Tetreault, Martin/Otomo Yoshihide / 3. Ahhh
Album: 3. Ahhh   Collection:General
Artist:Tetreault, Martin/Otomo Yoshihide   Added:Aug 2005
Label:Ambiances Magnetique  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-11-06 Pull Date: 2006-01-08 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 8 Nov 13
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 06, 2006: Memory Select
Orleans No. 2
2. Nov 09, 2005: Brownian Motion
Orleans NO.2

Album Review
Ben Wolfson
Reviewed 2005-11-02
Industrial ambience, some noisy bits. Entirely done on with turntables. Unless otherwise noted all the tracks here are on the low-volume side, and they're all pretty slow to unfold. All tracks FCC clean. Best: 3, 4, 6.

1. Starts off with a soft, high, even tone (very) gradually gaining in volume, then same again with a lower rumbly tone. This dominates the rest of the track. Some metallic clanging comes in at the end (low in mix).
2. Pops and fuzz to start. Sounds like Pole, but drier than what I've heard of his. Continues like this for 8-9 minutes, then builds in volume and intensity quite a bit---coarser, blockier noises.
3. High-pitched, thin, cry-like sounds. Like a cross between István Márta's "Doom. A Sigh" and Mystic Fugu Orchestra. Vaguely unsettling and very good.
4. Starts in the same vein as track 3. A fair amount of silence in this one in the beginning, but after 3-4 minutes it picks up quite a bit. Along the lines of track 2 but much better; culminates in roaring, thunderous swaths of noise, then levels off a bit--very satisfying.
5. Insistent pulse in the background. For eight minutes. It does build up a bit of steam in the last half, but not enough to justify the length.
6. First two minutes of this track are barely audible. Low-key industrial drone until about 7 mins in, then some irregular clicky percussion and growly, almost animalian noise. Then just rapid clicks and high-pitched whines. Finishes with what sounds like a table saw and some lower clunky noises. Last 20 seconds silence.
7. Lots of silence. An occasional beat. It's very ... spacious.

Track Listing
1. Brest NO.1   4. Orleans NO.2
2. Nijmegen NO.1   5. Grenoble NO.6
3. Nijmegen NO.2   6. Geneve NO.1
  7. Geneve NO.3