“…she pushed the boundaries between electronic music, classical music and art in a truly unique way.” – Warp Records
I am absolutely beside myself to hear of the death of Mira Calix. She was one of the rare artists who supported my little venture through the years and for that long distance online connection, I am grateful. Thoughts go out to her family and friends.❤
For a short while I wrote for the No Audience Underground zine TQ
For the past couple of years I put together playlists for the zine to introduce to a wider audience some of the artists that I had listened to since starting my Feminatronic journey. These lists were specific to the zine readership in that the music I selected was deemed to be more challenging, underground , experimental and not always solely female identifying artists. My aim was purely to get a predominantly male readership to consider things maybe outside their comfort zone and mine too.
Due to the natural development of the zine, my article was no longer required and so I thought that I would continue them here, starting with my very first –
My Listening 8 Tracker #1
I’m at the age where I spend a lot of time thinking about the past, some good and some not so good but the simple concept of my listening 8Tracker is based on happy hours of music discovery. In case some of you don’t know, many years ago as a bored teenager a family acquaintance let me use her 8Track. Do you remember them? Huge cartridges that you fed into the front of a large wooden box, and with giant headphones on, you were transported to new sonic realms, in my case it was Roxy Music ‘Stranded’. Taking this simple concept, I thought I would put together an 8 Track of my recent listening of musicians from around the world together with links. These artists create music that fits loosely into the NAU sound (there may be some leeway with this) but I think it’s always good to expand your listening horizons and after all this is my personal listening. Oh, and they mostly also just happen to identify as female, unless otherwise stated ; ) No order. No preferences. Links where available .
eggshell Suzanne Bedlam et les Herbes Folles France
The first major release from Kenyan sound artist Nyokabi Kariũki follows a beguilng pair of videos and a number of works for everything from choir to marimba trio. peace places: kenyan memories is not only a reflection on her home, but on all homes, echoing the writings of Pico Iyer. Travel restrictions locked her in Maryland, unable […]
This year to try and cover as much as is possible for a single person, I am dedicating each month to a specific area of interest or platform and just by chance February is Longlisten month.
Sometimes tracks are just too long for the usual playlist I put together so I decided to put together bite sized playlists for longer tracks. Bite sized in number of artists but not scrimping on the length and quality of the listening : ) Take some time and immerse in the sound waves.
Artists are Leden / Angusdei, Alina Kalancea, Katrine Amsler, Mia Zabelka, Marta De Pascalis, Sophie Delafontaine and Pauline Oliveros.