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16th March 2015
10″ + digital
0A EE 5B 4C C1 CF 9D BA 1A 6E 80 68 FC 4E 98 93 DF C1 37 4F 22 70 DB 0D 5F 66 80 CA 41 57 92 35
2F D4 DB 24 C9 41 D3 50 6E D2 05 2B 26 D6 96 3A AB 28 C8 D7 CC F6 C1 57 BA 77 98 51 D8 CF D8 82
B5 10 C5 57 79 4C D9 1D 63 E0 52 1D AC 62 E1 96 B4 EE A5 CF 1B 2F 91
Bonus 1-4 are available with the free download code.
Ekster is pleased to present EKS005 from the Norwegian product TCF.
This white 10” inch vinyl record titled “NLeZ7tnzzjTXBsMtD1OO0xPEZ0MmnSKsGZA/yHfSV1gfKH+//xR9oW+uUJO4i3N0lRghdsuEoRSOKjJMZApfoA==” comes in an edition of 200 copies with 15 grams of Shiu Xian (???) from the Wuyi Mountains. Vacuum packed in a silk-screened silver bag with download code, collaboratively designed by TCF & Victor Robyn. Following up TCF’s last release “415C47197F78E811FEEB7862288306EC4137FD4EC3DED8B” this record deals with his obsession with tea, the history of the tea trade and computational frameworks.
TCFX: Simulated and infested with Prussian Blue, like a virtual trauermarsch for mourning computer clusters. In an attempt on imitating the intimate parts of human music performance the Abyssopelagic hymns and the virtual shipwrecked tea clippers merges into simple numbers and code. Executed by TCF for his own personal entertainment. While the wind is blowing heavy from a Corsair, a constructed adulteration of tea with gypsum and cyanide is enjoyed from a gentlewoman in white. Can I hear some compositional artifacts in the rendering process? The Ambassador was said to be “very cranky and overmasted”. While going at a good clip, the water sprite spreads it’s dark shadow over TCF’s neurological binary. It inspects the 1260° fire with a zinc white gaze. A morphed topological simulation of charcoal fired leaves safely packed in plastic and Aluminum. Enjoy your cuppa while it lasts.
TCF (Aedrhlsomrs Lauecehrofn) is an ordered list of elements of finite possible plaintexts, finite possible cyphertexts, finite possible keys, and the encryption and decryption algorithms which correspond to each key. If ‘My last vinyl’ becomes ‘ym alst ilnyv’, what might seem like a trivial simple rearrangement scheme reveals another key to TCF’s practice.
Ekster is a Belgian record label based in Antwerp, founded by Victor Robyn in May 2013. Ekster is releasing a personal selection of electronic compositions with a great variety of styles from artists like Hiele, Hantrax and Jack N. Riot.
TCF’s release on Liberation Technologies