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Otherwise known as Norwegian visual and conceptual artist Lars Holdhus, TCF is one of the artists at the forefront of the collision between club genres and more algorhythmic electronic music.

Musically, his compositions refer to both musique concrete and a glitch aesthetic, as well as club genres like hardstyle or hardcore.

An artist interested in code and cryptography, his track titles seem like indecipherable, impersonal numerical strings, and much of his sounds - which chop vocals and stretch found sounds to infinity - sit on the colder side of the electronic divide. However, there's also a great deal of humanity contained in each of the seven tracks here, with the kind of richly emotive synth work you might expect to hear from Oneohtrix Point Never put through the lens of trance music.

 

This 7 track EP is available at Juno Download.

 

 

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I reckon it's quite the task to ask about this in a record shop.

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How the fuck he get my router password? Thanks obamacare

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Give this music a chance. It's some of the most mindboggling stuff I've heard this side of Autechre...

On his Soundcloud page there are quite a few really excellent free downloads, not available on any of his regular releases, like this one.

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I liked 415C47197B98E811FEEB7862288653EC4137FD4EC3DED8B more to be honest

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Thanks for that soundcloud link, pretty good track + quality is a lot better than those Juno samples, that's basically useless for this kind of music. Not really feeling other tracks so far though, I'm a bit turned off by the "hardstyle"ish influences.

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I think is best work so far is his untitled debut album released in October 2013.

Boomkat described it as a "an incredibly lush, head-spinning hit of ultra-modernist electronic composition":

"It's music which quite simply wouldn't exist without the possibilities of contemporary software, but it's the way TCF harness its potential which leaves us utterly in awe. Without little recourse to fixed rhythm, two sides titled with code as cryptic as the music within render a suspended, gravity-free dimension of latticed yet detached polymetrics, a celestial mind wash of atomised structures bewildering as any Xenakis piece but with twisted pop taste for discord and soaring, trance-like sensations comparable with Lorenzo Senni and the head-f**k stratagem of Florian Hecker. Honestly, this one's just essential"

 

But then again Boomkat says this about at least one album every week ;)

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thats the guy btw, was expecting something else to be honest
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thats the guy btw, was expecting something else to be honest

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DAT SWEATER THO

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That's pretty heavy stuff. He should do a collab with DJ Saint-Hubert.

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But then again Boomkat says this about at least one album every week ;)

 

Yeah, artists who work under this agency (which happen to be from Manchester too) all get enormous praise from boomkat and a lot of media coverage for an obscure field they mostly come from. Not too far from p4k tastemaking methods.

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With that sweater he lives in dalston, right?

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That album title is the Shia Lebaouf of electronic album titles.

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Looks like picture day

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That album title is the Shia Lebaouf of electronic album titles.

Apparently it's something to do with the block chain encryption keys used in the BitCoin currency

 

Like what I've heard from the previews, may well have to pick this one up !

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He looks like someone that would think Bitcoin is cool. I bet he has a fedora too.

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Just listen to this beautiful one:

https://soundcloud.com/t-c-f/486669f0e9b8990384108f3d54c6a8f036adeb8bc7108f3d54c6a8f036adeb

 

The sound of an funeral service in the year 3076

 

EDIT: Hang on, it's morphed into a William Basinski track now ?!

EDIT2: It's a mix set. I'm an idiot.

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That album title is the Shia Lebaouf of electronic album titles.

Apparently it's something to do with the block chain encryption keys used in the BitCoin currency

 

Like what I've heard from the previews, may well have to pick this one up !

 

 

Oh, ic. It just seemed kind of pretentious and like a ripoff of other songs like some Analogue Bubblebath tracks.

 

He looks like someone that would think Bitcoin is cool. I bet he has a fedora too.

 

lol

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i read a article he contributed to once that was great. seems like a smart guy, i like his music too, got a few sick mixes on his soundcloud.

 

 

dat sweater tho

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This is fucking amazing

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Sounds like he's trying too hard. But, I'll give it another listen tomorrow because I heard a few moments that were okay.

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Sounds like he's trying too hard.

I got that too. I mostly liked that mix mcbpete posted (I actually made the same mistake thinking it was a track), but besides that I can't really get into it.

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I'm not 100% sure what you guys mean by 'trying too hard' ? In my ears it sounds like they're programmed to darn near perfection - seems more of a positive trait in this era of rather sloppy composition in electronic music [imo]. Kinda reminds me a little of Grischa Lichtenberger, a little of older era OPN, and a little of Mark Van Hoen - so aye looking forward to picking this up on release!

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Checked this out on spotify today. Some lovely textural stuff! Is there a physical version?

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