Instead of playlists this Summer, I’m going to highlight and post compilations that may be of interest to listeners, covering all electronic genres and diverse in sound. Although this collection is not solely electronic, it does spotlight some of the artists creating experimental music.
I have reached playlist #134 and this must be one of my favourites. You have to give it time and it’s not easy listening but it covers all genres and artists and if you like this one there are another 133 waiting for you here
Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
During the past 5 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 women and create electronic sounds /noise /music via a huge plethora of electronic means. 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 are Hallie Smith, Zyklus, Tullia Benedicta, Odio Sis, Alessandra Zerbinati,Skoddie, MG Raconteur, Anna Peaker, Isabel Porto Nogueira, Bana Haffar, Eartheater, Enchantedlands, Yara Mekawei, AGF, Georgina Canifru, Jaclyn Kendall, Monika Ze, Lesley Romano, Flavia Goa, The Lady C Universe, Roslyn Steer, Rachel Lancaster, kobto, BorealNetwork, Cruel Diagonals, Zavoloka, Nadia Struiwigh, Minerva, Laurel Halo and Renu.
Recorded between 2016-17 here we find two longtime experimental composers at work, and both women have pioneered new sonics at every turn over five decades. Released via the Soundscape Series (Gruenrekorder; 2xCD) New Zealander Annea Lockwood and German Christina Kubisch deliver The Secret Life Of The Inaudible. The record consists of four tracks, two from each artist, separated on the two included disks. Starting off with Wild Energy (with Bob Bielecki) Lockwood darkens the room with a earthly rumbling, maybe she’s a storm-chaser? The atmosphere is cavernous with sudden broad bass. As she conducts this muffled noise symphony tiny starry electronic blips emerge and disappear quickly. At 70-something she is still sculpting soundscapes with intuition and a greater understanding of minimalism. As the storm moves out a tiny watery ‘thwack’ grows into what sounds like distortions derived by nature. A rustling whistle plays audibly on the…
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Many labels make an effort to raise the profile of female electronic musicians, but pan y rosa discos goes all out. Of their fifteen releases so far this year, eight are by women. Their music demonstrates an incredible variety of styles and is drawn from a wide variety of countries. Incredibly, all of the downloads are free! Our respect for label head Keith Helt continues unabated as quality music comes our way multiple times each month.
When listening to the first few seconds of attractive synthesis by Latvia’s Līga Smirnova, one thinks, “oh, it’s just another club-based synth track.” But listen just a little longer, and all preconceptions will be destroyed. The five-part piece eradicates all traces of club culture on its way to becoming a thick, drone-based suite. Part two alone begins like a cyclone and ends like a forest fire. By the fourth segment, the cycle has…
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“Lena Platonos is a Greek musician, pianist and music composer. She was one of the pioneers in the Greek electronic music scene of the 1980s, and she remains active today. Lena was born on the island of Crete and grew up in Athens. She began learning how to play the piano at the age of two and became a professional pianist before turning eighteen. Soon afterwards, she received a scholarship to study in Vienna and Berlin, where she was exposed to jazz, rock, and Middle Eastern music. She returned to Greece in the late 70’s and began working with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. She released three collaborative albums between 1981 and 1983, but it was her “triptych” of solo albums, Sun Masks (1984), Gallop (1985), and Lepidoptera (1986) that would lead many to call her the “Greek Laurie Anderson” or “mother of Greek electronica”.
Let’s start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? I was around 8 years old when I started taking piano lessons. We had an antique Yamaha upright piano in our living room where I often used to sit and […]
“In team with radio-makers at Zongwe FM and the women of Zubo Trust, we are proudly presenting a compilation of radio remixes produced by artists and radio-makers from around the world in response to audio/radio actions both sides of the Zambezi. A Radio Bridge of 23 music tracks, by more than 50 contributors from 17 countries awaits you. Join us and enjoy listening!
Solidarity with radio-makers at the Zambezi:
All proceeds from the compilation’s online sales will benefit radio-makers in training both side of the Zambezi, in Sinazongwe Zambia and Binga Zimbabwe this year. Twalumba loko! twalumba maningi ! thank you for your radiating solidarity !”
Here is the Radio-Bridge Compilation: from the shores of the Zambezi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, out in to the world…; via the ears of Radio-Bridge-Makers from 17 different countries to your ears and, back again to the Zambezi: The Compilation is out to raise funds for radio-makers in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Please join us passing the […]