Category Archives: Reblog

REBLOG – SP* Episode 24: KAKAPHONY – with Maria Chavez [podcast] — a closer listen

Maria Chavez is a pioneer of Abstract Turntablism, a self-described practice she developed under the guidance of Pauline Oliveros‘ Deep Listening. Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Houston, she cut her teeth as a DJ spinning techno and drum & bass, but the male chauvinism of that scene roused her to experiment further with […]

SP* Episode 24: KAKAPHONY – with Maria Chavez [podcast] — a closer listen

Really worth a click through to read more and listen to Maria Chavez work.

Reblog – Drum & Lace ~ Natura — a closer listen

After a run of acclaimed singles, EPs and film and TV scores (“Dickinson,” “Good Girls,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer”), Drum & Lace (Sofia Hultquist) is finally releasing her debut album.  Natura is confident and catchy, the artist’s vast experience giving her an advantage over most debut appearances. In 2019, we placed the artist’s semi songs in […]

Drum & Lace ~ Natura — a closer listen

Thanks A Closer Listen for the review and my listening today –

Reblog – Nyokabi Kariũki ~ peace places: kenyan memories — a closer listen

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 […]

Nyokabi Kariũki ~ peace places: kenyan memories — a closer listen

Reblog – ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year — a closer listen

And if you can’t find anything on the I Don’t Do Lists , try this collection from A Closer Listen-

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of these were direct responses to the world as it was, while others were simply written […]

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year — a closer listen

REBLOG – ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape — a closer listen

If you still want some listening suggestions, there are some great one’s here –

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best be heard without headphones.  Field recording artists capture these sounds like others do photographs, and […]

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape — a closer listen

Sonae ~ Summer — a closer listen

Summer may not sound like summer, but that’s okay, because the season has just ended in the Northern Hemisphere.  Instead, Sonae‘s album is an ode to a lost summer ~ the summer of 2020 ~ and a warning that future summers may head in the same direction. COVID is nothing compared to climate change, which is the […]

Sonae ~ Summer — a closer listen

Slowly catching up but here’s one that nearly got away but didn’t thanks to ACL : )

REBLOG – Cheryl E. Leonard ~ Schism — a closer listen

Thanks again to A Closer Listen for pointing me towards this weeks longlisten and as always a very eloquent review for a very immersive listen.

“If your home were on fire, what item would you rescue first?”  In 2019, the top answer was the laptop. During the pandemic, we became even more attached to our electronic devices.  It’s hard to imagine getting through our lockdowns without them.  Like many of us, Cheryl E. Leonard spent a lot of time online over the past […]

Cheryl E. Leonard ~ Schism — a closer listen

REBLOG – RARO 13: Ale Hop (Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America) — female:pressure

Source: RARO 13: Ale Hop (Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America)

RARO 13: Ale Hop (Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America) — female:pressure

Full details here, which I will be exploring more in future weeks –

‘Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America’, with pieces from the twentieth century (mainly 60s-80s)’

Tracklisting
Beatriz Ferreyra – Echos (1978)
Hilda Dianda – Después del silencio (1976)
Jacqueline Nova – Creación de la tierra (1972)
Jocy de Oliveira – Wave Song (1981)
Oksana Linde – Mariposas acuáticas (1985)
Vânia Dantas Leite – L’Indien et L’Ovni (1986)
Nelly Moretto – Composición 9b (1966)
Marlene Migliari Fernandes – Espectros Cromáticos (1967)
Graciela Paraskevaídis – Algún sonido de la vida (1993)
Graciela Castillo – Y así era (1982)
Olga Pozzi Escot – Three Poems of Rilke (1959)
Alicia Urreta – Dameros I (1984)

REBLOG – Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy — a closer listen

Sunday reading and one of the best overviews of Yuko Araki’s work –

End Of Trilogy
by Yuko Araki
2021

dark ambient, electronics, noise, noizu

It is common to read about the mind-obliterating qualities of noise and its negative paths towards selfless meditation, but there is another undercurrent in its stark associations with bodily harm and the possibility to access some sort of outside within: a psychic reality that does not flow into oneness, but that violently multiplies every time […]

Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy — a closer listen

REBLOG – Else Marie Pade – Electronic Works 1958-1995 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Else Marie PadeTitle: Electronic Works 1958-1995Keywords: electronic, avant garde, experimental Else Marie Pade brings us on a journey through her electronic works made in 1858 to 1995. I guess we could ask uncle Google to spot out more information about this artist, but let’s be an alternative in the information age and just be […]

Else Marie Pade – Electronic Works 1958-1995 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

As usual a different take on the works of Else Marie Pade but this is one of the best descriptions of her music…

Dangling on the fine line of enjoyment and captivating interest. Things ploink and plink like smooth lines of water drips with enough sparkles to widen up your iris. Things play like electronic breaths that give life to the silence, that shovel around the furniture of vibrating sounds with great expense, leaving you in a state of mind that is equally reached when listening to the soundtrack of a strange movie in which you feel disoriented and yet firmly at home.“…

Yes…Indeed.