Pauline Anna Strom
1946 – 2020
Pauline Anna Strom
1946 – 2020
Unfortunately, I can’t post everyone’s links here as there are just too many artists, labels and collectives – luckily.
However, we can all help a little, if we buy something via Bandcamp today. Go on…. You know you want to
I realise not everyone is on Bandcamp, so like many others out there, I will continue to do just what I’ve been doing so far, highlighting electronic artists on as many platforms as possible.
Speak to you all soon and in the meantime I send all my best wishes wherever and whoever, fwiw : )
O / feminatronic
I have an aversion to lists.
They create an atmosphere of competition between artists and genres. They also often only plug those releases that are ‘readily’ there in view – easy to find. That is, the artists and/ or labels / PR etc who have the most money and time, often are the ones that get the most focus. Consequently, many female identifying artists don’t even get a look in and /or get overlooked, as proved by the many studies and reports available to prove this fact. I will refer you to female:pressure FACTS and Counting the Music although sadly and even very recently, there are many more studies from Classical to Jazz as well as Electronic, that report the same findings.
Believe me when I say, that there are large numbers of female identifying artists out there. You only have to look.
Of course, during the year I myself fail to cover everything that is released. I just cannot keep up ( which is a good thing) and miss a lot too, try as hard as I do to listen. I thought that I would try to recap as many 2019 releases as possible here throughout December, as a way to rectify this.
Anyway here goes. No order, no preference –
I don’t do lists but these were released in 2019-
You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t posted much here these past weeks. This is due to me actually getting on with some of my own projects, as I too am an electronic musician who just happens to be female : )
Anyway, time has flown this year, so fast, that I even missed my anniversary for Feminatronic. Yes, time flies and I have been doing this for 6 years.
I have had to adapt and at times find it difficult to keep up with all the new releases and reviews, which is not a bad thing as I feel there is much more visibility of female identifying artists now, but there is still a long way to go especially in changing attitudes. Anyway, I post as much as I can on the Twitterverse and Facebook and I have reached the 160th playlist on SoundCloud.
I need to rethink about here…but this website will remain in some form next year.
In the meantime, here are a couple of posts coming up …
Thank you again for supporting Feminatronic
For those of you who know me well and /or understand what this site is about, you will be aware that I believe in collaboration, support, and co-operation to try and shine a spotlight on those ‘electronic’ artists from many genres, who just happen to identify as female.
This is a personal journey that I began 6 years ago and increasingly have found that I cannot cover everything, especially as I am an artist myself and have my own projects to create and finish.
Feminatronic is on many platforms. Although I do not have a public contact link here ( for particular reasons), I am contactable via social media and it has been a pleasure to receive messages out of the blue from artists, labels and reviewers, as well as messages of support. I have made clear from the start it is not about me as an individual. The name suggests the subject and although centred around female identifying artists is NOT exclusive and / or divisive, which is against the ethos of the site and me personally.
By the methods of RT and reblogging (by means of the WordPress mechanisms), I have been able to make a small contribution to getting some focus on what is in fact only a tiny proportion of the many female artists, from all genres of electronic music, creating art out there. I am a tiny cog in the wheel of progress, which I have seen over the past years.
This site is a portal where you can click through to the original site / articles and I have had the honour to reblog many articles and reviews from respected writers via their own sites for many years. In doing this I discover and learn so much about a subject dear to my heart, find new artists and listen to their work, as well as enjoy reading the varied viewpoints and thoughts of writers.
The ultimate aim is to enable visitors to go on their own journey’s of discovery, like I have been doing these past years, as you never know what you will find and listen to from one day to the next. Hopefully, by doing this, lesser known artists also get some focus and maybe you will listen to more of their music and even buy it and thereby support artists in a concrete way.
I am not going to go into detail what sparked this post but it has given me a chance to take stock and maybe rethink how I may do things in the future. Watch this space.
What I do know is that I will be continuing here, at least for the present, in some way.
Thank you for reading this and supporting the concept of Feminatronic.
I wish you all the best for 2019, whoever and wherever you are.
As some of you may know, I am an electronic artist myself and sometimes I need some time to create things. It’s been a bit quiet here, I know, and my presence elsewhere has been pared back a little as I try to work on some music.
I will be posting but not as much, although I am trying to maintain the playlists, Twitter feed, Facebook and Instagram as best I can.
In the meantime, here’s some Furchick that made me smile today –
Unaccustomed as I am to public writing I thought I’d better let you know that things have been a little slow here due to the call of the studio but some of the older usual’s will be back soon such as adding to the Artists pages that are becoming huge, Soundcloud Spotlight, Todays Discovery and Web focus.
Just as a reminder there are loads of things going on and I can’t keep up with it all so I suggest you have a look at some of the links sites – Feminatronic is just a tiny cog in the aim to raise awareness of artists who just happen to be women.
Todays twitter posts all have African and Asian artists in common or sites that promote them and their music: –
— norient (@norient) April 27, 2015
http://t.co/Utolbnwvf7 Infinite Moment of Composure – Turbulence – Beirut artists Liliane Chlela and Jawad Nawfal
— feminatronic (@feminatronic) May 12, 2015
— CDJournal News (@cdjournal_news) April 29, 2015
— Lucia H Chung (@Goldenmimosa) May 11, 2015
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) May 10, 2015