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Throwback Tracks 22/01/21

Here are this weeks’ throwback tracks –

The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara (mode298)
by Joan La Barbara

Original recordings from 1976 to 1981

voice, tape, experimental


i mi dragon
by Phantom Chips
2016

electronic, experimental, handmade instruments


Theremin, pioneer

I Don’t Do Lists pt5

Last year was a strange year and that is probably an understatement but there were many great releases despite all the difficulties. I usually post throughout December as many as possible however due to the situation I thought I would extend it throughout January and I’ve still only barely scrapped the surface. These 20 have been posted on twitter this month…there may be more : )

Sunday Ambience

Hildegard Westerkamp – Kits Beach Soundwalk (1989)


ENTER
by itta

ambient, deep listening, drone, healing music, new age

#throwback 10/1/20

Catching up…

Trickling Light
by Anda Volley
2017


alternative, ambient, electronic, new age, dark ambient, dream pop, electro, gothic, indie rock


Kolosa
Pril Smiley
Pioneer of Electronic Music 2006


Daphne Oram
Electronic Sound Patterns
1962
Remastered 2013


MNQ 116 Doris Norton – Nortoncomputerforpeace LP
by Doris Norton
Released 1983.
Re Released 2018

electronic, cold wave, ebm, electro minimal, synth, techno


Uchronia
by Compilation
Syrphe
Released 2018


electronic, african, ambient, asia, asian, drone, east, electroacoutsic, electronic, electronica, experimental, improv, industrial, mideast, noise

It Wouldn’t Be Christmas here without…

Finally, made it to Christmas eve and probably, like many, I feel that it’s been a hard slog of a year, more so for some, especially those working in the Entertainment and Hospitality sectors. If you are able, and I know it’s hard, try and buy someone’s’ music this Christmas. Many artists are struggling and a ka=ching, however small, could mean more than you will ever know.

I’m going to post a couple of usual suspects, an old playlist that’s still good, and also a crazy happy new release from Xylitol that made me smile : )





Signing off now for a few days. Wishing you ALL, whoever you are, wherever you are, hopefully, a Peaceful and Happy Christmas. O / Feminatronic

I DON’T DO LISTS…PT4

Phew…Just scraping the tip of the iceberg with these. As usual, no preferences, order, rank, whatever…

#Throwback 17/12/2020

Everything is so throw away nowadays and has to be new and shiny. Yes, that’s fine but don’t be afraid to listen to something a little older than a year released.

This weeks’ throwback releases are –

Sea Of Negligence
by Dorit Chrysler
2011

electronic, experimental, ambient, experimental pop, soundtrack, synthpop, theremin, thereminmusic


Alle Sorgenti Delle Civiltà (The Sources Of Civilisation)
by Kema
2016

library music, psychedelic

I Don’t Do Lists but…pt 2

Is it only the 14th December? There will be a few of these by the sounds of it.

This is the next collection of 20 releases, and it only covers the days December 8th to 12th twitter posts and I’ve barely scraped the surface of #released2020. It’s been a horrendous year for many but the releases have been eclectic, at times challenging and luckily, numerous.

In case you missed my explanation – Every year on social media and elsewhere, the big sites publish their end of year best of lists and this has always made me feel uncomfortable. On many, they are made up of the big names and labels, not very diverse and often narrow in scope. I also have a thing about the subjectivism of lists and rank. What one person says is great, another can’t see the fuss, often resulting in animosity and division…..Isn’t there enough in the world?

I decided a couple of years ago to try and cover as many of the new releases as possible, given my personal constraints, and have posted them under the moniker of I don’t do lists but this was released….This year I just used the #released2020 on twitter.

As usual, no order, no preferences, no rank, not exhaustive,….It’s easy…

pyr285 fulmedesh – caracoles de una ciudad enterrada

I Don’t Do Lists but…pt 1

Every year on social media and elsewhere, the big sites publish their end of year best of lists and this has always made me feel uncomfortable. On many, they are made up of the big names and labels, not very diverse and often narrow in scope. I also have a thing about the subjectivism of lists and rank. What one person says is great, another can’t see the fuss, often resulting in animosity and division…..Isn’t there enough in the world?

I decided a couple of years ago to try and cover as many of the new releases as possible, given my constraints, and have posted them under the moniker of I don’t do lists but….

This year I just used the #released2020 on twitter and here are the releases I’ve posted between December 1st to 7th 2020.

No order, no preference, no rank, not exhaustive,….It’s easy…

pyr290 Rachel Devorah – radiant drift

pyr299 lauren redhead – the octopus

#Throwback 11/12/2020

I’m late to game using hashtags but unfortunately for you I aim to catch up….

Here’s this weeks two #throwback releases.

Happy Listening –

ج ن نƧEL—und Bacc uЯ—Round2אורجَنَّة
by ‡Starving Poet§
2016

electronic, experimental, noise, psychedelic, sound art

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Sinebeat Equations
by Skoddie
2018

drillcore, electronic, experimental, idm, ambient, breakcore, chiptune, glitch industrial, transgender, vaporwave