Album: Tuning
Author: Ian D. Elliott
Publication: Squelsh
Date: 3/1/1997

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.


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