LIVE SHOW REVIEW
Boiler room by Paul Hanford|
“Live tonight, Zoe and Alessandra’s multidisciplinary methods are an alchemy of old practices finding new technologies. I watch as string figures loop across the vertical phone-shaped screen that are then curiously mirrored in the raised phones of captivated guests: recording, looping and relaying their own experience.


AUDIOVISUAL ALBUM PREMIERES AWARDS & SCREENINGS
Nowness
Vimeo staff pick
Best Experimental at Berlin Music Video Awards
International Music Video Underground Festival
Krakow Film Festival
Austin Music Video Festival 
Wired Kaltblut
Booooooom
Neural


SF01 LP REVIEWS

 The Wire
by Tristan Bath(scroll down)
“String Figures manages to remain as challenging as it is danceable, and Mc Pherson’s electroacoustic blend packs and energetic physical punch.”

 Mixmag by Thomas H Green (scroll down)
“With String Figures, Zoë Mc Pherson proves she’s at contemporary music’s vanguard, it’s one of the year’s most intriguing LPs, exploring the area where tribalistic rhythms meet electronica.”

Electronic Sound by JB (scroll down)
“Barring a few examples, most tracks on the project veer from the four/four with polyrhythms taking centre stage, giving the album a looser, tripper feel. « Inoui (and free) », probably the best of the lot, tempers with rhythm almost at a whim, you have to hear the beat-switch around the three minute-mark to believe it. Buy on sight and without though.”

Bleep
“Dense layers of electronic noise, processed recordings of inuit throat singing and rhythmic persistence come together on this fantastic new LP from sound artist Zoe McPherson.”

A Closer Listen by Richard Allen
“The music feels vibrant and alive: not a homogenization of influences but a collection of disparate sounds; not a melting pot, but an expression of diversity.[...]  By giving the Inuit expression (not simply using them as a sound source, but as a continuing thread), she underlines their value.  You are important to me, she says.  I hear you.[...] She echoes the teaching of Chief Seattle, drawing nature and beast together as one.  By integrating international sounds, she suggests the possibility of new tribes, new alliances.  While this does not seem to be the direction in which governments are headed, it does seem to be the direction in which artists are headed, testifying to the power of art as social force. The forward-thinking direction of this music suggests the possibility of forward-thinking politics.”

Tiny Mixtapes by Mike Pursley

 XLR8

Groove 

The Arts Desk vinyl of the month by Thomas H Green
“For anyone who wishes to hear one of the year’s most fascinating, invigorating vanguard records, it’s a one stop shop.“

The Electronic North by Mark Buckley

Freq by David Solomons
“With String Figures, Mc Pherson has produced a pulsing, undulating serpent of an album. It is a wonderful piece of work, both emic and etic, and prodigiously rewarding in both. Assemble a field kit and make your way through it as soon as you can.”

Chain DLK by Stuart Bruce

Sentireascoltare by Nicolò Arpinati

Ondarock by Giuliano Delli Paoli

Nowamuzyka by Łukasz Komła

Silence and Sound by Roland Torres

Vinyl frontier RBMA

Radio Student
by JAŠA BUŽINEL

Neural



INTERVIEWS

The Tung

Trax Magazine by Jean Paul Deniaud

Musicmap Global by Kier Wiater

Chain DLK by Vito Camarretta