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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Tuner is a duo consisting of King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto and multi-instrumentalist Markus Reuter. Their music is a sharp and bracing fusion of sounds that draws on industrial, prog, punk, techno, and even hip-hop influences to create something likely to capture the attention of a wide spectrum of adventurous listeners. Crimson fans will hone in immediately on the crooked and difficult rhythmic structure of tracks like "Black Well Monotony," while followers of Nine Inch Nails and vintage industrial music will find that song's sonic textures familiar as well. The weird acoustic guitar sound and punky attitude of "White Cake Sky" are both lots of fun, and "Arson ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Tuner is a duo consisting of King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto and multi-instrumentalist Markus Reuter. Their music is a sharp and bracing fusion of sounds that draws on industrial, prog, punk, techno, and even hip-hop influences to create something likely to capture the attention of a wide spectrum of adventurous listeners. Crimson fans will hone in immediately on the crooked and difficult rhythmic structure of tracks like "Black Well Monotony," while followers of Nine Inch Nails and vintage industrial music will find that song's sonic textures familiar as well. The weird acoustic guitar sound and punky attitude of "White Cake Sky" are both lots of fun, and "Arson Dandy" manages to be both quite conventionally hooky and deeply sonically weird at the same time. The album sags in the middle, when several tracks meander aimlessly under the faux-sexy whispers and lip-smacking of guest vocalist Lisa Fletcher. Overall, though, this is a very promising debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • Label: Unsung Records
  • UPC: 633367770721
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 166,899

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 White Cake Sky (3:11)
  2. 2 Black Well Monotony (5:11)
  3. 3 11-11 (10:46)
  4. 4 Pole (6:07)
  5. 5 Gate 9 (2:34)
  6. 6 Stalker (4:19)
  7. 7 So High (0:43)
  8. 8 Dig (4:09)
  9. 9 Down Below (1:52)
  10. 10 Repulsive and Delicious (5:12)
  11. 11 Creatures (1:16)
  12. 12 Pencilhead (4:25)
  13. 13 Arson Dandy (3:26)
  14. 14 U.R.I.M (6:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tuner Primary Artist
Peter Kingsbery Vocals, Vox Organ
Pat Mastelotto Percussion, Drums, Spoken Word, Group Member
Lisa Fletcher Vox Organ
Markus Reuter Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vox Organ, Piano (Grand), Group Member
Pamelia Kurstin Theremin
Roberto Riggio Violin
Laura Scarborough Melodica, Vibes, Wind Organ
Sirenée Vocals
Lisa Fletcher Vocals
Chrysta Bell Vocals
Kristoffer G. Rygg Vocals
Deborah Carter Vocals
Technical Credits
Peter Kingsbery Composer, Engineer
Denis Blackham Mastering
Pat Mastelotto Composer, Producer
Bill Munyon Engineer
Markus Reuter Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Tuner Composer, Audio Production
Fabio Trentini Audio Production
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