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Tetine’s Bruno Verner revives Slum Dunk with a set of Film Tapes 1991 - 1995, written in São Paulo a long time before he was making mutant baile funk for Soul Jazz. Shares something of a strange, other or 4th worldly nature with experimental material written by Mitar Subotić aka Rex Ilusivii and recently issued by Offen Music, or even playful elements of that ace ‘Jan Zonder Vrees’ OST on STROOM 〰
“Film Tapes [1991-1995] is a collection of eight experimental pieces composed for film and video works. Written by Bruno Verner of Brazilian duo Tetine as he lived in São Paulo in the early 1990, these pieces were produced in an old four-channel Tascan tape-recorder in an improvised home studio, set in the living room of flat-share in downtown São Paulo.
Extracted from cassete tapes, these tracks were inspired by the humid climate and the concrete dystopian architecture of São Paulo's city centre. They are mostly tense, discordant and melodic (ambient) soundscapes, developed around rhythm & repetition structures and building orchestral and epic sonorities in conjunction with impressionistic, chromatic and atonal motives.
These pieces were also autobiographical impressions of the city's social architecture and its space (and time). In other words, an attempt to sonically 'translate' its viaducts and overpasses, street vendors, register offices, sex saunas, bars and clubs, bus terminals, modernist buildings, parks and old departments stores. This is made by a combination of electronics, cello, trumpets, saxophones, piano, flute and organ.”