Sunday, 12 August, 2007

Martin Tétreault + Otomo Yoshihide - 21 Situations (1999)

Martin Tétreault - turntables, records, prepared needles
Otomo Yoshihide - turntables, sampler, cd

"Released in 1999, Martin Tétrault and Otomo Yoshihide's 21 situations documents 21 short improvisations for turntables (with and without treatments on the needles and vinyl), sampler and CD. (...) Recorded in 1997, these 21 short (never much longer than 4 minutes, but most between 1-2 minutes long) deal with various themes that determine their titles: cartoon, science-fiction, conflagration, chant, jungle, chaos, tension, etc. "Satellite", for example, has an eerie cosmic-like sound; "Cartoon" is playful; and "Chant" contains a strange human-made squawking. The mood of this disc is really quite playful, and even though there are some dips into darker themes and sounds, the over-all feeling is one of spontaneous experimentalism. Scratches, scrapings, loops, sharp cut-ups and collage work, grating textures of the needles on treated vinyl, and short glimpses of what the original records may have sounded like are the elements that keep you on your toes throughout the entire recording".
Richard di Santo, Incursion

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