Category Archives: Introducing

reblog – Moralix – 禅 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: MoralixTitle:禅Keywords:electronic ambient drone drone ambient experimental meditation vaporambient vapordrone vaporwave CopenhagenLabel: Fireflower foundation 禅 by Moralix has the power to make it seem as if the concept of all that you see and feel had been all a bit of nonsense. Somehow by showing us a picture perfect church with cling clong bells at first sight has a lot to do with this unexplainable […]

Moralix – 禅 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

electronic, ambient drone, drone ambient, experimental, meditation, vaporambient, vapordrone, vaporwave

Moralix is an experimental drone/noise project founded by Seffi Starshine in 2004 and consists mostly of processed field recordings and other lo-fi experiments.

REBLOG – Francesca Heart – Ianassa Alga Miraggio — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Francesca HeartTitle: Ianassa Alga MiraggioKeywords: experimental ambient drone electronic new age vaporwave FairfaxLabel: ingrown records Francesca Heart lets us dive in the music with our beautiful bathing costumes, properly decorated with a designed pattern of colorful flowers and starfishes. Oh we feel so delighted as the music twinkles around our healthy body lines, how […]

Francesca Heart – Ianassa Alga Miraggio — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Another ‘find’ from YIKIS and a lovely Sunday afternoon listen. Reposting some YIKIS posts here as they have an interesting take on sounds, as well as a platform that actually supports artists that would never get a lot of attention otherwise. I’m all for that : )

Ianassa Alga Miraggio
by Francesca Heart

experimental, ambient, drone, electronic, new age, vaporwave

LISTENING TO…

Due Matte
by Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro

Experimental, uk underground music, concrete, tropical, tropical concrete

“Two of the most important artists of UK underground music: Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, Vanishing Twins, etc) and Marlene Ribeiro (Gnod, Negrabranca) were invited to contribute to Hysteria, an artistic residency in Porto 2019. “Due Matte” is the fruit of it: an interaction game between styles and sounds, mesmeric in its echoes of distant landscapes and enveloping in its spatiality.
A music exercise in “tropical concrete”.

Around the world in 8tracks

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes

In March 2020, TQ zine ( tqzine.blogspot.com/ ) put out a call for music related things for an upcoming special edition in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. I thought it might be a good chance to get the word out there to a wider audience that there are many female identifying artists creating ” left field, NAU – No Audience Underground “music. To be honest, some of us have had no audience at all and is one of the original reasons why I began Feminatronic 8 years ago.

That aside, I decided to take one of the playlist themes I use here and create an 8Track list with links to tracks and artists based on my then recent listening, from some of the Covid -19 hit countries around the world. Of course, we all know that now in September 2020, this list could be so much larger and would probably include everyone I follow here. In lieu of that here’s the link to who I am following on Soundcloud, which I add to regularly – https://soundcloud.com/feminatronic/following

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 this playlist are Poulomi Desai (UK / India), _blank [also known by human alias: Blanca Rego] (Spain ), Marta Zapparoli (Italy / Germany), Lương Huệ Trinh (Viet Nam), Todas Las Anteriores (Mexico / USA ), Laughing Ears (China ), Ch. Webster (France ) and Yuko Araki(Japan).

As a final note, I was asked if I would continue to contribute 8Track playlists to TQ for both publication and online and agreed to do it. The playlists are primarily but not wholly electronic artists, as I listen to so much that doesn’t quite fit the genre. I do try and include as much as I can on Feminatronic but some things stretch the general criterias I work to. This is where creating my 8Track choices for TQ has been liberating, because there I can include these artists and sounds, although I am sticking with two general rules. Firstly, to focus on artists that create music who mostly, but not exclusively, just happen to identify as female. Secondly, my listening suggestions fit loosely into the NAU soundworld, although there may be some leeway with this, but I think it’s always good to expand your listening horizons.

Spotlight On…

Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey

Sound Artist, DJ, Sound Play

” uses field recordings and found sounds and are inspired by ideas and reflections on silence and absence, architectural urban spaces, and feminist activism. Her electroacoustic compositions are created for a variety of forms, including multichannel and mixed media installations, moving image soundtracks, live performance and dance ”

Ain Bailey

British Music Collection 


Dr Norah Lorway

Dr Norah Lorway

Lecturer, Researcher, live Coding, drones and beats

Music on the xylem record label

norah lorway


Anna Xambo

Anna Xambo, PhD
” Senior Lecturer at DMU. Experimental electronic music maker. Co-Founder of WoNoMute at NTNU. Co-Founder of online records label Carpal Tunnel.”

pyr247 – H2RI  Generated music using her self-built tool MIRLC

 

 

Anna Xambó

 

 

 

Listening to…

Sans Nom Ni Forme by Clara de Asis

Experimental modern minimalist composition

Spotlight On…

Cecile Babiole

Cecile Babiole

” …visual and audio arts through installations and performances that investigate digital medias with irony”

Cecile Babiole


Clara de Asis

Clara de Asis

“…electroacoustics and minimal approaches to sound….highlights simplicity, non-intervention and active listening”

 

Clara de Asís


Alexandra Cardenas

Alexandra Cardenas

Composer/Programmer/Improviser/Live Coder

tiemposdelruido

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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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 .

bml3

 

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