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    TBA – “Annule ” – [Maxernst]

    TBA is Natalie “Tusia” Beridze. This disc was recorded a few
    years ago in her motherland in Tbilisi, Georgia under the
    fatherlabel imprint run by Thomas Brinkmann. It starts with a
    piece that connotes Conlon Nancarrow, but eventually TBA makes
    her way into the more peculiar percolations. There is some
    strange alien abduction with plinky probes on “Downby”, the
    last track, “URS” is a sideways look in the mirror of sleep.
    Other tracks like “Tuesd,” “Zinavs,” “Soshi” and “GetGoin”
    (one of my faves) are jumpy digital dancers. Many other
    tracks feature Beridze’s buried vocals multi-tracked and
    untracked from the stream of consciousness. Whispery like
    last Wednesday. Gone but there. Some folks may end up having
    her voice as a deal-breaker, but by the time of the last
    track, I kind of welcomed it. Other reviews talked about her
    accent…huh…sounds like a bleak Brit more than anything
    further afield to me. A little music machine cut-up like
    “Okean K” followed by weird breathy conspiracy ditty
    “Signdunst” help to give this release a great identity to
    me, it’s one that seems to progress and have a lot more
    definition than most. It can almost listen like a play.
    And as a bonus it gets weirder the further along.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on August 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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