Category Archives: Introducing


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 : )


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


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, 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


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


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


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.


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

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


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.


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)

“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.