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Catalog No: FLX2
Artist: DJ GLOVE
Title: Tuning
Label: Flux Records
Length: 7:56
Composed: 1996
Release Date: 3/1/1997
Edition Size: 400
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f L U X r E C O R D S  RELEASES TUNING BY DJ GLOVE

NEW YORK -- fLUX rECORDS releases TUNING by DJ GLOVE, the first vinyl project to be included in fLUX's Archive Of Experimental Hits (AEH). The release is an experimental DJ record on 12 inch vinyl. It signals a new phase in fLUX's program of intense sonic surprise.

TUNING is a prime example of a new attitude capturing DJ scenes all over the world. In this project DJ GLOVE is substituting the entire collection of predictable grooves with a recording of a woman tuning a piano.

The world wide release is March 1 '97. This volume is strictly limited.

fLUX rECORDS
Box 2141
New York
NY 10163



Tracklisting: year opus
[01] New York Tuning 1996 273 7:56




Reviews:

NEW MUSIC EXPRESS 
 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
4TH WORLD
      1     
      QUANT     
      Quant (Roupe Remix)12"             (.)     
      2     
      BIONAUT     
      Mouse On Mars Remix 12"            (HARVEST)     
      3     
      DJ GLOVE     
      Tuning12"             (Flux)     
      4     
      TALVIN SINGH     
      Asian Underground LP            (Mango)     
      5     
      TOSCA     
      Fuck Dub (Remixes)12"             (G-Stone)     
      6     
      BOB SINCLAIR     
      Space Funk Project 12"            (Yellow)     
      7     
      HAB     
      Hab (Nonplace Urban Field Remix)12"            (.)     
      8     
      MELODY BOY 2000     
      EP 12"             (Dum Limited)     
      9     
      JUNE OFF 44     
      The Anatomy of Sharks 10"             (Quarterstick)     
      10     
      LAVA     
      Sponge/Bison 12"            (Lava)     

 
NME NEW MUSIC EXPRESS

VITAL WEEKLY  NETHERLANDS
 
A record by an artist who calls himself 'DJ' is set to be a party going
object. The record opens with some tinkling on the piano... yeah get on
with it... where is the kick drum, the hi-hat. Get on. As you lift the
needle from the vinyl and place it somewhere else on either the a-side or
the b-side, you will find that this record is entirely built of sounds from
tuning the piano. Annoying to some, maybe casting memories to others like
me, where the piano at the elderly house was tuned twice a year. For
adventurous DJ's an exiting record, to be filled next to Ash's record
'Blind/Fragment' of intercepted talking between ground control and a pilot
up in the air. File under 'DJ Conceptualism'.
 
Frans de Waard VITAL WEEKLY

W.J.U.L. 
 
Special thanks to fLUX Planet Genius for DJ Glove's Tuning. Minimal noise ambient experiment in the relm of John Cage.

I rather enjoy the piece as a dj's tool, as a conceptual experiment and as a way of altering ambient atmospheres. The sound of the city streets in the background adds a great deal to the recording. The police sirens actually made the 2 dj's after my show gittery (since we're in a fallout shelter where external street sound is abnormal).

With pitch control you can hear the rare possibilities of multiple notes of a piano combined with doplerized sirens all harmonically shifting their pitch in ways nature could not otherwise duplicate. This piece really does fall closer to the sound of John Cage's work than anything else that's been sent to me.
 
Deftly-D W.J.U.L.

CMJ 
 
Further Out misc vinyl

This issue, we'll survey some of the more interesting vinyl artifacts that have passed through our hands recently.

The first installment of Flux Records' proposed "Archive Of Experimental Hits" series is DJ GLOVE's "Tuning" 12" (Flux, P.O. Box 2141, New York, NY 10163 flux@thing.net) -- a 20-minute-or-so recording of a woman tuning a piano. Is this a commentary on the predictability of dance records, on the listenability (or lack thereof) of experimental music, or on the ridiculousness of hifalutin' ambient DJing?...
 
Douglas Wolk CMJ

SQUELSH 
 
Flux records in New York City has just added a new subsidiary to their roster called the Archive Of Experimental Hits. It's purpose, as the name implies, is to release new music that would normally be considered a bit too left of centre for the main label.
"Tuning", by D.J. Glove (http://www.thing.net/~glove/tuning), is the first release on AEH, and it would seem that the label is well on the way to earning its name.

What can you say about a 12" that consists of nothing more (or nothing less) than minute after minute of the sounds of a woman tuning a piano ? Glove has forgone the normal route, eschewing the standard dance formula of beats, synth, etc., for something that completely defies description. After over a dozen listens, I'm still not sure what to make of "Tuning".

However, I have put it on my answering machine, and it is annoying my friends and family to no end, so I'm leaning toward saying I like the direction Flux's offshoot is taking, if for no other reason than the fact that it grates on my dad's nerves.

Bizzare in a wonderful kind of way.

 
Ian D. Elliott SQUELSH

WIRE  UK
 
Page 70
                               Soundcheck

                        In Brief - electronica

                   Rob Young slams into a clutch of CDs
                   and 12"s that go bleep in the night


Twisted Science Cold Fusion EP Leaf Docks CD/12"
DJ Glove Tuning Flux Vol.2 12"

These two go together for their sheer perversity factor. The execellently named DJ Glove, meanwhile, has released a recording of a piano tuner at work - no beats, no rhymes, no nothing on top. Beat-mix that! DJ Glove: you've got to hand it to him.
 
Rob Young WIRE