Category Archives: Focus

Listening to…

Windblow
by Ekin Fil

Artist notes:

“Windblow corresponds to an audible feeling of the mingling of different perspectives of an image or various perceptions of a sound from different angles.”

Thanks to A Closer Listen I came across Longform Editions an Australian distributor of longform listening tracks from a diverse range of artists.

“Longform Editions is a collective for deep listening – an ongoing series creating a space for extended, immersive music pieces from around the world”

Music that demands you sit and really immerse yourself in the soundworlds created.

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Reblog – International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

There is always just so much posted on IWD and increasingly I feel overwhelmed by all the sheer amount of articles and playlists. However, here’s one that covers mostly Classical artists, some who use electronic processes but also covering several platforms such as Vimeo, Bandcamp and SoundCloud, all in one post. Concentrating on Australian composers – Really worth checking out.

Website  –  Making Waves – Discover New Australian Music

 

The theme for International Women’s Day in 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. Happy International Women’s Day! The team would like to acknowledge that lists such as these invariably exclude more composers than they promote. However, we embrace the opportunity to reflect on the striking music featured by female-identifying composer in Making Waves playlists and the Making Conversation […]

via International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

 

Listening to…

Thanks to A Closer Listens’ review of both Isthmus and Nocebo ( reviews here) I’m listening to something devastatingly beautiful.

 

” 9T Antiope consists of Iranian musicians Nima Aghiani and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo. The main focus of the band is on experimental music, using layers of acoustic instruments, electronics and combining them with vocals and lyrics, in order to narrate tiny bits or huge landscapes of the chaotic worlds they vision, along with their inhabitants.”

 

9T Antiope Bandcamp

9T Antiope on SoundCloud

 

 

 

Reblog – Chosen One: Julia Kent — FRACTURED AIR

 

JK: I’m always interested in processing organic textures and combining them with electronic textures in a way that blurs the boundaries between both, so that it’s hard to tell where one leaves off and the other begins.”

FRACTURED AIR

 

 

“Creative work–whether it’s making music or writing or performing physically–can sometimes produce its own chronology and in that way seem to escape time.” —Julia Kent Words: Mark Carry Last month saw the eagerly awaited return of world-renowned Canadian cellist and composer Julia Kent’s fifth studio album, ‘Temporal’: a deeply transformative journey into our very being […]

via Chosen One: Julia Kent — FRACTURED AIR

A New Year….A New Start

For those of you who know me well and /or understand what this site is about, you will be aware that I believe in collaboration, support, and co-operation to try and shine a spotlight on those ‘electronic’ artists from many genres, who just happen to identify as female.

This is a personal journey that I began 6 years ago and increasingly have found that I cannot cover everything, especially as I am an artist myself and have my own projects to create and finish.

Feminatronic is on many platforms. Although I do not have a public contact link here ( for particular reasons), I am contactable via social media and it has been a pleasure to receive messages out of the blue from artists, labels and reviewers, as well as messages of support. I have made clear from the start it is not about me as an individual. The name suggests the subject and although centred around female identifying artists is NOT exclusive and / or divisive, which is against the ethos of the site and me personally.

By the methods of RT and reblogging (by means of the WordPress mechanisms), I have been able to make a small contribution to getting some focus on what is in fact only a tiny proportion of the many female artists, from all genres of electronic music, creating art out there. I am a tiny cog in the wheel of progress, which I have seen over the past years.

This site is a portal where you can click through to the original site / articles and I have had the honour to reblog many articles and reviews from respected writers via their own sites for many years. In doing this I discover and learn so much about a subject dear to my heart, find new artists and listen to their work, as well as enjoy reading the varied viewpoints and thoughts of writers.

The ultimate aim is to enable visitors to go on their own journey’s of discovery, like I have been doing these past years, as you never know what you will find and listen to from one day to the next. Hopefully, by doing this, lesser known artists also get some focus and maybe you will listen to more of their music and even buy it and thereby support artists in a concrete way.

I am not going to go into detail what sparked this post but it has given me a chance to take stock and maybe rethink how I may do things in the future. Watch this space.

What I do know is that I will be continuing here, at least for the present, in some way.

Thank you for reading this and supporting the concept of Feminatronic.

I wish you all the best for 2019, whoever and wherever you are.

O

 

 

Listening to…

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There Is a Home
Cæcilie Overgaard

Electroacoustic

I came across this gem via ToneShift and seems to express sonically this time of year beautifully.

You can read the review here

Review Reblog – Sabiwa – 輪 迴

 

 

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Sabiwa
Title: 輪 迴
Keywords: experimental idm abstract ambient electronic asian experimental electronic London
Label: CHINABOThttp://www.chinabot.co/

Okay, we have to talk. Or no, let me refrain this; I have to pen up and you just read and accept it for what it is: a little praise for a fantastic album. Yes, you have read it well; a fantastic album. It’s done and created by a artist named Sabiwa who order us not to make any sound ourself and instead listen to her big banging beats, mythologically impressive sounds and futuristic ambiences. She is right, first of all because it sounds so massive that your own sounds would just fade away into nothing, but second of all; it’s just to impressive to be chatted through.

All these goodies on this album seem to be smeared into each other, like good ideas that had become real things in reality. Odd…

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