CD Pole [Tuner] (CD 1130998), Audio Other
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Pole [Tuner]

  • 1. White Cake Sky
    2. Black Well Monotony
    3. 11-11
    4. Pole
    5. Gate 9
    6. Stalker
    7. So High
    8. Dig
    9. Down Below
    10. Repulsive and Delicious
    11. Creatures
    12. Pencilhead
    13. Arson Dandy
    14. U.R.I.M
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 001

  • Credits
    ProducerMarkus Reuter; Pat Mastelotto; Tuner; Fabio Trentini
    EngineerMarkus Reuter; Peter Kingsberry; Bill Munyon; Tuner; Pat Manskie

    Tuner: Markus Reuter, Pat Mastelotto.
    Personnel: Pat Mastelotto (spoken vocals, drums, percussion); Markus Reuter (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, grand piano, keyboards, electric bass); Roberto Riggio (violin); Laura Scarborough (melodica, vibraphone); Pamelia Kurstin (Theremin).
    Additional personnel: Lisa Fletcher, Chrysta Bell, Peter Kingsbery, Deborah Carter, Sirene, Kristoffer G. Rygg (vocals); Roberto Riggio, Pamelia Kurstin, Laura Scarborough.
    Audio Mixers: Markus Reuter; Pat Mastelotto.
    Recording information: Bill's Apartment, Austin, TX (12/01/2005-02/20/2006); Paignton, Devon, England (12/01/2005-02/20/2006); Pat's Loft, Austin, TX (12/01/2005-02/20/2006); Peter's Bungalow, Hermosa Beach, CA (12/01/2005-02/20/2006); S.P.C.S., Telfs, Tyrol, Austria (12/01/2005-02/20/2006); Zone Studio, Dripping Springs, TX (12/01/2005-02/20/2006).
    Tuner is a duo consisting of King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto and multi-instrumentalist Markus Reuter. Their music is a sharp and bracing fusion of sounds that draws on industrial, prog, punk, techno, and even hip-hop influences to create something likely to capture the attention of a wide spectrum of adventurous listeners. Crimson fans will hone in immediately on the crooked and difficult rhythmic structure of tracks like "Black Well Monotony," while followers of Nine Inch Nails and vintage industrial music will find that song's sonic textures familiar as well. The weird acoustic guitar sound and punky attitude of "White Cake Sky" are both lots of fun, and "Arson Dandy" manages to be both quite conventionally hooky and deeply sonically weird at the same time. The album sags in the middle, when several tracks meander aimlessly under the faux-sexy whispers and lip-smacking of guest vocalist Lisa Fletcher. Overall, though, this is a very promising debut. ~ Rick Anderson

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