021 - Below Zero - tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE & collaborators

- $6.00 - (90 minutes)


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tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE & collaborators - Below Zero


(Widemouth Tapes - www.fyi.net/~anon/WdmUHome.html)


[experimental, improv, experimental electronics]


This is an amazing compilation tape consists of various collaborations between tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE and others done all around the world..  Some pieces are more electronic than others, but most of it is made with samplers, synthesizers, and ssequencers and such.  There is a real mixture of moods here.  Some pieces are crazy and excited, whereas a few are slow and a bit spooky.  There is also a lot of tape/cd experimentation.  Among the mix, cd players, DAT recordings, mp3 files, tapes, and even a camcorder recording is used.  This is definitely an excellent work from a very skilled musician, and it stands out as one of the best recordings of it's genre. Somewhere between jazz, electronica, and just plain noise, is where you'll find this sucker.  And it's only like six bucks or something...




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