TU M' :: NEWS LETTER :: 09/2005
- TU M' :: NEWS LETTER :: 09/2005
::: New TU M' Album :::
TU M' : JUST ONE NIGHT : DEKORDER
From the Press Release:
TU M' IS A DUO FROM CITTÀ SANT' ANGELO, A SMALL VILLAGE IN
CENTRAL ITALY. EMILIANO ROMANELLI AND ROSSANO POLIDORO HAVE
STARTED TU M' IN 1998 (NAMED AFTER MARCEL DUCHAMP'S LAST
PAINTING) AND SINCE THEN RELEASED SEVERAL CRITICALLY
ACCLAIMED RECORDS ON LABELS SUCH AS PHTHALO, ERS/STAALPLAAT,
FÄLLT, AESOVA AND BOXMEDIA. THEY HAVE RECENTLY STARTED STENO
WITH FRANK METZGER OF OVAL (DEBUT LP COMING SOON ON THE
EN/OF LABEL). THEY HAVE COLLABORATED WITH STEVE RODEN FOR AN
ALBUM RELEASE ON ROSSBIN AND ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH
SIMON FISHER TURNER ON SOME NEW TRACKS TO BE INCLUDED ON HIS
FORTHCOMING ALBUM ON MUTE RECORDS.
ADDITIONALLY THEY RUN THE CD-LABEL MR. MUTT (ANOTHER DUCHAMP
REFERENCE) AND CURATE THE MP3-LABEL TU M'P3 RELEASING
SOUNDTRACKS TO WEBCAM PICTURES BY A DIVERSE RANGE OF ARTISTS
SUCH AS DONNA SUMMER, DÄLEK, CHRIS CUTLER, NOEL AKCHOTE,
FARMERS MANUAL, VOICE CRACK, ALAN LICHT, DAVID GRUBBS AND
DEKORDER ARTISTS SUCH AS VOKS, UN CADDIE RENVERSÉ DANS
L'HERBE AND BLACK TO COMM.
THEIR NEW ALBUM TITLED "JUST ONE NIGHT" STILL CONTAINS THEIR
TRADEMARK IMPROVISATIONS ON GUITARS, ALTO SAX, FLUTES, TOY
KEYBOARDS, ALTO FLUGELHORN, PERCUSSION, HARMONICA, ETC.
LOOPED, PROCESSED AND EDITED INTO COMPOSITIONS, COMBINED
WITH FIELD RECORDINGS AND THE ODD VINYL SAMPLE USED
OCCASSIONALLY. THESE RAW MATERIALS ARE SCULPTED INTO
BEAUTIFULLY MELANCHOLIC SONGS ALL DEALING WITH THE "NIGHT"
THEME, MAKING THIS THEIR MOST COHERENT ALBUM YET.
THE ALBUM HAS BEEN MASTERED BY MARCUS SCHMICKLER (PLURAMON,
MIMEO, ETC.). A NEW TRACK BY TU M' HAS APPEARED ON THE
LATEST WIRE TAPPER COMPILATION.
More Info, Mp3s, Reviews, Orders.
::: MR.MUTT RECORDS :::
THE FORBIDDEN 80s
ARTIST VARIOUS ARTISTS
TITLE THE FORBIDDEN 80s
RELEASE APRIL 2005
PRICE 12 Euro
01 JASON FORREST "Leg Warners"
02 BETRIEB "Bubiacid"
03 MINAMO "FM Tokyo"
04 STENO "Talk"
05 SERGEJ MOHNTAU "Life Ain't Always The Way"
06 SCANNER "Glittery Plastic"
07 GREG DAVIS "Sailing"
08 TU M' "Polaroid 84"
09 STEPHAN MATHIEU "Heller Raum"
10 HDJ TOM "Play.Stop.Rew.FF."
11 MAPSTATION "Digikal Masters"
12 SOGAR "Nichts Zählt In Kleinen Mengen"
13 NATHAN MICHEL "Suds"
Over the past few years, mentioning music from the eighties,
and particularly electronic pop and its many derivations,
has been considered a sort of taboo, something you should
really be ashamed of. As a result, we have learnt to
secretly disguise the enjoyment of listening to certain
songs, sing along to the words under our breaths, lower our
voices even more when the wind of radical cutting-edge
criticism, which has conceitedly liquidated certain
intuitions of 80s pop, is perceived around us. However, if
we take a look at the music produced since the turn of the
century, it becomes evident that these intuitions have
revealed themselves very important if not fundamental in
contemporary music production. The 80s have influenced
electronic music more than what one can believe, through the
rediscovery of melody, the airiness of certain formal
solutions, the reintegration of rhythmic and enveloping
melodies... If you like it or not (and although many tend
not to recognise it) electronic music has absorbed the
influences of the 80s, that is to say that nuances of 80s
pop are recognisable within contemporary electronic music
and its mechanisms of composition, as if inherited. This is
undeniable and becomes even more evident if we merely
consider the number of composers who have reintroduced voice
into music, hidden between the abstract digital samplings
created on laptops. The musicians who have taken part in
this compilation have probably unconsciously tapped into the
memory of the forbidden 80s, making it re-emerge under the
tepid light of their computers, with an eye towards
contemporaneity yet conscious of their past.
All tracks is Unreleased and Created
only for the concept of Compilation.
Available now directly from the "MR.MUTT MiniStore":
or via DigitalDistribution on iTunes, SONY Connect,
MSN Music, Yahoo! Music, eMusic:
Is available also some copies from our MR. MUTT
"CDR Live Series" Catalogue:
MLive01 - SCANNER - "PUBLICPHONO"
MLive02 - SOGAR - "EEL AND COFFEE"
MLive03 - MINAMO - "SHRINE | NEST"
MLive04 - NATHAN MICHEL - "TREBLY"
MLive05 - TV POW - "LIVE AT THE NERVOUS CENTER"
8 Euro (Each, Shipping is included)