The Best Ambient Music on Bandcamp: May 2021

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

In the new documentary Sisters With Transistors (2020), director Lisa Rovner presents archival footage and new interviews with female pioneers of electronic music, from the commercially successful Suzanne Ciani to the esoteric philosophies of Maryanne Amacher. In the film, she explores the liberating power of technology at a time when mainstream music communities restricted women from their compositional ranks. The introduction of synthesizers and other generative music machines allowed for women to create their own personal orchestras. Their legacies, along with the dozens of musicians not named in the film, live on in the exploratory works of the ambient artists in this month’s roundup, from Green-House’s whimsical approach to fingerspit’s world-building video game soundtracks.