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Tetreault, Martin/Otomo Yoshihide / 2. Tok
Album:2. Tok Collection:General
Artist:Tetreault, Martin/Otomo Yoshihide Added:05/2005
Label:Ambiances Magnetique 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-08-28 Pull Date:2005-10-30 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:30 Oct9 Oct2 Oct25 Sep18 Sep11 Sep4 Sep

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 03, 2012:et. al.
Orleans No. 1 / Astrolabe
4.Oct 06, 2005:Baptism of Solitude
Orleans No. 5 / Astrolabe
2.Apr 17, 2009:KZSU All-Star Hour
Lyon No. 3 / Kate Myzyk
5.Sep 26, 2005:Stirling's Approximation
Brest No. 2 / Le Vauban
3.Oct 28, 2005:Memory Select
Nijmegen No. 4A / Extrapool [excerpt]
6.Sep 19, 2005:Stirling's Approximation
Nijmegen No. 4A / Extrapool

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-08-22 
Canadian/Japanese duo that use turntables mic’ed and treated to create glitchy noise collage onslaughts like noneother. Second in what appears to be a series (the first one made the afile earlier this year). This stuff you’ll find performed in major municipal art spaces as well as underground noise fests (and I suspect that it was all culled from live performances in such venues). True experimentalism, avante, stretching the definitions of music and art. Definitely “analog glitch” in that this is all turntablism. Great stuff, most tracks similar so just pick any really.

1) very glitchy and noisey, like a turntable and cd player about to explode, crazy loud bursts, dynamics, noise drones at end
2) starts with scratchy record sound, builds with a more sparse noisey approach
3) noise looping, knocing, pounding, sparse but noisey as hell
4) more noise, sparse subliminal feel but still noisey, very quiet fade out so careful at end
5) slowed record sample to start, this one contains more dicernable record samples which gives it a more organic feel, sparse, not as harsh, cool stuff
6) more glitchy distorto messes
7) more glitchy zaniness, chill ending
8) even more random of a feel, longer track, squeals and glitches and blurps build and build
9) louder, sounds like timbling down an endless flight of stairs locked in a wooden crate

Track Listing
1.Geneve No. 6 / Cave 12 5.Orleans No. 5 / Astrolabe
2.Geneve No. 4 / Cave 12 6.Orleans No. 4 / Astrolabe
3.Lyon No. 3 / Kate Myzyk 7.Orleans No. 1 / Astrolabe
4.Lyon No. 2 / Kate Myzyk 8.Nijmegen No. 4A / Extrapool
 9.Brest No. 2 / Le Vauban