Update November 2019

Hi Everyone,

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

Reblog – amby downs – kinjarling studies

Atmospheric deep listening…

Please do as the reviewer asks and please listen : )

 

 

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: amby downs
Title: kinjarling studies
Keywords: ambient dark ambient field recordings improvisation soundscape soundtrack Australia
Review by Furchick

https://ambydowns.bandcamp.com/releases

It is rare to have the privilege of listening to art by an Indigenous Australia artist. When I saw that Tahlia Palmer had created some music when I know her as a photographer and visual artist, I got excited. As it turns out my excitement was justified. This music is connected to country and made in a place familiar to the listener. “Amby Downs” is a station (farm) in Southern Queensland where Tahlia’s aboriginal ancestors lived and worked on for a few generations after they were dispossessed of their traditional homelands.

Tahlia’s father’s line is Yuwaalaraay/Gamilliaroi, from the Narran river area of Northern New South Wales. She informs me that connecting with Noongar boodja through these works has afforded her the confidence to go to her ancestral country for the…

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Listening to…

Not all drones sound the same…

Ambient, drone, electronic, experimental, neo classical


 

Electronic, experimental, ambient, drone, electroacoustic, neo-classical


 

Experimental

Review Reblog – Maria W Horn ~ Epistasis

“There’s a certain intensity to it, gazing into something too vast to apprehend, but small enough to take in, ”
This review says it all, so nothing to add except its’ sparseness seems to reflect my present mood – undercurents of unease or it could be the falling rain against the window.

 

a closer listen

Where last year’s Kontrapoetik was furious and direct, Epistasis is passionate and exploratory, structured like an ouroboros that in completing its form comes to both an end and a beginning. One depends on the other, the circularity of this mythical figure not so much an instance of unmoving things but of action and reaction, chains of effects whose relationships are anything but linear.

The “Interlocked Cycles” – the first and last tracks in the album – are thus the setup and the finale, a loop in which every instrument and every note aims for the subtle dissolution of the straight musical line. Like the snow in the cover, an almost White on White composition, the players lay down sheet after sheet of tones that, even when conforming clearly cut sequences, feels like staring into the sky. There’s a certain intensity to it, gazing into something too vast to apprehend, but…

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Reblog – Ana Mazzotti’s Smooth Samba-Jazz is Rescued From Obscurity — Bandcamp Daily

The Far Out label reissues two LPs by the disciple of Hermeto Pascoal.

via Ana Mazzotti’s Smooth Samba-Jazz is Rescued From Obscurity — Bandcamp Daily

 

Not strictly electronic, but sometimes I think it’s good to plug something you really like and vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ana Mazzotti is one such artist.

Brazilian jazz, latin soul, world, bossa nova, brazilian funk, jazz latin, samba, soul-jazz

A thought…

Food

I have been putting together playlists since starting out 7 years ago and what never ceases to amaze me is how many of us are out there creating all this electronic music  (and I use that loosely) and much of it goes unheard and /or known. Here is a case in mind.

Recently, I had an email from CHEWn!Zine wondering if there were any tracks by female identifying artists on the subject of food? This got me thinking and was challenging to say the least but what this playlist also highlights is that many of the artists on this list were not heard of by many listeners…

” I didn’t realise there were so many….”

Well yes! We are out there. You just have to look  : )

Please excuse –

a) Unfortunately, there was no embed so you have to listen on SoundCloud

b) the very loose food theme with some tracks,(although it probably demonstrates how my mind works) but in the end, I think it’s worth it.

As with all the playlists, there are no prefences to artist or genre and they very eclectic. They are jumping off points to discoveries. 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 – Asesina Ilustrada, AGF Antye Greie, Poly Chain, Jenn Grossman, Multa Nox, Anne Lepere, Martyna Poznańska, LaMetaFisica, SHITNEY, Marilyn McNeal, minicomponente, Sifonics, Rumblin_ Cynth_ Rampo, sunmoonstar, Sabiwa, Martina Bertoni, MORITA, Maja S.K Ratkje, Anna Zaradny, La Cosa Preziosa, Petra Kaps, swantje lichtenstein, Marjorie Van Halteren, Ella Guro, Cyanching, brthlns glnds, IhearU, _blank, Karine Dumont, miniature zebra, Hyaena Fierling, Fia Fiell, Blevin Blectum, Furchick, Magali Babin, Tamara Filyavich,Yogo Yolk, Yakui, Helena Krobarth,pinnel.

Reblog – The Mirror by People Like Us — The Future of Music One Record at a Time – ToneShift

People Like Us | The MirrorDiscrepant (LP/DL) People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) has most definitely left her indelible mark on the world of experimental sound since the early 90’s, now and forever. Released on vinyl by Discrepant these eleven tracks on The Mirror were previously out on CD last year (Cutting Hedge). Bennett’s signature brand […]

via The Mirror by People Like Us — The Future of Music One Record at a Time


 

People Like Us ( Vicki Bennett) is a true master of the dark arts of plunderphonics.

“Since 1992, she has developed an immediately recognisable aesthetic repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture”.

You get to my age and it’s spot the song from my past but it’s done with such seemless magic that something so familiar becomes wholly new and shiny.

 

 

Vicki Bennett reflects on The Mirror, unlocking the archives and a curious cease and desist order

The Wire – May 2018

Vicki Bennett

 

 

Celebrating the eclecticism of Electronic Artists who identify as female

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