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Fe-mail: Lansering av “Blixter Toad” (NO)

Ballade: Fe-mail (Hild Sofie Tafjord og Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje) er aktuelle med sin nye CD ”Blixter Toad”, utgitt på det amerikanske selskapet Asphodel. No er dei på lanseringsturne, deira første store satsing i Noreg, med konsertar i Tromsø, Bergen, … Continue reading

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Kompromisslöst på sista Idealfestivalen (SE)

Svenska Dagbladet: “(…) En av festivalens absoluta höjdpunkter var den norska duon Fe-mail, ett av få kvinnliga inslag. Med naturella eller elektroniskt förvridna röster, brus och oljud, valthorn, munspel och diverse effekter och attiraljer skapar Maja Ratkje och Hild Sofie … Continue reading

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Voluptuous Vultures

Available in 10″ vinyl or full length CD which includes an extra track. Vinyl also available in a heavy metal box with poster-artwork by Lasse Marhaug (limited edition of 30 copies). Vinyl release text from PsychForm:” 10″ vinyl – standard … Continue reading

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“They look as innocent as new-born lambs. The sick fucks.”

2005; dur: 5′; Noise music by Fe-mail Continue reading

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Blixter Toad

2004-05; Double album by Maja S. K. Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjord (Fe-mail) Continue reading

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Fe-mail: An Interview with the Pink Inferno

Rare Frequency: Fe-mail is Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjord, and they make noise… lots of it, using theremins, dictaphones, samplers, laptops, harmonicas, and, most importantly, voice (Maja’s) and French Horn (Hild’s). Inspired by the extreme noise music … Continue reading

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Et møte, støydivaer, tre lydsnekkere (NO)

Panorama: Wolf Eyes. Fe-Mail. Hver for seg er disse to navnene nok til å klistre smil på anmelderens fjes i flere uker fremover. Sammen er de ikke annet enn ren dynamitt! Energimølla – Kongsberg Jazzfestival – Kongsberg, fredag 2. juli … Continue reading

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Beyond Laptops

Disquiet:
Yoshihide switched back and forth between that guitar and his trademark equipment (his turntables) while Mori sat patiently at her laptop, the image of composure. Both members of Fe-mail alternated between an array of secondary electronics.

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Article in New York Times

New York Times:
Perhaps the most exciting act on the bill is Fe-mail … Continue reading

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It’s a ladies night, oh what a night! (NO)

Panorama:
Dette hadde vært en god kveld så langt, men to kvinner skulle kuppe tronen med et sett fra paradis. Med en tett miks av oscillatorer, gurglende althorn, stemmebrøl og effektbokser tok Fe-Mail kontrollen veldig tidlig i settet. Continue reading

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All Ears: Fire dager med musikerstyrt magi (NO)

Ballade: Den idealistiske og musikerstyrte All Ears-festivalen er på kort tid blitt et viktig og vitalt fokuspunkt for improvisert musikk i Norden. Årets begivenhet, som strakk seg over fire dager og to byer, var intet unntak, mener Ballade-redaktør Arvid Skancke-Knutsen. … Continue reading

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Lyden av for mye energi (NO)

Morgenbladet oppsummerer det omfangsrike Maja Ratkje-året. Støymusikk: Maja Ratkje opererer i et musikkmiljø som i spesielt stor grad er dominert av nerdete menn, og nyter stor anerkjennelse, skriver Svein Egil Hatlevik. Foto: Ellen Lorenzen Det er blitt lett å lage … Continue reading

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De Tenen van God

2004; dur: 55′; A performance with one actor and electronic/acoustic music by Fe-mail. Text by Anna Luyten. Continue reading

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Syklubb fra Hælvete reviews (in English, French, German, Slovenian, Swedish, Norwegian)

“Out of Norway comes the most exciting noise LP I’ve heard to date. These two women romp thru stimulating noise compositions fresh and clean w/ a distinct Scandinavian frost. But there’s always an undercurrent of warm embrace, sweet and masterful.” (Thurston Moore) “Jeg vil anbefale denne plata til alle 50-åringene som går rundt og tror at gitar-feedback er det tøffeste som finnes.” (Arild R. Andersen) Continue reading

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Syklubb fra Hælvete (CD)

Debut album by Fe-mail (Hild Sofie Tafjord and Maja S. K. Ratkje). Originally released on . “Last year, a pink piece of vinyl sent a message to the noise community. In a limited edition of 500, it made a ripple, … Continue reading

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Nor Noise

CD and DVD double pack. Nor Noise is a documentary about Noise music – perhaps the most exiting and innovative form of music to evolve in the last years. The film maker Tom Hovinbøle has since the project started in … Continue reading

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Dissolution Tapes

Zeromoon: “Lets face it, most compilations suck, are filled with half-assed throw away tracks by name artists and filler by unknowns reinventing the wheel for the umpteenth time. This is were Dissolution Tapes differs. In order to maintain a stylistic … Continue reading

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All Men Are Pigs reviews (in English, Russian, Norwegian)

Pitchfork: “Fe-Mail are Maja Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjord, both formerly of the Norwegian experimental electro-acoustic quartet Spunk. You might also know Ratkje from her exceptional 2002 solo album Voice, on which she demonstrated how the bizarre fury of a … Continue reading

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All Men Are Pigs

Gameboy Records: “sounds surface from all over the map. i hear voice, some synths, effects galore. this is a noisy affair not unlike (and maybe even more so than) fe-mail’s debut – recently issued on cd by important records. the … Continue reading

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Women of the world – take over! (DK)

Geiger:
At ikke alle var lige villige til at fortabe sig i lyden, kunne man se rundt omkring i lokalet, hvor adskillige folk sad og holdt sig for ørerne – men én ting var sikker: Tafjord og Ratkje leverede et sæt af den slags, man aldrig glemmer. En dybt intelligent lyderuption, der fik én til at famle sig blindt rundt på gulvet i en forgæves søgen efter sin egen vilje. Continue reading

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