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:YAU:/Tinty Music: Re-Contextualization

  1. Undertow
  2. Orange Glow Tunnel
  3. Night Vision
  4. Issue du Noir I-V
  5. Backwash, Pts. 1 & 2

"Re-Contextualization" is the 100 minute long split cassette shared by Tinty Music and :YAU:. Each artist swapped various sound sources, composed original music based on those sounds and sent the track back the source artists for finishing touches. The end result is five different tracks composed over a ten month period ranging from twelve to twenty-three minutes in length. For the most part, each track is an exercise in minimalism. The only way to truly do this cassette justice is to listen through a pair of studio quality head phones on a professional grade deck. This alleviates all of the snaps, pops and hiss evident even on this high quality Maxwell XLS II tape. Tinty Music's tracks seem to focus more on washed atmospheres with various clicks, tones and whines delegated to a more subservient role. :YAU:'s caustic rhythms, percussion, and feedback playing a prominent role over the thin ambience, is just the opposite. As with other :YAU: sample source trading cassettes, this release brings out the strengths of both participating artists leaving me craving more.

Tinty Music is: Kevin J. O'Conner, :YAU: is Randy H. Yau

Tinty Music
P.O. Box 85363
Seattle, WA 98145-1363


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