Tone LeStrange | I, Witness...

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I, Witness...

by Tone LeStrange

Bass & Drum grooves with an overlay of "vocals" taken from the voices of TV, movies and radio creating an ironic, satirical, humorous, yet poignant collage.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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1. I, Witness...
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2. Watch the Skies
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3. M.y.o.b.
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4. Love & Sacrifice
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5. Bailout
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6. Conversation
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7. Paradise
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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In 1987, visual artists The Abbottos (Doug and Judy Alderfer) approached Baird Hersey (aka Tone LeStrange) to write music to accompany a show of their art work.

Primarily collage, their pieces used found objects from newspaper and magazine illustrations/advertisements, commercial product labels, and photographs from various sources. The work is ironic, satirical, humorous, and yet sometimes poignant.

Using this same model, Baird collaged "vocals" for his drum & bass oriented pieces from the audio of television news and advertising, movies and radio. This being before the time of large memory samplers, the "vocal" track was compiled on a cassette machine.

Hersey and the Alderfers later performed as The ATVs. Doug and Judy used a single mounted overhead video camera and boxes and boxes of found paper images to improvise real time collages. They were accompanied by improvisations by Baird who used a computer to drive bass & drums, and synthesizers parts, a cassette machine to play taped "vocal" tracks, and electronic drum pads to fire sound samples and open noise gates revealing short sections of tape loops.


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