Tone Rec are a French quartet that mediates between German post-rock
(Mouse On Mars,
Tied & Tickled Trio,
To Rococo Rot)
and French musique concrete of the 1950s.
Thugny Thugny (Sub Rosa, 1997) was a timid debut, but
digitized noise, hypnotic loops, raw statics, dub-like bass chords,
post-techno beats populate Pholcus (Sub Rosa, 1998) to the point
that compositions like Pholcus, Voice Onset Time and
Parallel Distributed Processing are Frankenstein's equivalent
of free-jazz group improvisation.
The sonic stew is more refined on Coucy-Pack (Sub Rosa, 1999) and
tracks like A Mini Farcstt and Parka Bodl can be said to be
atmospheric. Tone Rec's fusion of Morton Subotnick (Portable)
and Spring Heel Jack (Ten) is unique,
if not always spectacular.
Demo Pack Demoli (Sub Rosa, 2000) collects remixes and four unreleased
(dance) tracks that do not bode well for the future.
Tone Rec's side-project Dat Politics (launched at the end of 1998)
specializes in oddly playful, almost satirical, digital/laptop/glitch
post-rock electronica that artfully juxtaposes melody and noise.
Tracto Flirt (Skipp, 1999 - Tigerbeat6, 2000),
Villiger (A-Musik, 1999),
Sous-hit (Digital Narcis, 2000),
are manic exercises in anti-electronic music.
Fourth album Plugs Plus (Chicks On Speed, 2002) veered towards a
poppier sound while retaining the comic folly of their collages
(Re-Folk, Pie, Tout Bleu).
Pass Our Class features Matmos on vocals and Kid 606 on keyboards.
(Translation by/ Tradotto da xxx) |
Se sei interessato a tradurre questo testo, contattami