fractured sunshine. ¥755

terminal11
fractured sunshine. cd, mp3 album

hymen records. ¥755

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once, terminal11's music was described as: it's like hearing a drum machine for the very first time. this description does seem like the perfect definition of mike castaneda's sound - especially after listening to his compilation appearances and the brilliant 'illegal nervous habits' cd. the term 'beats' is re-defined by the sound maniac from arizona. a whirl of samples, time lapse meters and black hole like compression of track structures - 'terminal 11s sounds roams in an accelerated twilight zone where music turns into data and data turns into music' (jason forrest). on 'fractured sunshine' all this madness is present, but castaneda has straightened out everything a tiny bit. 'counter clockwise chant pattern' f.e. has a song like structure - including a 'bridge' and some sort of 'chorus'. however, terminal11 has re-built the patterns of today's popular music into something new. this is far beyond 'academic electronic music' where only sound itself counts; you can always hear the human being behind the knobs that are being pushed. this music arrogates intransigently - it has to be listened to. sure this is not 'easy listening' based on today's standards, but it is indeed soul music - have a try, you won't regret it!

tracklist

1 fractured sunshine
2 hawaiian sniper's eye
3 raging warpath dinner piano
4 counter clockwise chant pattern
5 mariachi timebomb
6 tilde's revenge
7 sparkle downer
8 filtered soul exposed
9 the bird's concrete nosedive
10 the bird's poisoned bathwater
11 the bird's midair heatstroke
12 the bird's snapshot lifespan