly roundup of essential releases –

This Week’s Essential Releases: Saharan Guitar, Somber Electronics, and Nerd Rap

 

Reblog – Fractured Air x Blogothèque – S02E07 | July mix

If you like mixes there’s a lot of new and interesting releases from a wide range of artists on this one, including Kara-Lis Coverdale, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Mary Ocher and the more electronic shift in sound for artist Colleen.

FRACTURED AIR

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July saw the highly-anticipated return of world-renowned French composer Colleen (aka Cécile Schott) with her achingly beautiful new single “Separating”, taken from the forthcoming “A flame my love, a frequency” out October 20th via Thrill Jockey. On her new album, Schott’s viola da gamba – used on her last two records “Captain of None” and “The Weighing Of The Heart” – is replaced by solely electronic instrumentation: Moog pedals and Critter and Guitari synthesizers. The result is yet another otherworldly, far-reaching sonic odyssey from this visionary solo artist.

Following on from last year’s exceptional debut mini-album “Shady & Light”, Hamburg-born and Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Martyn Heyne has unveiled his stunning new single “Carry”, taken from the forthcoming solo debut album (coming out later this year on the neo-classical imprint 7K!). The divine guitar-based compositions crafted by Heyne carves out a ceaselessly rich listening experience for the…

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Review Reblog – Gaël Segalen ~ Memoir of My Manor

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After 2o years of sound work and field recording, Gaël Segalen finally released her first LP.  2016’s L’Ange Le Sage was melodic and abrasive in equal quantities. Memoir of My Manor continues in this vein, adding a new, nearly club-like sensibility.  The Parisian artist calls her compositions “danceable field recording”, but the first album only hinted at the dance floor, while the second flaunts this facet before drawing back to the shadows.  This is appropriate for an album inspired by monsters, although the creature on the cover doesn’t seem all that scary.

The thirteen-minute “Remember” pulses and broods, while failing to give an indication of the artist’s rough edges.  Instead, it operates as a dangerous mirror to Giorgio Moroder’s “The Chase”, inviting listeners to run rather than dance.  When additional synths enter, the track takes on a near-industrial sheen.  It’s a bold opening gambit, daring listeners to stick around for…

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