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 –
These are the final posts for the season on Feminatronic centred around African and Asian Electronic Artists, which began with the discovery of the Syrphe website and label.
The Syrphe site is a treasure trove of wonderful electronic and experimental music and soundscapes from mainly Africa and Asia. I thought that I would take some time through May to discover for myself and bring you some of the creative electronic music gems female artists are producing. It has led me on a trail of discovery, which I hope to continue to bring you in the future.
In the meantime, I hope that you have enjoyed listening as much as I have.
The past month Feminatronic has had a season spotlighting some of the African and Asian artists, spurred on by the discovery of the Syrphe label and site.
Today the focus is on Mutamassik and her album Masri Mokkassar: Definitive Works
REVIEW OF DEFINITIVE WORKS ON POP MATTERS
Here are some of the recent posts, It is a way for me to get as many of the artists in the spotlight –
Here is a spotlight on one of the great pioneers of electronic experimental music, Ikue Mori, which is part of the African and Asian Season .
IKUE MORI INTERVIEW – PERFECT SOUND FOREVER
INTERVIEW BY JASON GROSS (1997)
PHANTOM ORCHARD: STEVE ELKINS INTERVIEWS
ZEENA PARKINS AND IKUE MORI
Todays twitter posts all have African and Asian artists in common or sites that promote them and their music: –
This is a beautiful and evocative piece by the Beirut artist Liliane Chlela.
Here are some of the tweets relevant to the African and Asian Season on Feminatronic. I will be posting more in the coming weeks.