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.
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.
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 –
As part of the season highlighting the huge variety of experimental electronic artists I came across this piece by Elizabeth Veldon and it connects well with a pioneer of experimental electronic muisc – Eliane Radigue.
– “Eliane Radigue is one of the finest living composers”