Valentina Magaletti

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I wonder if percussion genius Magaletti deserves a thread on account of her various projects that are too numerous to mention but include Holy Tongue and Vanishing Twin. I heard of her through Vanishing Twin, a band that I liked anyway but who are taken in interesting directions by her work.

giraffe, Friday, 6 October 2023 08:41 (nine months ago) link

she definitely does.

i particularly love her A Queer Anthology Of Drums album and also the recent V/Z on AD 93 which is her with Zonagmin. Pretty much everything she is involved with is great. Check Moin and Tomaga too.

stirmonster, Friday, 6 October 2023 11:14 (nine months ago) link

Wow did know V/Z was Valentina Magaletti as well. La Tempesta Colorata is very good too..

mmmm, Friday, 6 October 2023 14:10 (nine months ago) link

I really love Tomaga but haven't really found a way into any of her other stuff. What's most like Tomaga?

(Oh and UUUU is really great too!)

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento, LLC", Friday, 6 October 2023 14:20 (nine months ago) link

What's most like Tomaga?

nothing really, but maybe Holy Tongue? Deffo worth checking the V/Z album which is very special.

stirmonster, Friday, 6 October 2023 14:26 (nine months ago) link

I really liked A Queer Anthology of Drums too. I knew she'd played with a load of people but I'm just looking at her discogs and I didn't realise it was quite so wide-ranging!

emil.y, Friday, 6 October 2023 14:35 (nine months ago) link

The bio on her website is mind-boggling.

Stirmonster, thanks for the V/Z recommendation. The canon of goth dub music is a small one but I wonder if some of this can be added.

giraffe, Friday, 6 October 2023 14:36 (nine months ago) link

also the recent V/Z on AD 93 which is her with Zonagmin. that should of course be Zongamin, not Zonagmin, who hopefully will get his own thread one of these decades.

stirmonster, Friday, 6 October 2023 17:18 (nine months ago) link

thanks for starting this thread! I only knew Vanishing Twin prior to, but I'm listening to Tomaga right now and it's fantastic

rob, Tuesday, 17 October 2023 14:23 (eight months ago) link

That Holy Tongue lp is great; I hope someone reissues the 3 earlier eps.

nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 17 October 2023 14:35 (eight months ago) link

I really love her work on Phil Selway's last solo record (which is really quite good).

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Tuesday, 17 October 2023 14:48 (eight months ago) link

these Holy Tongue remixes are so good -

https://honestjonsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/holy-tongue-beatrice-dillon-lamin-fofana-labour

stirmonster, Tuesday, 17 October 2023 15:39 (eight months ago) link

Thanks, stirmonster. Enjoying these remixes.

giraffe, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 11:43 (eight months ago) link

The V/Z track with Coby Sey made me check out his record from last year and wow. Not sure how this one passed ILX by.

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento, LLC", Friday, 20 October 2023 15:03 (eight months ago) link

She's in this group Moin (fka Raime), cool percussive post-punk/electronic stuff

https://m-o-i-n.bandcamp.com/album/clocked-off

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Friday, 27 October 2023 20:40 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Valentina chooses her albums of the year: https://boomkat.com/charts/boomkat-end-of-year-charts-2023/2203 (obviously not including any of her own prolific output).

giraffe, Thursday, 21 December 2023 07:41 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Listened to Holy Tongue's discography on loop yesterday, it might not be breaking any radical new ground in terms of dub but it's so damn good.

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Wednesday, 10 January 2024 16:00 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Finally getting to Vanishing Twin after the ILM poll, cool that it's same bassist (Susumu Mukai) as Holy Tongue. Love his playing, maybe they can be the new Sly & Robbie for the '20s.

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Monday, 29 January 2024 16:51 (five months ago) link

I've been on a big Vanishing Twin kick lately, especially Oooki Gekkou. Haven't heard anything else from her, so I'll have to dive into that too.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 29 January 2024 17:05 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

The b side of the new EP ‘Luche Libre’ is pretty cool. I should have picked up the ‘Basta Now’ book today but I was in too much of a rush. Has anyone a review of this?

mmmm, Saturday, 16 March 2024 19:28 (three months ago) link

i can report back after my copy arrives. Also happy that A Queer Anthology of Drums got a repress.

Drum Jump of the Luche Libre is particularly floating my boat this Saturday.

stirmonster, Saturday, 16 March 2024 19:47 (three months ago) link

I’m enjoying Fanny Chiarello’s book Basta Now women, trans & non-binary in experimental music. It’s a really great resource for finding interesting music. The ‘works cited’ and discography sections are helpful too. Recommended! Valentina Magaletti related obviously.

mmmm, Saturday, 23 March 2024 16:26 (three months ago) link

On less good news I’ve found two pressing faults on copies of A Queer Anthology Of Drums. I think I’m going to hunt for a one that’s not a repress.

mmmm, Saturday, 23 March 2024 16:28 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

More Holy Tongue dubby goodness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-w5uKVxw-o

giraffe, Thursday, 4 July 2024 10:18 (one week ago) link


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