Category Archives: Focus

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

 

 

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Listening to…

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There Is a Home
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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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Reblog – Interview: Me, Claudius – Good Diz, Bad Bird

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We need no swords

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When Me, Claudius released their debut tape, ‘Reasons for Balloons‘, back in January 2017, it wasn’t the fact that it appeared seemingly out of nowhere that blew my mind. In the global weirdo underground, you expect unfamiliar artists to bubble up pretty much all the time. No, the thing that stopped me in my tracks was that the distinctive Me, Claudius aesthetic seemed to arrive full-formed. ‘Reasons for Balloons’ mixed the open-ended, enigmatic tactility of more established players – I’m thinking of Matthew Revert and Vanessa Rossetto’s great release on Erstwhile from earlier this year or some of the stuff on Caduc in particular – with a homespun, rough-edged feel, resulting in a worldview that was wholly unique. The mystery of who was behind the Me, Claudius moniker only added to its lo-fi charm.

A year later, ‘Back To The Sweat-Out Tower

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Reblog – Kkwaenggwari and Bambusoides by Ji Youn Kang — Between Air and Electricity

Ji Youn Kang performing on Kkwaenggwari and Bambusoides. © Nina Mik Heartography & Branislav GrebečíJi Youn Kang (aka KANG) searches for set-ups that combine acoustic, analogue and digital instruments and devices. Her works with the Korean gong kkwaenggwari and self-built bamboo instruments are intriguing examples of such amalgams. The kkwaenggwari is a small hand-held gong made out…

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Revisiting – An interview with Line Katcho for the album “pulsions” (2015) — K O H L E N S T O F F

 

 

(une version française de cette entrevue ici) Line Katcho works in the fields of acousmatic music, audio visual work and film music. Her primary concerns involve using sound as kinetic matter, representing movement, forces and gestures. Her need for precision is complemented by an experimental approach and a strong interest in perceptual play. She is […]

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Julia Holter’s “Aviary” Is an Experimental Opus Inspired By a Dystopian Film — Bandcamp Daily

 

 

“This record is extremely fluid, more than any other record I’ve made,” Holter says.

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