Focus – A Closer Listen – The women of pan y rosa discos

 

This warms my heart. –
” The percentage of women on the pan y rosa discos label is equal to the percentage of women in the world. This makes the label a true find: their dedication is impeccable, their selection superb. Stay tuned as the next release is never far away.”

 

a closer listen

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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Listening to –

 

“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”.

https://www.facebook.com/LenaPlatonos/

In the studio with Zinovia Arvanitidi — Headphone Commute

 

 

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 […]

via In the studio with Zinovia Arvanitidi — Headphone Commute

 

Focus – Radio-Bridge Compilation: from the shores of the Zambezi, Zambia and Zimbabwe — Crystal DJ Kwe Favel

 

“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 […]

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Reblog – Chosen One: Lucrecia Dalt — FRACTURED AIR

“I wanted to explore edges and boundaries in any form; abstract, fictional, material, and by doing so I started to find metaphors I could use from concepts coming from geology like the anticline or the antiform which are ultimately disrupted or distorted hierarchical bodies.” —Lucrecia Dalt Words: Mark Carry On the striking, near-prophetic album opener […]

via Chosen One: Lucrecia Dalt — FRACTURED AIR

Reblog – Teresa Rampazzi in the last issue of Positionen n. 114 “Heroines of Sound”

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I just uploaded the full text of my new article on teresarampazzi.it site!

Laura Zattra (2018), “Sie war ihrer Zeit voraus. Teresa Rampazzi, eine wichtige Komponistin elektronischer Musik in Italien”, Positionen. Texte zur Aktuellen Musik, n. 114 “Heroines of Sound”, pp. 9-11, ISSN: 0941-4711.

Enjoy the reading.

DOWNLOAD HERE

gruppo-nps-100-_v-gseapremiumxl The NPS Group during the first phase: 1965-1968 (Teresa Rampazzi with sunglasses).

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Album of the Day on Bandcamp Daily: Aïsha Devi, “DNA Feelings”

 

The electronic artist’s latest LP imagines the synthesis of human and machine.

via Album of the Day: Aïsha Devi, “DNA Feelings” — Bandcamp Daily