Tag Archives: Fe-mail

Fe-mail (2000-2005)

(In)famous noise duo consisting of Hild Sofie Tafjord and Maja S. K. Ratkje. Legendary releases in vinyls and in numerous compilations, art projects and known for free improvised concerts worldwide with the use of unorthodox sound sources. Follow the tag … Continue reading

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Blixter Toad on sale!

Fe-mail’s album Blixter Toad is now physically available at LOOOP. After the label Asphodel closed down, we have bought the records, and we are selling them at a good price, probably the best, here: LOOOP Chicago Reader: “The duo (Fe-mail) … Continue reading

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Blixter Toad reviewes in Swedish and French

“Le disque l’est aussi et confirme que cette formation est une des plus ahurissante de la scène noise actuelle, se contrefoutant tellement des conventions qu’elle ne prend même pas la peine de les détourner. C’est un chef d’oeuvre.” Continue reading

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Super Street 7 “How To Make Brains”

Frankly, I have no ide what this is. Some kind of bootleg? It’s a cassette, I think. Found it at Discogs. Fe-mail is on it? “all live comp. featuring : odd clouds, fe-mail, taliban, luasa raelon, charlie draheim. 5 heavy … Continue reading

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Støykvinner møter metallmenn (NO)

Dagsavisen:
– Vi har mye til felles sier komponist og støyartist Maja Ratkje om sine nye samarbeidspartnere det Spellemannsbelønnede ekstremmetal-bandet Enslaved. Continue reading

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Blixter Toad reviewed by Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader:
The duo of Maja Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjord just gets better and better. This sprawling 2-CD set ranges freely from acoustic free improv to blistering power electronics with countless stops in between, keeping its focus on whimsy, radical dynamics, texture, and razor-sharp interplay… Continue reading

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Blixter Toad reviewes in Norwegian

“Spådommen er at dette albumet blir stående igjen som et av de mest egenartede og spesielle fra denne generasjonen musikere i Norge.” Continue reading

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Co słychać u Maji Ratkje? (PL)

Nowamuzyka 2006: Jeśli ktoś czytał mój przewodnik po płytach Rune Gramofon, to być może pamięta zachwyt (który absolutnie podtrzymuję) dla solowego krążka Mai Ratkje – “Voice”. Od tego czasu postanowiłem śledzić uważnie wszystkie jej przedsięwzięcia. A jest w czym wybierać … Continue reading

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Maja Ratkje – Spunk Happens (DE)

hairentertainment.com: Knapp zwei Jahre ist es her, dass mein Blick in den so üppig ausgestatteten CD-Regalen eines Plattenladens zwischen all den Reihen schrill-bunter CD-Cover auf ein aus dem Rahmen fallendes Motiv fiel. Es zeigte ein grobkörniges Frauenportrait in schwarz-weiß: Das … Continue reading

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Call me

CDr with radio show including RRR, Fe-mail and radio host Dennis Tyfus. Crazy live improvisations. Review in Russian: Machine radionoise: “Коллектив матёрого и независимого от всех и вся американского лейбла RRRecords – это спятивший Шляпник и Мартовский Заяц, повздорившие со … Continue reading

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Women Take Back The Noise

A compilation, showcases a collection of 47 women artists worldwide who experiment with sound in various ways, ranging from ambient-organic to quirky-glitch-beat to harsh or extreme noise, as well as categories yet to be defined. The finished release of three … Continue reading

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Northern Stains

Important Records: “Northern Stains is the result of a collaboration between experimental phenomenon Carlos Giffoni and Spunk/Fe-Mail members Maja Ratkje & Hild Tafjord. This trio finally met when Giffoni booked Fe-Mail to headline the sunday night of his genere defining … Continue reading

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Voluptuous Vultures reviews (in English, German, Spanish, Russian, Swedish)

“Leute, das Ding hier geht mächtig ab und bereitet extrem viel verdorbene Freude!” Continue reading

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Blixter Toad

2xCD. Asphodel: “Fe-mail, MAJA RATKJE and HILD SOFIE TAFJORD, have crafted a site-specific survey of the chaparrals of noise music. As half of the Scandinavian female improv quartet, SPUNK, they began to adapt their mediums of french horn and voice to multiple formats…” Watch videos and listen to some of the music here. Continue reading

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Blixter Toad reviewed by Textura

Textura: “Certainly one of the most bizarre releases heard in recent days, Blixter Toad, a two-disc set by SPUNK members Maja Ratkje and Sofie Tafjord collaborating under the Fe-Mail guise, distills mutant noise-mongering, hard drive convulsions, haunted voices, and assorted … Continue reading

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Blixter Toad reviewed by Gaz-Eta

Gaz-Eta:
The biggest shock comes in the form of the 13 minute long “Ballad”. Nearly a non-song, rather this seems to be the duo’s venture into the world of pure ambience. I kid you not. Strangest thing is, I couldn’t care less what they employed to make this piece – their laptops, a bunch of old synths or perhaps a sampler – it just sounds so bloody good. Continue reading

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Blixter Toad reviewed by KFJC 89.7 FM

photo by Anders Samnøy KFJC 89.7 FM: “I’m on a major Maja mission. Maja Ratkje along with her Fe-Mail partner, Hild Sofie Tafjord are also in SPUNK; a Rune Grammofon bit of SPUNK is in the KFJC pipes right now … Continue reading

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Blixter Toad reviewed by OKSRNA

OKSRNA:
When the events are spare you have the opportunity to hear the scheer oddness of their material, when the events get dense, it builds a massive structure that feels like shards of something sharp buit into a house of cards. A great, great record. Continue reading

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Jenteklubben støy (NO)

Dagsavisen:
denne estetikken er jo noe som har utviklet seg litt tilfeldig. Den rosa epoken vår er over. Nå er vi frosker sier Ratkje. Continue reading

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Bråkete damer (NO)

Morgenbladet:
Støymusikkduoen Fe-mail kombinerer ting som ikke passer sammen, som lydene av regn og applaus. Og så er de politiske aktører i kraft av å være til. Continue reading

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