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EclectroCasts: Interviews with and Music of Indie Artists

Eclectrocasts features interviews and music of indie artists of a broad range of genres. These artists generally make and produce their music from home studios without external support or sponsors. Eclectrocasts is operated by Jeff Kirn (NY) and Kees de Groot (RI). Kim Rueger (TN) operates the Digital Kitchen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/eclectrocastsdigitalkitchen
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Eclectrocasts features interviews and music of indie artists of a broad range of genres. These artists generally make and produce their music from home studios without external support or sponsors. Eclectrocasts is operated by Jeff Kirn (NY) and Kees de Groot (RI). The Eclectrocasts Digital Kitchen (https://soundcloud.com/eclectrocastsdigitalkitchen) is run by Kim Rueger (TN).

Oct 24, 2017

This Eclectrocasts podcast features vocal and visual artist, sonic explorer, and autonomous dis-illusionist, Sky High Diamonds (UK)

Sky High Diamonds is the musical outlet of Sarah Gatter who defines herself as an experimental DIY sound poet. Inspired by a combination of acoustic sounds, electronic sources, pre-recorded and spontaneous sounds, Sarah often develops homemade percussion to explore space and rhythm. Her work takes on a poetical formation through the use of chanting and physical movement alongside meditative and trancelike vocals and harmonies. She works with drums, beats & pulsing drone-like vibrations, which become the backbone for further constructing sounds and vocals in layers and textures.

Current projects include a short film sound track for the film 'To The Ends Of The Earth' by Frida Go (Zoe Young), 15th-24th November 2017, The Poly, Falmouth, UK, for more information visit Frida Go | Artist Adventurer  The film sound & theme track samples a live performance vocal from Ramonda Taleni Te Maiharoa who is a 'Landscape singer,' using her voice to augment the natural sounds around her. For more information visit https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown-lakes/alive-sound-waiata 

This podcast features four Sky High Diamond tracks. We feature the Glimmer Mix version of Searchlight. 

We spoke with Sky High Diamonds via Skype on 17 September, 2017.

You can follow, find information and read about, view, listen to, and purchase music by Sky High Diamonds at the following websites:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkyHighDiamonds

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helioglobe/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/skyhighdiamonds

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sarah-gatter  (older work 1999-2001)

Bandcamp: https://skyhighdiamonds.bandcamp.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Tnno4VpR6RnPW6G-Gs5DQ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sky_high_diamonds/

Aug 2, 2017

  This Eclectrocasts podcasts features Hanoi, Vietnam based  experimental musician and sound artist behind the alias Sound Awakener. She has been composing and playing experimental music since 2011. She has been creating sonic waves in Hanoi’s underground music scene for the last couple of years. 

Nhung Nguyen has teamed up with artists working across various media and from around the world to add audio elements to visual experiences. Since 2014, Nhung Nguyen has been releasing music under the project Sound Awakener and eventually under her real name. She has worked with labels such as Time Released Sound [US], Soft [FR], and Flaming Pines [AU]. While Sound Awakener is focused on abstract experimental sounds, releases under the name Nhung Nguyen are close to melodic, cinematic material. 

In this podcast we spoke with Nhung Nguyen about her Sound Awakener works as well as her more recent works under her own name. We feature four ambient, melodic-cinematic tracks, all released as Nhung Nguyen.

We spoke with Nhung Nguyen via Google Hangout on the July 30-31, 2017 time divide.

You can follow, find information and read about, and purchase Nhung Nguyen's music at the following websites:

Artist website: http://soundawakener.com/

Bandcamp: https://nhungnguyen.bandcamp.com/ 

and https://soundawakener.bandcamp.com/ 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/soundawakener

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soundawakener 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/soundawakener 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soundawakener

Nhung Nguyen Blog (English and Vietnamese) at http://canhdongamnhac.com 

Sound Awakener Blog (English) at http://blog.soundawakener.com 

Jul 14, 2017

This Eclectrocasts podcast features Bungendore, NSW Australian sound sculpture artist, Instrument builder, and experimental synth noise drone musician Brian McNamara, who publishes his music under Cup & Bow and his instrument designs as Rarebeasts.

