Terre Thaemlitz: Nuisance: Writings on Identity Jamming & Digital Audio Production
This book compiles articles, essays, lecture transcripts, album annotations and other texts written by queer audio producer and writer Terre Thaemlitz between 1996 and 2015.
The overall theme uniting the texts is a defense of pessimism and a critical rejection of the incessant optimism lurking at the core of virtually all media - even in the 'critical fields' themselves, where it reflects our conformity to those First World humanist and capitalist practices we wish to critique.
Additional new commentary notes by Terre Thaemlitz explain why the texts sometimes still fraudulently use positive terminology, and break up the linearity of the reading process - thus incorporating the theme of 'nuisance' throughout the book.
NOW IN STOCK: For the past year or so, DJ Sprinkles' sets have been featuring a private edit of Simon Fisher Turner's "Shishapangma," reworked from the soundtrack to The Epic of Everest. With encouragement from friends - including dear SFT, of course - we are thrilled to come out with this release featuring Simon's original version on the A-side, and Sprinkles' Deeperama mix on the B-side. Available here at comatonse.com, and Boomkat. Listen to audio excerpts online at Boomkat. Vinyl only!
"Queerness in a Situational Sense," Terre Thaemlitz in Conversation with Daniel Givens and Niels Van Tomme, in Spaces for Criticism: Shifts in Contemporary Art Discourses, ed. by Thijz Lijster, Suzana Milevska, Pascal Gielen, Ruth Sonderegger (NL: Antennae Valiz, 2015) ISBN 978-90-78088-75-2.
From the Valiz website: Is art criticism losing ground, because of the Internet and art blogs? Do people consider the authorative art critics (of newspapers, magazines) as their most important source to assess and filter what they want to see, read, etc.? Most recent discussions have revolved around the question ‘what is art criticism?’; this book wants to explore the question: ‘where is art criticism?’. It wants to explore new ways and new spaces where art critics might interact with publics, works of art, artists and scholars. This book suggests criticism has shifted to different places and different stages: it concerns a ‘displacement’, not only with regard to media (from journalism to blogs, catalogues, etc.), but also a displacement in the geographical and institutional sense.
Available now at the Valiz online shop.
NOW IN STOCK: DJ Sprinkles and Mark Fell are back with a pair of old-school flavored house EP's. EP 2 released January 29, 2015. Available here at comatonse.com, and Boomkat. Vinyl only!
DJ Sprinkles and Mark Fell are back with a pair of old-school flavored house EP's. EP 1 released January 22, 2015. Available here at comatonse.com, and Boomkat. Vinyl only!
販売中！: 持ち歩ける音楽として浸透した、データ化された音楽。 一方でレコードがコレクションとして見直されています。 雑誌「ファーベン」は、レコードに倣って、 長く手元においておきたい雑誌、 紙面から音楽を感じられる雑誌を目指して制作された、 レコード型(10インチ)の雑誌です。 10インチサイズのレコードジャケットの中には、 各企画ごとの冊子が封入されています。 このLtd版はテーリ・テムリッツの７インチレコード付きです！（世界中１００枚のみ）。
NOW SHIPPING: Farben is a new Japanese cultural journal conceived and curated by renowned cinema scene writer Takashi Ujita. A series of texts and art prints are presented in the physical format of a 10-inch double vinyl sleeve. Includes 27 pages of bilingual Japanese/English text and illustrations by Terre Thaemlitz. We only carry the special collectors edition with a 7-inch record by Terre Thaemlitz (limited to 100 copies world wide, 30 of which we have!).
Available now at the Comatonse Shop.
NOW SHIPPING: DJ Sprinkles is please to announce the re-issue of Midtown 120 Blues, self-released on Comatonse Recordings with custom packaging hand assembled by Terre herself.
The audio on the 2014 CD is identical to the 2008 first edition and subsequent represses on Mule Musiq. There are no plans for a vinyl edition because the bass spatialization effects that give many of these recordings their sonic character are incompatible with vinyl mastering techniques.
Available now at the Comatonse Shop.
NOW IN STOCK: A double CD compiling the bulk of DJ Sprinkles' remix work produced between 2006 and 2013. Sprinkles' subjects include woozy Real Estate offshoot Ducktails, Leftroom boss Matt Tolfrey, Berlin-based Acid House practitioner June and Japanese producer Kuniyuki. Of the 14 tracks on the disc, four are previously unreleased, whereas the remainder have cropped up on labels ranging from Simple Recordings to Ojo De Apolo. The double CD edition also features additional exclusive remixes of Chicago producer Area and French DJ Hardrock Striker. Available here & now at the Comatonse Shop.クィアリフィケーションズ＆ルインズ（クィア化とその残骸）〜DJスプリンクルズによるリミックス集
世界中で絶賛された傑作アルバム「midtown 120 blues」、自身のアイデアソースとなった90年代初頭の貴重なアーリー・ハウス・トラックを満載したDJミックス作品「Where Dancefloors Stand Still」のリリース、ヨーロッパ・ツアー＆パノラマ・バーでのDJプレイと現在精力的に活動する川崎在住の世界が認めるアーティスト、テーリ・テムリッツのプロジェクト、DJスプリンクルスのリミックス作品集がリリース！本作で初披露となるリミックス作品や初CD化音源満載の意欲作！
Radio Web MACBA
A free audio broadcast and text available from Radio Web MACBA that takes a listen to techno-pop of the seventies and early eighties as a brief yet deliberate interruption into the realms of pop, rock, soul and R&B.
