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Kill All Kings
electronic // folk // experimental // world // ancient

Connected by threads of oppression, silence and banishment, the womxn featured on Kill All Kings veer and ascend, making offerings composed through the darkness. A feminist folk horror, village voice, hard techno hybrid compilation born through radical reciprocity.

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   04:00 - 04:06
   Wed, 05/05/2021
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an ocean refuses no river

Further reading for this weeks episode which is also our last episode! xoxo

Joanna Brouk's usic is based on natural sounds and rhythms. She had her own label called Hummingbird Productions, but she quit music after moving to California where she took up transcendental meditation, later becoming a writer. Healing music is a collection of archival recordings and selections from her early cassette tapes, released in 2016.

salyu x salyu is a Japanese singer who also goes by just Salyu who originally debuted as the fictional singer Lily Chou-chou for the film ‘All About Lily Chou-chou’ and afterwards actually debuted as Lily Chou-chou. She then changed back to Salyu and then to salyu x salyu. This song, (����ん��������) is on the OST for Ghost in the Shell: Arise (2013) and here is a live performance of the song: https://youtu.be/jSkNKYnxcsk

Hildegard von Bingen was a middle ages polymath and Saint. She is one of the earliest known female composers and one of the only who wrote both the composition and the words. She also wrote the oldest known morality play and created a language.

Fatima Al Qadiri is a Kuwaiti artist/musician/composer - video from the New Yorker with her https://www.newyorker.com/video/watch/fatima-al-qadiri-sampling-chinatown

Angel Bat Dawid classical/free jazz hybrid works from Chicago https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/the-oracle a live performance with her band https://youtu.be/hiaVJp1ZISs

Sheila Chandra https://youtu.be/hh15m063gio performing the song live in 1992

Brighde Chaimbeul A short film about the making of Brighde Chaimbeul's album The Reeling https://youtu.be/JjvJV3GPqbE

Brighde playing live with Ailean Dòmhnallach https://youtu.be/DTlBL7XCiHw

From Ternopil Ukraine, Tik Tu's albums are performed in Ukrainian, Lithuanian and English. I was introduced to them by long time friend Nic Olson, who wrote a story loosely based on his experience with his partner, and also angel Olya Kovalenko in a Ukrainian bath house. The audio book is accompanied by Tik Tu and can be found here: https://ballsofrice.bandcamp.com/track/the-bathhouse

Daphne Oram is one of the only woman to be considered part of the European Avant-Garde Noise and Experimental music scene. She was also one of the first British composers to produce electronic sound and a pioneer of musique contrete in the UK – She co founded the BBC Radiophonic workshop, created the Oramics technique for creating electronic sounds using drawn sound. She was the first woman to independently direct and set up a personal electronic music studio, and the first to design and construct an electronic musical instrument.

L’Rain performing live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAsCA1oIMWc and the bandcamp: https://astronautico.bandcamp.com/album/lrain-deluxe-edition

For song background on why this song is so insane, listen to the podcast Dolly Parton's America: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/765024913/dolly-parton-s-america

A film that accompanies two songs from Lang Lee https://youtu.be/xzqBwz33dkE Also to note, Lang Lee won Best Folk Song for Playing God at the Korean Music Awards in 2017 and then proceeded to tell everyone it was a shame the award didn't come with a cash prize because she was super broke then sold the award to a man in the audience for 1 months rent (500,000 won) - I love her

Beverly Glenn-Copeland ... if you don't know ... now you know: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/14/arts/music/beverly-glenn-copeland-transmissions.html https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/21/beverly-glenn-copelands-music-for-a-future-that-never-came https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/beverly-glenn-copeland-keyboard-fantasies/ https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/beverly-glenn-copeland-transmissions-the-music-of-beverly-glenn-copeland/

and a live performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I6wffi4P-U

thank you !! xoxoxo

Ali, Ayla, Fionn

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