'Different levels of silence.'
TVE 'Anormal et troublant' 2016
C-60 / Lo-Fi Ferro Cassette / NR Off / Falt 2 / Recordings repeat on both sides
4 pieces of modern musique concrete composed from sounds made by tape machines recording and/or playing back recorded material, audio errata and/or (un-)finished field-recordings. We can hear the kernel of tape music, the ghost within the machine and all these rare sounds that are normally erased from a finished product. We can then re-phrase the old saying that an empty cassette tape is a tuning orchestra and listen to this record once again.
'Open face loops, destroyed tape and sources from the field. Non-music, nothingness and collective decay.' TVE
Library Of Congress tape deck
Modified Magnavox shoebox tape deck
2 Panasonic RQ-l317 handhelds
Tempest reel to reel handheld with footswitch
'Anormal operates in different levels of silence. Upon beginning each piece, there’s a certain presence that enters the room, yet it still feels as if nothings there. As time passes by a glimpse of fuzz comes into play, then another obscure stroke of the pen, before the listener is thrust back to sterile blankness.. TVE has a clear knack for playing with the listener, a vital skill for any operation in minimalism.'
Donovan Burtan, positivelyunderground.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/tve-anormal-et-troublant-album-review/