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¥755 terminal11. fractured sunshine. cd. february2k7

 

tracklist:

fractured sunshine *.mp3
hawaiian sniper's eye *.mp3
raging warpath dinner piano *.mp3
counter clockwise chant pattern *.mp3
mariachi timebomb *.mp3
tilde's revenge *.mp3
sparkle downer *.mp3
filtered soul exposed *.mp3
the bird's concrete nosedive *.mp3
the bird's poisoned bathwater *.mp3
the bird's midair heatstroke *.mp3
the bird's snapshot lifespan *.mp3

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"lately i've surrendered to the idea that i have very little [to] say in what comes out when i produce. i have "technique" and "arsenal" of ideas but truly no control over the end product. i think of it as soul
music! a true love for uncontrollable soul music. gut instinct that drives it wherever it decides to go! no decision to "make a track" or "produce an album" but instead i surrender myself to soul! (i hope some
of this makes sense... perhaps i can explain it better in person accompanied by drinks one day)" (mike castaneda / terminal11)once, terminal11's music was described as: "it's like hearing a drum machine for the very first time." this description does seem like the perfect definition of mike castaneda's sound - especially after listening to his compilation appearances and the brilliant 'illegal nervous habits' cd. the term 'beats' is re-defined by the sound maniac from arizona. a whirl of samples, time lapse meters and black hole like compression of track structures - "terminal 11’s sounds roams in an accelerated twilight zone where music turns into data and data turns into music" (jason forrest).

on 'fractured sunshine' all this madness is present, but castaneda has straightened out everything a tiny bit. 'counter clockwise chant pattern' f.e. has a song like structure - including a 'bridge' and some
sort of 'chorus'. however, terminal11 has re-built the patterns of today's popular music into something new. this is far beyond 'academic electronic music' where only sound itself counts; you can always hear
the human being behind the knobs that are being pushed. this music arrogates intransigently - it has to be listened to. sure this is not 'easy listening' based on today's standards, but it is indeed soul music - have a try, you won't regret it!

terminal11 on the web:
http://www.myspace.com/terminal11

discography 02.2k7:
speed modified. cd. phthalo ph39. 2001
don maximo / postmod premax. cd. phthalo ph51. 2003
bistro / left for dead... . 7". advanced idea mechanics adm-x. 2004
illegal nervous habits. cd. cock rock disco crock002. 2005
additions to arsenal. cd. phthalo ph49. 2006
fractured sunshine. cd. hymen records ¥755. 2007

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