Brian McNamara mixes his passions for music, electronics and sculpture into unique objects that should need no explanation to play or experience but convey a deeper meaning in the context of their surroundings.

Brian McNamara builds a range of experimental instruments, with a focus on both autonomous soundart sculptures and interactive installation instruments that require the engagement of multiple people or unusual kinetic movements to be played. His instruments include computer programmed elements, percussion, found sounds from used electronics and purpose designed oscillators.

A key feature of Brian McNamara's work is audience movement and participation. Art functions best when the art space is inclusive of the public so through his exploration of experimental sounds he uses engagement with the audience as a medium to convey ideas. These explorations include the link between the environment and technology, our own movement around the planet with movement of those fleeing war torn areas and the link between our own minds and those we try to create in machines.

Brian McNamara was a national finalist for the Etsy design awards for his soundart piece The EMDS synth (2015) and won the ReArt peoples choice award for the Automaphone (2015) an autonomous device that interprets drawings into music.

We spoke with Brian McNamara via Skype on 9 July, 2017.

You can follow, find information about, and purchase Brian McNamara's music and instruments at the following websites:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CupAndBow

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cupandbow/ 

Bandcamp: https://cupandbow.bandcamp.com/ 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rarebeasts 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CupandBow

VIVID Creative Sidney 2011 presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F35vTbZK4pU

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/rarebeasts 

Jun 7, 2017

This Eclectrocasts podcast features Huntsville, Alabama based singer, songwriter, keyboard player Ingrid Marie. Since relocating to Alabama, Ingrid Marie has taken the regional music scene by storm. She dazzles audiences with her diverse stylistic ability, sheer vocal precision & captivating stage presence.

We talked with Ingrid Marie about how she always wanted to be a musician, her most recent album Manna and working with a producer, relationships, and communities of (female) musicians.

You can purchase the album Manna via Amazon and stream it via Spotify.

We spoke with Ingrid Marie via Skype on 4 June, 2017.

You can follow, find information about and listen to Ingrid Marie on the following websites:

MySpace: https://myspace.com/ingridfelts

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/ingridmarie

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ingridmariemusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ingridthebanned

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IngridMarieMusic

 

May 20, 2017

This Eclectrocasts podcast features USA based curator, fan, supporter, and promotor of indie music, Tracy Perry, who operates the weekly online radio show Tracy's Expansion Of Presence. 'Expansion of Presence' is an aural journey across genres, presenting unsigned artists and new artists. We talked with Tracy about how she came to do this show and how she curates the tracks she uses and the order in which she plays them.

Tracy selected four tracks for us to listen to. They appear in the order below:

Jim Wylde. How We Break Each Other, from the album Songs for the broken hearted from the departed. http://music.iosound.ca/album/songs-for-the-brokenhearted-from-the-departed

Unknown Land. Pulse (The Sweetest Condition Mix) from the album 33deg Alternate Realities http://ukld.net/

How To Disappear Completely. Aislin from the album: Mer de Revs https://htdc.bandcamp.com/ 

Trixie Delight and Tourmaline Hum. Frozen from the album 33 1/3 https://tcfsr.bandcamp.com/track/frozen-2

While so far we have strictly interviewed musicians in our two-year plus existence, we wanted to turn the table and get the point of view from someone who represents the people that listen to our music. It became a fascinating conversation that we hope you will find useful and instructive.

We spoke with Tracy Perry on 9 May, 2017 via Skype. 

You can follow, find information about, and listen Tracy's Expansion of Presence radio show at the following websites:

Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/TracysEOP/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TracysEOP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TracysEOP/

Google + - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TracyPerryEOP

Bandcamp –  https://bandcamp.com/tracyp 

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/t-perry-2 

Pinterest -  https://www.pinterest.com/expansionofpresence/pins/

 

Apr 28, 2017

 

This Eclectrocasts podcast features Los Angeles, CA, based    musician, producer, DJ, and member of the Space Circus Electronic Music Collective Lola La Showgirl. We talked about her distinct hip-hop, acid jazz flavored music with rhythmic elements and repetitions at the core of Lola La Showgirl's compositions and live performances.

