Bit-Tuner

All music by Bit-Tuner (except some tape samples from Egypt)
Recorded live 31 August 2017 at Helsinkiklub, Zürich (CH)

Tracklist:

01. Tape Intro
02. Up In Smoke (Instrumental Version)
03. Hypnotism (Remix)
04. The Call (Acid Remix)
05. Clinical Cairo*
06. The Ritual (Dub Version)
07. Dumbo* (Minimal Version)
08. Byz* (Drum Machine Version)
09. Dopeathon (Instrumental Version)
10. Lith Beat* (Megamix)
11. Moodover* (Slow Version)
12. Forever (Extended Version)
13. Immune (Extended Dub Version)
14. Push It To The Limit* (Megamix)

*Unreleased

BIT-TUNER - ATHINA TAPE 
a visual journey by TOBIAS KUBLI and TILLO SPRENG 

Perception is defined by one’s point of view, while routines tend to un-sharpen shapes and essentially blend time and space.  

Beat-veteran Bit-Tuner moved his base from north of the Alps to Athens for two years, stepping aside from his routines. As he had done earlier in Japan, China and Egypt, he recorded the sounds and atmosphere of the city to weave it into his productions. 
Atmosphere was also what film makers Tobias Kubli and Tillo Spreng were looking for when they travelled to Athens to collect footage. Obviously, the musician and the film makers needed to bump into each other on the street - and thus join forces. 
“Athina Tape” is the result of a spontaneous collaboration between travellers in search of the un-known, un-seen and un-heard. The short film mirrors the pulse of the city: being caught up in a cycle of growth and decay, cosmopolitan life and economic challenges, touristic kindndess and a necessity for the real. Athina Tape takes listeners and viewers on a sonic and visual exploration of a certain place, at a certain time.

Free download (mp3/flac/wav) --> ousooo.bandcamp.com/album/athina-tape

Bit-Tuner feat. Alaa 50 & Andro El Hawy
Presented by 100Copies Music
Release Date: 11 October 2017

Coming up

Thu 26 Apr 2018

Bit-Tuner at work

Helsinkiklub, Zürich

Geroldstrasse 35, 8005 Zürich

Doors: 8 pm, Show: 10 pm
Entry: CHF 10

Every last thursday of the month, Bit-Tuner is working live with his gear and playing new tunes at the Helsinkiklub.

Special Guest: R.A.T (House Of Mixed Emotions) Live

Website Helsinkiklub

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Baleinev Festival 2018

Yverdon-Les-Bains, VD

Route de Cheseaux, 1401 Yverdon-les-Bains

Doors: 8 pm
Entry: Presale CHF 15 / Box office CHF 25

Voici venir la 26ème édition du festival de la HEIG-VD !

L’événement se tiendra le 27 avril prochain, de 20h à 5h.

LINE UP:
Puppetmastaz
KT Gorique
Opuswerk
CloZee
La Base Officiel
Tetra Hydro K
MXD
16H07
Isolated Lines
Gaspard de La Montagne
Bit-Tuner
OWNO
The Resistors

Website Baleinev Festival

Thu 31 May 2018

Bit-Tuner at work

Helsinkiklub, Zürich

Geroldstrasse 35, 8005 Zürich

Doors: 8 pm, Music: 9:30 pm
Entry: CHF 10

Every last thursday of the month, Bit-Tuner is working live with his gear and playing new tunes at the Helsinkiklub.

Website Helsinkiklub

Thu 7 Jun 2018

Lectureperformance: Robo-Stories und Robo Sound

Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur

Start: 8 pm

Lectureperformance in der Ausstellung «Hello, Robot.»

Der Literaturwissenschafter Philipp Theison, Prof. Dr. am Deutschen Seminar der Universität Zürich, erzählt Roboter-Geschichten aus zwei Jahrhunderten und der Musiker Marcel Gschwend aka Bit-Tuner gestaltet den Soundtrack dazu.

Website Gewerbemuseum
Website Digital Brainstorming

Sat 9 Jun 2018

Festspiele Zürich 2018

Arthouse Uto, Zürich

Kalkbreitestrasse 3, 8004 Zürich

Stummfilme mit Live-Vertonung

6 pm
Helena. Der Untergang Trojas. 1. Teil: Der Raub der Helena
Manfred Noa, Deutschland, 1924, 98 min

Iokoi (Stimme, Live-Elektronik), Bit-Tuner (Live-Elektronik), Dadaglobal (Piano, Live-Elektronik), Steve Buchanan (Gitarre, Altsaxophon, Live-Elektronik)


9 pm
Helena. Der Untergang Trojas. 2. Teil: Die Zerstörung Trojas
Manfred Noa, Deutschland, 1924, 119 min

