freshgoodminimal.ro: Ce s-a intamplat cu blogurile romanesti de muzica electronica (III)

Ancheta despre blogging continua azi cu Shere de la freshgoodminimal. Pentru cine nu stie inca, Shere este o redutabila institutie dubla, cel putin in lumea muzicii electronice: institutia dedans si institutia Local Records. Inaltului ambasador si emisar al clubbingului aflat pe baricade din vremuri imemoriale scena de muzica electronica (cel putin in partea ei de straight beat, experimental, ambient, dar mai nou si hip hop instrumental) ii datoreaza faptul ca a oficializat-o atat prin postarile de pe fgm, cat mai ales prin releasurile de la Local Records. 


electrocutare.ro: Ce s-a intamplat cu blogurile romanesti de muzica electronica (II)

Anuntam ca in 2011 mai multe bloguri despre muzica (ca si personaje de pe scena de electronica) au disparut anuntat sau neanuntat, ori au luat o directie diferita fata de ceea ce isi propuneau. Mai anuntam ca mi-am dorit sa sap dupa cauze, sa aflu care este apetitul publicului pentru analize si comentarii, si daca gasesc ceva coerent sa fac un material pentru modestul blog pe care il intretin. 
Electrocutare.ro este unul dintre marii inchisi, a fost un blog de referinta si tocmai pentru ca a disparut am apelat la autorul lui, Victor S., si l-am rugat sa ma ajute cu niste raspunsuri la cateva intrebari. Le redau, cu scuze pentru delay, mai jos.


Chestionabil.ro: Ce s-a intamplat cu blogurile romanesti de muzica electronica (I)

S-a observat cu siguranta ca bloggingul romanesc nu mai e ce-a fost. Constrans de marea cantitate de informatie in principal audio-vizuala de pe net, provocat continuu de noua forma de viata sociala virtuala numita facebook si si de modalitatile mai estetice si mai putin consumatoare de resurse ca microbloggingul tip tumblr, batranul format tip blogger (fara a exclude wordpressul), fostul mediu mixt perfect pentru internautii crescuti intr-o cultura pre-www - numai bun pentru scris asezonat cu multimedia - s-a restrans, retras in sine, si a lepadat html-urile pana la a deveni si el o varianta moderna a telegrafului.


New Music: Natasha Kmeto - The Ache

Natasha Kmeto (pronounced “kuh-meh-toe”) is an electro hip-hop singer-producer based in Portland, OR. Armed with a rich musical background in jazz, r&b, electronica and hip-hop, she prefers to describe her own music as “futuristic soul.”
Kmeto was born and raised in California, playing and touring with bands of all genres since the age of 15. She completed the Keyboard Performance program at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and soon thereafter relocated to Portland in 2007. The move helped rekindle Natasha’s creativity and passion for music, which had become lost lost amidst the bustle and industry of LA. In Portland Kmeto has been able to explore and take inspiration from her biggest influences, ranging from the cutting edge sounds of Flying Lotus to the classic soul hits of Carole King. As the Portland Mercury writes: “Kmeto’s found a trance-ready spot that tugs at the sleeves of hiphop, IDM, and maybe even a tinge of goth, with a singing voice that keeps the digital zeroes and ones imbued with flesh and blood.” -Ned Lannamann, The Portland Mercury, April ’10
Kmeto released her debut EP, “9″ and supplemental remix EP “√9″ in 2009 and began playing live regionally in early 2010. In late 2010, Natasha released her first full-length album, “Expressor”, which found Kmeto delving further into experimental electronic music while staying rooted in hip-hop and R&B. Natasha is currently at work on her next release, “The Ache” and continues to tour.
Tour highlights of 2011 include playing such events and venues as Bumbershoot, MFNW, Low End Theory (LA and SF), Decibel Festival, The Cuthbert Amphitheater and The Roseland Theater while sharing the stage with such artists as Kid Cudi, Trentemøller, Plaid, DJ Vadim, Morcheeba, Gold Panda, Meat Beat Manifesto, Daddy Kev, DJ Nobody, Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles, NastyNasty, Mexicans With Guns, EPROM, Baths, Shlohmo, Shigeto and Austin Peralta.”
Natasha Kmeto is booked through Autonomous Music.


V.A. - Gem Drops Two

1. Mndsgn – intenshnns
2. S.Maharba – For Someone (Abandonment)
3. DJAO – Engraving
4. Stangeloop – Duasi
5. Bone Rock – Yellow
6. Ghost Feet – Crystal Pet Part 1
7. Daedelus – California
8. Brownbear – Empty Jars
9. Co. fee – Florence
11. Timeboy – Twiddle Dee
12. Natasha Kmeto – Belly
13. Nocow – Sever Ties
15. Citymouth – Searches Birches
16. The Great Mundane – Deplete
17. Rap Class – Da Booth
18. D33J – Stuck
19. Gumar – Hitachi
20. Wires For Salu – WILD

"Dropping Gems is proud to present Gem Drops Two, the second installment of our compilation series Gem Drops, the first of which was released on March 8th, 2011. This time we've assembled exclusive material from a whole new set of prominent forward-thinking producers, and once again paired them with brand new material from our collective's members. The results speak for themselves: an electric melange of uptempo and downtempo jams, hazy dream melodies, and space station future-flights. As with our last compilation, our basic mission here has been to cull together the "best of" from the diverse range of styles, scenes, head-spaces and localities that catch our ear. We're happy to call that mission a success, one that we hope to share with fans of the first Gem Drops and newcomers alike. We're also happy to announce that all of the money raised by Gem Drops Two will be donated to our friends at the American Cancer Society to support cancer research, in the same manner as the first Gem Drops compilation. Listen, download, donate, and join us for another peek over the horizon."


released 12 January 2012
Curated by Aaron Meola
Mastered by Ernest Gonzales
Catalog Number GEM010

"Rebirth" artwork by ThoughtCloud
prints available here: society6.com/ThoughtCloud/Rebirth-JsJ_Print

To all the artists for contributing to the project, our Northwest music family and those who have inspired us.