Terre Thaemlitz, 2013
NOW IN STOCK: A lost rarity uncovered while attempting to re-organize my book shelves: my anonymous contribution to the 1999 Alku microcassette series "AV/M." This microcassette contains a single, exclusive, untitled track made in an ambient/collage/plunderphonic style, with a duration of 4'14" (four minutes, fourteen seconds). I believe it was an edition of 20 - of which I have 10! In terms of quantity produced, this is beyond a doubt the rarest of all my releases - hence the stupid price. Limit one per customer. Available here & now at the Comatonse Shop.
NOW IN STOCK: Terre was digging in her closet and found 20 copies of this rare, cassette-only album by Chugga, released by The Tapeworm. These copies are part of a limited edition of 250 tapes that have long been sold out everywhere else! This is Chugga's full-length album produced in 1996, from which the two tracks featured on their sexily titled 7-inch vinyl, "A Big 7-Inch," released in 2003 by Klanggalerie (limited to 200 copies, of which we still have 10 or so copies available through our shop as well). For anyone who has that vinyl and wanted more, this is your (probably last ever) chance!
DJ Sprinkles: Sally's II Tribute Tape 2012 DJ Mix Compilation
Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles presents the latest installment of the Deeperama Mix Series on 90 minute cassette tape for Field Records.This mix was recorded in 2012 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of DJ Sprinkles' resident DJ days at the long defunct Midtown NYC transsexual sex worker club Sally's II, but was delayed from release until 2013 due to various manufacturing issues. Both the track selection and mixing style reconstruct the early days of DJ Sprinkles.
Strictly limited to 30 copies here at Comatonse Recordings, with insert cards hand stamped by Field Records. Includes Field Records sticker. One item per person!
Release date: April 10, 2013.
DJ Sprinkles: Where Dancefloors Stand Still DJ Mix Compilation
A CD compilation mixed the style of live recordings captured in the DJ Sprinkles' Deeperama Mix Series. All tracks were personally selected by Sprinkles (a.k.a. Terre Thaemlitz) for their frequent-play status in his DJ sets over the years. The title Where Dancefloors Stand Still is primarily a reference to the Japanese police's recent enforcement of longstanding-but-inactive 'fuzoku' laws that prohibit dancing. It is not uncommon for club staff to ask patrons not to dance. The titles is also a reference to the stylistic stagnation of DJ Sprinkles' sets which continue to focus on records originally collected in the late '80s and early '90s, as well as the fact that many people complain they cannot dance to Sprinkles' sets because the tracks and mixing style are too slow and anti-climactic.Beams Records, February 2013:
Japanese release date: February 17, 2013.
Transcript to my presentation at "Charming for the Revolution: A Congress for Gender Talents and Wildness," organized by Carlos Motta at The Tate Modern, London, UK, February 2, 2013; along with a few endnotes...
Oh, Yoko: Seashore EP featuring "Sprinkles' Ambient Ballroom" remix by DJ Sprinkles.
Seashore is the debut release by Oh, Yoko, the duo of Rie Mitsutake (a.k.a. Miko) and Will Long (a.k.a. Celer). It features an instrumental b-side mix by Terre Thaemlitz, and a remix by DJ Sprinkles. It is packaged in a classic Maxi-single case, with a glass-mastered compact disc. Edition of 500 copies.
Terre Thaemlitz: "Soulnessless"
solo museum exhibition as part of the exhibition series "Gender Issue"
curated by Pièrre Bal-Blanc
Centre d'art contemporain de Brétigny, Brétigny s/Orge France.
Primula: Nobody's in This Classroom (Nobody Mix)" ambient remix by Terre Thaemlitz.
