Review Reblog – Sharon Gal: Brilliant Fish

We need no swords

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For those experimental musicians whose remit is the voice, making an explicit connection between the physical apparatus of breath making and its intangible, ethereal products is often a foundational part of the job. The growls, gargles, coos and shrieks of a Phil Minton or Meredith Monk foreground their bodily origins – lungs, throat, diaphragm, mouth – while offering routes through which the human voice can roam free from its usual sociolinguistic constraints. The tension is exacerbated when electronic processing is brought into the mix,  doubling or manipulating this organic source material. Something once thought of as quintessentially human – the voice – is transformed into digitized hybridity.

The work of composer, vocalist and improviser Sharon Gal exemplifies how these opposites – organism and machine, physical and incorporeal – are held in uneasy balance. Gal’s pterodactyl screeches and rutted, throaty gasps channel the satanic chanteuse…

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Review Reblog – On the reissue of Maggi Payne’s Crystal by Aguirre — The Hum Blog

 

“For decades, Maggi Payne has quietly lingered in the realms of avant-garde and experiential music, laying influence just out of view.” 

via on the reissue of maggi payne’s crystal by aguirre — The Hum Blog

 

 

Review Reblog – Barberic Slapton – tonne

….and is also Today’s Discovery – Lo fi experimental noise.

Yeah I Know It Sucks

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Artist: Barberic Slapton
title: tonne
keywords: experimental crunchy noise rage weird Hamilton

Barberic Slapton has brought the music that you ought to hear, material that Stockhausen would masturbate too and Einstein would pulls his nose hairs out with. With a strong pass in the legs the first one named ‘naptonne’ steps fiercely in. It’s like psychedelic fireworks to my ears, heels clicking on the terrain while rockets gets launched into the ether and submarines bubble around in electrified water… In other words; it’s abstract! But oh so mentally challenging the sensible corners of a person’s intellect… But wait, it gets even weirder… pardon, I mean; it gets even intensively better!

A track named ‘live at doors pub’ will pop in like a instant hellfire in which a panicked panic shouts at the hairs of your neck to stand up and bow to the noise! Barberic Clapton pushes us all to…

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Wednesday 1 February 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 Upper Street Gallery, London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB. Directions. Free, please RSVP to l.h.hall@lcc.arts.ac.uk. A listening event organised in conjunction with the publication of Colloquium: Sound Art and Music published by Zero Books September 2016, edited by Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin, with […]

via PoL # 31 Listening Event — Points of Listening

ARTICLE REBLOG – Alyx’s Favorite Albums of 2015

Whatever your musical tastes there is much to agree with and discover here and some time left before Christmas to add to wish lists…

Recommended reading – Not just any old Best of List.

Feminist Music Geek

On Monday, I discussed some of the TV show music cues I liked from this year. Today I’m providing a list of my favorite albums. I’m not really one for hierarchies. There is a top three (kinda), but after that it’s unranked because what does it mean to be the seventh-best record of the year really? That said, it’s no accident that many of these entries interrogate citizenship in a year profoundly defined by malevolent structures and forces that unequally restrict and allocate who gets to be a citizen and under what conditions. It’s also quite deliberate that many of these albums were self-produced by women resisting the pressure to justify themselves. It’s not a comprehensive list, as undoubtedly soon I’ll unearth a treasure or someone will recommend something. Year-end lists are comforting narratives we craft about our own tastes to cope with the passage of time and I always like…

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REBLOG – In Spirit of Her – Soli Tii & Crystal DJ Kwe Favel Sound Art Collaboration

Says everything itself – just read and listen 🙂

Crystal DJ Kwe Favel

Soli Tari – I am posting this special edition track to WWP because this track has the wonderful voice of my audio sista Crystal DjKwe Favel along with my vocals brought together to celebrate the growth of WWP. Please have a listen because this is really what the World Women Project is about.

This is a special collaboration track with the voice of Crystal djkwe Favel together with me as we reflect on our relationships with our mothers and celebrate the development of the World Women Project

First part of track with words from Crystal:

“In spirit of Her, the voice of reassuring Darlings.

This project grows and flows with the power of Her love.

As Women, we draw from that bloodline, to create musical memories.

In spirit of Her, the voice of our Mothers.

When we were born, the drum beat like no other because our story will become…

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TODAYS DISCOVERY – Ars Sonor


“When you can’t find the light within yourself, as you believe, you search for it in others instead, totally forgetting about yourself… no matter how ominous this situation sounds, eventually you find your way back, through growth and experience. To your own light within you…” (Ars Sonor)