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Reblog – angelica castello – Silvertone e il sentimento oceanico

This is how it should work. It’s great when hidden gems are picked up by reviewers and it really doesn’t matter how old a release is, good music has longevity 😊
Reblog courtesy of Yeah I Know It Sucks

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: angelica castello
Title: Silvertone e il sentimento oceanico
Keywords: experimental adela del campo angelica castello attila faraveli hanna schimek martin siewert monotype records radio susanna niedermayer tomek mirt urkuma ö1 Vienna

I’m a big fan of this fine website called Feminatronic. Why? Because somehow this personal journey of a website always seem to dig up great artists whose work had never been played into my ears. Today I’m checking out the music by one named Angelica Castello which is one of them that I had never had the privilege to hear or know about before. Which is a shame perhaps, although they say it’s sometimes better late than never, because geez, she had been hypnotizing me instantly with her album over here. The first track on it titled ‘adela aurita’ instantly made me hooked on her sounds, something like a unconventional mingling soundscape that intrigued in all its…

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There Is a Home
Cæcilie Overgaard

Electroacoustic

I came across this gem via ToneShift and seems to express sonically this time of year beautifully.

You can read the review here

Review Reblog – Sabiwa – 輪 迴

 

 

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Sabiwa
Title: 輪 迴
Keywords: experimental idm abstract ambient electronic asian experimental electronic London
Label: CHINABOThttp://www.chinabot.co/

Okay, we have to talk. Or no, let me refrain this; I have to pen up and you just read and accept it for what it is: a little praise for a fantastic album. Yes, you have read it well; a fantastic album. It’s done and created by a artist named Sabiwa who order us not to make any sound ourself and instead listen to her big banging beats, mythologically impressive sounds and futuristic ambiences. She is right, first of all because it sounds so massive that your own sounds would just fade away into nothing, but second of all; it’s just to impressive to be chatted through.

All these goodies on this album seem to be smeared into each other, like good ideas that had become real things in reality. Odd…

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Review Reblog – Intrication by France Jobin

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France Jobin | Intrication
No. (CD/DL)

A stalwart of the microsound scene, France Jobin releases her 9th album on the No. label. Despite her previous association with the most lowercase of sounds, this album sees the Montreal-based artist expand her sound palette considerably. These tracks are noticeably fuller in scale and scope, allowing Jobin to explore wider realms of audio. Of course, her signature sine waves are present in many places here, delicate shards and pings of treble and hiss, but overall this collection embraces a warmer, richer aesthetic and it pays off.

Track titles are mysterious, possibly relating to quantum entanglement, as this heady area of theoretical physics was influential in the construction of Intrication. The first piece, “Ph”, is an epic 15-minute track that begins proceedings in style. Glitched-out half-melodies stutter from speaker to speaker, with high pitched crackles following along the periphery. Thicker…

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Revisiting – An interview with Line Katcho for the album “pulsions” (2015) — K O H L E N S T O F F

 

 

(une version française de cette entrevue ici) Line Katcho works in the fields of acousmatic music, audio visual work and film music. Her primary concerns involve using sound as kinetic matter, representing movement, forces and gestures. Her need for precision is complemented by an experimental approach and a strong interest in perceptual play. She is […]

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OFIELD
by Agathe Max

Experimental, amplified classic-rock violin, electroacoustic.

 

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Degradation Loops
by Jasmine Guffond

Engaging the process of bit crushing, in “Degradation Loops” the sampling rate and bit depth of the audio signal is step by step, gradually, and completely reduced. The algorithmic unraveling of these tracks renders them increasingly discordant and unpredictable as time passes. Using intricate and highly articulate audio loops from an existing authored work, sound gradually becomes noise. Beauty is broken down allowing another type of beauty to emerge.”

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Anne La Berge – Love Suite
from gruntCount – improvised pieces for player and computer by Martin Parker

gruntCount is a computer music system as much as it is a piece of music. Like playing a computer game, the performer steps through a landscape of possibilities that teeter between the scripted and
the surprising. Rather than a joystick interface however, it’s the player’s sounds (or grunts) that move the piece forwards. The order of the settings is decided in advance of a performance but their behaviour has to be coped with in situ. The shifting relationship between player and computer makes it impossible to play in the same way twice.

More information about gruntCount is available at www.tinpark.com.
Martin Parker, September 2013

 

Tissa Mawartyassari’s Harsh Noise Compositions Are Sonic “Ghost Stories” — Bandcamp Daily

 

 

In her slabs of feedback and noise, Mawartyassari—aka Monica Isabel Sanchez—seeks to find beauty in chaos.

via Tissa Mawartyassari’s Harsh Noise Compositions Are Sonic “Ghost Stories” — Bandcamp Daily

Reblog – Troubles by Monique Jean — The Future of Music Today

This is the type of work that will keep you thinking on your toes, scratching your head in observation of the wonderment of velocity and scope of imagination.

 

Monique Jean | Troubles empreintes DIGITALes (CD/DL) Montréal-based composer Monique Jean offers two works on Troubles: T.A.G. (2013) and Out of Joint (2009). This is her third full-length effort with Canadian imprint empreintes DIGITALes, was mastered by Christian Bouchard. Let’s get started with T.A.G. – or (trottoir, asphalte, goudron: sidewalk, asphalt, tar), watch your step […]

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