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Review Reblog – Angelina Yershova ~ CosmoTengri

This has been on my listening list since I read this review, thank you A Closer Listen.

a closer listen

We all have some idea of what the words “shamanistic” and “ritual” mean in the context of music, and in general they’re associated to clear-cut rhythms and repetitive structures thanks to certain historical connections with the African diaspora. But Angelina Yershova comes from a context where those words translate into practices different from those ecstatic meditations many of us have come to identify as ritualistic. CosmoTengri is a collage of “cosmos” and “Tengri”, which is the ancient Turkic/Mongolian word for a deity, the “Blue Eternal Heaven”. As if the sky wasn’t enough, the fusion of the words has a universal aim, emphasizing the sheer vastness of a world that the self-mythologization of reason has endeavored to expropriate, to take all it can without ever giving back. Constantly referring to nature via track titles, the album leads the listener towards environmental communion through a different path to those that entail a…

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Review Reblog – Seffi Starshine – Goddess of the Calm Waters — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Seffi Starshine Title: Goddess of the Calm Waters Keywords: dark drone ambient electronic ambient dark ambient dark drone drone drone ambient drone dark ambient experimental edm vaporwave witchwave Portland Label: Girly Girl Musik To battle the kind drunkenness of too much dangerous Belgian beers I went into a wonderful land created by Seffi Starshine. […]

via Seffi Starshine – Goddess of the Calm Waters — Yeah I Know It Sucks

 

“Something that comes at us from a different dimension, one way bigger than life, like an enigmatic untouched force that covers our entire hearing range completely, embracing everyone like a miraculous motherly force that feels protective and gentle at the same time”….Beautifully said.

Review reblog – tendencyitis – AA0020 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: tendencyitis Title: AA0020 Keywords: electronic feedback mixer music noise sounds techno Copenhagen Label: FLUF Listen to the eccentric machines of tendencyitis go and do their thing when nobody is watching. They simply come to life just as the toys in that toy story movie, but than of course without the cheesy Disney vibrations. No, […]

via tendencyitis – AA0020 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

 

 

A little behind at the moment so just catching up…

 

Review Reblog – Viv Corringham: Until I Learn the Language of Vegetable Mineral — We need no swords

“Using minimalist backings comprised of field recordings or her own looped or multitrackedvoice, these short pieces feel like bizarre diary entries brought to life- unusual and affecting.

OR….

 

Ghost choirs, folk traces.

via Viv Corringham: Until I Learn the Language of Vegetable Mineral — We need no swords

Reblog – Hidden Gems: Various Artists, “Rien Ni Personne—A French Compilation” — Bandcamp Daily

ICYMI…

 

 

An overwhelming, glorious survey of the French experimental underground.

via Hidden Gems: Various Artists, “Rien Ni Personne—A French Compilation” — Bandcamp Daily

Review Reblog – Ana Roxanne ~ ~~~

This is just perfect for this evening….thanks to A Closer Listen

a closer listen

a1587750761_16Southeast Asian musician Ana Roxanne was born and raised in the Bay Area of LA. Her love of music began at an early age, initially through her mother’s CD collection of 80’s and 90’s R&B divas. She was raised in the Catholic Church and was soon a regular in the choir. Like a sweet offering of incense, Ana’s sublime voice rises up.

For Ana, singing is a lifelong passion. She began studying jazz and classical music, which led to her touring and performing in old cathedrals, whose lofty arches promote the ascension of tones, and where deep quietude only helps to heighten the power of the music. With its heart of sacredness, stillness, and purity, choral music goes hand-in-hand with ambient. And this stillness can be found in ~~~.

A near death experience also helped to forge a long-lasting connection between music and spirituality. Ana is more than willing…

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Review Reblog – Snowdrops – Manta Ray (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Two beautiful releases for tonight beginning with this…

Snowdrops

https://gizehrecords.bandcamp.com/album/manta-ray-original-motion-picture-soundtrack

 

 

Aural Aggravation

Gizeh Records – 15th March 2019

has graced the virtual pages of Aural Aggravation on a number of occasions, and has been on my radar for a while. Here, she comprises one half of newly-founded Snowdrops, a France-based keyboard duo formed with Mathieu Gabry.

With Yann Tiersen, Tindersticks, Foudre!… as resumé namedrops, the pair have pedigree. Snowdrops is a soundtrack work, composed for Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s film of the same name, which has won several awards including Best Film in the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival.

The press release explains that ‘the Thai film trains a poetic look at the void of humanity through the story of two men, a Thai fisherman with peroxide blonde hair and a nameless stranger stuck in a foreign land and supposed to be a Rohingya of Myanmar, whose continuing persecution is constituting one of the biggest human rights scandals of our time’. And…

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