The Weekly Roundup 15.04.18

Sometimes I wonder if our mood influences the music we pick for the playlist, as quite often there seems to be an underlying theme to the tracks – either in content, ambiance or occasionally influences. There’s a very chilled, thoughtful feel to much of the music this time round, and rather shockingly no one from Sweden! So here we go with this weekend’s amble through the musical netherworld.

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Martin Christie’s Music Travels: Live Coding (Part 1)

Live coding has appeared in all its mystery and wonder at a number of my electronic music open mics.  With particularly memorable performances from Ash Sagar in Leeds and Alo Allik in London.  As this is an area of creative activity that I know very little about, I thought I’d catch up with Ash and Alo to find out more.

This is the first of two articles focussing on artists who are involved in live coding.

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NEW MUSIC: Syrrah – Wasp

Syrra are Sweden-raised, London based singer Aneta and Berlin-raised, Portugal-based producer Sinah. They describe their music as ‘glacial electro-pop’ and cite acts as diverse as The Knife, Warpaint and The Acid as musical influences. Just one listen to Wasp however and you’ll know they are very much their own creation.

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NEW MUSIC: Hannah Scott – Signs Of Life

Hannah Scott is originally from Ipswich but says her music has been influenced by Italy – partly down to spending time living in Tuscany working on an olive press, but also the fact that musical collaborator (and solo artist in his own right) Stefano Della Casa hails from Italy too. Check out new track Signs Of Life below.

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