Listening to…

Today’s ambience. Nothing can be added to this comment –

“weightless, blissful, but also flightless – always connected to the body whose aurality must be blocked to survive its seduction. This tender voice calls from far away yet from a place we all know, stretched on filaments strung through clouds of condensation, the clinking jigsaw of melting ice, soft flows of breath and dawn mists that speak through water insects and dreaming.” ––David Toop

 

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Focus – A Closer Listen – The women of pan y rosa discos

 

This warms my heart. –
” The percentage of women on the pan y rosa discos label is equal to the percentage of women in the world. This makes the label a true find: their dedication is impeccable, their selection superb. Stay tuned as the next release is never far away.”

 

a closer listen

Many labels make an effort to raise the profile of female electronic musicians, but pan y rosa discos goes all out.  Of their fifteen releases so far this year, eight are by women.  Their music demonstrates an incredible variety of styles and is drawn from a wide variety of countries.  Incredibly, all of the downloads are free!  Our respect for label head Keith Helt continues unabated as quality music comes our way multiple times each month.

When listening to the first few seconds of attractive synthesis by Latvia’s Līga Smirnova, one thinks, “oh, it’s just another club-based synth track.”  But listen just a little longer, and all preconceptions will be destroyed.  The five-part piece eradicates all traces of club culture on its way to becoming a thick, drone-based suite.  Part two alone begins like a cyclone and ends like a forest fire.  By the fourth segment, the cycle has…

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Review – Emily A. Sprague – Water Memory — Yeah I Know It Sucks

 

 

Artist: Emily A. Sprague Title: Water Memory Keywords: ambient ambient eurorack minimal modular synthesizer natural New York I woke up at four in the morning to hear a collection of pretty birds singing and chatting in front of my open window. To thank them for their beautiful sounds of peace I decided to return them […]

via Emily A. Sprague – Water Memory — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Review – Daylight Dreaming by Liz Helman — The Future of Music, Today.

 

 

From the top of Interzone there is an instant sublime rush of rippling static and vibration. Liz Helman‘s Daylight Dreaming on Montreal-based K o h l e n s t o f f Records is off-running. In her second release London time-based artist Helman incorporates what sounds to be rainy day field recordings with an […]

via Daylight Dreaming by Liz Helman — The Future of Music, Today.

Listening to –

 

“Lena Platonos is a Greek musician, pianist and music composer. She was one of the pioneers in the Greek electronic music scene of the 1980s, and she remains active today. Lena was born on the island of Crete and grew up in Athens. She began learning how to play the piano at the age of two and became a professional pianist before turning eighteen. Soon afterwards, she received a scholarship to study in Vienna and Berlin, where she was exposed to jazz, rock, and Middle Eastern music. She returned to Greece in the late 70’s and began working with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. She released three collaborative albums between 1981 and 1983, but it was her “triptych” of solo albums, Sun Masks (1984), Gallop (1985), and Lepidoptera (1986) that would lead many to call her the “Greek Laurie Anderson” or “mother of Greek electronica”.

https://www.facebook.com/LenaPlatonos/

In the studio with Zinovia Arvanitidi — Headphone Commute

 

 

Let’s start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? I was around 8 years old when I started taking piano lessons. We had an antique Yamaha upright piano in our living room where I often used to sit and […]

via In the studio with Zinovia Arvanitidi — Headphone Commute

 

Listening to….

 

” Dabblings…”  from Jessica Grant

Thanks to Yeah I Know it Sucks for tonight’s listening : )