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Tim Barnes: DEAD-LOOP [VINYL] (Amish Records)

Percussionist, Quakebasket label leader, and experimental sound artist Tim Barnes both subverts and respect the forms of electronica by turning it on its side, extracting unusual rhythms and structures from rhythmic elements and samples, at times following conventional direction and then breaking off into Barne's instinctive drive for abstraction and diversion.

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UPC: 859739001389

Label: Amish Records
Catalog ID: AMI038
Squidco Product Code: 28563

Format: LP
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2019
Country: USA
Packaging: Vinyl LP
Giuseppe Ielasie-Mastering. Shutaro Noguchi-Helicopter Pilot, Sonic Balance and Mixing Engineer; Chris Kincaide-Mixing Engineer.


Tim Barnes-percussion, sampling, programming

Dane Waters-Vocalist ("Fiorna", "Xay")

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"Tim Barnes is an internationally-known percussionist, electronic musician, and recording producer/engineer who has played and recorded with Sonic Youth, Wilco, Body/Head, Jim O'Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, The For Carnation, and MV+EE, as well as being featured in countless multiple other settings, from jazz-influenced free-improvisation to full-on rock n' roll. He is the Artistic Director of DREAMLAND, and also runs the newly-revived Quakebasket record label (best known for its mid-1990s archival releases of solo work by Angus MacLise, poet and original drummer for the Velvet Underground). A California native, Tim moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 2007 from his longtime musical base, New York City."

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track listing:

1. HORNA 3:19

2. KONQR 4:29

3. JAPE 2:30

4. AEMO 5:48

5. GUALA 4:38

6. XAY 4:58

7. BYEEK 4:34

8. NAKU 4:30
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"In many ways DE∆D-LOOP is House music that takes a sideways approach to the language of dance music. As both a concept and a practice, Barnes aims to turn House on its side, reconsidering its structure and form. The tracks on DE∆D-LOOP reflect Barnes' status as a renowned percussionist, offering rhythms and textures that both draw the listener in and maintain a spatial and temporal distance/uncertainty. This distance can best be heard on the quiet closing track "NAKU," but also in the hyperactive and layered percussion of "AEMO" and "GUALA." This record isn't all concept, however, as the lead off tracks "HORNA" and "KONQR" sound like something you might hear at rave, albeit standing outside the club in the middle of day after everyone has crashed. The foggy celebration continues on this record, however; listen to "JAPE" and its play with language, cracking words open and hearing what comes out of the space between syllable and sound.

Since 1995, Tim Barnes has been internationally acclaimed as a musician, having played with a range of artists including Tony Conrad, Ikue Mori, Sonic Youth, Glenn Kotche, P.G. Six, Mike Watt, Royal Trux, Stereolab, Jim O'Rourke, Beth Orton, among others. Barnes has most recently become known for his radical site-specific sound art duo with Jeph Jerman (Erstwhile, IDEA Intermedia, Feeding Tube). Working across both genre and instrumentation, Barnes' singular history as a musician reflects his versatile ear and performance range.

Barnes has also done important research and work as an archivist and engineer, most notably through his Quakebasket-imprint. Quakebasket made available and distributed the work of artists like Henry Flynt, Pandit Pran Nath, Christopher Tree and, most notably, Angus MacLise. In looking forward, Quakebasket released music by Michael J. Schumacher, Tetuzi Akiyama, Nick Hennies, and Valerio Tricoli, among many others.

DE∆D-LOOP is the latest installment of Amish's in-house label Required Wreckers, pairing music and sound art with visual artists who share a thematic or process-based methodology. DE∆D-LOOP features the work of American-born and French-based artist/filmmaker and current Guggenheim Fellow Erick Baudelaire's Blind Walls series. These recordings were mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi."-Amish Records

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