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山梨県で独自の活動を続ける音楽レーベル、Neguse Group の最新作は横浜在住のアーティスト、Primula（プリムラ）のデビューアルバム。 これまでに SI BEGG 等のアーティストのリミックスワークや、数々のコンピレーション作品に参加し、世界中のリスナーの心を鷲掴みにしてきた彼の持ち味は「思春期とビート」である。誰もが踊り出し、同時に赤面してしまう不思議な世界観は、トラウマにも似た強い印象を残す。
ボーナストラックには 、Mille Plateaux などからのリリースで知られ、Comatonse Recordings を主宰するテーリ・テムリッツ氏による11分強にも及ぶアンビエントリミックスを収録。一聴して夢見心地な中にも、氏ならではの危うさと鋭さを秘めたトラックは、まさに超大作となっている。
Primula Music Video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QdqRlMYCEUE
Release date/リリース： September 15, 2012
Terre Thaemlitz' +30 hour "bardus opus" Soulnessless is now available!
The album fills a 16GB microSDHC card in order to include video and transcripts in 10 languages: Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
Over 31 hours of audio. Over 80 minutes of video (per language). Over +150 pages of text and images in English alone. This is a fuckload of data...
The microSDHC release will be supported by two vinyl EP's with remixes by K-S.H.E and DJ Sprinkles.
Soundfiles page updated to include excerpts of all tracks, including remixes.
Release date/リリース：May 31, 2012
NOW IN STOCK: DJ Sprinkles and Mark Fell team up on an old-school flavored house EP. Released May 17, 2012. Available here at comatonse.com, and Boomkat. Vinyl only!
There are several new texts in the writings section.
"I once got in trouble." A Ground-Zero Essay on Bullying c.1985-86, Age 17
Memories of St. Petersburg's Anti-LGBT-Education Law Going Into Effect: "Soulnessless" on March 24, 2012, at Save Festival, Arma 17, Moscow
Mrs. Style Icon: Terre Thaemlitz on Akihiro Miwa
Collateral Damage: Terre Thaemlitz
Fashion - Out of Order: Disruption as a Principle
ed. Dorothea Mink
With contributions from:
This publication is the outgrowth of the symposium "Out of Order: A Matter of Principle," organized by Andrea Sick and Dorthea Mink at HFK Bremen (Bremen University of the Arts), Bremen, Germany, January 23-24 2010.
It includes a slightly edited version of the text to my confrontational presentation at that event, All's In Order: "Out of Order" Fashion's Inability to Divest of Power.
Get this beautiful book+cd based on the live show now from the Comatonse Recordings Online Shop.
TALES OF THE BODILESS
…How can you get off your body?... you are not riding a body, isn't it? It might be possible to get off the body... but how or by what are you transported then?
Can you leave it for a while? Can you take a vacation from your body ? ...How long can you stay out of yourself ...without losing it all together...
A composition of voices, sounds, lights and space that evolves in four tales about bodilessness.
TALES OF THE BODILESS explore a condition that is hard to imagine before you experience it: a world without human bodies .Once humans are a past, and hence, no longer central, the world is made vacant for fantasies about nonhuman forms of existence. Four landscapes of sensations and cognitions, of sinking and dissolving, of neurosis and aggression, of joy and expansion, of explosion and dissipation. A bodiless world requires that theater send its proper body - the stage - on vacation.
This entails that the theatrical regime of senses and faculties in this performance is unsettled: listening battles vision and sight. The spectators' bodies remain a rare live presence that gives duration to the fictions they inhabit.
"When recently compiling articles and reviews for the new website design, I noticed from comments on various blogs that the answers to a few basic questions about me remain unclear to some people. Although the answers are already out there, they are perhaps scattered among various texts and difficult to trace. So I decided to sit down with myself and get the answers to some of the recurring questions and misunderstood points about this Terre Thaemlitz person..."
RÀDIO WEB MACBA
Curated by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore. Narrated by Connie Treanor.
Each episode of this series is followed by a special accompanying programme of exclusive music by leading sound artists and composers working in the field. This show presents two works, the first by American composer Laurie Spiegel, followed by an excerpt of the soundtrack of a theatre play by Japanese composer Terre Thaemlitz.
01:49 Laurie Spiegel 'A Harmonic Algorithm', 2011 (20' 24")
22:16 Terre Thaemlitz 'Substitution (Part 3: Questions)', 2011 (11'47") from Eszter Salamon's Tales of the Bodiless.MP3 & PDF Download: Click here
After 12 years of Tebbe Tubbitz, comatonse.com has been completely redesigned. Over the years comatonse.com has grown to over 1000 pages, all of which had to be reorganize and manually recoded, so you'll pardon Terre for procrastinating.
Some of the new site's features include:
There are also several new articles, interviews and album reviews in the press section (formerly "articles & reviews"), as well as a revamped and expanded collection of Terre's writings.
P.S. For those of you who enjoyed the chaos of the old site, don't worry... there are plenty of easter eggs hidden throughout the site. (Did you catch the easter egg in that last sentence? No, not the link to Wikipedia, you dolt... that's just a normal link! try harder!) In fact, the old site is still hidden in here somewhere!