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Manek, Tarquin + Martina Quake

Locks On Our Doors Not On Our Hearts

Blackest Ever Black
LP $22.50

07/14/2017 5055869559195 

BLACKEST 061 LP 


Locks On Our Doors Not On Our Hearts utilizes EMS VCS3, Oberheim OB-Xa, and ARP 2600, in combination with cheap, contemporary consumer electronics. It is, in all intents and purposes, a short, cautionary story about love. It is also a folk-tale, a science fiction, a suicide note. Unusually for a long-form spoken word piece, it is immediate in its impact, and lasting in its effect. The narrator is damaged and unreliable: MARTINA QUAKE's voice, digitally processed into a flat, AI affectless-ness, conveys this all too well. Is this the vernacular poetry of the Uncanny Valley, or is it just that loss makes robots—numb and listless not-quite-humans—of us all? Locks revels in the space between the spontaneous and the programmed (what is a poem if not a program?). It's part Tales Of The Unexpected, part Susan Howe, part Ruth Rendell, part HAL(or Holly). TARQUIN MANEK's music is widescreen but understated... A becalmed landscape populated by distant drones, just-out-of-focus field recordings, and phased, minimalistic, Rhodes-style keys—a sort of somber, lunar jazz. Just as Quake's words are cumulative in their tragedy, the music grows more agitated and turbulent, at certain points harking back to the smoked-out psycho-acoustics of Manek's 2015 Blackest Ever Black LP, Tarquin Magnet, and his work in F INGERS, with Samuel Karmel and Carla dal Forno.

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