???, Vindicatrix, Casper C, Exotic Pylon
BleeD Music approach their first year of existence, with a great pedigree of leftfield electronic pioneers already under their belt, such as Oneohtrix Point Never, Emeralds, Raime, Demdike Stare, Laurel Halo & Holy Other. They're proud to present the highly anticipated UK debut of Estonian artist MARIA MINERVA, following the release of her new LP on Not Not Fun.
Born Maria Juur in Tallinn in 1988, Maria was freelancing as an art and music critic while studying art history at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2010, Maria wrote her BA on Estonian sound art, therefore becoming the first sound art scholar in the country. Together with her partner-in-crime Maria Arusoo, she was also one half of the artist duo mariaUNDmaria. It was during her 3rd year of uni when she got into music-making that did not have that much to do with sound art: somehow she ended up with yearning lo-fi pop songs.
Maria's love affair with London began in 2009 when she was interning at The Wire Magazine, in 2010 she moved to London permanently to do her Masters at Goldsmiths College, University of London. In 2011, Maria Minerva signed to the acclaimed Los Angeles based label Not Not Fun and released her debut cassette "Tallinn At Dawn", Not Not Fun's dance-oriented daughter-label 100% Silk also put out her 12" "Noble Savage" - the public and critical response forced Maria "to actually think of herself as a musician for the first time"... On August 1, Not Not Fun release her LP, the highly anticipated "Cabaret Cixous" both on CD and vinyl.
Vindicatrix (Mordant Music) in support.