A non androcentric and non occident-centric treasurehunt.
by Morsche Porsche
01. HHIÑA – TA
Hhina is an visual artist, filmmaker and experimental musician from Shanghai. It seems like she’s performing under various synonyms.
li-hui-hui.tumblr.com / harshmallowrecords.bandcamp.com
03. FATIMA AL QUADIRI – POWER
„Fatima Al Qadiri is a Kuwaiti musician and visual artist based in New York. She is interested in exploring the experience of war, memory, Western perceptions of other cultures, and sociocultural identity through her work.“
04. AKIKO KIYAMA – OPHELIA
„As classically trained pianist and guitar player she’s fusing her classic skills with sounds created by electronic equipment. She grew up and lives in Tokyo, and runs the label Kebko Music, an independent music label focusing on releasing avant-garde music which is not bounded by any specifc genres but embraces the whole range of techno, experimental music, field- & live-recordings and classic music.“
akikokiyama.com / kebkomusic.bandcamp.com
05. CRASS – POEM05
„When, in 1976, punk first spewed itself across the nation’s headlines with the message ‚do it yourself‘, we, who in various ways and for many years had been doing just that, naively believed that Messrs. Rotten, Strummer etc. etc. meant it. At last we weren’t alone. The idea of becoming a band had never seriously occurred to us, it simply happened. Basically anyone was free to join in and rehearsals were rowdy afairs that invariably degraded into little more than drunken parties. Steve and Penny had been writing and playing together since early ’77, but it wasn’t until Summer of that year that we had begged, borrowed and stolen enough equipment to actually call ourselves a band….CRASS.“
06. THIRD COAST PERCUSSION – CURTAIN, EL MOZOTE
„Third Coast Percussion is an artist-run quartet of classically-trained percussionists from Chicago.“
07. YOSI HORIKAWA – KINGDOM OF FROGS
„Yosi Horikawa is a sound creator from Japan who incorporates field recordings into music through installations, filmmusic and sounddesign.“
08. ASTERIX – KLAOPATRAS BAD SONG
A cute stereotype parade.
09. RAE SPOON – ANALOGUE SCREAMS
„I asked the sea
To swallow me.
I asked the sky.
It said no, no, no It said no,no,no“
10. KAZORP – 盖特露德问支那斯基（咖喱情诗
see Hhina & Arrebato
11. OLA SAAD – GAME1
Audiovisual artist Ola Saad from Cairo is producing noise music, is doing short films, musicvideos, writing, is running the recordlabel 100 Copies and hosting „Egyptian Females Experimental Music Sessions“.
100copies.com / soundcloud.com/ola-saad
12. ARREBATO – UNCOMPLETELY
see Hhina & Kazorp
13. LITTER – LIGHT YOUR CAST
14. WARREGO VALLES – HANDE KADER
„Warrego Valles are three sonic psychonauts pointing at dry gully where illusions of the night are dispelled. The double exposure of dusk and dawn is the sound of slow and elusive waters, their depths, droplets of mist and hope of a better world that never dies.“
This song is dedicated to Hande Kader, a turkish trans activist who was brutally murdered in 2015, after taking part in the Gay Pride Parade in Istanbul.
15. OTFTO – MONSIEUR OSCAR
Is on Shanghais Harshmallow Records. „We release diferent sounds from the musicians‘ bedrooms and living rooms.“
16. FIONA OBSCURA – MODULAR WITH THE SOUND OF LIGHT BULBS
„The art practices and inspirations of the Hongkong based artist have come from the feeling of and focus on particular moments in her daily routine, which she explores as if it were a world of adventure. Listening creates an important connection between Fiona and the world; this is when she feels the movement of every single moment. She believes her art creations represent the progress she is making in exploring and accepting her own possibilities. Her recent work focuses on the relationship between sound frequencies and electromagnetic fields.“
17. 6ZM – A DREAM
„Having performed in various bands, Gizem’s active life on the Istanbul music scene has shaped a multifaceted approach to music. Gizem’s Sonic Arts master degree, obtained after the Chemistry one, brought an interdisciplinary dimension to Gizem’s artistic universe and sound exploration. Gizem is currently residing in Berlin and getting involved in diferent collective projects for film, music and multimedia arts.“
18. BOSAINA – QUIT TOGETHER
„Bosaina is an Egyptian producer, solo performer, singer, songwriter, art curator, actress, and occasional model, active in „Kairo Is Koming“ collective. She released her first EP of ambient and jazz-infuenced music entitled ‚NY, Apr–Jul 2013‘ in 2013. Her work has often been controversial in her native Egypt, where she says she’s „been thrown of stage for not wearing enough clothes“, and supporting to the LGBT community.“
19. HANIN ELIAS – KRAKEN (FOR DAZED DIGITALS NONATIONAL ANTHEMS)
„I made an anthem of nostalgia, hope and resistance to apocalypse, concerning my home country Syria. The anthem has no words. There are no more words left. Just the spirit. Syria – a country that had been on a list for geopolitical gain and destabilization. A country that feels left alone and betrayed by the media lies and one-sided narrative of western governments. All my life was dedicated to sing, write and scream about politics. Change and riot was my purpose but these things have been highjacked and used lately. 1984 is getting awfully real. No matter who is in power in the US, they just seem to continue the path, the puppet before them has been told to take. They are all in the same club… It all leads to control and globalization.“ – Hanin Elias