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TAM QUAM TABULA RASA - Cotidie Morimur

Format: 7inch
Label & Cat.Number: Drone Records DR-10 (2nd)
Release Year: 2003
Note: re-pressing of 300 copies on coloured vinyl & w. printed full-colour covers!
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €6.00
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A legendary and very original italian post industrial group from the cassette-underground culture of the late 80s/ early 90s, who had their one and only vinyl release on Drone in 1995. They were at the forefront of what one could call archaic drone-noise... TQTR are active again these days so we decided to put this early Drone EP back into existence..

WHILE STILL RELATIVELY UNKNOWN, THIS ITALIAN GROUP HAS BEEN ACTIVE SINCE 1988 AND MANAGED TO RELEASE SOME OUTSTANDING UNIQUE SOUNDING TAPES IN THE INTERNATIONAL/ EXPERIMENTAL TAPE-SCENE. DRONE RECORDS IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE VERY FIRST VINYL RELEASE OF T.Q.T.R., A 7" EP FEATURING THE TRACKS 'DYSKRASIA' AND 'ATAXIA'.

THEIR MYSTERIOUS AND MONOTONIC MUSIC CAN IN OUR OPINION BE TRULY CLASSIFIED AS REAL ARCHAIC MUSIC, EVOKING EMOTIONS OF AN ANCIENT AND FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTER. FOCUSING DEEP INTO THE GROUND OF HUMAN EXISTENCE, THEIR MUSIC IS A KIND OF ARCHETYPICAL EXPRESSION THAT IS TIMELESS AND AESTHETIC. PERHAPS TO UNDERSCORE THE QUALITY OF THEIR MUSIC AS ITS OWN SECRET LANGUAGE, THE BAND INSISTS ON USING LATINS FOR THEIR TITLES. THIS EP SHOWS THE GROUP WORKING ON A MORE RHYTHMIC MODE, WITH URGENT DRONES AND STRANGE HARMONIES CREATING AND ATMOSPHERE OF NATURAL MYSTICISM MIRRORING THE NEVER UNDERSTOOD FORCES WITHIN ONESELF. Cotidie morimur. Cotidie demitur aliqua pars vitae.
[from the original press release 1995]

300 COPIES ON BLUEYELLOW VINYL. FULL COLOUR PRINTED COVERS



"Auf 45rpm gerade siechender Spielmannszugabstraktion, auf 33rpm eine Mischung aus ovalesker Lockedgroovemontage und geradezu schlfrig-suggestiver Langsamkeit inmitten der parallel ablaufenden Klangereignisse. Charmant ist das sanft industrielle Outfit der Titel, besonders die geradezu mantrische B-Seite mit dem elegischen Namen Ataxa spiegelt einen geradezu einfhlsam ablaufenden Klangprozess wieder, in dessen Cagescher Maschinenwiederholung so etwas wie ein chakrisches Bewusstsein fr Klnge widerhallt. Die A-Seite hingegen pervertiert Organums Chaoskompositionen via sanfter Repetition und nahtloser Aneinanderreihung industrieller Klnge sowie abgenudelter Softjazzplatten im ausgewaschenen Hintergrund. Nicht gerade was fr den Weihrauchgarten, aber definitiv etwas zum Staunen." [Thorsten Soltau / AEMAG]