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Robert Turman & Tom Smith // Strip Ice Water To Listerine CD

Robert Turman & Tom Smith // Strip Ice Water To Listerine CD

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This is a co-written CD released by American experimental musicians Robert Turman and Tom Smith, who have been active since the 1970s, on the Irish experimental/noise label Nyahh Records in June 2022.

Contains 8 collage noise songs.Digipak, shrink specification.Includes liner notes.

Below is an explanation by Robert Turman.

"In March 2020, early in the pandemic, Tom asked me, ``Would you like to do a quick and dirty internet collaboration? He recently posted an extended track called 'Strip Ice Water To Listerine' and said, 'It's only been 3 days. It's a simple generative system. Let's rebuild it together. ?Tear it apart, add your bits and I can sprinkle magic dust over the rubble!'' he added.I said I'd see what I could do, but at the time I was in the middle of a big project called Prevalence and didn't feel like taking on anything else.Then, in January 6, when I received the sad news of Tom's passing, I decided to move forward with the project.By that time, I had developed a new process and was motivated to record four new albums over the next few months. By cutting up, looping, and sampling Tom's original tracks, I created a series of rhythmic backdrops for Tom's improvisations.Unfortunately, this rubble didn't get the magic dust, but I think Tom liked it. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Nyahh Records releases available at Tobira.

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CD in gatefold case with liner notes by Thurston Moore and artwork by Karen Constance. 

Tracklist:

  1. Hair With A Hundred Milky Afterlives 07:09
  2. Diabetic Strands Curve The Spine 06:57
  3. A Thinner Ceremony 07:20
  4. Born In The Gray Dew Of Discordant Rites 07:00
  5. Veins Stretch The Length Of Forty Moles 06:59
  6. Shoulders Are Weeping 06:55
  7. Selling The Chorus 06:40
  8. Colorless Television Punishments Judge Our Lingering 06:29

Artist statement by Robert Turman:

"In March of 2020, early pandemic, Tom asked me "Wanna do a quick and dirty internet collab?" He had recently posted an extended track called 'Strip Ice Water To Listerine', and added "It's only six days old. A simple generative system. Why don't we rework it together? Tear it apart, add your bits, then I can sprinkle some magic dust atop the rubble!" I said I'd see what I can do, but was in the middle of a big project, The Prevalence, and was not in the frame of mind to take on anything else at the time. Fast forward to January 2022, after receiving the sad news that Tom had died, I decided to go ahead with the project. By then I had developed new processes and the motivation to record four new albums over the next few months, one of which was a reworking of 'Strip Ice Water To Listerine'. By cutting up, looping, and sampling Tom's original track, I created a series of rhythmic backdrops for Tom's improvisations, an album's worth of material that I could not stop listening to, and this is the result. Unfortunately the rubble never got the magic dust but I think Tom would have liked it." 

Artist: Robert Turman & Tom Smith

Label: Nyahh Records

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This is a co-written CD released by American experimental musicians Robert Turman and Tom Smith, who have been active since the 1970s, on the Irish experimental/noise label Nyahh Records in June 2022.

Contains 8 collage noise songs.Digipak, shrink specification.Includes liner notes.

Below is an explanation by Robert Turman.

"In March 2020, early in the pandemic, Tom asked me, ``Would you like to do a quick and dirty internet collaboration? He recently posted an extended track called 'Strip Ice Water To Listerine' and said, 'It's only been 3 days. It's a simple generative system. Let's rebuild it together. ?Tear it apart, add your bits and I can sprinkle magic dust over the rubble!'' he added.I said I'd see what I could do, but at the time I was in the middle of a big project called Prevalence and didn't feel like taking on anything else.Then, in January 6, when I received the sad news of Tom's passing, I decided to move forward with the project.By that time, I had developed a new process and was motivated to record four new albums over the next few months. By cutting up, looping, and sampling Tom's original tracks, I created a series of rhythmic backdrops for Tom's improvisations.Unfortunately, this rubble didn't get the magic dust, but I think Tom liked it. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Nyahh Records releases available at Tobira.

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CD in gatefold case with liner notes by Thurston Moore and artwork by Karen Constance. 

Tracklist:

  1. Hair With A Hundred Milky Afterlives 07:09
  2. Diabetic Strands Curve The Spine 06:57
  3. A Thinner Ceremony 07:20
  4. Born In The Gray Dew Of Discordant Rites 07:00
  5. Veins Stretch The Length Of Forty Moles 06:59
  6. Shoulders Are Weeping 06:55
  7. Selling The Chorus 06:40
  8. Colorless Television Punishments Judge Our Lingering 06:29

Artist statement by Robert Turman:

"In March of 2020, early pandemic, Tom asked me "Wanna do a quick and dirty internet collab?" He had recently posted an extended track called 'Strip Ice Water To Listerine', and added "It's only six days old. A simple generative system. Why don't we rework it together? Tear it apart, add your bits, then I can sprinkle some magic dust atop the rubble!" I said I'd see what I can do, but was in the middle of a big project, The Prevalence, and was not in the frame of mind to take on anything else at the time. Fast forward to January 2022, after receiving the sad news that Tom had died, I decided to go ahead with the project. By then I had developed new processes and the motivation to record four new albums over the next few months, one of which was a reworking of 'Strip Ice Water To Listerine'. By cutting up, looping, and sampling Tom's original track, I created a series of rhythmic backdrops for Tom's improvisations, an album's worth of material that I could not stop listening to, and this is the result. Unfortunately the rubble never got the magic dust but I think Tom would have liked it." 

Artist: Robert Turman & Tom Smith

Label: Nyahh Records