Ticklish & Fizzarum - Split (Textile, 2001)
Ticklish / Fizzarum
12'' Textile Records TXTVNL 02 (France, 2001)
a1. Ticklish - Rubato
b1. Fizzarum - Tond Three
b2. Fizzarum - Tond Seven
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This LP features one long track by Ticklish and two tracks by Fizzarum. The track by Ticklish is a slowly developing piece of layered and manipulated sounds of all kinds. On first listening it seems a very friendly piece without much edges. Soft loops, drones and occasional glitches reveal an ongoing process of change. And yet, the friendliness is oblique: there is a certain harshness as well. I wouldn't call it noise, but basically that's what it is. And then, of course, things become interesting, because this friendliness and this harshness are inextricably linked together. That makes this track very worth the listen, without loosing a certain entertainment value. The tracks by Fizzarum are based on very slow drum computer rhythms, with slow synths and samples washing over. And, as corny as that may sound, the opposite is achieved. This is not corny at all, and, to my big amazement, I have no clue how to explain. Ah well, sometimes words are simply not enough. A recommended record.