Category Archives: Spotlight

PLAYLIST #199 – LONGLISTEN #12

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
Sometimes tracks are just too long for the usual playlist I put together so I decided to put together bite sized playlists for longer tracks.
Bite sized in number of artists but not scrimping on the length and quality of the listening : )
Experiments in sound, where artists have created, in essence, music, pieces, sound and noise that try to go beyond the usual and traditional.
Take some time and immerse in the sound waves.

As with all the playlists, they are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next….follow up on “sounds like”….see who’s following, many artists follow other artists….

Artists are J o Thomas, Justyna Stasiowska, beepblip, Laura Agnusdei, Patricia Bizzotto and Pia Palme.

electronic, ambient, electroacoustic, experimental, longlisten, improv, musique concrete.

NEW YEAR: 10 YEARS

Firstly, I would like to wish you all the best for the New Year. A bit belated, I know, due to unforeseen circumstances but let’s hope that 2023 is better than last year for many.

On the positive side, there have already been some new and interesting releases and let’s hope that this continues, especially as 2023 also marks 10 years of Feminatronic. I’m not sure how to mark this milestone but for now I’m carrying on .

So, on with the New Year… and the new releases

experimental, ambient, avantgarde, drone, electronic, contemporary music, new release 2023


electronic, ambient electronic, dance music, hip-hop, techno, new release 2023


experimental, new release 2023


electronic, drone droneambient, field recordings, industrial, ambient, drone noise, white noise for sleep, new release 2023

AN ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS LISTENING PLAYLIST

As christmassy as I get : )

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes
A very alternative Christmas playlist. I’ve adapted an old playlist with a few changes but it is still as Christmassy as I get : )
I could have added so many to this playlist and as I always say as with all the playlists, they are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next….follow up on “sounds like”….see who’s following, many artists follow other artists……


Artists are – A Robin, Christine Ott, Daphne Oram, Matana Roberts, Saira Raza, Christina Vantzou, Anda Volley, Julia Kent, Delphine Dora, Fiona Soe Paing, Karen Power, Karen Gwyer, Marlene Claudine Radice, Leah Kardos, Yoko Ono, Gael Segalen, Alyssa Moxley.

….. and without fail, no Christmas is Christmas without this little gem

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

THESE HAVE BEEN RELEASED THIS YEAR #4

Phew, so many great releases this year…

ambient, experimental, electronic, field recordings, musique concrète, soundscapes


electronic, therapeutic music, ambient, electronic music, healing, healing music, synth, therapeutic


electronic, abstract avant-garde dance experimental, electronic, techno


experimental


electronic


experimental, ambient, drone


experimental, avant-garde, composition, drone, horns, strings, tape, woodwind


ambient, experimental, drone, field recording, lowercase


hip hop, jazz, south indian music, world, ambient, beats, dance, electronic, experimental, instrumental, production


electronic, experimental,idm, ambient, dark, meditative, minimal


experimental, acousmatic, electroacoustic, electronic, experimental, musique concrète


ambient, ambience, ambient electronic, background music, drone, electronica, ethereal, meditation, meditative, minimal, ambient, soundscape, spacemusic


electronic, experimental, ambient, dark, ambient, drone, minimal, noise, synths, techno


experimental, shamanic, drone, ambient, psychedelic, pop


experimental, persistent, repetitive, sound art

UPDATED PLAYLIST #159 – ART OF SOUND

Updated December 2022

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
Updated Dec 2022


Playlist #159 is the tip of the iceberg of experiments in sound, where artists have created, in essence, music, pieces, sound and noise that try to go beyond the usual and traditional.
As with all the playlists, they are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next…. follow up on “sounds like”…. see who’s following, many artists follow other artists……


Artists are OR poiesis, Yoneda Lemma, Alina Maldonado, Svetlana Maras, Jacqueline George, Laura Mello, Helena Krobath, Tina Pearson, may HD, Marjorie Van Halteren, Ana Quiroga, Salome Voegelin, Miniature Zebra, Pamela Z, Viv Corringham, Mirna Castro, Nicola Scrutton &noid 2019, Lyn Goeringer, Stefana Fratila, annef, Julia Hanadi aLabed, Ryoko A, Mirjam Tally, Elizabeth Veldon,Maggi Payne, ASTRIDsSOUNDSTATION, Maria Marzaioli, Kathy Hinde, Flora Holderbaum, Janet Cardiff and Magz Hall

THESE HAVE BEEN RELEASED THIS YEAR #2

Despite it being a very difficult year for many, there certainly hasn’t been a paucity of music being released. Maybe out of adversity, great art is produced?

