Contact t.b.d. : Dust

Contact t.b.d. (contact transformed by deathmask) heeft in de jaren '80/'90 verschillende tapes uitgebracht en opgetreden. Contact t.b.d. maakt muziek met zelfgemaakte en traditionele instrumenten. "Dust" is de laatste uitgave na vele jaren. De cd-r 3 inch heeft twee composities gespeeld door Jan Kees Helms op een stoffig gitaar met drie snaren die hij heeft gevonden tussen het vuilnis.

Lengte: 16.42 minuten
Prijs: 7 euro.
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"Dust" is the first release of Contact t.b.d. (contact transformed by deathmask) after many years. They released many tapes in the eighties and nighties and made music with self-made en traditional instruments. Jan Kees Helms played two compositions on a three string guitar. The guitar was found between the garbage on the street.

The length: 16.42 minutes
Price: 7 euro (p&p)
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review Vital Weekly

CONTACT T.B.D. - DUST (3"CDR by Lor Tapes)
In Vital Weekly we pointed you to the return of Jan Kees Helms to the world of music after a hiatus of many years, with his collaborative release with Billy Gomberg (see also elsewhere in this issue). In the 80s and 90s Helms used to work as Contact T.B.D. (as well as Little Seed, perhaps before that, but I forgot the minor differences in these names), using self build and traditional instruments. 'Dust' is not a release of archive recordings, but two new pieces using a dusty guitar with three strings found among the garbage. 'Dust One' is the heavier version of the two, with what might be strumming the guitar through sound effects. Maybe a bit long to be really effective. 'Dust Two' is about eleven minutes, more or less, and in a more introspective mood. Here I think computer processing plays a role, in a somewhat crude way. Not noise like, but it lacks the refinement we find in some other computer treatments. Both pieces lack a certain amount of composition and sound more composed as things proceeded. That means it certainly defies any genre, which surely is a fine thing. Not the best release of the week, but a good starting point for a come back.
Frans de Waard