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Here are a couple of releases that really caught my ear when on a journey into sound art.

Obviously this influential piece …

7704A – Tiger Balm
by Annea Lockwood

Experimental, chants, folk, meditation, traditional…and cat purring

“Each piece is concerned with evoking a force-sound, making this force/energy materialize and become quite clear to all there. The players then can’t just simply ‘learn to play’ my pieces, They’ll find themselves going through a training course to discover what is meant by sounds and their energy. To discover how to transcend through themselves. To learn the fine edge of sound as a destructive or misapplied force (un-perceived tone perhaps) and sound as transformer or as something wholeness making.”


Secondly this beautiful strangeness to the ear which is on my Christmas list –

Realm
by Realistic Monk (Carl Stone & Miki Yui)

Abstract, electronic, experimental.

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Ethereal dark undercurrents –

KOMA
by Ekin Fil
Ambient, atmospheric, experimental, electronic, lofi, meditation, soundscape

Released May 3, 2019

#Rolemodels – Daria Semegen

An occasional series where I try and shine a little light on some of the women at the forefront of electronic music who I think should have more acknowledgement.

Daria Semegen

Daria Semegen (b. 1946) is a composer of instrumental, vocal and electronic music. She is a recognized authority on electronic music composition.

This article in New Music USA set me on a journey to find out more –

Daria Semegen: So Many Awareness Pixels Going On at the Same Time

Here’s a great podcast interview I enjoyed listening to from More from Art + Music + Technology with Darwin Grosse

 

 

 

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CosmoTengri
by Angelina Yershova

Electronic, dark ambient, experimental electronic, indie folk, modern classic, piano, drone, postmodern.

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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Release date: April 1, 2019

Mis ojos arden en el espacio ciego was inspired by the poem called The Awake Monologue (in Spanish Monólogo del Despierto) written by the Mexican poet, translator and journalist, Margarita Michelena. The songs correspond to fragments of the poem. It is a musical interpretation of the ideas that Michelena portrayed, described and reflected on about sleep and dreams, life and death as well as music.

Free Download on PYR here

Todas

Todas Las Anteriores – Piaka Roela & Libertad Figueroa Mexican ensemble of sound improvisation and experimentation with electronic media

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