Fwd: CD review


Subject: Fwd: CD review
From: Ian Chuprun (ianc@sympatico.ca)
Date: Sun Aug 08 1999 - 14:00:32 EDT


 Found in Splendid.

Ian

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Ian Chuprun
ianc@sympatico.ca

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A propos de la: / Regarding the:
Communaute electroacoustique canadienne (CEC)
Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC)

http://cec.concordia.ca
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A propos de l': / Regarding the:
Université Concordia University

http://music.concordia.ca
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Splendid E-Zine wrote:

> Soundclips from all artists can be found on the Splendid
> website: http://www.splendidezine.com/reviews/aug-9-99/

[snip]

> Martin Tétreault and Otomo Yoshihide / 21 Situations /
> Ambiances Magnétiques (CD)
>
> So, you think you're a DJ? You think you can spin? You're a
> vinyl superhero, spinning 19 discs at once, dropping needles
> like a clumsy junkie, matching beats like a... um, a really
> good beat matcher? Ha! Think again. It's time for school...
>
> On 21 Situations, Québec's Martin Tétreault and Japan's
> Otomo Yoshihide lay down 21 tracks of beautiful improvised
> noise, all coaxed from an array of prepared records (broken,
> scratched, taped together, who knows what!), altered record
> players, screwy needles, samplers and CDs. With the
> exception of a few voice samples, there are almost no
> recoginizable sounds, and there are definitely no beats
> (there's not a Funky Drummer in the house!)
>
> Even without beats, each of the 21 "Situations" has a
> terrific energy, a real momentum driving it along as
> Tétreault and Yoshihide spin and squirt all manner fuzz,
> bleeps and bloops, tinkles, rumbles, buzzes and pops out
> into the sonic landscape. If you're a noise-improv
> connoisseur you're probably already all over this one. And
> if you're not a noise-improve connoisseur, well, what are
> you waiting for? -- Irving Bellemead
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