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featured releases...
1.
Synapse (AMCDR 003) 70'34"
2.
Oneiromancer (AMCDR 009) 73'47"
3.
Heart Of Glass (AMCDR 015) 74'20"
4.
Sloth (AMCDR 052) 75'58"
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Quicksilver (AMCDR 074) 72'30"
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Substance-Ascension (AMCDR 091) TBA

Jim Tetlow history, see also: Endgame, Hemamorphite, Shapeshifter, etc.

Synapse (Auricle AMCDR 003) CDR

Jim Tetlow Synapse7.00 + p&p

1. SYNAPSE SUITE
... a) Cold Cortex 11'00", b) Agitation 11'56", c) The Third Eye 6'27",
... d) Thalamus 10'56", e) Static Deluge 8'53", f) Pyroyinesis 10'24"
2. STEPPING STONES IN STASIS 10'45"

Composed & engineered by Jim Tetlow.
Recorded at Synapse Studio, Elmesthorpe (3-7 March & 21 August 1998).
Mixed at Tachyon Studio (1 April 2001).

Jim Tetlow: electronics, guitar, synths, voice, didgeridoo, radio.

Oneiromancer (Auricle AMCDR 009) CDR

Jim Tetlow Oneiromancer7.00 + p&p

1. FOLDING SPACE 12'46"
2. BORN OF NIL #2 12'22"
3. BADGBOATO WATER 11'44"
4 THE SAME CANAMEZO FORM 12'38"
5. YEN SPANS RUINS 7'00"
6. ONEIRIC ORDEAL 16'36"

All "comprovisation", performance, recording & mixing by Jim Tetlow.
Recorded at Synapse Studio, Elmesthorpe (July 2000-June 2001).
Mixed at Tachyon Studio (22 July 2001).

Jim Tetlow: voice, processed acoustic feedback, electronic feedback/chambering, halogen light bulb, metal sculpture, tub of water, ceramic bowl & spoon, rubber ball, elastic bands, bowed compact disc.

Heart Of Glass (Auricle AMCDR 015) CDR

Jim Tetlow Heart Of Glas7.00 + p&p

1. HEART OF GLASS 24'45"
2. SUCCUBUS SCATTERED PART 1 11'38"
3. APHID DRIP 13'02"
4. SUCCUBUS SCATTERED PART 2 7'48"
5. COELOCANTH 16'44"

All "comprovisation", performance, recording & mixing by Jim Tetlow.
Tracks 1,3,5 recorded at Synapse Studio, Elmesthorpe (May-December 2001).
Tracks 2,4 recorded at Tachyon Studio (27 June 2001) & remixed at Synapse Studio, Elmesthorpe (8 December 2001).
Mixed at Tachyon Studio (24 March 2002).

Jim Tetlow: Roland Sound Canvas, bowed Marlin Strat copy, djembe, heartbeat, old Atari 800XL computer, Philips personal stereo on low battery, acoustic CD, tapped worktop, corrugated cardboard, voice loops, tapes, CD loops.

+ Steve Freeman, Alan Freeman: cymbals (on "Succubus Scattered part 2").

Sloth (Auricle AMCDR 052) CDR

Jim Tetlow Slot7.00 + p&p

1. THE MATING OF MOTHS 15'08"
2. GOOLUMBRA 15'17"
3. SINUS AESTUUM 15'14"
4. FAUNA IN STASIS 15'14"
5. SUBTERRANEAN SAIL 15'03"

Soundscapes assembled and mastered at Synapse Studio, Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire between May and August 2004 from existing elements recorded at Synapse Studio, Tachyon Studio and elsewhere.

SLOTH was conceived as an alternative to the kind of albums often presented as aids for meditation, which, although usually pleasant, are sadly often far too empty and shallow as listening experiences. at worst, so-called "beautiful" music is merely pretty in a cheap, cloying way and does not engage the listener, thus failing to fulfill its purpose, to take the listener deep within themselves.

the five pieces on this album aim to strike a balance, a union of conflicting emotions. some of the sounds to be found are more atonal, even noise-based, than one would commonly associate with a so-called "meditation music" album: this is part of the process, blurring the boundaries between light and dark by marrying them together. after all, nature itself is both beautiful and brutal, often simultaneously! these pieces can be unnerving at first, but once acclimatized there is a reassuring warmth and an omnipresent harmony which links even the most abstract sounds with one another.

