or what are Tin.RP?
is a noise /power electronics project made by my wife BšL and I.
Unlike most other electronica projects, there are lyrics and voices
in our tracks (don't ask me why, i don't know, we feel it that way).
Tin.RP's music is made entirely with computers but not in a classical
way. I see many people using computers to have a perfect crystal-clear
are the exact opposite (the dark side, maybe) : we use software
bugs a lot -so we use a lot of crashing beta versions and old softwares-,
we don't fight against clicks (we leave them alone), we don't fight
digital distorsion (we look for it), we use lots of degraded to
2-4 bits sounds. Making non-commercial music with only a computer
has been possible for a long time now (see the enormous atari /amiga
scene), but became much easier and cheaper now that computers really
are objects to show-to-your-neighbours-so-they-can-see-you're-an-up-to-date-person,
just like your DVD player or your 16/9 telly : this is pure irony,
too. Home computers took the music out of the hands of professionals
by force, as i wrote on our homepage.
me about the new album
new album is called "Hun_geR" : it's been inspired mainly by Knut
Hamsun's book but also by the strange behaviour we have in the so-called
civilized countries with food. The book is a lot about "trips" (the
hero undergoes at first then wants to use to write /create) created
by sustained starvation, so there are small 1-2' length tracks between
the long ones called "the StarvinG series". We made about 15-20
of these tracks (each was made in less than 20 minutes with a mono
modular synth created for it) and selected some to put on the album.
Depending on your equipment (and due to the cd-burning method) there
may or may not be 10 seconds of silence before or after the 13 original
tracks : this is one of the software bugs i was talking about. We
called this track "StarvingSilence", of course.
album is on CD-extra with webpages replacing the usual paper interface
-not really replacing because there is still a small paper interface.
The package is folded black paper made by hand by BšL.
tried to get DHR interested in the band, didn't you?
sent a copy of the first Tin.RP album ("BattleZone") to DHR. Nothing
came back, not even a simple email ("your music is shit, keep it"
or "you're on the right way, keep on working", nothing), so I wrote
a rather aggressive mail to them about 6 months later. Well, Mrs
Gillian answered herself, it seems, and thank her for that - i mean
exchanged a few (very) aggressive emails over a few days, but she
said she was ill and had a broken rib and I was exhausted because
i worked a lot at that time, so "normal speech" didn't seem possible,
she even asked me to make a track entitled "fuck you gillian at
DHR" if i wasn't satisfied, ain't that funny ?. I came out of that
with a negative feeling about myself and about DHR. Well : is our
first album not good enough to deserve a polite listening (this
is possible) ? Are "independant" labels too busy advertising for
their pals to listen to the music people send them (that's not what
they SAY, but i can assure you that's what most do -not staalplaat,
though)? Is the music business so hard there's no room for amateurs
(that's not what they say neither)?
you set up Burning Emptiness
sending our first album to almost every independant label we knew
-and getting NO answer except from New Fidelity and Staalplaat that
reviewed it in vital weekly (under the wrong name of "first floppy"),
we thought we'd better do things ourselves and started to think
what we could do.
Inc. is not a real record label (since we don't seem to be able
to sell anything.) We burn the CDs and make the floppies at home,
BšL designs and makes the packages, I write the words on them when
there are, that's it. BurningEmptiness Inc. is two bands now : Tin.RP
and PRESSURE a joke-about-metal band from belgium.
the Noise Research Program?
NRP (Groupe de Recherche Bruitiste) is a joke we made after the
Groupe de Recherche Musicale, bands /artists making 1minute tracks
you can download from our website tinrp.free.fr
there are 5 tracks for now and we're looking for more... The rules
are simple: less than 1Mb (all formats accepted including old tracker
ones), any style as soon as it is noise-oriented (lofi electronica,
metal, industrial, whatever). The point would be to make a compilation
out of that : can you imagine a 74-80 track compilation on a CD
other French bands should we look out for?
(to my point, best experimental ambient project in the world), Blue
Baboon, Aspic, Darky;
these people have been my friends for almost 10 years now and make
all very good music in different styles. Celluloid Mata, Imminent
Starvation, Mlada Fronta. There's one of the world's best metal
bands in France, too : SUP.
there any chance of seeing you play live over here?
ask and pay us the trip and we'll come gladly..
can get a copy of Hun_ger through Tin.RP's web site at http://tinrp.free.fr
or by writing to DEL NISTA, Résidence Michelet DeLattre /
B2 - 5 boulevard du maréchal Koenig, 13009 Marseille, France
"We distribute the products through the CareWare system. Send us
something to show you care about the music - email poems, your albums,
software, a picture, a nice letter, whatever - and you'll get music."