Thomas Dimuzio - Mono::Poly
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"Dimuzio bears comparison with DJ Spooky in his grasp of sonic futurism, but where Spooky's work thrives on dub - the delays and recalls of paranoid consciousness - this is clean edged and fleeting, a music of high speed planes, trains and generators. If King Crimson had studied under Edgar Varese." - Matt Ffytche, The Wire
Thomas Dimuzio is one of those unsung artistic figures whose influence and abilities have substantially outstripped his visibility. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, experimental electronic musician and recording studio owner, Dimuzio has been busy doing his thing(s) since the late 1980s with critically acclaimed releases issued by the legendary house of audio misanthropy, RRRecords and former Henry Cow drummer (and current Dimuzio collaborator) Chris Cutler's well-regarded ReR Megacorp label. Equally fluent in a nearly every contemporary post-techno style, Dimuzio's work clearly demonstrates an insider's knowledge of older experimental musical forms such as musique concréte and electroacoustic, as well as contemporary ambient-industrial and noise.
Mono.Poly is Dimuzio's first recording since 1999's Quake, an ReR-issued edition of live improv performances with Chris Cutler. A double CD set, Mono.Poly anthologizes selections of Dimuzio's live work on his own and in collaboration with fellow experimental musicians, moving across multiple genre and cultural boundaries. Spanning the years 1997-2002, each track on this anthology displays Dimuzio pushing the enevelope of contemporary processing technology to truly epic, post-rock proportions. Featuring the talents of Invisibl Skratch Pikl DJ Q-Bert, Tigerbeat6 hip-hop deconstructionist Wobbly, Illusion of Safety, Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Nick Didovsky, Scott Jenerik and more, Mono::Poly is a terrific introduction to a brilliant artist working at the top of his form.