Friday, February 17, 2017
various artists - self-identified non-male artists making experimental electronic music (tape +zine/digital, hylé tapes)
an unreal undertaking and lovingly put together, a massive three tape compilation and zine, this lengthy electronic tome contains many beautiful and out-there personal works from a whole collection of talented producers and musicians. 'self-identified non-male artists' to be exact with what we're hearing and who by, and this is perfectly real and a lovely thing to have exist.
there is a plethora of standout tracks, but i recommend diving in from the top and following the alphabetical sequence all the way down this experimental/audio rabbit hole, there's gold everywhere throughout.
hoping that everyone involved gets a full new record deal/commission out of this (be it tape or cdr or vinyl or digital), it's up to us as fans and label people to be more inclusive and selective with how we shape our things, so the names we're already well familiar with and that existing echo chamber that comes with it has a parallel reality running alongside it.
equal competition and curatorial specialization for new ears.
there is always an unbelievable array of music-making happening, but we can't or shouldn't fall on easy connections without truly digging, without digging out this great work, or without digging into what we say we're about or what we want to be about in the first place.
new music means just that: new. let's dig it all out, as this compilation makes too clear, it's right in front of us. and has always been right in front of us.
huge thanks to richard at hylé tapes for putting this monster together and i know it will be the natural trajectory of what is already happening, and the new projection of hours and infinite hours of more new music to continuously come into being.