Sunday, January 13, 2013

EP: Tyler Etters - The Geometrie Of Our Lost Cause

Band: Tyler Etters
Album: The Geometrie Of Our Lost Cause EP
Label: Endless Field Studios
Year: 2013

01. Immemorial
02. Generative

“The Geometrie Of Our Lost Cause” – the first release from Tyler Etters, is split into two 15 minutes songs and released on digital and cassette. Listen to the first track and it’s easy to understand why the artist chose this imperfect medium for the physical release. The album has a timeless quality to it. It breathes and has a soul. The first piece, “Immemorial” is an ever-changing semi-ambient track that feels very introverted, almost like Tyler is searching for something within himself. The second piece, “Generative,” is an experiment in algorithmically generated music. Tyler meticulously bounced down 100 different versions of “Generative” to cassette tape. As cassettes are purchased, the correlating versions of “Generative” become unlocked for everyone else to download. Tyler Etters’ first release is a beautiful display of how electronic music can still be sincere and uninhibited. Recommended for fans of Brian Eno, Tim Hecker, and GY!BE.

'Immemorial' is made up of several movements. They are:
I. The Forgotten Distance
II. Time Slopes
III. By The Train Tracks (w/ Arthur)
IV. Hazey Power Plant, 1001 Drones (For Paul)
V. At Another Working Gate

'Generative' is actually 1/100th of a much longer piece. Each cassette is dubbed with a different section. The original intention was for everyone to download a random copy of 'Generative' from his website each time, but alas that strategy proved exceedingly complex to integrate the current media dissemination tools at his disposal. So, this section of 'Generative' is from is from Tyler Etters' cassette.

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