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Tetreault, Martin : Plus de Snipettes!! (Ambiances Magnetiques)

A fun, odd and eccentric album constructed from extracts of hours of tape reels and audio cassettes by Montreal turntablist Martin Tetrault, a mix of plunderphonic sources, unusual turntable technique, and experimental audio collage drawn from an insanely diverse set of sources, in this sequel to his 1992 "Snipettes!" cassette, here with 31 new fascinating miniatures.

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Attached 20 page booklet with comments from Tetrault and a listing of sources for each track in French, English or both, plus a photograph of Tetrault's studio.

UPC: 771028124527

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 245
Squidco Product Code: 26788

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold w/ booklet
Recorded between 1977 and 1998 by the artist.


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Artist Biographies:

"Martin Tétreault. Born Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Rouville, Québec, 1957. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (turntable), Artist.

Martin Tétreault is an internationally-renowned sound artist based in Montréal. He is a leading figure in improvisation using turntables, unusual vinyl surfaces and objects. Tétreault's trajectory includes various productions on compact disc and live performances with a range of collaborators: Diane Labrosse, René Lussier, Érik M, Michel F Côté, i8u, Otomo Yoshihide, Xavier Charles, Kid Koala, and many more. He is the composer and director of a turntable quartet Quatuor de tourne-disques founded in 2006. His work has appeared under several labels including Ambiances magnétiques, Erstwhile, Japanimprov, Oral, Victo and Vand'œuvre. Commissioned for music, dance, theatre, poetry and installation, Tétreault has been the recipient of many grants and awards."

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track listing:

1. Montreal 09-04-77 (1977) 1:03

2. Metal industriel disco 4:42

3. Pop jazz contemporain 2:50

4. Aurore boreale 2:30

5. Le genre des mondes no1 0:35

6. La nature 0:06

7. America 7:28

8. Les enfants 0:31

9. Desarme 2:37

10. Pleure jazz, pleure! 3:48

11. Boucle d'os 4:27

12. Sound Effects Guitar Quiz - 2.0 3:26

13. Ivress Bechet no1 2:04

14. L'instant furtif 0:35

15. Maudite electricite 3:04

16. Ivress Bechet no2 1:33

17. Bach 1:49

18. Tension totale 1:43

19. Kosmix mix mix mix 5:39

20. Short Waves 3:40

21. Le genre des mondes no2 0:41

22. Ironie du sort 3:26

23. La basse de la raison 0:51

24. Des pas...: Un trois dans un 2:38

25. Ludique 1:56

26. Manifeste... 0:47

27. ... magnetique 2:56

28. Jamais il ne developpe 0:52

29. Lenteur d'ici 1:53

30. Pianordeon 1:48

31. Ca va tres bien 5:44
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"(No) More Snipettes!! is the sequel to my popular album Snipettes! What you have here is another set of selected extracts from several hours worth of tape reels and audio cassettes that were digitally transferred to a computer and then destroyed. In some cases, the original recordings were made straight to magnetic tape without going through a mixing desk. I wanted to retain as much of the original qualities of these materials and their media as possible. And that meant keeping both strokes of genius and mistakes rich in naivety and lessons learned at the time.

This approach constitutes an archiving of gestures and sounds, a magnetic history that I had set aside for a while, and which, from what I can hear today, I am not the only one to have transgressed, at least in terms of analogue creation on turntables. Most of the tools used for these recordings have disappeared from my set-up. As for the music, what were mere exercises originally now take on, here and there, hidden meanings and speak up. What meaning? You be the judge!"-Martin Tétrault, Ambiences Magnetiques

Attached 20 page booklet with comments from Tetrault and a listing of sources for each track in French, English or both, plus a photograph of Tetrault's studio.
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