 

We spoke with Lola La Showgirl on 9 April, 2017 via Skype. 

 

You can follow, find information about, and listen and purchase music by Lola La Showgirl at the following websites:

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgF9Jofj4pDbfkhg9dGzR1g 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lolala_Showgirl

Bandcamp: https://lolalashowgirl.bandcamp.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lola-la-showgirl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LolalaShowgirl

Artist Website: https://lolalashowgirl.tumblr.com

 

Apr 28, 2017

This Eclectrocasts podcast features San Diego, CA, based writer, vocal electronica singer-songwriter Huge Shark (Valerie Polichar). Blending vocal electronica (Operatica, Eurythmics) with classic singer/songwriter styles (Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell), Huge Shark highlights Polichar’s distinctive vocals, shimmering electronic beats and eloquent lyrics.

We spoke with Huge Shark on 26 February, 2017 via Skype. We were joined by guest hosts and Eclectrocasts alumni Sarah Schonert and Kim Rueger.

You can follow, find information about, and listen to music by Huge Shark at the following websites:

Artist Website: http://www.hugeshark.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hugeshark

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hugesharkmusic/

Bandcamp: https://hugeshark.bandcamp.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/huge_shark

CDbaby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hugeshark

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/almost-over-ep/id1057492747

Jan 30, 2017
EC033 - Marco Alessi (Naviar Records)

This Eclectrocasts podcast features London based, Italian ambient, experimental, electronic-acoustic artist and lover of Japanese poetry Marco Alessi, who publishes his own music as Cryxuss, runs the Naviar Haiku and Renku group as well as the Naviar Records indie label. We talked with Marco about all of these projects and we will be listening to two tracks from Cryxuss, one track from Earthborn Visions from the 3 Years of Naviar Haiku album, and one track from a February 9 release of the Wet Petals album by Hirotaka Shirotsubaki.

We spoke with Marco Alessi on 29 January 2017 via Skype.

You can follow Marco and his various projects at the following websites:

MARCO ALESSI

Twitter  Artist Website

CRYXUSS

Soundcloud  Bandcamp

NAVIAR RECORDS

Website  Twitter  Facebook Soundcloud  Bandcamp

 

Jan 22, 2017
EC032 - Eyemouth

This Eclectrocasts podcasts features the Swedish, Gothenburg based band Eyemouth consisting of Joakim Aberg (bass and guitar), Hakan Aspnas (drums), and Marcus  Lilja (vocals, synthesizers, programming). We talked about their music and the deeper philosophical underpinnings of their work.

Eyemouth presents a soundscape with a unique blend of mellotrons, organic elements such as vibraphone, santur (like a Persian Santoor, Dulcimer like instrument) and accordion, together with an atmospheric and almost psychedelic rock instrumentation. With a distance, reverie and dark undertones, the music aims to provide a deeper understanding about the different aspects of life. Eyemouth has an alter ego band called Estrange and in this podcast we feature music from both of these artistic projects.

We spoke with Joakim, Hakan, and Marcus via Skype on 18 December, 2016

You can follow and find information about Eyemouth and Estrange on the following website:

Artist webpage http://eyemouth.moonfruit.com 

Twitter https://twitter.com/Eyemouthmusic  https://twitter.com/estrangemusik

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/eyemouthmusic?fref=photo  https://sv-se.facebook.com/Estrange-111796431348/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/eyemouthmusic/ 

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfV2cdv9hpKlnVWDd6xJ77Q/videos

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/eyemouthmusic https://soundcloud.com/estrange-2

Bandcamp https://eyemouth.bandcamp.com

Spotify https://play.spotify.com/artist/37bePWGNLyKwRxsvvgSExs?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

 

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