||1.||"Tactus Tempus" (Tonal) (15:00)|
||1.||"Tactus Tempus" (Noises & Impulses) (14:57)|
Here's something that should excite all those of an experimental persuasion: a recording of an obscure, 1973 "graphical" score for modular synthesizers recorded last summer by an ensemble cast that included Junior Boys man Jeremy Greenspan, Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, Simian Mobile Disco's James Shaw, and various members of the Floating Points and Caribou touring bands. We won't go into the arty premise behind Tactus Tempus, other than the fact that each musician - armed with a modular synth or other electronic music-making gadget - follows a different graphical score with mesmerizing and occasionally discordant results. The A-side "Tonal" version is a little more musical, with the flipside "Noises & Impulses" version resembling a thrillingly cacophonous collection of whizzes, bangs, and intergalactic pops.
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