Thomas Dimuzio
“Sutro
Transmissions”

RSPT052 Street Date: January 7,
2020
UPC/EAN: 680569242600
LP with download
$18


For the first
time, San Francisco legend Thomas Dimuzio presents an all
Buchla-synthesizer album. Custom algorithmic crossfades of complex
sound synthesis fuel this metabolism of mind and machine in real-time,
no overdubs. His Buchla 272e module incorporates a polyphonic FM tuner
introducing chance-factors snatched from live transmissions and
steered via algorithmic mixing through oscillator arrays and envelope
generators before spilling into the ears of blood-pumping audiences
huddled in the slanting five thousand foot shadow of SF's iconic Sutro
Tower. Each track is a site specific improvisation blooming in the
dark of two underground venues on opposite ends of Haight Street just
blocks from where Buchla invented the world's first
synthesizer.

“Nothing is more beautiful than
[Dimuzio's] acoustic heterogeneity, a depth of aural perspective
provided by antithetical frequencies, irregular waves and inscrutable
halos.” -Massimo Ricci

About the
artist

Irresistibly affable on the outside, terrifying on
the inside, Thomas Dimuzio is a metaphysical tar baby renowned for
live performances, film scores, and studio works spanning more than 20
albums. A genuine innovator in techniques of live sampling, sound
synthesis, signal processing, and algorithmic mixing he is also among
the world's most sought-after mastering engineers. He has worked
professionally to help shape and evolve Avid's industry-standard Pro
Tools hardware and software platform. His musical collaborators
include Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Wobbly, Joseph Hammer, Dan Burke
(Illusion of Safety), 5UU'S, Arcane Device, Matmos and Alaric. A
spiritual guide of the music community, Thomas never met a bowl he
didn't offer to fill and his “Frequency Modulation
Radio†on KPFA has opened doors for others to find a
wider audience through hosted on-air performances and
interviews.

“This is the wizard the land of
Oz wished for: boundless, benemalevolent, shrouded in torrents of
sound, daring lions to speak and machines to feel. Dimuzio sets your
straw brains alight to melt your metal heart while your furry ears
crisp and yowl.”

Sell
points

For fans of Laurie Spiegel, Rashad
Becker
, Suzanne Ciani, Morton Subotnick,
John Watermann, Maurizio Bianchi, Crawl Unit,
Christian Marclay, Illusion of Safety, Annea
Lockwood
, Alessandro Cortini, Iancu Dumitrescu

About the release

Full
length LP (160gm vinyl) + download
Original artwork &
letterpress printing by Planetary Magnetics, New Orleans

Limited edition of 300, first 30 include original letterpress
prints
Free wholesale shipping in the
U.S.

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