The individual sonic elements which constitute each soundscape co-exist independently of one another, occasionally meshing and clustering, encouraging the listener to allow the whole to wash over them rather than focus on individual sounds. this is where the mind starts to drift, floating on the seething mass, inspired into new headspaces. well, that's the plan!

Quicksilver (Auricle AMCDR 074) CDR

Jim Tetlow Quicksilve7.00 + p&p

1. PRISMOID 8'16"
2. HYMENOPTERA 2'19"
3. ZYKLEN 5'06"
4. SILVERBLOOD 6'17"
5. DRIPTICK 5'00"
6. SPEED 7'31"
7. COPPERCRY 4'18"
8. SLUGSICKAUD 3'58"
9. CONSCIOUSNESS 9'38"
10. CHROMATIC 5'00"
11. PETRI 9'57"
12. MERCURIALIGHT 4'34"

Soundscapes composed, assembled and mastered at Synapse Studio, Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire between February 2004 and August 2005, also using material previously recorded at Synapse Studio, Tachyon Studio and elsewhere.

Jim Tetlow: source material used Roland Sound Canvas, Yamaha PSS-790, voice, percussion (djembe and tabla), electronics, loops, tapes, atmospheres.

QUICKSILVER reflects my current position in an ongoing exploration of a sonic aesthetic I have been spending time with for the last few years in both my solo work and the group project Endgame: rich, crystalline, harmonically complex tones and sounds, evoking the tactile essence of metal and glass, solid and liquid. Whereas my previous album HEART OF GLASS explored the darker, harsher end of this spectrum, QUICKSILVER inhabits a lusher, more resonant world - although certainly far too demanding on the listener's attention to be classed as ambient music!

Substance-Ascension (AMCDR 091)

Jim Tetlow Substance-Ascension7.00 + p&p

SUBSTANCE: ROOT 2145"
1. Birth 326"
2. Entwine 805"
3. Transition 132"
4. Division 550"
5. Emergence 252"
SUBSTANCE: IRON 2145"
6. Core 300"
7. Smeltery 456"
8. Shards 622"
9. Gleam 727"
ASCENSION 3520"
10. Quiet 1046"
11. Disturbed 626"
12. Purgatory 652"
13. Gathering 125"
14. Rapture 951"

SUBSTANCE recorded 12-21 March 1999. Remix/overdub 15-17 Sept. 2006.
ASCENSION recorded 25 Oct to 4 Nov 1998. Remix/overdub 17-19 Sept. 2006.

Instrumentation: Roland SC-55 (via Yamaha PSS-790), Hohner Rockwood guitar,
duggi tabla, Atari 800XL computer, dish and spoon, electric shaver, voice, feedback electronics, tapes, loops.

 Jim Tetlow Synapse art pages

Jim Tetlow

A highly original and talented multi-instrumentalist, Jim Tetlow first made contact as an inquisitive customer in the Ultima Thule shop and then went on to join Shapeshifter. He is now a member of Endgame. This solo debut finds Jim exploring a style that hints a little at the Sylvian & Czukay collaborations, the more abstract realms of Coil, Cluster and the melodic end of the electronic avant-garde. In all, it's a unique sound, showing the aspect of Jim's earlier work in Endgame. His new one Oneiromancer is unique in that features no synthesizers or conventional instruments whatsoever, with hints of the weirder end of Vangelis, onto Bayle, Parmegiani or even Morphogenesis!

About "Oneiromancer", Jim says... For some time I had been carrying around the idea of making an electroacoustic album: a collection of pieces whose component sounds would be entirely sourced from microphones (both acoustic and contact mikes) and which would use no conventional instruments, synthesized or otherwise. Until last year (2000) it remained just an idea; however, as my understanding of sound processing gained pace via the explorative environment of Endgame (and also solo experiments) the time came to leave the digital synthesizer, guitar and source tapes alone and concentrate on the microphones. I decided to allow myself one concession: my voice, which would be just another sound to be picked up acoustically.

On "Heart Of Glass" Jim says... This album is a product of my continuing exploration of tonal modulation, particularly the transformation of high frequencies into low and vice versa. Influences include the driftworks of Cranioclast and Frank Perry, the otherworldly early experiments of Klaus Schulze and the INA:GRM school of electroacoustic composers.

See also: Hemamorphite, another Tetlow project. See Jim's art

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