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APL030 >> TLON - FROM ELSEWHERE TO NOWHERE
	  [02.06.2005 | LIGHT ACID NUNAVUT POLAR AMBIENCE]

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A couple months after releasing the "Metapop Complex LP" under his moniker 
deluge [THN069], Jean-Sébastien Roux publishes on Autoplate again. His new EP 
"from elsewhere to nowhere" is a conceptual work in best Roux tradition, 
derived from philosophic thoughts about mankind. 

As always, the songs stick together to follow a particular concept, evolving it 
to define new questions. Questions, that remain unanswered, waiting for the 
listener to be felt and experienced. Musically, while tlons first autoplatian 
work "acoustic lazy dolls" was more of a minimalistic touch, his recent sound 
became more synthetic, stylistically developing a style with part reminiscences 
to early works of Plastikman.

Being asked about the origin of the tracks, Jean-Sébastien states: "From the 
beginning we ask ourselves how our being on this planet will end. Religous 
people conjure up the Apocalypse or predict the return of the Messiah. 
Scientific oriented people consider external activity to finish us up. But if 
you take a look upon worlds society, will the end be us? We destroy the planet, 
exploit its resources, exterminate the rainforests, it's animals and continue 
killing each other. Within the so-called 'developed' industrial societies, 
egoism plays a major role, where compassion is replaced with rational profit 
thinking."

"For sure, there is some defiant of this reality and what we do know about is 
our unconciousness. We care about the end of our own life and don't seem to 
realize that the world is actually ending because of us. It's our own fault 
that we seem to be lost, but do we know it yet? Is there a chance for us to 
wake up and realize that we are now at a certain turn of this planet. Are we 
able to make this place a home for everyone or is the Abyss closer than we 
can expect today?"

Let's change the perspectives and switch from the meta level to the musical 
point of view. Here, Roux predominantly combines carefully reduced beats with 
distant pads and echolot TB-303's. Clicky sounds and a warm carpet of sinebass 
introduce the preamble "may we be us?". Slowly a TB-303 rises, sustained by 
wispy strings in the background. The second piece "escaping the land" feels 
like a distant breeding environment, dark like our deepest fears, minatory and 
intensivly, like escaping from reality, that surrounds us every day and when it 
overruns us - silence remains. The epic "in the shadow of unexpactation" is set 
like the arduous march of the human race through time. 

So what can we do? Who are we, arriving and departing "from elswhere to nowhere". 
What is the essence of human nature? Is it to create or to destroy -  is this 
all "about us"? Are we aware of that? Once again we have to focus on ourselves. 
Like a central theme the TB-303 connects this track to "may we be us?".

Changing scenes with "do we belong here?" - distorted signals crossing the 
ocean, hampering communcation between whales and misguiding them so they end 
up stranding at the beach, awaiting a creeping death. Is it time to say 
"farewell" to this planet? Would earth cry for us and then slowly regenerate 
to awake again, covering the planet with endless green?

We don't know and so does the last track, fittingly entitled 'untitled' - 
soft and smooth string brawls like an ocean - just as if earth and mankind 
happen to come together ...

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:: 7 tracks :: 40min 37sec :: 57.200 MB ::

01: tlon - "may we be us?"			05.37
02: tlon - "escaping the land"			04.51
03: tlon - "in the shadow of unexpectation"  	07.01
04: tlon - "about us"				07.44
05: tlon - "do we belong here?"			04.38
06: tlon - "farewell"				06.41
07: tlon - "untitled"				04.05

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[AUTOPLATE.RELEASES]

APL001 VA - "Bauhaus"
APL002 Andrey Kirichenko - "00.00"
APL003 Danny Kreutzfeldt - "Furtherspace"
APL004 833-45 - "Solar Cycle"
APL005 Affective Disorder w/ Undacova - "Study Of A Ladybug On A Rope"
APL006 VA - "Constructions for Andrey Kirichenko"
APL007 Taavi Tulev - "Televiisor On Tuksis"
APL008 Vultrapia - "Autopianotationalismasoschism"
APL009 Dighom - "Vibrating Colours - Coloured Vibrations"
APL010 Sable - "Dusk"
APL011 Randomajestiq - "UnclassifiEP"
APL012 Gultskra Artikler - "Gruppa Turistov"
APL013 The Moglass w/ Andrey Kirichenko
APL014 Off The Sky - "Studies of Lifeform In Transit"
APL015 Johan Wieslander - "Gas"
APL016 Fernando Lagreca - "Suave"
APL017 Marsen Jules - "Lazy Sunday Funerals"
APL018 tlon - "acoustic lazy dolls"
APL019 Gultskra Artikler - "Gololed"
APL020 VA - "Many Things Worth Living For"
APL021 Konrad Bayer - "Shall We Go To The Park?"
APL022 Normal Music - "Let's Do Really Strange Things And Call Them Normal"
APL023 Marsen Jules - "Yara"
APL024 Konrad Bayer - "Songs For Sunhi (Summerrain)"
APL025 Kenneth Kirschner - "May 3, 1997"
APL026 Arrial - "this is my beauty, show me yours"
APL027 color by numbers - "The Transitions"
APL028 lomov - "Holzwege"
APL029 Fernando Lagreca - "Nadador"
APL030 tlon - "from elsewhere to nowhere"

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