Category Archives: Introducing

NEW RELEASES 17/01/23

Things are not going well here in real life, so posts are a bit hit and miss but here are some of the new releases that I’ve come across for the past couple of weeks.

Sounding good : )

alternative


technology, voice, languages, field recording


ambient, electronic, background music, drone, electronic, electronica, ethereal, meditation, meditative, minimal ambient, soundscape, spacemusic,


electronic, experimental, ambient, soundtrack


experimental, ambient, avant-garde, drone, drone ambient, experimental, noise

THESE HAVE BEEN RELEASED THIS YEAR #4

Phew, so many great releases this year…

ambient, experimental, electronic, field recordings, musique concrète, soundscapes


electronic, therapeutic music, ambient, electronic music, healing, healing music, synth, therapeutic


electronic, abstract avant-garde dance experimental, electronic, techno


experimental


electronic


experimental, ambient, drone


experimental, avant-garde, composition, drone, horns, strings, tape, woodwind


ambient, experimental, drone, field recording, lowercase


hip hop, jazz, south indian music, world, ambient, beats, dance, electronic, experimental, instrumental, production


electronic, experimental,idm, ambient, dark, meditative, minimal


experimental, acousmatic, electroacoustic, electronic, experimental, musique concrète


ambient, ambience, ambient electronic, background music, drone, electronica, ethereal, meditation, meditative, minimal, ambient, soundscape, spacemusic


electronic, experimental, ambient, dark, ambient, drone, minimal, noise, synths, techno


experimental, shamanic, drone, ambient, psychedelic, pop


experimental, persistent, repetitive, sound art

THESE HAVE BEEN RELEASED THIS YEAR #3

Here is the third part of my year in listening concentrating on releases from 2022. As ever, no positions, favourites, best of…. that, dear listeners and followers is for you to decide.

electronic, shamanic, electroacoustic, electronica, esoteric, experimental, powerful, psychedelic, ritual, techno, transcendental


electronic pioneer


experimental, avant-garde, contemporary, contemporary, classical, electroacoustic


experimental, aleatoric, ambient, drone, electroacoustic, electronic, field recording, modular synth, synth


experimental, electroacoustic, field recording, field recordings, musique concrete, sound art


experimental, ambient, avant-garde, cello, classical, electronic, experimental, field recordings, improvisation, neo-futurist, pop


experimental, acousmatic, ambisonics, binaural, electroacoustic, experimental, electronic


experimental, experimental electronic


experimental, electro-acoustic, electronic, improv, sound art


ambient, electro, electronic, experimental, glitch, pop, techno


experimental, ambient, drone, electronic, industrial, noise


electronic, experimental, cellphone, databending, experimental, field recordings, glitch, hex, noise, reaper


experimental, avant-garde, elektron, fm, glitchy, idm, live pa


sequencers, berlin school, ambient electronic, electronic, progressive, synth, synthesizers

THESE HAVE BEEN RELEASED THIS YEAR #2

Despite it being a very difficult year for many, there certainly hasn’t been a paucity of music being released. Maybe out of adversity, great art is produced?

Here is the second part of my year in listening concentrating on releases from 2022. As ever, no positions, favourites, best of…. that, dear listeners and followers is for you to decide.

devotional, ambient, deep listening, electroacoustic, experimental, field recordings, folk, improvisation, sound collage


electronic, dark, experimental, electronic, female vocals, synth, techno


experimental, ambient, ambientelectronic, country, rock, fieldrecordings, soundtrack, spoken word, poetry, world fusion


electronic, experimental, postclub, samples, soundart, synths


edm, electronic, chill, chillwave, dance, trap


experimental, acousmatic, electroacoustic, electronic, experimental, musique concrète, rerelease


experimental, ambient, avantgarde, drone, experimental, noise


electroacoustic, experimental, musique concrète,


experimental, compilation, deep listening, dronemusic, noise, soundart


classical, electronic, experimental, kenyan, avant-garde, classical contemporary, composer, electronic,


club, drum & bass, electronic, jungle, swana, techno, ambient, club house, techno, New York

THESE HAVE BEEN RELEASED THIS YEAR pt1

Well, it’s coming towards the end of 2022, and this is the time that many of us will sit and look back and wonder where it all went.

I used to do a thing called I Don’t Do Lists, but someone pointed out that technically they were, even though I have never had placings, best of, worst etc, so this year I am just putting out my end of year listening’s from 2022.

As ever, no positions, favourites, best of…. that, dear listeners and followers is for you to decide.

Here are a few from the beginning of the year.

electronic japan kyoto ambient field recordings healing industrial noise ambient seawave soundscape techno


alternative avant-garde industrial modular synth modular synthesizer new wave obscure electronics strange Japan


experimental ambient electroacoustic experimental electronic field recording minimal sound art Sydney


electronic electronic experimental industrial opera pan daijing performance soundtrack tate tissues vocal Berlin


electronic electronic listening music dub techno Ely


electronic experimental neo-soul ambient de colonial drone healing sound industrial liberation new age noise queer electronic Oakland


experimental noise electro electronic techno London


electronic experimental soundtrack music ambient electroacoustic experimental experimental electronic musique concrete orchestral video game music Oslo


electronic Uppsala


experimental idm oberpöbel acoustic ecology ambient electroacoustic electronic environment field recordings non-activity silence soundscape storytelling water Czech Republic


ambient computer music max msp sine waves Oakland


dark trap electronic experimental dark ambient dark electronic sci-fi techno tribal witch house Illinois

PLAYLIST #198 – S IS FOR pt2

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
To make sure that I’m giving space for as many artists as possible and to try and discover new ones, I’m trying to make playlists of artists alphabetically throughout the year on all platforms.
Here is the letter S but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. I’m sure that I will have to make another.


As with all the playlists there are no preferences. 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 Playlit #198 are Alice Shields, Nichola Scrutton, SONAMB, Swan Meat, Les Femmes Savantes, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Sunmoonstar, Silentaria, Alexandra Spence, Sky High Diamonds ,salama, Sandunes, Sarah Schachner, SOMA, annAStereo, Mene Savasta, Ola Saad, Sternenmaschinebine, E.Lynn.S, STRUCTURE, SaarSew, Sound Awakener, sadfem, Strie, Sister Sai, Tomoko Sauvage.

LISTENING TO

Aleksandra S​ł​yż – Human Glory
by Pointless Geometry

alternative, electronic, experimental, ambient, avant garde, contemporary, drone, improvisation, noise, tape

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.