Category Archives: Introducing

FOLLOW MY LEADER #16

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –


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.

LONGLISTEN…

Mix RARO 13 “Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America” by Ale Hop

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)

“I wanted to contribute to the conversation around women pioneers of electronic and electroacoustic music in this mix, showing the Latin American composers’ elegance and complexity around the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. These works are in dialogue with the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century, but they are not simply reverberations from the Anglo-European traditions; they condensed a unique and particular spirit.

You can read the full mini essay here at Sounds and Colours – Ale Hop

REBLOG – SP* Episode 24: KAKAPHONY – with Maria Chavez [podcast] — a closer listen

Maria Chavez is a pioneer of Abstract Turntablism, a self-described practice she developed under the guidance of Pauline Oliveros‘ Deep Listening. Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Houston, she cut her teeth as a DJ spinning techno and drum & bass, but the male chauvinism of that scene roused her to experiment further with […]

SP* Episode 24: KAKAPHONY – with Maria Chavez [podcast] — a closer listen

Really worth a click through to read more and listen to Maria Chavez work.

PLAYLIST #191 – FOLLOW MY LEADER #14

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
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 Mariam Gviniashvili, artists are Alyssa Moxley, Cheryl. E. Leonard, FH HF, Felicity Mangan, puits de venin, Concepcion Huerta, agg, Mabe Fratti, GA /Gabriela Ga , Alina Maldonado, M.Elikone

There are many more playlists to explore here https://soundcloud.com/feminatronic/sets

Reblog – Drum & Lace ~ Natura — a closer listen

After a run of acclaimed singles, EPs and film and TV scores (“Dickinson,” “Good Girls,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer”), Drum & Lace (Sofia Hultquist) is finally releasing her debut album.  Natura is confident and catchy, the artist’s vast experience giving her an advantage over most debut appearances. In 2019, we placed the artist’s semi songs in […]

Drum & Lace ~ Natura — a closer listen

Thanks A Closer Listen for the review and my listening today –

#SOUNDCLOUDSPOTLIGHTMONTH pt2

I seem to have missed a whole month here but to be honest there are far more important things on my mind at the moment and I’m sure yours.

I have been highlighting some SoundCloud pages on twitter and thought it would be good to post them here too. As usual no preferences and literally just random…

About 1200 artists here and growing…




#SOUNDCLOUDSPOTLIGHTMONTH pt1

I seem to have missed a whole month here but to be honest there are far more important things on my mind at the moment and I’m sure yours.

I have been highlighting some SoundCloud pages on twitter and thought it would be good to post them here too. As usual no preferences and literally just random…




Martyna Poznańska
London/Berlin












8 TRACK

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 .

Happy Listening.

eggshell
Suzanne Bedlam et les Herbes Folles
France

furiosa aa
https://soundcloud.com/ortie03/tracks

diy, electronic, experimental,noise


Taxidermia for Solo Cello and Electronics
Katarina Gryvul
Ukraine

https://katarinagryvul.bandcamp.com/

electroacoustique, electronic, experimental, ambient, avant-pop, cello, classical contemporary, ethereal vocals,experimental electronic


Wanna SEE
Itta
Korea

Experimental, shamanic, drone, ambient, psychedelic pop


Breadwoman and Other Tales
Anna Homler and Steve Moshier
USA

http://www.rebeccalee.info/

Experimental drone, electronic music, improv, sampling  sound art,sound collage, turntablism


To Vo
Excerpt by Luong Hue Trinh
Viet Nam

http://www.luonghuetrinh.com/

Electroacoustic


Isama Noko
Isabel Nogueira and Maia Koenig
Brazil / Argentina

http://isabelnogueira.com.br/

https://maiakoenig.bandcamp.com/music

Alternative, electronic, experimental, chiptune, noise


Eva Van Deuren aka
Orphan Fairytale
Belgium

Self made electronics, toy instruments, cassette loops, small keyboards

Reblog – Nyokabi Kariũki ~ peace places: kenyan memories — a closer listen

The first major release from Kenyan sound artist Nyokabi Kariũki follows a beguilng pair of videos and a number of works for everything from choir to marimba trio.  peace places: kenyan memories is not only a reflection on her home, but on all homes, echoing the writings of Pico Iyer.  Travel restrictions locked her in Maryland, unable […]

Nyokabi Kariũki ~ peace places: kenyan memories — a closer listen

#ROLEMODELS

Here is the video I mentioned in my Instagram post