Focus – A Closer Listen – The women of pan y rosa discos

 

This warms my heart. –
” The percentage of women on the pan y rosa discos label is equal to the percentage of women in the world. This makes the label a true find: their dedication is impeccable, their selection superb. Stay tuned as the next release is never far away.”

 

a closer listen

Many labels make an effort to raise the profile of female electronic musicians, but pan y rosa discos goes all out.  Of their fifteen releases so far this year, eight are by women.  Their music demonstrates an incredible variety of styles and is drawn from a wide variety of countries.  Incredibly, all of the downloads are free!  Our respect for label head Keith Helt continues unabated as quality music comes our way multiple times each month.

When listening to the first few seconds of attractive synthesis by Latvia’s Līga Smirnova, one thinks, “oh, it’s just another club-based synth track.”  But listen just a little longer, and all preconceptions will be destroyed.  The five-part piece eradicates all traces of club culture on its way to becoming a thick, drone-based suite.  Part two alone begins like a cyclone and ends like a forest fire.  By the fourth segment, the cycle has…

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Review – Emily A. Sprague – Water Memory — Yeah I Know It Sucks

 

 

Artist: Emily A. Sprague Title: Water Memory Keywords: ambient ambient eurorack minimal modular synthesizer natural New York I woke up at four in the morning to hear a collection of pretty birds singing and chatting in front of my open window. To thank them for their beautiful sounds of peace I decided to return them […]

via Emily A. Sprague – Water Memory — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Reblog – Decaycast Reviews: MARLO EGGPLANT “head​/​rush​(​ed)” (Vaux Flores, 2018) — D E C A Y C A S T

 

 

Decaycast Reviews: MARLO EGGPLANT “head​/​rush​(​ed)” (Vaux Flores, 2018) by Dr. Decaycast Momentus sound artist, label head of Corpus Callosum Distro, longtime noise queen, and curator and founder of the legendary Ladyz In Noyz compilation series, UK based Marlo Eggplant offers her newest work via Travis Johns VAUX FLORES imprint (who also happen to make […]

via Decaycast Reviews: MARLO EGGPLANT “head​/​rush​(​ed)” (Vaux Flores, 2018) — D E C A Y C A S T

Listening to….

‘Metal Aether’
by Lea Bertucci

‘Metal Aether’ continues to explore Lea’s acute interest in the nature of acoustics and the harmonic accumulation of sound,……

Overview and thoughts here – on lea bertucci’s metal aether, out via nna via The Hum Blog

Maria W. Horn: Excitation – Frustration – Excitation

The title expresses everything in a good way..

 

We need no swords

HornConditional cassette / DL

Less shot through the head with a diamond bullet than being walloped repeatedly with a crystal hammer, Maria W. Horn’s ‘Excitation – Frustration – Excitation’ matches elegance with brutality in admirably brain-wrenching fashion. Tough kickdrums and serrated noise jags serve the pain, their unquiet digital gristle occasionally recalling Ben Frost at his glowering best. The title track is a fine example, its percussion stomping holes in the space time continuum through which pour gibbering waves of sleety, saturated howl.

Despite all that slurry, Horn’s compositions have a stony grandeur that impress as much as they terrify. Rapid-fire squelches, carousel synths and silky keystroke jabs lift things from the abyss, their textures nodding towards the disco, even if Horn keeps things awkward and arrhythmic. The clubby bleeps of ‘Voluntary Auto Intoxication’ sparkle in the spluttering backdrop like gemstones set into a cliff-face, while the steely, D&B-tastic tessellations…

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Review Reblog – Marlo Eggplant – Delayed

I was listening to this, this morning as part of my twitter thread of 2017 releases ( which you can see via the twitter feed here) and here it is, Today’s Discovery…

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Marlo Eggplant
Title: Delayed
Keywords: experimental ambient electronic avant-garde drone noise Leeds
Label: orpus callosum distro

Delayed might be consisting of just two tracks, they are of such a allure that they might be the missing elements that you need in order to make your life complete. Maybe not, but let’s pretend just to make this write-up slightly more important. At first Delayed gives us the right crackle to give you a reason to shudder for a bit. It might give you the impression of a sweet hum and a attempt to growl quietly, but when the time is ready; you might raise a few neck-hairs when she plugs at specific places a few shockwaves of noise. With this the artist might warn you for what Delayed might give you on a later moment in time. But not too quick as Marlo Eggplant wants to trick her listeners into…

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Review Reblog – JASSS ~ Weightless

Also , good to see this release on the ACL 2017 Top Ten Electronic list : )

a closer listen

JASSS (Silvia Jiménez Alvarez) is yet another artist pushing music forward with a debut album.  We’re publishing this review a full month early to give our European readers the chance to check her out at the Atonal Festival (Stage Null, 1:00 a.m. Friday) and to disagree with her exclusion from FACT’s Seven acts you won’t want to miss.  FACT, we love you, but we’d put her in the top five.  Still, maybe you haven’t heard this album yet, in which case we forgive you.

Some of us have been waiting a long time for a new infusion of life in the industrial genre (which by any other name would still sound as sweet).  This year, it’s arrived with a vengeance in the form of artists such as Pan Daijing, Pact Infernal and Belief Defect (all playing Atonal!).  Apparently the playbook is gone, and these artists are playing by their…

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