Analog Tara Puts Techno-Feminist Theory Into Practice (NPR Music)

NPR Music article on Analog Tara“A modern mainstay of feminist electronic music discourse, the printed Pink Noises upholds the primacy of women across the electronic world’s lifespan by way of close examination, first by scrutinizing how female-identifying artists orbited about the music and its machines, then by investigating how lines of gendered history were contained and contested. …

This past month, Rodgers’ decision to finally and formally release an album feels necessarily tangled in her lifelong historiographic work. Animated by the perpetual need to clear space for women’s work in the form, Fundamentals, her aptly-titled EP, places imagined pressure on electronic music’s history, fitting itself into the music’s long continuum uncannily like a key element of its past and its present at once.

You don’t need to know much about techno for Fundamentals to register as something special. … A beautifully austere, four-track exercise in quality control and rigorous decision… it is assertive work, bold in the precision and subtlety it takes to mix such signals with thrill and grace and restraint.”

Read the full review on NPR Music.