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Reblog – ICYMI – The Theremin’s Voice: Amplifying the Inaudibility of Whiteness through an Early Interracial Electronic Music Collaboration — Sounding Out!

On an October evening in 1934, Clara Rockmore made her debut performance with the theremin, a then-new electronic instrument played without touch, in New York City’s historic Town Hall. Attended by critics from every major newspaper in the city, the performance not only marked the beginning of Rockmore’s illustrious career as a thereminist, it also […]

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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 😊
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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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Reblog – Geelriandre/Arthesis by Éliane Radigue – ToneShift

Lovely read on the bus ☺️ Reblog courtesy of ToneShift.

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Important Records (LP)

Released tomorrow, this welcome reissue is the first vinyl pressing (1000 ltd ed; black + clear) of this work by the lauded French composer Éliane Radigue which was originally recorded back in 1972-73 (previously released in 2011 by Senufo Editions on CD). They have put each singular, lengthy composition on one side, giving these works the space and grooves they require to open up like a fine wine. Radigue will be 87 years old this month, so this treatment is a warranted tribute to her legendary career as a composer of delicate, complex work that truly stands alone.

Geelriandre is breathtaking from the very first note, “realized on an ARP 2500 synthesizer in 1972, featuring Gérard Fremy on prepared piano, for whom the piece was originally composed.” It moves slowly, with a hyper slow, breathless motion. The piano is styled in…

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Review Reblog – Sabiwa – 輪 迴

 

 

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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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Reblog – Interview: Me, Claudius – Good Diz, Bad Bird

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We need no swords

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When Me, Claudius released their debut tape, ‘Reasons for Balloons‘, back in January 2017, it wasn’t the fact that it appeared seemingly out of nowhere that blew my mind. In the global weirdo underground, you expect unfamiliar artists to bubble up pretty much all the time. No, the thing that stopped me in my tracks was that the distinctive Me, Claudius aesthetic seemed to arrive full-formed. ‘Reasons for Balloons’ mixed the open-ended, enigmatic tactility of more established players – I’m thinking of Matthew Revert and Vanessa Rossetto’s great release on Erstwhile from earlier this year or some of the stuff on Caduc in particular – with a homespun, rough-edged feel, resulting in a worldview that was wholly unique. The mystery of who was behind the Me, Claudius moniker only added to its lo-fi charm.

A year later, ‘Back To The Sweat-Out Tower

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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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Reblog – Kkwaenggwari and Bambusoides by Ji Youn Kang — Between Air and Electricity

Ji Youn Kang performing on Kkwaenggwari and Bambusoides. © Nina Mik Heartography & Branislav GrebečíJi Youn Kang (aka KANG) searches for set-ups that combine acoustic, analogue and digital instruments and devices. Her works with the Korean gong kkwaenggwari and self-built bamboo instruments are intriguing examples of such amalgams. The kkwaenggwari is a small hand-held gong made out…

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