"Righteous Woman" a new album by For Esmé drops on May 25. “Doubtmouth” her new single moves through the doubt that chokes us, and the labels that shrink us, to find a voice and body that refuses to be quieted.
"I hate confrontation — probably more than anything. Unfortunately, I find it is an unavoidable and increasingly important part of being a woman who stands up for herself. When faced with it, I find I over analyze, overthink, and work too hard to justify my feelings of discontent — full of a fear that I will be labeled too much of something: too confident, too opinionated, too naive, too demanding, a bitch. I’m struck by how much less men seem filled with those same fears in return.
Since studying psychology at Queen’s University, I have always been fascinated by psych studies – especially as they relate to women. I love exploring the scientific basis to an abstract feeling... The resulting relief and comfort in the discovery that I’m not crazy and my experiences are part of a larger and very real picture. My forthcoming LP, Righteous Woman, is a feminist awakening and excavation of the voices within. As I worked to uncover my own internalized misogyny and to interrogate the things I repress and overthink, I simultaneously researched. I read studies about the effects of self-objectification and catcalling, the cultural bias towards female anger, what creates a gender based confidence gap and more. I wanted to explore the themes of trying to be a modern, progressive, open-minded woman, and all the challenges that come along with that, especially that of confronting one’s own privilege. I found the exploration at times painful and isolating -- realizing how much people prefer the comfort of the status quo.
I’ve worked in four, different, all male teams for different jobs, and have many times felt exhausted from the tiptoeing that felt necessary in order to be heard. I repeatedly found that if I spoke the same way the men on my team spoke, I would be treated negatively for being “too confident,” “too outspoken,” or “too combative” – despite these precise traits landing me those positions in the first place. I have experienced being labeled as an “angry woman” first hand, and I am a very level headed person who hates confrontation. Again, I dove into psych studies and found the results disturbing. In a blind test, when men and women promote the exact same opinion assertively to a group (word for word), subjects overwhelmingly shift their opinions to agree with the man when he speaks, and are more likely to push back and oppose the same view from a woman. It was a relief to discover this wasn’t in my head, but it was also incredibly frustrating — if the bias runs that deep in both men and women, how do we overcome it?"
Once Upon A Winter is a solo post-rock/post-metal project from Greece, created by Ilias Kakanis. 2017 was the year that the debut album "Selective depression in chase of the Big Bang" was released. One year later, on February 2018, the second album was released.
.existence is the second studio album of the project. Heavier and darker than its predecessor, .existence still aims to create haunting atmospheres, with elements of classical strings, ambient and heavy guitars.
I've seen the skies shatter - 05:25 info
In the chronicles of mediocre egos - 08:02 info
Cognitive dissonance - 03:42 info
Unsettling minds climax in the darkest hours - 06:43 info
A powerful new song by Iskwe " The Unforgotten" featuring the Tanya Tagaq.
"I’m very pleased to share my new song, “The Unforgotten”, featuring the ever-powerful Tanya Tagaq, with you today. This is a community song that’s meant to be shared by all people – a round dance where everyone holds the hand of the person next to them, forming a circle that connects us with our ancestors, as one. The current climate of events for Indigenous people is not lost on me, and makes me feel that much stronger releasing this bad boy now.
Written last year in the wake of the Canada 150 celebrations, I felt it was important to remind everyone that while celebrating the wonderful things that make Canada a beautiful and unique place to live, it's imperative that we remember, honour and acknowledge our dark corners as well.
I'm proud of who we are as Indigenous people. I'm proud of what we've fought for, and how we continue to fight for our culture, our languages, our children, our women, our men, our earth and our water. But I'm also proud of all my non-Indigenous family and friends who continue to fight alongside us. This song is for all of us. Let's dance together!"
DBOY are a three piece band from Ontario, Canada, and play fast, aggressive, and remarkably catchy songs, reminiscent of the stooges, early turbonegro, or the damned. Best summarized in their 13 point plan to end sonic austerity DBOY writes rock and roll, because simply put, rock and roll is what matters
DBOY was thought of and executed by three veterans of the Southern Ontario music scene, and has since recorded a record at their last live performance in Belem, Brazil. This was mastered by the ever-prolific Daniel Romano. DBOY have taken on the laborious task of creating shock and novelty so that you do not have to.
Nostress Netlabel is proud to release " Granchite Yumtruso PT 2", the new digital EP by Massimo Ruberti, an artist from Livorno (Italy) who usually define himself as a "Trafficker of sounds and images".
The album is the second part of the EP "Granchite Yumtruso PT. 1 ", released by Nostress Netlabel exclusively for Netlabel Day 2016 organized by the Chilean netlabel M.I.S.T. and which involves Netlabels from all over the world.
It's an album of warm and elegant sounds, scratching the heart and soul of the listener. A work that runs through wilderness, unexplored lands never trodden by human hands. Through listening we find ourselves in a desert devoid of its characteristic and constant wind, driving on non-existent paths, you suddenly find yourself in an oasis where the perspective changes and even the sand seems to take on the color of the sky and thirst suddenly becomes the ' last of the primary needs. The Sax caressing soft carpets of Synth, nocturnal atmospheres through the time gap that separates the vintage from the traditional electronic sound.
"Granchite Yumtruso PT 2" closes a cycle of sounds that gradually stratify with exotic and colored atmospheres, with distant echoes that rest on long carpets with an antique flavor. The voice of Ada Doria in "Wilderness Falling" and "Cosmic egg traveling blues" seems to come out of an 1870 gramophone as it disperses vibrations in the desert.
The sax of Fabio Leonardi paints well-defined shades of color. Notable orchestral arrangements of Roberto Mangoni in "Cosmic egg traveling blues". The songs were recorded at Dogana D'acqua Studio. The work has been mixed and mastered by Francesco Landucci @ Poderino Recording Studio.
Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.