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XPO 201​-​3
by Les Graciés

Les Graciés (2012-ongoing) is the conjunction of Eric Douglas Porter (Afrikan Sciences) and Gaël Segalen (IhearU), a French – American tandem of sister & brother in sound, a evident and karmic encounter of free spirit music makers, searchers of spectrum and rhythm for distinction in sound, in full sympathy with the unknown.

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Anna Wærum fragment -al
by Anna Wærum

Electronic collage, experimental, fieldrecording, leftfield  or beautiful wistful otherworldly listening.

“In her sound-collages Anna Wærum blurs the boundaries between language, sound and music. From this particular point, a secretive, personal and dreamy sound-scape emerges. According to Anna the collages are made ”out of a wish to examine the moods, stories and poetic qualities which are buried in our aural world, using the everyday sounds I meet in my life. An exploration of the exact moment when a field-recording looses its concrete meaning and becomes something else, something we hear as music”.

The sound-collages are composed of Anna’s private sound archive consisting of phonerecordings made within the last 3-4 years. This archive is continuous and recorded without the purpose of composition, but as diary-recordings of sounds-bits she wants to remember or sample, of thoughts or conversations she wants to revisit.

 

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I have a huge admiration and love of Game Music and this encompasses all the great things about the genre. Good Game Music should be that which you can listen to without a controller…….

I came across this release via the Bandcamp interview with Lene Raine. You can find out more here

High Scores, Celeste

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Black Gate by Kali Malone

Drone, minimalist, experimental.

I came across this via the site Many Many Women, an index of over a 1000 female identifying composers, impovisers and sonic artists.

 

Review Reblog – France Jobin – scènes — Fluid Radio

 

The various interlocking scenes of experimental and ambient music are geographically dispersed but nonetheless close-knit, and the effects of significant events in these genres ripple out far and wide. 285 more words

via France Jobin – scènes — Fluid Radio

 

New review: France Jobin’s “scènes” is a beautiful and moving tribute to her friend Mika Vainio

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Delicious Fish
by Sharon Gal

Experimental, drone, electronic,  vocal, guitar, improv, sound art.

Review Reblog – Sharon Gal: Brilliant Fish

We need no swords

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For those experimental musicians whose remit is the voice, making an explicit connection between the physical apparatus of breath making and its intangible, ethereal products is often a foundational part of the job. The growls, gargles, coos and shrieks of a Phil Minton or Meredith Monk foreground their bodily origins – lungs, throat, diaphragm, mouth – while offering routes through which the human voice can roam free from its usual sociolinguistic constraints. The tension is exacerbated when electronic processing is brought into the mix,  doubling or manipulating this organic source material. Something once thought of as quintessentially human – the voice – is transformed into digitized hybridity.

The work of composer, vocalist and improviser Sharon Gal exemplifies how these opposites – organism and machine, physical and incorporeal – are held in uneasy balance. Gal’s pterodactyl screeches and rutted, throaty gasps channel the satanic chanteuse…

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