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BOCA RATON - Mansdoof

Format: CD-R
Label & Cat.Number: Absurd # 36
Release Year: 2004
Note: lim. 131 cardboard cover
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €8.00

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Bearbeitete field recordings vom MIXER-Labelbetreiber Martijn Tellinga aka BOCA RATON. Spannungsreiche, nebulse Soundlandschaften sind hier entstanden, durchdrungen von kaum zu identifizierbaren Konkret- und Geruschklngen.

Two new releases on one of the finest CDR labels around, and still going strong. Boca Raton, you are no doubt aware is a city in Florida, but it's also the musical project of Mr. Mixer Martijn Tellinga. After his 7" for his own label, he now releases on Absurd. The release was delayed but it enabled Boca Raton to rework the material according to new working methods learned at his Sonology training in The Hague, The Netherlands. Boca Raton is the man running around with a microphone and a minidisc - taping sounds from the environment. Then he returns to his studio and started treating the sounds electronically. A very traditional way of working of course, but in Boca Raton's instance he comes up with ten delicate nice compositions. What sets him aside from so many others is the fact that he is not interested in making the material 'silent' or 'inaudible' or 'noisy' and 'louder'. He simply crafts ten small pieces of sound. Off hand I could think of one other band that did so, albeit in the past. Much of the work of Boca Raton dwells on the ideas of THU20, a Dutch electro-acoustic group. They too treated their sound with great care and what interested them, and now Boca Raton, was the composition they could make out of it. Everything is well-balanced and placed in the mix, which makes this a truely nice work to hear. Joyful. Skillfull. Two things that aren't always around. [fdw, Vital Weekly]