Here is the second part of my year in listening concentrating on releases from 2022. As ever, no positions, favourites, best of…. that, dear listeners and followers is for you to decide.

devotional, ambient, deep listening, electroacoustic, experimental, field recordings, folk, improvisation, sound collage


electronic, dark, experimental, electronic, female vocals, synth, techno


experimental, ambient, ambientelectronic, country, rock, fieldrecordings, soundtrack, spoken word, poetry, world fusion


electronic, experimental, postclub, samples, soundart, synths


edm, electronic, chill, chillwave, dance, trap


experimental, acousmatic, electroacoustic, electronic, experimental, musique concrète, rerelease


experimental, ambient, avantgarde, drone, experimental, noise


electroacoustic, experimental, musique concrète,


experimental, compilation, deep listening, dronemusic, noise, soundart


classical, electronic, experimental, kenyan, avant-garde, classical contemporary, composer, electronic,


club, drum & bass, electronic, jungle, swana, techno, ambient, club house, techno, New York

PLAYLIST #197 – VOICE/LONGLISTEN

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
Sometimes tracks are just too long for the usual playlist I put together, so I decided to put together bite sized playlists for longer tracks.
Bite sized in number of artists but not scrimping on the length and quality of the listening : )
Experiments in sound, where artists have created, in essence, music, pieces, sound and noise that try to go beyond the usual and traditional.
Sound uttered with resonance……sometimes with added processing.
Take some time and immerse in the sound waves.

As with all the playlists, they are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next…. follow up on “sounds like”…. see who’s following, many artists follow other artists….

Artists are Lily Greenham, Catherine Street, Ingrid Plum, Pamela Z, Viv Corringham and Joan LaBarbara.

WEB FOCUS – TSUKU BOSHI RECORDS

TSUKU BOSHI release experimental music in all its diversity: composed, improvised, electronic, acoustic, performed, mediated, concrete and conseptual. Based in Paris, France we work with local, national and international artists.

Tsuku Boshi Records seem to be releasing some of the most interesting sounds I listen to and their collaboration with the Fair_Play Network have produced some of my favourite releases this year –

Following the INCLUSIVES project, the Fair_Play network and Tsuku Boshi Recordshave decided to continue their joint adventure through a temporary collection presenting female and non-binary composers from various backgrounds: ]FairTsuku[ Each split album features two artists with a carte blanche.

Here is a short selection but I recommend you check them out.

Expect challenging but rewarding listening.




S IS FOR…pt1

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
To make sure that I’m giving space for as many artists as possible and to try and discover new ones, I’m trying to make playlists of artists alphabetically throughout the year on all platforms.
Here is the letter S but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. I’m sure that I will have to make another.
As with all the playlists there are no preferences. They are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next…. follow up on “sounds like”…. see who’s following, many artists follow other artists……

Artists are Eki Shola and Yehu Salah, Strange Stains, Geneva Skeen, Sandunes, Shimmer Crush, Salama, Nicola Scrutton, Aida Shirazi, Hayley Suviste, Maryam Sirvan, Stevia Sphere, Sharon Stewart, Stonerpop, Madeleine Slaves, Justyna Stasiowska, Sabiwa, Jessica Sligter, Skoddie, Nadia Struiwigh, Heidrun Schramm, Mona Servo, Aleksandra Slyz, suzukian, SRA Synths by the Sea, Stekkerdoos, Soramimi, Anna Socoria,‡Starving Poet§, Sifonics, Sharkiface, Eva Schlegel, Lara Soulio and Slowspin.

SEPTMBER LISTENING

Autumn is here and the time seems to be passing very quickly, helped, of course, by the following listening.