Category Archives: Focus

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

This week end is Sound Reveil 2021, a 24 hr broadcast tracking sunrise around the earth with live audio feeds from streamers around the world at daybreak, so today’s ambience reflects this with what I can say is one of my all time favourite field recording releases…

Soundscapes of spring
by Izabela Dłużyk
2017

experimental, birdsong, field recording, nature

Various closeup recordings of blackbirds, mistle thrushes, golden orioles and many others are joined by natural ambiences of endangered Bialowieza primeval forest, Siemianowka lake or Biebrza marshes.

“As I am blind since birth, I have always been particularly sensitive to sounds. When I was a child, I became interested in bird voices, which soon led me to discover nature recording. I started with a noisy, hissing tape recorder, but what treasures those recordings seemed to me at that time! Now, sixteen years later, I am still following my passion, but with a fully professional equipment. Through recording the natural world, I try to capture its beauty, its subtle music, its gentle voice. I try to understand its mystery: the mystery of life – this indescribable treasure we share with all the creatures, the mystery of fleeting moments, of sadness and hope brought by changing seasons… It is through observing nature that I have received perhaps the greatest lessons regarding the meaning of life in general and the meaning of my own life. Through my recordings, I hope to share with you some glimpses of wisdom and beauty of the natural world.” – Izabela Dłużyk

THROWBCK TRACKS 2/5/2021

This is one way to try and shine some light on the many many female identifying artists past and present, in case you were wondering : )

Stay Gold
by Neon Bunny
2016

future pop, chill, electro, electropop, indie, kpop, synthpop


Early Morning§tar WerQ
by ‡Starving Poet§
2016

electronic, experimental, noise, psychedelic, sound art


This Is Fine
by Belisha Beacon
2017

experimental, tech, house, algorave, algorithmic, drone, electronic music, improv, ixi lang, live coding, livecoding, minimal, minimal techno, sound art, techno


Music For Candy Shops LP
by Poly C
2017

electronic, ambient, beats, dance, electronica, house


Discovery (Experimental Ambient)
by Magnetic Wind
2012

ambient, drift, ethereal, meditation, meditative, new age, space


Photogenic EP
by Ryo Utasato
2013

world, ambient, electronic, electronica, ethnic, ethnic fusion

THROWBACK TRACKS 25/4/2021

Eclectic as ever…

MNQ 120 Doris Norton – Personal Computer LP
2018

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


The Role of Purity EP (Mundus001)
by Sapphire Slows
2017

Electronic


Louis and Bebe Barron – Forbidden Planet
Original motion picture soundtrack 1956


Eclipse by Pril Smiley
1967


Fundamentals
by Analog Tara
2018

Electronic, ambient, dance, dub, electro, electronic jazz, house, supercollider, techno


Iceberg the Drift
by Christine Webster
2018

Experimental, darkambiant, drone, electroacoustic, minimalist, modular

REBLOG – RARO 13: Ale Hop (Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America) — female:pressure

Source: RARO 13: Ale Hop (Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America)

RARO 13: Ale Hop (Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America) — female:pressure

Full details here, which I will be exploring more in future weeks –

‘Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America’, with pieces from the twentieth century (mainly 60s-80s)’

Tracklisting
Beatriz Ferreyra – Echos (1978)
Hilda Dianda – Después del silencio (1976)
Jacqueline Nova – Creación de la tierra (1972)
Jocy de Oliveira – Wave Song (1981)
Oksana Linde – Mariposas acuáticas (1985)
Vânia Dantas Leite – L’Indien et L’Ovni (1986)
Nelly Moretto – Composición 9b (1966)
Marlene Migliari Fernandes – Espectros Cromáticos (1967)
Graciela Paraskevaídis – Algún sonido de la vida (1993)
Graciela Castillo – Y así era (1982)
Olga Pozzi Escot – Three Poems of Rilke (1959)
Alicia Urreta – Dameros I (1984)

REBLOG – Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy — a closer listen

Sunday reading and one of the best overviews of Yuko Araki’s work –

End Of Trilogy
by Yuko Araki
2021

dark ambient, electronics, noise, noizu

It is common to read about the mind-obliterating qualities of noise and its negative paths towards selfless meditation, but there is another undercurrent in its stark associations with bodily harm and the possibility to access some sort of outside within: a psychic reality that does not flow into oneness, but that violently multiplies every time […]

Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy — a closer listen

SUNDAY AMBIENCE…

Spirit Trance
by Constance Demby
2004

Ambient, healing, contemplative, electronic, meditation, space, space music, synthesizer, trance

THROWBACK TRACKS 11/4/2021

It’s been a bit of a strange week…but here’s an eclectic collection of releases to bring balm to the ear –

Five Cadences
by Sarah Davachi
2020

Experimental, ambient, drone, electroacoustic, minimal, neo-classical, tape


Planetes
by Sofie Birch
2019

Ambient, downtempo, electronic, experimental, synthwave, analog, avant-garde, instrumental, lofi, soundscapes, synthesizer, tape


Spellbound! (mode199)
by Lydia Kavina
2008

Theremin


Feminoise Uruguay
by Feminoise Uruguay
2018

Electronic, experimental, electroacoustic, soundscape


Women in Electronic Music – 1977
by Laurie Anderson, Ruth Anderson, Johanna M. Beyer, Annea Lockwood, Megan Roberts
2006

1970s, 1977, electronic, synthesizer

A BEAUTIFUL READ…

https://thequietus.com/articles/29814-annea-lockwood-interview

A Quietus Interview
Earth, Wind And Fire: An Interview With Annea Lockwood

Jennifer Lucy Allan talks to the New Zealand born composer about love letters on quarter-inch tape, piano gardens and doll shops, and the physical effects of sound upon our bodies


7704A – Tiger Balm
by Annea Lockwood
1977

Experimental, chants, folk, meditation, traditional

REBLOG – Else Marie Pade – Electronic Works 1958-1995 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Else Marie PadeTitle: Electronic Works 1958-1995Keywords: electronic, avant garde, experimental Else Marie Pade brings us on a journey through her electronic works made in 1858 to 1995. I guess we could ask uncle Google to spot out more information about this artist, but let’s be an alternative in the information age and just be […]

Else Marie Pade – Electronic Works 1958-1995 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

As usual a different take on the works of Else Marie Pade but this is one of the best descriptions of her music…

Dangling on the fine line of enjoyment and captivating interest. Things ploink and plink like smooth lines of water drips with enough sparkles to widen up your iris. Things play like electronic breaths that give life to the silence, that shovel around the furniture of vibrating sounds with great expense, leaving you in a state of mind that is equally reached when listening to the soundtrack of a strange movie in which you feel disoriented and yet firmly at home.“…

Yes…Indeed.

and finally…

Constance Demby – http://www.constancedemby.com/

It’s with sadness that I write that one of my long term heroines has died. Constance Demby was an important pioneer of electronic New Age and Spacemusic, a composer, multi instrumentalist and instrument builder.