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Listening to…

A day of complete contrasts…

You may be interested in –

015: Maggi Payne

An interview with Maggi Payne… Tone Glow. May 11 2020


 

Insane Creatures

Dark trance, electronic, forest psychedelic, psychedelic, trance, psy forest, psytrance, modular synth, synth.


 

Tibetan Book of the Dead, experimental, musique concrete, voice.

 

Beatriz Ferreyra ~ Echos +

At the moment, like many, I find myself taking a step back and reflecting on how to move forward but not sure how my little journey in sound will progress.
In the meantime I am using my time to catch up and revisit sites and reviews I have missed, this being a case from A Closer Listen.
Actually, I spent this afternoon listening in full to Echos+ and it seems sonically to reflect the mood.

a closer listen

There’s a memorial aspect to acousmatic sounds that can lead towards a conceptual end-point usually avoided by Schaefferian humanism: the severing of the sound from its source is a kind of death. Echos + is an in-depth exploration of their afterlife, the composer turned into a caretaker (without the apocalyptic overtones of the famous project of the same name) dedicated to the consideration of sounds’ new state. Like a written document, the recording marks an aural element’s transition from life into its other, a technological aid that turns preservation into an art of re-signification. To care for these sounds in death is not to simply reproduce them, nor is it to circumscribe them in a narrative about mourning for the loss of a certain world, but to help reconfiguretheir meaning in a context that is no longer their own.

Echos +is made up of three pieces that work precisely…

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Listening to…

De Eurodance by agnes pe originally released 2011

Devotional…and a joy to listen to tonight.

Agnes Pe – De Eurodance

Review Reblog – I’m taking things a little slower here at the moment for a range of reasons but I thought this would be a very good time to revisit and try to catch up with some of the reviews and releases I’ve missed over the past years. What better way than to start with this release and the Yeah I Know It Sucks review, both make me smile : )

 

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Agnes Pe
title: De Eurodance
keywords: devotional, Lleida, Eurodance, Europa, experimental, electronica

De Eurodance. What is it, and how does it sound or simply goes?
Anges Pe is the brave Professional professor who had spent a great amount of time in researching this non favorable subject. She has traveled all over Europe, visiting every country, absorbing every form of culture and took as many first hand examples of ‘De Eurodance’ No stone has been unturned, no corner untouched as Agnes Pe simply wanted to know the bottom and the finest essence of De Eurodance. From Greek Hoompa Loompa parties, wooden shoe circle dances in the Netherlands, to Italian folklore fetish euro festivals and Eurozone neopolk gypsy’s..
Everything she has seen, heard, lived and noted down for the sake of De Eurodance.
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Her research results have been widely published in over popular new wave children books, and for the illiterate…

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Buy Music Club #3

I thought I would put together some lists of Bandcamp releases, to help support in a very small way, artists, labels and collectives at this difficult time during the COVID -19 pandemic and also simply because it’s music that needs to be heard : )

Here is my third Buy Music List list .

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Buy Music Lists

Thought I would put together some lists to help support in a very small way, artists, labels and collectives at this difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic and also simply because it’s music that needs to be heard : )

I’ll add new lists regularly but here are the first two.

As always – No order. No preferences.

#1 – Collectives and Compilations

chiptune

 


Feminatronic Buy Music Club – Let’s Stick Together #2

Electro Strings

 

 

Listening to…

Compilado Feminoise México
released February 19, 2019

Valley Girl by Madalyn Merkey
released April 2, 2014

Suma Love by Tropical Rock
released January 1, 2015

Tropical Rock is Kathleen Baird & Camilla Padgitt-Coles


Radiant Stars by Lucette Bourdin
released December 12, 2009

Spotlight On…

I have been having a giant clear-out and I found loads of scraps of paper accumulated over the last 8 years with artist names on them.
So I’ve decided that for 2020 I will post a few here at a time and add them to the artist directory, as well as posting on Twitter and Facebook.

There are many…

As usual, no order – no preference

Alina Maldonado

Alina Maldonado

Violinist, composer, improviser.

Photo by Bradford Bailey

 

 

 

Also a member of AnaTrizas –

A women artists collective conformed by Alina Hernández, Daniela Falcón and Shanttal Saad, who explored through sound and transmedia the meaning of femininity and the dissolution of identity. Concerned about the empowerment of women in the improvisation and experimental music scenes they look up to collaborate with other women in order to create a stronger community in which they support each other.

  • Violin + electronics


Ka Baird

Ka Baird

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer

Feature Interview with Bandcamp Daily


Madalyn Merkey

Madalyn Merkey

Experimental, computer music, max msp, sine waves,

Bandcamp Website –

In 2015, Merkey translated the pioneer electronic music text, Due scuole di musica elettronica in Italia (1968) by composer Enore Zaffiri (b. Turin, 1928), from Italian to English. 

 

Madalyn Merkey on Sound as Material  – Creative Independent  –

Longlistens

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes
Sometimes tracks are just too long for the usual playlist I put together so I decided to put together bite-sized playlists for longer tracks.
Bite-sized in number of artists but not scrimping on the length and quality of the listening : )
Take some time and immerse in the sound waves.

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 on this playlist are tfarhad, ramsha, Alina Moldonado, Trinh Hue Luong,Theremidi Orchestra with Irena Tomazin and Liz Helman.

 

Also if you wish another suggestion of a longlisten, you cannot fail with this –

 

 

I Don’t Do Lists…Continued

During the year I myself fail to cover everything that is released. I just cannot keep up (which is a good thing) and miss a lot too, try as hard as I do to listen. I thought that I would try to recap as many 2019 releases as possible here throughout December, as a way to rectify this.
Anyway here goes. No order, no preference –