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Review Reblog – Thembi Soddell – Love Songs

Listening to –   Love Songs by Thembi Soddell

“….resides in a zone of unrelenting darkness and physical affect.

Working at the nexus of raw emotion, sound design and musique concrete, she creates sound worlds that are effortlessly dense and abyss-like”

 

Aural Aggravation

ROOM40 – RM491 – 12th April 2018

Christopher Nosnibor

It’s not even as much as a distant rumble. It’s barely the sound of air. An uneven hum eventually creeps into the realm of audible perception, but it’s still so quiet as to be questionable: is my mind playing tricks? Am I imagining sound to fill the silence. The whir of the disc in the player is still louder, and stands to the fore because of its higher pitch. But no, the rumble is growing now. I’ve been sitting here for three minutes or more, but now, the sound is upon me, and it’s like an approaching helicopter, thick, beating the air. It reaches a point of sustained crescendo, from whence if continues to grow, from a low roar to an excruciating multi-tonal blitz that fills the room and fills my head. Treble whines and drones above the gut-clenching low-end and…

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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/

Article – Suzanne Ciani: A Lifetime at Electronic Music’s Forefront — Bandcamp Daily

 

 

 

It’s clear from the outset that Ciani was always tireless, but her energy and commitment to artistic excellence has failed to flag.

via Suzanne Ciani: A Lifetime at Electronic Music’s Forefront — Bandcamp Daily

Listening to….

 

” Dabblings…”  from Jessica Grant

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