Review Reblog – Wetwe Feat. Tatyana Kalmykova – Okoloreki

It’s been a strange few weeks and I haven’t been able to keep up with things here but I’m kicking myself that I missed this…It is a wondrous thing to listen to…

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Wetwe Feat. Tatyana Kalmykova
Title: Okoloreki
Keywords: electronic experimental abstract ambient bass music downtempo drone folk modern classical russian folklor techno Moscow

I don’t know much about this music as I evidently avoided all the information that came with it as it appeared through our illustrious request form, but from my own ears and mind I could make up that this was a bit of a holistic revelation in sound ways. It was a calming one, that featured the prominent voice of a certain Tatyana Kalmykova that seemed to sing among the walls of ruins, or perhaps a still standing church with great acoustics. Sometimes her voice gets bounced into a room in which it still feels warm, yet the acoustics feel flat, a bit as if the bigness gets suddenly beamed through some old time radio.

But it’s not all about Tatyana Kalmykova’s voice, it’s also pretty much…

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Article Reblog – Out of Sync: Gendered Location Sound Work in Bollywood

Sounding Out! is a definite recommend from me. It never ceases to amaze me how long term issues such as gender and class, amongst others, are covered in engaging, intelligent and interesting ways and this series is a welcome addition to their huge collection of writings, articles and ‘food for thought’.

Sounding Out!

co-edited by Praseeda Gopinath and Monika Mehta

Our listening practices are discursively constructed. In the sonic landscape of India, in particular, the way in which we listen and what we hear are often normative, produced within hegemonic discourses of gender, class, caste, region, and sexuality. . . This forum, Gendered Soundscapes of India, offers snapshots of sound at sites of trans/national production, marketing, filmic and musical texts. Complementing these posts, the accompanying photographs offer glimpses of gendered community formation, homosociality, the pervasiveness of sound technology in India, and the discordant stratified soundscapes of the city. This series opens up for us the question of other contexts in India where sound, gender, and technology might intersect, but, more broadly, it demands that we consider how sound exists differently in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Afghanistan. How might we imagine a sonic framework and South Asia from these…

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Review Reblog – Heejin Jang – Trouble in the Camp

I came across Heejin Jang – Binary Breath via YIKIS last year and was interested to hear this new release. On listening, it’s excoriating…but in a good way.

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Heejin Jang
Title: Trouble in the Camp
Keywords:electronic experimental avant-garde experimental indie rock noise psychedelic rock synth United States
Label: Doom Trip

Unleashed on the special day of spookiness, the one that people named ‘Halloween’ are the fearful sounding spooky sounds from ‘Trouble in the Camp’ by Heejin Jang. It is best to hear it in complete darkness with the sound up loud and yourself hiding underneath a blanket of comfort. This music will bring out the shimmering demons of the night, the creepy crawlers & the audio ghouls that hammer their wooden sticks of magic in fierce-full depths, ready to haunt you for some poisoned candy.

Some of them come across cold and slimy, as if the ghosts of the many snails you have stepped on all throughout your life had now come to scare the hell out of you for a good old-time case of revenge…

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Review Reblog – Album of the Day: Colleen, “A flame my love, a frequency” — Bandcamp Daily

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In a world of horror, multi-instrumentalist Colleen’s loops, layers, and prose-poem lyrics feel medicinal.

via Album of the Day: Colleen, “A flame my love, a frequency” — Bandcamp Daily

Reblog – Pioneer Spirits: New media representations of women in electronic music history

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“Pioneer Spirits: New media representations of women in electronic music history” is a new important article by Frances Morgan in the current issue of Organised Sound, Vol. 22, Issue 2 (Alternative Histories of Electroacoustic Music) August 2017, pp. 238-249.

Teresa Rampazzi is numbered amongst those composers previously “either ignored or thought to be marginal […]. Some media representations of the female electronic musician raise concerns for feminist scholars of electronic music history. Following the work of Tara Rodgers, Sally MacArthur and others, [Frances Morgan considers] some new media representations of electronic music’s female ‘pioneers’, situate them in relation to both feminist musicology and media studies, and propose readings from digital humanities that might be used to examine and critique them”.

You can read the complete abstract here.

Frances Morgan is Deputy Editor of The Wire, former editor of plan b magazine, writes the Soundings column for Sight & Sound…

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Reblog – LCNL 085: Your Grace Adrianna Natalie presents Another Side

…and not so quiet start to the week but has led to my Today’s Discovery – The Unseen Shadows (ALRN069)
by Your Grace Adrianna Natalie

 

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Over the years we’ve featured several mixes from the Alrealon Musique. This mix comes courtesy of Your Grace Adrianna Natalie, the most recent artist to join the label. Her debut EP The Unseen Shadows was released last November, showcasing her penchant for unconventional techno and dark moods. This mix weaves her own tracks in with kindred spirits (Regis, Dasha Rush, and Orphx), fellow New Yorkers (Chanski), sacred ancestors (Throbbing Gristle) and more. (Joseph Sannicandro)

Download/listen at Soundcloud (at least for now…)

MINI-INTERVIEW

Please introduce yourself.

I was born and raised in New York, in The Bronx.

I am currently living in Jersey City, but spend most of my time in NYC for work and Brooklyn for technoing with my techno sisters and brothers. Lately, I’ve been spending lots of time in my studio, playing with my sexy toys.

Growing up music was my best friend, its what…

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Reblog – Electronic music in 1937: a promotional 78 rpm record for the Ondes Martenot

A little bit of history.I just came across this wonderful old recording of the many sounds of one of the early electronic instruments, the Ondes Martenot.

 

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A promotional 78 rpm record for the Ondes Martenot released during The Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne held in Paris in 1937. Transfer by Claude Fihman.

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