During this long hot summer, like many, I have been preoccupied with other seemingly more pressing things than my website. Indeed, I am still trying to work out what to do with this site and also how to continue with Feminatronic.
That aside I have had a month of listening to music at night-time when it’s been cooler and often watching the sun set.
Here is Augusts listening, mostly (but not all) introspective, meditative and go well with the setting of the sun –
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 are swantje lichtenstein, Brona Martin, Liz Helman, Julia Hanadi aLabed, and Marta de Pascalis
I’ve always added this short note to all the playlists – 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…. but I thought I’d put it into practice myself. I started with the first artist and then followed the sound trail to other connected artists.
There is no preference on first choice or the sound trail but the playlist is always eclectic and it does give a chance for artists to be heard who may slip through the net : )
Beginning with Susan Campos, artists are jjjolll, Concepcion Huerta, Mabe Fratti, Slvj, Taticocteauselfie, Itzel Itzel, Teixido, Montse Perez Lima, Ana Mora, Klang Reverie, dibuk, S Ø M A , Marcela Lucatelli and Carmen Canale.
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 are Eliane Radigue, Asha Tamirisa, Debra Petrovitch, Jessica Moss, Nur, Jenn Kirby, Christi Denton, DuChamp, Mirna Castro, Isobel Ccircle, Clara de Asis, Rumblin Cynth Rampo, Bridget Ferrill and Susan Drone.
Mix RARO 13 “Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America” by Ale Hop
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)
For a short while I wrote for the No Audience Underground zine TQ
For the past couple of years I put together playlists for the zine to introduce to a wider audience some of the artists that I had listened to since starting my Feminatronic journey. These lists were specific to the zine readership in that the music I selected was deemed to be more challenging, underground , experimental and not always solely female identifying artists. My aim was purely to get a predominantly male readership to consider things maybe outside their comfort zone and mine too.
Due to the natural development of the zine, my article was no longer required and so I thought that I would continue them here, starting with my very first –
My Listening 8 Tracker #1
I’m at the age where I spend a lot of time thinking about the past, some good and some not so good but the simple concept of my listening 8Tracker is based on happy hours of music discovery. In case some of you don’t know, many years ago as a bored teenager a family acquaintance let me use her 8Track. Do you remember them? Huge cartridges that you fed into the front of a large wooden box, and with giant headphones on, you were transported to new sonic realms, in my case it was Roxy Music ‘Stranded’. Taking this simple concept, I thought I would put together an 8 Track of my recent listening of musicians from around the world together with links. These artists create music that fits loosely into the NAU sound (there may be some leeway with this) but I think it’s always good to expand your listening horizons and after all this is my personal listening. Oh, and they mostly also just happen to identify as female, unless otherwise stated ; ) No order. No preferences. Links where available .
eggshell Suzanne Bedlam et les Herbes Folles France