Saturday, November 15, 2008

PULSE EMITTER "Unearthly" c45? (Tape Tektoniks)

This tape is a serious trip. For fans of John Carpenter scores and screwed music. Well, actually, you don't need to like screwed music in general, just something really really really slow. And now that i think of it John carpenter scores are usually too suspense filled, but they sound haunting nevertheless.

The minimal liner notes read that it was "recorded ...with a modular synthesizer and time based effects" over 3 days and it really feels like it.

Now, I don't like the ocean really. I don't want to go on a cruise or ever be out of sight of land, it makes me feel so anxious just even thinking about it. How could you be at ease? The constant rocking of the boat, the waves hitting the sides of the boat, just the moon in the sky and the reflection of it off the oil black surface, it really just feels like a metaphor for degenerative nerve damage and loneliness; don't even get me started on jaws (i think it's the same idea though...). This tape makes me feel that way.

The approach on this tape taps into all of that, slow building, creeping ominous landless grief and solitary despair and paranoia. It's so minimal there's not much to write about in terms of tonal range, it's slow, slow, slow, slow, slow modulations over the period of each side, one movement per side. rules.

comes with full color cover on a sweet grey tape with silver screws, color label.

tape tektoniks site:
http://www.tapetektoniks.de/

available from the muediamorte site:
http://www.floor42.de/meudia_3/shop/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=11&sort=20a&page=2&zenid=61264ed8f98a7b9ebb2fb0e7026b12da