Iokoi (Stimme, Live-Elektronik), Bit-Tuner (Live-Elektronik), Dadaglobal (Piano, Live-Elektronik), Steve Buchanan (Gitarre, Altsaxophon, Live-Elektronik)

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Festspiele Zürich 2018

Arthouse Uto, Zürich

Kalkbreitestrasse 3, 8004 Zürich

Stummfilme mit Live-Vertonung

6 pm
Helena. Der Untergang Trojas. 1. Teil: Der Raub der Helena
Manfred Noa, Deutschland, 1924, 98 min

Iokoi (Stimme, Live-Elektronik), Bit-Tuner (Live-Elektronik), Dadaglobal (Piano, Live-Elektronik), Steve Buchanan (Gitarre, Altsaxophon, Live-Elektronik)


9 pm
Helena. Der Untergang Trojas. 2. Teil: Die Zerstörung Trojas
Manfred Noa, Deutschland, 1924, 119 min

Iokoi (Stimme, Live-Elektronik), Bit-Tuner (Live-Elektronik), Dadaglobal (Piano, Live-Elektronik), Steve Buchanan (Gitarre, Altsaxophon, Live-Elektronik)

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Parkplatzfest 2018

Grabenhalle, St. Gallen

Unterer Graben 17, 9000 St.Gallen

more infos tba..

Website Parkplatzfest

Releases

  • A Bit of Light Albumcover

    A Bit of Light

    2016
    Album
  • Brutal Funk web

    Brutal Funk

    2014
    EP
  • thechinasyndrome

    The China Syndrome

    2013
    Album
  • the japan syndrome v2

    The Japan Syndrome

    2013
    Live Album
  • signals ep front

    Signals

    2012
    EP
  • Drome EP Cover Low

    Drome

    2011
    EP
  • Low Speed Detonation Cover

    Low-Speed Detonation

    2009
    Album
  • Chronik I

    Devil's Dance

    2009
    Compilation
  • Toxin VeryLow

    Toxin

    2008
    Album
  • Sacre du Printemps

    Sacre du Printemps (Re​-​edited)

    2007
    Live Album
  • aspects ep

    Aspects

    2004
    EP

Videos

About

Marcel Gschwend aka Bit-Tuner, born 1978 in St. Gallen, lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland

Born and raised in St.Gallen, Bit-Tuner works and lives in Zürich today. He's been producing electronic music with computers, mpcs, synthesizers, bass guitars and a fleet of analogue effect gear. He has a fondness for samples from old records, movies and has also been discovering field recording. Bit-Tuner works with heavy beats, blown up bass sounds, gloomy athmospheres, acid-driven melodies and uproaring soundscapes. His musical field of expression reaches from Experimental Hip-Hop to Electronica, from Bass Music to Noise, Theatre Productions, Fashion Shows and Shortfilm Soundtracks. 

Bit-Tuner has collaborated with various artists like Dani Göldin (Göldin & Bit-Tuner), !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Audio88 & Yassin, IOKOI, Bleubird or Sensational, ...

Remixes: Oddateee (Deadverse Rec.), Sole (Ex-Anticon), Filewile, Tim & Puma Mimi, Kamikaze (Mouthwatering Rec.), Jeans for Jesus, Velvet Two Stripes, ... 

In his energy-driven concerts, Bit-Tuner oscillates between Downbeats, Electronica and Techno, while he pulls his tracks together to become a gloomy, but still euphoric bass monster. Live he has shared the stages with Acts like Kelpe, Jon Hopkins, Otto von Schirach, Ben Frost, Jimi Tenor, Modeselektor, Shackleton, Actress, The Haxan Cloak, The Young Gods, Zomby, …

Quotes:

"Bit-Tuner is the master of booming basswalls and sweeping noises"
- 20minuten

"Lowrider bass sounds and angry distortions drive the St.Gallen born producer Bit-Tuner further. His apocalyptic acid-dub-adventures make the dancing crowd's heads nod, while they enter the heart of electronic darkness more and more - and they tesitfy the state of the art quality that the electronic musician recently reached with his exceptional "Drome EP"."
- m4music

"A wild demonstration of hybrid, urban, electronic music" 
- Xavière Sennac for Bad Bonn Kilbi / Case à Chocs

"Pretty much the best of what Swiss live electronics have to offer. "
- Christoph Linder / DJ Fett / Planet Rock Booking

"Bit-Tuner is a master of electronic sound architecture."
- St. Galler Tagblatt

"Regardless of the multitude of genres I could throw in here, there is no denying that there is an
undercurrent of sound here at he makes all his own; and that has to be applauded."
- Tony Young, Review on blackaudio

 

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