This is not totally different for me but last month I accepted the challenge, like many others, to listen to and write short notes on an album a day during February 2016. I thought I would post up these here as part of my Todays Discovery theme.
Not in any order of preference here are the first 5 –
GROUPER – RUINS
VALENTINA VILLARROEL – ALKUN
Rhythmic electroacoustic / field recordings with a sense of place and culture.
KLARA LEWIS – ETT
Glitch DJing disparate sounds into a cohesive soundscape
ARS SONOR – TRANSIENT / ETERNAL
Awakening drone…Space with a barbed wire edge
SEA CHANGE – BREAKAGE
One to watch in 2016 –
SYRPHE has a new website with articles, gig lists and this piece –
Feminism in electronic and experimental music, the failure of most Westerners.
Interesting perspective here and a wonderful insight into what artists are creating in other parts of the World, namely Africa and Asia. I have cited Syrphe on many occasions as a site that tirelessly promotes the creativity of artists in the electronic and experimental fields and the original playlists that I had on 8Tracks were based on the discoveries that I came across via Syrphe. The 8Track playlists I am in the middle of replicating on SoundCloud but this exhaustive list will add to the roster of artists I have linked with from not only Africa and Asia but also South America.
Finally, I recommend you read this article and discover for yourself. It’s great that there is an index of many of the under represented artists as well as the more known.
Here is a recommendation from last year but it still stands –
Todays recommendation from the Syrphe label is this wonderful sampler of Far East Asian experimental electronic artists and I shall be discovering more in the coming season but in the meantime –
Feminatronic has been putting together playlists for some time on different platforms. At first, I used the 8Track format but with the recent changes on that platform, I found that I couldn’t continue to put together the eclectic and wideranging playlists any more. Unfortunately, I had to close that account.
Over the past weeks I have been replicating and creating new playlists directly on Soundcloud. I post these each Monday on Twitter and Facebook, where they are pinned for the week. Here is this weeks playlist inspired by a message I received from the artist Alma Laprida, who provided me with a great list of South American electronic musicians. There is a rich heritage of electronic music creation in that part of the world and this is the first part of my exploration. More to come soon.
Really interesting interview here
POSKOD.SG – 2 Jun 2012
This is a slightly revised version of a post from earlier this year.
Feminatronic is focussing on Noise music in all its variants.
Here is the most recent playlist that demonstrates some of the huge variety of sound and genres ( but there are many more) that I will be exploring.
Having a focus on the Theremin on all platforms this week so I am reposting some old and new posts this weekend starting with this –
Rockmore was without peer as a performer in the early decades of the instrument’s use. While many listeners have heard the theremin played poorly or used mostly as a spooky special-effects device, Rockmore used it to perform classical works. Under her control, the theremin sounded like a blend of the cello, violin and human voice.
THE NADIA REISENBERG AND CLARA ROCKMORE FOUNDATION
This is the review –
Various Artists – Italian experimental underground 015 survey – volume II.
Courtesy to Yeah I Know it Sucks for this find.
As always, the review is quirky and to the point, which is refreshing and led me to these explorations into experimental electronic music, with some familiar names and some I am going to look up.
Here are a couple of artists on other compilations that you may be interested in –