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Welcome to Neotropic.

The Home of  Riz Maslen UK electronic innovator and multi-instrumentalist

British producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Riz Maslen, who records as Neotropic and Small Fish With Spine has been described as one of the most prominent women composers working in post-techno experimental electronics. In addition to her warm electronic programming, Maslen’s music also embraces folk, psychedelic pop and her interest in experimental film-making.

The media has warmly received her albums on Ninja Tune, Oxygen Music Works, Mush Recordings, R&S and Squids Eye.She’s performed globally over the past decade at events including LA’s Coachella concert series and Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Neotropic’s live shows have always focused on creating a cinematic journey for the audience with the inclusion of her dark photographic and film imagery.

22 Responses to Home

  1. jay foley says:

    Glad to see you healthy and creating again…go get ‘em…!!!

  2. Matt says:

    Years ago, I was at a lounge in New Orleans. It was dank, dark, and candlelit, on the outskirts of the French Quarter, and there was this amazing DJ spinning there who played a Small Fish With Spine record – actually, a remix record. The “I Hate You” remixes, with the View From A Space Pod remixes by Coldcut. I can’t find them anywhere, stopped thinking about them years ago, but I just woke up thinking about them. Do you have any idea where I can get a copy? It can be anything – electronic, vinyl, cd, tape, 8 track… I don’t care. Those songs had a profound effect on me that has lasted up until now.

  3. Mihai says:

    You make great stuff !
    i used one of your songs on my tumblr i hope you don’t mind ..

  4. Ray Wilson says:

    Shoutcast random and thought “damn what a nice song”
    Neotroic – Nana

    Need more gurls like you :)

  5. Matchew says:

    I have been just itching for all of the tracks on your Fugu EP from ’98. I can only find it on vinyl…in poor shape at that. Do you know where I would be able to purchase the tracks as mp3’s?

  6. Matchew says:

    My apologies…that would be the Fugu Remixes…from ’97.

    It would make my month to be able to listen to those tracks again.

  7. Matchew says:

    Thank you so much! That is the only one I am missing in my collection from your late ’90’s/early ’00’s…I have spent many an evening with those albums and a pair of good headphones.

    You are so kind

  8. Compound Eye says:

    Hey Riz,

    Wow, you’ve been busy… Dug out my old 15 Levels CD tonight – Frozen Hands is still as beautful as ever – and went hunting for ‘more’ online. Here you are. So good to see ‘Ultimate Sushi’ on mp3. I will have to bag that, as I used to have it on CD along with everything up to / including Mr Brubaker & the UFO ep.

    What strikes me about your more recent stuff – after dipping into Bandcamp – is how delicate and haunting a lot of it is. Tracks like Inch-Inch and Farewell Home could almost be from some early 70s Herzog fillum… Well, I think they have shades of Popol Vuh, with a bit of Medieval Rennaisance / Claire Hamill thrown in for good measure.

    Anyway, good stuff! I’m going to have a lot of new faves to play over & over soon, thanks to your kindness in posting hard to find lovelies on BC.

    Thanks

  9. ShrykeAbysmal says:

    Just wanted to say that I love all of your music. So innovative and capable of sending me on journeys. I have a special place in my psyche that only songs like Half Day Closing from Portishead go and I’ve got to tell you Saucer Song is right there with it. Most hair raising, eerie song I’ve ever heard. I loop it constantly and the chorus with that insane singing is one of my ringtones. Terrifies me every time it goes off in the middle of the night. Thanks for that. :)

  10. honkinberry says:

    I’ve always loved your song Beautiful Pool, and last night I happened to be watching the Columbo episode “A Deadly State of Mind” where the sample comes from. It was delightful!

  11. trakinos says:

    beauty-full
    You do all the voices?

  12. rupertpod says:

    Beauty-full
    Do you do all the voices?

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