The upcoming release “The China Syndrome” by Bit-Tuner is a premiere in two ways: First of all, it’s the first release on Hula Bytes and therefore sets a high standard for the future output.
Secondly, The China Syndrome is Bit-Tuner’s first live album: recorded in the intimate setting of the Helsinki Klub, Bit-Tuner unfolds a sound trip over almost 75 minutes – in his demanding style, he combines rhythmical elements with field recordings.
Equipped with a recorder, Bit-Tuner had gone hunting for sounds, rhythms and tones in distant China. Between the noisy cities of Beijing and Shanghai, he found well known and outlandish sounds: within the humming traffic, in parks and in backyards. Gas cookers in restaurants, old mopeds and squeaking bicycles in the narrow alleys, and people singing in the park.
Bit-Tuner layers the captured sounds one by one – many samples remain raw. He combines and loops fragments, scraps of conversations, rattling snap-shots of sound. Minimal beats are added upon and deep bass lines form the base. The billowing synthesizers are played live, phrase by phrase. Over the whole duration of the live-set, Bit-Tuner develops a irresistible gravity and leads us into a distant, but well known city.
Bit-Tuner: The China Syndrome
Release Feb. 8th, 2013 – more infos: http://www.hulahoneys.net
The IOIC promotes the image of silent film and its representation in the form of live setting
to music. The IOIC China Tour presents the season’s highlights to a Chinese audience
in Beijing and Shanghai. The tour with 11 Swiss and 7 Chinese musicians and
sound artists of various age groups and styles of music actively promotes the exchange
between the various genres. One of its focuses is the exchange of Swiss and
Chinese musicians mainly in the field of improvisation.
Trailer Music by Bit-Tuner
Track from the Brandnew Signals EP.
Released by: Hula Honey Records
Release date: May 18, 2012
Yeah! New Track from my upcoming Record: Signals EP! Release Date: May 18th 2012 on Hula Honeys Records
One year after his „Drome EP“, Bit-Tuner hits back with the „Signals EP“!