Difference and Repetition

by Kikuchi Yukinori/Tim Olive

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ontology 05:10
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katamari 04:09
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small room 04:08
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multiple 03:49
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shining 10:49
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ghosts 05:46

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David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue:
Duo work from Kikuchi aka Dexter and leader of Japanese underground group Billy? and Mr. Tim Olive. High computer tones go up against doomy electro/drone stylings, paranoid late-night surveillance atmospheres, the sound of live electricity and tense drawn-out test tones. The closing “Ghosts” is one of the most beautifully hysterical shots of post-tongue electronics this side of Ryoji Ikeda or Borbetomagus. Wow.

Dan Warburton, The Wire:
The album title is also the name of Gilles Deleuze’s celebrated thesis, but if you’re into that post-structuralist stuff and buy records accordingly, you should be warned that this is about as far from Mille Plateaux (the record label) as you can get. From the opening “Wolf In Center Page”, which disappears into silence without warning about halfway through only to return to bite your ears off, via the menacing thuds of “Ontology” and the low queasy growl of “Multiples” to the banshee shriek of “Ghosts”, it’s a rough ride, nasty but nice.

credits

released May 13, 2020

Kikuchi Yukinori: computer
Tim Olive: magnetic pickups
Original release on TestToneMusic, 2010
Thanks to Kikuchi-san

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Tim Olive Kobe, Japan

Magnetic pickups and analog electronics generate sound-textures and scraps of pitched material evolving, shifting and mutating in real time; uncanny, uneasy, and yet somehow beautiful, with a focus on collaboration with fellow musicians and sound artists, predicated on the uniqueness, intensity and unrepeatability in every musical situation. ... more

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